Wax Profiles

Posted on 29 June 2015
Author:Emilia Obiekea

Waxes

 

Beeswax

Beeswax is made by worker bees. It is used for cosmetics, candles, salves, body care products and lotions. As a natural hydrating ingredient that increases essential moisture in the skin, it is commonly found in hand and body creams that help retain natural skin moisture and in the relief of itching from sensitive skin.

 

Candelilla Wax

Candelilla wax is a natural vegetable wax found on the outer coating of the candelilla shrubs. The color varies.

It can be used for vegan products.

 

Carnauba Wax

Carnuaba wax is a vegetable wax obtained from the leaves of the Carnauba tree (Copernica cerifera). Carnuaba wax is a hard wax. Great for cosmetic and body care. Commonly found in lipsticks and lip balms, it may also be used in salves, balms. It is a great alternative to beeswax for vegan cosmetic production.

Emulsifying Wax

Derived From: Cetostearyl alcohol, and Ethoxylated Sorbitan Ester.

The e-wax we use comes from naturally occurring fats and esters. It is ideal medium for the blending of fine creams, lotions and other fluid cosmetics which contain oil and water.

Floral Waxes

Floral waxes are a by-product of the production of absolutes and are solid and aromatic waxes. Use these delicate waxes to create luscious lip balms, exotic solid perfumes and exquisite salves and ointments.

 

Some other Waxes

Blackcurrants

Chamomile

Clary sage

Jasmine

Lavender

Orange

Raspberry

Rose

Tuberose

Violet

Ylang Ylang

 

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1 comment

  • Shelley Walker: September 26, 2015

    Very enlightening & informative post…had no clue of all these varieties of floral waxes existed…Thanks!!!

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