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Essentially Natural Xanthan Gum - 200 Mesh

Essentially Natural Xanthan Gum - 200 Mesh

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INCI: Xanthan Gum

Xanthan gum (200 mesh) 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.

EN staff tip: mix xanthan gum with a little glycerine to hydrate it and make for easier and smoother blending, and a lump-free gel.

Sizes: 50g, 100g, 250g, 500g, 1kg, 2kg, 5kg, 10kg or 25kg.

This product is certified: Vegan, Food Grade, and Beauty Without Cruelty.

  • Xanthan gum can be used as a thickener and stabilizer in DIY cosmetics
  • It adds volume to baked products and improves texture
  • Adds a moisturised skin feel to products
  • 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
  • Xanthan gum is naturally gluten-free
  • Food grade
  • GMO-free
  • 200 mesh

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 comes in various mesh sizes, or particle sizes.

80 mesh xanthan gum is the standard, and this xanthan gum is suitable for all applications. However it is considered the better emulsion stabiliser due to its slightly larger particle size. It also makes synergistic blends with guar gum.

200 mesh xanthan gum is finer than 80 mesh, and therefore is easier to dissolve and disperse, and it has a quick hydration rate.

Xanthan gum, 200 mesh.

pH: 7

SDS available for download here

COA available for download here

Note: A Certificate of Analysis (COA) is a document sharing the outcomes of a scientific test. It helps us verify that a product meets the specified standards. These tests are conducted on product batches, so slight variations in results between different batches are normal. If the batch number on this COA doesn't match the one on the product you bought from us, please get in touch with us. This is just one recent instance. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or concerns.

Keep well sealed and store away from children, animals, moisture, sunlight and heat. If pregnant or breastfeeding, please consult with your medical care-giver before use.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 25 reviews
Jade D.H.

Due to issues I have with my skin ive been exploring self made serums for my face Very happy with the speedy delivery of the product

Used this to create an Aloe Gel

Marc S.
Good quality at a good price

Shipping was quick. Company kept me informed on the progress of my order and even included a small gift with my order which was a nice surprise. Will order from them again and would recommend essentially natural without reservation.

Elsje P.

I use the product in cosmetics - it is easy to work with and results in a smooth stable end product. Surely to be recommended.

Thobeka Z.

Love how it thickens


I love using this in my face wash. It makes it so thick.