- It is mostly used mixed with other waxes to harden them without raising their melting point.
- As a food additive, candelilla wax has the E number E 902 and is used as a glazing agent.
- It also finds use in cosmetic industry, as a component of lip balms and lotion bars.
- One of its major uses is as a binder for chewing gums.
- Candelilla wax can be used as a substitute for carnauba wax and beeswax. It is also used for making varnish.