Do-It-Yourself Beeswax Block
Each beeswax block contains enough wax to cover 50cm2 of cotton fabric. Which is the equivalent of 3 wraps, a small, medium and large.
If you already own beeswax wraps but they have lost their tackiness, then simply re-coat them to get them back to being as good as new again.
Or if you’re the crafty type and like to make wraps yourself, then take the guesswork out of making the perfect mix. It’s been done for you!
Honeywrap’s beeswax blocks are made from a specially formulated mix of NZ beeswax, jojoba oil and tree resin. You’ll be sure to end up with perfectly waxed wraps.
- Covers approx 50cm2 of cotton fabric
- Contains NZ beeswax, jojoba oil and tree resin
- Handmade in New Zealand
How to make Beeswax Wraps
1. Set oven to 80°C.
2. Line a baking tray with a baking sheet.
3. Put your pre-cut fabric onto the baking sheet. Organic cotton is the best option if you have it.
4. Grate you beeswax block and sprinkle a light coating evenly over the fabric.
5. Put into the oven for about 5 minutes, or until the wax has melted.
6. Take it out and use a brush to spread the melted wax to cover all areas of the fabric as evenly as possible.
7. Hang to dry.
8. Once cool the wrap is ready to be used. Enjoy plastic-free wrapping!
Why choose Honeywrap?
Honeywrap is a small business run by three Auckland mums who are on a mission to reduce plastic waste. Since they began creating Honeywraps in 2014 they have saved the equivalent of over 11 million metres of plastic wrap ending up in landfill.
Caring for your beeswax wraps.
Each beeswax wrap should last you about a year.
To clean your wraps, simply knock or wipe off any food, wash in cold soapy water, then leave to drip dry on a towel.
Be careful not to heat your Honeywrap above 60 degrees as the natural beeswax will melt and leave a bit of a mess.
Note: Beeswax wraps behave differently at different temperatures. On a hot summer day they will be soft and easy to stick. On cold days or if your wrap has been sitting in the fridge, you may need to use the warmth of your hands to mould it and help it to stick.
Honeywraps are not suitable for the microwave, oven or dishwasher.
Want to know more about Honeywrap? Visit their website here.