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If you have been looking for somewhere to buy Candelilla wax, you have come to the right place. Formulated with the best quality ingredients, our wax is a firm favourite with customers in so many different industries. Whether we work with those customers on a one-off basis or establish an ongoing partnership, we provide a service that is tailored to suit their exact needs. The result? We’ve become known as one of the most trusted Candelilla wax suppliers in the UK. 

What is Candelilla wax?

So, what is Candelilla wax? It’s a wax that is derived from the leaves of the Candelilla shrub. This plant is native to the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. The plant will be cut and left to dry in natural sunlight, as this is by far the best way to prepare it for the extraction of the wax. Once it has been dried sufficiently, it is then packed into bundles and brought to the area where it can be boiled. The crude wax rises to the surface of the water and is skimmed away. This wax is then refined, giving you the candelilla wax that you know and love. 

We only ever supply our customers with the best quality wax, and oversee every step of the manufacturing process so that we can have total confidence in the product. 

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What is it used for?

When it comes to them making a purchase, one of the most common questions our customers ask us regarding our Candelilla wax for sale is what it can be used for. Well, you will be delighted to know that it is one of the most versatile waxes available. It’s great for hardening other waxes, but its addition will have the added of not raising their melting point. Candelilla wax is also a widely used food additive, and has been assigned the E number E 902. It can be used for many different purposes, and can serve as an emulsifier, fruit coating additive, and glazing agent. It is also widely used as base/binder for chewing gums. Its versatility continues with a range of potential applications in the cosmetics sector, such as component in lip balms and lotion bars. 

It is also worth noting that Candelilla wax is an effective substitute for Carnauba wax and Beeswax. 

What are the benefits of Candelilla wax?

As a supplier of Candelilla wax UK customers know that they can trust, we are used to answering questions and sharing information about our waxes. When it comes to all that Candelilla wax has to offer, we could talk all day. This is a wax that has so many benefits. It is very stable and easy to work with, and its low melting point makes it the perfect addition to formulations where a raised melting point is not desirable. It retains oil brilliantly, which means that it prolongs the longevity of any products it is used in. As you can imagine, that makes it very attractive to a wide range of customers. It is a common component in lipsticks and mascaras, and it is used so frequently in the latter as it visibly thickens, lengthens and defines eyelashes. 

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If you want to find out more about our Candelilla wax, then please reach out to a member of our team today. 

What is Candelilla wax?

Although it has been steadily growing in popularity, there are some people who are not aware of Candelilla wax. Candelilla wax is a naturally occurring wax that produced from stems of the Euphorbia Cerifera. If you have not heard of this plant, you may have heard of it when it is called by its other name: the wax slipper plant. This wild growing shrub is most commonly found in the semi-arid areas of North Eastern Mexico and the Chihuahua desert. We are really particular about where the wax on our site comes from, and we will only source it from locations that we can trust.

Candelilla wax is a very versatile material and is sought after for its suitability for a wide range of solutions. However, there is one field where Candelilla wax is used very often: the cosmetics sector. Candelilla is used in lipsticks and mascaras and does everything from lengthen lashes to improve the shelf life of lip products. As well as being used in beauty products, this wax is also used in food items – most often seen as a glossing agent, emulsifier, fruit coating additive and as part of a chewing gum base. So it is safe to say that it can do a lot!

Whether you are manufacturing a large amount of cosmetics or you are making some for your own personal use, you will want to be sure that all of the ingredients are suitable for use on skin. We are one of the most trusted places to buy Candelilla Wax online, and so we take passing on the correct information to our customers very seriously. We can state with absolute confidence that Candelilla wax is safe to use on your skin. If you require any further information from us, a member of our team will be all too happy to answer your questions.

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Uses & Applications

Lipsticks & Balms


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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.

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Poth Hille & Co Ltd
Unit 18 Easter Industrial Park,
Ferry Lane South,
RM13 9BP,

Tel: +44 (0)1708 526 828
Fax: +44(0)1708 525 695

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