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Plastic Wrap Alternative: DIY Beeswax Cotton Wraps

Monday, December 03, 2012

Plastic Wrap Alternative: DIY Beeswax Cotton Wraps
From "My Healthy Green Family" Site by Free Range Mama
Here is the link for her Blog and Site...
Do go visit her as she has so many wonderful ideas....

I was first introduced to beeswax-coated cotton wraps by Suzanne from Green Planet Parties. They quickly became an important part of our food storage regime. They are beautiful, functional, reusable, economical and eco-friendly. And, as I soon discovered, not difficult to make.

I have been trying to cut back our kitchen plastic usage for years. I donít trust plastic especially when it is holding food, and it is simply NOT sustainable. I replaced all my plastic storage containers and zip lock bags with glass or stainless steel ones. Other than the cost, those werenít too difficult to switch over to. The item that I had a greater challenge replacing was plastic wrap. The convenience is difficult to replace. These beeswax wraps, however, have single handedly eliminated plastic wrap from my kitchen. They are great for wrapping cheese, covering dishes, or folding into snack bags. They can even be sewn into small snack bags to be used at school or work if desired.

Click on the above link to get the full step by step instructions compliments of "My Healthy Green Family" Site by Free Range Mama
You won't want to miss it !!!!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
1CRAZYDOG 12/5/2012 10:14AM

    Oh my! Looks like an excellent thing to get goin and do for me! HUGS and thanks for sharing.

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NASFKAB 12/4/2012 4:23AM

  thanks so much for the tips thinking of using wax paper for sandwiches

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ARTJAC 12/3/2012 10:43PM

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NORASPAT 12/3/2012 10:34PM

    Why do you not use wax paper for most of these things. I wrap cheese in wax paper and other things like sandwiches. I use pyrex for storage and freezing, I am glad they have come up with smaller containers. Too bad they are not square though Rounds are such a space waster.I use lots of Parchment paper too, instead of Aluminum foil. I use way on my jams and I imagine I could put a ring of wax paper on top of the food in the Pyrex containers. I often use wide mouth canning jars in the freezer for stock too. I love my seal -a -meal I wrap my meats and fish in parchment and seal it closed. HUGS Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon

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CHUBRUB3 12/3/2012 6:11PM

Can you wash them?

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PATRICIAAK 12/3/2012 5:44PM

    I agree about plastic

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PEPPYPATTI 12/3/2012 4:03PM

    Thank you so much for the step by step instructions. It is definitely a lot easier than it first sounded!
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PICKIE98 12/3/2012 2:56PM

    We use cheap store brand paper towels to cover food while nuking. I may try this too, but wondering how they will stay firm in 100+ degree weather.

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ASPENHUGGER 12/3/2012 2:04PM

    Thanks! I'm going to do this! And wouldn't they make nice Christmas presents for green-minded friends?!

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MARTYLYNN1 12/3/2012 1:16PM

    I would have never thought of doing that. Thanks for the info!

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SKEETOR 12/3/2012 1:08PM

    Wow, this is great! I try to get ride of all my plastic, too. It's hard to do...even my Pyrex has plastic lids but at least it doesn't touch the food (although one time my hubby tried to microwave with the lid on. Now maybe I can get rid of the platic wrap, too! emoticon

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