Carnauba Wax

Certified Organic & Kosher Certified

  • OG
  • K
  • Copernica cerifera
  • Origin: USA
Carnauba Wax

SKU
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Suggested Use

Cosmetic use only

Overview

Carnauba wax is a vegetable wax obtained from the leaves of a Brazilian palm tree (Copernica cerifera) known as the “Tree of Life.” Carnauba wax is the hardest natural wax available. Commercially, it is widely used in the cosmetic, body care, food, pharmaceutical, automotive, and other industries. Carnauba wax is a wonderful ingredient to use in natural cosmetics. It is extremely durable, and dries to a glossy finish. Commonly found in lipsticks and lip balms, it may also be used in salves, balms, and in any recipe where beeswax is called for. It is a great alternative to beeswax, and a crucial ingredient in the vegan cosmetics industry. To use Carnauba wax in your recipe, it must be heated to a higher melting point than beeswax. It requires a temperature of 180-185 degrees in order to melt. Please note that Carnauba wax is harder than beeswax, and this must be taken into consideration when incorporating it into your recipes.

The palm species which our carnauba wax is derived from flourishes naturally in Brazil. This is not the same species that palm oil is pressed from, and is a tree that grows wildly in native forests. Once a year the leaves are pruned by hand from trees found growing naturally in the forest. This harvesting practice allows the trees to continue with their natural growth cycles. To the knowledge of our harvesters, there has never been an instance where this tree was considered threatened or a threat to the environment.

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