Sweet Pea flowers are in full bloom and so is the heat of the summer! During summer here in the Rocky Mountains you can always tell when we have achieved hot weather when the Sweet Peas burst forth and cherries are in abundance. With that in mind join us in celebrating our favorite early summer flower by lavishing your body in our Sweet Pea line of products!
Ahhh Sweet Pea…
Sweet Pea is one of our most popular fragrance lines. Our offerings include our large bar of soap, 1/4 bar soaps and hand and body lotions. As to be expected each of these products are made with the highest quality all natural/organic based raw goods you have come love about Cimarron Creek Essentials. Even though this product line is made with one of our fragrance oils rest assured that it is paraben, phthalate and formaldehyde free. Be sure to check them out plus here are some other fun facts about my beloved Sweet Pea.
Did you know, according to teleflora, the meaning of the Sweet Pea, in the language of flowers, is “Delicate or blissful pleasure.” This enchanting flower remains a favorite fragrant blossom used in many types of arrangements and bouquets. There is a wide variety of species to choose from. They have been around since the 17th century and have been cultivated since.
Although not native to Colorado, and are actually considered to be a weed, I still love these flowers! They are vibrant and beautiful and truth be-told not fragrant but add a huge “pop” of color to any flower bouquet.
Save 10% for the month of July on all Sweet Pea products! Stock up now so you have this amazing fragrance all summer long. Did you know you can send it as a gift to friends, family or use it in your guest quarters to share?! We are more than happy to pass it around. Don’t forget to use the coupon code: SOTMJ17 at check out.
I to look forward to enjoying the Sweet Peas while they last and adding my soap and lotion to my own bathrooms to keep relish in them as much as possible!
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Til’ Next Time,
2017 Is Here
Welcome to 2017! I love the New Year as it is 365 days for new adventures. We look forward to you joining us on some. 🙂
New for 2017
With it now 2017 we are looking forward to launching two new product lines!
After much review and comments from you our customers we are excited to announce that the long awaited Liquid Soaps are on their way back. That’s right folks shampoos, body washes and liquid foaming hand soap is just around the corner. Formulas are in test marketing now and packaging and labeling are almost complete. If you have every got the chance to talk with me personally you will know that this part takes me the longest as it has to be just so and I am VERY PICKY.
Second we are going to have Therapeutic Balms. Arnica, Immune Booster, and Sinus are just a few of what are to become available. These will be available before the end of January. Be sure you subscribe to our blog and/or newsletter so you don’t miss the opportunity to be the first in getting these new items.
As we get closer to these becoming available we will be sending out more information on each product so be on the lookout.
Holiday Closure and Inventory
With it being a new year comes inventory. Yep, we count every last little piece and weigh every last raw good and this VERY time consuming. Myself and my worker bees will be doing this from January 1st through January 8th reopening for the new year on January 9th. This also gives me a chance to kick back and relax for a couple of days between the craziness of the inventory and diving head first in to 2017!
Fun & Quirky Facts
Did you know that January 1st has other fun National Holidays besides New Years? Well it is National Bloody Mary Day and Polar Bear Swim Day! Just to name a few.
I love Bloody Marys so I thought I would include my recipe for you to check out! Click on the link or pop over to our Blog where you can find it always. Do you have your own recipe to share? I am always up to try something new and delicious.
As far as the Polar Bear Swim Day those people are just flat crazy! I can’t imagine actually jumping into freezing cold water by choice. I had to unclog our ditch yesterday that runs in front of our property because it was flooding us out. It was 13 degrees outside and I swear the water was the same temp. NOT FUN! I think I now I must go get my sweater, I get cold just thinking about it. Brrrrr…… I just had to find out more on this now annual event and found it is a world-wide event. Here is a fun read!
So on that note we again want to wish you a Happy New Year!
‘Til Next Time,
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End Of Year Sales Event is here!
