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How to Use Kaolin Clay

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How to Use Kaolin ClayHow to Use Kaolin Clay

If you have very sensitive skin, and need a recipe that will work with it, then check out these recipes by Nature’s Garden. We will talk about kaolin clay benefits, and different attributes that make up this wonderful clay. There are a lot of different minerals that make up kaolin clay that make it productive in any skin application. There are also a lot of different applications for this clay as it can be used in bath bombs, powders, and soap applications. The application for the clay is going to depend on it’s mineral composition. The best part about this clay is that it’s naturally occurring as well. So, you get the benefits of 100% natural minerals being present in the clay powder. We hope you enjoy learning about and seeing bath and body recipes involving this wonderful substance.


What is Kaolin Clay?

Kaolin Clay is a white, soft clay powder that is commonly used for people with sensitive skin. This clay is a type of silicate that was named “Gaoling” by the Chinese, then later adapted as “Kaolin” by the French. This clay is derived from the mineral called Kaolinite which is a soft, white, earthy mineral found from within the ground. In the United States some of the largest deposits of Kaolinite can be found in central Georgia. There’s a town in Georgia called Sandersville that is known as the “Kaolin Capital of the World”. Kaolin clay is commonly used in both cosmetics as well as soaping. This clay has the ability to harden different bath products as well as cleanse the skin.


Uses for Kaolin Clay outside of Cosmetics and Soap

While Natures Garden sells kaolin clay for use only in cosmetics, it has benefits in other industries as well. Kaolin Clay can be mixed with water to create a poultice for treating minor wounds. Another interesting use for Kaolin Clay is as a fruit fly repellent. All you need to do is add 2 tablespoons of Kaolin Powder for every 12 ounces of water into a water bottle. Afterwards, go around and spray any areas where you don’t want fruit flies. When Kaolin Clay is made, it’s tested for mineral content afterwards to see if it can be used for cosmetic, medicinal, or industrial purposes. Usually, Kaolin Clay is more commonly used in cosmetics though.


How to use Kaolin Clay in Different Cosmetics

Kaolin Clay poses a lot of different benefits when used in cosmetic recipes. For example, in bath bombs, Kaolin Clay is known to be a good color fixative which allows the color to show and not fuse within the bath bomb. It also acts as a hardening agent for bath bombs. When used in any bath fizzes or bath bombs, kaolin clay is a great way to soften the skin once you get out of the bathtub. Kaolin Clay is even used in deodorant recipes. When used in deodorant, this clay may help detoxify the skin underneath as well. You can also take advantage of the natural mineral makeup of this clay and use it in eye shadows, foundations, and blushes. This will allow you to get the true color that you’d desire.


How to use Kaolin Clay in Different Soaps

When used in soap, this clay is wonderful for those with sensitive skin. Kaolin Clay is rich in potassium, titanium, and silicon which when wet, will give your soap a smooth, silky, and creamy feel. Kaolin clay is also useful in retaining moisture when applied. The direct result of this is skin that is left moisturized and not so tight when you are done cleaning it. Also, this clay can be used to exfoliate your skin, leaving it smooth and clean.


Using Kaolin Clay to Help With Acne

When you use Kaolin Clay in body products, it not only can help some fight acne, but will do so in a smooth way that isn’t painful to your natural skin. This white clay, when used in soaps, is really good at picking up any oils. Some people will use this clay for types of skin conditions. Examples including: acne, skin irritations, skin inflammation, and dry flaky skin.


Hawaiian Splash Bath Bomb Recipe Using Kaolin ClayHow to Use Kaolin Clay: Hawaiian Splash Bath Bomb Recipe

There is nothing more soothing then kicking back and listening to the waves of the ocean crash on the shore. The Hawaiian Splash Bath Bomb Recipe captures many distinct features of the beach from it’s colors to it’s scent. This bath bomb recipe uses Hawaiian Splash Fragrance Oil that contains a variety of fruity notes. We at Nature’s Garden have used this fragrance oil in this recipe to capture the childhood memory of drinking Blue Hawaiian Punch. Another interesting feature of this bath bomb recipe is that it calls for natural fruity powders. This recipe is also fun for anyone of any age to make at home and use in the bathtub. We hope that when you use this bath bomb, that it brings back soothing memories of the ocean in the comfort of your bathtub.


Dreama Bubble Bar Recipe Using Kaolin ClayHow to Use Kaolin Clay: Dreama Bubble Bar Recipe

Nature’s Garden’s Dreama Bubble Bar Recipe is a really fun recipe to make at home. This recipe depicts that of that of a flower, which is decorative for the home. This recipe involves you creating a green flower petal base, then adding the center and petals on the top of it. There is a fun aspect to this recipe. You can also use different colors other than the white and yellow used in this recipe. You can choose from any range of different FUN soap colorants. This soap coloring class is focused on coloring different soap recipes, but can also be applied to bubble bars as well. With the addition of the kaolin clay in this recipe, this bubble bar will leave your skin feeling smooth and soft coming out of the bath.


