Why We Love BeeBee Wraps, And Why You Will Too
What ingredients are in Beebee wraps beeswax wraps?
BeeBee Wraps are made using only four sustainably sourced ingredients. Two of which are certified organic and the others as close as possible.
Beebee wraps are constantly working to improve their product to be as ethical, sustainable and responsible as possible. Here is the product make up so far!
Beebee wraps use organic cotton because it’s better for everyone, from the farmers who grow it, to you, wrapping your food in it, and the fragile ecosystems we all depend on!
BeeBee Wraps exists to solve an environmental problem so they best not contribute to another one. Conventional cotton farming uses more pesticides than any other area of agricultural production and is a major cause of freshwater pollution due to high inputs of fertilisers and pesticides.
Here is what Beebee wraps has to say on their cotton
“GOTS is the leading standard for textiles made from organic fibres worldwide. It shows commitment to the highest level in environmental and social standards. Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified factories are audited regularly to check that workers are provided with a safe and clean environment and are paid a living wage (which means either the national standard or industry benchmark, whichever is higher). We are committed to only using organic cotton. Whilst it’s not without its flaws we believe the benefits are worth using it whilst we research even better and more planet-friendly materials.
As for the way we print our designs onto the fabric, that was a cause for concern due to the prevalence of toxic, synthetic Azo Dyes. We promise to never use these highly detrimental dyes in our wraps. We use GOTS certified organic dyes which are safe to be used next to skin!”
Beebee wraps use British Beeswax (Cera Alba), that is a sustainable, natural resource that has amazing properties – antibacterial, waterproof, a natural food preserver.
Here is what they had to say on Beeswax
“Beeswax has been used since prehistory as the first plastic, as a lubricant and waterproofing agent, as a polish for wood and leather and for making candles, as an ingredient in cosmetics and as an artistic medium in encaustic painting.In food preparation, it is known as E901 and is used as a coating for foods such as lemons and cheese; by sealing out the air, protection is given against mould growth. Soft gelatin capsules and tablet coatings may also contain beeswax, and it is often used in natural chewing gum.
Beeswax is edible, having similar negligible toxicity to plant waxes like Jojoba oil. The wax monoesters in beeswax are poorly hydrolysed in the guts of humans and other mammals, so they have insignificant nutritional value.
We believe that beekeeping in a more humane and ethical way, whilst following DEFRA’s strict rules, helps to support the honey bee population. Our beeswax is sourced from British bees whose keepers adhere to the Bee Farmers Association’s Welfare Code of Conduct.”
Though it is not a vegan material we love that it is a zero-waste, natural option taken from a sustainable source that also help support the honey bee population but support beekeepers that are doing their best for their bees!
Organic Jojoba Oil
Organic jojoba oil (phonetically: ho-ho-ba) is also found in Beebee wraps. It is obtained by pressing the seeds of the jojoba shrub (Simmondsia chinensis) which is native to southern Arizona, southern California, and north western Mexico. Its deep root system and leathery leaves make it well suited to droughts and intense heat, and can help improve soil quality. The terms “jojoba oil” and “jojoba wax” are often used interchangeably because the wax visually appears to be a liquid, but is in fact a plant wax.
Beebee wraps said this about their Jojoba Oil
“Jojoba oil is used as a replacement for whale oil. The ban on importing whale oil led to the discovery that jojoba oil is ‘in many regards superior to sperm whale oil for applications in the cosmetics and other industries’. Jojoba oil is edible but non-caloric and non-digestible, meaning the oil will pass out of the intestines unchanged.”
Finally in your Beebee wraps you will find tree resin or Rosin, (pix græca) also called colophony or Greek pitch is a solid form of resin obtained from pines and some other plants, mostly conifers.
Rosin is an ingredient used in a multitude of industries from soap to stringed instruments, soda to sealing wax. Rosin is used as a glazing agent in medicines and chewing gum. It is denoted by E number E915.
We use responsibly sourced resin from European pine forests. Our suppliers hold ISO14001 – Environmental Management System OHSAS 18001 – Occupational Health and Safety.