Aromapurrathy™  – the New Aromatherapy by the Cat Lady – Get Yo’ Calm on Now!

Aromapurrathy™ – the New Aromatherapy by the Cat Lady – Get Yo’ Calm on Now!

Aromatherapy might be popular in wellness centers, salons and spas today but the practice has actually been around for more than 6,000 years. This Egyptian age-old practice is commonly used for relaxation and stress relief. The Benefits of Aroma-Purrathy  (Aromatherapy) Certain essential oils relieve stress and induce relaxation. Aromatherapy works in many ways but one major benefit may be by reducing cortisol – the body’s stress hormone. If you find it difficult to sleep at night, aromatherapy might be the answer that you have been looking for. The topical application of essential oils has positive effects to the brain’s limbic system which controls your moods and emotions. You’ll wake up feeling refreshed after a rejuvenating sleep. Apart from reducing stress, aromatherapy is also effective at improving your complexion. Essential oils assist in keeping the skin supple. Many plant oils have anti-inflammatory properties which are useful for dry and flaky skin. Skin conditions like acne, and accelerated aging can also be treated. If you’re a woman, you know how annoying cycling hormones can be. PMS, perimenopause and menopause may be troubling for you, but fortunately, aromatherapy works great for reducing symptoms like mood swings, bloating, and tenderness. How Do I Practice Aromatherapy? You don’t need to burn a hole in your pocket just to delve into aromatherapy! While high-profile spas seem enticing, therapeutic sessions at your own home will work nicely too. The Aromapurrathy™ mist is one of the products which can jump start your experience with aromatherapy. Think of the mist as instant relaxation in a bottle. It is mainly made from organic lavender which soothes not just the mind and soul but also the skin. Aromapurrathy™ mist saves you...
Why Crazy Cat Ladies Are Not Crazy After All

Why Crazy Cat Ladies Are Not Crazy After All

3 Reasons Why Crazy Cat Ladies Aren’t So Crazy After All   There is a stigma that people have about cat ladies. That they are covered in cat fur all the time, never found the right man or simply are crazy hoarders in their homes. But the reality is that cat ladies are anything BUT crazy. In fact they’re just loving people who love their cats too! Here are 3 reasons cat ladies aren’t crazy… no matter what you’ve heard.   They Have High Standards. Despite what you may think about “crazy” cat ladies they aren’t living in piles of excrement with fur balls flying around them – drinking out of the milk carton. Actually, because they have such affection for their four-legged feline friends they are more inclined to have a higher standard when it comes to choosing safe products for them and their critters, taking care of their homes, their pets and our environment. Many cat ladies also know how to select natural items from sustainable sources and use minimal packaging to reduce their carbon footprint. You can thank them for that 😉   They Are Less Stressed. Cat owners are more chilled out than the rest of the population. With everybody running around trying to meet the requirements of a packed schedule, cat ladies are actually scientifically shown to have less stress and lower blood pressure rates – they also have a reduced risk of illnesses. They POL™  (purr out loud) and it shows!   They Save Lives. What gives cat ladies their infamous “crazy” name is that people think these women can’t stop at just one...
7 Ways to Pamper Your Cat the Taylor Swift Way

7 Ways to Pamper Your Cat the Taylor Swift Way

More than her heartfelt songs, Taylor Swift is known for her immense love for her cats – Meredith Grey and Olivia Benson. Fans cannot help but notice how this popular songstress showers her fur babies with affection.  This cRaZy cat lady ROCKS – literally! If this popular Grammy winners compassion inspires you, here are some ways to make your favorite feline feel loved: Keep your pet engaged in fun activities. Regardless of how hectic your schedule is, your pet will surely appreciate even the simple game of cat and mouse, no real mice purrty please. Even if your cats appear docile, the DNA of their ancestors are also ingrained in them. This means that they also have the instinct to hunt and chase.  And guess what they do after?  Eat and sleep. Brush your purrtty cats coat to ensure that it remains free of tangles. Taylor Swift lovingly plays with her pets’ fur. You know you’re doing a good job if your cat can’t stop purring. Never underestimate the power of catnip because majority of cats fancy this famed flowering herb. You likely observed upon giving catnip to felines, most of them will purr and roll around. Some even drool! Consider catnip-filled toys, or grow your own plants outdoors.  Just be mindful of neighboring kitty visits.  They have purrty flowers too! A kitty cats nature is to observe from tall spaces – such as trees.  One of the ways to spoil your cat is by providing a safe spot for him or her to perch and look outside. We have placed carpeted comfy cat trees by our shop windows.  A simple solution is to place a...
Retract Your Claws During Menopaws™ – 8 Steps to Reduce Symptoms

