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MacDaddy Milkers – Bath Bombs Anyone Can Afford

It’s another Mama’s Tub Time feature!


This month we are showcasing MacDaddy Milkers


When it comes to using bath bombs, I use a lot. I mean, like several a week people. This can add up in cost over time. If you love bath bombs but cannot afford to shell out $6 to $10 per bomb, but still want a fun and moisturizing bath bomb, them MacDaddy Milkers are the ones for you.


MacDaddy Milkers features a package where you can buy (30) 2.5 ounce bath bombs for only $30!


All of her orders are made to order, so you can tell her to make the batch you most desire. Here are her options:

Her fragrances are:

Bay Rum, Beach, Beautiful, Bamboo Grass, Brown Sugar Fig, Butt Naked, Cashmere Glow, Champagne Kisses, Cherry Almond, Cucumber Melon, Fresh Linen, French Gardenia, Honey Milk and Oatmeal, Honeysuckle, Hot Pink Lime, Jasmine, Kool Water, Love Spell, Pina Colada,Pomegranate, Sweet Pea, Urban Cowboy, Vera Wang Coconut Lime Verbena, and Very Sexy.

The Essential oils she uses are:

Jasmine, Lavender, Tea Tree, Peppermint, Spearmint, Lemon Grass, Citrus, and Eucalyptus.


Once you have selected the smell/oil you want, you can easily place your order. If you want them wrapped for presentation that is a small additional fee. These bath bombs are perfect when you need to buy a large quantity like for a baby shower, wedding party or birthday event. It is perfect for sorority gatherings too, as they make for a fun gift to give your littles or bigs.

What this Mama loves about MacDaddy Milkers bath bombs are

  1. Their price! Anyone can afford them
  2. Even the 2.5 ounce bombs fill your normal size tube with coloring & scent
  3. They have enough moisturizing agents to soften your skin without greasing up your tub


MacDaddy not only makes custom bath bombs, but they have a super collection of Goat Milk Soaps.


The MacDaddy Milkers have their own goats! Their registered Nubien dairy goats give us the milk used in their soaps.


Most of us don’t know that beautiful skin starts with the best moisturizing, skin-loving oils and goat milk soap takes it a step further with it richness and alpha hydroxy. Eczema – gone. Dry skin – gone. Softness and clear skin is the result. – MacDaddy Milkers


Their Goat Milk Soaps are so creamy and luxurious to use. By using a goat milk product you are not only cleansing but moisturizing your skin in a safe and natural way. Once I switched to a goat milk based cleansing bar a few years ago I have not need able to stand liquid soaps – those liquid soaps give my body a slimy feeling. When I use a goat milk product I feel clean and soft.


With the winter months approaching we are coming upon so bitter cold and dry weather. My skin lacks the moisture it requires in the Ohio winters. As soon as I step out of the shower I MUST apply lotion. My poor skin is getting more dry with age. The great news is that the goat milks used in the soaps above are also used in the MacDaddy Milkers lotion line. This gives my skin the final line of defense it needs.


The ingredients: MacDaddy Milker’s super emollient, ultra-moisturizing All Natural Goat Milk Lotion is made with all-natural goat milk, distilled water, sweet almond oil, avocado oil, emulsifying wax, palm steric acid, shea butter, vitamin E (as a natural preservative) and fragrance.


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Many bath product companies make Sugar Scrubs. Eh. I have used a ton of them. But the homemade ones never seen as nice as the store bought ones…until now! I am super pumped up about MacDaddy Milkers Sugar Scrubs! Typically a sugar scrub will get clumpy, the oil will rise to the top and leave you will half the jar of just scrub without any moistener, and then I sadly toss it out, feeling like such a waste.  MacDaddy Milkers did some sort of magic on their scrubs and came up with a mixture that is not only smooth, but its soft and full of oil throughout the container. I do not have to mix it up before use like a jar of organic peanut butter, but I can just take some right off the top without fear of getting a dry bottom half of the jar.  I cannot tell you how perfect these scrubs are.


Zoku Quick Pop Maker Review

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Zoku Quick Pop Maker Review


Zoku is known for their housewares, one of which being the Quick Pop Maker. If you have not heard of Zoku and their fun, creative and unique product line, then take a look at some of their amazing product’s here. They are most known from their Quick Pop Maker and Ice Cream Maker. This article will focus on the Quick Pop Maker.

“Freeze ice pops in as little as seven minutes with the patented Zoku Quick Pop® Maker! Make striped pops, yogurt pops, or even flavored core pops right on your countertop without electricity. To enjoy Quick Pops at a moment’s notice, simply store the compact base in your freezer.”

The moment I opened the box that the Quick Pop Maker came in my friend said, “It’s so pretty!” Shortly followed by, “It is so compact, it wont take up hardly any room in your freezer!” She was spot on. This product is so ascetically pleasing that you can set it out at a party and people will be visually drawn to it. But looks are not everything. It’s what is on the inside that counts too. Zoku spent months on research, testing and prototypes to create what we have available for purchase today. The patented cold core can freeze liquids and yogurts in only 7 to 9 minutes! Instant satisfaction.


How To:
  1. Freeze your Quick Pop Maker for 8+ hours
  2. Insert pop sticks into the molds
  3. Pour chilled juice into the molds up to the fill line
  4. Watch it freeze for 7-9 minutes

Watch How To Video Here

Character_Kit-TN-4_8bca4c76-b459-42e8-9747-c7f0b63576cbThe Quick Pop Maker comes in 3 sizes, Triple Quick Pop Maker, Duo Quick Pop Maker and the Single Quick Pop Maker. There are more accessories then you can imagine! Some examples are the Character Kit.

