For the Slime Babies

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Retro Slime Company

When I entered the slime world, I was like Bambi: so sweet and innocent. I knew nothing of the slime world. I thought everything was flowers and daisies and life was simple. You unpackage the slime. You play. Repeat.

And sure, there’s no dark side to the slime world, but it is a little more complicated than I thought. To many, slime isn’t just a toy or a sensory item. It’s a lifestyle. And there are tips and tricks to having a more enjoyable slime experience. So if you’re new here, read on.

If you are just starting out, the best slime to play with is slay or thick slime because it takes a longer time to become sticky during play. Like your Cabbage Patch doll or a sweet new grandbaby, they’re holdable. (Trust, if we could make a slime that smelled like the top of a baby’s head, I promise you it would be done.)

I know you’re excited to get a Retro Slime box, but if you can delay your instant gratification, another tip is to wash your hands before and after play. Continuing the newborn baby metaphor we have going on, a sure-fire way to control the integrity of your slime and to make sure your slime doesn’t get gross, is to approach it with clean hands. This will help you have a better molding and stretching experience and keep your slime healthy and germ-free.

If you aren’t using a clear slime, sometimes people like to put a little bit of lotion on. This helps keep the slime from sticking to your hands. If you are using a clear slime, put some activator on your hands before you play. This has the same effect. For those that have what we call “hot hands” which is no matter what slime sticks to your hands (my husband for instance), we created Hot Hands Barrier. It is an amazing balm that lets anyone play and enjoy slime.

It’s always a good idea to wash your hands after you play with slime because it is a chemical compound. And while it is perfectly non-toxic and safe to play with, it’s always a good idea to wash your hands. I view it as washing hands before dinner. Sure, can I eat dinner without washing my hands and be perfectly ok? Yes. But, it never hurts to clean up a bit.

We are coming out with a more in-depth care guide for slimers but until then if you have any questions about slime care or the best slime for others, feel free to reach out to us.


  1. Savannah “Annie” BreemsReply
    July 9, 2022 at 15:14

    My husband’s hands are the exact same way. Do you guys sell the balm? I’ll check your shop. Thank you!

  2. Melissa OrrReply
    July 7, 2022 at 15:01

    I will share these tips with my daughter!

  3. CaelynReply
    June 13, 2022 at 15:47

    Thanks for the tips!

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