Retract Your Claws During Menopaws™ – 8 Steps to Reduce Symptoms

Holy Meow Cat Woman!  What a time for CrAaAzZy Cat Ladies Menopaws™  can be! Some of the most challenging transitions for skin, mind, body AND beauty occur during puberty,  menopaws and peri-menopaws in females.  So how can you get through these frustrating years? We’re not lion, there is no purrfect solution for all cRaZy cats, but… These natural beauty and lifestyle tips should help you conquer a few of them: Get Plenty of Rest  – We all know that sleep deprivation can contribute to depression, mood swings and tension. Skin cells rejuvenate during the sleep cycle, so don’t skimp here, even if you have to take a cat-nap during the day.  If sleep is challenging for you try a soothing chamomile bath prior to slumber, or try meditation, doodling, or journaling to ease any thoughts on the mind. With plenty of sleep, your mood will be lifted and you will ease into your day with less stress and worry. Kit-Teas Botanicals such as calming chamomile, rose petals, lavender buds and spirit-lifting oat straw help promote a sense of calm and improve mood. You can find these goodies in our Menopaws™ tea. Pretty tasty too. Black cohosh tea is also said to support fluctuating estrogen levels to bring hormones back into balance. Studies suggest it may reduce hot flashes and mood swings. Skin Care Estrogen is on the decline during these stages contributing to dry, lackluster skin. In addition to quality sleep for skin cell rejuvenation, you will want to exfoliate more regularly using mild ingredients.  Masks, natural fruit-derived acids, and willowbark (natural salicylic acid) are just a few ways you can do this with little time invested.  Quality products containing essential fatty acids, and botanicals should...
Think Outside the Litter Box Meow! Multipurpose Beauty Products and Their Surprising Uses

Think Outside the Litter Box Meow! Multipurpose Beauty Products and Their Surprising Uses

Meow over Kim Kardashian! There’s a new kitten in town with celebrity beauty secrets, ready to steal your show! Beauty counters these days are filled with products which promise to do different things. If you’re someone who does not want to have countless products in your arsenal, don’t fret because multi-purrrpose beauty products can help you. Product: All Natural Vegan Skin Balms Purr-poses: Perfume and moisture booster Combat the environment’s harsh effects by ensuring that your skin’s moisture leven is intact. To retain OR regain your skin’s glow, you may take advantage of beauty balms that are made of fine organic oils and essential fatty acids. Your lack luster skin will surely thank you! Apart from nourishing dehydrated skin, several beauty balms can also act as purrrfumes. Choose balms with aromas from natural sources like lavender and patchouli. Apply these balms to your wrists and temples for instant relaxation.  Mmmmm. Product: Mists Purr-poses: Stress reliever and make-up setting spray Being exhausted is normal but lavender-infused mists can take away your anxiety. Aside from their soothing effects, you may also use mists to set your make-up. Just look for organic mists which not only promote relaxation but can also do wonders for the skin. These mists can also be used to alleviate the redness of small insect bites, balance the skin, infuse moisture and more!  How ya like meow?? Product: Lip Balm Purr-poses: Thirst quencher and aromatherapy Lip balms are not only luscious but you can also a dab on your temples or take a whiff to benefit you. Peppermint helps alleviate nagging headaches and also invigorates.  Lime uplifts the spirit and promotes a sense of happiness. Want...
Kitty Cat Rescue – Why Beth and Howard Stern and Other Celebrities Do It and You Can Too!

