Carnauba wax, a natural vegetable wax exuded by the leaves of a palm tree (copernicia cerifera) growing in Brazil, the wax is obtained by beating the wax off of the dried palm fronds and then refining it for use.hardest natural wax available, composed of wax esters (85%), free fatty acids, fatty alcohols & resins (15%). Type 3 grade. Yellow flakes or powder, no or faint odor. Soluble in alcohol, insoluble in water. Melting point 80-85°C/176-185°F.
Name: Copernicia prunifera (carnauba) wax
Properties: Non-gelling thickener, viscosity & consistency enhancer (provides good texture & stability due to high melting point), emollient & moisturizer, good skin protective properties.
Use: 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. . For external use only.
Applications: Creams, salves, ointments, protective creams, balms, pomades, lipsticks, mascaras, lip gloss.