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Waxology Wax Wraps

Milton Ontario

           Waxology Wax Wraps is a Milton, Ontario company that sells wax wraps at local shops and markets in the region.  Nikki, the owner and operator of this sustainable living company has generously partnered with us to help make our sustainable starter kits possible for distribution at our end of year goal.  


           Nikki is an eco warrior who is passionate about sharing simple solutions in the kitchen to help households reduce their plastic waste output.  Her wax wrap products are a sustainable solution for ditching single use plastic wrap in the kitchen.  If you are considering purchasing a set of your own, Waxology provides are local and effective.


          Check out her site by clicking on the link to the right.



Connect with Waxology

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Available for Purchase

You can purchase your own set of Waxology Wax Wraps at one of our upcoming Repurposing Trading Post events this summer.  All proceeds made from these purchases will go towards filling our 2019 goal of creating ten sustainable starter kits for low income families.

Make Your Own Wax Wraps

Wax wraps loose coating after 6-12 months. Use these instructions to re wax your existing products.

Instead of buying expensive food wraps online, you can make your own using a few simple ingredients.  I modified this to include jojoba oil and pine resin, as I have learned that this makes the wax wrap more pliable and easy to work with.

Materials

  • Cut sheets of cotton (old bedsheets work well, or you can get some at the local fabric store)
  • Beeswax (you can buy it in a brick form, or in pellet form)
  • Equal amount of pine resin to bees wax
  • A few drops of Jojoba oil
  • A large cookie baking sheet (you will not want to use it for food purposes afterwards)
  • Twine
  • Scissors
  • Clothes pegs, or any other clips you have
  • A paint brush

Instructions

  1. Use the twine to make a makeshift drying line outside, or somewhere that is easily accessible to the oven.
  2. Make sure your sheets are the small enough to fit on the cookie baking sheet. Place it on the cookie sheet. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.  
  3. If you got the beeswax brick, you will need a cheese grater to make small pieces of beeswax.  Sprinkle a small amount of beeswax and pine resin on the cloth. You don’t need a lot.  It will melt on the cloth and spread apart. Put a few drops of the jojoba oil over the cloth as well.
  4. Put the cookie sheet in the oven for about 5 minutes.  You don’t need to leave it in long.
  5. When you take it out of the oven, use the brush to smooth out the melted beeswax. It will begin to harden quickly as it cools.
  6. Pick it up out of the cookie sheet and hang it on the dryer line that you made.  It will dry quickly, so you will be able to take it off the line before the next cloth comes out of the oven. It will be very stiff, so be sure to crumble it up and play with it to make it more malleable for your first food item.


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