To help you make an informed decision before buying our products – the following section provides information on the ingredients used in Earth Macros’ reusable beeswax food wraps.
100% Pure Natural Australian Beeswax
We use 100% pure Australian Beeswax blocks sourced from local Apiaries in Australia. Our beeswax is pure (not the paraffin wax kind), it’s hand filtered to be free of debris and impurities – since it’s pure and natural, there is a golden tint in our beeswax wrap.
We find that some beeswax blocks and pellets give off odd odor – these beeswax is not pure or high quality as golden beeswax blocks.
Our beeswax wraps also have a lovely honey aroma scent, are natural and pure.
If you have allergies to propolis, honey or other bee products, we suggest you do not purchase our beeswax and check with your health professional first.
Food Safe Natural Tree Gum
We use Food Safe natural tree gum which is used as an additive in chewing gum and thickening various food product items (this is NOT the lab made chemical type!).
Our natural gum products gives beeswax wraps it’s tacky texture, allowing them to “cling” to bowls and stay closed when wrapping bowls and food. Similar to beeswax, it has antimicrobial and antibacterial properties.
Note: Some beeswax wraps contain only beeswax and coconut oil – these wraps do not stick or cling to bowls. Whilst they may contain beeswax, they don’t work and act like cling wrap.
Why use Jojoba oil in beeswax wraps? We use 100% pure Jojoba oil because it’s adds to the flexibility and malleability to beeswax wraps.
It reduces the stiffness of beeswax cloth and helps wraps your food without cracked lines appearing on your wraps.
Jojoba oil is actually a “liquid wax”, research has shown that the wax produced by the jojoba bean is similar to the protective wax produced by human skin that helps keep it smooth, supple and moisturised.
There are cases where some people have allergies to jojoba oil. If you do, we suggest you do not use our wraps.
We use 100% organic coconut oil harvested from Papua New Guinea. Coconut oil is used to lower the melting point so it is easier to wrap food. It helps soften the wax and makes our wraps a little stickier.