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Nov
14

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.

 

 

Feb
19

Homemade Facial Mask Recipes


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Homemade Facial Mask RecipesHomemade Facial Mask Recipes

There are so many homemade facial mask recipes out there how do you determine which one you should use?  Below, Natures Garden will look at 10 face mask recipes and their ingredients to help you decide.  So, whether you are looking for a facial mask to help with acne, to pull out blackheads, or to help give you a glowing complexion, we are here to help.

Homemade Facial Mask Recipes: Key Ingredients

First, let’s look at a few ingredients used in a homemade facial mask recipe.  While there are many combinations that can be used in these recipes, there are a few key ingredients needed to formulate a facial mask recipe.  Of course, you need a cosmetic clay.  This is will help your mask harden.  You have several options but we will look at each one below.  You will notice, each of our recipes will include vegetable glycerin.  Glycerin is used to help pull moisture back into your skin.  A facial mask can help pull impurities out of your skin but it also can pull moisture from your skin.  It is important to use an ingredient that will put that lost moisture back into your skin.  So, let’s look at these two ingredients a little closer.

Vegetable GlycerinKey Ingredients: Vegetable Glycerin

Vegetable glycerin is a humectant.  Humectants will draw moisture to your skin.  This will help leave your skin moisturized and not dry.  It is a thick, clear, odorless liquid.  Vegetable Glycerin is very thick in consistency.  It is not only used in facial masks but also soap making, lotion making, and other household items.

Key Ingredients: Cosmetic Clays

There are several choices when looking at cosmetic clay.  Below, we will take a closer look at each one.  We will also talk about each one.

 Bentonite Clay PowderBentonite Clay

Bentonite clay, also known as sodium bentonite, is beige green in color. When water is added it will give your products a glide.  In cosmetic recipes, it will help to remove toxins and impurities.

 

 Dead Sea Clay PowderDead Sea Clay

Dead Sea clay will provide your skin with rich nutrients.  It is rich in iron, aluminum, potassium, and calcium.  It also helps to remove toxins and dead skin cells.

 

 French Green Clay PowderFrench Green Clay

French green clay naturally has minerals that will help nourish your skin.  When used in a homemade facial mask, it will help remove impurities as it dries.  French Green Clay also helps to shrink the size of your pores as it dries.

 

 Kaolin White Clay PowderKaolin White Clay

Kaolin Clay is white clay that is a great option for sensitive skin.  It is most often used in makeups.  However, just like most cosmetic clays, kaolin clay helps cleanse the skin by removing toxins.

 

 Red Moroccan Clay PowderRed Moroccan Clay

Red Moroccan Clay powder is another great clay for homemade facial mask recipes.  It will help remove impurities from the skin. It also will help shrink the size of your pores.  However, it is also very moisturizing for your skin.

 

 Rhassoul Clay PowderRhassoul Clay

Rhassoul clay is another popular clay for facial mask recipes.  It contains a wide range of skin-loving minerals like sodium silicon, iron, potassium, magnesium.  These minerals help not only cleanse the skin but also tone the skin.  Rhassoul clay is used in many luxury spas to help with the reduction of pore size, and to help remove dead skin cells smoothing the skin.

 Rose Clay PowderRose Clay

Rose clay is another great option for sensitive skin. It contains many skin loving minerals.  It also helps to pull toxins from your skin.  In addition, it helps to increase circulation, it helps with skin irritation, and finally to reduce inflammation.

 

Key Ingredients: Herbs

The great thing about creating your own products is that you get to choose what goes in them.  Why not use natural ingredients to help your skin.  Herbs make a wonderful addition to facial mask recipes.  So, you can choose the herb or herbs to fit the type of facial mask you are creating.  There really are so many options.  You can read about some of the benefits of each one and choose the herb that fits your needs best in our cosmetic herb classes.  Then, infuse them into your homemade facial mask recipe.

 

Activated Charcoal Mask RecipeHomemade Facial Mask Recipes: Activated Charcoal Mask Recipe

Now, let’s look at our first recipe, the activated charcoal mask recipes.  So, this recipe contains vitamin E and vegetable glycerin, but what makes it truly unique is the addition of activated charcoal.  Activated charcoal is a detoxifier.  It will cleanse and detoxify your skin.

Candy Cane Facial Mask RecipeHomemade Facial Mask Recipes: Candy Cane Facial Mask Recipe

Next, the Candy Cane Facial Mask Recipe contains both beet root powder and hibiscus powder.  Beet root powder contains high levels of nutrients including B vitamins and vitamin C.  It also contains potassium and magnesium.

