Wailani's Body Scrubs- Coconutty Calm Review

Wailani's loves Sandy of Frazee Photography.  She is an extremely talented photographer, not only capturing the face of the business, but is beloved by my children from their first photography session- capturing a truly priceless memory.


Specifically for Wailani's, Sandy wrote one of the first product reviews.  Her kind words and amazing photography skills will always be a valued part of the Wailani's family.  Mahalo nui loa (thank you very much) Sandy!


Today’s post is non-photography related! I wanted to take a minute and let you know about this fabulous product, it’s a line of body scrubs by a local company called Wailani’s. This is a brand new business started up by one of my clients, and I am so excited for her new adventure. Starting a business can be exhausting, stressful, chaotic, but very rewarding….believe me, I know!

Wailani’s body scrubs are amazing, for many reasons, but what really gets me to use it is that:

1. It is made up of all natural and organic products- you don’t have to worry about what is touching your skin.

2. It is relaxing and smells great in the shower.

3. It does not leave an oily/greasy feeling on your skin


I really like the coconutty calm, check out the store Wailani’s, pick out a scent and let me know which one you selected and how much you love it! You can also like the Wailani’s facebook page and keep up with what’s going on in the world of Wailani’s.




Wailani's - It Works!

Recently, Wailani's shared that the #1 tip for smooth legs when shaving: Exfoliate!  You'll see below that the It Works! body wraps also say that the first step is to exfoliate.  When I looked into the products that have before and after pictures showing tightening and firming in as little as 45 minutes, I was happy to find similar ingredients in Wailani's products, such as green tea and jojoba oil.  What I liked best about the claim is that it does not dehydrate, which can gives false results, but instead delivers natural ingredients topically to improve skin appearance and we already know from the International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine, that the caffeine in green tea has been seen to reduce dimpling due to cellulite.


When I tried it, no there are no before and after pictures, I decided to use Wailani's Golden Pineapple Body Scrub to exfoliate before use, high in Coconut Oil, which has its own healthful properties. I can tell you that applying the wrap was super easy, unlike my plastic body wrapping skills. The aroma was pleasant, which must be from the Rosemary and Eucalyptus oils.  Over an hour later and I was still feeling a pleasant cooling sensation, so I left it on overnight, as the instructions suggest.  Even though I did not take pictures, I did take measurements and can tell you that the next morning, there was a 1 cm difference, a nice confirmation of their tightening and firming claim. 

So now that I've peaked your interest, here's some more information from one of Lauren Radatz, an Independent Consultant for It Works! Global:

Becoming Healthy was my goal after I had my children. Each pregnancy took it's toll on my body, with each one making it more difficult to lose weight. Eating healthy and exercising became my passion, and teaching others how to achieve their fitness and weight-loss goals became my hobby. After doing a lot of research, I found  It Works! a business that I wholeheartedly believe in. It Works! Global is a direct sales company that offers All Natural Health, Wellness and Anti-Aging products. It's widely recognized for their world's first naturally based body contouring line. Our Ultimate Body Applicator is a cloth wrap, formulated with all natural ingredients that promotes optimal skin health, and hydration of the skin, while tightening, toning and firming the targeted area in 45 minutes. They provide nutritional supplements that promote cleansing, detoxification, and alkalizing of the body systems. We also supply a skincare and anti-aging product line as well.  Also, for signing up with It Works! as a distributor or a customer, you have access to FITworks. Which includes daily exercise routines, meal plans, grocery lists, recipes, and support from our Fitworks team. I'm really excited about my  Business and how it's helping me continue a healthy life.

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I had the chance to try and use Wailani's Mango Green Tea Body Scrub. The scrub was amazing, it left my skin feeling soft and smooth, while feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. The smell of the scrub was delicious! Even after the shower, I can still smell a tropical oasis. I also Love the fact that all the body scrubs are made of all natural ingredients. The number one thing to get optimal results for the wrap was to use all natural soaps or body scrubs, so I exfoliated my belly before I wrapped last night, with the Mango Green Tea Scrub. My belly still feels nice and smooth! 

How to get Optimal Results from the wrap:

1) Take a hot shower and exfoliate your targeted area, just before wrapping. Do NOT use soap with lanolin. It’s best to use all-natural soaps or body scrubs. If you don't have any it’s better to just use a hot wash cloth without any soap at all.

2) If you take medications of any kind (including birth control, Tylenol, Ibuprofen, or prescriptions) do not wrap within 3 hours of taking them.

