Toss toxic, unsustainable food storage products and reach for an eco-friendly alternative to plastic wrap. Bee's Wrap is a natural, non-plastic substitute that's safe, reusable and affordable! Get yours by signing up for MightyFix. Read on for a special discount code that'll give you your first MightyFix for just $3.
Plastic wrap, shrink wrap, saran wrap, cling wrap. Call it whatever you want–the stuff is terrible!
Nearly all plastic wrap made in the U.S. is made from polyvinyl chloride (PVC), polyethylene (LDPE) or polyvinylidene chloride (PVDC), which contains phthalates, a hormone disruptor, and/or diethylhexyl adipate (DEHA), a possible human carcinogen that affects the liver (source).
These harmful chemicals are toxic and may result in early puberty, breast cancer in women and low sperm count in men. Also, vinyl chloride, the main building block of PVC, is a known human carcinogen, so there's that.
And these compounds can actually leach into food wrapped in plastics, especially when heated in the microwave.
Lest you think there's someone watching out for us, manufacturers aren’t even required to list the actual chemical makeup of their plastic wrap on the boxes, so we'll never really know what's lurking in that toxic plastic wrap (source).
And that's before you even consider what it does to the environment!
A plastic bottle tossed into a landfill will take hundreds of years to break down. Plastic bags kill animals that try to eat them, and they harm aquatic life when dropped into bodies of water.
Several studies have uncovered health risks associated with exposure to fumes from plastic's incineration (source).
Fear not, there is another option!
An Eco-Friendly Alternative to Plastic Wrap
Bee’s Wrap, an eco-friendly substitute for plastic wrap made in Vermont from organic cotton muslin that's been coated with beeswax from sustainable hives, organic jojoba oil, and tree resin, is washable, reusable and compostable.
Re-use is step one in making more environmentally friendly food storage choices.
AND AND AND beeswax and jojoba oil have antibacterial qualities that help to keep food fresh and keep the wrap functional again and again!
Here's how it works: The heat from your hands molds the fabric into place over a bowl of leftovers, a block of cheese, half a lemon, a loaf of bread, fruits and vegetables (it's not recommended with meats).
Simply use soap and water to clean the Bee's Wrap, and when it finally wears out—it'll last for an entire year!!—you can compost it. How cool is that?!
You can buy Bee's Wrap, a non-plastic food storage option you can feel good about using, at this amazing company called MightyNest.
MightyNest, an online store stocking a plethora of sustainable and environmentally friendly products, is on a quest to help people create a healthier home and planet.
Simply put, they are passionate about living simply and purposefully and choosing natural solutions over synthetic goods with harmful chemicals, helping families live with less waste and, most importantly, fewer toxins.
Now that's a mission I can get behind!
And guess what? It gets better!
Green Your Home on the Cheap
The most commonly asked question I get from Root + Revel readers is how to save money on natural, healthy products.
MightyFix is the answer!!
MightyFix was introduced by MightyNest last year–it's a monthly subscription service that allows members to try out alternative ways to do things at home.
Remember how we talked about making the transition to natural living as being a process…that whole celebrate progress not perfection thing?
I always tell people to start by just making one healthier choice the next time you run out of something. You don't have to throw everything out and start over all at once.
Make the transition to natural living slow and steady–it'll be easier for you, less expensive and you'll be more likely to actually stick to it long-term.
MightyFix is THE BEST way to do this.
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How to Make Your Home Environmentally Friendly
For a super affordable monthly fee, MightyFix will send you a tested, safe, natural and sustainable product to use in your home, every month.
So you can slowly replace something that’s not particularly eco-friendly or natural in your home, with something that is.
One month, you can swap that plastic wrap for a green alternative, like Bee's Wrap.
The next month, transition from wasteful, single-use plastic water bottles to a sustainable glass alternative.
You might try out wool dryer balls and decide to toss toxic dryer sheets and fabric softeners forever. I did!
Or finally get rid of that BPA-laden Tupperware and make the switch to safe stainless steel or glass food storage containers.
With MightyFix, it's beyond easy and affordable to do all of the above! Let's break it down:
Save Money with MightyFix from MightyNest
- A subscription to MightyFix is $10/month, and every item is worth at least $10, if not more. In fact, you can expect a 30% retail savings! Or you can do an annual subscription for just $99, which is 2 Free Months!**
- Shipping on your MightyFix is ALWAYS FREE! And if you want to add other sustainable items to your order—there's over 2,000 products to choose from, like eco-friendly laundry detergent or a new set of essential oils or an all-natural hand sanitizer—you'll still receive FREE shipping on your entire order!
- You can stop/cancel your subscription at any time; there’s no mandatory subscription period.
- Each monthly product arrives with a cute note detailing how to use the new item and a healthy recipe. Plus, how fun is it to get a surprise in the mail every month?!
- Another added bonus: If you're a parent, 15% of your $10/monthly MightyFix is eligible to be donated to your child’s school. More details here.
**More good news: MightyNest is offering a special opportunity for Root + Revel readers who sign up for MightyFix! With the code ROOTREVELBEESWRAP you can get your first fix—a medium and large sheet of Bee’s Wrap—for just $3. (The code will be automatically applied to your cart with this link.) Your first fix will arrive right at your door within a week or so.
But you have to ACT FAST!
The code expires on November 15, 2016. UPDATE: MightyNest has agreed to extend this offer indefinitely, so you can take advantage of this awesome deal any time! 🙂
Alright, so who's ready to join me in this natural living journey?!
To sign up, follow this link!
Note: The MightyFix is available to U.S. customers with free shipping and to Canadian and Australian Fix users for a small shipping surcharge
Photo Credit: Heidi Geldhauser
This post is sponsored by our friends at MightyNest, a company committed to sourcing sustainable products for healthy homes. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Root + Revel. This post also includes affiliate links, and I will earn a commission if you purchase through these links. Please note that I've linked to these products purely because I recommend them and they are from companies I trust.