Xanthan Gum Powder 200 MESH

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Xanthan Gum is an excellent, sugar based, natural thickener that stabilizes emulsions and cleansing systems.

Mixing Xanthan Gum into water is difficult and hard to disperse. Mixing Xanthan Gum into Glycerin is easy and it will readily mix into a paste.

Xanthan gum has a negative charge. It is commonly used in water-based gels and serums, liquid shampoos, and gel cleansers. They can be incompatible with cationic ingredients, and most lose viscosity in acidic environments.

May fail to perform when the formulations have a high content of electrolytes such as aloe vera, magnesium and potassium.  Try Siligel when including electrolytes in your formulas. 

Look for our clear Xanthan gum powder.

Due to the sugar backbone, Xanthan Gum offers some skin hydration properties.

INCI: Xanthan Gum


  • 0.3 to 2.0%
  • a separate water phase
  • incorporate with high shear mixing using a stick blender
  • use care to not use too much as it will get stringy
  • Avoid pH systems over 11. Because they will turn yellow, excellent for low pH systems
  • salt may be used to improve the viscosity response and reduce temperature sensitivity
  • hydrate in room temperature water for approximately 15 minutes, then proceed to heat
  • For best results start at 0.3% and increase in 0.1% increments to avoid an unpleasant slimy texture.
  • Viscosity is between (1% solution) 1200 - 1700 cps
  • Use a preservative in your formulations
  • It can be used at about 0.2% with Olivem 1000 to improve the stability of an emulsion.  Typical usage rates for lotions and creams is 0.1 - 2.0%.


Appearance: Light Beige Free Flowing Powder
Odour: Characteristic,
Solubility: Water
Storage: Tightly Sealed, Cool > 75F / Dry
Shelf: 60 Months when Properly Stored / Handled
Charge: Anionic

*A stick blender mixing will reduce the tendency of the particles to contact and stick, to each other. If this happens the result will be that the outside swells and prevents water from getting to the inside resulting in swollen clumps, also referred to as 'fish eyes'. This is, sometimes, irreversible so, care should be taken to use the highest shear possible.

Download Safety Data Sheet

Download  COA Lot # 2022007B-G01

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
G. Brun
Great product!

I bought this to create my own homemade shampoo and it worked very well!
I am very satisfied, it was my first time buying at Soap and More and I will definitely buy again

Prudence Estwick

Xanthan Gum Powder