Wrap bread, cheese, and vegetables or cover a bowl with this sustainable alternative to plastic food storage containers. A set of these washable, durable cotton wraps are coated in beeswax.
This idea comes from our friend Ashley Poskin. "Beeswax food wraps and lid covers are a must-have in the kitchen if you're looking to reduce single-use pantry items like plastic bags or cling wrap," she says. "You can find them in most cooking stores, or you can easily make them at home with just a few ingredients. The perks of making them on your own is that you know all the ingredients used, and can choose your own fabric." Buy organic, or be as creative as you like and use anything from a recycled shirt to a vintage (never used) hankie with finished edges like we did.
To use, fold the wax wrap around your food item or on top of a bowl, pressing the edges with your fingertips so that the heat generated from your body warms the beeswax and molds it into place. If wrapping a round item like an apple, hold the wrapped item in the palms of your hands for a few seconds to help the beeswax mold into the shape.
Beeswax wraps are easy to wash: Simply run under cool water (hot water will melt away the wax) and hand wash using mild dish soap; blot with a dry dish towel and lay flat to dry.