The good stuff - our raw materials
Honeywraps are made from GOTS certified organic cotton blended with a mix of beeswax, tree resin and jojoba oil.
Why organic cotton?
Why would you wrap your food in something that's been made with pesticides? It was an easy choice for us to insist on organic cotton for all our fabrics because cotton is one of the most pesticide loaded crops in the world.
Production of cotton in to clothes uses toxic chemicals at each stage. The chemicals from cotton crops and factories then runs off contaminating water supplies. This results in huge health problems and harming wildlife.
Organic cotton is made without pesticides therefore it is better for the environment, the farmers and eventually our own health as our skin is not exposed to the harmful chemicals used in the manufacturing process of traditional cotton.
Beeswax is a by-product of honey production. Honey bees secrete beeswax to make the walls of their honeycomb. When the honey is collected the beeswax cappings are removed and then melted in blocks. Bees must collectively fly about six times around the earth, to make the equivalent of a block of butter in beeswax.
Beeswax is water repellent, is naturally anti-bacterial and has an indefinite shelf life. It is anti-septic used for wound healing and is used in many cosmetics. Beeswax is a magical substance as are the bees that make it.
Tree resin and jojoba oil
Tree resin and jojoba oil are also amazing. They both also have anti-bacterial properties. Tree resin is water resistant and is also used in wound healing and increasingly in many cosmetics.
Jojoba oil is the liquid produced from the Jojoba plant. It is used in many cosmetics, moisturisers, shampoo and conditioners. Jojoba oil replaced whale oil in these products. Jojoba oil also has anti-fungal properties.
This combination of these natural ingredients keeps your food fresh and your conscience free.
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