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Apr
12

What is Kaolin Clay Used For?


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www.naturesgardencandles.com/kaolin-clay-powder-cosmetics.htmlWhat is Kaolin Clay Used For?

Kaolin Clay powder is one of Nature’s Garden most popular cosmetic additives we offer.  It can be utilized in a variety of different ways. What is kaolin clay used for? Kaolin Clay, also called China Clay, is a white clay that is found in the soils of hot, moist climates. This clay is perfect for those with sensitive skin or those who are prone to acne breakouts. Kaolin can be used to create mineral makeup such as foundation, eye shadow, and blush. China Clay is also a wonderful thickening agent that is a perfect ingredient for bath bombs. Kaolin Clay is a perfect addition to sugar scrubs, salt scrubs and facial masks. Like most clays, Kaolin helps cleanse the skin and remove toxins. If you are creating soap, this clay is useful in being a fragrance fixative.

Below, we will talk about the many ways you can utilize Kaolin Clay powder in many creations. We will also share some popular recipes that use kaolin clay. You may find that if you are having trouble with a recipe you are using, or just wanting to find a new ingredient to enhance an old recipe, give the following a read. You might just find what you have been looking for!

 

What is Kaolin Clay Used For: Using Kaolin Clay for Acne

Many have found that kaolin clay is wonderful for acne and those who have sensitive skin. It is the mildest of clays and is perfect for soaking up oil. Kaolin Clay powder can be used on various types of skin conditions. Whether its rashes or inflammation from break-outs, Kaolin is very good at soothing irritated skin.

 

What is Kaolin Clay Used For?: Tea Tree Soap RecipeWhat is Kaolin Clay Used For: Tea Tree Soap Recipe

Kaolin Clay Powder can be used alone or in combination with other products to help lessen acne breakouts.  Our Tea Tree Soap is a perfect example. Not only is the Kaolin perfect for oily skin and acne breakouts, but Tea Tree oil is also beneficial for these type of skin ailments. Kaolin helps with balancing the oils in the skin. Tea Tree Essential Oil is perfect for penetrating those clogged up pores, loosening up dirt and will help control and possibly prevent breakouts. This soap is quick and simple to make using our Hemp melt and pour soap base as your starting point.

 

What is Kaolin Clay Used For: Using Kaolin Clay for Soaps

Kaolin is rich in potassium, titanium and silicon. These elements help to produce the formation of collagen. When wet, Kaolin is smooth, silky and creamy which in turn, will give your soap the same feeling. Kaolin is also helpful in retaining moisture in the body, soaks up dirt and toxins. Your skin will feel deeply cleansed without that tight, dry feeling you can get from regular soap.

We said in the above paragraph that there are a few good reasons to use Kaolin Clay in any type of soap recipe. It can be used as a fragrance fixative. This may help during any cold or hot process soaping as creating soap from scratch can be rough on fragrance oils. Another good reason for using Kaolin Clay is that when you create a paste with it, this will help you to create swirls in melt and pour soap, adding some decorative flair to your soap creations. It is also a good natural colorant to help give some white color to your soap if you wish.

 

What is Kaolin Clay Used For?: Swirled Melt and Pour Soap RecipeWhat is Kaolin Clay Used For: Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

We have 2 fun and easy soap recipes that incorporate Kaolin Clay. Our Swirled Melt and Pour soap uses our Cocoa Butter melt and pour soap. We have used 3 powders for the colored swirls. Rose Clay Powder, Cocoa Powder (Yes! I am talking about the chocolate cocoa powder) and Kaolin. Our fragrance oil is Chocolate Covered Strawberries, which smells just like the decadent dessert!

 

What is Kaolin Clay Used For? Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap RecipeWhat is Kaolin Clay Used For: Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe

The second recipe is our Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap. This soap also starts off with a melt and pour soap base, this time we chose Yogurt. This soap has 4 swirled colors in it, all using clay powders to help get those fun swirls! We used the colors of the fragrance oil picture for inspiration of this soap. Moonlight Tuberose fragrance oil was used to give this soap its scent. A soft, feminine scent that smells of apples, pears, lily of the valley, jasmine and of course tuberose. 

 

What is Kaolin Used For: Creating Bath Bombs

Kaolin Clay is a good, gentle additive to any type of bath bombs, fizzies or bath cookies. The addition of Kaolin is useful in the fact that it not only a fragrance fixative, but it adds natural color and hardness to the bath bomb.

