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Feb
06

Use Cosmetic Clay in Your Recipes


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Use Cosmetic Clay in Your Recipes

Cosmetic clays are wonderful for creating bath and body products that care for your body. We at Natures Garden carry several kinds of nourishing clays that can be used to create some amazing products. If you would like to use cosmetic clay in your recipes, then it may be helpful to learn a bit about each of the clays that you could use. Each clay is made of different minerals. So, each clay will provide slightly different properties for your skin and hair. Plus, you can combine a few of your favorite clays to create the perfect recipe! Some cosmetic clays are best suited for those with sensitive skin and others are perfect for reducing signs of aging. But, no matter which properties that you prefer, you are sure to find a clay that suits you and your homemade body products best.

Use Cosmetic Clay in Your Recipes: Bentonite Clay PowderUse Cosmetic Clay in Your Recipes: Bentonite Clay Powder

Bentonite clay is a naturally occurring clay that has some wonderful cosmetic properties. This clay is very absorbent and has been known to be an effective healing clay for ailments like cuts, burns, or insect bits. So, this cosmetic clay can be used to remove oils, clean impurities, and soften the skin. Also, this clay can be used to soothe many skin irritations, such as eczema, chicken pox, or psoriasis. Further, this cosmetic ingredient can be included in powder recipes to reduce redness and irritation. These useful skin care properties make this cosmetic ingredient perfect for creating homemade bath and beauty recipes.

Use Cosmetic Clay in Your Recipes: Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap RecipeUse Cosmetic Clay in Your Recipes: Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe

One great homemade soap recipe that you can create with this cosmetic clay is the Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe. This melt and pour soap recipe uses several skin loving cosmetic clays to add to its lovely design and skin loving properties. First, the bentonite clay is combined with a few other cosmetic clays to create a swirled design. Unlike cold process soaps, it can be very difficult to swirl melt and pour soap. So, the clays are necessary to prevent your colored soap from mixing as you swirl. Also, this clay is wonderful for your skin! Not only is this cosmetic ingredient useful for absorbing oils and impurities, but this clay is useful for soothing certain skin irritations and leaving your skin soft. So, this cosmetic ingredient is perfect for creating a melt and pour soap recipe that is gorgeous and cares for your body.

Use Cosmetic Clay in Your Recipes: Lavender Sage Bath Bomb RecipeUse Cosmetic Clay in Your Recipes: Lavender Sage Bath Bomb Recipe

Another amazing product that you can create with bentonite clay is the Lavender Sage Bath Bomb Recipe. This lovely bath bomb recipe includes lovely herbs and clays that enhance the experience of your bath. The herbs, lavender flowers and rose petals, are used to provide a strong, gorgeous aroma. So, these herbs will enhance the scent of the Lavender Sage Fragrance Oil. Then, the cosmetic clay is included to soften, cleanse, and soothe the skin. This will provide you with a bath and body product that smells lovely and really cares for your body!

Use Cosmetic Clay in Your Recipes: Kaolin White Clay PowderUse Cosmetic Clay in Your Recipes: Kaolin White Clay Powder

Kaolin white clay powder is a wonderful cosmetic clay for creating bath and body recipes. First of all, this cosmetic ingredient is perfect for sensitive skin, as this is a gentle cosmetic clay. This means that this is a cosmetic clay that nearly anyone can enjoy in their bath and body products, which is why this is one of the most commonly used cosmetic clay. Plus, this white clay can be used to create mineral makeup, like eyeshadow or blush. Also, kaolin clay can be used to cleanse, exfoliate the dead skin, and stimulate circulation. So, it is a great choice for creating a variety of bath and body products.

Use Cosmetic Clay in Your Recipes: Wild Bath Bomb RecipeUse Cosmetic Clay in Your Recipes: Wild Bath Bomb Recipe

Kaolin white clay can be used to benefit both your body and your products. First, this cosmetic clay can provide some beneficial properties for your bath and body products. In the Wild Bath Bomb Recipe, this lovely cosmetic ingredient is included to nourish the skin and benefit the product. This cosmetic clay will create a harder bath bomb that will last longer in the tub and have a stronger integrity. Plus, White clay can be used on even the most sensitive skin to nourish and cleanse. So, this cosmetic ingredient is great for creating bath and body products, like bath bombs!

