Skip to product information
1 of 1


Hydroxyethyl Cellulose - Sample Size (10g)

Hydroxyethyl Cellulose - Sample Size (10g)

Regular price R 15.00
Regular price Sale price R 15.00
Liquid error (snippets/price line 153): divided by 0 Sold out

5 in stock

INCI: Hydroxyethyl cellulose

Try our exclusive sample size of hydroxyethyl cellulose - perfect for product testing!

A plant derived thickening gum, hydroxyethyl cellulose (or HEC for short) creates beautiful clear gels and is a thickener and non-ionic rheology modifier in formulations.

Sizes: 10g

Also available in large pack sizes.
  • Gel maker for high viscosity, clear gels
  • Use it to thicken surfactant formulas, shower gels, shampoos, conditioners and other formulas where thickening is required

Usage: 0.1 - 3%. You could use more but it would create a very thick substance!

Blend with vegetable glycerine to hydrate then add the rest of water phase and blend well. It will thicken without heat over the course of a few hours. If you would like to speed up the process you can gently heat the mixture, or use warm water instead of cold.

Alternatively you can sprinkle the cellulose into the water phase at high shear and blend until desired consistency is reached.

Hydroxyethyl cellulose, sodium acetate, water, cellulose, ethanedial. From ‘gum’ tree sources such as pine and spruce.

White powder

Water soluble


pH: 6

Shelf life: three years when stored correctly in a cool, dark place.

View full details

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Elna M.
Better than gums

I use this instead of Xanthan gum, and the result is amazing.