The Truth About Beeswax Food Wraps
Even though we are new to the market with not enough customers to be getting feedback on products like ecotseco’s Beeswax Food Wrap from we have come across some feedback from users of major e-commerce platforms. After our research, we have noticed that most of the customers who have bought identical to our products are having similar complaints.
In this blog, we will try and give you a more detailed description of beeswax food wraps and what to expect of it as a product.
The first thing you should know about beeswax food wraps is that it is not a cling film or a plastic wrap. It will not do the same job. A lot of people expect it to be just as good and as simple to use. It really isn’t but you will get used to it. Think of it as a new sweater you just bought. Not as comfy and fitting as your old one but in time you get to love it just as much as the old one. Except here you are saving the planet.
It is not as flexible as cling film and it is a bit sticky, so you’ll have to wash your hands (which I am sure we are all really good at it by now). The plates/bowls/cups you used it for might be a bit sticky from it too as if you took a label off. They’ll need a bit of extra scrub to remove the beeswax left from the wrap.
You cannot and should not wrap meats in it for example. The cloth is absorbent and even after you wash it, it may still be contaminated. Use a bowl or a plate for the meat and wrap that with the beeswax food wrap.
It is not a sponge, but the base is still made from cloth, usually organic cotton like ours. However, anyone with allergies should keep in mind that there is the possibility of cross-contamination of food and should be careful. If for example a member of the household is allergic to strawberries and another member had wrapped their fruit salad that had strawberries the day before they should use a different food wrap even if the cloth is washed.
A good practice is either each member to have their own beeswax food wraps or designate each cloth for a specific product or group of products.
We as a retailer, obviously do not want to discourage you from using one but want you to know what to expect from this product and not to be disappointed once you decide to move forward and help the environment.
Here are some tips on how to get the best of your ecotseco beeswax food wrap:
- Do not use it directly on the food where possible. Put the food in a plate/bowl and then wrap the tableware. This applies especially for cheese.
- If you use it for a cut avocado, put some lemon juice on it before you wrap it. This rule applies in general. The lemon preserves the avocado and it doesn’t darken as fast
- Use the wrapped products within 24hrs. Also, a general rule for opened food products, even if wrapped in cling film.
- Always wash the beeswax food wrap after use.
- Do not leave it under direct heat
- For more on how to best take care of the beeswax food wrap, you can read here
We understand that it is not as convenient as the single-use plastic products available on the market. We understand that it takes extra effort, but we promise you that it is worth it. Plastic wraps are one of the worst single used plastic enemies of this world because they are impossible to recycle and are left in landfills, rivers, lakes and oceans for decades.
Be part of the change and make the effort!
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