Kitty Cat Rescue – Why Beth and Howard Stern and Other Celebrities Do It and You Can Too!

  Rescue a Pet and Save a Life! You don’t have to think far outside the litter box to know that animal welfare is good for your soul and for the pet population, but have you considered various ways you can help?  Cats make purrfect companions but sadly they end up in animal shelters when people don’t do their research, OR buy them as gifts, a big NO-NO according to animal advocats and celebrities like Beth Stern.  Rescuing from shelters is a grrrrreat thing, but pet gift-giving, not always. So why is this such a purrroblem?   Well for one, as cute and cuddly as they are, many people are ill-prepared to take on a new family member.  And that is exactly what they are, part of the family.  Pets require additional expenses, not too mention daily care; including feedings, love and playtime.  Neglect them like you would a child and you guessed it…all hell breaks loose.  In addition, kitten and puppy companions are a handful and can be exposed to dangerous wires, electronics, and more, not too mention get their purrrecious paws caught in doors, drawers and even have their tails injured if not careful.   They are not toys for small children and should be supervised initially.  We are not saying if you are an experienced pet owner that these things are always problematic, but in many cases, gifted pets end up in rescues because they were more then the recipient bargained for.  So please consider their little lives as fragile as that of a babies. What are some ways you can learn to care for current or future pets?...
Whisker Away The Easy Way! Grooming Tips for your kitties.

Whisker Away The Easy Way! Grooming Tips for your kitties.

One of the special things about cats are that they are so independent, yet most can still use some assistance from their owners when it comes to grooming. It is necessary to keep their coat maintained to prevent hairballs and matted fur – and to avoid making your furry friend furious! While cats can clean themselves using their scratchy tongue and teeth, matted tangled fur can cause purrroblems. If kitty swallows a lot of fur it can result in hairballs and clog the intestinal tract. MEOWCH! Here are some grooming tips to make your baby feel pampurrred: 1. Brush your kitty, but be patient! Not all cats enjoy being brushed. Be gentle and start brushing from your cat’s neck down to the tail. Try to avoid  bringing the brush too close to the cat’s face. Many are finicky about belly brushing so use caution. If your cat considers the brush his enemy, you may use a grooming glove as an alternative. Apart from brushing your cat’s coat, you’ll be able to give him or her a nice massage. Should you notice extreme flaking, fleas or flea dirt (small black specs), consult a veterinarian or purchase a treatment option right away because ticks, fleas, and other parasites do not only cause discomfort but can cause health issues. 2. Don’t ignore the cat’s oral health If the breath of your cat is foul, while that is just the norm for some, kitty could also have a tartar build-up, infection or otherwise. Regularly check the cat’s mouth to ensure that no gum disease is developing.  You can try to brush kitties teeth with some direction from your veterinarian but good luck!  When you find the...
Catify™ Your Beauty Routine with 5 Tips Towards Skin Purrfection™

Catify™ Your Beauty Routine with 5 Tips Towards Skin Purrfection™

Want to Achieve Skin Purrfection™ ?  Check out these 5 easy ways to catify your beauty routine!   Our Top Cat and Skin Care Expert Recommends these tips, just to name a few, to pounce out blemishes, wrinkles and annoying leopard spots (age spots)! So Start Meow! 1. Remove your makeup at night  Skin cells regenerate at night thus improving texture, tone and skin radiance. Leaving makeup on can contribute to clogged pores and interrupt this essential cycle from optimal benefits.  Don’t leave your cosmetics on and wake up in a tail-spin!  >^^< 2. Use a Purrifying™ Facial Toner Sure, seems an extra step yet a necessary one.  Why?  Because while “many” toners are not necessary this specially furmulated tonic combines gentle exfoliators and hydrating ingredients to optimize moisture balance in the skin, while also assisting with regulating skin pH after cleansing.  In addition, botanical additives offer skin calming and soothing benefits to reduce inflammation and irritation – a leading cause of both aging and redness/rosacea.  How ya like meow?? 3. Yoga is Not Just for Kitties Ever notice your kitties get their stretch on?  As soon as they awake they take what appears to be downward facing cat – sorry dogs, we are offended. Pets know that improving circulation is essential prior to moving to prevent injury, so why don’t us silly humans?  As it relates to skin, these inverted postures improve circulation drawing blood into the face and improving skin radiance and a healthy glow.  So hang out upside down, join your kitties, but not in public please. 4. Avoid Toxic Ingredients and Environments What we put on our skin, inhale and utilize for cleaning both...
The Truth about Beauty Products With Artificial Fragrance: Why It’s Best to Opt for Non-Toxic Scents

