Sunflower Wax

Sunflower Wax

Poth Hille Sunflower Wax - Sun Cream

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Welcome to Poth Hille, a leading UK sunflower wax supplier. We’ve been in the wax industry since 1875, and over the years, have expanded our range to include a wealth of waxes suitable for a wide variety of applications. Just one of those is sunflower wax.

Refined Sunflower Wax (Helianthus Annuus) is a hard vegetable wax obtained from the winterisation of sunflower oil. Commercially, it is relatively new as a cosmetic grade wax but is growing in popularity and can be used as a replacement for Carnauba, Rice Bran Wax or Candelilla Wax in certain cosmetic formulations.

Sunflower Wax has a crystalline composition which provides excellent oil gelling properties, allowing it to be used at low concentrations. Sunflower Wax also reduces the greasy feel of oils and forms a strong network of wax crystals to improve the strength and temperature stability of the finished product. Its versatility and unique qualities have made it one of the most popular new waxes used in cosmetics, and more and more clients are discovering what it has to offer!

Poth Hille Sunflower Wax is pale yellow in colour and has a very low odour, it is free from GMO, does not contain preservatives and is not tested on animals. Available in broken pieces/lumps and now newly available in pellet form and packed in 25 kilo bags. The range that we offer has made us one of the leading sunflower wax suppliers, and we work with clients from many different industries.

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It is important to understand the difference between hydrogenated Sunflower Wax and winterised Sunflower Wax. Winterisation is based upon the process of crystallization of the wax with the aid of a crystallizing agent, while gradually cooling the oil, the crystallised wax is then filtered and extracted. Hydrogenated Sunflower Wax provides a softer ,more water soluble friendly wax with a melting point of around 65°C compared to winterised Sunflower Wax which has a melt point some 10°C higher, having more crystallinity with a more narrow melting curve, thus providing more stable and heat resistant gels.

Sunflower Wax can be used in formulating creams, colour cosmetics, lip balms, mascara, massage butters and has been successfully used as a formulation replacement for beeswax where it may be necessary to provide the final product with vegan status. It also is available in micronized form as an exfoliating bead providing a natural alternative to micro plastics. So if you want to do your bit for the environment, choosing sunflower wax is one of the easiest ways to do so. As it’s totally vegan, it’s the perfect addition to makeup and beauty products that can be used by all with a totally clean conscience.

If you have any questions about our sunflower wax for sale, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us today. We’d be happy to give you all the information you need about our products, prices, and all of the wonderful sunflower wax benefits you can expect.

Poth Hille Sunflower Wax - Creams

Uses & Applications

Lipsticks & Balms

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Creams & Lotions

Grades of Sunflower Wax

Natural Sunflower Wax

(PHC 3439)

Having a melting point of 75-78°c makes Natural Sunflower Wax the obvious choice as a replacement to the more scarce and costly waxes like Carnauba and Candelilla Wax. Used mainly in the cosmetic industry for improving texture and hardness in stick formulations. Creamy white in appearance, low in odour and available in 25 kilo bags or cartons.

Refined Sunflower Wax Pellets

(PHC 3451)

Sunflower wax is a hard vegetable wax obtained from winterisation of sunflower oil and is suitable for use in a wide variety of cosmetic application including w/o and o/w formulations. Sunflower wax can be a useful replacement for Carnauba, Candelilla or mineral waxes. Sunflower wax has excellent oil gelling properties allowing use at low concentrations and lowering the greasiness of oils.

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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