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If you are a regular here at Gypsy Soul then you may remember a while ago when I made my own reusable beeswax wraps with a friend. We wanted to reduce the amount of single-use plastic we were using in our kitchen.
Considering we were complete novices to reusable wrap making they turned out pretty well. I still use them to this day although they are now in need of a new coating, I just haven’t got around to it yet.
I was recently contacted by BeeBee Wraps to see if I’d like to try out their reusable wraps. I said yes as I was intrigued to find out how they differed from our homemade versions.
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‘BeeBee Wraps are reusable beeswax food wraps that offer a sustainable alternative to plastic’
BeeBee Wraps CEO & founder, Kath Austin, created the wraps in her own kitchen. Kath spent months experimenting with different formulas until she came up with the perfect wraps and BeeBee Wraps was born.
‘The wraps are ethical and sustainable from cotton grower through to production.’
I was sent the three mixed size beeswax food wraps. Large Wrap (33cm x 33cm), 1 Medium Wrap (26cm x 26cm), 1 Small Wrap (18cm x 18cm). These particular wraps cost £14.00.
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Beautiful : Sustainable : Ethical : Plastic-Free : Less Food Waste
The wraps work from the heat of your hands. You simply place the wrap over the bowl or plate you wish to cover and then mould it around with your hands. Once they are in the fridge they set even better.
The wraps contain tree resin and jojoba both of which are anti-bacterial and natural preservatives.
When you have finished using them, you just wipe them down with washing up liquid and warm water and leave to dry.
When they come to the end of their life you can put them into your compost, so no waste. If you take care of your wraps they should last up to a year. You can find a tutorial on the BeeBee Wraps website for refreshing your wraps to make them last longer.
You cannot use the wraps in the microwave, dishwasher or oven they are purely for wrapping food. They are flammable, burning slowly like candles, and so make perfect firelighters at the end of their life.
My Thoughts on the Wraps
I have to admit that these wraps are a LOT better than my homemade ones. They stick so much better to the plates. I think that is because of the oils in them which we didn’t use.
I’m really happy with them and would definitely recommend them to others that want to reduce the amount of single-use plastic they use in their home. They are the perfect alternatives to cling film.
Where Can You Buy Them
You can buy BeeBee Wraps from a range of stockist which you can find on their website or you can buy them directly from the BeeBee Wraps website.
This is a collaborative post with BeeBee Wraps. I was sent these wraps for the purpose of this review. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.