DIY Beeswax Food Wrap Recharge Kit

$10.00

Bring your tired beeswax wraps back to life!

Whether you made your wraps with your Dee’s Bees Blend, bought your wraps from another maker, or made them yourself with another recipe, you CAN use our blend to recharge your wraps!

Over time and with ongoing use the wax in your wraps will deplete.  Often the fabric will still have a lot of life left in it, but the wrap simply dries out and no longer sticks the way it did.  

You just need to top-up your wraps with our pre-blended block of beeswax, tree resin and jojoba oil. 

Our recharge wax blend block comes with full instructions to re-wax your wraps, using either your oven or iron.  And because it's exactly the same wax blend as we use to make wraps from scratch, you can even use this block as a 'starter' kit if you just want to make a few new wraps. 

This 50 gram (1.8 oz) recharge block of blend will:

  • make four new wraps of 20 x 25 cm (8x9 in), OR
  • recharge many more tired wraps.

 Be aware that you may need very little wax to recharge – it’s usually just that top layer you need to replace, so this block goes a long way!

 

This kit contains:

  • One x 50 gram block of beeswax wrap blend.
  • One instruction sheet.

 

A few more things you might want to know:

What’s in the blend?

Pure New Zealand beeswax, damar tree resin and jojoba oil.

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.   We're always happy to cut down on packaging though, so just let us know in the notes section at checkout if you're happy to go packaging free :)

I know what’s in the kit, but what else do I need?

  • Your tired wraps
  • Baking paper or parchment paper
  • An oven or iron (your choice of method)

I bought my wraps from another maker - will your blend work on them?

Yes.  Other makers may use a slightly different recipe and different ratios, but they are all compatible with our blend.  We're willing to bet you might even like your recharged wraps better than your original. 

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.

 

Keep scrolling... our customers want to tell you how much they like our kits too!

 

 

We will always do our best to send your order out within 2-3 working days.  Occasionally we may need to make your products to order, so if you need an something in a particularly tight timeline, feel free to drop us an email or give us a call on 06 876 8852 and we'll do our best to help. 

 

Delivery Costs and Timelines

New Zealand:

$7 within urban areas, $9 to rural areas.   (2-3 working days after dispatch) Free delivery on orders over $100.

We currently send via Courierpost. 

Australia & Rest of World:

 Sadly, due to rising costs of international delivery and extended delivery delays, as of 3 November 2020 we have removed our international shipping option. 

 

We hope to resume international deliveries when the situation improves, but for now we believe this is our only option to avoid disappointment to customers.   

 

International Orders and Bee Products

Different countries have different rules around importation of natural products, and it's common for beeswax not to be allowed in order to protect the health of their local bees.  We get it.  After all, Kev and I (Dee) are beekeepers, first and foremost.

HOWEVER, we have very tight biosecurity and good bee health here in New Zealand, and as many of our products are a blend of beeswax, tree resin and other oils, there is no risk they will ever end up being used directly in a beehive, as a block of pure beeswax might.   

Therefore we've had no problem with border restrictions, and as at the date of writing this, our products have been sent without problem to Australia, the US, Canada, the UK, and a dozen other countries . 

Some countries may have various border or import charges - please note that you will be responsible for any such charges. 

 

Route Shipping Insurance

At checkout you'll see the option to purchase Route shipping insurance on your order.   

It's usually a very small cost, and Route is underwritten by Lloyds of London, so you can trust them to pay for a replacement for your order if it is lost for any reason. 

We don't think this insurance is really necessary in New Zealand, so feel free to untick if you like, but we highly recommend it for international orders, as these travel via untracked airmail  (tracked is about four times the price!). 

 

What about packaging?  Do you use plastic?

We're committed to eliminating plastic wherever we can - the clear bags our kits are packaged in are NOT plastic.  They are genuine cellophane, made from vegetable cellulose and are fully biodegradable and home compostable. 

And we're very happy to announce that the black courier bags we use are also NOT plastic!  They are made from plants (mostly corn I believe), and are fully biodegradable, and home compostable.  And, a little oddly, they smell like fresh toast, or maybe popcorn!

It's not just plastic we're about reducing though - You'll see on our naked DIY blocks you have the option to buy without packaging, and on every one of our ready-made wrap pages we encourage customers to let us know if they don't need individual packaging on the wraps. 

 

Currency

All prices on this website are in New Zealand Dollars.  

We offer the following payment options for your convenience:

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Customer Reviews

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Donna Green (Hamilton, NZ)
Great service

I was well informed and delivery was very prompt. Love using this product to make wraps

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Trish Muir (Auckland, NZ)
DIY Beeswax Wrap Blend

A beautiful product and very swift delivery. More than satisfied.

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Sandra Oliver (Auckland, NZ)

DIY Beeswax Wrap Blend - Unpackaged Blocks

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Leonie Caskey-Hatton (Waukee, US)

I haven’t used it yet, sorry

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Jo Goodwin (Wellington, NZ)
Great!

Great value. We have made 4 large and 4 small wraps from half of the block so far. Great instructions. As it is an ice-box in our house at the moment we found the grating method really hard (literally) and so melted and brushed on and then finished in oven. Worked well.

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Beverly Stevenson (Nelson, NZ)
Great service.

Thank you for your efficiency, from ordering to delivery was impressive. You provide an excellent product. 👌

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Sylvia Furby (Whanganui, NZ)

Good stuff..just need patience

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Tessa Foster (Whangarei, NZ)
Excellent product!

My 12 y.o. daughter has been able to manage processing the beeswax onto cotton well. She found a big veggie peeler best for cutting the wax up pre: distribution on the fabric.

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JackyO (Hamilton, NZ)
Foodwrap recharge kit

The product was good but it was difficult to shave off the right amount for my project with a knife. My preference would be to have it in pellet form, if possible, as this would have been easier to work with. Also, some tips on removing wax from tools would have been useful.

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Marie (Tauranga) (Christchurch, NZ)
Rapt about beeswrap

Rang Dees Bees to get an answer to a question I had about making wraps. Dee was so helpful and explained difference between blended and plain beeswax so I ordered a Make your own Kit and extra wax so as to use my own material. A bit messy but very satisfying and have made some as gifts for friends. I will make more as are great environmentally friendly gifts. I'm grateful for advice given as I wldve ordered the wrong wax and probably been disappointed.