My Favorite Alternative to Plastic Wrap

I don’t know about you, but when I started “cleaning up” my lifestyle habits, I felt like the easiest place to start was by changing my diet. I probably did things a little too drastically at first, but I eventually found my groove and soon felt the need to start upgrading other things that I used in my daily life, too– like my beauty products, cooking tools, and cleaning products. I think it’s important to make these steps gradually, as it’s overwhelming to try to do it all at once, so these small changes can soon become second nature without taking any more effort on your part.

This post is sponsored by Mighty Nest.

One thing that I hadn’t found a good replacement for up to this point was plastic wrap. Usually, I can transfer leftovers or chopped vegetables to one of my glass storage containers that come with a lid, but every now and then it I can’t help thinking it would be SO much more convenient to just have something I could tightly wrap over the bowls I was already using, or to individually wrap up a block of cheese or half of a lemon.

That’s where Bee’s Wrap comes in. Bee’s Wrap is a natural alternative to plastic wrap, made from organic cotton muslin, beeswax, jojoba oil, and tree resin, and it smells amazing right out of the package– like honeycomb! It’s reusable, so just a few sheets could last you for years, too. (Bonus for parents: it’s also not breakable like my glass storage containers are.)

Just like plastic wrap, Bee’s Wrap is perfect for wrapping up a sandwich in a packed lunch, storing a chunk of leftover sliced fruit or cheese, or covering a bowl or mug to store in the fridge. The warmth from your hands naturally helps to create a seal, and as the beeswax cools the material stiffens and holds the seal in tact.

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Another cool perk of Bee’s Wrap is that the beeswax and jojoba oil have natural antibacterial properties to help keep food fresh. It’s also easy to maintain– simply wash with cool water and mild dish soap, then allow to air dry before you fold it up like a dish towel or roll it up to store.

If you’re like me and might be hesitant to try something new, I’m happy to let you know that I’ve teamed up with Mighty Nest again to offer you TWO sheets of Bee’s Wrap– a medium and large size– for just $3. (With shipping, that’s over an $18 value.) So you can try it with virtually no risk!

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They’re offering this special deal to my readers who sign up for their MightyFix subscription program for the first time. If you’re not familiar with the MightyFix, it’s a delivery service that sends you one non-toxic product each month to help you gradually upgrade to having a healthier home. The subscription is only $10 a month, and the value of the product is always more than that, so it’s a total win-win. In previous months I’ve received reusable lunch sacks, stainless steel storage containers, a glass water bottle, and my favorite wool dryer balls. (Plus, there’s no commitment– you can cancel at any time.)

If you’d like to sign up to receive this exclusive set of Bee’s Wrap, just use this link and your discounted MightyFix subscription will automatically be added to your shopping cart! Or use promo code DETOXBEESWRAP when signing up for the MightyFix to ensure that the Bee’s Wrap will arrive as your first delivery. (New subscribers only.)

I hope you enjoy this plastic-free alternative as much as I do!

Reader Feedback: Any other non-toxic alternatives you’ve been enjoying lately? 

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Mighty Nest, a company I love working with because they sell exclusively non-toxic products and donate a portion of each sale to local schools. As always, I will only share products that I would use in my own home– and I’m pretty picky! 

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Meet Megan Gilmore

Hi, I’m Megan. A former fast food junkie turned certified nutritionist consultant, trying to make healthy living as easy as possible. I believe in eating delicious whole foods on a regular basis to help naturally support the body’s detox organs— no juice fasting required. (Unless you want to!) If you make one of my healthy recipes, tag @detoxinista on Instagram or Facebook so I can see!

11 thoughts on “My Favorite Alternative to Plastic Wrap

  1. Clare

    Just wondering what you use to colour your hair- I’ve noticed it is sometimes lighter, sometimes darker and I have yet to find a natural alternative to dye/lighteners. Thoughts?

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    1. Megan Gilmore Post author

      I have yet to find a 100% natural lightener, other than lemon juice which I used as a teen. 😉 I briefly used henna when I wanted to add color/richness to my hair, but for lighteners I see a stylist who uses Aveda products, as they are a company that seems to care about sustainability and use less synthetic ingredients than other brands. I’ll be sure to post if I find a better alternative in the future!

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    2. Yolanda Fuentes

      Hello Megan,

      I really enjoy your recipes and I am definitely trying this one, and best wishes on your upcoming delivery. I also want to mention that David Wolfe came out with a hair dye called Hairprint. I don’t color my hair anymore so I haven’t tried it, but it sounds like a good alternative.

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  2. Holly

    Hi Megan! I was wondering what your thoughts are on giving young children cows milk to drink daily? Thank you in advance if you respond!

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    1. Megan Gilmore Post author

      We don’t do any milk for my son, but he does still breastfeed each night. I personally think there are better ways to get children the nutrients found in milk, so we do that through offering a variety of whole foods and green smoothies. (We do let him have raw goat cheese and goat or sheep’s milk yogurt when he wants them, too.)

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      1. Aida

        Megan, tell me where do you get raw goat cheese and goat or sheep’s milk yogurt? What brand are you finding. I’m lactose and food sensitive to all diary products and would like to find a good alternative. I’m currently using Almond and Coconut milk, but would like to include a good yogurt into my diet.

        thank, Aida

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        1. Megan Gilmore Post author

          I find them the most easily at Whole Foods, though smaller natural grocers will carry them as well. The brands I find most often are Mt. Sterling, Alta Dena, and Redwood Hills Farms.

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