Plastic and glass are still the most popular choices to wrap leftovers or pack for lunch. However, it is not always the best solution, because a container might take up too much space and plastic wraps should be avoided as they are non-eco-friendly.
Beeswax wraps are gaining in popularity and this with very good reasons. This great alternative of reusable organic cloth coated in beeswax is natural, sustainable, and is perfect to wrap foods, cover bowls, or pack a sandwich.
We would like to remind you that these wraps are not suitable for freezing or for heating. If you are handy and love crafts, you can easily make these wraps yourself, but if you are like us, you will purchase them. Our overview will help you to find the best beeswax wrap for your needs.
Also read : How to store food in a sustainable way
Overview of best beeswax wraps
- Best Overall – Bee’s Wrap Assorted Set of 3
- Best flexible – Navega Beeswax Food Wrap roll
- Best for large items – Bee’s Wrap Extra Large XXL Roll
How to care
Beeswax melts at 64°C and we recommend rinsing or washing the wraps under cold running water with mild soap if necessary. You can then air dry them, and with proper care and depending on how often they’re used, they will last for up to a year.
Bees produce anti-bacterial properties, called propolis, a sticky material to seal holes in the beehives. This said, it isn’t anti-viral or anti-fungal and therefore it is not recommended to use for raw meat, poultry or fish.
Short-term wrapping of leftovers, sandwiches, pieces of fruit or nuts to take away are perfect uses for these sustainable wraps. Use the natural warmth of your hands to create an air-tight seal over bowls, jars, or other containers to keep food fresh for longer. The beeswax wrap will hold its shape when it cools. You can straighten the wrap in the same way as you give shape to seal over bowls.
Reviews of best beeswax wraps
Best Overall – Bee’s Wrap Assorted Set of 3
This handmade set includes three pre-cut sheets of different sizes with attractive prints to cover foods of differing sizes. Wrap a piece of fruit in the smallest while the largest sheet can cover up to a small loaf of bread. The sheets are made from organic cotton with beeswax, jojoba oil, and tree resin, which all have antibacterial properties. The brand is well trusted and the sheets have a nice scent of beeswax and a good level of flexibility for easy packing.
Best flexible – Navega Beeswax Food Wrap roll
You get a roll, similar to cling wrap or aluminium foil, which makes it convenient to cut the exact size you need for your food items. The width remains but you can choose the length and cover or wrap larger pieces. The organic cotton is coated with harvested beeswax, organic jojoba oil, and tree resin. Like other pre-cut wraps, it is reusable, and helps reduce waste, while keeping food fresh for longer. This beeswax food wrap separates itself from competitors because it is odourless whereas other wraps have a beeswax scent.
Best for large items – Bee’s Wrap Extra Large XXL Roll
If you always need big sheets, try this XXL roll of 14”x52” (35cm x 132cm). As with all beeswax products at Bee’s Wrap this large roll is handmade organic cotton with beeswax, jojoba oil, and tree resin, which have antibacterial properties. The nicely scented beeswax wrap can be cut with scissors to create your own shapes and sizes for plastic free food storage.