Vonuva Vegan Wax Wraps
Yes, Mamas, they DO exist and they are better than you could have imagined.
Welcome back to the blog! Due to the huge response to our Facebook and Instagram posts on our new Vonuva Vegan Wax Wraps, we decided to dedicate a full blog post to these beauties and spread the word: Yes, Vegan wraps do exist!!
These wraps are such a staple in our zero-waste, sustainable, and simple kitchen. You all should know me by now. I live for simplicity. I like what works, I like what is easy, and I like what I can use every single day. These vegan wax wraps tick off every box in my book! I use at least one every single day for various things. I finished meal prep just tonight and used the wraps to wrap up sliced veggies, to cover a batch of cooked (and cooled) rice, and also to cover the face mask that I didn’t finish using! Woo hoo!
Not only are they perfect for everyone (yep, everyone!), but they are ethically sound and aesthetically pleasing. No bees or the bees hard work was harmed in the process (let’s leave the bees alone, shall we?) and they fold up nice and small and can fit into any drawer!
A Few Reasons Why Vonuva Wax Wraps Rock!
All Natural: Made from certified organic cotton infused with natural plant-based waxes and oils. Free of harmful chemicals that are common in mainstream plastic wraps!
Cruelty-Free!: No bees were exploited and no wasteful materials or animal products used.
Reusable: With proper care (don’t worry, I’ll tell you all about this!), the wraps will last 12 months or even longer!
Happily Made in the USA!
Recycled Packaging: Made from 100% recycled, post-consumer paper materials. They are recyclable and biodegradable.
Compostable: Once they have reached the end of their life cycle, simple rip up and compost!
When the Vonuva Wraps arrive, they will feel a bit stiff. This is normal! Simply unfold them and crunch them up into a ball and hold for a few seconds. Open the wrap back up, flatten it a bit and repeat a few times until it feels good in your hands. I just scrunched twice and my wraps were perfectly activated! If they get a little too tacky during this process, feel free to give it a rinse in cool water and let air dry before the first use. From there, just fold into whatever shape you wish and store in your drawers.
The longer you have the wraps, the more pliable they will become. To use, wrap the wrap over a bowl, veggie, or snack and then use the warmth of your hands to shape and seal the edges. You will be amazed at how easy it is! Once the wrap cools (this happens very quickly), the wrap will form a natural seal and hold the shape that you have chosen! I use these wraps for everything. So versatile and easy!
Each wrap is made of unbleached GOTS-certified organic cotton cloth infused with all-natural candelilla wax, pine resin, a pinch of soy wax and organic coconut oil. You may be wondering what candelilla wax is and how similar it is to beeswax.
Candelilla wax comes from the leaves of the candelilla shrub. The wax is a perfect alternative to beeswax and is used for many vegan DIY skincare recipes. Just like beeswax, candelilla wax has a high melting point, acts as a stabilizer and emulsifier in lip balms, homemade salves, lotions, and creams. It is easily absorbed, rich in nutrients, and has no odor. Candelilla wax is completely safe to use!
One amazing perk of candelilla wax wraps? Their melting point is higher than beeswax!
A bit confused on how the use of beeswax can harm bees? Check out this quote from Peta:
“Beeswax, found in some lipsticks and other cosmetics, is obtained by melting a honeycomb with boiling water and then straining and cooling it.
It is not unusual for farmers at larger bee farms to cut off the queen bee’s wings so that she cannot leave the colony or to have her artificially inseminated on a bee-sized version of the factory-farm “rape rack.” When the beekeeper wants to move a queen to a new colony, she is carried with “bodyguard” bees, all of whom—if they survive transport—will be killed by the bees in the new colony. Large commercial bee farms may also replace the honey—which bees produce and need to get through the winter—with a cheap sugar substitute that lacks the nutrition of honey.
Many bees are killed or have their wings and legs torn off because of haphazard handling.”
The solution? Plant-Based Wax Wraps!
By simply swapping out single-use plastics for reusable items, we are doing so much good for our planet. These plant-based wax wraps are meant to be used over and over again in your kitchen and, with proper care, can last up to 12 months before being sent to compost to go back to mother nature!
In our home, we find that less is more with wax wraps. I usually just wipe with a dry or slightly wet cloth and then air dry near to the window or even on my outdoor clothesline if the weather is good. Keep the wraps away from hot water (wash with cool water) and you will pretty much be all set.
For proper care, check out this helpful blurb straight from the folks at Vonuva:
“If unsoiled after use, wipe the wrap off with a clean dishcloth before folding and storing away. You can also hand wash them in cool water. The cold stiffens the wax, allowing the wrap to be cleaned easier without damaging the natural ingredients. If needed, use mild, alcohol-free dish soap with a gentle sponge. Stains and creases are normal. You can expect your wraps to develop their own character after wrapping any food items with dark pigments, such as beets. You can minimize potential stains by rinsing immediately after uncovering your food. Make sure to avoid any exposure to warm/hot water and other heat sources, as they will melt the natural waxes. Hang to air dry before folding and storing away. Avoid use in ovens, microwaves or contact with greasy foods, oils or any raw meats (go figure).”
If you have any more questions on these wraps, you can check out the Vonuva F.A.Q. page here! You can also leave a comment below and I will get back to you as soon as I can. I truly hope you give these wraps a try and spread the word to everyone that they do exist and beeswax is NOT the be all end all for sustainable wraps! Thanks so much for stopping by 😉