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Copernicia Cerifera Cera
What is Carnauba Wax?
Carnauba wax is an emollient that is also ideal for thickening, softening and emulsifying. With good hypoallergenic properties, it creates a creamy consistency that helps give structure to products like lipstick so they can be moulded and shaped accordingly.
Often used in mascara due to its ability to volumise, Carnauba Wax is also often added to lipsticks, lip balms and body butters.
What are the benefits of using Carnauba Wax on your skin?
A fantastic skin conditioner, it can give a superb shine or gloss and a smooth application when added to products.
What are the benefits of using Carnauba Wax on your hair?
A perfect ingredient in hair products for adding extra sheen to the hair.
What does Carnauba Wax look like?
Usually yellow in colour, it can vary from beige to brown and comes in flake form.
What does Carnauba Wax smell like?
A weak odour, slightly sweet.
How to use Carnauba Wax
It has one of the highest melting points among waxes at 82-86c and is also one of the hardest. Use between 1-20%.
History and origins of Carnauba Wax
Grown in, and native only to, the north-eastern region of Brazil, the Carnauba tree proliferates along riverbanks, streams and damp lowlands, and is also known as the “Tree of Life”. These palms exist in other parts of South America, Africa and Asia, but Carnauba wax is unique to the Brazilian palm, due to Brazil's irregular rainy seasons.
How is Carnauba Wax made?
Often known as the “Queen of Waxes”, Carnauba Wax is exuded from the leaves of the Brazilian palm tree known as Copernica Cerifera. Wild harvested, local Brazilians collect the leaves and dry them, before beating them to loosen the wax, which is then refined and bleached. The Brazilian people use much of the trees produce for various necessities such as
Is Carnauba Wax suitable for vegans?