Use Cosmetic Clay in Your Recipes: Rhassoul Clay PowderUse Cosmetic Clay in Your Recipes: Rhassoul Clay Powder

Another lovely cosmetic ingredient is the Rhassoul clay powder. This ingredient is amazing for both skin care and hair care. First, you can use this luxurious cosmetic ingredient to prevent dry, flaky skin, improve firmness, increase skin elasticity, soften the skin, and help with oily skin. Additionally, this cosmetic clay can be used to benefit your hair, as well. Using this ingredient will allow you to rejuvenate and cleanse your hair follicles. So, this cosmetic ingredient can be used for all kinds of bath and body products.

Use Cosmetic Clay in Your Recipes: Chamomile Clay Soap RecipeUse Cosmetic Clay in Your Recipes: Chamomile Clay Soap Recipe

This luxurious cosmetic clay is a perfect ingredient for the Chamomile Clay Soap Recipe. Adding this cosmetic clay to your recipe will provide your soap with some extra skin care benefits. So, your skin will be rejuvenated and nourished due, in part, to this lovely cosmetic ingredient. Further, this clay can be useful for adding to the cleansing ability of the soap and can help to reduce oily skin. So, this cosmetic clay would make a perfect addition for creating homemade soaps.

Use Cosmetic Clay in Your Recipes: Red Moroccan Clay PowderUse Cosmetic Clay in Your Recipes: Red Moroccan Clay Powder

Another great ingredient for bath and body products is the red Moroccan clay powder. First of all, this ingredient can be used to enhance your hair care products. This clay will add to the cleansing properties of homemade shampoos. Additionally, this cosmetic clay can be used to enhance your skin care products. This ingredient is perfect for removing toxins, moisturizing the skin, shrinking pores, improving elasticity, drawing out excess oils, stimulate circulation, exfoliating the skin, and cleansing. So, you are sure to love this cosmetic ingredient in your own bath and body products!

Use Cosmetic Clay in Your Recipes: Firming Facial Mask Recipe Use Cosmetic Clay in Your Recipes: Firming Facial Mask Recipe

This lovely cosmetic ingredient is perfect for creating a lovely facial mask, as it will provide your skin with many benefits. So, adding some red Moroccan clay to your facial masks, like the Firming Facial Mask Recipe, will create a perfect cosmetic product. The red Moroccan clay will improve your complexion and leave your face feeling rejuvenated. Plus, this recipe includes hibiscus flower powder and adds to the beneficial properties of this cosmetic face mask. So, this would be a perfect facial mask for periodic skin care or rejuvenating your skin as it needs the extra care.

Use Cosmetic Clay in Your Recipes: Rose Clay PowderUse Cosmetic Clay in Your Recipes: Rose Clay Powder

Also, you can include some rose clay powder in your bath and beauty products. You can use this cosmetic ingredient to provide a pretty, natural color of pink to products. Not only is this a gorgeous cosmetic ingredient, but this clay has some benefits for the body. This cosmetic ingredient can be used to exfoliate the skin, reduce inflammation, promote new cell growth tighten pores, rejuvenate elasticity, remove harmful toxins, and remove wrinkles. Also, this clay can be used to reduce wrinkles, scarring, and hyperpigmentation. This means that adding this cosmetic oil to your bath and body products will benefit your skin and leave your skin looking amazing!

Use Cosmetic Clay in Your Recipes: Whipped Rose Clay Shaving Cream RecipeUse Cosmetic Clay in Your Recipes: Whipped Rose Clay Shaving Cream Recipe

You can create some wonderful bath and body products with this pretty cosmetic ingredient. You are sure to have a gorgeous pink color after adding the rose clay powder to this Whipped Rose Clay Shaving Cream Recipe. Not only will rose clay provide a gorgeous body product, but this cosmetic will provide your body with some benefits. This clay will exfoliate and cleanse your skin. Plus, this cosmetic clay will nourish your skin as the product helps protect your skin as you shave. The Whipped Soap Base will protect your skin and the cosmetic clay will nourish your skin. So, you will have skin that is smooth and gorgeous.

Use Cosmetic Clay in Your Recipes: Dead Sea Clay PowderUse Cosmetic Clay in Your Recipes: Dead Sea Clay Powder

Dead Sea clay powder is a perfect cosmetic ingredient for creating your bath and body product. First, this clay is known for helping issues, like fibromyalgia, joint inflammation, muscle aches, and stiffness. So, this cosmetic ingredient would be useful for creating products you can use to soak in the tub, like bath bombs! Also, this cosmetic clay is perfect for reducing dry skin, eczema, and acne. Further, this clay can be used to create hair care products, as this ingredient can promote hair growth, strengthen hair growth, and preventing hair loss. These properties make this cosmetic ingredient perfect for all kinds of bath and body products.