 

What is Kaolin Used For?: Christmas Bath Cookies RecipeWhat is Kaolin Used For: Christmas Bath Cookies Recipe

This fun recipe for Christmas Bath Cookies is a sure way to get your kids to dunk themselves in the bathtub! These bath cookies are quick to whip up and there’s no baking required! We have used some basic bath bomb ingredients such as baking soda, citric acid and cornstarch.  We also have included some skin healthy ingredients. Mango and cocoa butter, Kaolin Clay and powdered milk. Well, cookies and milk go together right? Actually, milk is a wonderful, nourishing way to soften the skin. We topped these bath time confections off with some whipped soap frosting and a touch of candy sprinkles! The whole thing is scented with our yummy, sweet smelling Christmas Cookies fragrance oil. These cookies look so real, you may have to warn people not to take a bite!

What is Kaolin Used For?: Monster Bath Cookies RecipeWhat is Kaolin Used For: Monster Bath Cookies Recipe

Here we have another kid-pleasing bath cookies except this one looks back at you! Our Monster Bath cookie is made just like our Christmas Bath cookie! Starting off with your basic bath bomb combination of baking soda, citric acid and Epsom salts, add in some skin-softening powdered milk, Kaolin Clay powder and a touch of Neon Green FUN soap colorants and you will have a cool bath treat for the kids! We scented this cookie with our Magic Potion fragrance oil. A musky,  magical combination of citrus, peaches, grapes and floral-y rose.

 

What is Kaolin Clay Used For: Christmas Tree Bath Bomb RecipeWhat is Kaolin Clay Used For: Christmas Tree Bath Bomb Recipe

Christmas time is always a busy time of year. If you are looking for a quick and simple treat to make for friends, family members or just something to enhance your line of Christmas products, these Christmas Tree Bath Bombs are a good recipe to have. Made with just a few ingredients like Baking Soda, Kaolin Clay, citric acid and castor oil, , you can have a dozen of these fun Christmas trees done in no time! The fragrance oil we chose is our Kringleberry fragrance oil. A scent of apples, cranberries and red currants with a touch of evergreen to give your bath time some holiday cheer!

 

What is Kaolin Clay Used For: Wild Bath Bomb Recipe

Bath Bombs don’t have to be just for girls! Boys like a little fizzle-action in their bath time too! This Wild Bath Bomb is the perfect way to get those boys clean! Another simple recipe using your basic bath bomb ingredients of Baking Soda, citric acid, Kaolin Clay and Coconut Oil. We chose a more “manly” fragrance oil because no boy wants to smell flowery! Our Ferocious Beast will let your little boy smell like a big boy, with the deep scent of citrus, woody oakmoss and a touch of musk. They will have a wild, good time getting clean and smelling good!

 

What is Kaolin Clay Used For: Body PowderWhat is Kaolin Clay Used For: Body Powder

Kaolin Clay is excellent for use in body powder. It has a silky, soft texture and will soak up any orders and unwanted moisture to help keep you feeling fresh and dry. Kaolin is also good at taking away excess oil and will leave you with silky, smooth skin.

 

What is Kaolin Clay Used For: Vanda Orchid Body Powder RecipeWhat is Kaolin Clay Used For: Vanda Orchid Body Powder Recipe

Body Powder is an excellent way to feeling fresh and clean when there’s no time for a bath or shower. As we discussed above, Kaolin is a good ingredient to help take away moisture, leaving you feeling dry and fresh-feeling. Body Powder is actually very easy to make as you will see in our Vanda Orchid Body Powder recipe. Everybody loves all-natural body products. It’s important to know what the ingredients are and if they can cause any type of irritation. This powder recipe is a perfect example. We used cornstarch, Kaolin Clay Powder and Arrowroot Powder. All three of these ingredients are very natural, and light. They will help absorb body odors and wetness without leaving your skin feeling cake-y or heavy. The fragrance oil we chose for this recipe was Vanda Orchid. A lovely, light scent of berries, orchids and green accents.

 

What is Kaolin Clay Used For: Silky Shimmering Body Powder RecipeWhat is Kaolin Clay Used For: Silky Shimmering Body Powder Recipe

This recipe for Silky Shimmering Body Powder recipe is lovely, light and feminine powder. We used a couple ingredients that are not usually found in a traditional powder. Cocoa butter and Acacia Gum Powder. Along with cornstarch and Kaolin powder to help absorb odors and keep you feeling dry, cocoa butter will give your skin some extra moisturizing. Acacia Gum Powder is an all-natural product that is normally used as a thickener. When used in powders, it helps keep the powder loose and free of clumps. Our fragrance oil, Lovely in Lace, is the perfect addition to this recipe. This fragrance smells of a lush bouquet of green florals and spicy carnation that veils a base of sensual musks and sheer patchouli to create a romantic, feminine scent.

