Mixing guar gum into liquid soap
I own a small organic soap and body care company and am in the process of slowly scaling up. In the next 2 years, I plan on buying one of the large capacity mixers for my liquid soaps but I am not there yet and am doing all by hand with a hand mixer and crock pot. I read a post on this site a bit ago where you were advising an individual who was in a similar position as myself on how to scale up. Thank you very much for all the links to equipment and the fabulous advice. I use guar gum as a thickener in a tooth product that I don’t want to use glycerin in so am unable to dissolve it before adding it to my soap. I currently just add it extremely slowly and mix thoroughly by hand to get it to incorporate. As this product is my most popular I am trying to find a better and more effective way to mix in the guar gum. If its mixed too quickly the whole batch foams and its a mess. Do you have any suggestions on a hand blender that would move slowly enough or a better way to get the guar gum to mix into the liquid soap?
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