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Kahl Candelilla Wax

Candelilla wax is derived from Euphorbia Antisyphilitica, native to northern Mexico (Chihuahuan Desert) and the southern states of New Mexico and Texas (USA). It’s more brittle than beeswax, and less hard than carnauba wax. Traditionally, it’s used to harden stick preparations.

Candelilla wax is harvested and produced mostly by small family businesses, known as “Candelilleros”. There’s no organic-certified candelilla wax, because the shrub grows wild and not under controlled conditions. As the candelilla plant grows only in very limited regions of the world, it’s protected by CITES (Convention of International Trade of Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora). The bushes are cut and left in the sun to dry, and then the wax is boiled out in hot water and skimmed off the surface. Further refining processes result in standard or high-quality candelilla wax.

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2039L Candelilla Wax

L quality *, free of peroxides and has a transparent melt. It has excellent oil binding capacity and remarkable hardness, and creates high gloss. **

  • Used in stick applications – has an excellent oil binding capacity, creates high gloss and remarkable hardness. It’s registered as a food additive (E902) and therefore compliant with EC regulation no. 231/2012.
Technical Information

Ingredients: Euphorbia Cerifera Cera
MP: 68-73 °C
Acid value: 12-22 mg KOH/g
Saponification value: 43-65 mg KOH/g

* Due to a particular production procedure, suspended particles are removed. The wax shows a clear melt and contains <5 mval/kg peroxides.

** Complies with the GRAS status of the FDA(USA) as well as EC regulation No. 231/2012 for food additives.

6702 Candelilla Wax Substitute

All-natural, animal-free blend of carefully selected, high-quality ingredients.

  • Used in mascara, it forms flexible layers on lashes and is an excellent volumiser. Improved adhesion of colour cosmetic products. Stabilises and hardens stick preparations.
Technical Information

Ingredients: Helianthus Annuus Seed Wax, Shorea Robusta Resin, Rhus Verniciflua Peel Cera, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate.
MP: 72-78 °C
Acid value: 5-20 mg KOH/g
Saponification value: 70-95 mg KOH/g

7304 Candelilla Wax Substitute

Light coloured, paraffin-containing alternative.

  • This is a 1:1 replacement for candelilla wax, and is often used in stick preparations to influence their demolding hardness and texture.
Technical Information

Ingredients: Paraffin, Copernicia Cerifera Cera, Glycol Montanate, Shorea Robusta Resin
MP: 76-82 °C
Acid value: 12-22 mg KOH/g
Saponification value: 35-55 mg KOH/g