Orange Wax is 100% natural and is a by-product of the food industry. It is extracted from orange peels with the use of mechanical presses and is further processed to produce the wax.
INCI: Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Wax.
Appearance: Dark orange liquid to semi-solid wax with a strong orange oil scent.
Uses: Orange Wax is a favorite additive with candle-makers because of its warm scent and colorant properties.
Cosmetic formulators find natural Orange Wax to have excellent emollient properties. Similar to the chemical structure of lanolin in the same way that jojoba is similar to human sebum, it can provide a barrier property in a cream. Orange Wax also possesses anti-microbial properties, and could be used in salves, balms, lotions, creams, lip balms, shampoos, and conditioners, but in small amounts only as this may stain the skin. Because Orange wax is a by-product of the cold-pressed oil, it will likely have some of the oil's photo-sensitizing properties. Hence, it is best to use Orange wax in products such as night creams, so to avoid exposure to sunlight after application.
Please note that though it contains phytosterols that act as co-emulsifiers for stabilizing formulations, and will thicken an emulsified product, of itself Orange Wax will not emulsify a cream or thicken an oil.
Caution: Too much Orange Wax in any formulation may stain the skin. Orange wax has photo-toxic properties and as such sunlight should be avoided immediately after use or sun blocks should be used.
Note: The appearance and scent of this product may vary from batch to batch due to natural ingredients present in this product.
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