This is a tough one to answer and depends on how often your kids bath, how many kids you have, how much they like to mix and whether you are making mounds of bubbles or simply washing hair. We can tell you that our 10oz. gels have around 230 to 250 pumps of product per bottle. We will also say that customers tell us "a little goes a long way." Our ingredients are so pure and our gels so rich that you really do get a lot more effectiveness per pump when compared to our competitors.
3-in-1 Gels and Whip
Coco-Glucoside: A gentle surfactant made from 100% natural,certified RSPO (Responsibly Sourced Palm Oil) that has excellent dermatologicalproperties and also foams well. Therefore, we use it as a co-surfactant in cleansing preparations. It is often used in baby washes because it isso mild. Our coco-glucoside issustainably sourced and produced in Wisconsin, USA. (EWG=1)
SodiumLaurylglucosides Hydroxypropylsulfonate: An extremely gentle surfactant that is 100% naturally derived fromsustainable coconut and corn and is 100% biodegradable. We selected this gentlecleanser because it is extremely mild (zero reported irritation!) and providesexceptional lather. Made in Tennessee,USA. (EWG=1)
Sodium Methyl CocoylTaurate: An extremely gentlesurfactant that is made from 100% natural RSPO (Responsibly Sourced Palm Oil)(EWG=1)
CocamidopropylHydroxysultaine: A 100% naturalsurfactant derived from coconut fatty acids and made in the USA. By using coconut fatty acids as a startingmaterial, an exceptional, stable, rich foam can be achieved. (EWG=1)
Sodium Olivate: Created by 100% natural sourced saponifiedolive oil, which is used as a surfactant. It also has an amazing velvety skin feel, since olive oil is so close tothe composition of human skin. (EWG=1)
Caprylhydroxamic Acid(and) Glyceryl Caprylate: This blendis made from 100% vegetable sources in Pennsylvania, USA. This combination of these two ingredientshelps to protect the formulation from developing bacteria, yeast or mold. (EWG=1)
Gluconolactone (and)Sodium Benzoate:Naturally derived from Gluconic Acid, the combination ofGluconolactone and Sodium Benzoate offer broad spectrum microbial protection in theformulations.(EWG=1-3)
Fragrance: Using our SmartScent™ ingredient, our selected scentsmust meet the EU (European Union’s) strictest standards to help consumers avoidcommon allergens. With that as our guiding light in design, we then select acombination of natural ingredients in addition to a carefully selected natureidentical materials to perfect the freshest, purest notes withenhanced stability and safety. This technology allows us to have a greatsmelling product without loading in unnecessary, and often irritating, essential oils and extracts. We think it’s a great combination of nature and science.We like science and work with the premier fragrance house in the world, basedin New Jersey, to create our scents. (EWG Not Rated)
Cherry on Top Conditioner
Water (Aqua): We don’t put the word Aqua down to make it sound fancier. The FDA requires that Water be listed with(Aqua) in parenthesis. (EWG=1)
Cetearyl Alcohol: This is a fatty alcohol that helps build the basic structure forconditioners. This ingredient is used in a variety of personal care products, mainly skin lotions, hair products, and creams. It helps create smoother creams, thicker lotions, and more stable foam products.