The Truth about Beauty Products With Artificial Fragrance: Why It’s Best to Opt for Non-Toxic Scents

It is undeniable that scents stimulate human emotions. For this reason, manufacturers of purrsonal care products are doing their best to capture scents that trigger positive emotion. This way, companies can sell more of their products. However, these artificial fragrances do not always equate to positive health or beauty effects. As opposed to non-toxic fragranced products, some items with artificial scents can contribute to allergies, headaches, alter moods, harm our pets and even disrupt hormones.  It’s pretty scary stuff.  Care to learn more?  Read on… Laundry detergents, floor cleaners, room sprays, deodorants, candles, body washes – the list of products with artificial fragrances can certainly go on. They might smell “calming” or “rejuvenating” but they similarly pose threats to your body. Many synthetic fragrances yield skin allergies. These fragrances can also worsen the condition of an individual who has asthma. Be mindful as well of products which claim to remain fragrant for 24 hours and more. They might contain phthalates whose heavy dosages can jeopardize one’s reproductive and endocrine system. Several researchers have also focused on fragrant toiletries whose ingredients have been linked to cancer. What is also alarming is that these chemicals do not easily dissipate. They can inhibit the body for a long time, not to mention our environment contributing to a whole host of additional challenges. While most of the products with faux fragrance are unregulated, it does not mean that you have to be complacent as well. As a consumer, it is your right to invest on safe phthalate-free products. Stay away from items that do not indicate the ingredients on the labels. Make sure your labels are...
3 Natural Kitty Litters That Don’t Stink

3 Natural Kitty Litters That Don’t Stink

Kitty litter is usually made with non-biodegradable sodium bentonite clay or silica. Prolonged exposure to these ingredients can cause damage to your mucus membranes, lungs and upper respiratory tract and if ingested by pets can lead to bowel blockages, kidney problems and dehydration. At Crazy Cat Lady we love our kitties. And just because we’re called crazy cat ladies doesn’t mean we’re actually crazy. We’re actually quite sane. We know what it takes to keep a house clean and comfortable and what to do to make our pets happy. That’s why we opt for natural products whenever possible and consider the planet when we make a purchase. When it comes to keeping your house free from harmful toxins, kitty litter can make a BIG difference. Not only that but some of the ingredients in conventional litters can really stink up the planet! Here are our top 3 picks for natural kitty litters. 1. World’s Best Cat Litter™. This litter is made from the concentrated power of corn to help you keep the air clean. It comes in a variety of scents including pine and lavender and is also flushable. No need to worry about its impact on the planet, because the corn granules are 100% natural and made with renewable ingredients. World’s Best Cat Litter contains no synthetic additives, chemicals or perfumes.  But do be careful – as some kitties may actually like the taste?! 2. Next Gen Pet. This all natural cat litter company has many natural options to choose from. They make their litters from recycled wood scrap and add green tea leaves to provide additional anti-bacterial...
Customize Your Kitty Litter Facial Mask – The Crazy Cat Lady Way!

Customize Your Kitty Litter Facial Mask – The Crazy Cat Lady Way!

