Monsters & Aliens: Bathtime Fun
13 Thursday Apr 2017
My daughter has sensitive skin that is prone to eczema flare-ups. She loves bath time but hates that she can’t ever have any ‘fun’ bubbles and liquids in her bathwater. Chemical fragrances dry her skin, or worse break them out in a rash. I was having a good old rummage and trial at my local Lush store, peering intently at each of the ingredient labels to avoid anything that upsets my daughters skin… finally I stumbled upon this.
Ingredients: Cornflour Talc Glycerine Sodium Lauryl Sulfate Black Pepper Oil Patchouli Oil Vanilla Absolute Gardenia Extract *Limonene Perfume Colour 17200 Colour 42090
All you do is break a little piece off and let it dissolve in your fingers under the running bath tap. It froths up nicely to give a light coloured bathwater and enough bubbles to keep my little girl happy. I’ve been using it for the last 2 months in my daughters bathwater and she’s had no adverse reactions. I always suggest that if your children have sensitive skin, do a skin patch test (dissolve a little in a jug of water and rub a little on the skin, then watch for any reactions over 24 hours) before using it in bathwater.
It is of play-dough texture and can be used as bath bubbles, or body wash. My children love playing with the eyes and moulding new shapes and figures. If you’re just using it as bath bubbles then a little goes a long way and one block will last you a few months.
A bit of colour and bubbles add fun to an otherwise dull bath time routine. Either way, my girl is happy and so am I.