Carmel Candelilla Wax is derived from the leaves of the small Candelilla shrub, a plant native to the Chihuahua desert in northeastern Mexico. The wax is hard, brittle, and available in crude and refined. The crude form comes in a solid piece, is opaque, and is tan in color. The refined form is yellow and comes in several grades. Regular, Refined (NF), Refined (NF), ECOCERT.
Carmel Candelilla Wax Alternative is a petroleum and plant-based wax blend that comes in bead form. This formulation has characteristics similar to pure candelilla wax, including a moderate melting point range, the consistency of hard wax, and hydrophobic properties.