Candelilla Wax Pellets | Environmentally Friendly
Premium Grade Candelilla Wax is an Orange / Yellow hard wax which is an excellent Vegan friendly replacement for Beeswax in Vegan products. Ideal for use in Lip Balms, Lipsticks and Body Butters. Candelilla Wax is more brittle than Beeswax but Harder than Carnauba Wax. Our Candelilla wax is not produced using Sulphuric Acid.
Common Name: Candelilla Wax Pellets
INCI Name: Euphorbia cerifera (Candelilla) Wax
Botanical Name: Euphorbia cerifera
Origin: Mexico / Chihuahuan Desert
CAS NUMBER: 8006-44-8
EINECS NUMBER: 232-347-0
Melting Point: 68 - 73c
Saponification value, mg KOH/g: 43 – 65
Description: Premium Candelilla Wax is extracted from the leaves of the Candelilla shrub which is boiled in hot water, then skimmed off the surface, before going through an additional filtration / refining process to pellitize the final wax product. Our Manufacturer used Citric Acid during the production process, which is safer and more environmentally friendly, they do not use Sulphuric Acid.
Suggestions for Use: Our Premium Candelilla Wax will help provide a protective barrier in Skin and Hair products that ultimately help moisture retention. It is also useful in the manufacturing of cosmetic products as it helps to bind all the ingredients together and create a thick and workable texture with water-repellent propertiesis sometimes referred to as a ‘Replacement Wax’ as it is the go to wax to replace other waxes. For example it is a Vegan alternative to Beeswax in Lip Balms, Lipsticks, and Body Butters. It also has applications in Soap Making, Candle manufacturing, and various Industrial products. Candelilla Wax is approved by the US Food and Drug Administration as GRAS, generally recognised as safe, for applications in the food industry under regulations 21CFR, 175.105, 175.320, 176.180, 184.1976 and is CTFA listed.