I did more or less same proporion but the wraps are sticky to hands, after using it I need to wash my hands and it is not easy to wash it off… Maybe I put too much rosin? You don't want it too hot as it will start to burn the oil and make the pine resin stink up your kitchen. Any suggestions? Thank you for sharing this with so much detail. A team and I are planning on running some lunchtime workshops at my workplace to encourage people to use less plastic. The double boiler helps to prevent overheating, burning or separating. Is it a waste of time not using the resin for the clingy attribute that it provides? Have you thought of using propolis from your hives instead of the pine resin? It works fine. I’ve been experimenting making them with my kids at school but find that they feel quite rough compared to the one I bought commercially so I’m not sure if I’m using too much/not enough wax? I used a mix of powder and chunks. I use resin when I am making wrap “paper”. It took some trial and error. I also still had to increase my heat to 300F. Thoughts? I know the pine resin makes them more tacky but I can’t seem to find any information about the jojoba oil. Sounds like quite the batch you made. Required fields are marked *. Thanks everyone. My homemade beeswax wraps dry out after one use really quickly. Great hostess gift and thanks for sharing your fuss free method. At first, the resin began to glob, but I kept stirring until it was fully melted and incorporated. I use the burrito technique where I sprinkle grated beeswax over the piece of cloth then use a shaker to sprinkle the rosin that I grind in a granite mortar and pestle that I have set aside for rosin grinding only. Can’t wait to try! I have only been using beeswax and they are great. Hi Liz, But as you say, rosin might indicate other additives. Hint for handling the powdered rosin: use latex (or similar) gloves when handling because it becomes tacky from the warmth of your hands and doesn’t wash off. This is the fabric that is inspiring me to make beeswax wraps rather than buy them. This process is so much better than others I’ve tried, so thank you! I´m trying new forms to do the wraps without the mess , for my business. I have tried many recipes and there are lots, some have been too oily and some too waxy. The mixture is well melted when I brush it on the fabric. Jojoba seems very expensive and not so easy to get hold of so it may be more economical to ditch the cloths more regularly and stick with olive oil! Have you tried it? Do Potato Towers Work? Fantastic blog post ! Argh!!! Hi Sheryl, I’ve never tried it. Any wax, sticky feeling I had on my hands I just rubbed in and it disappeared quickly! Not sure where to source hemp or linen though. Hey! So many different options and recipes weighed against each other. I’m in South Africa too and can’t find it either. The coconut oil really works to get the sticky off! I recently made a couple of batches of wraps using beeswax, pine resin, and jojoba oil. I got pine resin … Have a read of the comments as many readers have helpfully shared what’s worked for them. Since then it just won’t melt no matter what I do. Having the wax mixture prepared in advance seems to make the process of waxing the fabric go quicker and with less mess. Still loving making wraps using your methods and haven’t seen a better source of information than this Australian thread. I don’t use the Jojoba oil because I can’t figurer out how to distribute the few drops throughout the cloth and they do come out stiff but the more they’re used and washed the more pliable they become. Any ideas on what the max temperature should be or if there’s anything else I can do about this? And at end added the vitamin e. Just cut up an old bed sheet and stained it with beets… I freeze the beeswax,rosin,jojoba block after its heated so I can grate it easier. I am also super excited about making it as a premix in a silicon mould. Beeswax, mineral oil and pine resin has infinite shelf-life, however, with frequent use beeswax wraps can lose their coating and stickiness after one year. I don’t have a true double boiler either so I just put a metal bowl (a glass bowl could also work) over a pot of boiling water. The ONLY way it melted down into the beeswax was to directly heat the beeswax in a pan, get the temperature up to 280 degrees ( I use a point and shoot thermometer) slowly add the pine resin powder and stir until incorporated. Pine resin comes from (surprise!) Someone who doe a commercial quantity might know better than I. I’m interested in making theses and found a YouTube video, “Crafty Patti”, where she explains the reason