When the gift box of aromatherapy pet care products from New York-based Gerrard Larriett arrived for me to test, I did a happy dance. Everything about them is beautiful. And they aren’t just for pets. The Gerrard Larriett Aromatherapy Pet Care system includes pet shampoo & conditioner, pet freshening and shining spray and handmade deodorizing soy candles for the home.
Odin my feline product tester deferred to Bast, our Egyptian cat goddess sculpture. Cats, dogs and lit candles should never be left unsupervised.
You may not know but I taught aromatherapy for many years and I love how natural scents can affect body/mind and spirit. The first thing I did was light the Balancing Rose candle. A few minutes later, the relaxing scent of roses lifted my winter weary heart. The unique hand-poured soy candles have a whopping 58-hour burning time and are available in three signature aromatherapy scents: Balancing Rose, Happy Jasmine, and Relaxing Wildwoods.
Unlike dogs, cats have less need for bathing but I like that the Gerrard Larriett shampoo & conditioners contain Aloe Vera and Oat, known to naturally prevent skin irritation and to rehydrate sensitive, dry skin. They come in the three signature scents as does the Freshening and Shining Spray with Lanolin naturally rehydrates sensitive, dry skin.
But wait! If the custom-formulated moisturizing agents leave coats fragrant and shiny in between baths for dogs but is not recommended for cats (cats don’t need scent) what about humans? I spritzed it on the back of my hand and had an Aha moment. It’s purrfect for dry skin on humans! Close your eyes, spritz the top of your head for a scent-cloud banishing bad moods. The next time I fly, I’m going to pour some in a travel container for instant mist of hydration heaven.
This is one giveaway that you may enjoy as much as your pets. Enter to win a $50.00 gift certificate for any Gerrard Larriett products (includes free shipping) by simply leaving a comment at this post before midnight,March 15, 2013. Good luck! Select your choices at Gerrard LarriettDisclaimer:I received product samples but the views here are my own.
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We’re purring to announce the two winners of lasts week’s Pawalla giveaway are Paulette Smith and Katie. Congratulations! Please look for an email from Layla and Cat Wisdom 101.