Candelilla

3 Aug

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The candelilla is a euphorbia of Oaxaca.  Like the poinsettia and the rubber tree. And like other euphorias, is has a toxic sap. But when the sap is dried, it makes a wax that is completely safe to use as candle was.   It is  also an ingredient of chewing gum, lipstick. It is also used as a coating for the produce sold in grocery stores.

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