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Jan
13

Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate SLSA


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Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate- SLSASodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate- SLSA

We have an exciting new blog for everyone today! We will be introducing to you a new product that we recently added onto the Natures Garden website. There are a couple reasons for writing this blog. First, we want to give you information about this product to educate you about it. Second, we want to show you a different way to create your favorite and most loved bath and body products. New ways of doing things are constantly emerging. It can be very beneficial to try things out other ways than you are used to. You may find a new personal preference that you didn’t know you had! Plenty of methods are out there for making homemade recipes. Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate, is the product we are introducing today. We are excited to be talking about our new product and hope you get to enjoy it as much as we do!

All About SLSA

Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate is a surfactant that is derived 100% naturally. It comes from coconut oil and palm oil. It is also completely free of all sulfates. A surfactant is a surface acting agent, which basically means that it causes products to fizz and foam. There are a plethora of homemade cosmetic items that you can make with SLSA. Starting with bath bombs, the two most important ingredients to make them are baking soda and citric acid. The combination of these two is necessary in order to cause the fizzing reaction when the bath bomb hits the water. SLSA is going to contribute incredible foaming qualities to your bath bombs that will accompany the fizzy reaction. Another product that can be made using SLSA is bath bubble bars. This is the perfect surfactant to use to make these because of the foaming quality it contributes. Your bath water will be exploding with mounds of bubbles when these hit the bath water. You can also use SLSA to create many other cosmetic related products too, such as shampoo bars, liquid soap, and facial washes.

The Benefits of Using SLSA

Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate carries a lot of benefits along with it. SLSA brings to the table many elements that are very beneficial to the skin. What might just be the greatest quality of this surfactant is that it can be used on every type of skin and hair. We feel this characteristic is important, and products with SLSA work really nicely for people with dry and sensitive skin. There are so many different skin conditions out there such as eczema, rosacea, acne, and psoriasis. We want to be able to cater to our customers and provide them with products that will work for all types of skin. This is just one of the reasons we decided to add SLSA to our website. Personally, my skin tends to be more on the dry side. When I took a bath using a bubble bar made with SLSA, it left my skin feeling more hydrated. This is one of my favorite things about this product.

Another key benefit of using SLSA in your homemade bath product recipes is that it will provide a much thicker lather to them than other surfactants will. This quality contributes significantly to creating bubbles that are actually long lasting. SLSA readily dissolves in water because of its small particles, which is great for things like bath bombs. Other great things about it are the excellent flash foam that it has, the two year long shelf life, and the versatility of the product. Powder shampoos and bath salts are some of the other recipes SLSA can help create that we have not mentioned. There are many other cosmetic items this can make, which we will be mentioning later on. Next, we want to discuss how SLSA compares to other types of surfactants.

SLSA in Comparison to Other Surfactants

SLSA is a product that is extremely versatile in this industry. It can be the perfect alternative to other surfactants such as Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate (SCI) and Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS). SCI is a customer favorite that we sell at Natures Garden. Each of these also contribute plenty of versatility in cosmetic recipes, projects, and products. Similarly to SLSA and coconut oil, SCI derives from coconut. Some of the recipes that we have on our website that were made using SCI include the Pearamel Salt Scrub recipe, Lavender Mint Bath Bomb, and our Rainbow Bath Salts recipe. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate is another type of surfactant that commonly gets used for soap making. It is an inexpensive item that makes for a great foaming agent in different personal care products. As we mentioned, many of the same recipes can be created with any of these. However, your recipes will have individual elements added to them based on the one you use.

These three surfactants are great for making all kinds of homemade bath products. Some of the different ones include bath truffles, bubble scoops, and body scrubs. Although SLSA can be used as an alternative to both SCI and SLS, we wanted to share some of their differences. SCI has qualities in it that benefit the skin. Products that are made with SCI tend to have more moisturizing elements in them than those made with SLS or SLSA. One example of this is in bubble bars. Compared to other surfactants, a bubble bar made with SCI is going to make your skin feel more softened and silky smooth after taking a bath. However, a bubble bar made with SLSA is going to create a lot more lather and extra bubbles for your bath compared to the others. The surfactant you choose to use depends on what you are looking for. If you want more of a bubbly bath, SLSA will provide that.

