Beeswax food wraps have become an increasingly popular alternative to plastic wraps for storing food. Made from cotton fabric coated with beeswax, they are reusable and biodegradable, making them an eco-friendly option. However, beeswax wraps can be used for many uses. In this blog, we will explore some alternative ways to use beeswax food wraps.

 1. Wrap pastry in clingfilm 

How many times do we see in a recipe that says to wrap up pastry in clingfilm and chill? Well, it doesn't need to be this way. Beeswax wraps can do the same job. Just wrap tightly so there's no air. You can even use them in the freezer. If using in the freezer, just allow to come to room temperature before unfolding. 

Chill dough clingfilm

2. Make a popcorn snack cone

Turn a beeswax wrap into a cone by grabbing a corner and folding into cone shape. You can fold down at the top to secure. These cones are handy for many other snacks such as pretzels or crisps! The beeswax wrap cones give a fun snacking experience for kids and they are reusable too! 

Popcorn recipe

3. Make a pouch for snacks.

Beeswax wraps can be turned into pouches for snacks like nuts and dried fruit. Simply fold the wrap in half and then fold the sides in to create a pouch. Fill the pouch with your favorite snacks and then fold the top down to seal.

homemade snacks

4. Use when proving dough.

Use to cover bowl of dough when proofing. You can also use to keep bread wrapped up and fresh once cooled!

proving dough clingfilm

5. Missing a jar lid

Missing a jar lid? Why not use a small beeswax wrap to seal a reused jar. You could also use wraps as a grip for opening stuck lids.

missing jar lid hack

6. Wrap homemade food gifts.

Beeswax wraps can also be used as gift wraps. Instead of a bottle of wine or chocolates why not make some homemade bread or scones as a gift when visiting family of friends. Simply wrap the gift in the wrap and then tie it with a ribbon or string. The wrap can be reused by the recipient as a food wrap or for one of the other alternative uses listed above.

homemade wrapped food gift 

In conclusion, beeswax food wraps are versatile and can be used for more than just wrapping food. They are a sustainable alternative to plastic wrap and can be reused multiple times. Try out some of these alternative uses for beeswax wraps and reduce your reliance on single use plastics. If you would like to give Millbee's beeswax wraps a try here's a 10% discount to help you along on your plastic free journey - BEE10

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