Acacia Senegal (Gum Arabic)


Acacia Senegal (Gum Arabic or Acacia Gum)

Acacia Gum is a natural gum consisting of hardened sap from a variety of Acacia trees. Acacia Gum is primarily sourced from Acacia Senegal trees which are found in warm or tropical climates all over the world but the majority of Acacia trees are found in Australia. It has a variety of uses in skin care, cosmetics, food, and has various health benefits.

 

Uses in Skin care and Cosmetics

  • Topical pain relief for irritated skin
  • Emulsifier
  • Promotes healing
  • Soothes irritated skin

Health Benefits

  • Promotes oral health
  • Pain reliever
  • Soothes cough and sore throat
  • Decreases blood pressure
Fun Fact : Acacia trees are actually in the pea family! They also have pods which are cooked and served with meals in Mexico.