Vegan Alternatives to Beeswax Wrap (Zero Waste)


As more and more people join the zero waste movement, it’s becoming easier to find eco-friendly food wraps.

Unfortunately, most of them contain beeswax.

few (not many) use vegan alternatives to beeswax like carnauba wax or candelilla wax instead.

Vegan Food Wrap Brands That Don’t Use Beeswax

I know most environmentalists aren’t a fan of Amazon, but it’s going to be tricky to find vegan food wraps without beeswax in stores unless you get lucky.

The most popular option is from The Vegan Supply Shop, which only sells on Amazon from what I’ve been able to find:

vegan food wrap

These wraps are made from:

Our VeganWax is made with ORGANIC Jojoba from Australia, ORGANIC Candelilla from Mexico and Damar Gum from India, 

They even come in cardboard packaging to keep waste to a minimum.

Alternatively, Make Your Own Vegan Food Wrapping

It’s obviously more work, but vegans and zero wasters are typically the type of people who don’t mind putting in extra work to do things the right way.

Scroll down to the section labelled “Beeless Vegan Food Wrap” on this guide to DIY food wraps.

You’ll need to gather:

  • Cotton fabric
  • Pine resin
  • Carnauba wax
  • Organic jojoba oil
  • Large popsicle stick or other compostable stirrer
  • Parchment paper
  • Dedicated paint brush

Another alternative would be to skip the food wrap and just use containers. If you don’t have containers, buy them second hand at thrift stores.

I prefer to use containers instead of food wrap whenever possible, but sometimes it can’t be helped.

Wraps like these are the most sustainable and eco-friendly option that I’ve come across.

About the author

Dale Cudmore

Your friendly neighborhood vegan from Toronto. Chemical engineer turned semi-professional soccer player and freelance nutrition writer. I've been vegan for years and try to make life easier for others by sharing what I've learned.

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