Why our wraps really
I love what I do.
In a small but important way, I help people reduce their household waste, live more sustainably and care for our planet.
My journey started a few years ago when I was left feeling very disappointed with the reusable beeswax wraps I had bought. They no longer stuck and weren’t keeping my cheese fresh.
I’m not one to give up easily, so after months of research, trial and improvement I created wraps that worked really, really well. I was so thrilled and just had to share them with others to help them live a better life too. While many other brands of beeswax wraps have the same or similar ingredients to mine, the ratios and how heavily they are coated can make ALL the difference to their longevity!
Our 100% cotton wraps are made using only natural ingredients that have been thoughtfully selected to create a product that will do what it’s supposed to: keep your food fresh without the use of nasty plastics. And that reduces both food waste and pollution. It’s that simple!
What is in our beeswax wraps?
The beeswax I use is collected from beekeepers all around New Zealand and processed in Geraldine, a beautiful town in the South Island.
People have traditionally used beeswax to preserve food for thousands of years. Beeswax wraps are a simple, modern way of continuing this tradition.
Beeswax is a natural substance secreted by honey bees when they build their honeycombs. It does not spoil or become rancid. Effectively it has no use-by date!
We use it to make our wraps because it makes them moisture-proof and locks out air that would otherwise spoil our food. It also has powerful antibacterial properties that reduce the risk of food contamination.
This ingredient is what makes our beeswax wraps work so well!
Resin is the natural sap that trees create to protect their trunks and branches from infection. When warmed by your hands, the resin in the beeswax wrap becomes slightly sticky. This makes the fabric pliable enough to wrap around food as well as tacky enough to adhere to itself and the surface of your bowls and dishes, creating an airtight seal.
Our tree resin is sourced from another Kiwi company in Nelson, South Island. This amazing substance is also water-resistant and naturally antibacterial which keeps your wraps hygienic for many months.
Organic Jojoba Oil
Jojoba oil is the organic liquid extracted from the beans of the plant which grows in Argentina. This incredible oil is actually a wax with many beneficial qualities. It is naturally antimicrobial, antibacterial and antifungal. That simply means that it will help to keep your Bee Green wrap and your food fresh and hygienic.
The jojoba oil also makes our wraps soft and malleable so that they can be shaped and moulded around your food and crockery without cracking.
See the difference for yourself
I am incredibly proud of the high-quality food wraps we sell at Bee Green. I know that they keep food fresh and allow us to drastically reduce the amount of plastic going into our landfills and oceans.
If you’ve been sitting on the fence, nervous to ditch the clingfilm and make the change, I encourage you to try out our Three Pack to see for yourself. I am more than happy to answer any questions you have.