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    Essentially Natural

    Essentially Natural Xanthan Gum

    Xanthan gum is a polysaccharide which can be used as a thickener and an emulsion stabiliser in 'make your own' cosmetic products. It is highly cost effective as an ingredient in DIY products - you need only tiny amounts in your formulations.

    Further reading:  Fun With Plant Based Gels

    Why we love xanthan gum: it works very well as a stabiliser and thickener in all kinds of formulations: shampoos, body washes, hand washes, lotions etc, and adds a moisturised skin feel to products. It also makes great gels by itself, or blended with guar gum.

    Sizes: 500g, 1kg, 2kg, 5kg,10kg, 25kg. 

      • Xanthan gum can be used as a thickener and stabilizer in DIY cosmetics
      • It is a natural thickener for emulsions and cleansing products
      • Xanthan gum creates a gel with water, and provides a smooth glide to creams and lotions while improving emulsion stability
      • Xanthan gum has its own moisturising and hydrating properties, which it can lend to formulations
      • It adds volume to baked products and improves texture
      • Xanthan gum is naturally gluten-free
      • Food safe

      Xanthan gum is completely soluble in water.

      Usage: in formulations xanthan gum is typically used from 0.1-1%; in gels it is used up to 10% for very thick gels.

      Xanthan gum needs to be hydrated to disperse in the aqueous phase. Measure out the xanthan gum then add a little vegetable glycerine and blend together. This will assist in dispersion with aqueous phase: add either cold or warm water, blending until desired gel consistency is achieved. You can also use a different water based ingredient such as hydrosol, aloe vera gel, botanical infusions, etc. in place of the water.

      Xanthan gum, 200 mesh.

      pH: 7

      Technical data sheets or COA available on request.

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        Local (Cape Town Main Areas)
        R400.00 or more Courier Door to Door Delivery FREE
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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 13 reviews
    As advertised

    I'm only going to give one review for all the stuff I got. The tubs are great, the plastic bags not so much. Two of the packages ripped while being opened causing the product to spill out unexpectedly. Well at least I know now what to expect, and yes I will buy again from EN, order payment and collection was completed without a hitch. Awesome!

    Product is good but qty is too much

    A smaller package option would be useful as this it far to much for what I need.

    Happy client

    Reasonably priced. Love your products. Very good service. Will order again soon.

    Works well

    This product is great and has never given me any issues when using it for my formulations.

    This will last a long time

    I use this product as one of the ingredients in my DIY shampoo. It will last a long time as I use only 1/4 teaspoon in my shampoo.

    As I read a few reviews on how some products spilled when people opened them, I carefully opened the package and nothing spilled. So I am happy that I can open and reseal the package everytime.

    I'm also very happy about the service as I received emails on the travel of my order. All the products that I ordered were packaged immaculately and I received them in good condition.

    Will order from you again in the future.

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