Why I Started Using Beeswax Wraps
As an artist who spends a lot of time on the go and in the kitchen, it’s important for me to be environmentally conscious. In the past I was using plastic Tupperware or disposable to-go containers. I loved Pyrex glass containers for storing my lunch, but if I was riding my bike to the studio they just felt too heavy. When I discovered Beeswax wraps about 5 years ago this felt like a great solution.
I loved the print and pattern on beeswax wraps. They actually made food storage fun! I know that these would be a great vehicle for my artwork and I was excited to start investigating how I could make these. I started to get fabric printed from spoonflower and using the ironing method, I started to make them on my own. This was great but I also wanted do this on a larger scale and work with a manufacturer that used Organic Cotton. I got connected with a supplier out of China that met was BCSI compliant and used organic cotton. I was so excited for this and to get my wax wraps out there!
So Why Supra Endura Beeswax wraps?
Sustainably-Made: Each set features one-of-a-kind prints made by me, Gabrielle! These fun and colorful printed beeswax wraps are made from all-natural ingredients: Cotton, beeswax, Jojoba oil, and tree Resin. Our colorful prints are made on GOTS certified organic cotton and every beeswax wrap is FDA approved. The manufacturing of these wraps creates very little waste and our packaging is made of recycled paper.
Easy to use: The wraps also come in various sizes and prints they are perfect for if you need to pack a light snack for a road trip or even a walk to the park. These reusable wraps are great to wrap fruits, vegetables, cheese, and bread. The natural material allows the food to breathe and stays fresh. The versatility of the wraps makes them a kitchen staple with little to no waste!
Eco-friendly: These wraps are reusable, you can clean your beeswax wraps by gently washing them by hand. As you reuse them they may get harder to stick, just rub your hand together to create warmth and apply this to the wax wrap. Every 1-3 months once the well used wraps are looking a creased and not sticking you can re-wax. Place wax wraps on some baking paper on a baking tray in an oven that is as low as possible (around 50-75 degrees will do it) for about 2-3 minutes. Once wax wraps are totally at the end of their life you can compost them or use them for fire kindling.
I love using beeswax wraps and I hope you will too!