What is Kaolin Clay Used For: Stinky Feet Foot Powder RecipeWhat is Kaolin Clay Used For: Stinky Feet Foot Powder Recipe

I don’t care who you are, we have all experienced stinky feet from time to time. Some of us experience it all the time, and others not so much. Any time your feet are feeling hot and sweaty, give this Stinky Feet Foot Powder a try. Made with baking soda to help absorb odors, we added Kaolin Clay, Lavender and Calendula Flower powders. These powders are perfect addition to help get rid of odors, give your feet a soft, silky feel and add a bit or aromatherapy to your shoes. We also added a few essential oils, Tea Tree Australian, and Lime Distilled.

 

What is Kaolin Clay Used For: Facial Mask and Facial ScrubsWhat is Kaolin Clay Used For: Facial Mask and Facial Scrubs

Since we know how awesome Kaolin is for those with sensitive skin, then adding it to face masks or facial scrubs is a perfect inclusion! Much like using soap with Kaolin Clay, your skin can only benefit from this mineral-enriched ingredient. When used in masks, or scrubs Kaolin Clay gives good exfoliation to help slough away dead skin cells as well as eliminating dirt, oil and toxins from your skin.

 

What is Kaolin Clay Used For: Candy Cane Facial Mask RecipeWhat is Kaolin Clay Used For: Candy Cane Facial Mask Recipe

Facial Mask and Facial Scrubs are all the rage in the bath and body world. Incredibly easy to make, you can create any kind of scrub or mask for any type of skin you may have. Our Candy Cane Facial Mask is perfect for those of any skin type. Our recipe will give you 8 facial masks to share with your friends and have a facial mask party! This mask is chock full of amazing skin nourishing ingredients! Rose Clay powder, Beet root powder, arrowroot, Safflower Oil Powder, Kaolin, Vitamin E, Hibiscus flower powder and even some Vanilla Powder to give it a yummy fragrance to it. We chose Peppermint Redistilled Essential oil to compliment the vanilla scent and because it is a candy cane facial mask. Your face is going to feel soft, clean, detoxified and shiny happy afterward!

 

What is Kaolin Clay Used For: Give Us A Shout OutWhat is Kaolin Clay Used For: Give Us A Shout Out

There you go folks! We hope that you enjoyed this informative information on Kaolin Clay Powder and all its uses. Whether you are looking for some good recipes to help treat acne or a more natural way to stay fresh and clean when life has you busy, Kaolin can help you out in more ways than one.  We hope you found some new inspiration for new products or just something to try for yourself.

If you would like to share any of your creations made with any of our products, we would love to hear from you! Find us on our Facebook page under Nature’s Garden, Twitter (@ngscents) or even on Instagram (@ngscents) and show off what you have made.

Apr
10

14 Ways To Use Arrowroot Powder


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14 Ways To Use Arrowroot Powder14 Ways To Use Arrowroot Powder

Arrowroot Powder is one of the most versatile products in the market today. It can be used in anything from cooking to all types of bath products, such as, soap, bath bombs, cosmetics,deodorants, lotions and even in cleaning products.  The list of possibilities are endless. Below, we have 14 ways to use arrowroot powder. We hope you are able to be inspired to create some fun, and even some natural products to add to you line of products or even for just your personal use. Before we get started though, let’s talk a little about where Arrowroot Powder comes from and what exactly Arrowroot is.

 

14 Ways to Use Arrowroot Powder: How It's Made14 Ways to Use Arrowroot Powder: How It’s Made

Maranta arundinacea, or more commonly known as arrowroot, dates back to more than 7,000 years ago,  when this powder was first discovered as being used in food by the Caribbean Arawak people. This plant is native to tropical areas such as, western Brazil and Guyana. However, this multi functional root is cultivated in such countries such as, Australia, South Africa and the West Indies.

The powder itself comes from the rhizomes, or the roots, of the plant. The roots are first washed, and then cleaned of the paper-like scales. The scales must be carefully removed before extracting the starch because they impart a disagreeable flavor. Once the scales are completely removed, the roots are washed again, drained and reduced to a pulp by beating them in mortars or grinding them with a wheel rasp. The milky liquid that is obtained is then passed through a coarse cloth. The pure starch, which is insoluble, is allowed to settle at the bottom. The wet starch is then dried in the sun or in a drying house. The result is a starchy powder, ready to be packed in airtight containers and shipped.

