December 03, 2015
I don't know about you, but there are still remnants of Thanksgiving dinner sitting in the bottom of our refrigerator. Thanks to the modern commodities like containers and plastic wrap, one is able to keep their food fresh longer. But is there a cost to our bodies and the environment from all the plastic we use in the kitchen?
Thankfully there is a renewable and environmental alternative to those miles of plastic wrap clinging to our ocean floors — and just so auntie's famous apple pie can last a few extra days!?
It comes from our amazing and under-appreciated friends, the honeybees! The ultra crafty brains behind the Vermont-based company Bee's Wrap™ has created a solution that is reusable, washes clean in cool water and is made of beeswax, organic cotton, organic jojoba oil and tree resin.
But It's not just about wrapping sandwiches in a cute way. Bee's Wraps actually keep homemade bread, cheese, vegetables, and salad bowls fresh and covered, for days. Simply by using the warmth of your hands to mold the Bee's Wrap, you naturally create a seal that, as it cools, stiffens and hold its shape. These wraps allow for food to stay fresh naturally as antibacterial properties of the beeswax and jojoba oil help to keep food tasty. What's more, you can reuse them again and again for as long as you'd like.
Why beeswax? As you may already know, plastic wrap is a wasteful, single-use, petroleum-based product. It can be harmful in the long run when storing food with plastic, especially the BPA chemical that is now known to leach toxins into the food we feed to our family, ourselves, and loved ones. What's perfect is that Beeswax cotton wraps are reusable and a wonderful alternative that looks pretty cute too!
If you're game to give them a try (trust, you won't be disappointed), or if you’re looking to find a more unique gift for the environmentally conscious people in your life, stop by our shop in Northampton or grab a few in assorted colors and sizes from our online shop!
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