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Candellila Wax - This unique vegetable wax helps provide gloss and lubricity ("slip") to lip balms and lotion bars. It's also excellent in furniture polish. Candelilla is obtained from the coating of the “wax slipper plant” (Euphorbia Cerifera) found mainly in Mexico. The wax is extracted by boiling the plant (to separate the wax and the plant material). The wax floats to the top of the water and is skimmed off and processed.
Ingredients:Botanical Name: Euphoribia Cerifera (Candelilla) WaxCommon Name: Candelilla Wax
I have been using the same lip balm recipe for about 5 years, and it always turns out great! I don't like beeswax in lip balm, so I had been using the "double refined" candelilla wax from a different supplier, but bought this one from BB when it was on sale. I thought the smaller grains would be nice, and much easier to melt than the pellets. I recently made my usual large batch of lip balm base, that I later split up into different flavors. ALL of the lip balm is grainy, it's like a lot of the grains of wax separated back out. I have tried remelting it, but no matter what I do, it stays grainy, so I can't sell it. This was a super costly problem for me.
This is a great product to use for lip balms as a vegan alternative.
Great price on this unique wax.
I ordered some candelilla wax to make body bars for my son and his girlfriend who have chosen to go vegan. All I can say is WOW!!! While I love the beeswax body bars, this has a wonderfully soft "slip". The same firmness of the beeswax bars but you get more moisturizing with the candellila. I am sold!. Thanks folks!
I got this wax as a vegan alternative to beeswax or a soy option. It is a lot harder than the beeswax and can be a bit more fragile, but it also has good slip to it. However, it does not lock in the moisture or have the same staying power as beeswax.
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