We're making available a limited amount of our damar tree resin - the same resin we use in our beeswax food wraps and DIY food wrap blend.
Damar resin is a key ingredient in encaustic art, where beeswax is mixed with damar tree resin and pigments. The damar raises the melting point of the beeswax and makes a harder finished product, and adds a luminous finish to the work.
Damar tree resin is also used in batik fabric painting, where adding the damar to the beeswax or other waxes also raises the melting point of the mixture and allows for crisper lines.
This is a natural tree resin harvested from Shorea sp. trees grown in Asia and India, and is harvest from the trees by tapping - cutting into the bark of the tree and collecting the resin as it exudes from the tree. This is a top quality, light coloured and food grade resin.
Why use Gum Damar Tree Resin instead of Pine Resin in our beeswax wraps?
We chose damar resin for our beeswax food wraps instead of pine resin because Damar has a clearer colour, which lets the colours of the fabric stay truer, and damar has no flavour, so does not taint the wraps at all. We did briefly use pine tree resin when we started out, but found some people could detect a taste - no such issues with Damar!
As a natural product with minimal processing, there will be variation in colour and inclusion of some plant material (which can be filtered or settled out once melted).
Note: Damar Tree Resin is also known as Gum Damar, Dammar Resin, Gum Dammar, Damar Gum Resin, etc.
For larger quantities, please contact us direct to discuss pricing.