Giveaway: Bee’s Wrap

February 19, 2013(updated on October 3, 2018)

Bee's Wrap

I work hard to make my food storage is as waste-free as possible (though I am very far from perfect). I take reusable mesh bags to the farmers’ market and grocery store for produce. I often tote glass jars to the bulk section when I need to restock my dry goods. Our leftovers go in wide-mouth jars and Pyrex containers with snap-on plastic lids. The one thing I’ve really struggled with is finding a good way to keep things things that need close wrapping.

unfolded wraps

I wash and rewash plastic bags, but they don’t last forever. I sometimes succumb to the lure of plastic wrap, but I hate the idea of swaddling food in a single use cling. Happily, I’ve discovered a new-to-me product that has solved most of my food covering woes.

Called Bee’s Wrap, these food-safe wrappers are made from sheets of organic cotton fabric that are imbued with beeswax, jojoba oil and tree resin. You wrap them around food, bowls or plates and use the heat of your hands to mold the fabric into place. So far, I’ve used them on hunks of cheese, cucumbers, and to cover bowls with rising bread dough. I adore them.

Bee's Wrap on cheese

I first learned about the Bee’s Wrap when I got an email from Sarah, the woman who makes them. I asked her to tell me a little about her product and how she started making them. Here’s what she said.

I love to make things and my husband and I love food! I grow and preserve almost all of the vegetables for our family of five, make our bread and my husband raises pigs, chickens and lambs for food. We have dappled in a lot of projects from making beer, cider, yogurt, milking goats, and lots of sewing.

As my children are growing out of babyhood I was finding a need and desire to enter the workforce, but wanted to be close to home and work for myself. Within an ongoing exchange of ideas, my cousins suggested that I make wax infused cloth to use in the kitchen. It was such a lovely idea and after some time I started experimenting and researching it.

The practicality, common sense, and environmental benefits was so amazing I felt I could turn it into a business that would help to support us, as well as provide a great product. I also just love working with beeswax and fabric.

folded Bee's Wrap

I find that these wrappers are quite easy to care for. They clean off with a quick wipe of gentle dish soap and a rinse in lukewarm water (you want to avoid the hottest water your tap can produce, in order to prevent the wax from melting off the fabric).

I’ve found that these wraps can do nearly everything that plastic bags and Saran wrap can do. The only exceptions are covering dishes in the microwave and helping prevent dough from sticking while rolling out. Sarah does recommend that you avoid using them on meat, poultry and fish, to help prevent any cross-contamination or funky smells from developing.

They last a good long time, and when they eventually wear out, they can be composted. You can’t say that about the more conventional plastic bags and wraps!

wrapped food

Thanks to Sarah, I have a set of three (small, medium and large) Bee’s Wraps for giveaway today. Here’s how to enter.

  1. Leave a comment on this post and share your favorite trick for leftover storage.
  2. Comments will close at 11:59 pm on Friday, February 22, 2013. Winners will be chosen at random and will be posted to the blog over the weekend.
  3. Giveaway open US residents only.
  4. One comment per person, please. Entries must be left via the comment form on the blog at the bottom of this post.
Disclosure: Bee’s Wrap gave me a set of two wraps for review and photography purposes and has provided a set of three wraps for this giveaway. They did not pay for inclusion on the blog and my opinions remain entirely my own. 

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809 thoughts on "Giveaway: Bee’s Wrap"

  • Lots of pyrex containers! We like them so much better than plasticware at this point. Also, reusing food jars (peanut butter, tahini, etc.) is very handy.

  • How interesting! I was so happy to ditch the plastic containers when I discovered the little glass Pyrex lidded bowls AND realized I could use my smaller canning jars for food storage. However, there are still a few times that I reach for the plastic wrap… like to cover egg or potato salad, which I like to cover with something flexible that can be pushed down onto the surface of the food to keep it from drying out. Would love to try these sheets!

  • I have never heard of these, thanks for all the info on them. I would really love to win these. I have collected allot of vintage enamalware and glass with lids from our resale shops nearby-and use those for most of my leftovers. for wrapping I use wax paper

  • These look so cool! I love the smell of beeswax. My favorite new trick is freezing leftover canned tomatoes in an ice cube tray! Seriously, it’s great.

  • These are awesome!!! We use a lot of glass containers and canning jars for storing leftovers, but they don’t work for everything.

  • I keep bits of hard cheese like parmiggiano and aged goudas in a wide mouth pint jar with just one little nail hole punched in the lid. The hole is small enough so the cheese doesn’t dry out too quickly and the cheese can breathe! Cheese likes cheese paper but it’s not reuseable and sometimes hard to find and expensive…

  • What are leftovers?

    I can only convince my husband that a ball jar is good for so much. We use the heck out of our plastic takeaway containers until they are unsalvageable. Then they hit the recycle bucket.

  • These are fantastic, I’d love to give them at try!
    I’ve just recently started storing liquid leftovers in canning jars — why it took me so long to realize this is the BEST way to transport and store soup, I’ll never understand….

