Cellulose makes a fully clear, transparent and stable gel and has a smooth feeling on the skin.
Used to make gels and to stabilise emulsions.
HOW TO USE IT
You can reduce the amount of Cetearyl Alcohol in your creams when you add Cellulose to your mixture.
When a Cellulose Gum Gel is used in combination with 70-99% strength Isopropyl Alcohol it will create a thin clear gel which has a superior skin feel and is less drying than other hydro-alcoholic hand sanitisers.
Cellulose Gum can also be used as a thickener for shampoos and conditioners
Weigh out the Cellulose Gum and add to cold bottled spring water.
Stir together to mix thoroughly. Keep stirring the mixture for 20-25 minutes continuously to fully hydrate the Cellulose and form a gel. Thegel should form after about 10 minutes stirring or less but keep stirring until the 20-25 minutes has elapsed.
Place jug with gel in a bain-marie and heat to 70C stirring all the time.
Remove from heat and stir whilst cooling. As it cools slowly add the Stage 2 (heat tolerant) ingredients and stir in thoroughly between additions.
When below 40C add Stage 3 ingredients and stir in well between additions.
RECIPES & BLENDS
Click on the links below to be directed to some great recipes featuring Cellulose Gum: