Although this is not a beauty post, these are two products that I wanted to share with you all in honour of upcoming Earth Day. I really despise using Saran Wrap and/or those plastic bags at the grocery store that we need to put apples, broccoli or other produce in because they are not easy to reuse and end up getting thrown out after one use. I started looking for Saran Wrap alternatives and didn’t need to look far as there was was an eco-friendly alternative right in Victoria and Vancouver, BC with Abeego and Carebags!
The Carebags ($8.99) I use are the perfect size for smaller produce like fruit, but would fit most veggies easily in each bag. This comes in a pack of 4 with colour-coded drawstrings and are machine washable as they are made of 92% polyester and 8% spandex.
They have a mesh finish and are quite stretchy.
Next up are the Abeego wraps ($15.00 for 3 sizes) that come in all sorts of sizes with even special wraps for keeping sandwiches fresh! I’ve been using Abeego wraps since 2010 and find them to be a wonderful alternative to Saran Wrap. They are a blend of cotton and hemp fabric that is coated with beeswax, tree resin and jojoba oil. It doesn’t get better than that!
Abeego wraps mold to whatever shape you need as the beeswax is softened with the heat of your hands and then in the fridge it stiffens up again to keep food fresh!
To clean Abeego, all you need is COLD water and some gentle dish soap as you do not want the beeswax melting away. These wraps can be used for wrapping up that half cucumber that you can never finish or fruit. They are also great for cheese, but I have found that after about a week, the cheese gets a little hard so it’s best to consume within 7 days.
What do you do with leftover Abeego bits? You make Abeebits which are great little twist ties! I have even used these to open really tight lids as the beeswax provided the perfect amount of grip while being self-adhesive!
Do you have any Earth-friendly kitchen tips to share? I’m always looking for more!