Dear Customer,

Due to the rising costs of administering small orders, we are instituting a policy for minimum orders of $100, in our efforts to keep costs to as low as possible and offer the best wholesale pricing in the industry.

For orders less than $100, a small order administration fee of $20 will apply. This policy will be effective February 3rd, 2014. We truly regret any inconvenience that this might cause.

Kind Regards,

Alex B. Thomas

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Guar Gum (Cosmetic Grade Thickener)

Average Product Rating: 5 / 5 (Based on 11 Customer Reviews)

Guar Gum is derived from the ground endosperm of the guar plant, Cyanmopsis tetragonolobus belonging to the family Leguminosae. The guar plant is mainly grown in India and Pakistan from the month of July to December. At harvest time, the seeds are extracted from the pod of the plant and then ground into guar gum.
Guar Gum is water soluble. When adding Guar Gum to a mixture it is best to add small quantities at a time. Be sure to stir for a while after each addition. If Guar Gum is added too quickly or in large quantities, it will gel or clump together. Guar Gum works well in mixtures that freeze but not in extreme heat or in pH (above pH8 or below pH5). Do not use if your formula contains Borax or Calcium.

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Customers may purchase products from New Directions Aromatics Inc. only with the clear understanding that all products must be used at their own discretion, and only after referring to the Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and all other relevant technical information specific to the product. New Directions Aromatics Inc. shall not be held responsible for any damages to property or for any adverse physical effects (including injury or bodily harm).

New Directions Aromatics Inc. shall not be responsible for any damages resulting from use of or reliance upon this information. The user of the product is solely responsible for compliance with all laws and regulations applying to the use of the products, including the intellectual property rights of third parties.

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Further, New Directions Aromatics is not responsible for the comments made in the customer reviews, nor when products are used in ways not suitable to their purpose (for example, fragrance oils in toothpaste; bath salts in metal containers; additives used in larger amounts than recommended).

As with any manufacturing process, New Directions Aromatics strongly recommends small lab scale testing for evaluation purposes prior to full commercial manufacturing. As the ordinary or otherwise use(s) of this product is outside the control of New Directions Aromatics Inc., no representation or warranty, expressed or implied is made as to the effect(s) of such use(s) (including damage or injury), or the results obtained.

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Please note, the International Federation of Aromatherapists do not recommend that Essential Oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a Medical Doctor who is also qualified in clinical Aromatherapy. In addition, Essential Oils must be properly diluted before use in order to avoid any damages to property or adverse physical effects (including injury or bodily harm).

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Submited By: Jeni from Toronto, Ontario on
Loyal Customer Since: 2005
Rating: Star

Very little goes a long way! Guar gum is a great little thickener. I use only 0.5% in my body lotions (along with 5% Polawax). It seems to cut down the overall oiliness of a lotion/cream a tiny little bit.
Submited By: Nadzeya from North York, Ontario on
Loyal Customer Since: 2005
Rating: Star

For me the combination of guar and xantan gums works perfectly in lotions and creams. Unlike other thickeners like chitosan guar gum is absolutely not cranky, it works well in both hot, cool and warm water, does not care much about ph - ideal for stable emulsions.
Submited By: Michael from Chicago, Illinois on
Loyal Customer Since: 2010
Rating: Star

This is an awesome thickener.
Submited By: Stephanie from Outremont, Quebec on
Loyal Customer Since: 2005
Rating: Star

Guar gum is an excellent thickener. Also, I tried it as an emulsifier and I got perfect results when making creams and lotions. It is much easier to use than beeswax and you need very little!
Submited By: Chris from Yonkers, New York on
Loyal Customer Since: 2010
Rating: Star

this is great to make serums! absolutely wonderful! it combines oils and water so perfectly!
Submited By: Laura from Lakeville, Massachusetts on
Loyal Customer Since: 2009
Rating: Star

Works like a charm! I love that you only need a SMALL amount of this stuff to add a luxurious thickness to my formulations.
Submited By: Lisa from San Antonio, Texas on
Loyal Customer Since: 2008
Rating: Star

I love this product! I was not sure how I was going to use it until I read the reviews and learned that it is useful for enhancing the texture of my shampoos, lotions and other items. I highly recommend keeping this on hand!
Submited By: Marcus from Tucker, Georgia on
Loyal Customer Since: 2008
Rating: Star

Worked well for me in castille soap to thicken it to a more gel-like consistency. It also may have slightly enhanced the lather. If too much guar gum is used it may settle out over time. I found it best to add it last after all other ingredients were added and mixed. Great "vegetarian" thickener.
Submited By: Melissa from Columbus, Ohio on
Loyal Customer Since: 2007
Rating: Star

Have your shower base and it is wonderful, but added FO/EO thinned out way too much, Got the Gur Gum and this have shot my sales thru the roof....It makes all the difference in the world so rich and thick and feels great Thanks again ND you have made me a hit again
Submited By: Melyssa from Grand-mere, Quebec on
Loyal Customer Since: 2005
Rating: Star

This guar gum gives me perfect results. Perfect thickener.
Submited By: Jessica from Plano, Texas on
Loyal Customer Since: 2006
Rating: Star

Great packaging, very easy to use. I was astounded at this products ability to thicken my natural shampoo where others had failed miserably. Guar also adds a nice conditioning effect as well. Highly recommend.