Waking up early this morning, I am sooo not a morning person, I met this morning with nervous excitement as I prepared for our first every End Of Year Sales Event! Coffee in hand, I was on Facebook posting the event, sharing it across my groups and running my first ever boosted offer through Facebook. With in minutes, ok more like 60, I had everything set and *BAM* the first response and order hits me! Pure ELATION! Now comes the packing and shipping of the order. What could possibly take down my high?!
“Due to the text in your Ad you are paying more than you should.” received this from Facebook Ads Manager. Bummer…… Yet I am glad they notified me let’s fix this and keep rolling!
Let’s dive in to the Help Center and get informed. Yes, I paid for a boosted Offer and am seriously wanting the biggest bang for my buck. Every smart business person wants this. Advertising is expensive so it’s a no brainer to immediately drop what you are doing and make the changes necessary. So off I go into Facebook Help Land and see that it should be a simple fix. Yeah! I just need to adjust my image from all text to adding a graphic behind it and making the font 20% or less of the entire image. Ok so here is what I created instead:
This is not as informative as I would like it to be but, it’s pretty….. Hoping this resolves the issue as it is now in the review process. Fingers crossed and putting faith in to the Facebook guru’s that is doesn’t make shoppers look past it.
Positive mental attitude is what it’s all about people!
Now back to the shoppers and getting orders out to all who will be capitalizing on this great event. I will be checking my Ad Manager frequently as I watch to analytics of this event progress throughout the week. 🙂 Regardless of what it reports I am huge into positive mental attitude and will take all things with this event as a learning opportunity.
Until next time,
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It’s been sometime since my last blog but have a new resolve to keep it going for the new year! Many new and exciting things are in store for 2017 and we look forward to sharing them with you. 🙂 But we are not there yet so we will finish out December and what’s going on. Also we’ve added some great features for this year too so let’s fill you on those. So here we go!
New Things Reviewed for 2016
I’ve have been working very hard on many things this past year to help our branding, increase our high quality customer service and just an over all better running of all things business!
First, we have been busting at the seams increasing our Social Networking and want to make sure you know where you can find us. As you probably know we have our Facebook page, if you haven’t already, pop over and “Like” our page. We have upped our game and added Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter too! Come and follow us on all or pick your favorite as we will be doing posts, tweets, photo sharing, contests and more.
Second, we now have a “Live Chat” enabled on our site so while you are shopping and have a question, you’ll find the green tab on the right hand side of your screen. We are here to help and love this new feature.
Last, we have been working hard to update all of our photos in our shopping cart on all of our products! This has been a time-consuming task and, to be honest, still happening. We’d love to hear your thoughts on them.
End of December Happenings
Participate in our first EVER End Of Year Sale that is going to be happening from December 26th – 31st, 2016 where everyone will be able to shop our amazing products at a store wide savings of 30% off all in stock items, no coupon necessary. In addition, if you spend $100 plus you will get FREE SHIPPING! Stock your cupboards, get ahead on your gift giving for next year and be sure to share these great savings with others.
End Of Year Sale 2016
Just a reminder we will be closed December 24th & 25th so we can spend time with our friends and families! We want to wish you a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Joyous Kwanzaa or which ever way you celebrate Happy Holidays. May you spend time with those that matter most. 🙂
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Our Spring & Summer Line for 2016 is here!
We are excited to see that March is has arrived and with that our Spring & Summer Line is now available and ready for purchase! This year our line consists of fresh and fruity scents Coconut Lime Verbena, Ginger Peach & Raspberry Lemonade, our floral addition is Kai, and our lemony-green, brand new fragrance, Lemongrass Basil. Each one of these fragrances is fresh and a perfect addition to herald in the the Spring & Summer!
Coconut Lime Verbena – A great blend of just that; limes, coconuts and verbena refreshing your senses for the day ahead of you. (One of my personal favorites!)
Ginger Peach – A soothing-yet-spicy blend of ginger, juicy peach and black tea. Fresh and fruity and perfect for the Spring and Summer months!
