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Is euphorbia cerifera (candelilla) wax vegan?

Euphorbia cerifera (candelilla) wax is a vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is euphorbia cerifera (candelilla) wax?

Euphorbia cerifera (candelilla) wax is a natural wax derived from the leaves of the candelilla shrub, which grows in Mexico and the southwestern United States. The wax is harvested by boiling the leaves in water and then skimming off the layer of wax that rises to the surface. Candelilla wax is commonly used as a vegan substitute for beeswax due to its similar properties, including its ability to add texture and thickness to cosmetic products. It is also used in food products as a glazing agent or to prevent sticking. Additionally, this wax has anti-inflammatory and hypoallergenic properties that make it a popular ingredient in personal care items such as lip balms and lotions.

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