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Acacia Gum (Gum Arabic)

SoapGoods Inc
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Technical Details

  • Other Names: Gum Arabic
  • CAS: 9000-01-5
  • Appearance: Fine White Powder, very faint odor
  • INCI Name: Acacia Gum
  • Solubility: Soluble in water, not soluble in alcohol or oil
  • Natural or Synthetic: Natural - Derived from the African Acacia Tree, used since ancient times. Completely natural with no chemicals added.
  • General Recommended Usage: 1% - 20%
  • Viscosity: 300 cp max. (25%)
  • pH: 4.0-5.5

Common Cosmetic Uses

  1. Facemask, it will help thicken the formula and help it to adhere to the skin.
  2. Creams and lotions, adding it to creams and lotions to help thicken the formula and create a pleasing texture.
  3. It can be used in serums, normally mixed with water to form a gel-like consistency. Then you can combine it with the rest of your ingredients.
  4. Hair products are another common application, including conditioners and shampoos.

One of the main benefits of Acacia Gum is its ability to stabilize emulsions, an emulsion can be defined as a mixture of two immiscible liquids, such as oil and water. Without a stabilizer, emulsions can quickly separate and the product can become unusable. Acacia Gum can help to prevent this separation by forming a protective layer around the droplets of oil, this will prevent coalescing and will help keep the emulsion stable.

In addition to stabilizing emulsions, Acacia Gum is also an effective thickener, it can be added to food and beverage products to increase their viscosity and create a smoother, more consistent texture.

More Typical Uses

Thickener, dispersing agent suspension agent, foam stabilizer, Usually used in 1 - 20% of formula. Acacia Gum is a natural polysaccharide derived from the sap of the African acacia tree. It has been used since ancient times and is known for its demulcent and anti-inflammatory qualities.

Soap Goods Acacia Gum must be completely dispersed and hydrated in water, prior to adding oils. Mix well with water and hydrate for 30-45 minutes. Acacia Gum can be heated once it is completely hydrated. Soap Goods Acacia Gum is completely natural with no chemical modification. Acacia Gum, also known as Gum Arabic, is a natural gum made from the sap of the Acacia tree. It has been used for centuries in a variety of applications, from traditional medicine to the food and beverage industry. Acacia Gum is a water-soluble dietary fiber that is commonly used as a stabilizer, emulsifier, and thickener in cosmetics, soap, food and beverage products.

This can be useful in products like salad dressings, sauces, and beverages where a consistent texture is important. Please note: Soapgoods does not sell any products for ingestion. Acacia Gum is also a prebiotic dietary fiber, which means that it is not digested by the human body but can be fermented by beneficial bacteria in the gut. This fermentation process produces short-chain fatty acids that can have a positive impact on gut health. As a prebiotic, Acacia Gum can help to support the growth of beneficial bacteria in the gut, which can have a variety of health benefits. Another benefit of Acacia Gum is that it is a low-calorie and low-glycemic-index ingredient.

This makes it a popular choice in products aimed at people who are looking to manage their weight or blood sugar levels. Acacia Gum can be used as a replacement for other, higher-calorie thickeners and sweeteners without sacrificing texture or taste. Acacia Gum is also an environmentally friendly ingredient. The Acacia tree is a sustainable crop that grows in dry, arid regions of Africa and other parts of the world. It requires little water and can thrive in harsh conditions, making it an ideal crop for farmers in developing countries. By using Acacia Gum in their products, companies can support sustainable farming practices and promote economic development in these regions.


External use Only. Anionic - not compatible with cationic ingredients

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We Guarantee Your order ships out the same or next business day! This means in the South East you will have your order in 1 to 3 business days, in the North East normally 3 to 4 days and in the West normally 4 to 5 days. For full details on shipping and processing times please see our expected delivery times.

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How Does this Ship?

Our ingredients are normally shipped out in strong, re-closeable plastic bags, the larger sizes (50 lbs size and multiples of 50 Lb) are shipped in strong paper / plastic industrial strength bags typically used for 50 lb chemicals. In some cases, depending on stock levels, we might use multiple bags to fulfill an order, for example, 16 lbs might be 4 x 4 lbs rather than a single 16 lb bag. If the packaging size is a concern please contact us and we will be happy to work with you.

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