How to Keep the Fleas Away this Spring

We have had a long cold winter.  There have been jokes, cartoons and grumblings all related to the extraordinary weather.

It seems that things are making a change toward spring.  The weather has been glorious here this week (high 70′s)! The sun is shining, folks are pulling their shorts out of storage (including us – white legs are everywhere) and the beach is calling.  Unfortunately, the warm weather brings with it fleas and all their associated problems.

Fleas are parasites that feed on the blood of their hosts by biting them.  Aside from being annoying, they also can cause skin irritation, dermatitis, and anemia.  They can also give their hosts tapeworms.  Different pets react differently to the saliva of the flea, and bites can cause severe reactions in some pets.

The bad news is that chemical flea treatments can be worse than the fleas themselves.  Tweet This.

They are full of toxic chemicals that will kill the fleas, but will also damage your pet and possibly your children or yourself.  These treatments kill thousands of pets each year.

It happened to us, and you can read our story here … but to make a long story short, Frontline killed our dog, Franklyn. This is the reason we started Glynne’s Soaps.

In addition, they can have adverse affects on humans, especially children.  Because children are more likely to pet the dog, or touch toys, floors or furniture where there might be residue and then put their hands in their mouths, they are more likely to suffer effects from the toxins.

 So, what can you do to keep the fleas away?

Because of our experience, we have developed an all natural three step process for fighting fleas.

  1. Pesticide-free Flea Treatment

    Use All Natural Soap and Fido Fresh on your dog.   Franklyn’s Soap is a good choice because it contains Eucalyptus and Tea Tree essential oils which are both great at repelling fleas.  The Tea Tree oil has the added benefit of being a natural antiseptic so it will help ease the pain and itching from any flea bites.  Fido Fresh contains a blend of essential oils that can keep the fleas at bay.  Spray it on your dog after they have been outside to keep them (and you) flea free.

  2. Treat your yard with food-grade diatomaceous earth.  We sprinkle it all over the yard.  The small sharp crystals will literally poke holes in the fleas, killing them.  It also works for other crawling bugs – roaches, ticks, bed bugs, beetles and more.
  3. If you get fleas in your house, treat with Borax.   It can be found in the grocery store with the laundry detergent.  We sprinkle the powder on the carpet, sofas, chairs, beds, etc.,  rub it in with a dry broom and let it sit for a few hours.  Then just vacuum it up.  Borax will suck out all the moisture from the fleas and kill them.

By using these all natural methods to fight fleas, you can keep your whole family safe this spring.

To celebrate the coming of spring, we are currently offering a special deal  on our website.  You can purchase a bar of dog soap and a Fido Fresh for $16.  That’s a savings of over 10% off the regular price!  Just use the coupon code SpringIsHere at checkout to get your savings.

 

 

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How Will You Celebrate Bathtub Party Day?

Today, December the 5th, is National Bathtub Party Day.  Now, before you try and decide what type of cake to make for the tub or go out looking for an oversized party hat, let me tell you that Bathtub Party Day is a day set aside to enjoy your bathtub.  Most days, we all just take a quick shower, wash everything and are done with it.  When was the last time you filled the tub and took a nice relaxing bath?  I know, I can’t remember either.

Wrigley int eh tub for Bathtub Party Day

Well, today is the day to change all that.  Today is the day to pull out the rubber ducky, light some scented candles, fill the tub and relax.  At the very least, today is the day to assemble your “bath kit” and get ready to enjoy your tub time.  I say it’s just in time for the craziness that comes with the holiday season!

And Glynne’s Soaps can help you relax! 

We have the products that will make your bath time extra special.  Here are some things you need to have to enhance your bathtub experience.

Bath Salts – made with a precise blend of sea salt, epsom salts, baking soda and therapeutic grade essential oils, when added to hot water, these bath salts will create a luxurious environment without equal.  The salts will soften your skin and the scent will improve your mood.

Our bath salts come in 4 varieties 

Tranquility – a relaxing blend of lavender and chamomile

Rejuvenation – the peppermint and eucalyptus oils will awaken and invigorate

  Rain – the calming citrus scents of lemongrass and bergamot

Aussie Rainforest – the eucalyptus oil will clear your mind and open your sinuses

Candles – these soy based candles are lead free and scented with therapeutic grade essential oils.  Their scent will enhance your bathing experience.  Get yours today in one of our special blends.

