A set of three beeswax wraps made by the lovely Spring Bee.
These wraps have the added benefits of jojoba oil and pine resin, which makes them sticky and close to the feel of cling film. Note that beeswax wraps will alter slightly depending on temperature - soften in the heat and harden in the cold.
This starter pack includes 3 sizes and is designed to help ease your plastic free living. Small - 8" x 8" Medium - 10" x 10" Large - 12" x 12".
Beeswax wraps are handmade and therefore have some variation in size and shape. Please also note that the sets may vary (i.e. the patterns that are S, M, L may not be the same variation as in the picture).
To use: Simply cover the item with the wrap and press the sides. The warmth of your hands will create a seal. Use to cover a bowl or as a wrap for sandwiches. Not suitable for hot food, raw meat or fish. Do not use hot water or use in the microwave.
To clean: Clean with warm water and mild detergent, gently wipe wrap down and leave to dry.
Wraps will form creases and look a bit tired over time. To refresh, simply place between two sheets of greaseproof paper and iron, then hang up to dry.
Ingredients: 100% cotton fabric, Beeswax, 100% pure jojoba oil, Pine resin.
Beeswax Wraps (Set of 3)
What does it replace and is it an improvement?
Beeswax wraps are a reusable alternative to plastic cling film. They are water resistant, biodegradable and eco-friendly.
They can be used for anything that you would normally use cling film for. For example, I use them to cover bowls in the fridge when they have leftovers in, but I know others who use them to wrap their sandwiches in.
We can usually pick up cling film fairly cheap these days on the high street and in supermarkets, so I can understand that spending £10 on three wraps seems extortionate in comparison. However, the way that I see it is we may as well throw our money away because that is essentially the nature of cling film. We buy it to use for a very short period of time (sometimes only a few hours), and then throw it away after use.
As the wraps are reusable, they can be used for a much longer period of time as a replacement so will save a number of rolls of cling film being bought in the long run. Spring Bee have also provided instructions above for how to 'refresh' the wraps so you can keep them going for longer.
What is my review?
From an aesthetic point of view, I love the fact that the wraps are brightly coloured and patterned. They give me a lot more satisfaction to look at in my kitchen. But practically, I think the wraps work great. As mentioned above, I tend to use them to cover up leftovers in the fridge. A bit of warmth from your hands and the wraps stick nicely to the bowl, and the food remains fresh so they must create a decent seal.
My rating: 8/10
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