In the eco-departments of retail outlets and in the only store in the country without packaging, wax napkins, along with string bags and shoppers (cloth bags), have recently become very popular among customers. Wax wipes are reusable eco-friendly packaging for wrapping cheese, bread, berries, fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Experts will tell you in detail how to use them correctly.
In the eco-departments of retail outlets and in the only store in the country without packaging, wax napkins, along with string bags and shoppers (cloth bags), have recently become very popular among customers.
What is this packaging?
A wax wipe is a wax-coated cloth that is used to store food. Thanks to the wax, foods last longer. Plates of food are often covered with wax napkins instead of cling film. For example, if you only use half an avocado for your morning toast, you can put the remainder in beeswax paper to keep it fresh. The wax wipes are reusable. The lifespan can be up to 12 months, but some customers have used one tissue for several years. You can go for the beeswax wraps there.
- In this country, such napkins are made from cotton fabric using beeswax, cedar oil and cedar resin. They are produced only by artisans, mainly from Minsk and Bobruisk. In eco-shops, you can most often find wax napkins from local companies. The concern brand only adds wax to the napkins, while it uses both jojoba oil and wood resin, due to which the packaging better adheres to dishes and connects to each other. According to market experts, the quality of these napkins is quite high. Cost from 100 to 350 dollars.
- The founder of the production of wax napkins is the USA. There, followers of the zero waste movement began to use this kind of packaging, striving to reduce the amount of garbage on the planet. It was they who chose the new type of food packaging.
By the way, one of the first ten years ago, wax napkins were made by Abeego. Now these napkins are known all over the world, because people have developed an interest in living according to high environmental standards. In addition to local products, wealthy residents often buy wax napkins from Bee’s Wrap, Bee Eco Beeswax Wraps. Delivery from foreign manufacturers costs from $ 10. Bee’s Wrap offers three packs of beeswax packaging starting at $ 18.
Most often women buy wax napkins, usually as a custom souvenir. The choice of colors is very large, many people like this bright packaging.
How to Make It At Home
You can make analogs of wax napkins at home. To do this, you can buy special wax balls, grate them, apply wax to the fabric and iron it through the parchment with an iron. The balls can also be melted and applied to the fabric with a brush. However, when making napkins at home, you should definitely pay attention to the quality of the dyes with which the fabric was painted, because it will come into contact with food.
How to use them correctly with wax napkins?
Raw meat and fish should not be wrapped in wax napkins, because pathogenic micro-flora will remain on the packaging. Wax wipes, of course, should not be used by people who are allergic to bee products. After each use, rinse the wax pack with soap and cold water (avoid hot water as it can melt the paper) and then allow it to air dry. When using wax wipes, it is better to avoid mold growth, but if this happens, you need to rinse the packaging and dry it.