Ingredient Spotlight: Candelilla Wax

Candelilla wax is extracted from a plant mainly found in Mexico, the Euphorbia Cerifera shrub.   It’s a wonderful vegan alternative to the more common beeswax.  It is slightly harder than beeswax, so a lower usage rate is needed to achieve the same effects.  It can be found in several of our products, including lip butters and emulsified sugar scrubs. 

Candelilla wax is a light to medium yellow wax.  It has a higher melting point than beeswax, around 165 degrees.  It provides a lovely slip and gloss to various products, as well as helping to keep them more solid because of the higher melting point. 

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