14 Ways to Use Arrowroot Powder: Arrowroot Uses14 Ways to Use Arrowroot Powder: Arrowroot Uses

Arrowroot Powder can be used in everything from cooking, cosmetics to even medicinal uses. Arrowroot is starchy and makes a wonderful natural, thickening alternative to flour or cornstarch. This powder is fat free, gluten free, and low in salt. You can treat sunburns, blemishes and rashes with arrowroot. When used in cosmetics, bath and body products, it works as a thickening agent. It is also good at absorbing moisture and aids in keeping your skin dry.

 

14 Ways to Use Arrowroot Powder: Pink Lemonade Scrub Recipe14 Ways to Use Arrowroot Powder: Pink Lemonade Scrub Recipe

Our first recipe using arrowroot is our Pink Lemonade Scrub. Scrubs are incredibly popular nowadays.  Salt or sugar, pumice or black walnut hulls, scrubs are an easy way to help slough away dead skin cells without being harsh on your skin. This recipe is not only fresh and colorful, it’s full of skin softening ingredients. Sugar is the main ingredient and we all generally have sugar in our house. Cocoa butter, Sunflower Oil, Vitamin E and Arrowroot Powder are just a few. The scent inspiration for this scrub was our Raspberry Lemonade fragrance oil that smells true to its name. Tart lemons, raspberries and sugar.

 

14 Ways to Use Arrowroot Powder: Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe14 Ways to Use Arrowroot Powder: Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe

Another skin care product that is all the rage these days is charcoal. Charcoal is awesomely natural at detoxifying and exfoliating the skin. There are so many products out in the market using charcoal in masks, nose strips and scrubs, but it’s easy to make your own! Our Activated Charcoal Scrub is a definite in the natural department. The skin loving ingredients include, shea and mango butter, macadamia nut oil, coconut oil, activated charcoal and of course, arrowroot powder to help bind it all together. We chose our Black Linen & Amber fragrance oil. This scent is a unisex blend of crisp cotton, white blossoms with undertones of musk, amber and patchouli. A very deep, sexy fragrance.

 

12 Ways to Use Arrowroot Powder: Shaving Soap For Sensitive Skin14 Ways to Use Arrowroot Powder: Shaving Soap For Sensitive Skin

I love shaving soap. It lasts so much longer than the shaving cream you get in a can. It is super easy to make and with 3 bars, you will have shaving soap for a while. This Shaving Soap For Sensitive Skin uses our Shea Butter Melt and Pour soap. There are no detergents or SLS in this soap which makes it perfect for those that have skin that will easily break out. We used arrowroot powder that will help leave your skin soft, smooth and hydrated. We used a simple fragrance oil for this soap. Our Natural Vanilla Infusion (35 fold) oil. Smells yummy and natural. Perfect for such a simple recipe.

 

14 Ways to Use Arrowroot Powder: Vanilla Brown Sugar Scrub Recipe14 Ways to Use Arrowroot Powder: Vanilla Brown Sugar Scrub Recipe

Our next recipe is a sugar scrub that uses brown sugar instead of the usual white sugar. No matter! You get the same exfoliating benefits with this Vanilla Brown Sugar Scrub just the same as you would with the white. We have used Shea and cocoa butters, Jojoba Oil, Grapeseed and Coconut Oil, and some Vitamin E. We used our arrowroot powder to help give this scrub a thickened consistency, but my favorite part is the Vanilla Powder that we used. This powder is the yummiest smelling vanilla you can have!  To double the vanilla impact, we chose our Vanilla Extract fragrance oil that smells exactly like the kind used in baking. Crisp, vanilla with a soft touch of tang to it.

 

14 Ways to Use Arrowroot Powder: Fizzy Milk Bath Recipe14 Ways to Use Arrowroot Powder: Fizzy Milk Bath Recipe

Did you know milk is actually good for your skin? Not just for drinking, but for soaking in? It softens, hydrates, and can soothe irritated skin. This Fizzy Milk Bath is perfect to soak in after a long, hard day at work. We have combined powdered milk, arrowroot powder,  baking soda, and citric acid (for the fizz). In addition, we have added chamomile flowers and lavender flowers. Their fragrance is very calming and relaxing to the soul. The fragrance oil we chose is a popular one here at Nature’s Garden. NG Baby Bee Buttermilk Type. A soft, fruity sweet fragrance that is a duplication of Burt’s Baby Bee Buttermilk Lotion.

