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  • Child Eczema Trigger Identification Checklist

    Child Eczema Trigger Identification Checklist

    Download Here   Bathing isn't just about staying clean; it's crucial for maintaining a robust skin barrier! To achieve this, it's essential to keep your skin moisturized and avoid harsh surfactants or too many varying products, that can strip skin...

  • The Rise of Consumer Choice: How Dabble & Dollop's Natural Kids Bath Products can Change the Beauty Aisle

    The Rise of Consumer Choice: How Dabble & Dollop's Natural Kids Bath Products can Change the Beauty Aisle

    David vs. Goliath In the past, the shelves of big-box retailers were dominated by products from multinational conglomerates like Unilever, Procter & Gamble, and others. These industry giants filled the aisles with familiar chemical-laden brands, often leaving little room for...

  • A Pampering Guide to Nurturing a Newborn with Eczema

    A Pampering Guide to Nurturing a Newborn with Eczema

    A comprehensive guide for caring for your baby's eczema-prone skin + a Giveaway!

    Learn the essential steps to preserve and heal the skin barrier, from selecting premium, minimal-ingredient formulations, to understanding the nuances between fragrance-free and non-scented products. Explore the significance of introducing skin-repairing ingredients like beta-glucan and the thoughtful selection of fabrics, such as Tencel Lyocell, to alleviate eczema symptoms.

  • Nurturing Mindfulness One Bubble Bath at a Time + A Giveaway!

    Nurturing Mindfulness One Bubble Bath at a Time + A Giveaway!

    Parenting is a wild journey filled with moments of pure joy and amazement. But let's be real— it can also be hectic, overwhelming, and downright draining at times! If you've ever hidden in the bathroom for a breather, you know...

  • Red and White and Blue, Patriotic, Sensory Bin, Strawberry, Blueberry, Vanilla Whip Scented 3-in-1 Bubbles For Outdoor Summer

    Splash into a Creatively Clean Summer: Tips for Safe Scented Suds and Outdoor Water Play

    Let's Create a Safe and Scented Summer Splash Zone with Three Simple Steps!

  • Dabble & Dollop Infant Essential Set, Dabble Ducky With Skin Repairing Beta-glucan to Strengthen and Soothe Sensitive and Eczema Skin

    Nourishing Infant Skin with Beta-Glucan + Sun Protection with Briar Baby Bonnets

    Unlock the Secrets of Summer Sun Safety + Dabble & Dollop x Briar Baby Giveaway! 

  • Making Sense Out of Scents

    Making Sense Out of Scents

    A Scent-Sory Experience Developing the signature natural scents for Dabble & Dollop's products was a purposeful and intentional process deeply rooted in both nature and science. I often describe our product design as "purpose-filled," meaning every aspect was thoughtfully considered....

  • The Fight Against Fragrance

    The Fight Against Fragrance

    The Concern Over Artificial Fragrances There is growing fear over artificial fragrances and the lack of transparency behind the word “Fragrance”. The number of people who believe that brands are intentionally hiding toxins in fragrance is truly alarming. In the...

  • Summer, Sunscreen & Safety

    Summer, Sunscreen & Safety

    With the warmer summer weather officially here, chances are you have started slathering your little ones with sunscreens for those favorite seasonal activities such as frolicking at the beach, playing in the park and riding bikes.  More sunshine means more...

  • What is Sodium Laurylglucosides Hydroxypropylsulfonate?

    What is Sodium Laurylglucosides Hydroxypropylsulfonate?

    Sometimes, there are natural ingredients we use that are a mouthful to pronounce, sound “foreign” to the ear, and aren’t easily identifiable to most consumers.  As someone who has spent the last 25 years of my life working with ingredients in the personal care space, I’m going to tell you all about Sodium Laurylglucosides Hydroxypropylsulfonate (SLH) and why it is literally THE BEST gentle cleansing agent out there!  After reading this blog, I think you will understand why this 44-lettered ingredient is in virtually all of our washes.
  • Alas, a Conditioner that Actually Detangles!

    Alas, a Conditioner that Actually Detangles!

