Thursday, December 31, 2009

Goodbye 2009

Hey Y'all!!

As we close the book on 2009, I'd like to thank you for a fabulous year! I wish you much happiness and success the New Year can bring.

As always, I am very interested in your feedback. If there is something you would like to see Cactus & Ivy manufacture in 2010, please let me know!

Thanks again for your business and I look forward to serving your spa, bath and body product needs in 2010!

Creator Extraordinaire
Cactus & Ivy

Thursday, December 24, 2009


Hey Y'all!

I hope this post finds you doing well. Cactus & Ivy uses the highly moisturizing oil of Cranberry Seed. It is the only carrier oil available with a one to one ratio of Omega 6 (linoleic) to Omega 3 (alpha-linolenic) fatty acids. It also contributes to the lipid barrier protection of the skin and helps with moisture retention. It is rich in tocopherols (vitamin E), Vitamin A, tocotrienols, phospholipids and phytosterols. Cranberry seed oil can aid in the relief of itchy, scaly, irritated skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.

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Our Cran Citrus Scrub is a creamy delight for your skin. A sunny yellow body polish with bright red specks of cranberry seeds for extra exfoliation. Lemongrass gives this polish an invigorating and crisp aroma.

Here's another item I would like to share with you. My Mom makes an awesome Cranberry Salad that has become a staple at all our family gatherings. Now I'm a gal that enjoys food and this stuff is good enough to eat all by itself! Yummers!!

Cranberry Salad

16oz + 13oz Sugarless Cherry Jello
2 pks Cranberries, ground

1 c Sugar or Spenda

1 Ground Apple with peel

3/4 c Chopped Celery

Optional & totally worth adding

1 small can Crushed Pineapple

1 c Chopped Pecans

Let cranberries sit in sugar (Splenda) for 1/2 an hour after they are ground. Mix Jello with 3 cups of water. Add to the rest of the ingredients and put in the fridge.

Thanks for stopping by y'all. Happy Holidays to you and yours!

Creator Extraordinaire
Cactus & Ivy

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Gift Certificate | Natural Bath and Body Products

Hey Y'all!!

I hope this post finds you doing well. Some say gift cards/certificates are so impersonal. I say no way! I'd much rather receive one from a family member or friend, especially if they don't know my tastes. Then I am free to buy exactly what I want. If you are anything like me, you are particular about bath and body products.

Cactus & Ivy offers gift certificates in any denomination you choose. You may order your gift certificate from the Cactus & Ivy home page or on the products page.

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

Creator Extraordinaire
Cactus & Ivy

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Recycle to Help St Judes Ranch

Hey Y'all!!

I hope this post finds you having a super duper Tuesday! About a month or so ago, my Mom called to ask me to find a place to recycle the tops of the previous years Christmas cards. So, after a brief search online, I came across St. Jude's Ranch for Children Recycled Card Program.

For thirty years, the Recycled Card Program has been in place. Along with volunteers, the children remove the fronts from donated cards and attach a new back. As it states on their website, "The benefits are two-fold: customers receive "green" holiday cards for use and the children receive payment for their work and learn the benefits and importance of "going green".

This is such a wonderful way to give your cards another life and to also brighten the lives of so many. They are presently accepting cards through February 28, 2010. Please take a moment to visit the
Recycled Card Program at St. Jude's Ranch for Children for more information and where to send your cards. You'll be glad you did!

Warm fuzzies to y'all and thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

Creator Extraordinaire
Cactus & Ivy