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DealDash Crafts: Make Bath Bombs

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Making bath bombs is a fun activity, and using them is even better. Here are some simple instructions from DealDash to make bath bombs.

Bath bombs have become popular over the years. They are cool to look at and they come in different colors and scents. Many people use bath bombs to relax and take a bath when they get home from work or school. A lot of stores sell bath bombs, but it is also easy to make bath bombs from home. Making bath bombs from home is easier than you think. Here are some tips to make bath bombs, from DealDash.

Gather the Ingredients

In order to make the bath bombs that you see in the store, you need ingredients such as baking soda, citric acid, Epsom salt, cornstarch, oil, witch hazel, vanilla, and essential oils. After you gather your ingredients, you are ready to make your bath bomb.

How to Create a Bath Bomb

 Step 1. Combine your baking soda, citric acid, cornstarch, and salt into a big bowl and mix the ingredients well until they are blended.

 Step 2. In a smaller bowl combine the witch hazel, oil, and vanilla extract and then stir. You can also add essential oils.

 Step 3. Take your liquid ingredients and add it to your baking soda, citric acid, cornstarch, and salt. Mix the liquid ingredients well with your hands. 

Step 4.  After you do the first three steps, the mixture should hold well when you squeeze it. If the consistency is not there, you can add some witch hazel. 

Step 5.  Next, it is time to mold and shape your ingredients and put them in a muffin tin. Press the bath bomb ingredients in firmly and leave them in there for 24 hours. You will notice that they will expand and you can push it down into the mold to help it stay in place. After 24 hours, you can let them dry and remove them into a bag or container.

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Making bath bombs is a fun process, and it will help you relax. These tips will help you make beautiful bath bombs. You can add scents and color for a more colorful bath bomb. When you use these tips, you will create bath bombs that will look and smell amazing.

I hope that you found this DealDash article on making bath bombs helpful. Remember that you don’t have to spend a lot of money on supplies if you are on a tight budget. Many of the things you need to create bath bombs are around your own home.

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DealDash Pets: Giving Puppy a Bath

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Smell that? I think puppy needs a bath. Here are some tips from DealDash to help.

Taking your puppy to the groomer’s seems like an easy way to give your puppy a bath. However, this is not always the case. Most puppies do not like loud noises or a lot of people around.  Your puppy is small, so it is easier to give your puppy a bath at home. Here are some tips to give your puppy the proper bath, from DealDash.

Put Together All of Your Materials

In order to give your puppy a bath, you have to gather your materials. You can either give your dog a basic bath or a deeper cleaning.  Some materials you would need are a comb, a towel, bucket, brush, sponge, and shampoo. You can also keep some treats on hand to give to your puppy just in case he gets restless. Having all of your supplies on hand will make the process go much more smoothly.

Where to Bathe Puppy

Your puppy is most likely small, so it is best to bathe your puppy in a bathtub. You can also use a sink or plastic tub. Pick a location where you will not have to kneel too much or strain yourself.  If your puppy is prone to falling, it is best to not put him in a sink. You should use a shower instead, or a plastic tub on the floor, or even a kid’s baby pool if you have a larger breed of dog.

Prepare Your Puppy

Puppies are very delicate and can be fearful. You should prepare your puppy for a bath. Speaking to him in a soothing voice and letting him get in the tub with no water will help your dog get used to his surroundings.  It may take a few days or weeks for your puppy to get used to bathing. However, with a lot of patience and repetition, he will eventually become more comfortable.

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Bathing your puppy can be stressful, but these tips will help make the process easier. Your puppy has just entered the world, and you should do everything you can to make him feel comfortable.  It takes a while for a puppy to get used to his surroundings, but as long as he knows that he is protected, the process should be much easier.

I hope that you found this DealDash article on bathing your puppy has been helpful. If you have any tips for pets and their owners please comment down below. Pet owners helping other pet owners – it’s a beautiful thing!

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DealDash Dog Grooming at Home

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If you have a dirty doggie, you can groom him at home. Here are some tips and tricks from DealDash.

Earlier this week we talked about how to wash your dog if he gets sprayed by a skunk. If you missed that article, then just click right here to read it. Sometimes your dog might get a little stinky even without getting sprayed by a skunk. Keep reading to get more information about grooming your dog at home.

Brush His Teeth Daily

You wouldn’t skip a day without brushing your teeth (I hope!) so why should your dog? He might hate it at first, but if you continue brushing his teeth every day he will eventually get used to it and co-operate with you when you do his daily brushing.

In addition to brushing his teeth, there are also different sorts of dog chews on the market that are meant to clean your dog’s teeth. These are really not a substitute for actual teeth brushing no matter what it says on the package, but they make a nice addition to regular teeth brushing. They can also be used when you aren’t able to brush your dog’s teeth such as if you have a dog-sitter for the weekend.

Brush the Dog Daily

Some short-haired breeds might not look like the need daily brushing, but you should, anyway. Not only does brushing straighten up the hair, it also loosens up the dead hair, gives a skin massage, and also redistributes the oils of the coat to make your dog’s fur look shinier and more healthy.

Clip the Dog’s Nails

Before you bathe your dog, clip his nails. If your dog has clear-colored nails, great! This will be easy. Simply trim away the clear part and stop before you hit the quick, which is the pink part of the nail closest to the paw. Unfortunately, if your dog has dark nails this will be more difficult to do, and you might need to take him to a groomer or vet.

Bathe Your Dog

It depends on your dog’s fur and lifestyle how often you need to bathe your dog. If you have a dog that rarely goes outside or gets dirty then you might be able to bathe him once per month. However, if you have an active dog who loves to roll around in the dirt and get messy then you might need to bathe him every week, or as needed.