Recipes That Can Be Made with SLSA

In order to give all of you a realistic idea of what to expect with this product, we created some new recipes to showcase it. We will be selling SLSA in two different size options, a 16 ounce package and a ten pound package. For this blog, we have prepared three recipes to share with you. There is the Sparkling Sangria Body Scrub, the Sangria Shimmer Bath Bombs, and the Sangria Scoopable Bubble Bars. Each one of these were made using the Natures Garden Sangria Punch Fragrance Oil, which is a perfect blend of fresh fruit and wine. This is one of our best selling fragrances. We are super excited to get to show you how you can create these recipes too!

Recipes That You Can Make with SLSA: Sparkling Sangria Body ScrubRecipes You Can Make with SLSA: Sparkling Sangria Body Scrub

The first recipe we are sharing with you is our Sparkling Sangria Body Scrub. This luxurious product is going to make your skin feel wonderfully moisturized and exfoliated. We used enriching ingredients such as mango butter, avocado oil, jojoba oil, palm oil, and coconut oil 76. The mango butter has properties that provide softness to the skin as well as moisturizing qualities. This is a popular product in many of our recipes such as lip balms, lip glosses, lotions, and scrubs for this reason.

The moisturizing quality of avocado oil makes it such a common ingredient in recipes for soap, lotions, massage oils, and scrubs. The jojoba oil contributes to lather and also contains moisturizing properties. The palm oil gives this scrub a nice creamy lather, while the coconut oil produces a nice bubbly lather. All of these ingredients mixed together make up this wonderfully exfoliating body scrub. Mixing up different oils, butters, fragrances, and more can create variety within your products, which is important. We tested out the SLSA in this product to add to the variety in our recipes. This surfactant makes this more of a foaming body scrub, as opposed to some of our other scrubs. Additionally, it adds significantly to the lather and application to the surfaces of the body. It can also help treat any patches of dry skin that you may have because of the SLSA it contains.

Recipes That You Can Make with SLSA: Sangria Shimmer Bath BombsRecipes That You Can Make with SLSA: Sangria Shimmer Bath Bombs

The second recipe that we made using Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate are these Sangria Shimmer Bath Bombs. Our new product is perfect for making bath bombs. Some of the other bath bombs on the Natures Garden website use SCI. As you know, we switched that up in this recipe. The purpose of using a bath bomb for most people is to watch the bath bomb fizz. When the SLSA is added into a bath bomb recipe, it will fizz AND foam. What could be better than that? These will let you experience a bubble bath in a brand new way and they are simple to make. We love them!

Recipes That You Can Make with SLSA: Sangria Sparkle Bubble BarsRecipes You Can Make with SLSA: Sangria Scoopable Bubble Bars

Our last recipe to share is these Sangria Scoopable Bubble Bars. Who does not love to take a nice, relaxing bath after having a long day? These bubble bars are the perfect product to help you to a night of relaxation. To use the sangria bubble bars, run a couple under warm bath water. They will start foaming immediately. We love these bubble bars because of the bubbles they provide. Unlike bath products made with SCI, these have much more lather to them! This is because SLSA is a surfactant that has more of a foaming quality to it. Therefore, the products made with it are also more foamy and bubbly. These will give you one of the most relaxing baths you have ever had!

More Fun with SLSA

We have covered some of the benefits of SLSA, but this page gives you the full run down. We also found a blog page that is super helpful when it comes to learning different ways you can make bath bombs. The website is actually called How to Make Bath Bombs! This specific recipe is written by a user named KCAT, who attempts to duplicate a very popular bath bomb recipe. In this step by step recipe, she used SLSA to create her bath bomb, just like we did!

We hope that you enjoyed learning all there is to know about SLSA with us and the different ways it can be used! If you try out any of the recipes that we mentioned today, we would love to hear how they turned out for you. Reach out to us on social media to share your results!

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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.