Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day 2010

Hey Y'all!

I hope this post finds you doing well and enjoying your Memorial Day weekend.

Today we remember the men and women of the United States military who paid the ultimate price for our great nation. At 3pm today, please join in on a national moment of remembrance.

To the brave men and women who served our country with honor and courage, may you rest in peace, for you are not forgotten!

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

Cactus & Ivy

Friday, May 28, 2010

Buzz Off, Flies!

Hey Y'all!!

I hope this post finds you doing well. It is that time of year when the flies really bother our four legged friends. Several years ago, I created Natural Buzz Off Horse Spray to give my horses relief from the pesky and annoying buzz of flies, gnats, horseflies and other flying pests.

Our neighbor, Clint, ropes in his spare time and is also a Farrier. I asked him to put my creation to the test for 30 days. Here's what he had to say:

"What really surprised me was the effectiveness of the spray after I worked my horses. I figured that the spray would lose its kick after working the horses in 90 degree temperatures for hours at a time. I have really been impressed by the product, especially since it is "All Natural". I am now and will forever be a customer!"

I was so happy to have the opinion of someone that is constantly working around horses. Clint now markets Natural Buzz Off Horse Spray to all his horseshoeing clients and roping buds! In addition to the spray, we also offer Natural Horse Bug Off Bug Balm and are adding Natural Horse Hoof It Butter and Natural Buzz Off Horse Shampoo.

Thanks for stopping by y'all and I hope you have a fantastic and safe Memorial Day weekend!

Creator Extraordinaire

Cactus & Ivy

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Serene | A Fabulous Soap for All Skin Types

Hey y'all!

I hope this post finds you having a fabulous day! I'd like to introduce you to a soap that has proven to be one of our most loved and best seller!

Serene Face & Body Soap is unscented and full of moisturizing and nourishing oils that are gentle to your skin, whether it is sensitive, mature or baby.

Serene Face & Body Soap is superfatted and gentle and perfect for all skin types. While I can't make claims about Serene, I can pass along a couple testimonials from our customers.

"I wanted to tell you how pleased I have been with the products I ordered from you last week! The Serene soap is so wonderful for my sensitive skin. It is so amazingly moisture-filled and has made my hands look years younger" - Louise, SC
"I am more than pleased with my Serene soap. I have been using it only for about four days. It makes my face feel so clean and soft. One of my co-workers even asked me if I was wearing new makeup. I told her it was the soap. If it makes me look better in just four days of use I can hardly wait until I have used it for a lengthy period of time. Thank you so much. I will never use store bought soaps or cleansers again" - Wanda, TN

Now, don't take my word for it, take the word of Louise and Wanda. I do have to agree with them though. Not because I am the manufacturer of Serene Face & Body Soap. It's because I am also a customer.

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

Lisa M. Rodgers
Cactus & Ivy

Monday, May 17, 2010

Personal Care Truth | It's Finally Here!

Hey y'all

I hope this post finds you doing well. It's been a while since a post, my apologies. Today is a wonderful day for me. A few months ago I had a dream about all the misconceptions and half truths surrounding the cosmetic industry. I woke the next day with a feeling of urgency that something had to be done.

I contacted my uber cool surfing friend on the left coast, Kristin Fraser Cotte. Kristin is the CEO of The Grapeseed Company, located in California. I told Kristin about my dream, hoping she wouldn't hang the phone up mid sentence. Thankfully, Kristin listened, agreed and then we started working on a plan.

I'd like to introduce you to Personal Care Truth!

Personal Care Truth is not about scare tactics, generalizations, fear mongering, or hopping aboard what’s considered trendy at the moment.

Personal Care Truth is about education, facts, questions, research, sharing knowledge, and empowering consumers to make the choice that’s right for their families. We welcome your questions and submissions; let’s combine our resources and share scientific based information on personal care products with the world.

We believe it is more powerful to provide information to educate and empower YOU as opposed to scaring you with information that has not been backed by science.

You know how much I love feedback and I'd love to hear what you have to say. Leave your comments here or hop on over to Personal Care Truth and give us your thoughts.

If you're on Twitter, we can be found @prsnalcaretruth

Thanks for stopping by y'all. Hope you have a great day!

Creator Extraordinaire
Cactus & Ivy