Raspberry Lemonade – Our Raspberry Lemonade has all of the sweetness of ripe red raspberries bursting with flavor and the tangy-ness of fresh squeezed lemons.
Kai – A beautiful blend of exotic magnolias and lilies that will knock your socks off! This blend is for the floral lover who is looking for something new and exciting!
Lemongrass Basil – New this year is our Lemongrass Basil! A refreshing bright zip of lemon with notes of green and accents of basil.
All of the above scents are available in our Full Bar and 1/4 Bar handcrafted all natural soaps. Plus, you can treat yourself or someone special to a 1/4 Bar Stack that is a sampler pack of all five fragrances! This is perfect for Mother’s Day, Birthdays, Shower Gifts and more. Which one will be your favorite?! Mine? Well the jury is still out but I am a “Lime Loving” girl so my favorite in the past has been the Coconut Lime Verbena but the new Lemongrass Basil is amazing!
Next we have our 2oz and 8oz Hand and Body Lotion that are the perfect pairing for your soap. The 2oz is perfect to take in your purse or traveling as it will pass through TSA without a hitch. These are a great addition to make a gift set with one of our 1/4 Bar or Full bars of soap.
Exfoliation is key to keeping your skin looking fabulous especially on your feet during Spring and Summer when you run around with sandals, flip-flops or barefoot! I know…..some of us do this year round so it great to do year round. We offer Sugar Scrub Cubes that not only exfoliate but also deeply moisturize. These are in a 3/4″ x 3/4″ cube form that is a perfect size for a single serving scrub from neckline to your toes. (not recommended for your face…..too aggressive for tender facial skin) You can also easily cut these down for doing just your feet or hands. When “focus scrubbing” is cut mine into fourths for better control and less waste.
BATH BOMBS!! I always mentally say that using the ring announcers voice just before a boxing or MMA match. Some things just are fun to say don’t you think? Well currently we offer our Coconut Lime Verbena in our Bath Bombs and they make a great addition to any bath! Our kiddos and tweens are especially enthralled with these. They soften the water, soften the skin, and smell absolutely amazing. Just take showers?! No problem put one in the bottom of your shower (out of the way of your feet) and enjoy the aromatherapy it has to offer.
Enjoy our Spring & Summer Line
Don’t miss out your chance to get some of these great products as they are only here until August and then when they are sold out! Curious about the all natural and organic based raw goods we use in our products? Check out our ingredient list!
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Lavender: March 2016 Scent of the Month
We are excited to announce that our Lavender Product Line is our scent of the month for March. This widely loved scent is available in almost all of the products we make. You can find it in our handcrafted soap, both in the standard bar size and quarter bar size, our hand and body lotion, in both sizes, bath bombs, salt soaks, synergy blends and massage creams. Oh my!
We use only the highest quality, therapeutic grade, of Lavender Essential oil that we import from the Provence of France. It is the true traditional Lavender smell that carries through in our products regardless of what product we implement it in. Lavender is one of the oldest essential oils and can be traced back to ancient times of the Greek and Roman eras. It has been used to anoint the bodies of people for centuries for it’s fragrance properties alone, but of course for the aromatherapy and healing benefits as well. It is truly one of the most versatile essential oils and easily found. You do want to be conscious when buying your essential oils based on what you are using them for. As with anything there is a reason you can buy from one brand and it be significantly less than an other. We will get into that a little further down.
The most commonly known aromatherapy properties are that it reduces stress and tension, has a calming effect, and helps with sleep. Yet these are just the tip of the iceberg! Did you know that Lavender is known to be antibacterial, anti-fungal, and can be used as astringent as well?!
According to Linda Walker’s “The Skin Care Ingredient Hand Book,” lavender oil’s natural soothing properties and ability to reduce inflammation allow it to treat skin redness and conditions such as burns, eczema and psoriasis. It is also an excellent in repairing damaged skin.
