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Best Selling Products

RugSafe USA, llc by Blanket Safe. French Lavender Blanket Safe, Free and Clear Blanket Safe, Zesty Lemon Blanket Safe. Picture by pexels

There are a few questions we always get asked! One of which is a question that is common across the board, from our retailers, to horse blanket laundries, to our customers. And as you probably guessed from the title of this post, that question is: “What are Your Best Sellers?”

This is a hard question to sometimes answer. Favorites change with the seasons, as well as personal opinions. Occasionally we get bombarded with an onslaught of orders from scents that are not some of our top selling products. However, I have compiled our top selling products, as well as what is most commonly ordered and re-ordered by our amazing retailers. You can also learn more about our top 3 products over on YouTube! So what are some of these top sellers…and why?

French Lavender Blanket Safe

RugSafe USA, llc and Blanket Safe French Lavender top selling Products

It is no surprise that all of our top selling washes, are our Original Washes. French Lavender Blanket Safe is top of the list, from our customers, to retailers, and even our horse blanket laundries. This Lavender is not overpowering, it provides a very light scent which fades quickly. Blanket Safe is very considerate to all the the animals, and our washes intentionally do not leave lingering scents. If you are looking for a light floral scent, that is fresh, clean, and relaxing, French Lavender Blanket Safe is the wash for you.

RugSafe USA, llc and Blanket Safe products. French Lavender Blanket Safe wash

32oz French Lavender Blanket Wash

32oz Blanket Wash in French Lavender Scent. US Shipping ONLY **Price includes Shipping**

$31.95

Free & Clear Blanket Safe

RugSafe USA, llc and Blanket Safe Free and Clear Wash, a top selling Blanket Safe Product

After being asked on numerous occasions to create a wash with the same awesome cleaning power, but no scents or dyes, this Free & Clear wash became almost an instant top seller. We have found that many equestrians and pet owners, are very concerned about dyes and scents for not only their animals but themselves. While all of our washes are considered “Sensitive” washes, and perfect for sensitive skin of animals and humans, alike; some individuals like the extra reassurance…and we can’t blame them!

RugSafe USA, llc and Blanket Safe products. Free and Clear Blanket Safe wash

Free & Clear Blanket Safe Wash

Looking for a wash with no dyes or scents. Here is the perfect Blanket Safe for you. Packed with the same great cleaning power! US Shipping ONLY**Price includes Shipping**

$35.95

Zesty Lemon Blanket Safe

Zesty Lemon by RugSafe USA, llc and Blanket Safe one of our top selling products

There is so much to say about this Zesty Juicy Lemon! Wow. One of my personal top favorites, this fresh, clean, light, perfect lemon scent (in my opinion), is not overwhelming or too chemically. This is a perfect summer lemon scent, that leaves a very light lemon scent on the item washed. Once again, keep in mind the scents should fade quickly and never be overwhelming, strong, or super fragrant once dry. This wash is what we consider to be perfect in every way, from the scent to the cleaning power. If you are looking for a summer fan favorite, Zesty Lemon is the wash for you!

RugSafe USA, llc and Blanket Safe products. Zesty Lemon Blanket Safe wash

32oz Zesty Lemon Blanket Safe Wash

The perfect Lemony Fresh scent. US ONLY **Price includes Shipping**

$31.95

What Can I Wash?

If you follow us on any social media platform (Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Youtube) you will probably become annoyed with how many times we keep repeating that Blanket Safe can be used to wash so much more than just horse blankets! We literally have a wash for just about anything washable. So while these 3 amazing products might be our top sellers, don’t forget the other awesome products we have designed specially for your other washing.

If you are looking for something that you can wash the impossible-to-get-clean fly sheets or items that may need some added cleaning power (AND ARE NOT WATERPROOF) the Fly Sheet Wash may be the one just for you! Or if you have wool coolers, sheep skin saddle pads, or fleece that you would really just like to keep ultra soft and moisture-wicking, make sure to use our Fleece & Wool Wash.

RugSafe USA, llc and Blanket Safe products and how they compare to each other!

Conclusion

If at anytime you need a hand selecting your perfect Blanket Safe Wash! Please let us know. We are more than happy to help. You can do so on social media (Instagram, Facebook) or email us here .

Until next time friends, make sure to check out our Product here, and join our Equestrian Family (Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Youtube) wherever you are most active, and stay up to date on what is going on with Blanket Safe!

Stay Safe, Stay Healthy, and Have an Awesome Ride! xx

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Women in Equestrian Business- Teal Shoop

Women in Equestrian Business by Blanket Safe a RugSafe LLC product. Focusing on Teal Shoop CEO of Sterling Essentials LLC
Women in Equestrian Business-Teal Shoop. RugSafe USA, LLC dba Blanket Safe Horse blanket Wash

After a quick, yet busy holiday season, we are excited to get back to some of these amazing women behind the equestrian brands. The first woman we will be focusing on in 2020 is Teal Shoop, the business owner of a line of leather care products. Her products are made in the Pacific Northwest near Portland Oregon, and can be found on the complete other side of the US, in our personal barn. We started using her products before I knew or insta-met Teal…so even we were excited to learn a little more about the amazing person behind a brand that we use!

