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 coconut* 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 Pacific coconut* oil.

 * From 6 August 2023 we've switched from jojoba oil to coconut oil.   We love that the coconut oil is grown in our neighbouring Pacific islands and we can help their economies, and the oil is refined right here in New Zealand.  Jojoba is grown in the northern hemisphere, so switching to coconut saves a whole lot of mileage and is the greener, more sustainable option. 

 

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. 

 

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, but please note that most of our products are made to order, which may require a few more days  lead time.  If you need an something in a particularly tight timeline, feel free to drop us an email or give us a call on 027 244 1751 and we'll do our best to help. 

 

Delivery Costs and Timelines

New Zealand:

Courier delivery $7.50 flat rate on orders up to $70 value.

FREE COURIER DELIVERY in NZ on orders $70+.   

Delivery Timeline: 2-3 working days after dispatch.

 

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. 

  

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.  

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Customer Reviews

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Margaret R
Artful Wax

I wanted this product to try out for waxing fabric for my art collage. Worked perfectly!

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Pippa Wilson-Dore (Christchurch, NZ)
Beeswax food wrap

Very happy with product. Highly recommend using Dee’s Bees NZ.

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Olga Hemmingsen (Dunedin, NZ)

Totally awesome thank you. I used 5 blocks today with a group of kids and we got great results 👍 on our wraps.

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Leanne Adamson
Great product

Prompt delivery and great product. Thanks

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Alexandra

Awesome.

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Brenda Brook TENZ (Dunedin, NZ)
Beeswax Food wrap blocks

A good product. But it did take some time to get down to Dunedin.
Perhaps there needs to be clarification about this when ordering.

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Carole Green

DIY Beeswax Wrap Blend - Unpackaged Blocks

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SHIRAN HAZELWOOD (Napier City, NZ)

Was very excited to give this a try. We used the ironing method. It was so hard to shave off the wax as well as grate it. Will need to try a different way next time. We had enough to make 6 big warps and 6 small. With half to spare. (We bought 2 bars).

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Anonymous (Palmerston North, NZ)
Great

Order was great, delivery was fast, but too many advertising emails after purchase

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Isaac Stanton (Christchurch, NZ)
Exactly what I was after!

We loved making our own food wraps using the DIY Food wrap kit. The only thing would be that I probably was after more of a stickier result! Works fine, but for how long… we’ll see!