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

The main function is to thicken liquid - you can thicken water, vinegar, coffee - you name it!Only a small amount is required between 0.1% and 2%  of the amount of liquid your thickening.


Xanthan Gum is also an effective  stabilizer to prevent ingredients from separating

What is it?

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.


How is this packaged?

It will come packaged in a 125ml amber glass jar with a tin lid or our new refill option which comes in a home compostable paper Earth bag which has a tin tie for re-sealing.

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