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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Rating: 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.
By:Jeni, Toronto, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since:2005-11-09 09:35:47
Rating: 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.
By:Nadzeya, North York, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since:2005-11-09 09:35:47
Rating: This is an awesome thickener.
By:Michael, Chicago, Illinois Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since:2010-12-05 03:38:54
Rating: 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!
By:Stephanie, Outremont, Quebec Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since:2005-11-09 09:35:47
Rating: this is great to make serums! absolutely wonderful! it combines oils and water so perfectly!
By:Chris, yonkers, New York Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since:2010-03-13 02:13:50
Rating: Works like a charm! I love that you only need a SMALL amount of this stuff to add a luxurious thickness to my formulations.
By:Laura, Lakeville, Massachusetts Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since:2009-03-22 16:28:16
Rating: 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!
By:Lisa, San Antonio, TexasDate: Loyal Customer Since:2008-12-17 08:16:10
Rating: 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.
Rating: 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
Rating: This guar gum gives me perfect results. Perfect thickener.
By:Melyssa, grand-mere, Quebec Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since:2005-11-09 09:35:47
Rating: 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.
By:Jessica, Plano, Texas Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since:2006-06-14 08:06:20
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