Summer beeswax food wraps
Looking to have a picnic in this gorgeous weather, how about using these summery beeswax food wraps.
If your are trying to cut down on single use plastics, these beeswax wraps can be an alternative to cling film or foil. They are washable, reusable and compostable. The wraps are made from 100% cotton fabric that has been treated with a mixture of beeswax, pine resin and jojoba oil. The beeswax has water resistant properties, both the beeswax and jojoba oil have anti-bacterial properties and the pine resin gives the fabric that 'stickiness' so it will stick to itself. The wraps will initially smell of pine resin and beeswax and they can appear sticky, but this will disappear with time. Because the wraps are handmade the sizes are approximate. The wraps can be washed in luke warm water with a mild soap. If the water is too hot it will melt the beeswax. Do not put them in the dishwasher or microwave for the same reason. Do not use the wraps with raw meat or fish. As previously stated the wraps are reusable, but after having a lot of use they can look crumpled and tired, you can rejuvenate them. Preheat the oven to 100 degrees Celsius , put some baking parchment down onto a baking tray and put the wrap on top. Put the baking tray in the oven for 2-3 minutes. Once the wax has re-melted take the wrap out by the corner and hang up to cool. Your wrap will be revitalised.