for jojoba oil and the pine resin. I melted the ingredients together using the original recipe. , You can buy beeswax wraps, but there are lots of good reasons to make them: they are easy and fun to DIY, you can choose pretty fabrics, cut them to sizes that fit your needs, make a lot more for the same price and share them as gifts! I’ve ordered rosin from Goldleaf and some bulk materials from N-essentials, or just from local refill stores in Sydney. This truly is the best informational site I’ve found. Also where u buy the pot protection liners? Hi Elena, I wonder if you have too much of the mixture on the wrap? They’re not designed to be used with hot or very drippy foods. Hopefully some of the pros can weigh in . It’s nice to know it’s possible. So I just looked up and found this: “Dammar, also spelled damar, or dammer, is any of a variety of hard varnish resins obtained from coniferous and hardwood trees characteristic of Southeast and East Asia.” It’s tapped from the tree kind of like maple syrup without hurting the tree. Try a Ballet Pointe shoe dance supply store. Or you could plan to make another sheet at the same time to soak up some of the excess. Is there an alternative to jojoba oil. This looks promising though. Thank you to anyone who could help! I’m really glad that worked out as coconut oil is more readily available than jojoba. Your background as an artist gives you a depth of material knowledge that I don’t have. I started sprinkling it on the sheets but don’t like the end product as well. Never thought about it as a beeswax extender. I’ll update the post with your caution not to inhale those crystals. Can you please let me know? She likes to sew a button and loop on hers for easy fastening. I’ve thrown many a batch away experimenting on what works and not. I’ll be interested to see how it goes when it’s Not a disaster. Does anyone else notice a smell on their wraps? I believe Jojoba oil has antibacterial properties so am personally reluctant to substitute Thank you for this fascinating website. I found that stirring it causes it to cool enough to clump. I use it for oil based stains and it takes the stain right off my hands! I plan to add just a little into my mix (with some local organic wax and jojoba). In short, anytime you might have once used plastic cling wrap or a ziploc bag. What an incredible tree. I’m in the UK and have been struggling to find pine resin that was definitely food safe. I have a friend who uses this recipe but she replaces sweet almond oil for jojoba oil with success ), 24 Easy DIY Garden Trellis Ideas & Best Plant Structures, How To Germinate Seeds 3X Faster ( & What NOT to Do). Does anyone know if it’s posdible to make beeswax wraps without using an oven? No biggie, but I was curious about how much better I could make these by using the same ingredients as the commercially sold varieties. Thank you! I have even found a wrap in the bottom of my son’s schoolbag containing a shrivelled sandwich that had been there for weeks. https://www.pambazuka.org/food-health/cash-crop-colonialism-and-attack-african-agriculture I’ve also started re-living my first made lot put rebutting them in the oven for a melt and hang. }, DIY Beautiful (& Free!) I tried alchohol and a number of other things but in the end pretty much waited until it wore off. Add 3 Tbsp pine resin and 1 Tbsp jojoba oil. 3. – still the blob remains! Would love your comments and thoughts. I acquired it from my boss, who’d had an offcut from making pillow cases or something. It so happens that I am allergic to pine resin, so I only use mine to cover bowls, and still I do it very rarely because touching it with my hands might cause a bad reaction. Could this possibly be used as a replacement for Pine Rosin? I’m holding it at 200 for now. I also get roughness if i haven’t melted the wax well enough. https://www.theresaneoforthat.com/shelf-life-of-carrier-oils/ I thought about sprinkling the resin on it, then iron it. The wax is clean, I double checked it. I have an infusion disaster. Thank you for your recipe! It actually pinked easier. Do you make a large batch of wax mixture and then a bunch of fabric squares one at a time? I used only 12.5% of pinon pine resin and the tackiness is sufficient (for me!). One more tip I learned is that if your hands have a tacky feeling for handling these simply use hand lotion to relieve them. Food Safe Pine Resin, Organic Jojoba Oil & Beeswax Jenny Joy's Soap. It couldn’t be easier. I don’t use them to cover bowls of leftovers because I use plates or pot lids to do this, which permits stacking them up in my tiny fridge. Have a look at the picture in the post