Gum Arabic. Kenya. Acacia seyal-A fair trade and sustainable gum for incense, medicine and culinary applications.

(33 customer reviews)

$4.00$91.00

Gum Arabic is one of two non-fragrant gums in the shop.

Used as a binder in incense production, a stabilizer, emulsifier, adhesive and thickener in food, beverages and cosmetics, Gum Arabic is an extremely useful tree product.

An exudate of a number of Acacia species that are found in Africa and Arabia, Gum Arabic is used …

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Gum Arabic is one of two non-fragrant gums in the shop.

Used as a binder in incense production, a stabilizer, emulsifier, adhesive and thickener in food, beverages and cosmetics, Gum Arabic is an extremely useful tree product.

An exudate of a number of Acacia species that are found in Africa and Arabia, Gum Arabic is used extensively in the food and confection industry to lend viscosity to beverages and stability to food products. It is used in icing and confection glazes, to suspend essential oils and create oil/water emulsions.
Dissolved Gum Arabic is a standard base for watercolours to which pigments are added.

Gum Arabic creates the gumminess of Marshmallows, Gummy bears and other soft confections and forms natural gummy balls on the trees while it is fresh.
It is a favourite food of Baboons in Africa and they are known to wait patiently while the tree produces a fresh flow of gummy yumminess for their pleasure.

Needless to say that it is also a favourite snack of children in the Savanna. Though we miss this delectable stage of Gum Arabic, it is a completely water-soluble product and is easily powdered and reconstituted with water for its many everyday applications.
It is eminently edible, odourless, flavourless and transparent when dissolved in water which adds to its popularity and broad use.

Gum arabic is a key ingredient in traditional lithography and is used in printing, paint production, glue, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and various industrial applications.

What will you create with it?

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Acacia Seyal, Gum Arabic

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  1. Karelle Rohan

    Karelle Rohan

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  2. Madalyn Stehr

    Madalyn Stehr

    Excellent owner of the shop. Easy to work with . Great products!

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  3. Corene Hayes

    Corene Hayes

    Very nice – can't wait to try it!

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  4. Norene Dickens

    Norene Dickens

    Crystalline and kind of sweet.

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  5. Lessie Labadie

    Lessie Labadie

    Always good quality and great service from one of the best shops on Etsy! 😛

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  6. Lesly Predovic

    Lesly Predovic

    This is a very nice resin. The lumps are mostly clear or translucent, some are brown-ish. The quality is astounding…I hope to see more of this in the future in the ApothecarysGarden shop. Hint: you will need to grind them (best with a mortar and pestle) before using them in your recipe.

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  7. Samanta Eichmann

    Samanta Eichmann

    Everything I ordered from Dan has been incredible compared to other sellers. When there was a mixup on shipping, not only did Dan personally fix it, he put a few generous extras in my shipment to make up for it. Will only order from Dan from now on.

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  8. Annabell Reichel

    Annabell Reichel

    Quickest that I have ever received something from Etsy. I mixed with peppermint and spearmint essential oil to make a gum

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  9. Fritz Corwin

    Fritz Corwin

    Thank you for the lovely bag of gum arabic, going to make lovely incense with this

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  10. Louvenia Kemmer

    Louvenia Kemmer

    What an interesting resin. Melts in hot water, I added it to an hydrosol that i make and it makes the skin super velvety.

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  11. Rosalinda Schmitt

    Rosalinda Schmitt

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  12. Madalyn Stehr

    Madalyn Stehr

    Thank you having this great product good. I drink 1 Oz a day. For over all health..

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  13. Fern Kuhn

    Fern Kuhn

    Completely happy with the quality of this Gum Arabic. Definitely added a massive touch to my workings.

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  14. Mabelle Smitham

    Mabelle Smitham

    Looks just like the picture.

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    Jolie Hegmann

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  16. Mollie DuBuque

    Mollie DuBuque

    Thank you! Great quality product.

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    Silas Weissnat

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  18. Ambrose Quigley

    Ambrose Quigley

    Amazing quality Gum Arabic. thank you!

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  19. Samanta Eichmann

    Samanta Eichmann

    GREAT THANKS FOR THE RESIN.

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  20. Amiya Miller

    Amiya Miller

    Good quality product and fast service.

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  21. Buster Armstrong

    Buster Armstrong

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    Rosella Hessel

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    Lulu Waters

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  26. Herta Hermiston

    Herta Hermiston

    Highly recommended seller. Great items and packaging, fast shipping, a pleasure to do business with. Top quality incenses and herbs for serious users. My thanks for everything.

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  27. Marjolaine Blick

    Marjolaine Blick

    good scents, good service, will return

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  28. Carmen Dooley

    Carmen Dooley

    Toujours avec un grand plaisir de commander des produits de qualité dans cette boutique. je recommande fortement le vendeur

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  29. Abbey Herzog

    Abbey Herzog

    As pictured. Can't wait to work with item

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  30. Gina Parker

    Gina Parker

    Amazing! Great and knowledgeable seller.

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  31. Marisa Buckridge

    Marisa Buckridge

    A good quality resin. Item descriptions are always right on!

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  32. Treva Langworth

    Treva Langworth

    This stuff blends in water (after being powdered) beautifully. Unfortunately it's not helpful to make inks (it's not alcohol soluble), but this is a nice staple to have if you like to make things. Any things.

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  33. Gracie Lehner

    Gracie Lehner

    really interesting to have some unprocessed gum arabic.

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