T1 Carnauba Wax Certified Organic Flakes • Thickening • Cosmetics • Coatings • Emulsifying
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Organic Carnauba Wax Flakes Carnauba Wax is produced by the leaves of the Brazilian palm tree known as Copernica Cerifera. Also referred to as the "Tree of Life", local Brazilians use many of the trees' produce for various uses. Grown in the northeastern region of Brazil, the Carnauba tree proliferates along river banks, streams, and damp lowlands. Although various Carnauba palms exist in other parts of South America, Africa, and Ceylon, Carnauba wax is unique to the Brazilian palm, due to Brazil's irregular rainy seasons. The wax is obtained from the leaves of the carnauba palm which are collected and beaten to loosen the wax and then refined.
Appearance: Brittle yellow solid flakes with a mild odor. Melting Point: 172 degrees Fahrenheit (78 degrees Celsius) Uses: Organic Carnauba Wax comes in the form of hard yellow flakes and is widely used in cosmetics as an emulsifier or as a thickening agent for lipstick, eyeliner, mascara, eye shadow, foundation, deodorant, and sun care preparations. Carnauba Wax is the hardest natural wax and has lustrous composition making it a common choice for cosmetics, ointments, pharmaceuticals, candles, candy coatings, and polishes. Carnauba Wax is compatible with most animal, vegetable, and mineral waxes and a large variety of natural and synthetic resins. Note: This product is packaged in a heat-sealed food-grade bag.