Who is trying to reduce plastic in their lives like me?!?
I posted on Facebook about ordering this product awhile ago and have now had some time to try it out. As some of you know, I am always looking for alternatives to plastic bags or at least how to reduce my use of them.
When I saw this product, I knew I had to give it a try. Having once searched on Pinterest on how to make beeswax cloth wrappers and deciding it was way more work then I wanted to put into it, I was eager to pay when I saw a small business was willing to do that work for me!
They normally cost $18 for the starter kit of 3, in 3 different sizes with no shipping fees in North America. They came in a small cardboard envelope, again very eco friendly.
I almost didn’t want to unfold them and use them, they looked so cool all folded together!
Another reason I chose this beeswax product over others was that they are not just organic cotton & hemp fabric infused with beeswax, they also have non-toxic dyes, coniferous resins, organic jojoba, cinnamon and clove oils all designed to keep food fresh longer and safe to eat. They are also compostable and biodegradable!
It has been fun trying them out with different containers, foods and bowls. I find that I use them most for storing leftovers in the fridge and I am using a lot less aluminum foil and plastic wrap. YAY!
*Daiya cheese: a compromise when loved ones are vegan. 🙂
I have tried using them for packing snacks, etc. for on-the-go and they have worked well. The wraps are sturdy enough to avoid crushing, oh say, some occasional treats that you haven’t figured out how to copycat yet but will some day.
And they clean up often with just a brushing. I haven’t used them a lot outside the house because I do like the RussBe Reuseable Bags I bought but I hope to make the switch (the habit) with as many foods as I can (like the ones without liquids).
One thing I have learned (and sort of mentioned in the video below) is that I have to remember there is wax in the product and you can’t wrap a hot dish! Duh.
The wrapper is fine but I knew right away it was a mistake because the wax begun to come off the cloth and onto my hand as I was wrapping. Kinda like the time I thought it would be smart to dehydrate jello. Don’t try this at home, kids.
Washing is easy, most of the time I just rinse them off with cold water. A slight scrubbing with soap gets anything greasy clean. They do recommend not using them with raw animal products and that makes sense to me.
I have already ordered more, a 6 set deal for $14 each, not only for myself but for Christmas gifts, too! Right now, if you are a new customer and order, they have super deals that pop up offering sets for as little as $10. I was bummed I couldn’t order more for that cheap but if you do I’ll feel better. Seriously, you can’t beat that price!
Still not sure? Check out this You Tube video. If you have more questions or just want to read up about the product, head over to their website for more information! Make sure you notice while you are there that they have a 90 day risk free guarantee.
* I am in no way connected with ETEE, I purchased this myself to try it and love it enough to share with you! And maybe save the planet a little plastic waste. 🙂