Carnauba Wax

Carnauba, also called Brazil wax and palm wax, is a wax of the leaves of the palm Copernicia prunifera, a plant native to and grown only in the northeastern Brazilian states of Piauí, Ceará, Maranhão, Bahia, and Rio Grande do Norte.

Description

Carnauba, also called Brazil wax and palm wax, is a wax of the leaves of the palm Copernicia prunifera, a plant native to and grown only in the northeastern Brazilian states of Piauí, Ceará, Maranhão, Bahia, and Rio Grande do Norte.

Features

Plant-based Substance

It is used as a coating agent for candies and other sweets. Being a natural and plant-based substance, it can be safely used in food products.

Vegetarian Substitute

It is used as a vegetarian substitute in place of gelatin, as it is a vegetable wax. This also proves beneficial to those who do not prefer animal-derived products.

Polishing Agent

It is used as a polishing agent to deliver a glossy finish in polishes and waxes for cars, shoes, instruments, etc. A combination of carnauba wax, beeswax, and turpentine can be used in floor and furniture polishes.