DIY Beeswax Wrap Blend - Unpackaged Blocks

$19.00
Choose Your Option

This is a special offer for those who just want to buy bars of the wax blend to make your own wraps, and don't need the sample wrap included in our standard kit. 

You have three options when selecting blocks:

Packaged Kit:  Select this option to have each 120 g block packaged individually with a full instruction sheet in a compostable cellophane bag.  Best option if you're giving as a gift. 

Unpackaged block with 1 instruction sheet per purchase:  We'll ditch the cellophane bag, and just include one instruction sheet with your purchase, regardless of how many 120 g blocks you choose to buy.   Best option if you want to make multiple wraps yourself. 

Unpackaged block only:  We'll send your 120 g blocks with only their protective paper wrap (otherwise they'd stick to everything on the way to you!).  No cellophane bag, no instruction sheet.  Best option if you've been here before, you know what you're doing and don't need more packaging or instructions.  

 

There’s no feeling quite like the achievement of using something you’ve made yourself – and it's so easy for you to make your very own beeswax wraps, using our special beeswax blend.

It’s as simple as selecting your fabric, shaving or grating your wax blend onto the fabric, and infusing the wax blend into the fabric with heat from either an oven or iron.

No special equipment, no measuring, pre-melting or blending required. 

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.

There’s enough beeswax blend in a 120 gram block 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.  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. 

 

I know what’s in the kit, but 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'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 :)

 

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.  

We offer the following payment options for your convenience:

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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!