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Carnauba Wax Pound
Top quality cosmetic grade Carnauba Wax is an all vegetable derived, hard, brittle, light yellow wax in a flake form one of the hardest natural waxes available and often found in cosmetic products, waxes, polishes, and often used with beeswax or candelilla. The properties of carnauba wax make it ideal for Thickening (non-gelling), and use as a viscosity enhancer. It has excellent properties as an emollient and a great moisturizer. Auto Finish protectant Lip balms and Lipsticks (adds hardness and gloss) Hair pomades Creams, lotions Mascara Candles
Carnauba provides good skin protectant properties too. It is compatible with many other natural and synthetic waxes and resins.
To use- typically warmed to melt before use, add to fat phase in formulations requiring emulsification.
When substituting Carnauba Wax in place of Beeswax reduce the amount of wax by half. Carnauba Wax has double the stiffening power of Beeswax.
If you are thickening a salt or sugar scrub try adding 1 to 2 grams of Carnauba wax to 1 pound (450 grams) of your oil. Melt the wax into the oils and then allow to cool. Use this premixed oil mixture as your formula requires.
Other properties: Faint, typical odor.
Insoluble in Water. Soluble in alcohol.
Melting point 80-85 deg C / 176 -185 deg F.
INCI: carnauba wax
Typically a product of Brazil
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