10 Benefits of beeswax wraps

If you are wondering why you might use Beeswax Food Wraps, then here are 10 amazing reasons! From cutting down on plastic and food waste to wrapping bread in the freezer and even covering a bottle of wine. Beeswax wraps are not just a great sustainable alternative to clingfilm but they are also super handy!

1. Keeps Food Fresher for Longer  

Beeswax wraps are breathable and keep your food fresher for longer. Plastic Cling Film or plastic bags are not breathable and can accelerate mould growth which you may have noticed when storing bread this way. With Beeswax wraps, you can enjoy fresh bread for up to 5 days. 

You’ll really notice the difference when you wrap an avocado or lemon in a beeswax wrap as opposed to cling film too. The lemon will remain juicy up to 1 week and avocado will last up to 4 days. 


2. Antibacterial 

Beeswax has natural antibacterial and antimicrobial properties like honey, which makes them ideal for use with food. Millbee’s Beeswax Wraps also contains Jojoba Oil which also has antibacterial qualities to help keep your food fresher for longer.

3. Sustainable & Compostable 

Millbee Beeswax Wraps are a sustainable alternative to disposable plastic cling film. Switching from plastic to Beeswax Wraps is a super way to reduce household waste while helping the planet. Beeswax Wraps can be reused for up to 1 year also. 

Beeswax Wraps are also compostable and can go into your compost bin to naturally break down.  



4. Multi-Use

The food wraps can be used to wrap a variety of fresh produce such as fruit, vegetables, bread & cheese and can be used to cover bowls. They are also very handy to use to cover the top of bottles or carafes. We also love to make Sandwich Pockets from them. They come in a variety of sizes from small to large so you're never stuck! 

5. Easy to Use

Simply use your hands to mould the wraps around food or bowls to allow them to grip and hold. 

6. Washable

Beeswax wraps are easily cleaned with cold water and mild detergent and can be left to drip dry. Proper care will allow them to last up to 1 year!


7. Economical 

As Beeswax Wraps can be washed and reused for up to 1 year, they are a really economic alternative to plastic cling film also. You save on buying up to 24 rolls of cling film a year!

Also, by covering your leftover meals with beeswax wraps, you're cutting down on food waste while saving money.

8. Freezer Friendly

Beeswax Wraps can be used to store food in the freezer for up to 1 month. We love to use them to freeze bread.

9. 100% Natural

Millbee Beeswax Wraps are 100% natural, handmade with beeswax, organic cotton, tree resin, and jojoba oil.

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10. Cover the tops of jars or bottles


Beeswax wraps create a watertight seal around jars and bottles. Use to cover a bottle of leftover wine when you’ve thrown out the cork or to cover some reused jars. For those with weakness in hand strength, you could replace lids with Millbee wraps for easy removal.

Millbee Beeswax Wraps are a fantastic sustainable alternative to plastic clingfilm for keeping food fresh. Being reusable is a major benefit! If you would like to try Millbee Beeswax Wraps, click to shop below!

June 09, 2020 — Eve McInerney




Received some of these wraps as a present. they are amazing and extremely versatile and easy to maintain.


Joan said:

Can these wraps be used on top of jams and preserves to seal them before putting the lids on?

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