Carnauba Wax is a natural vegetable wax from from the leaves of a palm tree known as Copernica Cerifera, which is also referred to as the "Tree of Life".
The Tree of Life grows in Brazil, along river banks, streams and damp lowlands. The tree exudes a wax through its fan-shaped leaves.
The refined wax is famous for being hard, brittle, lustrous wax, with a relatively high melting point. It has numerous non-cosmetic uses (perhaps you can recall the fame of the Carnauba wax finish on an automobile?); in cosmetics it is often used in lipsticks because its high melt point means the lipstick will resist melting when it sits in your purse in the hot sun! Carnauba wax also gives a nice glossy finish to a poured lipstick.In addition to lipsticks, consider using Carnauba wax in any waxy stick such as eye liner, eyebrow pencils and more.
The following reviews are from our old website, and predate 2015. Items were ranked from 1 - 5.
Had problems with my lippies having a low melting point with just beeswax, got a sample of this to try and my did it make a difference even with just a small amount. Do try it, it takes some heat to melt in to the base though. (i needed to melt it in the microwave)
I love this more than I love my computer, and that's saying a lot. If there's a fire, it's hubs and kids, Animals, TKB's Carnauba Wax and then my computer. Why? It makes my lip products hard enough to hold together in a warm pocket on hot day, and glass on without interfering with the meat of the product, Shea butter, coconut oil, FCO and whatever else I'm playing with at the moment, mica's, piggies, Avocado, or Mango Butter. Melt takes a while, but if you're parked by your microwave, you should be thinking about, and prepping the rest of your products. I have a bunch of Vegan friends, and they are horrified at the thought of Beeswax. I know I can make them a lip balm, or glossy balm they will love and it holds up better than beeswax would. This is one product I can't find a replacement for. Everything else I could dupe another way, not this.
Do NOT use TKB's small silicone bowls to melt this, unless you really want a microwave disaster. I use glass beakers with a lip I picked up (love living in a college town) and they're wonderful. You can also use one of the strong FoodSaver bags, heat melted on one end. Drop all your waxes in and boil that sucker in a big pot of water till it smooshes without any lumps. Take it out with tongs and DRY IT WELL with a supera absorbant towel, (I use microfiber with super absorbancy, or a ShamWow. Yes, I said, ShamWow) and silicone gloves to do the smooshing. I then snip one end open and inject my dyes, flavoring, etc. I re-seal the bag and smoosh like a madwoman. Gets out all that kid stress, the husband didn't take out the garbage and the dog had an accident stuff. Re-snip before it's too cold, pour into your containers, or mold and rock on. I swear that FoodSaver does more for me, than it does for the food. I should get one for my formulary, or steal it from the kitchen. I don't think my husband will notice.
Can anyone give me a recipe or amount to use. Every time I add it into my lipstick base my lipstick breaks or sticks to the mold! If anyone knows how to make lippies with a high melting point please HELP!
Great product. works exactly as expected. A little goes a long way. Order process couldn't be easier, service was great.
Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU! for having carnauba wax. Not only is this product top quality, but the low price cannot be beat! I love you guys!!
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