Candelilla Wax – a natural choice.
Poth Hille has been a major supplier of Candelilla wax for many years. This wax is a protected species under CITES and we ensure all statutory import documentation is available to all of our customers.
A versatile hard natural wax, Candelilla wax, light in colour, is insoluble in water and has excellent emollient capabilities.
These unique characteristics allows cosmetic formulators to harden up cosmetic pencil formulations whilst enhancing strength and stability without increasing the melting point of these products. Candelilla wax also provides superior oil retention properties which enables a prolonged shelf life in lipstick formulations. Its film firming qualities is used in mascaras to thicken, lengthen and define eyelashes.
In food applications Candelilla is classified as GRAS, EU regulated as a food additive E902 and used as a glossing agent, emulsifier, fruit coating additive and in chewing gum base.
Candelilla wax is produced from the wild growing plant Euphorbia Cerifera which is located in the Northern Mexican desert area. It is available in pelleted, powdered and lump form packed into 25 kilos poly bags.
Poth Hille only source from recognised and established producers and working closely with them we can advise on factors like climate and rain levels which can influence the supply and price of Candelilla wax.
Grades of Candelilla Wax
Refined Candelilla Wax (PHC 7454)
Most commonly used in cosmetic applications due to its emolliency and strengthening properties, this pale yellow pelleted wax is also available in a powdered form. It’s capability of producing a glossy finish makes it a perfect for use as a glazing agent in the food industry.
Packing is available in 25 Kilo poly bags.
Crude Candelilla Wax (PHC 3334)
Due to its hard characteristics this wax is popular within the precision casting industry. Crude Candelilla wax is unbleached, of light brown in colour and generally available in lump or pellet form.
It is also suitable in other technical industries and can be used as a substitute for Carnauba wax in certain applications.
Packing is available in 25 Kilo bags.