Citrus Zing – the citrus and ginger essential oils will refresh your mind

Hipp’E’ – if you like patchouli, this candle is perfect

Morning Dew – with its blend of lavender,cyprus and sage oils, this candle will transport you to the mountains

Frankincense & Myrrh – perfect for relaxing during the bustle of the holidays

Scrubs – with scents to match the bath salts, use these sensuous whipped body scrubs to exfoliate dry skin while you bathe

Soaps – pick out soap in your favorite scent to compliment your bathing experience.

And finally, to get you on your way, here are 6 steps to help you create the perfect tub experience. 

Relax and Enjoy A Glynne's Soaps Bathtub Party

1.  Temperature – The right bath temperature can make all the difference.  The ideal water temperature for a bath is 92 degrees.  When filling the tub, use your wrist as a indicator, not your hand or (as I sometimes do) your toes.  It will give you the best indication of how the water will feel when you are in the tub.

 2.  Body Scrub – Gently massaging your body with an exfoliating scrub can help you relax and keep your mind from worrying about all the things you “should be doing”.  As an added benefit, your skin will be soft and smooth.

 3.  Close your eyes – The best way to achieve true relaxation is by closing your eyes and not focusing on how badly the bathroom floor needs to be cleaned.

4.  Bath Salts – Bath salts are like external muscle relaxants.  They can help reduce inflammation and soreness.  They also will detoxify your skin and increase circulation.

5. Candles – by lighting candles and not using the harsh bathroom lights, you are telling your body and mind to relax instead of the usual morning bathroom get up and go.

6.   Music – Listening to music can aid in the relaxation process.  Just don’t drop your iPod into the tub.

Now go and have a happy Bathtub Party Day.  If you are in need of some “party favors”, head to our website.  We have what you need for yourself or to give someone the gift of a perfect bath experience.  Go directly to www.glynnesoaps.com buy your bathtub party supplies today using coupon code ‘BathParty’ and get FREE shipping on your entire order!

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Election Day Special

Here at Glynne’s Soaps we are big believers in exercising our right to vote! Neither Jenn nor I have ever missed a General Election or even an off year election and neither of us can remember not happily participating in  all primaries.

This year we hope you are exercising your right to vote!

Not too many generations ago our forefathers (and mothers) sacrificed and died for the ability to vote.

Since you can’t show us your “I Voted’ Sticker….we’re using the honor system :)

For today only  Use coupon code “I Voted’ and receive FREE SHIPPING on our website www.glynnesoaps.com

 

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We Survived Our First Four Years

Yesterday the Glynne’s Soaps crew celebrated our fourth anniversary. We shared our feelings in our latest newsletter, but I wanted to share them again here.

I just want to reiterate, we couldn’t have reached this milestone without the love and support of so many people!

CAN YOU BELIEVE IT!

GLYNNE’S SOAPS TURNED FOUR YESTERDAY!

We now understand why most businesses fail within five years….getting to year four is really hard! There is no doubt the word quit has been used more this past year than it has in probably either of our lives. But we made it!

Being able to say we’ve successfully survived four years makes the long hours and putting every extra penny back into the business to help it grow worth it.

We’re already looking forward to celebrating year five!

Jenn has lots of ideas for new products. We are evaluating how to capture more of a market share online. In other words, we’re still working :)

Where We’ve Been

As often happens with birthdays or anniversaries, we are spending some time today looking back at where we’ve been.  At our first festival we had 3 different varieties of soaps, all of them for dogs.  Now we carry almost 30 different types of soaps, along with lotions, sprays, bath soaks, candles and other skin care items.  Our products can be found if over 20 stores in 4 states.  We ship products all over the United Statesand even overseas.

Through it all, we have remained true to our mission and passion – we want to provide people with the best natural skin care using no artificial ingredients or fragrances.  There is so much out there that is bad for you, your family and your pets.  We provide safe alternatives to many of the dangerous chemicals that can be found in commercial products.

We are very proud of the fact that we have not compromised on our ingredients even though it would be less expensive and often easier.  However, we will always remain committed to providing you with the safest products available for you and your family.

It feels great to be four!

And we’d like to share that feeling with you.

So we’re giving you the chance to get four bars for $14.44! (Regularly $24.00) Just go to our website, pick your four bars (you can get more but only 4 at the super low price) and enter coupon code 1444 at check out. This offer ends October 28th so do not delay. The offer is good for any bar soaps (dog or human).

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