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Candelilla Wax

Candelilla Wax is obtained from the leaves and stems of the candelilla shrub (Euphorbia antisyphilitica). The candelilla shrub belongs to the spurge family (Euphorbiaceae). The candelilla shrub is mainly found in northern Mexico and southern Texas.

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Adds consistency
High melting point 

Characteristic properties

  • Candelilla Wax consists of about 40 percent hydrocarbons, particularly hentriacontane.
  • It has a brownish-yellow to brown colour and is yellow when purified.
  • Firm consistency with a melting point of 69 to 73 degrees Celsius

Areas of application


  • Utilised in the food industry as the release or glazing agent E 902 for chocolate, sweets, nuts and fruit


  • Provides consistency and is used as a co-emulsifier in cosmetic formulations
  • Implemented in protective emulsions, in hair conditioners as well as in mascara, lipstick and make-up pencils 

Chemistry & technology

  • Especially well suited for the production of floor and leather care products
  • Ideal as an additive in candles


Jan-Christoph Morisse

Head of chemistry & technology
- Europe

Tel +49 421 5239-46437

Sven Ronge

Head of export sales

Tel +49 421 5239-46139


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