Carnauba Wax , Derived From The Leaves Of The Carnauba Palm , Copernicia Prunife ...
Stockphoto ID: 2650540
File name: carnauba wax_lt0589.jpg
Format: film, 35mm
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Description: Carnauba wax , derived from the leaves of the carnauba palm , Copernicia prunifera , a plant native to and grown only in the northeastern Brazilian states of Piauí , Ceará , and Rio Grande do Norte . It is known as " queen of waxes " and usually comes in the form of hard yellow brown flakes . It is obtained from the leaves of the carnauba palm by collecting them , beating them to loosen the wax , then refining and bleaching the wax .