 

14 Ways To Use Arrowroot Powder: Play Dough Soap Recipe14 Ways To Use Arrowroot Powder: Play Dough Soap Recipe

Our Play Dough Soap recipe is a definite must for the kids, and they can even help you make it! We used our Diamond Clear melt and pour soap base, vegetable glycerin (which helps make the soap more pliable and workable) arrowroot powder to help as a binder and of course our FUN Soap colorants. You can use any color you wish! The fragrance oil we chose was our Doodle Bug fragrance oil. A fun, fresh scent of orange, peach, cream soda, bubblegum and a touch of vanilla! Smells just like a child should smell like!

 

14 Ways To Use Arrowroot Powder: Natural Baby Powder Recipe14 Ways To Use Arrowroot Powder: Natural Baby Powder Recipe

Powder is an excellent way to help absorb moisture and to protect the skin from rashes and irritation. Babies especially! Their bottoms are at a constant risk of wetness and irritation. A sprinkle of our Natural Baby Powder is the perfect preventative solution to this. Using simple, natural ingredients is all it takes to make powder. Arrowroot, Lavender Powder,and Chamomile Powder is the perfect protection for your baby’s bottom. With a touch of our Baby Powder fragrance oil, they will be smelling fresh, sweet and clean! Not only that, but the scent of lavender and chamomile are calming in themselves. A nice way to add a bit of aromatherapy to the equation!

 

14 Ways To Use Arrowroot Powder: Watermelon Emulsified Sugar Scrub14 Ways To Use Arrowroot Powder: Watermelon Emulsified Sugar Scrub

These fun Watermelon Emulsified Sugar Scrubs are perfect for the summer time! We chose to color these sugar scrubs naturally with Beet Root Powder and Spinach Leaf Powder. Both powders are not only perfect for natural coloring, but they have skin healthy properties also.  and since we used our Watermelon Fragrance Oil, they will smell good enough to eat! We suggest you don’t though. This scrub may have sugar in it, but it’s still not edible. We have used some moisture rich ingredients such as Cocoa and Shea butter, Apricot Oil, Jojoba and Vitamin E, our Arrowroot Powder to help thicken up the whole thing.

 

14 Ways to Use Arrowroot Powder: Natural Beet Blush Recipe14 Ways to Use Arrowroot Powder: Natural Beet Blush Recipe

Making your own cosmetics is not as hard as you think it can be. Most times, we think that there are just certain things you have to buy in stores. In reality, the makeup we buy is usually made with things that are easily obtainable. Our Natural Beet Blush is a perfect example. This recipe is made with 4 simple, all natural ingredients! Beet Root powder, arrowroot, vegetable glycerin and a touch of Diamond Dust for sparkle. Not only do you have a makeup that you can proudly say you made yourself, but a makeup that is skin-safe, but also economical in the long run.

 

14 Ways to Use Arrowroot Powder: Natural Lavender Vanilla Powder Recipe14 Ways to Use Arrowroot Powder: Natural Lavender Vanilla Powder Recipe

Here’s a nice and light Natural Lavender Vanilla Powder that is incredibly quick and easy to make. Made with 3 ingredients, Vanilla Powder (the yummiest smell in the world!), arrowroot powder and Lavender 40/42 essential oil. Whip some powder up and use it anytime you want to feel fresh and dry. Arrowroot is a perfect for moisture absorption and you will be smelling sweet from the vanilla powder and lavender.

 

14 Ways to Use Arrowroot Powder: Rose Lotion Recipe14 Ways to Use Arrowroot Powder: Rose Lotion Recipe

Lotion can seem like an intimidating thing to try and make. However, our Rose Lotion is very easy to make and the end product is a luxurious, smooth and creamy lotion that absorbs quickly and leaves your skin feel soft and moisturized. This recipe incorporates, cocoa butter, vitamin E, meadowfoam seed oil and coconut oil. Those are just a few, and they are amazing for your skin! Of course we have used arrowroot powder to help thicken it all up to help give it that thick and rich consistency! We also have used an infused rose water to give this lotion a little extra moisturizing component and fragrance. We used our very popular Fresh Cut Roses fragrance oil to put this lotion over the top.

