Guar Gum Powder, sold by weight. Notes: Guar Powder is processed to yield exceptional creamy texture to both milk and water based systems (guaranteed bland). The result is creamier soups, richer tasting ice creams and smoother sauces and gravies. GuarNT 3500 F Powder is the product of choice where Guar Gum is being considered for use. Guar is an all-natural ingredient, unlike other common thickeners such as modified food starch and cellulose gum (CMC), and has been shown to provide important health benefits. INCI: Guar Gum. Typical Usage Level:0.1% to 1%. All Natural. Solubility: Cold Water Soluble. Main component: polysaccharide.
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 (2 Reviews)
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Reviewer: Mabel Lee (San Francisco, CA) 4.25.2012
This guar gum made my lotion and hair conditioners have a nice smooth slick and slippery application. It's water soluable so it won't leave a sticky or oily residue and it's natural coming from guar beans. There's no scent so it won't change the smell of your formula. Very very little goes a long long way. The only tricky part is dissolving the guar powder. Don't just dump a huge clump into hot water or you will end up with a lump of slimy goo. I find it best to separately in a container, with a fine sifter, sift in a little powder at a time, constantly stirring in between sifting, in cold to warm water, and then sifting your final guar solution. Woah, that was a mouthful. Just experiment a small at a time until you get it right.
Reviewer: yana clum (queensbury, NY) 12.2.2010
I'm still playing with this one - it thickens well but it would have helped if it had in its description some advice on usage (like you need to wait a few days to see the final result, as it tens to thicken even more over time)
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