Candelilla wax is a hard, brittle vegetable wax supplied in pellet form. The color ranges from light yellow to light brown. Candelilla wax is the exudate found on the leaves of a small scrub native to Mexico and the southwest. It can be used as a substitute for beeswax or carnauba in food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic products. It is softer than carnauba wax and is often used to make candles. Candelilla wax in commonly used in lip products, stick formulations, body butters, creams, lotions, hair pomades and other products requiring stiffness.
Candelilla (Euphorbia cerifera ) Wax