Rush Sale

Hi everyone! We are having a special holiday rush sale this weekend – SCRATCH the weekend.. starting NOW, and ending Sunday 12/23/12. Orders over $25 will get free delivery (if you live in town) and cute wrapping!

Delivering will be made Sunday afternoon. The scents and sizes are limited, contact us and get yours!

To take us up on this awesome deal, just email at info@chica-fresca.com!

This special offer ends Sunday, so start ordering!

Help us meet our goal! We are just $421 away from reaching it! Be sure to have a great holiday season!

Craft Fair

Hi everyone! Sorry we haven’t been posting lately, but we just finished the Chimacum Arts and Crafts Fair last weekend. It was really fun, and a great experience for us. The most popular scents there were icy blue raspberry and mexican chocolate mini’s.

It’s almost Christmas, guys! Our mini’s are perfect stocking stuffers, and they are only $3 for sugar scrub, and $6 for bubbly bath salts. Karley and I are going to buy a lot of these for our friends too! If you would like to place an order online, contact us at info@chica-fresca.com. We also have a paypal account, so you can pay with that too.

Have a merry new holiday year!!!

Thanks for that quote, Tim, Pam, and Mia!

Getting Ready

Hi everyone! So, Christmas is coming up and we’ve got some great ideas for you! First, we have new stocking stuffer size cubes and salts! Perfect for slipping in the stocking or attaching on a present. We also have a new Christmas special scent! Peppermint Candy! Hope you guys are looking forward to Christmas!!

Yay!

Well hey there! We recently got an order for a house party! We are really excited about it, even if we don’t get to go… Anyway, I also wanted to give an update on what’s new with us. First of all, sugar cubes (or just sugar scrub)!! What are sugar cubes you ask? Well, they are sugar scrub in a cube form! Awesome, right? We are also working on the Naturals line, it should be out soon! Last, but not least, Chica Fresca mini’s!! They are the perfect size for stocking stuffers, just in time for Christmas. Also be sure to come the the Chimacum Arts and Crafts Fair in December! I will give more information later… Bye for now!

Questions

Yay! We got our first email! Tina asked:

1.What’s the most important part of keeping my skin fresh and clean?

2.Do I treat different parts of my body the same – or different?

Well, we think the most important part of keeping your skin fresh and clean is to keep it hydrated, and use moisturizing lotion. A brand I find that is really good for me, and it smells good too is Love and Toast. They make lotions, and other great body products. My favorite is the Mandarin Tea hand cream. I use it all over my body, not just on my hands. They also make body lotion, especially for all over your body. Also, it is very important just to clean your skin daily.

Another way you can keep your skin fresh and clean, is to make homemade products, like a fruit mask. Fruit masks clean, and moisturize your skin, leaving the skin feeling soft, and refreshed, while still using natural ingredients.

This great recipe, thanks to Natural-Homeremedies-For-Life, will help you make these awesome masks at home.

Some Tips:

Before you apply any facial mask, clean your face and neck with water. Also, take of all cosmetics, creams, or lotions. When finished, pat your skin dry.

You could also take a hot shower to clean and open up your pores.

When you have applied the fruit mask, make sure to place a towel under your head and neck. Optional: Put two cucumber slices on your eyes.

There are many fruit mask recipes to choose from, but today I chose a fruit salad-like mask.

Pineapple, Papaya, Mango, Honey, Fruit mask

This fruit mask is good for all skin types, but if you have sensitive skin, this recipe is not for you. It will make your skin soft and shiny, and will stimulate skin recovery.

What  you need:

  • 3 slices fresh Papaya
  • 1 slice fresh Pineapple
  • 2 slices fresh Mango
  • 1/2 tablespoon organic Honey

How to do it:

Warm up the honey until it becomes liquid (not too hot!) by putting it in a small glass or metal bowl which is immersed in hot water. Mash the papaya, mango and pineapple in a food processor and add the honey. Blend it until it doesn’t have any big chunks of fruit in it.

Spread this gently and equally with your fingertips on your clean face and neck: keep the eye area clear.

Now lie down, relax and leave the mask on for 20 minutes.

When you are done, wash it off with lukewarm water. Pat your skin dry, and add moisturizer. This will “seal” your skin to keep the moisture inside.

Be sure to try this recipe, and email us for more suggestions!

Karley

Hi everybody! I wanted to mention something Karley did recently. Karley went to a celebration for the Writers in the Schools Anthology in Seattle. She got to read an excerpt of her story there! Awesome, right?Check out the website: WITS. Be sure to congratulate her!!!! As I have mentioned, please email us at info@chica-fresca.com for any ideas for Advice from Chicas. Thanks! Talk to you guys soon.

Testing

Heyyy! Karley has just dropped off some of the sugar cubes that she made! They turned out great, but we are still testing until we get our final recipe. No one has emailed for Advice From Chicas!!! Come on people! I have nothing to write about here. Email!!!! Please?