 

12 Ways to Use Arrowroot Powder: Vanilla Rose Sugar Scrub Recipe14 Ways to Use Arrowroot Powder: Vanilla Rose Sugar Scrub Recipe

This  Vanilla Rose Sugar Scrub would be a wonderful companion to our above recipe, Rose Lotion. Made with an infused rose oil, cocoa butter, apricot oil, sweet almond oil and of course, sugar,  to just name a few of the ingredients! We also incorporated Arrowroot Powder to help give it a thick, emulsified consistency. We used our Fresh Cut Roses fragrance oil and our Vanilla Bean Fragrance oil to give this scrub a sweet, yet fresh scent. Your skin will feel super soft, silky and moisturized with just one use. 

 

14 Ways to Use Arrowroot Powder: Natural Window Cleaner Recipe14 Ways to Use Arrowroot Powder: Natural Window Cleaner Recipe

I know we all love natural products. Whether we use them on or bodies, consume them or even use them in our homes. We have a wonderful recipe for a Natural Window Cleaner that believe it or not, uses arrowroot powder. I told you this stuff can be used in anything! Quick, simple and definitely economical. Three words everybody loves to hear! This recipe is made with vinegar which helps with the removal of dirt and the arrowroot powder that gives your windows an incredible shine! Unlike all of our other recipes, we do suggest not adding fragrance oil.

14 Ways to Use Arrowroot Powder: Raspberry Zinger Bath Fizzies14 Ways to Use Arrowroot Powder: Raspberry Zinger Bath Fizzies

These Raspberry Zinger Bath Fizzies are a fun, sweet smelling way to bribe your kids to take a bath! Made like most of your bath bombs, bath fizzies use baking soda and citric acid. We also used some dead sea salt and  Arrowroot powder that helps bind everything together. All these ingredients combined will leave your skin soft and smooth. Our fragrance oil is what inspired this recipe. Raspberry Zinger fragrance oil smells just like the Hostess Raspberry Cream Filled Zinger! Raspberries, buttercream and a touch of coconut. Mmmmm! Yummy and sweet!

 

That’s the end,14 Ways To Use Arrowroot Powder! This is a wonderfully, economical way to help give your soaps, lotions, household cleaners and powders an excellent added benefit! From thickening up a lotion, to binding together and absorbing moisture, this starchy, fine powder is a wonderful tool to utilize in the bath and body world! We hope you enjoyed reading about this powder and the ways that it can be used to create some fun, easy and practical products for use in everyday life!

 

Mar
30

Giraffe Bubble Bar Recipe


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Giraffe Bubble Bar RecipeGiraffe Bubble Bar Recipe

Did you know? The CEO of Nature’s Garden, Deborah Ward and her love for giraffes is the inspiration behind this creative and unique bubble bar? Bubble bars are a fun way to have a nice long soak in a warm tub. Simply, crumble up your bubble bar into some warm water and enjoy the abundance of bubbles that fill your tub! Whether you create this for personal use, friends and family or are just looking for a new addition to your line of bath and body products, we at Nature’s Garden hope you will enjoy creating our newest recipe to join the bubble bar family! Enjoy our Giraffe Bubble Bar Recipe!

Giraffe Bubble Bar Recipe: Let’s talk About the Ingredients

Before starting on our recipe, we’ll talk about some of the ingredients we are using. The first ingredient is what gives the bubble bar its bubbles! Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, or SCI.  This gentle surfactant is derived from coconut. It is a foaming and cleansing agent that will leave your skin silky and smooth!

Baking soda is best know for it’s cleaning and deodorizing properties. This gentle alkaline is amazing at leaving the skin soft and smooth, as well as your hair too!

Cream of tartar will give your product a light and fluffy feeling. It acts as a stabilizer and helps the other ingredients adhere to each other.

Corn Starch is the perfect ingredient to help sooth irritated skin and it also leaves your skin soft! The fragrance we chose was our Cucumber Fragrance Oil. This is a popular seller here at Nature’s Garden. True cucumber scent with an undertone of violet.

