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DIY wax bar

DIY wax bar

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This DIY wax bar allows you to make your own beeswax wraps at home. Perfect if you have a particular fabric you want to use, or a favourite old wrap that needs re-waxing.

Enough to make approx five medium wraps, the 110g bar contains our special blend of little & kind ingredients; New Zealand beeswax, pine tree resin and organic coconut oil. This ensures your wraps will be sticky enough to cling to bowls and around produce.

There are a few different ways to make the wraps at home. We suggest the oven method which is outlined below. Please be aware the process of making wraps is a messy one! Wax is tricky to remove so we suggest you use tools specifically for this purpose.

Please note this product contains the pre-blend wax and instructions only.

DIY guide:

What you’ll need:

  • Fabric
  • Oven tray
  • Greaseproof paper (eco if possible!)
  • Cheese grater or vegetable peeler
  • Paintbrush
  • little & kind DIY wax bar

Step by step instructions:

  1. First you will need to select your fabric - this might be something you have at home, find at a fabric store or secondhand shop. Make sure it is 100% cotton, ideally light to mid weight, similar to bed sheeting and has been pre-washed in a cold cycle in your washing machine. We recommend using pinking shears to cut the fabric as this prevents fraying. Cut to your preferred size (if you’d like some inspiration our sizing can be found on the 3-pack product pages).
  2. Preheat the oven on bake to 80°C.
  3. Line oven tray with greaseproof paper and lay one piece of fabric flat on top.
  4. Use either a cheese grater or vegetable peeler to remove small strips off the wax bar and sprinkle evenly over the wrap. (The wax is tricky to remove from a grater/peeler so we suggest you use one specifically for this purpose.) For a medium wrap use approximately 20 grams. If you are re-waxing an old medium wrap we suggest starting with around 15 grams initially and adding more if needed.  
  5. Place into the oven for approximately 3-5 minutes. Keep an eye on it, checking every minute or so -  when the wax has completely melted remove tray from the oven.
  6. Using a new paintbrush quickly spread the melted wax evenly over the wrap making sure all the fabric is covered. Be careful not to get the wax onto the tray as it can be difficult to remove.
  7. Place the wrap back into the oven for approximately 1 minute - just enough to heat up the wax solution again.
  8. Remove from the oven and immediately lift the wrap up gently by the top corners (be careful as it’ll be hot!) and hold over the greaseproof paper on the oven tray. This will catch any wax drips. After about 30 seconds it will be cool enough to lay flat on a bench or hang using a clip peg to allow the wax to cool sufficiently for use.
  9. Leave for 3-4 hours before using.