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Homemade Bath Salts – Relaxing and Cheap!

Recently, I was looking for holistic ways to be kind to my body, and I came across some recipes for bath salts. To my surprise, I found that I already had most of the ingredients in my kitchen to make a relaxing and therapeutic bath soak.

Here’s the recipe, and I used a one-to-one ratio for all ingredients:
Epsom Salts (draw toxins out of the body, relax muscles)
Powdered Milk (exfoliates skin)
Baking Soda (relieves itching, softens skin)
Oatmeal, ground into powder (moisturizes and sooths skin)
Essential Oils, if desired (I used Grapefruit Essential Oil)

Put a 1 to 1 1/2 cups of this soothing concoction into a warm (not too hot) bath, and soak for about 20 minutes.  I also added a squeeze of honey to my running water, just for that Cleopatra “milk and honey” bath effect. Very diva.

Think about how easy, inexpensive and pampering this recipe is! I love it and have used it several times a week since I discovered the method.

I tried the bath on my 3-year-old son, and he has had amazing (and unexpected results) with a skin problem called molluscum. To date, no doctor or website has been able to give us a remedy for these bumps, which look like ant bites and itch like crazy. In four nights of 20-minute soaks, the molluscum, which had covered the backs of both legs, have all but disappeared! I’m no doctor, but if something works, I intend to keep using it.

Looking further into each ingredient, it seems that recipes like this one can be soothing for many skin conditions, such as eczema, psoriasis and poison ivy, as well as normal itching that comes with cooler weather. Who knew?!

Amazing Pets for your Infant with No Shedding, Training or Bathing!

So, you’re interested in a pet for your baby to cuddle and play with, but you don’t want the hassle of cleaning pet hair off furniture, teaching ANOTHER living thing where/how to potty or tackling the weekly bath ritual? I’ve got an adorable soltion.

I’m talking, of course, about Bottle Snugglers! We have four of the cutest, most snuggly animals that a baby could wish for, not to mention that their tails crinkle and their legs squeak for fun, interactive playtime. Plus, they give Mom one hand free during baby’s feeding time to care for another child or herself. What other pet actually helps out at home?!

If you haven’t already, please check out our Cuddly Cow, Pinky Pig, Charming Teddy Bear and Precious Puppy. And take advantage of our limited-time offer of free shipping, just in time for hoilday gift buying. I know you’ll love them!

New Resource for Allergy Moms

I recently discovered a great website/eNewsletter for moms of allergic kids. It’s called, naturally, www.allergymoms.com.

There is one article in particular that touched me. It’s called “What your allergic child wishes you knew,” and it focuses on how the child feels about being doted on and constantly hearing words like “life-threatening” when referring to him. The main point is that allergic kids just want to fit in and not be singled out from their friends every time there is food around.

This was particularly clear to me at a recent birthday party when my son wanted (and told everyone at the top of his voice) one of the birthday party cupcakes instead of the one that I had brought for him. Before this, he had always taken the “special” cupcakes just fine. Now, he wants to joint he group, and that’s a scary thing for Mom and Dad. Looks like we’ve got some adapting to do.

I hope you find the site helpful, as I did. And if you have any tips for me regarding birthday and holiday parties, I would love to hear from you!

More Great Press Coverage

Bottle Snugglers are being discovered by mom reviewers and press across the country!

We have scored some great coverage in the last month or so, and I wanted to share  it here.  It is also listed on our News and Reviews page.

 

904 Magazine
A great article about women who have started new businesses in a “down” economy.
http://tinyurl.com/cqwx3o

Houston Family Magazine
An article on great baby products of the year.
http://www.bluetoad.com/publication/?m=2643&l=1

MomFinds.com
A review and giveaway from this very popular site/blog.
http://momfinds.com/blog/index.php/weblog/category/win_it_wednesday

 

 

Win a Bottle Snuggler from MomFinds

I love Mom-friendly sites like  www.momfinds.com, which gather lots of information, tips and products into one convenient list that I can search at my leisure. There’s a lot of stuff out there in mama-land, and it sure helps if someone has been there before you to lend a review or comment.

One more reason to love momfinds.com is that they give away some of the more clever products that they review. In fact, if you enter their Win It Wednesday drawing this week, you could be the lucky winner of a Bottle Snuggler!  Just click on the link below to see the details.

If you win, be sure to join us on Facebook and let us know how much you love it. We enjoy hearing from our customers and seeing pictures of Bottle Snugglers in use.

http://bit.ly/2C9LjR

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