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Xanthan Gum

Xanthan Gum

“This works so well for thickening my toilet cleaners and hand washes.”

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Apply the smallest amount to water-based products to thicken the consistency, even turn water to gel. This is particularly handy for DIY cleaners like dish wash, hand wash and cleaning gels.

  • Stabiliser: Xanthan gum helps prevent the separation of ingredients in a solution, contributing to the stability of the cleaning product.
  • Thickening Agent: The thickening action of Xanthan gum contributes to the smooth flow and spread ability of cleaning products. 
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What is it?

Xanthan gum is a versatile ingredient that can be used in both DIY cleaners and beauty products for its thickening, stabilizing, and emulsifying properties. It is used to thicken liquid products giving them a more gel-like consistency and helps ingredients stay together.

Made through a natural fermentation process where bacteria are fed a sugar solution, like corn syrup. As they consume the sugars, they produce xanthan gum as a gel-like substance. The mixture is then dried and ground into a fine powder.

Key Benefits

Thickening and Stabilising
Xanthan gum is renowned for its exceptional thickening and stabilising properties. It can increase the viscosity of liquids, creating a desirable texture in products like sauces, dressings, and lotions. In cleaning products, it adds thickness to solutions, allowing them to cling to surfaces for better cleaning.

Emulsifying
Xanthan gum can help stabilise emulsions by preventing the separation of oil and water-based ingredients. This is valuable in cosmetics and personal care products such as creams, lotions, and serums, where it ensures a consistent and smooth formulation.

Binding and Suspension
In food products, xanthan gum acts as a binding agent, helping ingredients stay together. It's also used to suspend solid particles in liquid solutions, preventing them from settling. This is particularly useful in salad dressings, beverages, and some cleaning solutions.

Moisture Retention
Due to its water-absorbing properties, xanthan gum can help retain moisture in both food and cosmetic formulations. This is especially beneficial in products like moisturisers, hair conditioners, and certain baked goods.

Gel Formation
Xanthan gum can create stable gels when combined with water, making it useful in products like gel-based cleaning solutions, hand sanitisers, and certain cosmetics.

Usage Tips

Kitchen

  • Mix with glycerine to thicken water-based products like castile soap for dish liquid


Bathroom

  • Mix with glycerine to thicken a citric acid solution to make a toilet gel or other water-based products like hand, body wash to thicken the consistency.

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Customer Reviews

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Daniele

Every item I’ve ordered from this store has been of the highest quality, as well as beautifully presented.
Plus, amazing customer service, support, & care, that goes above & beyond.

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Kirsten M.
Great product!

This works so well for thickening my toilet cleaners and hand washes.

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Kirsten M.
Great product!

This works so well for thickening my toilet cleaners and hand washes.

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Kirsten M.
Great product!

This works so well for thickening my toilet cleaners and hand washes.

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Rhiannon P.
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