Giraffe Bubble Bar Recipe: Ingredients Available at Nature’s Garden

Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate
Sodium Bicarbonate- Baking Soda
Cream of Tartar
Corn Starch
Cucumber Fragrance Oil
Sesame Seed Oil
Vegetable Glycerin
Red Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
Orange Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
Safety Gloves
Safety Glasses
Natures Garden Apron
Safety Mask

Giraffe Bubble Bar Recipe: Other Ingredients Needed

  • Mixing Bowls (you will need 2)
  • Mixing Spoon
  • Parchment Paper or Silicone Baking Mat
  • Scale
  • Knife
  • Rolling Pin

Giraffe Bubble Bar Recipe: Total Weights and Amounts

  • 410 grams (2 cups) Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate
  • 460 grams (2 cups) Sodium Bicarbonate- Baking Soda
  • 224 grams (2/3 cup) Cream of Tartar
  • 72 grams (2/3 cup) Corn Starch
  • 200 grams (2/3 cup) Vegetable Glycerin
  • 24 grams (2 TBSP) Sesame Seed Oil
  • 14 grams Cucumber Fragrance Oil
  • 3 drops Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
  • 6 drops Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
  • 3 drops Orange Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
  • 6 drops Red Oxide Fun Soap Colorant

Note: While we give you both weight and volume measurements, we highly recommend using a scale as the weight measurements will be more precise amounts.

Giraffe Bubble Bar Recipe: Prepping Your Supplies and Work Area

As with any recipe you should always prep your supplies and work area. This helps in creating your craft without stopping to look for your ingredients. First thing is to clean your work space and ensure that you have enough room to work and lay your dough down. Next, give your utensils and scale a quick clean with some soap and water. Lastly, have all your ingredients ready for measuring and withing easy reach! For sanitary reasons go ahead and put your rubber safety gloves on.  Just a few preventative steps will help things move along smoothly!

 

Giraffe Bubble Bar Recipe: Weighing and Combining the Dry IngredientsGiraffe Bubble Bar Recipe: Weighing and Combining the Dry Ingredients

Our first step will be measuring and combining our dry ingredients. You will need a large mixing bowl and your scale. Set your scale to grams.  Next, weigh out 410 grams of Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, 460 grams of Sodium Bicarbonate- Baking Soda, 224 grams of Cream of Tartar, and 72 grams of Corn Starch. Give these ingredients a nice mixing with your hands, breaking up any clumps as you go.

 

Giraffe Bubble Bar Recipe: Weighing and Combining the Wet IngredientsGiraffe Bubble Bar Recipe: Weighing and Combining the Wet Ingredients

Next comes the wet stuff! You will need another mixing bowl ( or you can simply add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredient bowl) and your gram scale. Now weigh out 200 grams of Vegetable Glycerin, 24 grams of Sesame Seed Oil and 14 grams of Cucumber Fragrance Oil.

 

Giraffe Bubble Bar Recipe: Mixing Everything Together

Let’s add the wet and dry ingredients together! If you have mixed your wet ingredients separately go ahead and dump them in with your dry. If you add your wet straight to the dry you can start mixing with your hands making sure that you are breaking up any lumps as you go. Mix until you have the right consistency (you should have a nice, smooth workable dough). If your dough is to crumbly after mixing together, you can add a bit more vegetable glycerin. Be careful to not add too much or the bubble bar will not set up properly.

 

Giraffe Bubble Bar Recipe: Separating the Bubble Bar Dough

The third step in our recipe will be separating the bubble bar dough. For this you will need your 2 mixing bowls. You will divide the dough into 2 equal portions. Each portion will be a different color. We have included a color chart to help you achieve the correct color for the spots and the “skin” of the giraffe.

Bowl 1:

  • Brown Oxide- 6 drops
  • Orange Oxide- 3 drops
  •  Black Oxide- 6 drops
  •  Red Oxide- 6 drops

Bowl 2:

  • Yellow Oxide- 3 drops

 

Giraffe Bubble Bar Recipe: Making the Brown Colored PortionGiraffe Bubble Bar Recipe: Making the Brown Colored Portion

Now that your dough is separated, let’s start adding color.  We will work on the spots and inner color of the bubble bar. To the first bowl, add your 6 drops of Brown Oxide, 3 drops of Orange Oxide, 6 drops of Black Oxide and 6 drops of Red Oxide FUN Soap Colorant. With your gloved hands mix the colorant into your dough until you have achieved an orange brown color.  Roll the dough into a ball and set it aside, for now.

 

Giraffe Bubble Bar Recipe: Making the Yellow Colored PortionGiraffe Bubble Bar Recipe: Making the Yellow Colored Portion

Next, let’s create the “skin” color of the giraffe. For this you will add 3 drops of Yellow Oxide FUN Soap colorant to your second bowl of dough. With clean gloved hands mix this colorant into your dough until you have a nice, pale yellow color. 