It is very different than traditional "alcohols" and are often referred to as long-chain alcohols because of their chemical formula. Dabble & Dollop's Cetearyl Alcohol is USA produced. (EWG=1)
Behentrimonium Methosulfate: An incredible conditioning agent for slip,especially for wispy or curly hair. It is an exceptional detangler. This is asafe, vegetable based ingredient derived from rapeseed oil. It is biodegradable and safe for theenvironment, as well as the sensitive skin/scalps of children. USA produced.(EWG=4)
Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba Seed Oil): Jojoba delivers a nice, subtle softness to thehair. It helps coat the cuticle and protect. Sourced from the golden jojoba fields in Arizona. (EWG=1)
Caprylhydroxamic Acid: Caprylhydroxamic acid is anamino acid (organic compounds that are essential building blocks of life)derived from coconut oil. It functions to protect the product from bacterial intrusionand provides broad spectrum antimicrobial preservation. It is also non-disruptiveto hormones and is a Whole Foods Premium Body Care approved ingredient. USAproduced. (EWG=1)
Hydroxyethylcellulose: is a polysaccharide derivativewith gel thickening, emulsifying, bubble-forming, water-retaining andstabilizing properties. It is gentle enough to be found most frequently in eyedrops and artificial tears. USA Produced (EWG=1)
Cherry Fragrance: Using our SmartScent™ ingredient, our selectedscents must meet the EU (European Union’s) strictest standards to helpconsumers avoid common allergens. With that as our guiding light in design, wethen select a combination of natural ingredients in addition to a carefullyselected nature identical/synthetic materials to perfect the freshest, purestnotes with enhanced stability and safety. This technology allows us to have agreat smelling product without loading in unnecessary (and often) irritatingessential oils and extracts. We think it’s a great combination of nature and science.We like science and work with the premier fragrance house in the world, basedin New Jersey. (EWG Not Rated)
If your children are anything like ours, you know they love to mix stuff together. Slime, mud, and of course - bathing products. But mixing dad's Head & Shoulders with Mom's $100 conditioner & a dab of industrial strength Mr. Bubble sounds like a toxic cleanup waiting to happen. Believe me we saw it in our own home.
We specifically created Dabble & Dollop scents to be mixed together and allow kids to play the way they want to play in the tub! By using our SmartScent™ ingredient, our formulas are nearly identical and complementary scent to scent, so whether you use strawberry alone, or mix it with vanilla, blueberry, lemon and honeydew (wait, what do you call that?) you can be sure that your little's "concoction" is going to be non-toxic, tear-free and safe! It's why we coined the term Creatively Clean!
Yes, absolutely! While we designed the products for children ages 2-12, they have been tested as safe for babies, older children, parents, and even grandparents! Dabble & Dollop products all underwent extensive testing to obtain a “tear-free” claim, meaning the products themselves do not cause any eye irritation. Keep in mind, a toddler may not enjoy getting product in their eyes, even if it doesn’t sting, so we do not recommend putting product in the eyes and this is stated on our bottles. We also had the product tested by dermatologists to ensure we could claim Dabble & Dollop is “hypoallergenic.”
Using our seven 3-in-1 gels and whip kids can make over 125 unique scent combinations! Just take a pump of say Lemon, mix it with two pumps of Vanilla for a Lemon Meringue bath. Take two pumps of strawberry, with two pumps of blueberry for a Berry Blast. Finish with two pumps of Cherry on Top Conditioner and your little will smell good enough to plop a scoop of vanilla on her head! Many of our kits come with a custom kid-sized silicone mixing bowl that allows them to use their fingers to blend the scents and textures together. Don't have a bowl? Just go ahead and mix in your hand, a plastic cup or on the back of that rubber ducky. The choice is yours. The combinations are nearly endless.
No, we do not test our products on animals, and we have verified that each of our ingredients has not been tested on animals, either. In fact, in January of 2020 we received our formal Leaping Bunny Certification!
Our products are made in California, USA from 100% USA-sourced ingredients! Our bottles are also made in the USA and are recyclable in most major U.S. cities. Furthermore, our bottles are made from Post Consumer Recycled (PCR) plastic so we’re doing all we can to make sure we’re keeping our carbon footprint to a minimum! While we strive to produce 100% of our products and source 100% of our components in the U.S., we do reserve the right to use globally sourced materials should domestic availability or supply chain issues dictate.
Dabble & Dollop uses 100% naturally derived, plant-based ingredients as well as 100% natural oils and 100% non-toxic, allergen-free, nature identical aromatics. Our aromatics make up less than one half of one percent of our formula. 100% of our primary ingredients are naturally derived, sustainably-sourced, and made in the USA. Our 3-in-1 products and our Cherry on Top Conditioner are 100% dye free. Our 100% natural bath bombs use natural colorants (clays, oxides, oils) to achieve their subtle fresh colors.
