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Xanthan gum is a natural gelling agent that allows you to prepare DIY household products. Easily make your white vinegar gel, citric acid gel, soda crystal gel, etc. 100% biodegradable. Kraft bag of 200 grs.
Miracle products to clean your home from floor to ceiling, we all dream of them, don't we? We all know the benefits of products like white vinegar, baking soda and citric acid (to name but a few!).
Except that when we prepare our DIY products with these powders or liquids, we realise that the application is not always easy. The disadvantage? They are very liquid, so it's difficult to leave them on a shower screen or in the toilet.
Couldn't the solution be to turn our DIY household products into a gel ?
Xanthan gum is a naturally occurring polymer of natural sugars produced by biotechnology: fermentation of beet, cane or corn sugar by Xanthomonnas campestris bacteria found in cabbage. It comes in the form of a very fine white powder.
It is 100% biodegradable and guaranteed GMO-free. Xanthan gum is a gelling and thickening agent for aqueous phases. It allows to modify the viscosity and the texture of aqueous phases.
With a low concentration (less than 0.5%), it stabilises emulsions while providing a silky texture. With a higher concentration, it has a strong thickening power and will allow you to create high viscosity textures.
Xanthan gum from La Droguerie Écologique allows you to make your own gelled household products. With little odour, you can create vinegar gel, oven cleaner, toilet gel, descaler gel for simple and biodegradable products at home. Simply combine it with multi-purpose powders (citric acid, bicarbonate of soda, percarbonate, soda crystals, spirit vinegar, etc.). You will obtain a gel texture that will facilitate cleaning and replace many single-action household products: oven stripper, barbecue, toilet descaler, bathroom cleaner, etc. Xanthan gum makes it possible to create perfectly transparent gels, and remains very stable over time.
The gel texture allows it to remain in place even on inclined surfaces. The gel does not run and dries much more slowly. So you use less product and your cleaning is simplified !
+ Gelling and thickening agent for aqueous phases
+ Produce your household products in gel form
+ Increased product effectiveness
+ Not very sensitive to temperature, supports freezing and defrosting very well
+ 100% biodegradable natural raw material, guaranteed without GMOs
+ Manufactured and packaged in Western Europe
+ Kraft bag and interior made of compostable PLA bioplastic from corn starch
+ Non-toxic product for humans and the environment
Dose from 0.3% to 2% depending on the desired viscosity, directly into vinegar, or into an aqueous solution of household powder such as sodium percarbonate or citric acid.
1 - Degreasing cleaning gel or washing-up liquid
Pour 400 ml of water into a bowl and add 4 tablespoons* of concentrated soda crystals with 1 tablespoon* of black soap. Mix vigorously (with an electric whisk if possible) until the powder is dissolved in the water. Add 8 g of xanthan gum and mix. Pour the mixture into a 500 ml pump bottle. Applied to a sponge, it can be used as a washing-up liquid.
2 - Multi-purpose vinegar gel (anti-scale - descaler - degreaser)
Mix energetically (if possible with an electric whisk) 400 ml of white spirit vinegar with 4 to 8 g of xanthan gum depending on the desired texture. You can add a few drops of essential oil (lemon, lavender, eucalyptus ...) for the smell. Pour the preparation into a pump bottle of at least 500 ml. Adjust the quantity of gum: if you want a more liquid version, pour only 4 g of gum, for the maintenance of your toilets, or to clean your taps for example. For a gel texture, as an anti-limescale application on joints or shower walls, for example, use 8 g of gum in your preparation.
3 - Sodium percarbonate gel (bleaching - cleaning - scouring)
Mix 400 ml of water with 40 g of sodium percarbonate in a bowl. Add 8 g of xanthan gum slowly (even if the percarbonate is not completely dissolved) and mix again. Pour the mixture into a bottle of at least 500 ml. This recipe will allow you to clean your oven, tile grout, barbecue grills, etc. This recipe can be adapted to other natural cleaning powders. You can replace the percarbonate with citric acid (descaling, rust removal, etc.), or with soda crystals (surfaces to be degreased, burnt pans, etc.) depending on the results you want.
100% xanthan gum.
200g kraft bag with PLA interior (compostable bioplastic made from corn starch).
Store in a dry place (maximum 30°C). Keep out of reach of children.
Made in France or Western Europe, the products of the ecological drugstore are designed from natural, mineral or vegetable raw materials and with a maximum of organic ingredients. La droguerie écologique® is a brand of ecodis, a French company that is a pioneer in the design and distribution of ecoproducts to specialist shops.
By offering around 2000 products to its French and European customers, ecodis pursues one of its main objectives: to innovate in order to make ecological products accessible to as many people as possible.
Specialising in the manufacture of easy-to-use everyday products, the brand stands out for its cultivation of a spirit of creativity to enable its consumers to personalise accessories and cleaning products.
ECOCERT, FSC and AB certified, each product has been designed to have a minimum impact on the environment and nature.
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