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Carnauba Wax
Carnauba Wax


Product Code: CRNW-WX

8 oz Net Wt [$11.70]
16 oz Net Wt - 1 lb [$21.60]
32 oz Net Wt - 2 lbs [$39.60]
80 oz Net Wt - 5 lbs [$90.00]

Details Ingredients & Additional Information COA (Certificate of Analysis)

Carnauba Wax is derived from the leaves of a plant native to northeastern Brazil, the carnauba palm (Copernicia prunifera). It is known as "queen of waxes" and usually comes in the form of hard yellow-brown flakes. It is obtained from the leaves of the carnauba palm by collecting them, beating them to loosen the wax, then refining and bleaching the wax.

Carnauba wax contains mainly esters of fatty acids (80-85%), fatty alcohols (10-15%), acids (3-6%) and hydrocarbons (1-3%). Specific for carnauba wax is the content of esterified fatty diols (about 20%), hydroxylated fatty acids (about 6%) and cinnamic acid (about 10%). Cinnamic acid, an antioxidant, may be hydroxylated or methoxylated.

Carnauba wax can produce a glossy finish and as such is used in automobile waxes, shoe polishes, food products such as candy corn, guitar polishes, and floor and furniture polishes, especially mixed with beeswax. It is used as a coating on dental floss. Use for paper coatings is the most common application in the United States. It is the main ingredient in surfboard wax, combined with coconut oil.

Carnauba wax is a prominent ingredient in cosmetic formulas: lipsticks, eyeliners, mascara, eye shadows, foundations, blushers, skin care preparations, sun care preparations, etc.

It is the finish of choice for most briar pipes. It produces a high gloss finish when buffed on to wood. This finish dulls with time rather than flaking off (as is the case with most other finishes used.)

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 carnuba wax February 24, 2014
Reviewer: patricia carthon from Baltimore, MD United States  
This wax is used either alone or with
Candelilla wax in my vegan formulas
It is typically a harder wax than the
Candelilla wax.
I enjoy using them both and I can easily
incorporate it in my formulas.

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