So without further ado, let’s introduce you to Teal Shoop, the amazing lady boss behind the Sterling Essentials Leather Care Brand. I personally love her merchandise, because just like the Blanket Safe products, they avoid the use of harmful skin irritating chemicals. They are both gentle and non-toxic. Plus both of us created our products because of an issue with our OWN horses! While I have not met her in person, I could feel that very familiar energy from Teal that I have. I love the fact that she also believes that there can be a high end super-effective, quality product, without the use of harsh, irritating, or unsafe ingredients.

About Sterling Essentials, llc

After owning a horse who’s skin was becoming irritated and sometimes breaking out in hives around the girth area and face, Teal discovered how delicate her horse’s skin really was. She went on a search for a safe and gentle leather care product that would effectively nurture the leather as well as keep away mold and mildew, a common problem in the cold wet Pacific Northwest winter. Teal realized the market was lacking leather care products that did not contain harsh or potentially unsafe ingredients, so Teal got to work and created her own. After testing and trials, Sterling Essentials leather care products broke into the equestrian market place at Gallops Saddlery in Oregon, in 2015.

Teal Shoop is actually an engineer by trade. She thoroughly enjoyed the process of creating her products, even though it wasn’t always easy. Teal mentions she had fun researching, formulating, testing, and even producing product design. However, talking to people about her products and business came as a struggle, as Teal considers herself an introvert. After many bathroom pep talks, and the help of several supportive and encouraging individuals; Teal learned that she had to just be brave and jump in with both feet! In the near future, Teal hopes to see her products being featured around the globe. She continues to work hard to support fellow riders and the equestrian sport with new and innovative products.

So, how did Sterling Essentials get their name? They wanted to create a name that would convey the classiness and high quality that their brand would represent. So, with the help of her husband (and co-founder), and Teal’s middle name, the brand was born. The logo was created with the help of a designer, and lots of family and friends’ opinions. Fun fact, the logo that is currently used was not Teal’s first choice for logo, however she now has no regrets over the decision. If you ask Teal to pick her most favorite product in the Sterling Essentials brand, she would pick her flag ship product, the Leather Cleaner. It was the product that started them off, the product that embodies all that Sterling Essentials stands for, and a product that is unlike any other on the market.

About Teal Shoop

Teal was only a few years old when she first got bit by the horse bug! At 9 years old she received riding lessons for her birthday. She can still recall how excited she was and even the first horse she had a lesson on. O’Malley, a solid bay quarter horse gelding, with the biggest, and most gentle eyes. After that first lesson, she made sure to ride as often as she could get the chance. She took the opportunity to try her hand at western, hunt seat, and currently rides at a hunter/jumper barn. Currently, Teal is horseless, after recently selling her beautiful gelding. However, this allows her explore varied disciplines and equestrian sports, as well as focus more on her family and business.

Going in Deep with Teal Shoop

What makes YOU Unique? Something that is a little quirky, but really cheers me up is the smell of sun-warmed pine needles! It is so relaxing, and reminds me of home.

What is something not everyone knows about you? I love to bake bread from scratch! Unfortunately I don’t have time to do it that often. But, there is something so fulfilling about pulling a warm, yummy, smells-oh-so-good loaf from the oven!

What would you tell your younger self? I would tell her to listen to her gut. Also, not to worry so much about what others may think of her. I’ve had to learn that when others judge me, this is really a reflection of them and who they are; nothing to do with me. Fear of judgement impacts us all, and it’s been a challenge for me to figure out how to overcome it. There’s no doubt that there are times when this has held me back, and it shouldn’t have. I’d tell myself to be honest with myself, to act fearless even if I’m not, and to just GO FOR IT!

Do you have a mantra you love, or live by? Have a plan.

What show do you like to binge watch? If I have time, I enjoy watching the original Magnum, P.I. with Tom Selleck. Who doesn’t crave their own private beach in Hawaii?

What is your favorite word? “Hunky dunky”

What profession other than your own would you attempt for a week? I would love to try being a College Professor.

What food could you not live without? Oh so many things could be on this list…and it would be a long list, but I do love a good cheeseburger (handmade with some seriously good cheddar). YUM!

How do you take your coffee/tea? I have never jumped onto the coffee bandwagon, but I am definitely a tea person. I enjoy a nice cup either plain, with a little honey, or sometimes a tiny splash of milk.

What book did you read last? I just finished up Murder in the CIA by Margaret Truman. I love curling up with a good mystery!

What is something you would like people to remember about you, and/or your brand? Sterling Essentials premium all natural, essential oil powered leather care products are the trusted must-have for discerning equestrians everywhere. Animal friendly, formulated to match the pH of leather to prevent premature degradation; and powered by essential oils to prevent mold/mildew. Our high quality products are widely acclaimed by top riders and amateurs alike, as the first choice in keeping leather and tack happy and healthy.

