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    Posted by joseg on February 15, 2014 at 8:43 pm
    I’m making a body scrub where I would’ve used a carbopol to make a gel base…but my issue is I can’t use synthetic raws
    I’ve tried different gums like xanthan at around 1.5-2% but the final product has that gummy feeling to the touch,characteristic of these gums at high %’s
    I would’ve made a an emulsion as my base, but my scrub has to be clear/translucent with exfoliating beads.
    Any suggestions as to what I can add to reduce that gummy feeling? or some other way to create this gel base? 
    joseg replied 10 years, 4 months ago 3 Members · 3 Replies
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  • mikebavington

    February 15, 2014 at 11:18 pm

    HEC - Hydroxyethylcellulose. It is considered semi-natural.

    Alginic Acid.

  • Bobzchemist

    February 16, 2014 at 1:45 am

    Can you use Laponite?

  • joseg

    February 16, 2014 at 10:15 am

    I can’t use Laponite….but will keep it mind for something else in the future, I’ve never used this synthetic clay before. Thanks

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