Carnauba Wax is an all natural vegetable wax harvested from the leaves of the Brazilian palm tree Copernicia cerifera. It is produced and sold in different grades with T1 being the highest quality and purity available making it perfect for personal care products. It has good emoliant properties and helps thicken and soften skin care products. T-1 grade is lighter in color than other less quality grades in the industry and it is known as the hardest natural wax available in small flake form. Carnauba T-1 has a high melting point and light aroma which makes it an awesome hardener additive for softer natural waxes such as coconut and soy. Carnauba T-1 is widely used in cosmetic, food and industrial applications such as deodorants, hair products, lipstick, mascara and facial creams. It is used on many edible goods such as fresh fruit, nuts, coffee beans, fruit chews and hard candies to give them a glossy finish and it is often blended with other waxes to create polishes and finishes such as car wax.