Conclusion

We hope you have enjoyed learning about Teal and Sterling Essentials, just as much as we have. I think it is fantastic that there are other products and businesses just like ours at Blanket Safe. Businesses that continue to make, assemble and package each product at their headquarters, before sending out to their new homes. Teal loves to hear how her products have also solved the struggles of other horse owners; the same issues that lead to the creation of the Sterling Essential products. It was wonderful to get to know Teal a little more personally, and I hope you took away plenty too!

We hope you join us next time for another look inside the life of another woman behind an amazing equestrian brand. Discover her dream and the adventure she has experienced. Until then, find more posts like this one, HERE.

Please make sure to check her out and follow on Facebook, Instagram and Online!

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Welcome to Blanket Safe 2020

RugSafe USA, LLC dba Blanket Safe Welcome to Blanket Safe 2020. Blanket Safe Initiatives and Free Products

RugSafe USA, LLC dba Blanket Safe. Welcome to 2020. Blanket Safe planning, discounts, and things we love in 2020

Well friends, I guess we are officially full steam ahead into the new year! So welcome to Blanket Safe 2020! You may have noticed that during the Holiday Season, I took some time off from the blog posts to focus on family, and getting all holiday orders out as quickly as possible. 2020 has a lot in store for us, and we believe that this year will be just as amazing, if not more than in 2019! So, lets discuss some of the things that we loving and some of the things we have planned!

Women in Equestrian Business

First things first, we will be getting back to fan favorite posts focusing on all the amazing women behind the equestrian brands next week! We are super excited. These posts have really picked up, and we are getting lots of emails from brands asking to be a part of this project. Great news is, we will be posting as much as we can, as long as time permits! So if you or any women owned equestrian business are interested, please feel free to email me at info@blanketsafe.com, and I will send you the questionnaire. We love supporting other brands, other women, and sharing all the insight and behind the scenes with YOU!

2020 Initiative

Throughout 2020 we will be making some new initiatives with our Blanket Safe brand. In December you may have received an email giving the details, if you didn’t get an email I recommend you signing up. We only send emails when we have news to share, deals or discounts, or important information. We do not blow up your inbox, trust me I don’t have time to design pointless emails. Also, in signing up, you get $$$ to use on your first purchase, so it is totally worth it. But I digress, the December email described our new 2020 initiatives to be better for the environment, and more environmentally conscious.

To do this, we will be offering a FREE REFILL on 8oz concentrate bottles. (8oz concentrates make 32oz of ready to use solution, you just add the water). To get more information on the Mix It Yourself Sets, check here! Great news, as I am typing this…the Mix-it Yourself Set still comes with FREE SHIPPING! We will also allowing any 32oz ready to use wash purchased from one of our retailers to receive a free refill! Our retailers support us, and we love to support them! Please make sure to check our list of retailers to find one local to you, this list is always expanding! We want our bottles to be reused and would love if you could help us do our part for the environment! To find more information on how to get your FREE REFILL, check here!

Blanket Safe mix it yourself set. Just add water to your 8oz concentrate.

Buy a Bottle for a Cause

This Spring 2020 we will be releasing a special bottle! A portion of the proceeds from each purchase of this specific bottle will be donated to this organization. The organization that was chosen will be announced once everything has been finalized. I will say, that it was chosen based off of the suggestions from an Instagram Poll. This wash will have a different look, scent and color from the options we currently have available! They will only be available at blanketsafe.com.

Travels in 2020

We are asked all the time if we will be a vendor at any horse shows during the Spring, Summer and Fall. And the truth is, at this time we have no plans to be. Because one of our main business goals is to support our retailers, we do not want to be in direct competition with any of our retailers, as some of our retailers have mobile units.

We will however be at trade shows throughout the year. Our next one being in about 2 weeks in Philadelphia.

Things we are Loving

We want to thank everyone for all the support! We are loving the fact that customers, bloggers, and other small business like Blanket Safe are doing unpaid reviews, shout outs, before and afters, blog posts. At Blanket Safe, we spend a lot of time supporting and giving shout outs to many of the brands and women business owners we love! We would especially like to thank Barn Laundry of Cape Cod, Bays 4 Days Crochet, and The $900 Facebook Pony. It takes a village to raise a child, but it takes a hardcore equestrian community to build an equestrian business, so thank you ladies for all the love!

Another thing I am crushing on right now, and I can’t get off my mind is this…so I thought I would share with you! So the other day I was scrolling through Amazon as I do while waiting for kids to go to sleep, and what did I find? This Gorgeous horse pendant! I love jewelry that is dainty, timeless, and I can wear without thinking it may turn colors! But, I’m not a huge yellow gold fan….I continued to dig and found one that was Sterling Silver for much much cheaper! So, I ordered it! Happy January to me!

Conclusion

So once again, Welcome to Blanket Safe 2020! I hope your 2019 ended with a bang, and your 2020 has gotten off to an awesome start! Don’t forget to take advantage of our free refills and our free shipping on the Mix It Yourself Sets!! Thank you for all the love in 2019, and for your continued support in 2020! Don’t forget to join us next week for another Women in Equestrian Business! Who will it be this time?! I can’t wait to see!

Much Love, and best Wishes for Safe and Happy Rides,

Laura & The Blanket Safe Team