copernicia cerifera (alt. copernia prunifera )
A very versatile wax, can be used in food cosmetic and household preparations. Because of its hypoallergenic and emollient properties as well as its shine, carnauba wax appears as an ingredient in many cosmetics formulas where it is used to thicken lipstick, eyeliner, mascara, eye shadow, foundation, deodorant, various skin care preparations, sun care preparations
Carnauba is a plant wax so is a veggie friendly substitute to beeswax. This is a very hard wax so use less than you would with beeswax.
E Number is E903.
Melting point: 82–86 °C (180–187 °F), among the highest of natural waxes, higher than beeswax, 62-64C. It is among the hardest of natural waxes .
Relative density is about 0.97
It is practically insoluble in water, soluble on heating in ethyl acetate and in xylene, and practically insoluble in ethyl alcohol.
Brazilian tree formally named Copernicia prunifera