#alltheingredients: Iota-Carrageenan (natural rheology modifier)

Yesterday, we met Genugel® G-130, kappa-carrageenan, which creates firm, brittle, solid gels. Today, let’s meet iota-carrageenan, an anionic or negatively charged thickener that creates soft, elastic gels. As a note, you’ll notice a lot of duplications from yesterday’s post, but there’s no point in re-writing something just to make it look different.  If you’ve ever...

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#alltheingredients: Genugel® G-130 – kappa-carrageenan (natural rheology modifier)

As a note, there are a few different kinds of carrageenans we can buy, the most common being iota-carrageenan or kappa-carageenan. I’ll be writing about both. If you’ve ever made jelly soap, you’ve probably used iota-karageenan, which creates soft, wiggly, elastic gels.  Genugel® G-130 carrageenan (kappa) is an anionic or negatively charged water dispersible thickener derived from...

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Q&A: Using vinegar in shampoo bars? Can we store surfactants and actives in the fridge? Substituting powdered surfactants in shampoo bars? Thickening aloe vera with Xanthan Gum?

I thought I’d answer a few quick questions in this post! If you’re a $5 or higher subscriber, visit the monthly Q&A to share your thoughts! USING VINEGAR IN SHAMPOO BARS? I’ve had someone ask me about why someone would be using vinegar in a shampoo bar and the short answer is that they’re using...

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