When using lavender essential oil, or any essential oil for that matter, you want to make sure that you are using only the best. Sure you can buy cheap oils but when doing so you are also negating the benefits of said oil. To reap the benefits of Lavender Essential Oil you want to make sure that it has been processed through steam distillation. Each oil has its own process of acquiring the oil so do your research on what method is used and then research the company you are getting them from to ensure you are not getting an oil that was chemically stripped from it’s source! Chemically stripped oils really defeat the purpose of using them don’t you think?
That being said there are also different grades of essentials oils. You have therapeutic grade and “pure” essential oils. They are not one in the same. For any type of aromatherapy you want to be using therapeutic grade essential oils. Yes they cost more, and you need to double check that you are buying therapeutic grade, but the results are greatly different.
Savings for you
As we stated above Lavender, in the full line, is on sale this month at 10% off! Click on the banner below to be redirected to all of the products in our store. I am sure you won’t be able to live with out any of them. Happy shopping!
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Lemongrass Basil Soap
Our Lemongrass Basil soap is about to launch and we can’t be more excited!! I love to make discover new fragrances and then figure out what to do with them. This great handmade soap is going to be the latest addition to our Spring/Summer Line of soaps and lotions. Be sure to check out all the items we offer as they are only available from March to August each year and when sold out not available again until the next Spring.
It Smells Sooooo Good
We formulated this scent to be an eye opening get up and go fragrance that is perfect for man, women or child. Besides it smelling awesome why Lemongrass Basil you ask? Well let’s break it down…..
Lemongrass Essential Oil – This oil has a magnificent fresh citrusy and earthy scent. It’s aroma invokes the scenes of clarity while being invigorating for all. It also has great antiseptic properties that help in combating acne and greasy skin.
Sweet Basil Essential Oil – The addition of Sweet Basil helps to round out the earthy side of this scent while bringing many benefits. It is helpful in opening up your sinuses and to stimulate the circulatory system especially in the respiratory system.
And there you have it. Why take an average shower or bath when you can only enhance the experience with this great soap?!
We love to add ingredients to our amazing handcrafted soaps that will exfoliate while you wash! We have included poppy seeds to this soap so you get a gentle polish each and every time you use it. If you have dry skin one of the best ways to combat it is to exfoliate on a regular basis as to remove the dead, dry skin on the surface so it doesn’t continue wick away creating a constant cycle of dryness. If you are one who suffers from dry skin try combing our handcrafted soap and hand and body lotions! You’ll love the difference it makes!
Here is your first look at what is coming as our Lemongrass Basil soap! We are excited to get it cured and on our shelf ready for you. Be sure to “like” or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter where we will be keeping you up to speed as this great product becomes available. Plus, I know we will be giving away a bar as part of the launch. 😉
Who’s excited about this soap and pairing lotion? Oh,oh….pick me, PICK ME! Let us know what you think and comment below. Don’t forget to subscribe to our blog so you can see our new product roll outs, get information, and maybe a recipe or two!
‘Til next time,
The Day of Love
Valentine’s Day 2016 is just around the corner and are you ready to celebrate the official day of love? Well we are with our great products and a few Limited Supply items available for you! We thought it would be also fun to share a couple of links for other ideas from Valentine themed sayings to a DIY video to spruce up your gift this year!
Limited Supply Items
To start it off we have our Key To My Heart Gift Set. It has a little bit of everything with a sugar scrub, bath bombs, massage cream, handcrafted soap, and a sparkle lip balm. It is available in XOXO or Strawberries & Champagne fragrances. Next is our Conversation Gift Soap. and it too comes in the choice of our XOXO or Strawberries & Champagne fragrances with a fun saying on each that are fun for kids, teachers, co-workers or your special someone. Last is our Layered Heart Gift Soap and is a great stand alone handmade soap or add it to another gift! All of these items are only here through the 14th of February so get yours before they are gone.
