Candelilla wax is a plant based wax and a suitable vegan alternative to beeswax.
INCI: CANDELILLA CERA
Candelilla wax makes an excellent skincare ingredient in its own right.
Like beeswax, this unique wax has quite a high melting point, and acts as a stabiliser and emulsifier in balms, creams, salves and lotions.
It is skin conditioning, easily absorbed, odorless, and rich in nutrients. It also provides a wonderful gloss and lubricity to lip balms.
Candelilla wax is a bit denser than beeswax, so you will have to adjust your DIY skincare recipes if you are substituting it for beeswax.
It is recommended that you use half the amount of candelilla wax as beeswax since it has twice the stiffening powers.
So if a recipe calls for 130 gr of beeswax, use 65 gr of candelilla wax instead.
Our candelilla wax is derived from the leaves of the small candelilla shrub native to northern Mexico and the southwestern United States. It is 100% natural and refined (filtered twice).
One of the most exciting things about candelilla wax is that it's a vegan substitute for beeswax. It's often used to replace other waxes to add texture or help make barrier products, such as lip balms.
Candelilla may also be found in moisturizers and massage bars, and is supremely softening and protective.