Palm wax is a type of vegetable wax derived from the oil palm tree (Elaeis guineensis). It is obtained from the palm fruit, which produces both palm oil and palm kernel oil. The wax is extracted from the palm oil through a process of crystallization and separation.
Palm wax is commonly used in the production of candles due to its desirable properties. It has a high melting point, which allows candles made from palm wax to have a longer burning time compared to those made from other types of wax. The wax also has a unique crystal structure that gives the candles a beautiful, natural appearance.
One of the main advantages of palm wax is its renewable and sustainable nature. The oil palm tree is highly productive and can yield a significant amount of oil, making it an efficient source of wax. However, it is important to note that the production of palm oil and palm wax has been associated with deforestation, habitat loss, and environmental concerns in certain regions where palm plantations are established. Sustainable and responsible sourcing practices are crucial to minimize the negative impacts of palm wax production.
Crystallizing container palm wax. This wonderful palm wax will produce a beautiful small crystal pattern on the outside of the candle. This palm is designed for glass containers. Available in: 1kg, 5kg, 20kg Pour: 85-95 degrees C