Cosmetics raw material

Guar gum

 4,95 incl. VAT  3,26excl. VAT


Guar gum is a thickener for use in cosmetics, for example, shower gel or face cream.


In creams, lotions and, for example, body butter, a thickener can be used to stabilize the emulsion. It prevents separation into an aqueous layer and an oily layer. For example, use a small amount (0,1-0,5 grams per 100 grams) of guar gum in the water phase. The easiest way is to mix it with a little glycerine, propylene glycol or, for example, a liquid preservative, in any case with a viscous liquid that is used in the water phase. It mixes with a minimal risk of lump formation.

In addition, it can be used for thickening, for example, shampoo, shower gel and other water-based cosmetics. Mix with the surfactants before adding the water. Use 0,5-2% guar gum. The shampoo may turn opaque.

A completely different application is when used in 'slime', in which approximately 1% guar gum is used to make a thin slime, and a borax solution with which it can be further thickened by cross linking.

Store it dry, so do NOT store it in the refrigerator. Also keep it cool, dark and in the well-closed packaging. Keep out of reach of children.

The Hekserij does not sell products that are intended for use in food or for other internal use.


Guar gum consists of the ground seeds of the guar plant or Cyamopsis tetragonoloba (L.) Taub. Country of origin is India. Guar gum largely consists of plant gums. It is able to bind water to a mucus or gel. We supply it as a white to yellowish powder.


Article number: 16104
Dutch name: Guarmeel
EC number: 232-536-8
CAS number EU: 9000-30-0


50 g, 250 g, 1 kg