A refresher bar to give your well used wax wraps a second lease of life, or to make your own from scratch! This refresher block will make your wraps good as new again.
These pre-mixed blocks are ready to use, no additional ingredients required. Instructions for how to use are provided.
Each bar should refresh upto 4 of your old wraps.
Beeswax, pine resin, jojoba oil
How to refresh your food wax wraps:
- Place the refresher bar in a double boiler or a glass jar and set in a saucepan.
- Add water to saucepan until the mixture inside the double boiler or glass jar is below waterline. Turn to a medium-high heat.
- Preheat oven to 140°F/60°C
- Allow ingredients to melt
- Cover large baking tray with a sheet of parchment paper and put your fabric/wax wrap in the oven for 1 minute. This will help the mixture spread evenly.
- Using a 2 inch paintbrush and working quickly, lightly brush the mixture into fabric. It might solidify, which is fine, as you'll be able to redistribute later. It's easy to oversaturate, so remember that it's easier to add more than take the excess away.
- Put the tray in the oven for 1 minute, or until fabric looks wet.
- Remove from over and look for any dry spots. Brush mixture over these uncovered areas, applying more coating as needed. If you notice unevenness after adding more you can Place it back in the oven for a few minutes to smooth.
- Put back in the oven for a further minute.
- Soak up excess coating by covering with the next wrap you want to refresh or with kitchen paper. Work quickly, as you don't want the wax to begin to solidify.
- Hand your completed wrap(s) to dry. Drying only takes a few minutes.
(Pine resin has antibacterial properties and has a tacky quality which makes beeswax wraps more effective and last longer. Jojoba oil makes the wraps more pliable)