“Give your pops some personality with the Zoku Character Kit. Create animals, faces, and your own designs or follow the included instructions to bring your pops to life. Go ahead, play with your food!”

The Social Media Kit lets you make fun designs like a thumbs up symbol, a winking smiley face and other Chocolate_Station-TN-4_54d7d1a5-8636-409d-acdf-75a70ee18293emoticons, letters and numbers and many more options. They have a Storage Case, which is so helpful. You create your liquid, make 3 delicious pops but your tummy fills up. This storage case allows you to store up to 6 pops. Perfect for grabbing a pop in a pinch.  They also went the extra mile and created a Chocolate Station!

“Dip, drop, drip and drizzle your way to enjoying your Quick Pops like never before. The Zoku Chocolate Station adds chocolate shells, sprinkles, and toppings to your favorite Zoku Quick Pops! Pick one up and enjoy gourmet pops at your chocolate-covered fingertips.”

ZK123_Frog_4Once you get addicted to your Quick Pop Maker you are able to expand your collection with Pop & Ice Molds. These molds do not instantly freeze your pop, but instead need to be placed into a freezer for several hours. They have Round Pop Molds, Fish Pop Molds (I adore the whale and scuba diver), Character Pops (check out Stewie the Turtle and those sweet little legs), and even an Ice Ball Mold. The Ice Ball Mold allows you to make one large ice ball to keep you drink cool over a long period of time without a quick melt causing a diluted drink. Perfect for keeping your drink tasty and cool on hot summer days.

Zoku Quick Pop Maker’s are available at the following retailers:

Zoku Tips and Tricks

  • Always put the stick in first, before pouring.
  • DON’T over pour. It leads to it being more difficult to remove. Pour slowly until you get a feel for the depth.
  • Do not wait too long to remove pop from maker. It gets harder to remove.
  • Turn the remover tool until you see the pop start to move away from the sides. The pop is now free. Untwist the removal tool before removing your pop.
  • NEVER yank the stick if your pop is stuck.
  • If your pop is stuck because you overfilled it, pour some cool water on top. If that doesn’t loosen it then use lukewarm water.

How to Make Watermelon Zoku Quick Pops

This is such a kid friendly recipe. You can have your a toddler assist you in making this pop. Watermelon has such a high water content, that makes it a perfect beginner pop to try with your child.  The beauty of Zoku Quick Pop Makers is that you can add the ingredients that you desire. I am able to give my children healthy and dye free pops any time. 

  1. Take 1/4 of a watermelon and chop into small, bit-sized pieces
  2. Add 2 tablespoons of sugar to the melon pieces
  3. Blend melon and sugar using a handheld mixer
  4. Pour mixture into Zoku Quick Pop Maker
  5. Let freeze for 8 minutes
  6. Enjoy!


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How to Make Creamy Blueberry Zoku Quick Pops

Another super kid friendly recipe. They can help you scoop the ice cream, pour the milk and even wash the blueberries!

  1. Place clean blueberries into blender or hand mixer safe container
  2. Scoop 1 – 1.5 cups of vanilla ice cream into mixture
  3. Add 1/3 cup of milk
  4. Blend well (if too thick to pour into mold add milk)
  5. Pour into Zoku Quick Pop Maker
  6. Freeze for 8 minutes
  7. Enjoy!



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How to make Homemade HE Laundry Soap

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When it comes to my family’s laundry I am sort of a snob. I only use Dreft, all natural products, or my own homemade soap. I don’t like all the chemicals and additives in all the main line brands. Nothing against them, they just aren’t for me. While my family is not chemical free or fully 100% organic, I try to make changes that will benefit us in the long term, and by reducing our chemical intake, I believe, will be extremely beneficial. I could probably step up my laundry game and become even more eco-friendly with the likes of a Yirego portable washing machine. But that’ll be a post for another day if I decide to take on the challenge. For now, let’s talk soap.

I researched and spoke with trusted friends and sources. I finally came up with my own concoction. I needed my soap to be safe for a high efficiency washing machine. The machines now a days have super smart computers in them. They can read, calculate and measure way beyond anything a simple mind like mind could imagine. The main issue with soaps, and what can and cannot be used in these washers, is the suds factor. If the suds grow and spread out too much the machines computer will be thrown off and the clothes will not be washed properly. It can also result in an overflow! No one ever wants to walk into their laundry area with an overflowing scarey shaking washing machine! You also risk breaking your washing machine, which would be a disaster. Although, it is pretty easy to find a repair company – just search online for appliance repairs and your location, e.g. Domestic Appliance Repairs London. But nevertheless, the last thing you want is a broken washing machine.


By using the correct ingredients and ratios you can avoid the unwanted suds and not harm your machine.

What you’ll need:

  • 1 Bar of Fels-Naptha
  • Borax Detergent Booster
  • Super Washing Soda

Your ratio will be:

1 shredded bar of Fels-Naptha (2 cups shredded)

2 cups of Borax

2 cups of Super Washing Soda

Mix well & use 2 to 3 tablespoons per load depending on size of load.


* I have had no issues with my clothing or washing machine. However, I am not responsible for any damage/harm done to your clothing, machinery or user. If any physical reactions occur please contact your primary care doctor immediately.