“The Smell of Fresh Grass, Rain-Soaked Earth, Flowers & Tall Grasses Are Part of My Soul”
CYPRESS NATURALS ASPIRES TO CHANGE LIVES THROUGH BEAUTIFUL, DIVINELY CREATED, NATURE-INSPIRED BODY PRODUCTS THAT WE MAKE WITH MORE LOVE THAN ANYBODY!
Our handmade bath and body products are ethically- and sustainably-made in small batches with wholesome, aroma-rich ingredients that inspire mindful connection to nature, memories, and our beautiful, multi-faceted world.
A front-row seat to Mother Nature’s graceful drama
I grew up on a small farm in rural Ohio where we had a beautiful grove full of trees. It was easy to find peace in that place as it grew and changed with each season. I remember my grandfather sleeping against a tree in the grove after my grandmother passed away. The grove was a sanctuary, a place of dreaming and rest. It’s easy to become an observer – and participant! – of nature’s vitality when other distractions aren’t around.
THE SMELL OF FRESH GRASS, RAIN-SOAKED EARTH, FLOWERS AND TALL GRASSES ARE PART OF MY SOUL.
Cypress Naturals Founder
Cypress Naturals Co-founder, Ben Dralle
Cypress Naturals wouldn’t have launched without co-founder Ben Dralle. Side-by-side, Ben and Diana worked tirelessly to formulate CN’s signature made-from-scratch recipes, blending high-quality ingredients with tons of love for our clients. Ben’s specialty is a unique understanding of scents, blending and texture. You’ll appreciate his artistry when taking a pleasant whiff of our products or experiencing the creamy texture of our balms.
Although Ben now lives “up north” as we say down here in Memphis, he continues to support to Cypress Naturals with his knowledge and passion for self-care products.
My Creative Process
WE HAVE AN AWESOME STUDIO IN MEMPHIS, BUT INSPIRATION COMES FROM OUTSIDE.
Each product we make is inspired by mindful interaction with the natural world. I’m happiest sitting atop a kayak on The Wolf. Nothing helps a person stay in the moment more than being immersed in nature… or being with a dog… or a nice glass of Oregon Pinot.
Colors, sights, sounds, aromas
How something feels in my hand
I ask myself…
Does it bring peace right where I am standing?
Is it something that adds value to our lives in that specific moment?
Something we can capture and tuck away for later when things aren’t feeling so great?
That’s what we want – a moment of Zen and connection; to be fully present in the moment and drink in what is beautiful even if it’s a 10-minute shower.
A moment of reverent connection
WHEN WE BEGIN TO CONSIDER WHAT CYPRESS NATURALS HAD TO OFFER, IT BECAME IMMEDIATELY CLEAR: WE WANT TO EVOKE CONNECTION BETWEEN HUMANS AND OUR INCREDIBLE WORLD.
In each and every product, my first consideration is what positive emotion I can help nudge along:
How will you feel when you hold one of our soaps or a bottle of shower spritz in your hand?
Is the container beautifully presented that feels especially created just for our client? Does the scent remind you of something you’ve experienced outside or from your childhood? How will it smell? Will it bring to mind a spring shower, a wet snowy day, fruit on the tree or the earthy smell of the garden? Maybe a scent that reminds you of someone you love?
We’re constantly exploring new ways to curate mildful, pleasing moments for you and those you care about through our products. I’m grateful to be part of your journey!
We don’t mess!
OUR DESIRE IS FOR YOU TO HAVE A TINGLE IN YOUR TOES WHEN YOU SEE OUR PRODUCTS ON YOUR DOORSTEP BECAUSE YOU KNOW YOU’RE IN FOR A NATURE-INSPIRED TREAT!
In our home studio in Memphis, Tennessee, we craft our soaps, bath salts, balms, shower sprays, and tattoo sprays with high-quality, nature-inspired ingredients.
Our packaging reflects our respect for our planet. We use sustainably-produced, recyclable, and biodegradable cartons and packaging whenever we can, and we encourage the re-purposing of our packages. Subscribe to our newsletter to receive fun, creative ideas for reusing our packaging!
GOOD THINGS DO GOOD.
Cypress Naturals seeks to partner with like-minded organizations and ministries in the Mid-South to help preserve and sustain hope.
One of the cardinal rules for hikers and campers is to always leave their grounds better than they found it.
It’s one of our rules, too.
Cypress Naturals is actively exploring organizations here in the Memphis area that we would love to partner with and promote. Causes close to my heart include:
- Those helping people who struggle hard with mental illness,
- Those helping victims of human trafficking and prostitution, and
- Those who work hard to better our natural world and the creatures who live with us.
As we make these partnerships, you’ll be the first to know! Subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on social media.
"Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms - to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”
- Viktor Frankl
I will never stop thinking of new ways to delight you, pamper you and offer beautiful products for you, your family, and friends.
Life is hard, but humans are gifted with magnificent brains that are capable of change and re-invention.
Cypress Naturals aspires to change lives through beautiful, nature-inspired soaps that we make with more love than anybody! Try us and see. We hope to give you joy.
If I’m not doing good, then what, exactly, am I doing anyway?
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