How to Make Carnauba Wax Emulsions


Carnauba is a natural plant wax that is made from the Brazilian cerifera palm tree. Many wood-workers use carnauba wax to help protect furniture as the wax is very durable, non-greasy and provides a superior shine. Using carnauba wax alone however, is very difficult because the wax is extremely hard. In order to make carnauba wax easier to use it must first be blended with other softer waxes to create a wax emulsion.

Step 1

Place 100 g of beeswax in a medium-sized saucepan and heat it over low heat until the wax is completely melted.

Step 2

Slowly pour 100 g of carnauba wax flakes into the saucepan with the melted beeswax. Stir the wax with a metal spoon until it is blended.

Step 3

Slowly add 200 ml of cold-pressed orange oil to the wax emulsion. Use the metal spoon to gently stir all the ingredients until they are well blended.

Step 4

Remove the saucepan from its heat source and allow the wax to cool for about 10 minutes. Pour the warm liquid wax into a mold such as a plastic, tin or metal container and allow it to cool overnight before use.

Things You'll Need

  • 100 g beeswax
  • 100 g carnauba wax flakes
  • 200 ml cold-pressed orange oil
  • Mold


  • Howard Products
  • SP Wax
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