Sodium Alginate Powder

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Sodium Alginate is a food grade natural, plant based water-soluble polysaccharide that produces a gel consistency when hydrated and imparts an excellent skin feel.  Sodium Alginate has been used in the medical field, in the food industry, and more recently in cosmetics as a skin care ingredient.

Sodium Alginate, also commonly known as Jelly Bomb Powder, is an emulsifier or thickener that creates a gel like substance, much like jello.

It is used in shampoo formulations as a bubble stabilizer and thickener.

Unlike gelatin, Sodium Alginate is soluble in both hot and cold water

It helps create items such as shower bombs, jelly bombs, face masks and more.

  • Leaves skin feeling silky, rich and soft.
  • It has no flavour or odour.
  • Helps create foam.
  • Water-soluble dissolves quickly with agitation.
Sodium Alginate will help to soften, hydrate, and soothe skin and leave it feeling silky and soft. To create a skin care serum or hair gel using water, infusions, distillates, water-soluble extracts, etc., add Sodium Alginate and allow to hydrate for 30-60 minutes.
Alginate is an anionic polysaccharide extracted from brown seaweed.

It is completely natural with no chemical modification.
-Easily dispersible in room temperature water (allow 30 – 60 minutes for complete hydration)
-Compatible with a variety of emulsifiers and other skin care ingredients
-Excellent “carrier” for antioxidants and other anti-aging ingredients
-Final formula pH may need to be adjusted.

How to use:  Sprinkle slowly into your water while using your stick blender, otherwise the mixture will clump up and may take days to combine.

INCI: Algin

General Recommended Percentages: 0.2% - 5%

Physical Form: Off-White, free-flowing, light-weight, water dispersible food grade powder

Solubility: Soluble in Water/Not soluble in Oils

Viscosity: 75-200 cp (1%)

pH: 6 - 8


Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Lori-Ann MacKay
Sodium Alginate

Used for science experiment. Great quality and service.

Sodium Alginate

I made Shower Bombs and I love this stuff! Leaves your skin so soft and silky.
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Brenda Holder
First Time Using This

Love it! I am so new to Sodium Alginate, and I’m still finding my way around it all. But first few formulations I created were superb, though both behaved very differently. Can’t wait to play more!