Our beeswax wrap blend just got even easier to use - we know the one part of the process that people sometimes struggle with is shaving the blocks of our blend, so we've done it for you!
These pellets are our ready-to-use blend of beeswax, damar tree resin and jojoba oil - no measuring, pre-melting or blending required, and now no cutting or shaving too!
It’s as simple as selecting your fabric, placing a few pellets of blend onto the fabric, and infusing the wax blend into the fabric with heat from either an oven or iron.
And you know the recipe is right, because it’s the same recipe we use on our Dee’s Bees ready-made wraps. Your DIY beeswax wraps will be every bit as flexible, sticky, durable and hygienic as ours.
Our standard block weighs 120 grams, so we've made our small pellet pack the same size - that's enough beeswax blend to cover over half a metre of fabric, so you could make:
- 10 wraps of 20 x 25 cm, or
- 6 wraps of 30 x 30 cm, or
- the exact sizes and shapes that will best suit your needs.
Our full colour printed instructions tell you all you need to know to make your wraps using your oven or an iron to infuse the blend into the fabric, plus a bunch of handy tips and care instructions. (we did write these instructions before we made pellets though, so the instructions will refer to shavings) And if there’s any question we missed, just pop on over to our facebook page or drop us an email and we’ll be happy to help.
And since they say a picture is worth a thousand words, here’s a short video of Leo making a wrap using the oven method:
A few more things you might want to know:
What’s in the blend?
Pure New Zealand beeswax, damar tree resin and jojoba oil.
What else do I need?
- Pure cotton fabric of your choice
- Baking paper
- An oven or iron (your choice of method)
- Scissors – pinking shears if you have them, but ordinary scissors work just fine as the wax blend will hold the fabric edge together.
Where do I get fabric from?
We have a selection of our most popular fabrics available right here on our site: Pure Cotton Fabrics, and because they're the same fabrics we use, you know they'll work perfectly.
Or any fabric store should have suitable fabrics - look for pure cotton in a quilting or craft weight.
How long does the blend keep?
We chose our ingredients because of their long life – beeswax and tree resin pretty much last forever, and jojoba oil is actually a plant wax rather than an oil with an indefinite shelf life, so it doesn’t go rancid like oils you will see used in other products. The result: You can safely store this blend and your wraps long term, so you can make as many or few wraps as you need right now, and the blend will be just as good to make more in a year, or two, or even longer.
Why on earth is it in a plastic bag?
Aha! Gotcha! It's actually a genuine cellophane bag made from vegetable cellulose - fully biodegradable and home compostable.