to see how the metal bowl sits over the pot with water. I put a tea towel in the bottom to stop the rattling. I dip my fabrics into the pot of wax and then put it in-between 2 sheets of tracing paper – and iron. Do you know if there’s another substance that could be added to do the same effect (I would like to try and make some of my own)? I melt my wax in a double boiler then add the jojoba oil and resin. I made another batch with a little less pine rosin and now the wrap isn’t tacky at all. I am going to need to strain tbe bits out (I’m thinking warm it & strain through muslin or tights). Just makes a big blob and will not melt. And waited between spoons till it dissolved. All the things I’ve loved, hated, broken and/or lost. Love this tutorial and am super excited to try it! There is an Australian company, that makes the beeswax, rosin and oil already mixed up. Thank you so much, Barbara. When using the “electric skillet method”, are you melting the ingredients directly in the skillet or using another vessel with water in the skillet (like a double boiler)? It occurred to me that the oil and wax would stay on the surface, and the water probably wouldn’t hurt the process, so I began by floating my fabric pieces on the surface. Dang! The beeswax and rosin combo will yellow your material. Worked just fine. « How to Skim Coat & Smooth a Textured Wall Like a Pro! I cook on a low heat in the oven for five minutes and check to make sure the wax and rosin is melted and turn if necessary with metal tongs. . https://evofinition.ca/en/product/rosin-resin-evo/ I’m using 100% pure white beeswax pellets and 100% pure Georgia Pine Gum Rosin powder. Thanks for this great blog. Thanks for a great recipe. The addition of resin helps the suppleness and tackiness of the wraps. I am a wrap novice on the eve of her first bake (assuming I can source pinking shears tomorow morning). For readers in New Zealand: if you’re hunting for resin/rosin, try purenature.co.nz . Tutorial & video with recipe, pros & cons, & no resin variations. I just finished 3 batches tonight, and molded them using a silicon muffin mold. Then I dropped in some frankincense and heated the mixture again, and this time just dunked the pieces and stirred them around. After experimenting, I chose to use a blend of wax, tree resin, and jojoba oil. I’m wondering about the problem some are having with resin forming “globs” during the melting process: could moisture be the problem? I would be interested to hear what ratios work for others: Beeswax:Resin:Jojoba. I will defer to anyone else who can better answer your dipping question. I’ve been making them for a few years now – 80 for Xmas presents last year. If your not real big,I wonder if you know how the big companies do it? She couldn’t eat it and brought it home and it was quite discusting. Full disclosure here. forgot to say that I like the smell of frankincense and it’s edible, so I love the smell, especially combined with beeswax. Great beeswax wrap … How to Make Your Own Reusable Cling Wrap, the Directions: 1. I also encountered the challenge of some resin chunks not melting. I’m new at this and making the wraps for myself, as hostess gifts and for family. I think some of it does manage to combine with the beeswax and jojoba oil though as the wraps are definitely tackier than with just wax. Is it better to buy the powdered rosin perhaps? Most recipes call foor a half wax/half rosin recipe. along with my bee related products. I use a crockpot, and dip. Here’s what I approximately use to infuse one 25cm square cloth – bit of an inexact science though! Interesting about the scale – I haven’t found that myself, but I make these on a hobby scale, and not all the time. The wax and rosin are both fairly hard substances at room temp, so adding the oil creates a softer overall ‘balm’ for the fabric. The sarongs sound great. Eventually, I will bring to our farmers market, that if my two little boys allow me (ha!) 100g beeswax I must have changed my recipe along the way, I have a small sample for people to try and that is not tacky but sticks well, they love it and then buy a set ( I just cant keep up). Thanks for your comment Sharon. I went on to their website and found out that they also sell the Damar Resin which I heard was better than the Pine Resin. Thank you for sharing your success. I’m just not sure how anyone gets the powdered rosin to not goop up and turn to taffy. Can’t wait to order supplies and get to experimenting! i used yellow beeswax, and it only tinted the fabric very slightly. 