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.