Use Cosmetic Clay in Your Recipes: Mechanics Soap RecipeUse Cosmetic Clay in Your Recipes: Mechanics Soap Recipe

One fun way to incorporate Dead Sea clay into your products is the Mechanics Soap Recipe. This melt and pour soap uses clays and herbs to naturally color and swirl this lovely soap. Not only does this soap use cosmetic ingredients for aesthetic, but these ingredients care for your skin. The Dead Sea clay will care for your skin. So, this bar of soap is helpful for treating dry skin or eczema. These properties and the other ingredients’ properties create a perfect soap for your soap.

Use Cosmetic Clay in Your Recipes: French Green Clay PowderUse Cosmetic Clay in Your Recipes: French Green Clay Powder

French green clay powder is perfect for creating lovely bath and beauty products that your body is sure to love. First, this cosmetic ingredient has a high absorption and is great for detoxifying the skin. Plus, this clay is useful for treating sore muscles, arthritis, bruises, cuts, stings, and insect bites. This cosmetic clay is great for skin care, so this ingredient is perfect for shrinking pores, removing impurities, and relieving the pain of sunburn. So, this cosmetic clay is amazing for creating luxurious bath and body products.

Use Cosmetic Clay in Your Recipes: Golden Clover Bath Bombs RecipeUse Cosmetic Clay in Your Recipes: Golden Clover Bath Bombs Recipe

The Golden Clover Bath Bombs Recipe is a great product to include French Green Clay Powder. Adding this cosmetic clay to your bath bomb will provide your skin with nourishment and care. As you soak in the tub with your gorgeous bath product, the cosmetic clay will work to shrink your pores and remove your toxins. Plus, soaking in this clay could help to reduce pain from certain issues, like sore muscle or arthritis. Not only will this product be gorgeous and glittery, but the clay will help to make this product amazing for your body.

Use Cosmetic Clay in Your Recipes: Other Clay Uses

Not only can clay be amazing for achieving flawless skin, but clays can be used for pottery, too. In fact, the Chinese often use Kaolin White Clay for making porcelain and this clay is sometimes referred to as China Clay or Ceramic Clay. If you are interested in learning about more ways to use clay, then check out The Basics of Pottery Clay article by The Spruce. This article talks about the basics of pottery and mentions the way that Kaolin Clay can be used to create your projects.

Use Cosmetic Clay in Your Recipes: Share with UsUse Cosmetic Clay in Your Recipes: Share with Us

We hope that you have enjoyed learning about our various cosmetic clays and the recipes that we have incorporated them into. If you would like to find more recipes that use cosmetic clays, then you can check out our Cosmetic Clays Class and learn about all of the cosmetic clay we have to offer. Then, click on your favorite clay to find the recipes that we have used it to create. Also, those that have questions can find us on one of our social media pages. We have a Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, we are on Twitter and Instagram, @ngscents. We can’t wait to hear from you!

Sep
12

My First Attempt at Soapmaking


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Enji Natures GardenHi, I’m Katie from Nature’s Garden. (That’s me and Enji!) We’ve got a great team here, and my role largely involves writing fragrance blogs and rendering videos. I’ve been working here for a little over two months, and I’ve watched Bailey make a LOT of soap (you can, too, if you click that link)! Until I started working here, I had very little knowledge of soapmaking (and I still have a LOT to learn), but you bet your bippy I like crafts of all kinds, and I’ve been itching to get my hands on some soap. This past weekend, a friend asked me to house-sit and I had a rare opportunity: an entire kitchen at my disposal. (I live with my folks, two teenage siblings, and a large puppy [keep reading for pic], so the kitchen can be a little crowded.) On Friday, I frantically purchased soapmaking supplies from our store, and soon after started my first foray into melt-and-pour.

Katie’s Impulsive Orange Soap

Truthfully, I don’t trust myself with anything too potentially hazardous. While I’ve read all about lye safety and its proper handling, I still don’t trust my clumsy self. Melt and pour seemed to be the way to go. We use mango butter in our cold process soap-testing recipe because of its moisturizing properties, so I decided to buy some Mango Butter Melt and Pour Soap.

