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Item # 27-1602, Refined Candelilla Wax 27

Candelilla Wax, a vegetable wax, is found in the form of scales entirely covering a reed like plant which grows wild and in great abundance on the rocky slopes and plains of Northwestern Mexico. Production for Candelilla Wax is year-round with somewhat less wax obtained in the wet season, July to September.

Candelilla Wax is a light brown to light yellow, hard, brittle, slightly tacky and lustrous wax with a distinctive odor. This wax is not as hard as Carnauba, and does not reach its maximum hardness for several days after cooling.

Candelilla Wax Compatible With: All vegetable and Animal waxes, Fatty Acids, A large variety of natural and synthetic resins, Glycerides, Hydrocarbons (in certain proportions).

Candelilla Wax Uses:
  • Polishes: Furniture, Leather, Automobile, floor
  • Cosmetics: Lipsticks
  • Casting: Precision, electroplating, investment
  • Finishes: Leather, Textile, Cordage
  • Lubricants: Greases, adhesives, chewing gum, coatings
Candelilla Wax is F.D.A. Approved for the end uses indicated under Regulations 21 CFR 172.615, 175.105, 175.320, 184.1976 C.T.F.A. Listed C.A.S. #8006-44-8




Package Size (lbs)


Package Type


Melting Point

155 - 162 ºF


Pale Yellow

Acid Value

12 - 22

Ester Value

31 - 43

Sponification Value

43 to 65

Flash Point

465 °F Min.

Penetration @ 77 °F

1 to 4

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