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Leaves of Three, Let it Be!

By Caileen  |  Wednesday, April 02, 2014 |  , , , , , ,  |  Leave comment

Dear Friends,

I have a confession to make… I am a bit ashamed to admit that…. I have never seen poison oak or poison ivy with my very own eyes {GASP!}. Yes, I've seen photos of the noxious plants (Obviously; I work for the makers of Tecnu, & Tecnu Extreme), but have yet to run across the poison oak that covers vast areas of the great state of Oregon. Now, to my defense, I grew up on the Eastern side of the state that is more of a desert-like climate; not necessarily the environment where poison oak thrives. It's not as if you get hired at Tec Labs, and are immediately required to go and throw yourself into the nearest patch of poison oak to prove your worth and understanding for the oak and ivy line of products. In fact, my lack of experience with the plant(s) fueled me to learn more about poison oak, the rash, and the struggles those with horrible cases deal with!

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Sunshine Dreams on Rainy Days

By Caileen  |  Tuesday, March 04, 2014 |  , , , ,  |  Leave comment

Earth's breathtaking beauties await…

Dear Readers:

I find myself in a conundrum this time of year… The holidays have come and gone, yet it isn't quite warm enough for long days and countless hours spent outdoors. For now, we dream of warmer temperatures and sunny days, awaiting that much needed fresh air and renewed appreciation for Mother Nature and all of her offerings. So, in the spirit of outdoor dreams, I decided to draft a list of my top 5 dream hikes with a little help from National Geographic; because who knows the outdoors of this beautiful planet better than Nat Geo? {No one, that's who!} These are the trails that live in your fantasies. The trails that you may never see with your own eyes, but hold onto the hope of "one day." The trails so beautiful in pictures that you question whether they actually exist. Yes, those. The holy grail of trails. If wishes were fishes… These would be my top 5:

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Field Test It!

By Caileen  |  Thursday, January 23, 2014 |  Not tagged  |  Leave comment


Not too long ago, Tec Labs participated in a field test with the North American Hunting Club. The product of choice was Tecnu Extreme Medicated Poison Ivy Scrub; if you've ever had a run in with the "evil ivy" (or, oak) you may be familiar with it! As soon as we signed the dotted line on the agreement, off went several cases of Tecnu Extreme to be tested by a group of 800ish members of the North American Hunting Club. Now, I know what you're thinking… we paid these people to say nice things about our product. Sorry to disappoint, but that couldn't be further from the truth! In fact, the folks who participate sign up to test products with StuffStuff.com. For each product review they write (good, bad, & ugly) they receive points that they can later exchange for the merchandise of their choice! Pretty sweet deal, huh? They get free merchandise for sharing their opinions, and we get great feedback from our consumers so we can continue to improve our product offerings! These are just a few of our favorite consumer comments:

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New Year's Resolutions of the Outdoors Enthusiast

By Caileen  |  Monday, January 06, 2014 |  , , , ,  |  Leave comment

Dear Friends,

Happiest of New Year's to you! We sure hope that 2013 was kind to you and yours, and that it was a memorable year! Now, before you stop reading this post because you're sick of seeing content about New Year's Resolutions give me a chance! This isn't your typical list of resolutions (i.e. lose weight, eat healthier, stop smoking, be a better person, etc.), this list is strictly for outdoors enthusiasts and those who aspire to be. So in 2014, let's give our minds a break, cover new terrain, try something new, & most importantly, let's appreciate this beautiful earth we call home and spend as much time soaking up her beauty as we can! To help you get started, we've compiled our top 10 outdoors resolutions; use our list as a guide, make your own, or create a combination of ours and yours:

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Consumers Say It Best

By Caileen  |  Thursday, December 12, 2013 |  , , ,  |  1 comment

Dear Readers,

Might I just start by saying, no one says it better than you do. Period! This post is dedicated to you, our dear, outspoken friends.  We love that you devote your precious time to spreading the good word about Tecnu® in the various social media outlets you frequent! And because it would be a crime to let your poetic musings go unseen, I have compiled a few of my all-time-favorite posts, tweets, shares, and the like, for your viewing pleasure. Countless hours have been spent at my desk smiling and laughing as I watch your posts tic across my screen.  Remember that show, "Kids Say the Darndest Things" with Bill Cosby? Well, I see Cosby and his kids, and raise him Tecnu® and its consumers! Tecnu Consumers Say the Darndest Things! We certainly can't blame you, there are few things that get people riled up like a flaming, irritated, nasty poison oak or ivy rash; and as a result, clever quips, wisecracks, retorts and more are born…

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