Pumpkin Latte Bath Bomb Recipe Using Kaolin ClayHow to Use Kaolin Clay: Pumpkin Latte Bath Bomb Recipe

This recipe is perfect to make for the autumn weather, when it’s cool and pumpkins are just now starting to ripen. Everyone has a lot of fun carving pumpkins during this time of the year, and this bath bomb recipe attempts to capture those same sensations. The Pumpkin Latte Bath Bomb Recipe is really easy to make as it involves creating two distinctly colored bath bomb layers. The two layers depict that of a latte. For the orange layer, this recipe calls for a natural ingredient, Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend Powder. The Kaolin Clay used in the bath bomb allows the bath water that you bathe in to smooth your skin and leave it moist.


Lavender Facial Mask Recipe Using Kaolin ClayHow to Use Kaolin Clay: Lavender Facial Mask Recipe

This tranquil lavender facial mask recipe is wonderful to use on your face for relaxing and exfoliating your skin. Lavender is a great ingredient in trying to relax or even help you sleep. That’s why this face mask is usually used right before you are ready to go to bed. It can also help with sleeping conditions too and falling asleep earlier. The kaolin clay used in this recipe makes it wonderful for those with sensitive skin. On top of the kaolin clay, this recipe also calls for Vitamin E oil as well. Vitamin E oil prevents other oils from oxidizing when used in bath and body recipes. We hope that you enjoy relaxing with this recipe!


Christmas Tree Bath Bomb Recipe Using Kaolin ClayHow to Use Kaolin Clay: Christmas Tree Bath Bomb Recipe

There is nothing more exciting than Christmas Spirit! Kids waiting on Santa to deliver their presents, and the scent of a freshly cut pine tree in the house. The Christmas Tree Bath Bomb Recipe brings to life the spirit of Christmas. Anyone can make these bath bombs, and they make for a wonderful bathroom decoration as well. These bath bombs use decorative sprinkles as the design for the Christmas ornaments. You can use whatever sprinkles look the best to you. This recipe uses a very festive Kringleberry Fragrance Oil for its scent. The scent is very fruity, spicy, and festive. The scent this bath bomb recipe gives off will make your bathing experience seem very jolly. The Kaolin Clay uses in this bath bomb will also make it wonderful to soak in the bathtub, and soak into the skin. This bath bomb is the perfect combination of comforting and fun.


Silky Shimmering Body Powder Recipe Using Kaolin ClayHow to Use Kaolin Clay: Silky Shimmering Body Powder Recipe

Kaolin Clay was the perfect choice for The Silky Shimmering Body Powder Recipe. Due to it’s natural tendency to have a soft feel to the skin, this clay powder is perfect for applying to sensitive skin. The ingredient that gives this recipe it’s shimmer is Nature’s Garden’s Mica Diamond Dust Pigment. This pigment has a very shiny color by itself, and when added to the body powder gives it that extra level of sheen. This recipe also uses Lovely in Lace Fragrance Oil to scent it. This fragrance oil uses a complex blend of floral notes all combined with base of musk.

Tea Tree Soap Recipe Using Kaolin ClayHow to Use Kaolin Clay: Tea Tree Soap Recipe

Finally, we will look at the Tea Tree Soap Recipe. This melt and pour soap recipe not only uses kaolin clay, it also uses Natures Garden’s pure tea tree essential oil. In this hemp mp soap making project, we show you how to use the white clay to allow you to swirl melt and pour soap. One half of the soap is scented and simply colored. The clay is added to other half of the soap. By adding the clay to half of the soap, it will make this portion a slightly thicker consistency. This creates a tension barrier, preventing the two colors of soap from mixing together. Instead of blending together, it creates swirls within each bar of soap.


Kaolin Clay comes from Kaolinite, which is a naturally occurring mineral. I’m going to discuss the process of how they extract these minerals. Understanding Kaolin Clay uses, also involves understanding where it comes from. This koalin clay article was used as a basis to understand the operations involved in mining this mineral. You can find the largest deposits of Kaolinite in the United States in Georgia. By itself, Kaolinite serves little to no purpose when extracted as a raw material. Before they start drilling for this material, land analysts research the land and make calculations on where the best location would be to find deposits. Afterwards, they drill 200 foot deep holes. They drill around 50-100 holes for every 100 acres to get a reasonable sample. This sample set will allow the miners to understand the quality of the Kaolinite in the area.