The joyful aromas of Dabble & Dollop are a critical part of the sensory experience for children. For example, it was important that our tangerine smelled like a tangerine was literally being peeled in front of you. Our strawberries, like you'd find in a summer field (and not a bag of candy). Our vanilla like freshly baked cake. Scent and memory are inextricably linked and we love that. But we also understand that synthetic fragrance in personal care products has come under an increasingly bright spotlight in recent years.
With 20+ years of experience in the cosmetics ingredients industry, we consciously selected natural oils and a blend of non-toxic, allergen-free nature identicals to drive our aromas. Why? With only essential oils we would have sacrificed the authenticity of our fresh aromas, and furthermore would have seen a degradation of color and product stability over time. Additionally, products overloaded with essential oils can contain more allergens, can be irritating, and aren’t always sustainably sourced.
Our 3-in-1 products and conditioners are dermatologist tested ultra-mild, ophthalmologist-tested Certified Tear-Free, Leaping Bunny Certified Cruelty-Free and feature our innovative SmartScent™ ingredient. SmartScent™ utilizes a blend of natural oils and nature identical compounds (formulated to the strictest European Union standards for quality and purity) and is free of known-allergens. This means that even the most sensitive skin can experience the joy of scent and come out of the water smelling as fresh and clean as a Spring morning. Read our reviews and see! Our formulas meet current IFRA standards, are phthalate free, prop 65 compliant, vegan and non-GMO. Our aromatics do not contain any of the 186 banned or restricted compounds by RIFM (Research Institute of Fragrance Materials).
We conducted a 100 family study pre-launch and have many reviews by parents with children with sensitive skin. We have yet to see any abnormal skin responses, and in many cases, parents have said that Dabble & Dollop was the most gentle products they've ever used! And now with nearly 1,000 customer reviews we've been so thrilled to see that parents across the country agree that we are often the first (and only) products parents of children with sensitive skin choose for their little ones!
With all that said, we do understand that some children (and adults) have a hyper-sensitivity to fragrance and/or oils of any kind. If that is the case, we are sorry, but Dabble & Dollop may not be the best choice for your family.
Yes! And we worked really hard to make this so! We have made every effort to make our products as sustainable and eco-friendly as possible. First, our formulations are cold-processed, meaning absolutely no heat is required to produce them. We only use what is absolutely necessary – and our 3-in-1 products utilize 10 ingredients or fewer. Our founder spent twenty years working in the personal care ingredients industry. She used that knowledge to select ingredients that were sustainably sourced and produced here in the USA. Our bottles are also made using PCR plastic (post-consumer recycled).
Yes, our products are vegan, gluten-free and nut free.
Yes. It was critical that we could ensure our products would not be irritating to skin or eyes, therefore, we engaged a third party laboratory to conduct safety testing comprised of a six week HRIPT (Human Repeated Insult Patch Testing) as well as eye sting test for the tear-free claim. We have been thrilled to hear from many customers that our products are the most gentle they have ever used - even more gentle than some of the "clinical" brands you find in big box retailers.Our 3-in-1 products and conditioners are dermatologist tested ultra-mild, ophthalmologist-tested Certified Tear-Free, Leaping Bunny Certified Cruelty-Free and feature our innovative SmartScent™ ingredient. SmartScent™ utilizes a blend of natural oils and nature identical compounds (formulated to the strictest European Union standards for quality and purity) and is free of known-allergens. This means that even the most sensitive skin can experience the joy of scent and come out of the water smelling as fresh and clean as a Spring morning. Read our reviews and see! If your child has a skin condition such as psoriasis or atopic dermatitis, we suggest you use extra caution when using Dabble & Dollop (or any cosmetic product, for that matter) as skin when compromised is more likely to become irritated.
No. We do not use parabens or phthalates in any of our products.