Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Homemade Coconut Oil Salt or Sugar Scrub

I was inspired from my good friend Jessica to make this coconut oil salt body scrubs. After she told me about this coconut oil body scrub she made, I just had to try it. It was so easy and works like a charm to soften rough skin. She is all about healthy eating, healthy living and during her visit we talked the great changes she's made making healthier experiences for herself and others. Thanks Jessica, love this! I also love the sugar scrub also in this post. Keep reading! 
 Thanks for stopping by, Ciao Claudia




Thanks Jessica!

Homemade Coconut Oil Salt Scrub 

1 1/2 cups coconut oil
2 cups Epsom salt
20 drops of your favorite oil ( lavender, fruit scents whatever you like)

The easiest way to mix this is to microwave the coconut oil for a few seconds to become easy to stir.
In a bowl add the oil, salt and mix until well combined. I used disposable bowls and old spoons to mix it with.

Stir in the fragrance oil.

For the Sugar Scrub:

You read that right! These are both two ways to make fabulous scented body scrubs that removes dead skin. I was amazed to see the results in just two uses. Perfect all year long. I made two different kinds. The salt scrub is great to make the bottoms of your feet silky smooth or any rough area of your skin. The sugar perfect for arms, legs, especially after a beach day. Just like going to a spa, so pamper yourself! Use your favorite fragrance oils or citrus peels in either one.  Most jars to store this great scrub in can be found in local thrift stores or use some fancy food jars. Thanks for reading and check out this short Youtube clip above and subcribe and stop by and visit Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine two of my favorite pass times. Ciao Claudia














2 cups sugar
1/3 cup coconut oil
20 drops of your favorite fragrance oil

Proceed same directions.

Place in pretty air tight containers ( I got mine at the dollar store). Add a ribbon. These makes great gifts! I love the salt one in the summer especially to use on the bottoms of your feet it makes them so soft and it smells great!

Note:
Be sure to clean the shower floors or bathtub as this residue can become very slippery.
You can also view this article on Parade Magazine where it is featured! Check it out here

Friday, July 14, 2017

GOODWIPES Summer Tour 2017 #WipesOnWheels

Thank you GoodWipes  for sponsoring this post!  all opinions are my own...


I am so excited to introduce this awesome product to you,  GOODWIPES! I can't tell you how many times we've been stuck in traffic while traveling and could have used these GOODWIPES They are wonderful and a perfect way to freshen up in the car when you can't stop! It's practically a shower in a wipe! Check out our family video below!



Jennifer, Antonio and Talia's mom, use these knowing they are gentle for kids and they were feeling fresh again while being wiped down after an 8 hours of drowsy travel on the road. 

 GoodWipes are awesome to re hydrate after any long trip! The kids were refreshed and ready to move on for some fun on our vacation! 

 I thank the folks and makers of GoodWipes  for this opportunity to share this awesome product with my viewers. Also a big shout out to my friends over at The Women Bloggers




GoodWipes is a great product that you can find at some Walmarts and available in 638 locations nationwide in the feminine hygiene section! For those of you taking long trips this is a must have or even some day trips! Check them out on Facebook!  Are you following them on Twitter?




I love how they're good for you and the earth too! This product is great for re hydrating with soothing ingredients like aloe and chamomile, along with vitamin E with none of the bad stuff like alcohol or parabens which dry out your skin.

Guess what's even better? They are the only flushable and biodegradable feminine wipe on the market. Here are the closest stores to find them. Click HERE for your nearest Walmart where GOODWIPES are sold.

There is more than one awesome and unique quality they have. They smell great, feel super smooth and are so soft too!  One of the greatest innovations ever for traveling!



 Oh, AND they're traveling from Atlanta across the country through Texas and California on their #WipesOnWheelsTour. They're living out of a converted school bus for 40 days!  HOW fun is that!


 This is an amazing product that is great for the whole family.  As GOODWIPES says "they keep you peachy clean from front, back and side to side!"

They can certainly be used on children of all ages. Baby Wipes dry out the skin on sensitive area's, bad for pH and your skin, smells way too strong plus they CANNOT be flushed.

Other feminine hygiene wipes use pH/skin-threatening ingredients and are certainly not eco-friendly like GOODWIPES.  Time to get moving! Everyone out there safe travels and don't forget to pack your goodwipes!




What a great Summer Tour 2017!



Happy GOODWIPES Tour 2017! #wipesonwheels

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Do your fingernails peel and crack?





Fragile nails that peel and crack is a common concern and diet is not the only cause. There are four main reasons why nails become brittle:

Aging: As we age, the integrity and strength of nails can weaken and split.

Damage: One of the most common causes of peeling and cracking nails is from repetitive exposure to water with swimming, dishwashing or bathing, chemical exposure, or repetitive trauma such as biting. These actions can breakdown the nail matrix which can weaken the structure and lead to the peeling and cracking.

Diet: In addition to calcium, iron and vitamins A and D are essential building blocks for strong nails. Also, a deficiency of vitamin B12 can lead to dry nails which split easily.

Other medical conditions: Brittle and cracked nails can be a clue to other potential medical conditions such as thyroid disorder, liver and kidney disease. If nails are thickened in addition to being brittle, this may be due to a fungal infection or psoriasis.
Try the following tips to keep your nails strong and healthy:
  • Decrease prolonged exposure to wet conditions. Wear cotton-lined rubber gloves and limit prolonged moisture such as with dishwashing and bathing.
  • Avoid chemical use: Wear protective gloves when cleaning and use less harsh chemicals if possible. Try to avoid nail polish removal, but if needed, use a remover with a non-acetone base.
  • Decrease repetitive trauma: Stop biting nails or using them to pick at things. Avoid using metal instruments for manicures as this can cause trauma to the nail.
  • Keep your nails trimmed or filed to prevent catching on objects and further damage.
  • Eat a diet rich in calcium, and vitamins A and D.
Because nails regrow slowly at approximately 3 mm each month, healthy regrowth can take up to six months.

Homemade Coconut Oil Salt or Sugar Scrub

I was inspired from my good friend Jessica to make this coconut oil salt body scrubs. After she told me about this coconut oil body scrub s...