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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
How to Create the Purrfect Cat Eye Makeup

How to Create the Purrfect Cat Eye Makeup

A sharp cat eye like you’ll see Taylor Swift wear is easy to create. Skip the liquid eyeliner that’s unforgiving, or those poking pencils! All you need are a few items and a little Eye of the Tiger  Feliner ™ . Having a smooth glide to the liner is key, so get your shadows ready and create everything from smokey, to sultry and super fashionable looks. Got a great party dress and want to doll it up with some great cat eye makeup? Here’s what you’ll need: 1. Primer 2. Neutral base 3. Eye of the Tiger Feliner ™ 4. Blending brush with a sharp edge 5. Mascara How to create the cat eye makeup: Prep your eye with a primer. You can use your regular foundation here. Draw short dashes of Eye of the Tiger eyeliner across your lid until you complete a straight line. Don’t go all the way into the inner corner of your eye or you’ll end up with gunk in just a few hours. Extend that line beyond your eye’s bottom lid – bringing the line straight out with your brush. Draw the line out as long or short as you prefer the wing of your cat eye to be. Connect the outer tip of the wing with the rest of the line by creating a hollow triangle. Fill in the triangle with Eye of the Tiger Feliner. Apply your choice of eye shadow to complete the look. All you need is a few simple tools to create the purrfect cat eye make up look. Bat those lashes and know that you won’t do any damage to your...
6 Tips For Fresh and Luscious Lips

6 Tips For Fresh and Luscious Lips

Lip care is NOT just for winter. It’s important to keep your lips hydrated and super smooth all year round. Here are simple tips on how to care for lips naturally: 1. Before going to bed, gently massage your lips as it will greatly improve the blood circulation. You may even use a SOFT (very) toothbrush with circular motions to mildly exfoliate dead skin of the lips prior to applying your lip care.  If it hurts, stop! 2. Even if your lips are not chapped, it’s important to use natural lip balm that is non-toxic and comprised of rich organic oils. More often than not, synthetic ingredients aggravate and contribute to chapping of the lips, and can irritated the surrounding skin. Applying it at night is ideal, as many of us are mouth-breathers while we sleep, and not aware,  thus increasing dry chapped lips. 3. Drink plenty of water (filtered or reverse osmosis) to ensure that your lips will remain hydrated. And please, avoid smoking and smoke-filled bars or hangouts as it is one of the major causes of lip discoloration and vertical lip lines. 4. Avoid sipping through straws. This puckering motion will increase vertical lip lines over time, which are challenging to repair. 5. Do not EVER attempt to pick or peel off the skin of your chapped lips. Keep in mind that the skin on your lips is so delicate and one wrong move can irritate them for some time. 6. If you have dry, loose skin that peels on the lips, every once in a while, you can exfoliate your lips with sugar. All you will need is a spoonful...
5 Easy Steps For The Purrfect Cat Eye

5 Easy Steps For The Purrfect Cat Eye

Do you desire the cat-eye look?  We sure do! 🙂 Despite the popularity of this trend, the winged cat eyeliner is believed to be first done by Egyptian ruler Cleopatra using ancient kohl. Voluptuous pin-up models from the 1950s are also fans of the look, and we get it! A cat-eye appearance certainly adds instant catification and glamour to someone’s look and the best thing is it’s surprisingly easy to create. To come up with your own cat look, you may use any formula – gels, creams, liquids, and pencils. However, the best product is an all-natural and organic gel formula making it safer for the fragile eyes. Paired with an angle brush, this dynamic duo will give you more control and staying power. Step 1 Dip your angled brush into the eyeliner pot and gently line your lash line. Start from the outer corner of the eye and follow your eye’s upward curve. To make your look more dramatic, draw a bit farther out. Step 2 For the winged cat eyeliner effect, place your brush at the outermost corner of the line you just drew. Outline a tiny horizontal triangle and fill it in using light strokes.  It’s that easy! Step 3 Paint a thinner line as you come closer to your inner lash line. For a sexy yet subtle appeal, it’s best that the liner’s effect is thin to thick from the eye’s inner corner to the outer. Step 4 Repeat steps 1 to 3 on your other eye making sure that the winged cat effect is similar. Step 5 Finish off by coating your lashes with a lengthening or volumizing mascara. For...