Kitty litter facial masks rose to fame when renowned beauty blogger Michelle Phan shared her experience. While there’s nothing wrong with DIY kitty litter facial masks, you have to be careful because many brands of kitty litter contain aluminum silicate (the sound alone is intimidating!). If you want to save time, you may consider the ready-made Gritty Kitty™ Litter Mask. Not only it is effective in cleansing the pores but it is likewise affordable! If you don’t like the idea of putting kitty litter on your face, don’t worry because ours isn’t made of actual kitty litter but of super cool absorbent clay that comes from volcanic ash. When mixed with liquid, an electrical charge is produced which in turn draws out the skin’s impurities. The clay acts like a sponge because the toxins stick to it.  And it gets even better then that. There are so many applications for it, in the bath it softens skin, it takes the itch out of bug bites, its soothing for psoriasis and much, much more! To make the most out of your Gritty Kitty litter mask, you may customize it via naturally derived plant extracts instead of plain water.  Here are some of our favorites depending on the skin’s needs: Stop Stressin’ Meow Calming Mist – Mix this with your mask,  and you’ll have a spa-like experience because luscious lavender smells oh-so-good! Lavender likewise reduces stress and the same time, soothes sensitive, and dry skin but it is useful for acne and all skin types to soothe and tone. Chamomeow Face and Body Mist – Chamomile works best because of its calming properties. It also nourishes...
Your Guy’s Guide to Facial Hair Grooming – Whisker Away!

Your Guy’s Guide to Facial Hair Grooming – Whisker Away!

Beards, mustaches, goatees and even sideburns are part of a man’s most admired qualities… right? Well, while not all of us agree on it the guys seem to be taking to that look. Purrrsonally, I dig it! 🙂 We may be Crazy Cat Ladies but we haven’t forgotten about the men who love us and their grooming necessities. Today, you’ll see tons of celebrities rocking facial hair styles including Ryan Gossling and Brad Pitt. As you may have anticipated, the more men who sport the lumberjack look the more it becomes accepted. And while beards and other bristles are making a comeback – we’re not gonna let our guys go ungroomed. So here are 4 tips to help him keep everything from a 5 o’clock shadow to a full beard kept, clean and looking great. 1. Stick With It.Once he finds a shape that works his face – go with it! Growing a mustache might be a good look for someone who has a larger nose, and a little stubble looks great on those with thinning hair but not every style is created equal. Help your guy make a decision based on what works for HIM. 2. Let it Grow. Congratulations… He’s made a choice. But shaving and shaping can get tricky. Be patient because shaving too early can leave him looking like Bob Segar. That beard may creep down his neck and that’s ok! Trimming to closely can be a big no-no. Yowza! 3. Lather Up. Facial hair isn’t the same as the hair that grows from the scalp. While you may not want to share your shower time, let him linger...
Catify Your Home – 5 Useful Decorating Tips for Cat Lovers

Catify Your Home – 5 Useful Decorating Tips for Cat Lovers

Decorating your home can pose a challenge if you have cats, regardless of how cute and lovable they are. Our lovable fur babies have the tendency to become over zealous and one sweep of their tails can break your prized ceramics into tiny pieces! Here are 5 helpful decorating tips for cat lovers so you can catify your home: 1. Keep fragile items away from your cat’s territory. Kitties are wild you know… and therefore have no regard for price tags. It doesn’t matter if your possessions are pricey because as long as they can reach a surface, they may and will get to it. Low shelves, dressers, and center tables should not contain breakable items. The best way to display the fragile items you use in home decorating is to move them up – but not if your kitties can jump to their location!  As much as possible, steer clear from glass items because once they shatter, their fragments might injure your cat.  Always consider your cat’s favorite places and their tails when placing new objects.  Cats do like to be up high so consider cat trees and other catified home decorating items to keep them off of your shelves. Placement of indoor plants. Decorating for cat lovers can become challenging with plants around. They might chew on the leaves, dig in the soil, or even urinate in your pots! To avoid chewing, you can try to spray bitter apple or a natural deterrent (non-toxic only) on the leaves but it’s best to check with your vet (please!). On the other hand, to prevent a cat from digging, you may place stones or gravel on top of the...
3 Reasons to Foster a Pet

