Candelilla wax is a natural vegetable wax found on the outer coating of the candelilla shrubs Euphorbia cerifera, Euphorbia antisyphilitica and Pedilanthus pavonis. The color of the wax ranges from yellow to tan and has a melting point of 68.5 to 72 degrees C or 155 to 161 degrees F. Candelilla is the plasticizer used with chicle to make chewing gum. The wax gives the gum its chew. The oil retention properties of Candelilla allow the gum to hold flavors well and for this application has proven to be superior to most synthetic waxes. Candelilla can be used in place of beeswax for vegan formulations. Its also a good additive in candles since it adds strength to wax blends and can be used as a substitute for beeswax in cosmetic applications. Its a beautiful yellow color and comes in tiny little beads. INCI: Euphorbia cerifera (Candelilla) wax. SAP: 43 to 65.