Monday, August 31, 2009

Natural Goodness Giveaway - Last Day to Enter

Hey Y'all!!

I hope this post finds you having a fabulous last day of August! Where on earth has this year gone?


Today is the last day to enter our Natural Goodness Giveaway, which is loaded with cruelty free and vegan natural bath and body products. The drawing will be held on September 4, 2009 and conducted by Random.org. Click above for the rules and entry form.

Thanks for stopping by y'all and have a great day!


Creator Extraordinaire
Cactus & Ivy

Monday, August 17, 2009

Pink Grapefruit Bath & Body

Hey Y'all!

I hope this post finds you having a fabulous day! Pink Grapefruit is another favorite essential oil of mine. It's always a preferred natural oil when I need uplifting with a crisp, vibrant aroma.

Pink Grapefruit Oil {Citrus Paradisi} is used for its sweet and tart aroma to awaken the senses, stimulating the circulation - which helps reduce cellulite, relieve muscle tension, used for oily or acne prone skin, uplift mental stress and a fabulous skin toner, to name a few.

The grapefruit tree grows to over 33 feet in height and California is the leading producer of grapefruit essential oil. The oil is expressed from the fresh peel of the grapefruit and comes in varieties of white, pink and red.


You can find pink grapefruit oil in our Moisture Body Lotion, Body Bath & Massage Elixir, Spring Fever Line, Fresh Breeze Loofah and Cactus Body Wash.

As with other citrus oils, grapefruit oil is photo-sensitizing and should not be used within 4 hours of direct sun exposure.

Thanks for stopping by y'all! Have a great day!!


Creator Extraordiaire
Cactus & Ivy

{ grapefruit picture - care of Istockphoto}

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Natural Bath & Body With Lime

Hey Y'all!

Hope you are having a fantastic day. I am a huge fan of lime and it is available as a scent for our Moisture Body Lotion, Body Bath & Massage Elixir, Cactus Body Wash, Butter Me Up Body Balm and Groovy Hemp Lip Balm. Recently, I created CoCo Lime Body Soap and did so with key lime in mind.


Lime Oil {citrus aurantifolia} also known as the Mexican Lime has a powerful aroma that energizes and revitalizes the body. Native to India, lime oil has the same properties of lemon oil. Lime oil is an astringent, antiseptic, anti-viral, disinfectant, can reduce muscle and joint pain, and is a fabulous oil if you need a pick me up. Lime oil is extracted from the steam distillation of the dried peel or cold compression of the fresh peel.

Because of its intoxicating, crisp and distinct aroma, I love to blend lime with other oils. It lends a 'twang', if you will, to a variety of creations and will forever be an ingredient of choice when I am formulating.

Lime oil is photo sensitizing and should not be used within 4 hours of direct sun exposure. It can also be an irritation to sensitive skin so use with caution.

Thanks for stopping by y'all and I hope you have a fabulous evening!


Creator Extraordinaire
Cactus & Ivy

Wednesday, August 5, 2009