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Xanthan Gum

Natural thickening agent


$9.00

A natural thickening agent and stabilizer which prevent ingredients from separating. Only the smallest amount is needed to thicken your handmade liquid creations.

  • Natural thickener

  • Stabilizes ingredients

Uses & Benefits

Only a small amount is required between 0.1% and 2%You can simply add a small amount the liquid you would like to thicken & use a stick blender to emulsify. You can also do this by hand, however you will need to be very patient!Another option is vigorously stirring your liquid creating a vortex, gently sprinkling the gum into the centre.The easiest and most effective option is to blend Xantham Gum into Glycerine and it will make a paste that can be easily dispersed into water.

What is it?

Xanthan Gum is an effective thickening agent and stabilizer to prevent ingredients from separating. It is a sugar-like compound made by mixing aged (fermented) sugars with a certain kind of bacteria.


Xanthan gum is produced by natural fermentation of corn, soy, wheat, or cabbage. The bacteria digest the sugars in these vegetables and produce a complex sugar polymer. Alcohol is added to make it drop out of solution. The xanthan gum is then dried and converted into a powder that can be used in food and other products.

FAQ

What does Xanthan  Gum do?

It has a few functions but the main one is to thicken liquid solutions naturally. You will find it as a thickening agent in shampoos, conditioners, detergents & a lot of cosmetics.

Can I mix Xanthan Gum by hand?

Yes, but you will need to be extremely patient as this can take some time. You are best off mixing the xanthan gum with vegetable glycerine before adding to your mixture. This acts like a ‘roux’ (a mix corn flour & butter) used to thicken a soup, the butter helps spread the flour more evenly through the soup so there are less lumps. The glycerine works the same way with the xanthan gum however lumps still can form. So, the next step is to whisk the solution fast to create a vortex & then slowly add your glycerine gum mix. Then you need to keep whisking & whisking until lumps are gone.

Canh I mix Xanthan Gum by hand?

Yes, but you will need to be extremely patient as this can take some time. You are best off mixing the xanthan gum with vegetable glycerine before adding to your mixture. This acts like a ‘roux’ (a mix corn flour & butter) used to thicken a soup, the butter helps spread the flour more evenly through the soup so there are less lumps. The glycerine works the same way with the xanthan gum however lumps still can form. So, the next step is to whisk the solution fast to create a vortex & then slowly add your glycerine gum mix. Then you need to keep whisking & whisking until lumps are gone.

How is this packaged?

All sizes in our liquid Castile Soap will be packaged in stunning amber glass bottles. No single use plastic :-)