Chocolate Facial Mask RecipeHomemade Facial Mask Recipes: Chocolate Facial Mask Recipe

The Chocolate Facial Mask Recipe uses organic cocoa powder.  Indulge in a sweet treat without the calories.  The organic cocoa powder contains caffeine which is actually beneficial for the skin.

Firming Facial Mask RecipeHomemade Facial Mask Recipes: Firming Facial Mask Recipe

The firming facial mask recipe uses the addition of hibiscus powder.  Hibiscus powder is called a natural Botox by some.  So, it will help smooth wrinkles, tone the skin, and right acne.

Lucky Leprechaun Face Mask RecipeHomemade Facial Mask Recipes: Lucky Leprechaun Face Mask Recipe

The Lucky Leprechaun Face Mask Recipe uses both alfalfa powder and spirulina powder.  This is a fun St Patrick’s Day recipe.  The spirulina powder gives the face mask a green color.  In addition, the alfalfa gives the mask additional cleansing and purifying properties.

Pumpkin Facial Mask RecipeHomemade Facial Mask Recipes: Pumpkin Facial Mask Recipe

The pumpkin facial mask recipe uses pumpkin seed powder.  Pumpkin seed powder is used for its anti-aging properties.  It is rich in vitamins and antioxidants.  It also has skin softening properties.

Refreshing Facial Mask RecipeHomemade Facial Mask Recipe: Refreshing Facial Mask Recipe

The refreshing facial mask recipe is probably our most popular face mask recipe.  In fact, it both peppermint powder and peppermint leaf.  The mask is infused with peppermint which provides a cooling effect.  It leaves your skin feeling refreshed and relieved.

Homemade Facial Mask Recipe: Soothing Facial Mask Recipe

Now, the Soothing Facial Mask is the perfect way to soothe your skin and promote healthy cell regeneration.  This is due to the addition of comfrey root.  In addition, it contains chamomile which is great for softening the skin and is fabulous for wrinkles.  Burdock root is added due to its treatment of skin conditions like acne, eczema, and psoriasis.  Finally, it contains dandelion root which is great for age spots and skin blemishes as well.

Turmeric Facial Mask RecipeHomemade Facial Mask Recipe: Turmeric Facial Mask Recipe

Finally, we have a turmeric facial mask recipe.  What is so special about turmeric? First, it helps your skin glow and look healthy.  In addition, it is a wonderful anti aging herb, great for skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, and acne.  Lastly, some have found it to heal and help with dry skin.

Homemade Facial Mask Recipes: Creating a Facial Mask

So, we have talked about a few of the key ingredients.  We have also talked about some of the recipes that we have formulated.  Now, let’s talk about creating a facial mask.   Well, there are a couple of options here.  First, you have to decide if you want to use a preservative.  A preservative is important anytime there is a presence of water in a product that will be stored, like in a facial mask.  A preservative is going to prevent bacteria.  Other ingredients, like vitamin E, may work as antioxidants, but antioxidants do not stop the growth of bacteria.  They simply slow oxidation.  So, preservatives are needed to prevent bacteria growth.

Now, some do not want to use preservatives in their products.  Well, you do have another option.  You can very easily mix your powdered ingredients such as your clay and powdered herbs together.  Then, place this mixture in a jar.  Separately, place vegetable glycerin in a bottle.  You can then sell the jar and bottle as set along with mixing instructions. Not only does this option allow you to exclude a preservative, but there are also a couple other benefits.  It is also a quick product to make.  Finally, it will have a much longer shelf life.  You can see an example of a facial mask created like this in the activated charcoal face mask recipe.  However, those that want to mix their facial mask ahead of time so there is no mixing needed, you can see how to do this in the refreshing facial mask recipe.

Homemade Facial Mask Recipes: Using Your Facial Mask

Once you have formulated your facial mask recipe to yours, or your customer’s skin type, it is time to use it.  So, at this time, if needed mix the facial mask according to the instructions.  Then, simply apply a layer to your face.  Allow the mask to harden before removing it using warm water.

 

Note: Natures Garden sells our clays and herbs for external use only. We do not sell them as food items. (The information we provide is for educational purposes only. This information is not intended to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration). Keep all clays and herbs out of reach of children and pets. Special care should be taken by pregnant and/or lactating women when handling 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.