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Rhus Wax

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Our Rhus Wax is derived from the species Rhus succedanea. This plant species is also known as the Sumac or Wax Tree. Although many parts of the tree are known to be toxic when ingested, Rhus Wax is non-toxic for use in topical applications.

Ethical and Sustainable Sourcing:

Our Rhus Wax is ethically sourced and is derived from plants that are grown in mountain regions away from city pollution.

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources) has classified Rhus (Rhus succedanea) as stable and of least concern for endangerment.


  • Non-GMO
  • Melting Point: 48-54C/118-129F (Softer than Beeswax)
  • Characteristic Aroma
  • Emollient
  • Humectant
  • Helps to Stabilize Emulsions
  • Lends Rigidity to Cosmetic and Soap Formulations


Rhus Wax serves as ideal vegan substitutes for beeswax.

It can be used in creams, lotions, balms, lipsticks, mascara, body butters and other formulations where a smooth or creamy consistency is desired. It can serve as a thickening agent, and it lends emollience to the finished product. Rhus Wax also helps stabilize emulsions, and it provides rigidity to lipstick and other stick formulations.

Our Plant-Based Waxes may be combined to achieve the ideal consistency for your formulation.

Rhus Wax is Well Suited for the Following Personal Care Applications:

  • Skin Care
  • Hair Care
  • Cosmetics
  • Aromatherapy
  • Wellness

Recommended Usage Rate:

Our lead formulator recommends using up to 35% for Rhus Wax due to its soft texture. Its melting point is lower than Beeswax and Candelilla Wax.

Origin: China
INCI: Rhus Succedanea (Sumac) Fruit Wax
Extraction Method: Pressed
Processing Method: Filtered and Decolorized
Typical Shelf Life*: 3 Years

*Typical Shelf Life begins on the date of manufacture and is defined as the typical shelf life of an ingredient when it is stored and handled properly. The Typical Shelf Life is offered as a general guideline. It should not be considered to be an expiration date. Many ingredients are usable beyond the stated date, especially when stored and handled very carefully.

Documents: Safety Data Sheet   Specifications  

  8 wt oz, $15.62
  1 lb, $27.18
  5 lbs, $126.33 *
  25 lbs, $578.33 * ^ Temporarily Out of Stock
  20 kg (44.1 lbs), $935.15 * ^ Temporarily Out of Stock

*This item does not qualify for any promotional discounts.

^This item will ship separately.

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