Candelilla wax is obtained from a shrub named Euphorbia Cerifera, indigenous to northern Mexico. The wax protects the plant against the environment and prevents excessive evaporation. Candelilla wax consists of hydrocarbons (ca. 50 %, C29-C33, mainly C31), esters, phytosterols, free fatty acids, free fatty alcohols and resins. This hard vegetable wax is mainly used for cosmetic and pharmaceutical stick products. It is also suitable for W/O emulsions.


  • extraordinary oil binding properties
  • improving the stability and texture
  • provides good mould release, firmness, surface gloss and softening point of sticks

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