3. Initially I’m making them for myself, but I’m thinking I might gift or sell them once I’ve figured out the process. I’ve often thought about doing round ones but what a waste of fabric! I’m assuming the more it’s used and washed the tackiness will become more subtle. I allowed my mix to settle and harden then flip it to reveal the base of the infusion is black. Double boiler Like I’ve said…I’ve made that mistake before. Hi Mel. Rosin sold in most comercial outlets such as Bunnings is not food grade. https://www.biome.com.au/diy-kits/20980-sustomi-diy-beeswax-wrap-mix-150g-9352759000222.html Also was yours powdered? I used an old pot directly on the cooker ring. and I’m wondering if my failure has anything to do with using wax paper instead of parchment? I wonder if the solution would make the pinking shears unusable for other purposes. I plan to use 80% wax and 20% jojoba oil (because I have bought it) – she said there is no need for roisin if you use oil. The dry fabric will absorb excess (and then you will have two). Good question Gail. Hi Krishna, are you able to pass on the details for this? and re press it if you need to. The excess wax are then removed easily from the paper and put back into the pot. Wow, you are going above and beyond. The rectangle I coated half, folded it, and ironed – perfect. Do you make one batch of mix at a time? I re wax mine and expect to keep them for many years to come. I buy locally now, so I can smell it first and be sure I don’t waste my money. (On the whole I think the commercially produced rosin is likely to be purer and therefore safer so I just bought it on ebay uk, I used less than in most recipes and it definitely provided the tackyness needed), The easiest test for cotton is to snip a scrap off and singe the edge with a match or lighter. Thanks so much for sharing all of your knowledge everyone! Hi Terri, it’s a little inexact when I do it thisbway however sounds like you could Ben using a bit less grated wax if your fabric is coming up rough. sue. Let us know how you go . A 5 ml. Is this your experience? None of the research is on what happens when it is combined with beeswax and resin though so it may not apply! Mine left residue on the glass that I wrapped. Julie is a wonderful help! I’m not sure – seems worthy of an experiment if you can test a small amount. You do not want to breathe in those fine crystals. 25 Gorgeous Kitchen Cabinet Colors & Paint Color Combos, Easiest 5 Minute “Bleached Pinecones” {without Bleach! I am hoping to try these with my kids this week. Great post! The rosin I had was a mix of smaller debris and big chunks. The watery residue was tipped out in a corner of the garden with no qualms. I use mine constantly and many are already years old without wear to the fabric itself (and rewaxing is easy). Whatever you do, don’t go with white! I want them tacky, but obviously not too tacky. … Do you think I can replace the jojoba oil with sweet almond oil? I was using a large tomato can in a pot of boiling water. I quite like this method of creating small pucks of the combined mixture, now that Ive tried it this way myself. I would like to do this commercially, I am wondering about streamlining it. Hi Claudia, Thanks for all the great info on this site… I was checking it out as a friend has given me some homemade wraps and they are quite firm and not tacky… so am using a rubberband for now to seal them on containers. convenience and availability are non-factors when goods are readily available online. Range Products in Welshpool, Western Australia, stock everything you need to make beeswax wraps – white beeswax pellets or blocks of beeswax, pine resin and jojoba oil. water to melt some of the coating away, or just wrap your food more loosely. I’ve read through the whole thread & no one has mentioned using resin from the raw (not sure if that’s the right term) product – has anyone used it? Good luck – I’d love to hear how you go! Hi Mohsin, how were you heating it? I am just totally confused as I want to make these wax wraps and I’m just not sure how much to use of each I have everything to make them not sure what amount of each to use DIY Beeswax Food Wraps: Perfect for DIY Beeswax Food Wraps – Adds extra “stickiness” to your wraps; Grip Enhancer: Add extra Grip to the barrel of your baseball bat by adding resin powder Survival Kit Fire Starter: Easy to light in the field with a flint or match Essential Living’s powdered pine resin has been sourced from slash pine trees grown in the southern United … I also have a coffee grinder that is used just for pulverising the pine resin. color fabrics should not matter, but if you want a pure white fabric, then use white wax! Any big chunks will still eventually melt, it just