If you want to reduce the use of chemical-laden household maintenance products and plastic food packaging, come to the "Uses of Beeswax" workshop! You will learn how to make safe food wraps under the guidance of Margaret Mossakowska, a sustainability educator, gardener and Meliponist.
The properties of natural wax lend themselves to many uses relevant in modern households. Beeswax has been used for thousands of years as a preserving and sealing agent, a thickener for various products made from oils (creams, ointments) and to waterproof fabrics.
During the workshop you not only will make your own food wrap to take home, but also will see other homemade products which utilise beeswax, such as shoe dubbin, aromatic Florentine tablets, coldcream and wood polish.