I’m currently developing a lotion and am considering using X-gum to thicken and stabilize. I’ve used it in the past by mixing it in cool water with a stick blender and letting it hydrate overnight for a perfectly clear gel the next morning.
Problem is that when I heat this phase it develops tons of air bubbles. Is it better to just incorporate the gum into the hot water phase just before combining the oil and water phases and forget about making the mixture ahead of time? I know air bubbles are not good for the products but I’d have to assume many of them disappear with mixing tho.
Thanks in in advance for your input/suggestions.