The actual task of bathing the dog is simple. Just fill up your tub about 1/3 of the way with lukewarm water. Place your dog in the tub, get his fur wet by pouring water over him with a cup or by using a shower head attachment. Massage in some doggie shampoo, and rinse. Dry him with a nice, fresh towel, and give him a treat. Simple!

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Thanks so much for reading this DealDash blog on grooming your dog. Don’t forget to check back every day for new articles here are well as on our sister blog, DealDash Tips. If you have any requests for specific articles, please feel free to leave a comment below.

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DealDash Makes: Beauty Bath Bombs

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Many women and children (and even some men!) love to take a relaxing bath before bed. Homemade bath bombs can make your bath extra luxurious.

Bath bombs are very easy to make, the ingredients are relatively inexpensive, and you can make them tailored to your own scent preference. Not only that, you can even make them into fun shapes for your children or to give as gifts. Don’t pay those outrageous mall specialty store prices, make your own! Once you have the basic recipe you can include any sort of color, scent, or shape that you like. This is also a fun project that you can do with your kids, if they are reluctant bathers, this might help.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Baking Soda
  • 1/2 cup Citric Acid
  • 1/2 cup Epsom Salt (preferably the fine-grained type)
  • 1/2 cup Corn Starch
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons Almond Oil (or grapeseed oil, avocado oil, or any other carrier oil that you choose)
  • 3/4 tablespoons Water
  • 2 teaspoons Essential Oils (Any scent you like, you can even mix them)
  • Liquid food coloring (optional, but extra fun)
  • Mold (Silicone is the easiest to remove the bath bomb)

Directions:

  1. Using your dry ingredients, combine 1 cup of baking soda, 1/2 cup of corn starch, 1/2 cup of epsom salt, and 1/2 cup of citric acid in a large bowl. Be sure that your dry ingredients are mixed well.
  2. Using your liquid ingredients, combine 2 1/2 tablespoons of almond ( or other carrier oil) oil, 3/4 tablespoons of water, and 2 teaspoons of essential oils in a separate bowl.
  3. Combine the mixture of wet ingredients into your dry ingredients and mix together. Please be sure that they are mixed extremely well, otherwise you will have chunks in your bath bombs, and no one wants that!
  4. Add your food coloring. Approximately 3-6 drops of food coloring is appropriate, depending on how light or dark you would like your bath bombs. If you would like to make more than 1 color of bath bomb, separate your mixture into different bowls. The more bowls you use separate your mixture, the less food coloring you will need to use in each. Mix food coloring well, you can even put gloves on and squash it around with your hands.
  5. Time to fill your mold! spoon some of your mixture into the mold, and squash down tightly with either a spoon or your hand. Continue filling and squashing until your bath bomb has reached the top of the mold. You can even layer different colors on top of one another.
  6. Let your mixture dry in the mold for 1-2 hours, depending on how big the bath bombs are.
  7. Remove from the mold, put on waxed paper, and continue to let them dry overnight.
  8. After drying you can store them in airtight containers and use as needed.

If you are having a difficult time finding the perfect silicone mold, you can use metal or plastic molds as well. Even a muffin tin will work in a pinch! For kid’s bath bombs I like to use fun-shaped silicone ice cube trays. You can make more bath bombs that way, so they can throw in 2 or 3 per bath.

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DealDash Gives the Baby a Bath

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If you’re a new parent, or if you are a grandparent who hasn’t bathed a baby in the past 30 years you might wonder what the proper way is to bathe a baby. DealDash is here to help.

How often? What temperature? What shampoo? How long? What do I do? Are some of the questions that new parents might ask when they are faced with the challenge of bathing a baby. Most hospitals have the nurse give you a quick lesson before you leave the hospital, but let’s face it – you are still in shock from having this tiny new human in your life, along with some lingering pain, that you might not have paid as close attention as you should have. However, that’s okay. Here is a foolproof way to get your baby clean with a minimum of tears – from both of you.

The first thing that you are going to need is a vessel to bathe the baby. You can get special tubs for the baby, or an insert that fits into a large sink. However, you can also get creative and use a bucket or other large tub-like container. Personally, I got a baby bathtub and bathe my baby with the tub on the bathroom counter top between the two sinks. That way I can get fresh water from the sink tap if I need it, and the tub is up high enough that I don’t hurt my back bending over the bathtub if I had put it inside the regular tub.

Next, decide what kind of shampoo and baby wash that you are going to use. With my first two kids I used the standard yellow Johnson & Johnson baby wash/shampoo combination. However, my newest baby has extremely sensitive skin along with eczema all over him, and the regular baby shampoo just wasn’t working for him. After a trip to the dermatologist I am now using Aveeno baby bath products that have lavender and oatmeal in them. It’s up to you what kind of shampoo and baby wash that you would like to use, just keep in mind that a lot of babies have sensitive skin, so you might have to experiment a little to find one that works for them.

As to how often and what temperature…Most of these are up to you. I (and my pediatrician) suggest bathing your baby every-other day. This keeps your baby smelling fresh and clean, but won’t irritate their sensitive skin as much as bathing them every day. Of course, if they get extra dirty feel free to give them an extra bath, but try to keep it to every-other day, especially in the winter. Experts suggest that baby bath water should be between 90-100 degrees. I have a cute little octopus bath toy that has a thermometer built-in, you could also take the temperature using the regular digital thermometer. If you don’t have any of these products handy, you can just stick your wrist & inner arm under the faucet as you are running the bath. If it’s too hot or cold for your inner arm, it’s too hot or cold for the baby.

Lastly, if you have a little boy, I suggest sticking a wash cloth or a hand towel over him while you bathe him – otherwise you might get a shower, yourself!

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