Emerson Supply Co

1 Medium | Organic Cotton Beeswax Bag

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One Medium (10.5" opening) 

A form of beeswax soaked fabric was used as a food cover and preservative in seventh century Egypt after their domestication of bees but beeswax has been used in some form as a food preservative for much longer than that. Beeswax has been used to coat cheese and seal jars of preserves, not only because it creates a seal, but also because the antimicrobial properties of the propolis found in beeswax inhibits the growth of bacteria, delaying spoilage and preventing food waste. Time-after-time we’ve found that food stored in beeswax wraps and bags lasts longer and stays fresher than  conventional methods of short-term food storage.

These beeswax food bags, made using organic unbleached cotton, locally sourced beeswax, and a special blend of organic oil and resin, are a great substitute for plastic zip-top bags.

The antimicrobial properties of both the beeswax and one of the oils make these a great option to assist in prevention food spoilage, while the resin and oil blend makes them pliable, even when they're cold, and allows them to stick to themselves to create a tight seal along the top of the bag. Bring them with you to the bulk store and place your snacks directly in the bag for purchase, or fill them with snacks to throw in lunches.

As with any of our products intended to come in direct contact with food, we only use organic unbleached cotton for our wraps, so the locally sourced beeswax lends a pale sun-dappled yellow glow to the light natural colour of the cotton to greet you with a bit of sunshine every time you open the fridge.

For an alternative to using plastic wrap be sure to check out our Organic Cotton Beeswax Wraps and explore the other Waste Reduction options under the The Shop tab in the menu.