INCI : Maranta arundinacea
Other name : Arrowroot flour
Provenance : Thailand
Colour : white
Solubility : water
Usage : 5 - 50 %
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What is arrowroot starch?
Arrowroot starch is a light starch with a very smooth, pleasant texture. It’s known for its excellent absorbency. It can also be used as a thickening agent when it’s heated in an aqueous phase. Also called arrowroot powder or arrowroot flour, it adds a soft, silky feel to your creations.
How do I use it?
Thanks to its wonderful absorbency, arrowroot starch is particularly good for combination and oily skin… and so much more! It’s a useful ingredient in many recipes, such as…
- Creams and lotions (as a thickening agent)
- Body balms and butters (to reduce greasiness and give your skin a silky feel)
- Bath bombs (for milky water that’s gentle on skin)
- Deodorant powders
- Dry shampoos
- Face powders (for a mattifying effect)
As you can see, it’s a highly versatile ingredient that’s good to have on hand! Note that our arrowroot starch is food-grade, so you can also use it in cooking and gluten-free recipes.