takes some time and stirring, but yes, if you got a powder it would probably melt much quicker. Just wondering what I am doing wrong? They love this at my farmers market and its a nice side hobby for me . But i thought that double boiler doesn’t reach really really high temperatures, and I didn’t think to stick the candy thermometer in the boiling water. Just a thought. Take care. Thanks for sharing your method Glenys. Her wraps are made with conventional cotton. On the other hand, if it is safe, I’d rather include it in my recipe. I recently spoke with a local artisan at a craft fair and received some great tips. Sprinkling on separately sounds like a great plan! Did anyone else find their hands are very sticky using their wraps? Drizzle the jojoba oil into the liquified mixture while stirring. I received a reply from DickBlick art supplies saying “Enkaustikos Damar Resin has been FDA approved for coating fruit and vegetable crates during shipment.” I wrote back saying what I had was from Utrecht. Also, methods for applying wax. I ordered some organic pinon pine refined resin from amazon.uk and it’s also available from amazon.fr from Jenny joy’s soap. I would love to hear the steps on how you make your wraps. Please note that many trees produce resins. Scraps of fabric, including a purple faded Malaysian saroong of my mother in laws. Hi guys – I found this post about rosin … I think I’ll try my wraps without it. Happy waxing, whichever method you choose. (might be a jelly roll pan?) Their product come from http://www.evofinition.ca/, Pour les québecois, vous pouvez trouver de la résine de pin(sécuritaire pour aliments) à Lévis chez https://boutique.marchedubois.com. I continued making wraps with just beeswax and jojoba oil, and they are perfect for wrapping sandwiches, cheese, apples for a packed lunch, etc. The website states: As per U.S. Code of Federal Regulation (Title 21); our Rosin Resin is safe to be in contact with food, for food wrapping and packaging. It works like a charm. Patricia, In my research this evening, I saw that Amazon sells a synthetic pine rosin that is supposed to be hypoallergenic. I am just not sure how to melt the beeswax and the pine rosin if I get the chunks of rosin? Any consideration about the environmental impact of using cotton? Why do we need double boiler? All in all we had lots of fun and made some great wraps! I had been using the same amount of beeswax as pine rosin with coconut oil. Easy Fall & Thanksgiving Centerpiece {10 Minute $1 DIY}, DIY Designer Wall Plates and Light Switch Covers, DIY Paper Lanterns with Beautiful 3D Flowers Design. As far as I can see Bee propolis is used for anti bacterial properties – a completely different function. They were nice and pliable, and folded well, but weren’t *quite* sticky enough for my liking. This food cover is sticky to keep your sandwidges fresh. Please note that rosin has a much higher melting point than that of water boiling so that the double boiler method just can’t work! did you use fine powder pine resin? What ratio worked best for you? I recently made a batch that I thought was perfect but was concerned about the tacky feeling that was left on my fingers when handling the wrap. I tried it and tried it until my son pointed out these facts that I hadn’t considered! P. S.: Liz, I’m so thankful for your post and to all of you, wonderful people, for sharing your experiences.. Not suitable for microwave or high heat environments like in a hot car. 100% cotton fabric, preferably organic. Beeswax food wraps, and they are easy to make! I’m not as concerned with pesticide/chemical contamination of cotton as it is grown, but more of chemicals used in the treatment of the fabric. Another thing: I don’t believe the wraps are supposed to stick to food containers, but rather stick to themselves, and thus shaping to the container. Yes, I’ve seen that one, but I agree it’s fairly vague. Any ideas please? To avoid the cost of a good pair of pinking shears, buy a pinking wheel for a rotary cutter. “The Enkaustikos Damar Resin has been FDA approved for coating fruit and vegetable crates during shipment.”