DIY Beeswax Food Wrap Blend Pellets

$21.00
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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 coconut 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 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. 

 

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. 

 

 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 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.  

We offer the following payment options for your convenience:

Visa

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Paypal

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Customer Reviews

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Lisa M (Whangarei, NZ)
Beeswax Wraps made Easy

Great product and very happy with my wraps. One suggestion is that if the pellets were smaller they would be easier to use hence 4 star not 5 star rating.

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Pippa

Very happy with purchase. Will buy again

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Jackie Dombroski (Hastings, NZ)

Great - very easy to use and not too messy.

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carol B (Tauranga, NZ)
Bees wax pallets DIY

order went smoothly, self pick up. liked using pallets vs bigger block to make my own wraps at home

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JD (Auckland, NZ)
As easy as it says!

I bought the food wrap pellets to make some of my own beeswax wraps. They arrived swiftly and were packaged up well. Instructions were easy to follow and I am now the happy owner of some home made beeswax wraps. Delighted with my efforts.

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Ana (Napier City, NZ)
So easy to use

I refreshed some old wraps I had, the pellets were so easy to use and great that I didn’t have to grate or cut a block of wax. Great service as well :)

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Kaari Watkins (Auckland, NZ)
I love how easy this is!

This was so incredibly easy and it works beautifully! I'm very happy with my purchase.

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Janice Bewick (New Plymouth, NZ)
Just the Bees' Knees

I found using the pellets very easy to use... it eliminates the grated knuckle syndrome. The blend ensures the wraps are not board stiff, the pockets I made stick well, and when the flats are used to cover containers, the warmth of my hands was sufficient to ensure a good seal.

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Lynley (Porirua, NZ)
Easy to use - love them!

So much easier to use than slicing the blocks. Thanks Dees Bees for a great product & great service.

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Dillon (Napier City, NZ)
DIY Beeswax Food Wrap Blend Pellets

Great product! Fast shipping, really happy! Have already ordered again. Thank you so much :)