Q.What Does Candelilla Wax Smell Like?
The use of natural products as cosmetics is increasing all around the world. This is a good thing, as most of the natural products out there have many benefits and few drawbacks when compared to manufactured cosmetics. The latter are likely to have chemicals which may damage skin, or cause long term illnesses such as increasing some types of cancer. An example of this is any cosmetic that might have mercury in it.
One of the products you are likely to come across is candelilla wax. Unlike beeswax, candelilla wax does not come from bees, but is extracted from the leaves of a plant that is native to northern Mexico. When done properly, the extraction process will not result in the addition of any synthetic compounds in the wax.
The wax has many benefits, some of which include the fact that it locks in moisture and keeps the skin smooth and supple. However, one of the questions that you may have is what it smells like. This type of wax has a mild scent which is pleasantly sweet. The fact that it is not overwhelming makes it perfect for cosmetic use. Most people will find the smell of candelilla wax to be pleasing and even relaxing.
Of course, this is only when the wax is not combined with other synthetic compounds. When using the wax, there are some other herbs that may be mixed with it to give it specific scents. In such cases, the candelilla wax smell depends on what is added to the mixture.