Acacia Gum Powder (Certified Organic)


Gum Arabic, also known as Gum Acacia, comes from the Acacia tree of the Leguminosae family. Gum Arabic is widely used as a stabilizing agent in oil in water emulsions.

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Product Name Qty
Acacia Gum Powder (Certified Organic) - 1 lb
Acacia Gum Powder (Certified Organic) - 7 lbs
Acacia Gum Powder (Certified Organic) - 35 lbs
Acacia Powder, also known as Arabic Gum and Senegal Gum, is harvested from the resin from Acacia trees who only produce the gum under adverse conditions such as poor soil quality and draught. It is composed of polysaccharides and glycoproteins and has slight emulsifying properties when used in oil-in-water formulations.

Dating back to ancient times, Acacia Gum has been used for a wide variety of applications, ranging from food to paintings to mummification. In Ancient Egypt, Acacia Gum was used to bind the pigments used to paint hieroglyphs, as well as to help the bandages used in the mummification process stick, and in cosmetics. In fact, Acacia Gum was the main ingredient used in Queen Cleopatra's favorite lipstick.  

With so many applications, it is easy to see why this is a popular ingredient in cosmetic formulations, it can be used to emulsify, stabilize emulsions, to thicken formulations, as a suspension agent, and foam stabilizer.
Suggested Use
Use in lotions, creams, pomades, and washes as a thickener, stabilizer, and film former. 

Recommended Usage Rate

Ingredient Function
Stabilizer, Solubilize oils into water. 3:1 acacia to oil is the recommended usage.

How to Store
Store in a cool, dry place in a tightly sealed container out of direct sunlight.

Shelf Life
Three years from the date of manufacture.

Soluble in water.

Specific Gravity
Relative Density: 1-1.1

Melting Point (in both C & F) 

Flash Point (in both C & F)


  • For external use only.  
  • Pregnant or lactating people, or those with known medical conditions should consult with a physician prior to using this product. 
  • This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
100% Gum Arabica
Acacia Senegal Gum*
*Organic Ingredient

Warning Statements:

Not for internal consumption. For external use only.

Pregnant or lactating people or those with known medical conditions should consult with a physician prior to using product.


Please note that our suggested usage instructions are intended to serve as a guide. Due to the unique nature of each ingredient, it is important to always research and consult with a qualified professional as needed, prior to use. Usage guidelines can change and you are responsible for adhering to local regulations. EWL cannot be held responsible for any harm caused due to the misuse of these ingredients.

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