It's important, to us, that you should know what goes into making beeswax food wraps before you using them in your kitchen to wrap food.
We use 3 natural ingredients; beeswax, tree resin & jojoba oil. We keep data sheets on all the ingredients. In summary, all the ingredients are certified to be safe to use for a food wrap.
We use beeswax sourced from a UK supplier and is commercially rendered and filtered to remove any impurities. Our high grade beeswax has an EU food classification, E901 and are also used to coat foods to provide surface protection, prevent water loss and protect against ageing.
All beeswax contains naturally occurring propolis. Some people may be allergic to propolis, certainly if you are allergic to honey.
Damar Tree Resin
We only use Dammar tree resin in our Queen Bee Wraps. Many homemade wraps and commercially bought wraps contain Pine Resin.
Our wraps are 100% pine resin free. (also known as colophoney, pine gum,rosin)
Dammar (Damar) Resin is derived from 2 types of trees; Shorea Dipterocarpaceae and Shorea Javanica. Pine Resin is from the Pinus genus variety.
Why use it?
- Approved for use in storage of food, glazing agent and as a food additive.
- Makes the beeswax less brittle and adds a stickiness to the wrap helping it hold its shape and stick to itself.
- No known allergies or reactions to damar resin like there has been for pine resin.
- Safety data sheet rates damar resin 1/5 for health issues, same as beeswax, rock salt and sugar.
- Pine resin is 2/5 due to the allergy profile.
We use pure cold-pressed jojoba oil. Jojoba oil has antibacterial properties and is an anti-inflammatory agent. In the wrap this helps food stay fresher for longer and adds suppleness to the wrap to make it more malleable.
We use new, 100% pure cotton fabric in varies designs. Cotton is used as it is a natural fibre and is biodegradable.
100% recycled waste paper