  • What a wonderful idea!!! I try to reuse every container I buy for food. Everything from yogurt to cheese containers. When buying the initial item I chooses one where the packaging can be reused over single tear and trash packaging. .

  • We don’t have many leftovers at our house. My boyfriend works construction 6 days a week 10 hours a day. I pack a lunch every day that includes a mid morning snack and a lunch. This is where our leftovers go. 🙂 However, I would love to have the wrap to use in food preparation. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • I’m not sure I believe the composting claim, but I suppose after the beeswax wears off they could be used as a fine cheesecloth.

  • Wow! These wraps look amazing! I could use them! Right now, I use my mason jars and glass jars with stopper type lids for leftovers.

  • Would love to win these! My favorite ‘green’ storage tip is to reuse takeout containers for freezer storage! I store leftovers, yeast, nuts, summer fruits, and anything else in them. 🙂

  • I have 3 dogs, there aren’t too many leftovers. Thanks for telling us about Bees Wrap; I wish her great success on a fine product.

  • We just recently got rid of almost all our disposable plastic containers in favor of Pyrex glass storage containers. While the lids are still plastic, the containers are easy to store, microwavable, and last as long as you can avoid breaking them. An added bonus is that since they are clear, we can see everything with ease, rather than trying to peer into filmy plastic.

  • I love this! I don’t use plastic wrap. Instead I have a number of Pyrex containers with lids in various sizes. The Pyrex covers most of my needs, but I do have to use ziploc bags with my cheese and even though I reuse them I hate contributing plastic trash to the landfill. This seems like a great alternative to that!

  • These look simply amazing. Amazing! I’m so glad brainstormers come up with these simple and effective ideas. Save the planet!

  • I’d love to try these. I try to store all of my food or leftovers in glass, but sometimes there is a need for a tight wrap and these look perfect. 🙂

  • My cousin introduced me to these amazing wraps. So smart I love the idea of not having to use saran wrap for everything. They mold (I mean shape, not the green fuzzy type) to the bowl or product you are wrapping so easily. Love them.. and would love to have my own

  • Glass jars have become my norm. I really hate using plastic now. These wraps are such a great idea! Thanks for the giveaway.

  • I got rid of plastic a while ago. I try to use the pyrex containers as much as possible, yet they still have a plastic lid. Those wraps are an awesome idea, they would be wonderful for the occasional plastic wrap.

  • Date & Label! THE most important part of storing food. Of course I am a glass jar kinda gal, so I have lots of shiny jars with boring sharpie writing on the lid

  • I love these! I’ve struggled to with not using plastic wrap. One of my favorite things to do is put the food in a cereal sized bowl and then cover it with a small plate. Thank you for the great giveaway!

  • I reuse glass jars (pickle jars, etc) for dry storage. Leftovers that go in the fridge go into Tupperware containers – some of which are from the 70s, so I know they last.

  • These are awesome! I also use glass and other reusable containers, but struggle with cheese in particular. I will buy some if I don’t win!

  • I use my mason jars as much as I can, and plastic containers when I can’t. I admit that I also resort to plastic wrap sometimes, but I wish I didn’t have to. My sister uses these reusable plastic shower-cap-like things that you can put over bowls to cover them instead of single-use plastic, but I haven’t yet found anything like that where I live.

  • Well, I am often annoying my roomie by using plastic bags to cover food (he thinks it’s gross)–I am not sure how much more he would like this option, but I think this Bee’s Wrap is so rad! I totally want to try it!

  • I have those snap-lock glass containers for storing leftovers for lunch. When freezing, I try to use mason jars – I recently IQF-ed some carrot chunks and stashed them in jars.

  • I use mason jars, but there are times when I just need something like plastic cling wrap (which I hate). These would be great!

  • I’ve switched over from plastic containers to glass ones with BPA-free plastic lids (not perfect, but much better!).

  • glass jars all the way… truthfully we have a problem and just can’t stop collecting jars. we finally had to break down and build more jar storage space… and of course, start collecting again.

  • I always use glass storage containers. I’ve found some vintage Pyrex refrigerator storage containers at resale shops and garage sales that I enjoy using.

  • I reuse as much as I can and only buy glass containers when I need some new food-storage, but oh man could I use these! What a great idea!

  • You know, honestly I’ve had a hard time with food storage recently. So many crazy little plastic tubs from old sour cream, and mismatched tupperware. These are fantastic and I love love the way they look. Thank you for the giveaway (and for bringing them to our attention!).

  • I absolutely adore my Pyrex containers (like yours, I think). I’m still trying to find a good freezing option, other than resealable plastic bags.

  • unless the leftovers are packaged into meal ready containers ready to grab out of the fridge for the work lunch the next day, they seem to never get eaten…..

  • Hi Marisa! Thank you and Sarah for this generous giveaway! I use glass and some plastic still, for food storage. I think these wraps would be a good alternative to using plastic wrap. Thanks for sharing! Blessings from Bama!