Items Available Year Round
You can always find our Bath/Shower Bombs, Lip Gloss, Beard Oils and more in our shop where you can treat yourself or send to others as gifts for any occasion! They make great stand alone gifts or add them to your other items for a custom gift designed by you!
Show a little love with a fun DIY
Now for some fun with an added touch for your gift. This is from Nashville Wraps where you can find fun packaging ideas for any occasion, of course including Valentine’s Day. They have posted a how to link on YouTube for making ribbon hearts and I think they are the perfect addition. See for you self! I think they are super cute and can be used not only for Valentine’s Day but for a wedding or shower idea too.
Happy Valentine’s Day
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Til next time,
Cold Winter Weather Giving you Winter Skin?
Yikes! Can you believe we are already mid January? The new year is already on a roll and the cold has set in so chapped, dry skin and hair have begun. Whether you are enjoying this winter by being outside and participating in outdoor adventures or just making those walks/runs between your car, home or office winter is here and it is effecting your skin!I am getting calls, texts, emails and stopped on the street with questions on how to combat already chapped, dry skin and hair plus, how to prevent it!
It all comes down to the moisture content of your skin and hair is what I tell them. My first response is drink lots and LOTS of water so that your body can naturally flush the toxins and chemicals out of your body. After that let’s create deep retaining moisture so it gives a barrier against the harsh cold weather. Yes those up North have different conditions than those in the middle and southern states but the answer is the same! We offer a great line of products to help you combat Winter Skin so let’s break them down and explain what they can do for you and why they help.
Ingredients Are Key
Your skin is the largest organ your body has and we sometimes forget that so it is key that what you know what you put on your skin and why to get that healthy glowing appearance during any season.
It is always best to use only products that contain all natural ingredients so that what you are applying to your skin isn’t creating more of a problem (of course this is barring any allergies that one may have) through the use of harsh chemicals, synthetics and petroleum. Petroleum wicks away the Vitamins A & D from your skin which are vital nutrients needs to repair and replace damaged skin cells. When applying products with petroleum in them creates and endless cycle of dryness that can lead to chapped and even cracked skin.
There are many different levels of even natural ingredients so you want to ensure you aren’t using a “natural” ingredient that has actually been chemically stripped to produce it. It really defeats the purpose don’t you think? We use only the highest quality raw ingredients that have been thoroughly researched on the methods they use and where they come from. In return this gives us only the highest quality products we offer to you!
Meet My Hand & Body Lotion
Now let’s get down to what we have to help you! I would like to introduce you to my Hand & Body Lotion (it’s fabulous, just sayin’)! It is a rich cream where a little bit goes a long way, is easily absorbed by your skin, plus leaves your hands soft, supple and velvety smooth. Oh yes it is truly that good.
In private test marketing and from customer testimonials, I have had people tell me that they can wash their hands two to three times before they have to reapply. (individual results may vary) That is huge!
We use only the highest quality of all natural/organic based raw goods when making our Hand & Body Lotion. First we start off with using triple purified water that goes through a reverse osmosis water system to remove all of the heavy minerals and chemicals out of our water source. Our proprietary blend of oils offers up multiple levels of moisturizing benefits. We use Cocoa Butter, Sesame Seed Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, and Vegetable Glycerine and here is why……
Cocoa Butter is an oil that is naturally soothing to the skin and is readily absorbed. It is high in fatty acids, a natural source of antioxidants, Vitamin E and other vitamins and minerals. Because of these great properties it sooth, hydrates and balances the skin. Plus, it helps to keep skin supple helping guard against cracking because applying topically it creates a barrier between skin and the environment. We also use it because we have found that it has helped our clients with eczema and dermatitis, but again individual results will vary.
