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Carnauba Wax 30 grams

Carnauba Wax 30 grams

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

It is known as the "queen of waxes" and usually comes in the form of hard yellow-brown flakes in its pure state. It is obtained from the carnauba palm leaves by collecting and drying them, beating them to loosen the wax, and then refining and bleaching.

The melting point of carnauba wax (82 to 86 degrees C) is higher than that of beeswax (62 to 64 degrees C). Because of this, you do need to use a higher temperature to get it to melt and emulsify.  As it is a harder wax, you need to use less of it in a recipe, as a substitute for beeswax, to get the same result. 

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