pine resin, jojoba oil, carnauba wax
$19.95 – $32.95
These wraps are made with natural vegetable waxes instead of beeswax! Why? Because pine resin we’ve added gives the wraps additional preserving qualities and that’s a win-win for both you and the bees!
We’ve tinkered with the formulation to create a wax blend that makes your food wraps pliable with just the right amount of stickiness. Use it to wrap your sandwich, to cover a bowl or jug, or wrap a piece of food to keep it fresh longer. They’re a great alternative to plastic wrap and are natural, compostable and re-usable!
And unlike most kits, we give you everything you need to make these awesome food wraps: the wax blend, fabric, brush, the baking paper, and even a small saucepan – because cleaning the pot after use is a pain, so we add the pot, which you can keep reusing for making wraps.
The wax blend is made with pine resin, jojoba oil and carnauba wax. “Resin is a chemical and physical defensive barrier secreted by many plants, especially coniferous trees, with insecticidal and antimicrobial properties.” (https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0100740) By adding pine resin to your food wraps, it gives them the same antimicrobial qualities and helps keeps your wraps free from nasties!
Carnauba wax (Copernicia Cerifera) is a natural eco-friendly vegetable wax, sustainably harvested from the leaves of a plant native to South America. It is used in both food and cosmetic industries due to it being hypoallergenic, its versatile use, and it’s high melting point.
And lastly, we add a natural vegetable oil to make the wrap more supple and pliable. We chose jojoba oil (technically a wax) because it is extremely shelf-stable and doesn’t go rancid (oxidise) like most oils will over time.
The kit contains enough fabric to make 2-4 wraps, depending on the size you cut it. And there is an extra portion of wax for making more.
Included in your box are:
There is also a mini kit: which contains the instructions, 50×50 cm piece of fabric, one block of wax blend.