Sesame Seed Oil:
Sesame Oil is chalk full of many different vitamins and minerals. We love it in our lotion because of the Zinc, Vitamin B6, and Copper. Zinc is a mineral that is essential in producing collagen giving your skin more elasticity. It aids in repairing damaged tissues, soothing burns and aids in skin related issues. The Vitamin B6 helps maintain the overall condition of your skin and has been know in treating a number of different skin problems including eczema, dry skin and psoriasis. Copper plays a significant role in the synthesis of collagen and is also actively involved in the the production of elastin keeping the skin flexible, helps avoid sagging and having wrinkles, giving your skin a more youthful appearance.
Sweet Almond Oil:
Sweet Almond Oil a light oil that penetrates the skin and hair easily. Because it has emollient properties, it has the ability to rejuvenate, soften and condition the skin and by doing such improving the tone and complexion. It also protects from sun damage and signs of aging. It is high in fatty acids and contains vitamins A and E making it well suited for problem, dry and itchy skin.
Vegetable Glycerine is amazing humectant! What is a humectant you say? Well it draws moisture out of the air onto the skin but also acts as a barrier and keeps the moisture in as well. Glycerine is easily absorbed and deeply penetrates making it soft, smoothing the skin texture and plumping it for a younger look. It is a perfect ingredient to combat dry and irritated skin.
In addition to these amazing ingredients we finish off the production of our lotion by using Specialty Denatured Alcohol (SDA-40D), BTMS Emulsifying Wax, and Fragrance Oils, Essential Oils or adding none of the above for those of our customers with allergies or scent aversion.
The SDA-40D is our full spectrum anti-mold, yeast, bacterial, fungal and viral preservative. Ever get to much lotion out of your bottle and then scrape it back in to save for a later date? Well you have just contaminated the whole bottle with what might be hanging out on your hands, yes people we are talking about germs, chemicals, food, etc. This is why we use the SDA-40D, as it doesn’t allow fun things to be grown in the lotion. No one and I repeat NO ONE wants to have a living petri dish alive and growing little nasties (microbial) that they then would put on their skin. Yuck! Plus it dissipates in less than 30 seconds and we have tested our lotions for two years ensuring that if there are no outside contaminates are introduced we maintain a sterile formula.
We use BTMS Emulsifying Wax to combine our lovely ingredients for you. It is 100% derived from vegetables and is all natural.
Last are the Fragrance and Essential Oils we use for fragrance purposes. Our fragrance oils are of the highest quality and are certified to us to be paraben, phthalate, and formaldehyde free. As for the essential oils we use only therapeutic grade to ensure the benefits of each oil.
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Catch you soon,
“It makes a big difference in your life when you stay positive.” – Ellen DeGeneres
My reference selection is too wide and arduous to post to this blog because it comes from many years of learning from books, lectures, personal experiences, magazine articles, published scientific papers, etc. But, that being said, I have found and have further investigated the research, that the livestrong.com website has posted on the bottom of all of their articles the resources with well notated references of their research that has a multitude of information.
Better Late Than Never To Blog…
It’s time to join in on the best place to share information so let’s blog in 2016! We are excited to announce the CCE Blog starting now and will be randomly updated until I get the hang of it. Here we will be discussing many different topics from facts, to recipes shared, to funny little jokes provided by my two kiddos Zig & Zag for all of your reading pleasure and who knows what else! I am surprised to see myself what will happen and what will be added as the blog grows and matures throughout time.
We are new to blogging so bear with us as we get this new and exciting challenge under our belt! This post is going to be short and sweet as I work on our first official topic for 2016. Since you are taking your time to read this be sure to follow us on our Facebook Page where you will get to see all of the events where we will be, what’s new, old and outta here, plus, fun give-a-way opportunities!
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Until our next more informative post,
P.S. OK, OK so most of the jokes provided will be a bit corny but who doesn’t love a good corny joke every now and again?! Especially when told by children who think it is the funnies thing in the world and their eyes light up in anticipation of your reaction! Those will be posted as they are told to me. Be sure to add your own jokes as they love to hear new ones too!