Carnauba wax is a natural product obtained from the processing of the powder exuded from the leaves of the Carnauba Palm Tree. Also called Brazil wax or palm wax.
Carnauba wax is naturally quite hard – the hardest natural wax in fact – and has a high melting point (~179 degrees Fahrenheit, compared to ~143 degrees Fahrenheit for beeswax), so it is not the ideal substance from which to make candles.
However, if it is mixed with coconut oil at a ratio of 1:1, it can be a very useful material from which to make vegan-friendly candles.
Carnauba wax can be used to make wraps for food (as an environmentally friendly alternative to cling film and a vegan alternative to beeswax wraps). The carnauba wax can be melted and combined with pine resin and tea tree oil/jojoba oil or similar and spread onto cuts of clean 100% cotton fabric. Once dry, after a bit of trial and error, you will have your own food wraps (or you can just buy some of course!).
Sold by the ounce.