This naturally produced "gum" is considered a 'silver bullet' for both the cosmetic and baking industry. It is used to thicken bath gels, liquid soaps, shampoos and any other product where a crystal clear finish is desired. Food grade.
This naturally produced "gum" is considered a 'silver bullet' for both the cosmetic and baking industry. It is used to thicken bath gels, liquid soaps, shampoos and any other product where a crystal clear finish is desired. It will not cloud-up like other thickeners often do.
To use: add at a rate of 1% of the total weight of the water phase of your recipe. To prevent clumping, try adding this to a small amount of glycerin, blend well, then mix into your recipe. I find it easier, however, to sprinkle in while the hand mixer is already turned on and in motion, that way it won't gum to the surface of the water. A stick blender works best for getting a good emulsion with this product (between xanthan gum and water). There is no hydration time required, it will thicken immediately in cold or room temp water. Once thickened, add your other ingredients into this base.
Note that xanthan gum will provide a "slick" texture to your finished product. Using too high of a ratio can cause that slick feeling to overtake your formulation. Use caution when thickening products designed to be used in the shower - at too high of a ratio your shower floor can become an ice rink. If you find you need a co-emulsifier this product works great with guar gum!
This item is food-grade quality, so it can be used for either baking or cosmetic making.
This product is suitable for vegans. It contains no animal products, nor has it come into contact with animal derived ingredients during the manufacturing process. GMO-Free!