Natures Garden Reed Diffuser KitOn a separate note, I am absolutely obsessed with Blood Orange Essential Oil. Pictured to the right is the reed diffuser that sits in my office, filled with blood orange essential oil (and reed diffuser baseReed diffuser kits come plain- I just painted mine to match the workplace). It smells insanely amazing and its considered aromatherapy benefits are as a stimulant and an anti-depressant (an aphrodisiac, too, but that’s not important at work). IMPORTANT NOTE ON USING CITRUS ESSENTIAL OILS IN BATH AND BODY PRODUCTS: Citrus fruits contain compounds designed to help them absorb sunlight to ripen. Citrus essential oils are likely to increase the photosensitivity- or sensitivity to sunlight- of your skin. I’m already as white as ghost, so I need to be especially careful not to use this soap on body parts that will see a lot of sun. I already get sunburnt pretty easily, and overuse of citrus essential oil on sun-exposed skin can lead to a type of super-sunburn. No thank you.

My idea quickly became centered around making an energizing soap with mango butter melt and pour and blood orange essential oil- but what else? I looked up natural soap colorantsOrange Peel Powder, rich with vitamins and a citrus aroma, seemed like an obvious addition, and for extra orange color, I included skin-nourishing Carrot Powder and cleansing Red Moroccan Clay Powder. Let me remind you again that I pretty much have no idea what I’m doing. –Since I was a kid, I’ve loved making my own recipes. Even if they were terrible. I once put cinnamon squares cereal in a bowl with ripped up bread and orange soda pop. I have no idea why. I can’t imagine anyone ate it. (I’m not sure how those fragrances would smell together, either.)– But no one’s going to eat this soap, so I figured I couldn’t go too terribly wrong, right?

To recap, here’s my recipe (and a picture of me and my dog for fun):

Mango Butter Melt and Pour Soap – 1lb
Blood Orange Essential Oil – ~32 drops
Orange Peel Powder – 2 tbsp
Carrot Powder – 1 tbsp
Red Moroccan Clay Powder – 1 tbsp

Other Supplies:

Knife
Cutting board
Scale
Stove
Small sauce pan
Glass 2-cup Measuring Container with spout
Water
Tbsp measuring spoon
Small bowl
Whisk
Stainless steel spoon
Disposable pipettes
Bite-sized daisies mold

Making it:

First, gotta cut up those lil melt and pour squares. I cut my soap along the lines laid out and then I cut those pieces into halves or even quarters for faster melting. You can use a microwave, but I wanted more time to add my herbs and oil so I used the double boiler method to melt my mango butter base (or something very similar- I just googled “double boiler method” and that’s not exactly what I did. Oops.) In the little bowl I mixed 1 tbsp of each of my powders with the whisk, being sure to break up carrot powder clumps. Once my soap base was good and melt-y, I stirred in my powders and began mixing with a whisk. Shortly thereafter I used a pipette to add my blood orange essential oil. I didn’t measure this one out exactly, but a friend suggested I use no more than a few drops of essential oil per ounce of base, so initially I went with about 1 drop/oz. It didn’t smell orange-y enough to me,Impulsive-Orange-Two so I added an extra tbsp of orange peel powder and upped my essential oil to 2 drops/oz base. Once I got my batter thoroughly mixed, I poured it into that *cute little flower mold,* very messily, I might add, and very carefully laid the filled molds on paper towels on a flat shelf in the fridge. I waited a while for them to set up, at least a half hour, and then popped them out and put them in a zip-seal bag. THEY SMELL GREAT. I cannot get over how much I love this soap. I have never smelled anything like it before- it’s orange-y and herbal-y and the soap turned out to be a tan-orange color- and I LOVE IT.

But melt and pour comes in two pound slabs.. so what did I do with the other pound?

Bacon-SoapBACON SOAP

This one was more simple and scientific. One pound = 16 oz.  and (16 x 0.05 = 0.8). I measured out 0.8 oz Bacon Fragrance Oil and.. I’m not sure sure how much Red Moroccan Clay Powder I used.. maybe 3 or 4 tbsp? But I used the same melt and pour method described above and ended up with a pound of bacon soap! Woohoo! Be sure to keep this soap away from your puppy- he might mistake them for treats- they are bite-sized and they smell like bacon. Though honestly, my goofy dog will try to eat anything.

I can’t wait to create another soap recipe with herbs and essential oils!