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As Menezes Pimentel noted in 1943, with the United States effectively the sole foreign purchaser of Ceara's exports, only strategic war materials, such as carnauba wax and vegetable oils, had fared well.
The slip combination of carnauba wax and lanolin wax enhances the hardness of such coating formulations.
For the do-it-yourself crowd, the online "Guide to Less-Toxic Products" (from the Environmental Health Association of Nova Scotia) suggests concocting your own all-natural wood floor wax by warming up a combination of olive oil, vodka, beeswax and carnauba wax.
Furniture Polish * Melt 2 1/2 ounces olive oil, 1 1/2 ounces coconut oil, and I ounce each beeswax and carnauba wax.
1/2 ounce Shea Butter, Candelilla Wax, or Carnauba Wax (Both waxes are plant source waxes.
An entire year's crop can be destroyed and prices inflated by adverse weather conditions, such as the storms that blew through northeastern Brazil in 1998, thereby decimating the harvest of carnauba wax and nearly doubling prices within a two-week period.
To better resist surface staining and etching, apply a penetrating sealer and then a hard wax, such as carnauba wax, or a newer natural-synthetic blend.
Adding carnauba wax and a drying room heavy on air movement (instead of heat) solved that problem.
KahlWax is one of the leading specialists in natural waxes, such as beeswax, carnauba wax, candelilla wax, and many others.
We noted that it contains Carnauba wax, popular for cars but frowned on in the aircraft world as automotive waxes do not hold up well in flight.