Unlike most Carnauba wax which typically is a very deep yellow colored wax, Enkaustikos offers a very light, pale yellow wax. This wax is harvested from the smaller, younger leaves of the palm tree. Carnauba Wax is added to paint to raise the melting point and can create a harder, more durable paint film. Carnauba is the hardest of the natural waxes but it is a very brittle wax so be careful not to add too much to your paint as cracking may occur. Carnauba melts at 187 to 190 degrees F. It is sold in thin, easy to melt flakes.