Who Is Jackson? The Creator Of CrackZapIt!, but there's more...

Well, this won't answer every question about 'who is Jackson Ordean?", but here are some highlights and history about the creator of CrackZapIt!

Hi, I'm Jackson, the guy with the cat {;>). I grew up on the Southern California coast in the 40's and 50's (no typo, I'm a 'mature' fellow).

I was no academic whiz, but I had a lot of fun surfing, baking in the sun, making model airplanes out of sticks, paper, and glue.

I worked on bicycles, cars and motorcycles in my spare time, worked at a gas station, became a 'glasser at Hobie Surfboards, in the mid 60's.

I got out of the Army in late '68, and went to school to learn Ceramics (Hand thrown pottery, sculpture) and get a teaching certificate.

By the early 70's, I was a potter/sculptor exhibiting at the Laguna Beach Sawdust Festival, and a High School Ceramics teacher.

ABOUT THIS TIME IN MY LIFE, age 30ish, I noticed that the wet/dry cycle of clay and glazes on the skin of my fingers was starting to take a toll, along with all the glue, resin, acetone, and solvent, from my other activities.

I started getting finger cracks! They hurt! Especially when I'd wind the nylon cut off line around my forefingers to cut a pitcher or vase off the potter's wheel!

'Who is Jackson' took a RADICAL turn in the late 70's when I moved to SW Colorado and started working as a carpenter, now in dry and cold half the year.

I found that if I walked outside in 10 degree weather, started chopping wood for my wood stove, and took my glove off, BANG! Almost spontaneously, the tips of my fingers would get deep, sometimes bleeding,cracks!

I then taught in a rural school, K-12 Art the next 21 years. Back to the wet/dry cycle, every period in the day, especially cleaning up after my little artists!

(Then home to, yep, chop wood in the Winter - I love wood heat! But I digress...)

During Summers and after retiring from teaching, I got into interior remodeling, sanding, painting, setting tile (the alkaline materials in mortar and grout REALLY eat up your hands!)

... And all the other finger skin abusing activities that go along with that job!

I've mentioned that I tried lots of stuff for these finger cracks, couldn't get anymore of something that 'kinda' worked (but I didn't know it was toxic back then)...

In great frustration, but still hopeful, I ended up developing CrackZapIt! for my own personal use.

Over a period of years, I PUSHED ON AND DEVELOPED THIS natural skin care therapy as a commercial product, easily carried wherever you are, easily applied to finger cracks, in a lip balm tube!

Bottom line is that, sure, I'm making a business out of CrackZapIt!...BUT MORE THAN EQUAL TO THAT - I want to bless others with the relief that I experienced!

Well, kind of like 'swiss cheese', with a lot left out, but that gives a pretty good idea about 'who is jackson?'.

Thanks for stickin' with me! And, hey, I'm still havin' lots of fun flying model airplanes. AND LIFE IS Radical!

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Folks  Who Love CrackZapIt! say, 

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"Thank you so much for this wonderful product. As an art teacher and child care giver I was washing my hands quite a bit. It wasn't long before I developed those painful cracks on my fingers. It got to the point where I couldn 't do the crafts I enjoy. I've tried everything but nothing worked until I used CrackZapit! Hooray! I will certainly be spreading the word about this miracle in a tube as I keep spreading it on my sore, cracked digits.Thanks again ! "

-Janet in Philadelphia, PA 

"We purchased CrackZapIt! On vacation this summer at Murdoch's in Craig, Colorado. My husband gets horrible cracks on his thumb and I noticed this at the checkout counter. I thought," Why not? "And purchased a tube. OMG! This was the best purchase ever !! His thumb cracks disappeared within a day. We both used it on our trip through Colorado to Yellowstone and Glacier. We now recommend it to everyone ... Thanks for a great product. "

-Nancy, Omaha, NE, 

"This is the only stuff that worked on my hand cracks .... and I've turned it on to my bartender friends in Mexico Beach, FL and they loved it !!!" (Ed.Note: Yes! It works in humid Florida where folks STILL get finger and thumb cracks!)


"I have eczema on my fingers and I tried CRACK ZAP IT and it was very soothing. It healed up so quickly like magic! It has helped tremendously and I decided to carry one tube in my purse all the time. My husband tried it on his cracked finger tips, it worked great and the result was amazing. We want to buy a few CRACK ZAP IT so we can give them as gifts to our friends and family .... "


" During the winter months, my fingers crack right at the tip on the edge of the nail. In addition to being painful it's hard to do small delicate tasks because of soreness and bandaids. I used CrackZapIt one time and over night my fingers were starting to heal and I could get rid of the bandaids. This is a "must carry in your pocket" for anyone who works outdoors. "


"I carry a tube with me all the time. It's always available to use at any time and really stops the pain of finger cracking. It helps heal the cracks in the creases of my fingers. In the winter time I'm never without it ! "


"Great for those cracks on your fingertips. I love it so much I'm getting some for my mom. Better than anything I've ever tried!"

-New Hampshire

"Heals dry cracked and bleeding fingers like magic. Nothing else even comes close. Its the only way we can get through the winter around here! Don't ever stop selling it please!"


I have found they work best together by applying the CRACKZAPIT first to any open areas, then apply the O'Keefe's. Then enjoy your painfree healing hands! "