Q&A: Xanthan gum, pilling, and alternatives? Some information on sclerotium gum

In the August Q&A, Kh asked: Question: about xanthan gum and the pilling issue, (cause if I’m stuck with the ECOcert emulsifiers, I might be stuck with xanthan). Is it possible that it is pilling because of it’s interaction with another ingredient, like a wax maybe, or one of the film formers? I have tried many…...

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Weekend Wonderings: Using xanthan gum in surfactant based products? What ingredients make our hair shinier?

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN USING CROTHIX AND XANTHAN GUM?Angela sent me an e-mail to ask: When making a body wash, shampoo, etc.  What is the difference between using Crothix and Xanthan Gum? The main difference will be the skin feel of the different ingredients. Both Crothix and xanthan gum will thicken your products, but they may…...

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Weekend Wonderings: Sucragel, lecithin, and xanthan gum? Lotion bars without wax? How to mix 100 gram batches? Using meadowfoam seed oil neat!

It’s a long weekend around these parts – November 11th is a statutory holiday, so I’m off work – so I have time to answer more comments than usual! Let’s take a look at some quick questions and answers! CAN WE USE THE LECITHIN WE FIND AT THE HEALTH FOOD STORE?In this post, Chemistry Thursday:…...

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