We use it in blends with other waxes, such as cocoa butter, to add hardness to the texture of the product. It's useful in lipsticks and solid fragrances to create a stronger and firmer balm.
The wax is obtained by drying selected leaves from the carnauba palm in the sun for days. The wax is turned to dust, which is removed by threshing. It's melted, strained and cooled.