10 Ways to Use Beeswax Wraps
I discovered beeswax wraps about a year ago. As with most things I end up trying out, I discovered it via Instagram (or was it Facebook?) when posts by The Beeswax Wraps Co. kept popping up on my account. After a while of liking all their posts I contacted the creators, Carly & Fran, and they recommended I start out with a family pack, which included:
- 2 x large
- 4 x medium (mixture of designs for the whole family)
- 4 x small (mixture of designs for the whole family)
We have put this pack together so you have enough wraps for everyone’s lunch boxes, plus 2 large wraps for covering bread and any leftovers, The Beeswax Wrap Co.
I also added a Bread wrap as we do eat a crazy amount of bread in our family and I was on the lookout for a way to keep the loaves made from the bread machine fresh all day.
My wraps arrived shortly after I ordered them and I loved them straight away. As indicated on the website, the wraps came in a mixture of designs, half for the kids, and half for the grown ups, and all really lovely!
My Love for Beeswax Wraps
Not only did I love the fabrics, but I also absolutely love the smell: they smell of beautiful honey. If you’re not a fan of honey, then maybe these aren’t for you. Personally though I love it and feel it goes beautifully when wrapping food with it. My sister also bought some wraps from a small business in Australia and she said hers don’t smell of honey, just wax. So you can always check directly with your supplier.
It took me a little while to get going with the beeswax wraps… I wanted to investigate how to make the most of them and when I could use my beeswax wraps. But since I’ve started using them, I am loving their versatility and love finding new ways to make the most of them!
Here are my top 10 ways to use your beeswax wraps:
Wrap leftover fruit and veg
- An obvious one but still good to be reminded. Not only will it make your fridge look really pretty, but it also truly help your fruit and veg staying fresh for longer. A useful tip for avocado lovers: leave the pit in the avocado to stop it turning brown.
- Beeswax Wraps really help bread stay fresh longer. Whether it’s loaves from the bread machine, the market, super market or loafs like spelt bread wrapped in plastic but doesn’t close properly once opened, beeswax wraps are amazing at keeping bread at its’ best for longer (as well as looking pretty!).
Perfect for picnics
- I love using our beeswax wraps for our picnics! The kids recently went on a school trip and it felt so great wrapping their sandwiches, mini saucissons, cheese and fruit in the various wraps we have. The picnic looked and smelt amazing, and I felt great knowing it was all reusable rather than plastic that would go in the bin after just one use!
Wrap & Serve
- As well as wrapping your picnics with the beeswax wraps, you can use the wraps as plates instead of paper/plastic plates. Extra win as it means less washing up, remaining eco-friendly and less to carry there and back.
Cover Food Recipients
- As great as Summer and eating outdoors is, it does usually bring flies and other insects flying around (and sometimes in!) our food and drinks. Beeswax wraps can be used to cover bowls, jugs, platters of food until it’s ready to be consumed. Their wax consistency means they can be moulded to most shapes of recipients. A saviour for the hot days!
Make a wrap box
- These are super cute and if you make one slightly bigger than the other you can make a lid for the box, and transport it with you for picnics, lunches, snacks etc… I was going to try and explain how to make one to you, but then realised that the clever people at The Beeswax Wraps Co had already made a really good video doing just that, which you can find here.
Use it as a piping bag
- I’ll be honest, I’m generally a little heavy handed when it comes to piping and struggle with the ready made piping bags you can buy… However the beeswax wraps make it a lot easier, as the fabric as a little strength to it rather than being all floppy.
Wrap bar of soap / shampoo
- I’ve been using shampoo, after shampoo and soap in a bar form lately, in my efforts to reduce my plastic use. I am loving this change and can feel a great impact on my hair and skin too. The problem comes when moving around a lot (that’s what not having a house yet and moving all over France will do to you!) it was tricky to transport these bars. Beeswax wraps are great for transporting them, as they keep them nice and dry, and they don’t get damaged wrapped this way.
- Since making more of a conscious effort towards recycling, a big pet hate has been wrapping paper. When Christmas came and went, seeing all that wrapping paper going to the bin after just one use made me really unhappy, and some wrapping paper (think the shiny, glittery ones for example) aren’t even recyclable at all. I’m preparing a list of Creative +Eco-Friendly Ways to Wrap Gifts, and beeswax wraps are on it. They’re a great reusable gift wrap for your gifts to loved ones!
- Possibly my favourite way to wrap them (strangely enough!): use your beeswax wraps to wrap your flowers with! Reusable, and they make a gorgeous, original wrap for your favourite blooms!
So there you are, 10 ways to make the most of your beeswax wraps. Are you familiar with these already? Do you use your wraps in ways that aren’t listed on here? I’d love to hear from you and see your photos of your uses for beeswax wraps!
* * * This is not a sponsored post. I have personally bought and used beeswax wraps, and the opinions used are my own. The photos and videos belong to The Beeswax Wraps Co * * *