Damar Tree Resin
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.
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
$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.
All prices on this website are in New Zealand Dollars.
We offer the following payment options for your convenience:
Great for beeswax wraps
Used to make my own medium for encaustic painting.
The product is great and the service unrivaled. I ordered way too late (2 days before christmas) and I still got it the next day. Thanks Dee.
Excellent and prompt service. Thanks.
Damar Tree Resin
Very happy Thankyou
Great quality. Used for mixing with beeswax for encaustic.
Well packaged with environment friendly materials and a great portion to price ratio. Thanks again!
Good product and prompt service.
Good product, excellent service, no hesitation to order from this company again!