I’m sold on beeswax wraps for my house. But recently I’ve started giving them as gifts, and let me tell you, they’ve been a huge hit. Birthdays, Christmas, house warming gift, these wraps always fit!
- They’re 100% environmentally friendly, biodegradable sustainable replacements for plastic wrap and baggies.
Bees wax food wraps are an amazing alternative to plastic wrap/Saran wrap and plastic baggies. Unlike plastic wraps that are currently littering our planet, they are 100% biodegradable, so when you’ve maxed them out, you can just toss them in your compost pile or garden.
- They’re super easy to use
So maybe it’s just me and I’m super clumsy, but using beeswax wraps is so much easier than plastic wrap. No sharp teeth to slice your finger on, and no problem with it sticking to itself in one giant mess as plastic wrap always seems to do.
Fold or roll the edges.
You simply create a seal with the beeswax wrap by using the warmth of your hands to slightly soften and warm the wrap, then press.
As the wrap cools, the seal is set.
- They’re budget friendly
Yes, the initial investment is more than a roll of plastic wrap, but these are the most budget friendly wax wraps on the market. Yeah, Kentucky Home’s prices are less than half of their competitors. Not to mention with proper care, even with daily use, they last a year. At that point the tacky nature of them begins to wear.
- They clean up easily and last a full year of daily use
In order to clean your beeswax wrap after use, you simply wash in cool soapy water, and lay out to dry. You don’t want to use hot water because it will make them less tacky. They cannot be put in the microwave or dishwasher. After using them daily, and I mean daily, I never dreamed they’d last as long as they have. A full year!
- They smell like summer
Seriously. These beeswax wraps are cotton that has been dipped in harvested bees wax. Not to mention the jojoba oils and Pine resin used, they smell fresh and amazing. Much more appealing than the industrial-chemical smell of a roll of plastic wrap.
- They allow my children to help pack their own lunches
Because they aren’t wrestling with a giant roll of plastic wrap with sharp metal teeth, I now can allow my children to help pack their own lunches. They can wrap their own sandwiches, veggie sticks, and granola bars. Huge mom win.
The wax and jojoba oil prevents the juices from the fruit to leak out once it’s sealed.
- They’re BPA free, chemical free, dye free, safe for my family
It’s hard to read every label of every product I bring in my house, but we’re all trying to make our homes a greener, safer place for ourselves and our loved ones. All of those small changes I make in my house are tiny successes for my family, so these wraps were an easy switch on this point alone.
- They’re the perfect gift for the person who has it all
You have that friend, or in-law, or sister who has it all, right? Yeah, me too. So I maybe bought several packs of these as Christmas presents. I am so practical I enjoy getting gifts I can actually put to use. I hate to give someone something that gets chucked into the “donate” box. So when I give these as gifts I know they’ll be used…and hey, if they do toss them, as least they’re 100% biodegradable!
- They allow me to play an active role in creating a culture of social change.
By making these subtle changes, I’m setting an example for all my friends and family that visit my home. It also teaches my children that we have a responsibility to take care of our beautiful planet. Maybe, just maybe, it’ll help someone else turn to green solutions in their own home.
- They’re handmade by a Kentucky boy on a Kentucky farm
I love when I have the opportunity to buy products made in the USA, but when you kind of know the back story, it makes it even more awesome. The beeswax is harvested on a farm in the plains of Iowa, and the Pine resin is tapped from trees deep in the South. The jojoba oil is 100% pure organic oil. Even the cotton is domestically made. These ingredients are then sent to the rolling hills of rural Kentucky where they’re hand dipped daily in the bees wax. The machine used to warm the wax and help create the wraps was designed and hand welded by a local craftsman. It’s a beautiful example of nature and craftsmanship coming together to create something that uses minimal energy to help sustain our planet.
Technically, I could give you ten MORE reasons why these are awesome holiday gifts, but I think you get the idea. If someone eats, has a kitchen, and lives on this planet, then beeswax food wraps are the perfect gift.
If you want to get crafty, check out my DIY Beeswax food wraps project and make them on your own!
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