Sandalwood Uses

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Sandalwood UsesSandalwood Uses

One great cosmetic herb that you can use in your everyday life is our Red Sandalwood Chips. This cosmetic herb is one of the many amazing cosmetic ingredients from Natures Garden that you can use to create some great bath and body recipes! Actually, there are many sandalwood uses in cosmetic recipes. Plus, there are even more ways to use these wood chips in everything from cooking to cosmetics to gardening. If you are interested in learning more about how you can use this lovely herb, then check out our cosmetic beauty blog to find recipes ideas and benefits for your entire body.

Sandalwood Uses: Growing ConditionsSandalwood Uses: Growing Conditions

These trees prefer warm climates and prefer hardiness zones 10 or 11. So, Sandalwood trees are not typically found all throughout the United States. Actually, these plants are native to areas like India. If you live in a colder region, then you may not want to grow this tree. Also, these trees prefer an area with full sunlight, but they can tolerate partial shade. Also, the soil for this plant should be well draining with both sandy and loamy parts to it. Further, the soil should have between 5.6 and 7.8 for the pH.

Additionally, you should try to plant this tree near another shrub or tree that will put nitrogen back into the soil. You should put your host plant at least six feet from your sandalwood tree. It is important to have this host plant because sandalwood trees are like hemi-parasitic. This means that the tree will need another plant nearby to gain crucial building materials, like nitrogen, potassium, and phosphorus. If you are interested in finding a host plant, then check below for ideas on what to use. While this tree requires extra nutrients, add fertilizer can actually harm the plant. Although these trees need a host plant, they are actually very hardy and can tolerate high wind, drought, salt spray, and even intense heat. 

Sandalwood Uses: Industry Uses

There are many ways that you can use sandalwood chips in your daily life. First, you can use these cosmetic wood chips to create all kinds of different bath and body creations. Also, you can use the sandalwood chips to help add a smoky flavor to your meats. Additionally, there are some medicinal properties that you can gain from this lovely herb. So, that are many ways that you can use this cosmetic herb to benefit your body both inside and out.

Sandalwood Uses: Making Bath and Body RecipesSandalwood Uses: Making Bath and Body Recipes

First, you can use the sandalwood herb to create wonderful bath and beauty products that are unique and very high quality. Not only does this herb look amazing in bath and body recipes, but this herb has properties that are known to care for the skin. So, we think that including sandalwood chips in your recipes would be a great idea for bath bombs and bath soak recipes. This is because soaking in the tub will allow your body to soak up the nutrients that this herb provides. If you are interested, then continue to find out exactly how this herb can benefit the skin.

Sandalwood Uses: Making Bath and Body Benefits

Also, the antiseptic properties of this herb are beneficial for creating cleansing bath and body products. Further, the antiseptic properties have been known to be useful for eczema, itching, rashes, and even more! Additionally, this cosmetic herb can help prevent breakouts, as this herb is thought to help control oil.  So, you can use this cosmetic herb to help control oily skin with the absorbent properties of this cosmetic herb. So, you can use this herb to help with acne, pimples, and even blackheads. Also, this cosmetic herb can be useful for treating insect bites and minor cuts. This herb is thought to help promote faster healing and prevent infection.

Plus, this cosmetic herb contains properties that will provide you with a glowing complexion that you are sure to adore. This herb can nourish and help moisturize rough skin that brightens your dry, lifeless skin. Further, this cosmetic herb can be useful for reducing blotchy skin and various blemishes. In fact, this cosmetic herb is known to help even the skin tone. Whether you have an uneven tan or some kind of mark on your skin, this cosmetic herb can be useful for making these less noticeable and providing a more even appearance. Also, this cosmetic can be useful for helping with sunburn, as this herb promotes faster healing for the skin. Additionally, you can use this herb to moisturize the skin and leave you feeling soothed and nourished. Plus, this cosmetic herb can be useful for reducing signs of aging.

Sandalwood Uses: Sandalwood Fragrance OilSandalwood Uses: Sandalwood Fragrance Oil

Our sandalwood fragrances would be the perfect scent to pair with this cosmetic herb! First, we have the lovely aroma of our Sacred Sandalwood Fragrance Oil. This fragrance has a tranquil aroma of  smooth, silky sandalwood, powdery amber and velvety floral scents with a touch of musk base notes for a hint of sensuality. Of course, another great scent for this herb is the Sandalwood Fragrance Oil. This scent is a woody bouquet of cedar and sandalwood enhanced by notes of rose and jasmine.

Sandalwood Uses: Food and Beverage RecipesSandalwood Uses: Food and Beverage Recipes

Obviously, you don’t want to just eat wood chips. However, there are some fantastic ways that red sandalwood chips can be used for making food. First of all, you can create an herbal tonic with this ingredient. This tonic can be used for medicinal benefits, which we will go into more in depth later. While this herbal beverage may not use the herb for the natural flavor, there are a few recipes that do utilize the flavor of sandalwood.