. Gums are the water soluble exudates of trees and bushes. I weighed the ingredients (to get it just right), and because they didn’t stick after the first trial I re-waxed them until the fabric was totally saturated on both sides. It’s rosin I bought last year and had no issues with. I prob wont be back here to answer questions but I hope that helps someone out. However, their site doesn’t specify whether they are food grade safe or not so I have contacted them and am waiting for a response. There was a point where it seemed to dissolve, but then it clarified a bit, and I could see a lump of taffy like resin, just stirring around the bottom, but never mixing in. 2 T jojoba oil I live in Sydney, Australia. Food grade rosin is available in Perth. They say 1part rosin to 8 parts beeswax but they also give a link to a recipe for the wraps which is more like 1 to 4. These wraps have changed the way our kitchen works with about 20 circles, squares and rectangular wraps in all sizes in constant use. Hello, could you please tell me if you have made VEGAN wraps and if you have, what did you use instead of beeswax. When I heated the rosin in a double boiler with the wax and oil, it initially melted, but even though I kept the water boiling, it soon formed dark taffy like lumps in the bottom of the pot. Combine the beeswax, pine rosin and jojoba in a double boiler on the stovetop to melt, then stir to combine (proportions are noted below in the ingredients section). thanks this was really useful. Thank you!!! I settled on the ironing method rather than dipping. . Great information and easy to understand. HELP! Hi Liz! Just turns to gooey glop! Very interesting article. I’m using beeswax pellets, jojoba oil and pine resin powder. I looked up the melting point for it which seems to vary between 120ºC and 190ºC depending on whom you consult. I wondered if maybe the flour sack towels were too thick. They can be made in relatively small dimensions and still be useful since they will adhere to themselves or the hard surface of the food you’re wrapping. I thought I was not going to make anymore but I gave away so many, I’m going to make one more batch. I gave up on the oven method because I burnt too many pieces of fabric. Also, there is no need to heat to 200 degrees celsius. Use your most used dishes to determine the numbers and sizes of fabrics to cut. I also include a large colourful rubber band with he bags when I give as gifts. It’s interesting that some are finding they can get the tackiness from much less rosin, and some are still looking for more. They do state this however, I called up Enkaustikos and enquired about their Damar Resin and they said that it is not food grade safe for food wraps as their product is unfiltered and you can do it but have to use a very, very high temperature, filtering system before you can get it to the food grade state. Hi, I’m wondering roughly how much wax people are using when they grate it onto the wraps? What are you making with the other parts of the cotton? I just went on the Goldleaf Factory site and there is one 5 star review for the Colophony Rosin and they saying this makes the best food wraps at the best price. I am in south western Ontario near London as well. I havent tried it myself but a friend was given vegan wraps made with soy wax. Hope that helps someone! 2. Many thanks for the post and all those who have commented. I know I put too much wax on the cloths as well. The powder melted fine. My understanding after some research is that oven cooking of the wraps won’t heat the poly enough to melt it into the wax. If it’s cotton, it’ll burn very quickly, smell like burned paper, and the ash will be smooth to touch. I have tried homemade beeswax wrap recipes with 2:1 ratio of beeswax to tree resin, and the wraps feel too sticky on my hands even after they cooled off. Here in Oxford, UK we definitely need the oil even in summer!! Ooh! . You just sprinkle the grated beeswax on the cloth, add a little bit of oil if you wish, fold your fabric to enclose the wax and fit in the sandwich press, and heat for a minute or so until the wax melts through the fabric. I’ve copied and pasted for future reference! The oil, whether jojoba or another, adds pliability to the coating. I wonder if it’s down to variability in the natural material? Basically, the warmth of your hands makes them pliable so that you can use them: For wrapping snacks, fruit, veggies, cheese, bread and more In place of cling wrap over a bowl or other container Your email address will not be published. Thanks so much Again, it worked like a charm, with very even take-up. Details: Note: This item is eligible for FREE click and collect without a minimum order. Note: be sure to use an old iron, not one you will use on your clothes. (I find myself having to put rubber bands around them, as they don’t hold their shape, or stick at all.) And you’re so right – if it’s not fully melted it’s not going to mix well with the wax. I have to say, I’m glad you did more research. I would love to visit Haida Gwaiii one day. This has been a super helpful thread & post. 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