Why is it in George’s Dog Balm?
Organic Carnauba Wax has hypoallergenic and emollient properties which act as a perfect skin protectant for our pets. The wax helps to smooth and nourish skin and provides a natural glossy shine.
Carnauba wax is an natural ingredient with amazing healing properties for dry, cracked, chapped noses, paws and where ever else our little fur babies need it.
What is it (thanks Wikipedia):
Carnauba, also called Brazil wax and palm wax, is a wax of the leaves of the palm Copernicia prunifera, a plant native to and grown only in the north-eastern Brazilian states of Piauí, Ceará, and Rio Grande do Norte. It is known as “queen of waxes” and in its pure state, usually comes in the form of hard yellow-brown flakes. It is obtained from the leaves of the carnauba palm by collecting and drying them, beating them to loosen the wax, then refining and bleaching the wax.
Because of its hypoallergenic and emollient properties as well as its shine, carnauba wax appears as an ingredient in many cosmetics formulas where it is used to thicken lipstick, eyeliner, mascara, eye shadow, foundation, deodorant, various skin care preparations, sun care preparations.