One great way to utilize the flavor is to use this herb in a smoker to add flavor to your meats. Just add some of these wood chips in a smoker and you have a fantastic flavor added to your food. Not only is this flavor used to enhance the taste of your meat, but some alcoholic beverages will use a hint of the red sandalwood flavor, too.

Sandalwood Uses: Medicinal UsesSandalwood Uses: Medicinal Uses

The wood at the heart of a sandalwood is the part of the tree that is used to create herbal medicine. There are many wonderful benefits that many people have utilized by including this lovely herb in their herbal tonics and medicines. There are ways that you can use sandalwood to create a medicinal tonic that can be used to benefit you. In fact, a simple tonic that has been found to help improve all kinds of different issues. This herbal tonic is thought to provide the body with a few different benefits for the inside your body. So, continue reading if you are interested in learning more about these benefits.

Sandalwood Uses: Medicinal Benefits

First, you can use this herb’s antiseptic properties to help protect your body from internal infections due to wounds and or ulcers. Plus, this beneficial property can be used to promote oral health. Sandalwood has been known to strengthen your gums and help prevent natural tooth loss. Also, this herbal tonic may be beneficial for the digestive tract. The drying properties of this cosmetic herb are thought to be useful for helping with diarrhea issues, as it will help to solidify and reduce your diarrhea.

Additionally, some have found that this cosmetic herb has been useful for reducing fluid retention and coughing, which can be useful for those that are sick. This wholesale herb is thought to help you with mucus, as it has drying properties that can be useful for breaking up the mucus and making it easier for your body to deal with and remove. Plus, the sandalwood herb is thought to be useful for helping purify the blood as it has a diuretic effect that leads to more filtering and urine production.

Sandalwood Uses: Other UsesSandalwood Uses: Other Uses

Another possibly useful trait of sandalwood is that it can be used to fight body odor. So, you can infuse this herb into a homemade deodorant recipe to kill microbes and help you stay smelling fresh! Further, this herb has been known to help reduce prickly heat. This herb has a cooling effect and helps reduce the sweat that contributes to this feeling.

Also, some people have used this cosmetic herb to help with annoying bug problems. First, you can try this herb on any bug bites. The anti-inflammatory properties are thought to help reduce the itching and swelling of the bite, which will relieve much of the discomfort. Also, this herb may be useful at keeping the bugs at bay and preventing any more bites from occurring.

Additionally, you can use herbal wood chips, like the red sandalwood chips, to create a beautiful, functional garden. Adding mulch to a garden helps to retain moisture, control weeds, reduce erosion, and so much more. Plus, the red sandalwood has a beautiful color that is sure to make your garden look amazing! If you want to add some color and improve your garden, then these lovely wood chips may be the perfect choice!

Sandalwood Uses: Burning Sandalwood Incense

Many people enjoy burning incense to cleanse an area of negative energy or even promote their own positive energies. So, there are many that find different types of incense will provide different benefits. Many find that burning this herb can help reduce anxiety, improve your sleep, and provide many more benefits. If you want to learn even more about the some of the different potential benefits of sandalwood, then check out 5 Benefits Of Burning Sandalwood Incense Sticks by Cure Joy.

Sandalwood Uses: Picking a Host Plant

If you are growing a Sandalwood tree, then you are going to need to find a host plant that will support your tree. Although you can’t just choose any plant you want, there are quite a few options that you can use to provide your Sandalwood with the nutrients that it needs. Often, people will use an acacia tree or plants in the casuarina genius, which you can find many of on The Plant List’s article. These are only a few examples of the many options that you have for your host plant. All you need to do is find a plant with a few properties. First, make sure that it can survive in the same hardiness zone as sandalwood. Second, make sure that it will produce fixed nitrogen, which your Sandalwood tree will use.

Sandalwood Uses: Reach Out to UsSandalwood Uses: Reach Out to Us

We hope you that learned all about some fun ways that you can use this cosmetic herb in everyday life. If you have any more questions about using this cosmetic herb, then you should reach out to us! You can find us on the phone, in the store, and on social media. If you choose to contact us on social media, there are a few ways to go about doing that. First, you can find us on Facebook. Also, you can find us on Twitter and on Instagram using our @ngscents handle. Not only is this a great place to reach out to us, but you can share your own creations. So, we hope to hear from you soon!

Sandalwood Uses: A Reminder for Our Herbs

Note: Natures Garden sells our cosmetic herbs, like the Red Sandalwood Chips, for external use only. We do not sell this herb as a food item. The information that we provide in this blog is for educational purposes only. We do not intend for this information to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease. The Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated this information. Keep all cosmetic herbs out of the reach of children and pets. If you are a pregnant and/or lactating woman, then you should take special care when handling any herbs. Natures Garden accepts no responsibility (written or implied) for any products you make with our herbs. All testing is the responsibility of the customer.