    Frustrated by the lack of effective children's conditioners, we developed the Cherry on Top Conditioner using the powerful detangler Behentrimonium Methosulfate (BTMS). BTMS is a safe and gentle ingredient with excellent detangling, moisturizing, and emulsifying properties. The conditioner's pleasant cherry scent enhances the sensory experience, making it a favorite among children and adults alike.
  • The Important Role of pH in Baby Products

    The Important Role of pH in Baby Products

    Citric Acid plays a crucial role as a pH adjuster in children's bathing products like bubble baths, shampoos, and body washes. pH balance is important for scalp and skin health, product performance, and compatibility with delicate skin. "pH balanced" products maintain the natural acidity of the scalp and skin, prevent irritation, and ensure optimal cleansing and bubble formation. Thorough ingredient information is available to help parents make informed choices.
  • Ingredients Math: Why Less Is More

    Ingredients Math: Why Less Is More

    Old-timey movie star Mae West once quipped: "If at little is great, and a lot is better, then way too much is just about right!" While her sentiments may have been the mantra for Hollywood in the 1920's, when we consider the modern children's personal care space, we've taken a decidedly different approach.
  • Unlocking the Power of Beta-Glucan: Skin Moisturization, Barrier Strengthening, and Healing Benefits

    Unlocking the Power of Beta-Glucan: Skin Moisturization, Barrier Strengthening, and Healing Benefits

    Beta-glucan is a polysaccharide that can be derived from various natural sources such as oats, barley, mushrooms, and yeast. In our Dabble Ducky infant products, beta-glucan is used because of its numerous beneficial properties. We use a proprietary version throughout the Dabble Ducky products that we call Beta-Baby.™ 
  • The Evolution of Ingredient Science in Shampoo for Kids

    The Evolution of Ingredient Science in Shampoo for Kids

    Today, there are dozens and dozens of brands touting their mild baby shampoos and thousands and thousands of articles, blogs and websites that all together have created complexity in a once simple space. Yes, in the 1960’s things were definitely simpler, however they were not safer. 
  • 5 Reasons Why Plant Based Products Are Taking Over

    5 Reasons Why Plant Based Products Are Taking Over

    More and more people are figuring out that opting for plant-based ingredients doesn’t mean compromising on scent, color, or fun – especially when it comes to making a splash at bath time! Still need convincing? We’ve rounded up some fascinating...

  • Yes, No, Maybe: Ingredients

    Yes, No, Maybe: Ingredients

    There’s a lot written about so-called “no-no” ingredients in our business. In recent times, brands have built huge profits based almost solely on what’s not in their formulas versus what is. Recognizing such successes, we now see other brands jumping...

  • An Insiders Look: The Business of Ingredients

    An Insiders Look: The Business of Ingredients

    I spent twenty years in the cosmetic ingredient business, most specifically in the naturally-derived, natural, specialty, premium space and the entire experience was eye-opening.  Between my on the job experience and the skin biology and ingredient chemistry courses I took, I learned a ton.  It wasn’t until stepping out of the business (we sold the business in January 2017 to global specialty powerhouse Azelis) that an entirely new level of clarity hit me. And that clarity fueled my desire to launch products that were purposeful, effective and used the best that science and art had to offer.
  • The Joy of Scent

    The Joy of Scent


  • Bubbling Authenticity – My Journey Building a Baby/Kids Brand

    Bubbling Authenticity – My Journey Building a Baby/Kids Brand

    First time here? Learn a bit more about us!
  • Keeping Stock in the Time of COVID

    Keeping Stock in the Time of COVID

    In the face of COVID, small brands are challenged to keep items in stock, and experiencing delays on new products.
  • It's Out of Hand!

    It's Out of Hand!

    At the outset of the COVID-19 Pandemic, we saw supplies of daily staples running low. Some made sense…and some were, well…real head scratchers. Let’s just say it’s good to see “TP” back on the shelves.   But, some of the...

  • COVID-19 Considerations

    COVID-19 Considerations

    Learn what Dabble & Dollop is doing in the face of the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • How it all Started

    How it all Started

      One night, while I was giving my kids a bath, it dawned on me the commercial products I was using on my own kids weren’t quite right. I was using premium natural baby products that were perfectly good but...

  • Bath Bombs: Dropping Some Knowledge

    Bath Bombs: Dropping Some Knowledge

    Bath Bombs: Dropping Some Knowledge In recent years, we’ve seen an “explosion” of interest in bath bombs, and it’s not hard to see why. These fizzy bath time treats can add fun scents and cool colors to any boring old...

  • The Label Game: How Bath Bomb Marketers Make a Splash

    The Label Game: How Bath Bomb Marketers Make a Splash

    The science behind bath bombs is relatively simple – what creates complexity and confusion are the other ingredients often added to these otherwise pure and simple products. And guess who wants to add in all the extra ingredients – clever marketers trying to differentiate their bath bombs! Too often, ridiculously vibrant dyes and colorants, artificial fragrances and synthetic glitters are used. Even more concerning, some include tiny hidden toys that are choking hazards!
  • The Declining Birthrate and Its Impact on Baby-Focused Brands

    The Declining Birthrate and Its Impact on Baby-Focused Brands

    The declining birthrate poses significant challenges for companies that cater to parents of newborns, infants, and young children. Adapting to the changing demographic landscape, focusing on niche markets, and diversifying product offerings will be key strategies for businesses in the baby and children's bathing product industry to thrive in this evolving landscape.
  • Dabble & Dollop Bubbles, Bodywash, and Shampoo Refills Launch for Earth Day!

