Xanthan Gum 100g
Xanthan gum is a polysaccharide that can be used as a thickener and an emulsion stabilizer in DIY cosmetic products.
It’s cost-effective as an ingredient in DIY products – use only small amounts in your creams and lotions.
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Xanthan Gum Usage
Xanthan gum is usually used between 0.1% and 0.5%.
Xanthan gum can be dispersed into water and must be blended by creating a Vortex in the water then gently sprinkling the Xanthan Gum into the water.
The easiest and most effective option however is to blend Xanthan Gum into Glycerin, where it will make a paste that can easily be mixed into your formulation. Xanthan Gum should be added to cream-based formulations to the water component and is resistant to heat, so can then be heated and combined with oil.
Xanthan Gum will continue to thicken over the following days after manufacture. The final thickness of the Xanthan Gum based product will be heavily influenced by the amount of shear that the product has been subject to in manufacture. The greater the shear the thinner the final consistency will be.
Common Products Xanthan Gum is used in