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Zephyr’s Garden Anti-Fungal Salve Rated “Top Product of the Year”
Santa Barbara, CA- Georgette Topakas, president of Zephyr’s Garden, introduced her all natural chemical free horse care products in April 2008. Less than six months later, California Riding Magazine had tested her Anti-Fungal Salve and rated it their “Top Product of the Year “in the October issue.
Topakas had been instrumental in growing her family’s successful Boulder, Colorado based pharmaceutical marketing business and she also had a degree in Landscape Architecture. Combining her extensive knowledge of plants with what she already knew about pharmaceuticals, Topakas developed her new herbal based “chemical free” horse care product company, Zephyr’s Garden.
The transition to the horse care business was a natural move for Topakas.
During a recommended pasture lay-up for White Line Disease in Zephyr, her 17-hand Belgian Warmblood, she observed his slow-to-no response to the chemical based products she applied to ease itching bug bites, heal cuts and cure scratches and rain rot; aliments that normally accompany an equine pasture lay-up.
“He was environmentally sensitive show horse, having lived most of his life in a stall,” said Topakas. “We called him “The Orchid.” That summer he had so many bites and his reaction was so severe it looked as if he had hives.”
She also noticed his feet were not growing as quickly as she would have liked. Topakas knew the essential oils of lavender and rosemary create circulation so she went to work combining the herbs with an extra virgin olive oil and an unrefined beeswax “carrier.” While rubbing this new salve into his coronary bands she actually felt the heat at the site of application.
What looked like an insurmountable problem turned into a solution for Zephyr and many horses to follow. The Anti-Fungal Salve Topakas eventually created inspired her to create her Healing Salve I and Healing Salve II. Careful to distinguish between the color and skin sensitivity of chestnuts and grey horses, the Healing Salve II does not have the essential oils of lavender and tea tree that can irritate and tend to tinge light hair yellow when exposed to the sun.
The White Line lay-up for Zephyr became a springboard for her new company. As new needs arose, Topakas developed innovative healing salves and topical remedies for aching muscles and sore legs, calmness and energy. She was also determined not to have her daughter handling chemicals when she helped care for the horses.
“I did a tremendous amount of research and started experimenting with every herb I knew had healing properties,” she adds. “We are constantly developing and testing new products.”
Zephyr’s Garden horse care products are a welcome solution to ease the discomfort of our equine companions. Early testimonials also state many of the Zephyr’s Garden products work on humans as well as their equine counterparts! An added benefit and critical to horse owners, is that all the healing salves (Itch, Anti-Fungal, Healing I & II) contain herbs that stimulate hair re-growth.
Included in the steadily growing inventory of Zephyr’s Garden products are several varieties of soothing massage and healing oils along with mood sprays that work to relax, uplift and promote an inner calmness in horses. Already tested and slated for market launch in January 2009 are Zephyr’s Pure & Simple Fly Spray, Zephyr’s Sore Muscle Gel and Zephyr’s Sore Muscle Liniment. Each product has been tested for two years on horses that are showing at all A-circuit horse shows.
In a world of immediate gratification and quick fixes, the “herbal fix” has proven itself to be effective throughout the centuries. Under the continuous testing and thoughtful development of a devoted inventor, Zephyr’s Garden horse care products may prove to be the answer many horsemen (and horses) have been looking for.
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