Natural Waxes

Myrica Cerifera Fruit Wax

A treasure from the Andes

Myrica Cerifera Fruit Wax is a natural wax derived from the fruits of a native tree or shrub from Latin America. It grows in several South American countries, including Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru and Colombia. In Colombia it is mainly found in the Andean region at an altitude of over 1,800 metres. The Myrica tree is one of the most resilient Andean...> More


Cera Alba and Cera Flava

Beeswax is a secretion of the abdominal glands of the honeybee. To gather 1 kg of honey, bees (Apis mellifera) must make approx. 100,000 flights covering 240,000 km and making contact with roughly 15 million blossoms. Approx. 30 kg honey p.a. and about 1 kg wax can be harvested from a colony with 30-70,000 bees. When freshly secreted, beeswax is...> More

Candelilla wax

Candelilla Cera

Candelilla wax is a secretion of wild Euphorbia cerifera (antisiphilitica), which is native to the northern Mexican desert. The wax is obtained from the above-ground parts of the plant. The plant is dried, boiled in water and the wax is then skimmed off by decanting. Crude candelilla wax is dark brown and then refined to a pale yellow wax for...> More

Carnauba Wax

Copernicia Cerifera Cera

Carnauba wax is a secretion of the Brazilian palm Copernicia cerifera, which produces the wax in the cuticula of the fronds. The leaves are harvested from trees growing in the wild by cutting the leaves, drying them in the sun and threshing. Crude carnauba wax is refined to different varieties of KahlWax 2442. Carnauba wax has an extremely...> More