Sclerotium gum is a naturally derived, instant gelling agent. It is derived by the fermentation of glucose-based media, by a natural occuring fungus.
Sclerotium gum creates gels with a pleasant, non-slimy flow. It is ideal for many skincare and haircare uses;
Skincare Stabiliser for emulsions such as creams, lotions and milks
Skincare Slow slow gels, that can accommodate a number of actives
Haircare Has conditioning and humectant properties.
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Sclerotium Gum is a natural gum that produces an instant gel base when combined with water. It is a polysaccharide produced through a fermentation process of Sclerotium rolfsii on a glucose-based medium.
To make a gel base use Sclerotium Gum at 2% (0.2% – 2% will produce different consistencies in your end gel), meaning the 20gm jar will make a minimum of 1kg of gel.
Sclerotium Gum can also be used as a thickening and emulsifying agent when making creams. Add to the water phase at 0.2-0.5%. Adding Sclerotium Gum reduces the amount of oil required in your oil phase, and the result will be a lighter, lotion-type cream.
It has natural skin smoothing and skin soothing properties, and is an excellent base for Aromatherapy treatments when a gel is preferred to a lotion, cream or oil. Sclerotium Gum is also suitable to use in hair care products as a conditioning agent.
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