 

Giraffe Bubble Bar: Getting Ready to Roll the Layers

Now that our dough is separated and colored, we are ready to start rolling the layers. For this step you will use your silicone baking mat or parchment paper. Dust whichever you have chosen to use with some baking soda. This will help keep the dough from sticking when it is time to roll the dough. You should also dust your rolling pin with some baking soda to help prevent sticking.

 

Giraffe Bubble Bar: Rolling out the First LayerGiraffe Bubble Bar: Rolling out the First Layer

Our first layer will be the yellow layer. Go ahead and take your yellow dough ball and lay it in the center of the surface of your mat or paper. Now roll your ball into a flat, rectangular shape.  You will want this layer about 1/4 inch in thickness.

 

Giraffe Bubble Bar: Laying Down the Second LayerGiraffe Bubble Bar: Laying Down the Second Layer

Next up is our Orange brown layer. Before you start rolling, however, you need to pull of about 30 grams of the dough and set this aside. This portion will be for the spots. Place the remaining dough in the center of the yellow rectangle dough and start rolling this layer out. You may add some baking soda to your rolling pin before you start to prevent sticking. Roll this layer out to the size or as close to the size of the yellow layer and at 1/4 inch thick. Once you have finished, you will be all set to move onto rolling the bubble bar dough into a loaf.

 

Giraffe Bubble Bar: Rolling Up The Bubble Bar

Now that your layers are rolled out, you are ready to roll them into a loaf. Turn your silicone mat or parchment paper so that the mat or paper is vertical. Lift up on the edge of the paper or mat that is closest to your body. Begin to carefully roll the dough in the same way you would a pumpkin roll. Slowly roll the dough evenly as you go, watching to make sure everything stays lined up.

 

Giraffe Bubble Bar: Adding the spotsGiraffe Bubble Bar: Adding the spots

Now that your dough is in its rolled up completely, we will begin using the orange brown colored dough we set aside to create our “spots”. Giraffe spots are not perfect in size and shape. This is the look you will want to go for. Pull off irregular size pieces of the reserved dough and add it to the yellow portion of your bubble bar. (Having trouble getting a good pattern in your head? Try Googling “giraffe” and find a pattern you can follow!)  Once your loaf is completely covered you will be ready to slice it up into individual bars.

 

Giraffe Bubble Bar: Slicing your Finished ProductGiraffe Bubble Bar: Slicing your Finished Product

Let’s cut this loaf into slices! This recipe will make about 8 slices, depending on how thick you choose to slice your loaf. Using a sharp knife, slice the bubble bar into 1-2 inch slices. Once your loaf is completely sliced, lay the portions out on a flat surface to set up. Our bubble bars took approximately 48-72 hours to set up completely. This may take longer, depending on the climate of your  environment.

Your Giraffe Bubble Bar is ready to use! When it’s bath time, simply crumble a slice of bar under warm, running bath water and enjoy the bubbles that will froth up into your tub and have a nice, long soak! You will emerge from your bath smelling sweet, fresh and feeling soft and clean!

 

Did You Know?Did You Know?

Have you ever looked at the beauty of a giraffe? I mean, really watched them when you visit a zoo?  They are amazing creatures! Majestic in their movements, they roam the open grasslands in small groups. A giraffe’s height is both an advantage and a disadvantage. While towering at a height ranging from 14 to 18 feet tall they have the ability to spot predators. Their height helps them eat from the leaves of trees since the disadvantage in their height is bending down. It is incredibly difficult for them and it leaves them in a vulnerable state to be attacked.  Luckily, giraffes only need to drink once every several days since most of their water intake is from the leaves they consume. They can also run a steady 35 miles an hour over short distances and comfortably at 10 miles per hour over longer distances. 

Giraffes are truly beautiful animals and their eyelashes! They are to die for! Another fun giraffe fact is that a group of giraffes are called a tower! Kind of fitting, right? Towers usually consist of females and babies, however genders will vary and they can come and go as they please.

Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees

Giraffes Can’t Dance! Maybe they can! Follow the link to listen and watch this adorable read-along. Take a 15 minute break to listen to a fun story written by Giles Andreae and illustrated by Guy Parker-Rees, about inspiration and perseverance! Gerald, the giraffe loves to dance, but he is a little shy about showing off his moves at the jungle dance! With a good friend to inspire Gerald to strut his stuff, you have a sweet tale that shows you that we all are unique in how we dance, it’s all about feeling the music and following your own vibe no matter what!

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