Archive for February, 2011

Calming a Fussy Baby

February 28, 2011 at 18:53 PM
Posted by RubaDub

baby-bathBabies are fussy for a variety of reasons. Sometimes they’re hungry, or they need a diaper change, or maybe they’re over tired. When my baby is fussy for no apparent reason I like to give her a calming bath. Now babies are notorious for putting their hands, feet, and anything within their grasp into their mouths, so I’m vigilant about the type of bath products I expose my baby to.

I like to add an all natural mixture of goat’s milk and cornstarch to a warm bath. The warm water is calming while the milk and cornstarch mixture soothes and nourishes my baby’s skin. In fact, the mixture works so well that I’ve taken to using handmade goat milk soap during my own showers. The creamy, rich complex feels wonderful against my skin and the lavender scent of my favorite goat milk soap brand is just heavenly.

Valentine’s Day Gift Idea

February 17, 2011 at 8:23 AM
Posted by RubaDub

In the past my Valentine’s Day gifts to my wife have been pretty pedestrian. I usually go for red roses, chocolate, and jewelry. Though my wife always says how much she enjoys the gifts, I can tell that a bit more originality would go a long way. This year for Valentine’s Day I will be giving her a custom gift basket.

The custom gift basket I put together for my wife has all of her favorite bath items in her favorite scents. The basket includes Shea butter and goat milk soap, body spray, and lip balms. I’ve also included the 3-in-1 body wash, shampoo, and bubble bath she loves so much. My daughter is going to help me wrap the gift basket and I’ll attach a heart-felt, hand-written Valentine’s Day card. I just know this custom gift basket is going to blow my wife away… which worries me since I have no idea what I’ll do next year!

Soothing Eczema

February 3, 2011 at 18:23 PM
Posted by RubaDub

If you suffer from chronic eczema chances are you’ve spent a lot of money on lotions, soaps, and shampoos which all claim to cure dry skin. Most of the time those products have many ingredients that are harmful to your skin, in addition to being harmful to your finances. Thankfully, there are organic alternatives that are much less expensive than the over-the-counter medicated soaps and shampoos you’ve been using. Goat milk soap is one such example.

Goat’s milk has several healthful properties such as alpha hydroxyl acid (AHA). AHA is a skin exfoliate that removes dead skin cells, allowing new skin cells to come through. Goat milk soap utilizes glycerin in its production. Glycerin is a humectant, meaning it helps your skin retain moisture. Moisturizing, of course, being the most important measure an eczema sufferer should complete every day. Stop wasting your money on products that don’t work and make the switch to goat milk soap for dry skin relief!