What is a Beeswax Wrap? Anatomy, Eco Impact, and Uses!

What is a Beeswax Wrap? Anatomy, Eco Impact, and Uses!

You’ve probably seen how beeswax wraps have gained popularity as a sustainable alternative to single use plastic wrap. But if you haven’t, don’t worry!

In this blog post we will explore in depth Nature Bee Beeswax Wraps! Answering the questions, What is a beeswax wrap? What are beeswax wraps made of? What are beeswax wraps used for? And more...!

What is a Beeswax Wrap?

A Nature Bee Beeswax Wrap is a reusable, versatile, and eco-friendly alternative to single-use plastic wrap for food storage. Due to their natural properties, they keep your food fresher for longer!

What are Beeswax Wraps made of?

Let’s jump into the anatomy of a Beeswax Wrap! What are beeswax wraps made of? You might be surprised to find out our Beeswax Wraps are made from 4 simple ingredients!


  1. 100% Natural Beeswax: Beeswax is a natural substance secreted by honey bees and harvested from beehives. It has inherent antibacterial and antifungal properties, allowing it to keep food fresh and prevent the growth of bacteria!

  2. Tree Resin: Tree Resin adds the tackiness to the beeswax wraps, allowing them to easily adhere to various surfaces and form a seal around foods!

  3. Jojoba Oil: Jojoba Oil enhances flexibility and prevents the wraps from becoming brittle! We use 100% organic Jojoba Oil!

  4. Cotton Fabric: At Nature Bee we use 100% organic Cotton Fabric. This adds breathability and durability to our Beeswax Wraps!


For more information on our ingredients check out the How it Works Hub!

How are Beeswax Wraps Good for the Environment?

Beeswax Wraps have a significant positive ecological impact! They offer several environmental benefits, which include:


  1. Reduce Single Use Plastic Waste: By replacing single-use plastics with Beeswax Wraps you can significantly reduce plastic waste in landfills.

  2. Biodegradable and Compostable: Are Beeswax Wraps Biodegradable? Are Beeswax Wraps Compostable? Yes! Unlike plastic wrap, which can take hundreds of years to decompose, Beeswax Wraps are fully biodegradable and compostable! At the end of their life, they can be returned to the earth!

  3. Sustainably Produced: The production of Nature Bee Beeswax wraps involves using all natural and renewable materials. It also promotes the support of local beekeepers and sustainable farming practices. All ingredients are sourced from small British Columbian producers!


Did you know every piece of plastic created still exists today? Let's be the change!

How do you use Beeswax Wrap?

We’ve talked a lot about what Beeswax Wraps are, what they are made of, and their ecological benefits, but we haven’t mentioned how you use them! Nature Bee Beeswax Wraps have many versatile applications in the kitchen and beyond!


  1. Food Storage: Beeswax Wraps can be used to wrap fruits, veggies, cheese, sandwiches, baked goods, the list goes on!

  2. Covering Containers: Beeswax Wraps can be used to cover bowls, jars, cans, or containers, eliminating the need for plastic lids or foils.

  3. On-the-go Snacks: You can make snack packs! Check out this video tutorial on How to Make a Snack Pack. Wrap snacks like nuts, cut fruits, or granola bars to keep them protected and fresh when you’re on the move!

Just remember, when using a Nature Bee Beeswax Wrap, use the warmth of your hands to scrunch and activate the wrap. This allows the Beeswax Wrap to easily mold around food or containers, creating a natural seal!

Ready to try Beeswax Wraps?! If you have any other questions do hesitate to check out our instagram @naturebeegoods or send us a message :)