Candelilla wax is derived from the leaves of the Candelilla bush (Euphorbia cerifera or Euphorbia antisyphilitica), native to the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. Candelilla wax is extracted by boiling the leaves and stems from the shrub with dilute sulfuric acid and skimming it from the surface of the liquid before further refining.
Candelilla growing is usually a hard and brittle growing with a yellow to brown hue. It has a typical melting point of 68–73 °C and dissolves in acetone, benzene, chloroform, turpentine and some other organic solvents, but it is insoluble in water. Candelilla waxes are usually mixed with other waxes to harden them without raising their melting points or the wax can be used as a substitute for beeswax or carnauba wax.
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