Rice Bran Wax is a food-grade vegetable wax obtained from the winterization of rice bran oil. It consists of high molecular weight monoesters ranging from C-46 to C-66. The refinement process allows the wax to retain policosanols, phospholipids, phytosterols and squalene which may confer some active benefits in topical skin products. Rice bran wax is often used as a substitute for carnauba wax.
It can reduce the stickiness of oils and is naturally soothing it is worth using with a high percentage of Castor Oil in a baby nappy rash balm.
Use up to 10% in CP HP soap for a harder bar
Saponification Value: 75 - 120
Shelf Life: Retest 2 years from the date of manufacture
Rice Bran Wax, when used in cosmetics, skincare, and haircare, will act as a thickener, binder, plasticizer, and gelling agent. In sticks, it contributes to hardness, texture, strength and mold release. It can be used as a substitute for Candelilla Wax in many formulations.
It is useful in the development of natural cosmetics and personal care products.
Melting point: 77-86°C.
Country of origin: China
Rice Bran Wax is compatible with most vegetable and mineral waxes, as well as vegetable oils, mineral oils, and petrolatum.
INCI: Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Wax - USA
Oryza Sativa Cera - EU
35% Meadowfoam Oil
26% Sweet Almond Oil
15% Rice Bran Wax
11% Cocoa Butter 2% Calendula Infused Oil
Stage 2 (below 60°C)
10% Bamboo Isoflavones PF
I've been playing with the rice bran wax in different salves and balms, and have found it to be a great 1:1 alternative to beeswax. It is not glossy like candelilla wax, and provides a barrier more like beeswax does (in my opinion!).