Candelilla Wax Light

Candelilla Light is 100% vegetal wax processed through additional filtering and bleaching. Like carnauba wax, candelilla is highly recognized for its high hardness with resistance to wear and tear, but unlike carnauba, due to the high content of hydrocarbons and natural resins that it contains, candelilla wax distinguishes with aditional water repellency and moisture barrier properties, excellent adhesiveness and good flexibility,  Can be applied pure or as an enhancer and formula improver for cosmetic use, leather finishing, wood and furniture finishes, varnishes etc.
Soluble in oils, resins, alcohol, acetone, turpentine, aromatic solvents and long list of organic solvents.

Candelila wax, Carnauba wax and Beeswax recipe

It can be applied directly on wood or on oil, shellac or varnish finish.

Ingredients :

Carnauba Wax : 25 g

Candelilla Wax : 25 g

Bleached Beeswax : 100 g (can also be replaced with 100 g of Microcrystalline Wax)

Double Boiled Linseed Oil : 25 ml

Odorless Thinner : 700 ml

Citrus Solvent : 75 ml

In a metallic container, warm the thinner and the solvent in a Bain-Marie. Add the three waxes and let melt. Add the Linseed Oil and mix well. The use of more or less of thinner will soften the wax and facilitate the application. Once all the ingredients are entirely dissolved, pour into a container and cool down. Using the Odorless Thinner and the Citrus Solvent will create an almost odorless wax, leaving you with a slight citrus odor.

Apply using a polishing cotton in very thin layer. Let dry for 12 to 24 hours and polish up using a polishing brush. This wax is more resistant to water and less fragile than the commercial waxes. For maintenance, apply a thin coat of wax and let dry for 12 to 24 hours. Then polish using a brush or a wool rag.

George Frank's formula for emulsified wax:

Melt in a double boiler:
(Suggest a hotplate outdoors to avoid fire danger!)
4 ounces of Candelilla wax flake,
4 ounces of Carnauba wax flake,
and 61/2 ounces of Stearic Acid.
In a separate glass, earthenware,
or enameled container add:
1 ounce (liquid) of Triethanolamine (for emilsufication)
to 31/2 quarts of boiling water*.
(*If your water is high in minerals, use distilled water or rain water)
Now; pour the melted wax mixture into the water; begin stirring with a
wooden paddle as soon as you finish pouring. Continue stirring until the
mixture cools and has the consistency of heavy cream.

Selection: Candelilla Wax Light

Product no. Options Price
Candelilla Wax Light 100G 100gr 8.40 € *
Product data sheet
Candelilla Wax Light 0,5K 500gr 30.95 € *

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