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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.

 

 

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!