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Xanthum Gum- Natural Thickener

Xanthum Gum- Natural Thickener

What is xanthum gum?  Natures Garden's xanthum gum is a food grade, polysacharide, all natural thickener, designed to maintain transparency in cosmetic product formulations.  Xanthum gum is a leading thickener used by chemists to naturally thicken bath gel, shampoo, bubble bath, lotions, creams, shower gels, and liquid soaps.  A little xanthum gum goes a long way; with only .1-1% of xanthum gum needed to thicken a cosmetic product.  Since xanthum gum can clump up in water, xanthum gum should be added to room temperature distilled water, and mixed for at least 5 minutes with a hand mixer so that the xanthum gum can properly blend with the water.  Once the xanthum gum is thoroughly mixed, you must move fast to add this mixture to the rest of your formula.  Allowing the water/xanthum mixture to set too long will cause your finished product to look like tapioca pudding. 

What to do if a fragrance oil makes your shampoo base/ bath gel base too thin:  Sometimes a fragrance oil can thin a finished shampoo or bath gel.  If this happens, you will need to use a product called xanthum gum to thicken your product.  Xanthum gum is an all-natural thickener, and a little xanthum gum goes a long way.  Xanthum gum is used in a range of .1 to 1% of the overall mixture.  Start with only 1/2 tsp of xanthum gum, and add it to 1/4 cup of room temperature distilled water.  Use a hand mixer, and mix the water/xanthum gum on high speed for about 5 minutes.  If you find that this mixture is not thick enough for your needs, add more thanthum gum to it and blend.   Xanthum gum can clump up, so it is important that you mix it into the water thoroughly.  Quickly add the mixture to your shampoo base and stir.  If you wait too long to add the xanthum gum mixture to the shampoo base, you will end up with a product that looks like tapioca pudding.  Allow the product to set up.  This should thicken your shampoo base.  While our xanthum gum was formulated to work in transluscent gel products, there are times that the fragrance itself may cloud the mixture. 

Note:  You will need to test each product/fragrance combination that you make.  Since Natures Garden carries so many unscented base products, and more than 700 fragrance oils, it is the responsibility of the customer to perform the necessary tests to get the consistency they require. 

Xanthum Gum can be used to thicken the following products we carry:

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Avg. Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
Number of Reviews: 4

5 out of 5 stars Staple item 03/08/2013
Reviewer: Michelle P. from Indianapolis, IN US
This should be a staple item in you cabinet of supplies. I used to thicken up some liquid hand soaps.
5 out of 5 stars New to me... 03/03/2012
Reviewer: Beth Bleykhman from Asheville, NC US
but very easy to use!...used it to thicken up some shampoo.
5 out of 5 stars Saved the day! 02/09/2012
Reviewer: Denise Jackson-Gunter from Durham, NC US
I was so excited to bottle up a 16 oz bottle of shampoo using your fabulous Grapefruit Ruby Red FO. I went back a little while later and saw it had turned to the consistency of water! Yikes! This gave me a chance to try using Xanthum Gum Natural Thickener and it worked great! The shampoo is back to its original thickness. Thanks NG for your great products and clear instructions on how to use them. It saved the day!
5 out of 5 stars Couldn't live without this product! 01/13/2012
Reviewer: Indigo Works from Mt. Morris, MI US
I had forgotten that I had purchased this until I started creating my Bath & Body line. I was upset because my Shower Gels, Bubble Baths and 'some' of my Lotions were just too thin after adding my fragrance oils and other 'skin goodies' to them. Then I had my 'Ah Ha' moment and remembered that I had this in my cupboard. I will never make another B&B product without it! Thanks NG! You're the best!

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