Girls’ Night Out

Hello! Girls’ Night Out is coming up on Thursday! We are really excited that our products are going to be part of one of their gift baskets!! If you are wondering what Girls’ Night Out is, well, I will tell you. This awesome night lets girls and women go out and shop at different stores. You can buy a bag to carry all the goodies you get in the stores! This night also gains Breast Cancer awareness.This year’s theme is Pajama Party!! We get to wear our pajamas out downtown! Awesome, right?  If you live in the area, hope you can make it!

Oatmeal Bath

Alana here. Time for another article from Advice from Chicas!

Today, I will give you step-by-step instructions on how to make an oatmeal bath. Oatmeal baths are very relaxing and soothing when your skin feels itchy, or is inflamed. Oatmeal is really good for your skin, and it leaves it feeling soft, and refreshed.

You will need:

  • Plain, unflavored, (preferably whole-grain) oatmeal; finer oatmeal is best
  • Small lavender buds (about 1/4 to 1/2 cup) (optional)
  • Lavender (or other) essential oils (optional), for a relaxing bath, check for all usage precautions
  • 1/2 to 1 cup of buttermilk or regular milk, for a relaxing, softening bath (optional)
  • Epsom salts, for a rejuvenating bath (optional)
  • Coffee filters
  • A rubber band

The first step is to pour about 1/3 to 3/4 cup of oatmeal into a measuring cup. The amount you use will depend on the size of your coffee filter.

The second step is to push down on the dry oatmeal with the back of a spoon. This will get rid of any clumps that might have formed in storage. You can skip this step if your oatmeal is already in smallish pieces.

You can also ad extras to the oatmeal to make it more relaxing.

Extras could be:

  • Lavender buds. If you don’t have lavender buds, take a stalk of dried lavender and break the buds off the branch and use those.
  • Add a few drops of your preferred essential oil to the bowl. Be sure to choose a safe essential oil for bath use. Although this step is optional, it does make it more relaxing.

Mix all additions in well with the spoon until the contents are evenly distributed. Note: If you are taking an oatmeal bath for itchy skin or inflamed skin, skip the essential oils. They might aggravate you skin even more.

The next step is to spoon the mixture into the coffee filter. It doesn’t matter too much what size filter, but a big one would be helpful to store more of the mixture.

Then, tie it off with the rubber band. If you don’t have a rubber band, use a string, or ribbon. The rubber band is the easiest to use, unless you have someone to help tie the bag up.

Fill the tub with relatively hot water. If you are adding milk, pour the milk into the tub under running water.

If you are adding Epsom salts, ad about 3/4 of it to the buttermilk when you pour it into the tub. Epsom salts will help sore muscles, and they will help you skin be softer. If you are treating your skin for itchiness or soreness, skip this step.

Throw the oatmeal bag in the back of the tub, away from the end with the running water. Let cool until it is tolerable for you to bathe. When it was hot, the heat would cause the essences of oatmeal and lavender to disperse.

Once in the bath, you can gently squeeze the oatmeal sachet to release more of the liquid through out the bath. Don’t squeeze too hard if you’re using the coffee filter, or it will break and the oatmeal will spill in the bathtub. Enjoy the bath for as long as you like, but if you are treating itchy or inflamed skin, don’t stay in longer than 10 minutes to avoid making your skin even more itchy and inflamed.

You can also light candles to make it more relaxing.

  • If you have a skin condition, dry with care, using gentle blotting actions with a soft towel over the itchy or sore parts of your skin.
  • Repeat as needed. The beauty of oatmeal baths is that they are gentle enough to be enjoyed daily if wished.

Hope you enjoyed, and please comment or email if there are any questions, or any treatments you would like us to go over! Thanks!

Advice from Chicas

Hi everyone. We had an idea to start a new advice article: Advice from Chicas! Hope you like the first article!

After long days, don’t you just feel like going to a spa? But if you aren’t up for the fee, try taking our product home and have a mini spa there!

If you are a quick shower person, then you should try our sugar scrub, available in many scents. We recommend using candles to make the room smell good, then rub the scrub over your skin. This is really great for dry skin in places such as elbows and knees.

If you are more of a long bath person, our bubbly  bath salts are perfect for you! To get the full spa experience, try lighting good-smelling candles, dim the lights, add a little calming music, and relax. The salts will bubble and sooth your skin gently, while they smell great too!

If you aren’t sure of what scent is for you, we’re here to help! For sugar scrub, sweet and sugary kind of people would probably love mexican chocolate, and strawberry lemonade. Fruity people would like cucumber melon, and pink grapefruit. Bold people would like Coconut Lemongrass. For bubbly bath salts, the fruity scents are cucumber melon and pink grapefruit. The bold scent is coconut lemongrass. More shy scents are asian pear and lily, and sweet rain.

If you have any questions, email us at info@chica-fresca. We would love to hear from you! Have any questions about treatments you can do at home? Or anything else related with beauty products? Comment or email! Your comment or question might even make it into one of our posts! Thanks for reading.