3 Reasons to Foster a Pet

Pet fostering is a great way to enjoy the company of a furry four-legged friend WITHOUT making a big commitment. Of course people love pets, but not everyone can take care of one, especially for the entire duration of their lives. But that’s no reason you can’t have one in your home. Did you know that you could become a foster parent to an animal? It’s exactly what it sounds like. You can provide pet foster care to the many shelter animals out there in need and without having to consider what you will do if you have to move, fall in love with someone who has allergies – or whatever! Life throws us a lot of curve balls and sometimes people don’t want to but they have to surrender their pets to a shelter. If you’ve ever been to an animal shelter and seen the rows upon rows of loving animals trapped in cold cages while they long for the warmth and affection only a home can provide then you know not all pet owners are responsible ‘till the end. You can be a pet foster parent and help the innocent animals find a home! If you’re looking for a reason, here are just three: 1. You Save a Life. Many animals get euthanized if they do not get adopted. At some shelters, they may have only a few short days to make a move and if they don’t – that’s the only chance they’ll get. You’ll be able to sleep soundly knowing that all it took to save their lives was to supply them a warm place...
Beat Pet Depression With These 3 Tips!

Beat Pet Depression With These 3 Tips!

Pet depression is a real thing. And it’s just as real as human depression. Did you know that during the winter months seasonal affective disorder or SAD begins about this time of year for people? It’s true! The lack of sunlight and fewer activities can sap your energy and make you depressed. Have you thought for a moment that your pets might also be bothered by the change in seasons, or your mood? There are a variety of ways to approach depression and even if you don’t find yourself suffering from SAD this year a change in the weather alone can alter your pet’s mood and behavior. So here are a few ways to get things back to good. Get them on their feet. Just like people, a sedentary lifestyle for pets can have a significant impact on their good mood. If your pets are lazing around on cold days, pick up a few fun toys to get them moving. While there are a lot of things that are different in the pet world and our world, there’s one thing that’s the same: when you’re suffering form depression sometimes, and that’s when it feels best to get moving! You know there’s nothing like a friend knocking on your door with a Frisbee or feathers on a stick to perk you up…. Or whatever makes you forget your troubles. Catnip is wonderful as well, assuming your cat likes it.  Not all do. Lighten up! Environmental factors can have a huge impact on your pets depression. If you notice that your dog or cat is having behavioral changes like a loss...
5 Reasons Why It’s Time to Switch to Non-Toxic Nail Polish

5 Reasons Why It’s Time to Switch to Non-Toxic Nail Polish

When it comes to nails, it’s difficult to resist the joy of painting them in various colors. It might be pricey for you to give your wardrobe a daily makeover but with your nails, all you need is a tiny bottle to change your look. Voila! Regardless of how fun and easy it is to make your hands stand out, it’s important to make responsible decisions when it comes to nail polish. Here are some reasons why you should start tossing those man-made chemical-filled pigments and opt for a natural, non-toxic nail polish: 1. You can unknowingly expose yourself, family AND pets to cancer-causing chemicals. Not all nail polishes list down the substances that go into each bottle. Some polishes are filled with chemicals that are not completely friendly to one’s health. Some of the harmful substances found in a handful of commercial polishes include the cancer-causing Dibutyl Phtalate (DPB) and Toulene which can pose serious consequences to your nervous system. 2. You have to endure the overpowering smell of noxic fumes. Applying nail polish should not be an exhausting task. However, if the scent is too strong, surely it can result in headaches. Non-toxic nail polishes are made from non-toxic ingredients which won’t leave you nauseated. 3. You might be using something that’s tested on animals. It is a universal truth that many beauty products labels test their products on animals. There is nothing beautiful about using something that has been tested on a creature through cruel and painful schemes. There are many ways to feel beautiful without making a creature suffer. This principle doesn’t only apply to non-toxic nail polishes. As much...