    Reduce, Reuse, Recycle...and Refill!

    Feel good about becoming environmentally conscious and join us in taking a step towards a greener future!
  • A Creatively Clean Christmas

    A Creatively Clean Christmas

    Holidays are for having fun, and bath time should be no different! Take a festive dip with some of our brightest picks of the season.
  • Earth Day 2021

    Earth Day 2021

    We have something embarrassing to admit. We are not always the most environmentally sensitive family in the world. We use Ziploc bags from time to time, we don’t always rinse out milk jugs before putting them in recycling, and we...

  • Childhood Eczema has Skyrocketed!

    Childhood Eczema has Skyrocketed!

    In the 1980’s the number of children with eczema totaled less than 5% of the population...a stat that had not changed for decades.  Despite massive improvement in both ingredient and product safety in recent years, consumer research data shows us that eczema rates are now at a whopping 20%!
  • New All-Natural Daily Moisturizing Lotions

    New All-Natural Daily Moisturizing Lotions

    Incorporating body lotion into a child's skincare regimen requires a sensible approach tailored to their unique skin care needs. It's time to introduce the alluring world of scent to your child's lotion routine with our innovative Layering Lotions.
  • Bath Time for Stress Relief

    Bath Time for Stress Relief

    Childhood stress is a growing concern, with academic pressure, social dynamics, overscheduling, media influence, and the COVID-19 pandemic contributing factors. Taking a warm bath provides physical and emotional relaxation, soothes muscles, and creates a tranquil environment. Bath time promotes self-care, sensory experience, and stress relief for children.
  • Vanilla Aromatherapy (for Kids)!

    Vanilla Aromatherapy (for Kids)!

    Vanilla Whip, our popular product, appeals to kids due to the sweet scent of vanilla. Its aroma evokes positive associations with desserts, induces relaxation, uplifts mood, aids sleep, and promotes emotional well-being. Harvested from vanilla orchids, the curing process releases the rich aromatic components of vanilla.
  • Healthy Habits for Little Hands

    Healthy Habits for Little Hands

    Let’s explore how to keep germs away and leave more room to play, with a Creatively Clean hand-washing routine that kids can follow consistently!

  • Creating Purpose-Filled Moments With Scent

    Creating Purpose-Filled Moments With Scent

    Have you ever experienced a moment of pure joy when you entered a room and the most beautiful aroma filled your nose? Scientific research confirms that scent does more than just make us feel good; it can alter our recognition, mood, and behavior.
  • Keeping Your Bath Toys Squeaky Clean

    Keeping Your Bath Toys Squeaky Clean

    The bath might be a good place for getting clean, but the toys that go in them can be perfect homes for mold and other grime.
  • Be The Boss Of Bath Time In 4 Easy Steps

    Be The Boss Of Bath Time In 4 Easy Steps

    Bath time might be relaxing for some people, but for little ones, it’s a boring daily chore that probably means dreaded bedtime isn’t far off! Baths can turn into a drama, with kids kicking, screaming, and running in the other...

  • Why Bathing At Bedtime Is The Dream!

    Why Bathing At Bedtime Is The Dream!

    While we are fine with bath time anytime, at Dabble and Dollop, we’re big believers in the bedtime bath. We know that no one wants to get into bed when they’re grubby and grimy, but there are some other important reasons too.
  • What is the Best Bubble Bath for Kids?

    What is the Best Bubble Bath for Kids?

    What IS the best bubble bath for kids?  And does “best” mean safest?  Does it mean that the bubble bath has been tested to be non-irritating and tear-free?  Does it mean that all ingredients are naturally derived?  Does “best” mean...

  • The Cure for Boring Bathtime

    The Cure for Boring Bathtime

  • Introducing Dabble & Dollop Droplets - The Next Little Thing in Bath Bombs

    Introducing Dabble & Dollop Droplets - The Next Little Thing in Bath Bombs

    Learn more about our exciting new product: Dabble & Dollop Droplets
  • New Year...NEW PRODUCTS!!!

    New Year...NEW PRODUCTS!!!

    I am so grateful for the small but mighty following we’ve generated in our first few months of being in business; and I can’t think of a better way to thank you than to offer more good, clean fun! We’re...