  • I use bpa-free snapware which doubles as storage and travel containers for lunch, and mason jars for liquids/soups. I use ziplock bags for cheeses once they’ve been opened, though, and this looks like a great alternative!

  • I put everything in canning jars. Even breakfast in the morning. Oats and fruit in a jar, get to work and add boiling water. The reusable lids are awesome! For breads, we put them in a bread bin. Love these cloths!

  • Saving jars, mainly — my parents always saved food containers to re-use and I do too, to avoid buying so many storage containers.

  • What a great idea! I love to use my canning jars and have a cloth bread bag to keep bread fresh. I also buy small batch olive oils and vinegars from a local company that reuses the bottles.

  • For freezing purposes I use the Ball freezer containers. For refrigeration purposes, i use various canning jars and on occasion zip-loc bags.

  • I use weck jars to store a lot of things but a long time ago i used to use elasticized shower caps to stretch over bowls.

  • OMG these look fabulous! What a great idea! I use mostly glass for anything that can be reheated. I do use some plastic containers for storing those things that are not going to be reheated. I don’t store long term in plastic. I never use plastic wrap anymore, but I haven’t gotten away from plastic freezer bags yet. These would be a great addition. Thanks for showing this.

  • No tricks; I tossed out all of hubby’s plastic containers and replaced them with pyrex storage containers. Sometimes I’ll use the mason jars.

  • I want these with a geeky food saving passion I can’t explain. Right now I’m using a product called Bowl-overs that slip over bowls/cups/jars/etc. and I like them a lot but they aren’t coated so they don’t retain moisture inside the bowl so sometimes things dry out. Beeswax coating is sure to keep that from happening. Thanks for the contest!

  • These look great! Same as most, I love my Pyrex and canning jars for storing leftovers. Sometimes, if it’s something that will stay home, I’ll just put a plate over a bowl – learned that habit from my ex’s mother.

  • I use ball jars for most of my food storage. I freeze soups, etc. in wide mouth ones.

    thank you for the opportunity to try a new product.

  • I use Tupperware, glass jars, and leftover takeout containers for most storage, sometimes supplemented by plastic wrap. But depending on the meal (and who was around to eat it), I can sometimes pop leftovers directly into my tiffin for lunch the next day.

  • I’m actually in the process of figuring out what would be best for storage. I want to get away from plastic, even BPA free, and have had little luck finding something locally that would work. This looks great, I will be looking into it as an option for my family!!!

  • Everything old does indeed seem to be new again 🙂 Waxed and oiled cloth was used for centuries to wrap food before plastic was available–glad to see it as an option again!

  • How lovely, and best of luck to Sarah! We use Mason jars and recycled glass jars for all of our food storage needs. I occasionally use plastic wrap, which I truly hate using for a number of reasons—but my 2013 New Year’s resolution was to remove all things plastic from my kitchen, so hopefully the plastic wrap will be gone soon!

  • I use canning jars or reusable plastic containers, I have replaced cling film and ziplock bags with cellophane. Unlike cling film or ziplock bags it’s 100% biodegradable. The ones I buy are made in the US from Cottonwood trees grown and farmed for this purpose. It can be heat sealed and does come in the ziplock style. They are more expensive but for those few times a year I really need something disposable I find they e work great.

  • I try to store leftovers in pyrex and jars as well! And if I used a pyrex to hold an ingredient of a meal (like it held the cheese that grated and used in the dish) and it is the right size to hold the leftovers I totally cheat and use the dish without washing it. We eat our leftovers up quickly and I adore anything that shortens dish time!

    And I would LOVE to try these!

  • I love using mason jars for my leftovers but it would be nice to just throw one of these on the dish sometimes instead of moving leftovers to a new container.

  • I use glasslock containers mostly, with occasional plastic wrap or plastic bags. These would be a great replacement for the plastic.

  • Once a week we do ‘mish mash’ eggs: a fittata or egg casserole with all the leftover bits and bobs from the week thrown in: cooked and raw veggies, bits of cheese or bread, any last scraps of rice or other grains. As we go through the week, I pile all the future contributions in a few snap containers in the fridge. Yummy every week!

  • I use a range of glass jars, plastic containers, and ziploc bags, so I’m very interested in this — Bee’s wrap is a great idea!

    Thanks, Marisa — I’ve been so enjoying your book.

  • We use mason jars, bowls with plates as lids and I keep a big Pyrex in the fridge to toss partially used veggies into throughout the week! This bee’s waxed cotton is genius!!!

  • That is seriously cool! I’ll definitely be ordering some to try out. Right now I use mostly mason jars for food storage, but I struggle similarly with cheese and stuff like that.

  • We’re currently in transition from reusing plastic to glass.
    We’ve also been working to make our own beeswax infused muslin but our is not so cute yet 😉

  • Well, I use plastic containers and that product that rhymes with ‘Dress and Peal’. I really like that stuff, but would love to try this product. I think I’d use it mostly on butters and jellies that I’ve already opened, but can probably come up with more uses…looks that you might come up with quite a few uses.