Candelilla Wax is a pale yellow vegetable wax found on the leaves of the Candelilla shrub “wax slipper plant” (Euphorbia Cerifera) grown in semi-arid climates. This unique vegetable wax helps provide gloss and lubricity (“slip”) to lip balms and lotion bars. It’s also excellent in furniture polish. The wax is extracted by boiling the plant (to separate the wax and the plant material). The wax floats to the top of the water and is skimmed off and processed. This wax is harder than Beeswax but softer than Carnauba Wax. Candelilla Wax has multiple uses in various industries including personal care, food, pharmaceutical, and industrial applications.