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Wondering how to use your beeswax wraps in the Summer? When the sun is shinning it's best to make the most of it! Try to get outdoors and soak up some vitamin D. Here's 5 ways to use your beeswax wraps outdoors!
When it comes to picnic I recommend a good strong basket. I picked up one in our local farmers market - a great investment! I love to bring bread and a knife with some sandwich fillers (cheese, ham, hummus) and prepare outside. Less prep time indoors! I usually have bread already wrapped in the pantry so it's just a matter of throwing it into the basket.
Whether you are making a salad for your lunch-break or a social gathering you can prepare in advance and keep covered in the fridge till later. Keep the dressing separate and mix when ready to eat. You don't want soggy lettuce! As well as the health benefits, making your own salads can save money and you can be as creative as you like!
One plus to beeswax wraps is that they are lightweight and convenient. If you are going for a cycle or hike they don't take up much space and keep your food wrapped up tightly!
When it comes to eating on the go Millbee's lunch pack beeswax wrap sizes are ideal. You can make your sandwich in advance, wrap it in a sandwich pouch and all your fillings will stay intact!
Summer BBQ's are the best! You can marinade vegetable dishes in advance and leave over night in the fridge. The same goes for vegetable burgers. I love this 15 minute vegetable burger recipe from the Happy Pear.
I hope you get some Summer inspiration from our 5 uses for Millbee's Beeswax Wraps. Enjoy your Summer!
I had the idea to run workshops in candle making for the past couple of years and have now decided to bite the bullet and set these up! Over the past 20 years, I've worked on various design and craft projects as well as teaching courses and facilitating workshops. Perhaps the recent restrictions with no socialising allowed have urged me to create these workshops. Making products together and sharing stories in a group setting is appealing to me and I hope it is for you too! So with this in mind, we are developing our studio space to facilitate creative workshops with an emphasis on well-being. Our first classes will be candle-making. Participants will learn traditional candle dipping methods, using moulds and making hand-rolled candles from beeswax.
Our molded candles are made from 100% beeswax with eco dyes
Coffee and herbal tea ceremonies will take place in our garden room among plants, calming scents and music. Our goal is to provide a sensory experience for participants and a tranquil environment to recharge and practice mindfulness through craft.
Making Millbee's beeswax candles using the traditional dipping method
We have our studio space and a half-built wellness garden room. But we need help to get our workshops fully set up. I felt creating a Fundit Campaign was our best option to do this. When you fund our project you will receive a mix of Millbee products and/or vouchers for our upcoming workshops. We plan to start workshops in September. Your money will go towards candle-making equipment (melting pots, dipping rigs, jugs), chairs, toilet facility, exit door, and completion of the garden wellness room (windows, bench seating & stove). If you would like to find out further information or fund our campaign please check out our Fundit Page
"Hi, my name is Tara. I’m originally from a small town in Co. Meath, but am now married and living in Tullamore, Co. Offaly. I have two young boys. I have a keen interest in Aromatherapy and recently became a Wellness Advocate for Doterra Essential Oils. I love the benefits these oils bring to my family and I am looking forward to helping to bring them to whomever wishes to learn about their many benefits.
I also love to read, walk and of course watch T.V. with a big cup of tea and chocolate or the occasional glass of vino.
A few years ago I made a conscious decision to try reducing my family’s carbon footprint. One of the first things I did was to eliminate cling film from my cupboards. I invested in reusable plastic containers and beeswax wraps.
I discovered Millbee wraps on a Saturday morning at my local farmers market. It turned out that the lovely Jennifer, owner of Millbee, lives near me and her children go to the same country school as my own children.
I have been using Millbee wraps since then. I love to wrap my bread in them and discovered they keep it much fresher than my bread bin.
I use them to cover leftovers and pop them straight into the fridge.
Over the last few years and much to my delight, Jennifer has extended her range to the fabulous balm. I apply it to my hands every night before bed. It keeps them so soft which is definitely a requirement after the drying effect of sanitizer! The fabulous scent of lavender helps calm the mind as I drift to sleep.
Millbee candles are also another fabulous addition to the Millbee range. The subtle soft glow with no harmful toxins helps set the mood to any room for any occasion.
Really in my mind using Millbee stunning products is a no brainer!! Stunning products that are environmentally friendly from a small Irish business, what’s not to love!!"
- Tara Mangan