3) Drink plenty of water!! This is a MUST!!! The recommended amount is half of your body weight in ounces. When I wrap, I use our Greens as well as drink plenty of water. The Greens detoxify, alkalize, and promote pH balance within the body. So you're getting rid of more toxins while wrapping.

4) Do not sweat while you are wearing the wrap. You want the natural ingredients to absorb into your pores, not be pushed out. So just relax. Wear the wrap a minimum of 45 minutes. Approx. 80% of the ingredients will be absorbed into your pores during the first 45 minutes so it’s perfectly fine to wear the wrap longer. The longer it can stay on the better, so sleep in it if you want!

5) Take before and after photos! Front view and side view

Let me know how I can help you!

Lauren Radatz

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NSU Men’s Soccer Fall Fundraiser

The passion for all natural body scrubs came from the mission to live healthier and how fitting is it that the first fundraiser that Wailani’s supports is a sports team, the Northeastern State University Men’s Soccer Team.  These guys are all about living healthy to perform and not just for the viral sensation video highlighting their great ball skills.  If you haven’t seen it yet, you’re going to be amazed, and it was edited by Senior Midfielder Juan Gonzalez from Ecuador.

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Let’s go into a little more information on why they’re a great team to support.  Since the 2012 campaign ended in a double overtime loss in the Elite Eight of the NCAA Division II tournament to a team that went to the finals, the team has been hungry.  Currently ranked #5 in the nation, their record is 5-0-3 with eight games left in the regular season.  But enough about stuff you could find on the internet, here’s some little known facts you might not know about members of the team.

The team has traveled up to a 13 hour bus ride to play conference and non-conference opponents.  Players have been known to bring egg crates on the bus to sleep on the floor and some have taken to bringing air freshener to keep the atmosphere a little ‘nicer.’  Their favorite movie to watch on the bus is Wedding Crasher, though one player is pulling for a vote for The Gladiator, phew those were clean choices, and their favorite warm-up song for pre-game rituals is Wake Me Up by Avicii.  Their usual pre-game meal is chicken and pasta with sauce on the side and water or a favorite $5 12” sandwich.


There are six international players on the team of 28.  One player studied for and became a US citizen last year and let me tell you, that test is hard.  One of the players, Roberto Soares from Brazil, can speak four languages: Portuguese, Spanish, English, and Indonesian, just in case you need a translator in your future.

After his first fall season, Coach Rob Czlonka hosted a banquet for the players and was given an award by the team of most likely to quote movies.  Apparently this still rings true, at the helm of his third season as head coach of the RiverHawks.  Sports inspiring movies include The Miracle, Hoosiers, Coach Carter, and more recently MoneyBall.  Some of the players, especially the international ones, tell him he needs to update his movie analogies or maybe stop quoting movies.

It is not ironic that the team’s favorite saying  is, “Look Good, Play Good,” considering the proceeds from this fundraiser are going to help cover the costs of new uniforms next year.  Why do they need new uniforms, might you ask?  Well, it seems that the team is not afraid of a little contact.  Particularly, every time they travel to Missouri, there seems to be a major injury: Concussion and broken facial bones; broken wrist; and hospitalization due to heat exhaustion.


The following is their schedule for the remainder of the season.  Scrubs are available for purchase at home games and if you’re not able to come support them in person, you can contact Wailani’s to find out how to support the fundraiser from your location.  Why not stock up on Christmas presents or bring your Thanksgiving cook a unique gift, Pumpkin Pie Body Scrub, while supporting a group of great guys?!

10/11/2013         HOME                   Midwestern State University                        7 pm

10/17/2013         HOME                   Lindenwood University                               7 pm

10/19/2013         HOME                   Southwest Baptist University                      7 pm

10/21/2013         HOME                   Southern Nazarene University                    6:30 pm

10/24/2013         AWAY                   Fort Hays State University                          7 pm

10/26/2013         AWAY                   Southern Nazarene University                   1 pm

10/28/2013         AWAY                   Ouachita Baptist University                        4 pm

11/1/2013     HOME- SR GAME          Harding University                                     5pm

Go RiverHawks!


Pumpkins in Hawai'i

So, just for a reminder that Hawai’i celebrates Thanksgiving too, Wailani’s wanted to do a Pumpkin Pie body scrub.  Even though the change of seasons doesn’t involve the changing leaves that other places enjoy, there are noticeable differences, days getting shorter and rain spells getting longer, that are equated with the fall.  There are pumpkin patches, though you might be more likely to find a maze in a pineapple field than a corn field.



While many parts of the Thanksgiving spread might not resemble the traditional meal served at the first Thanksgiving, for example eating with chopsticks, there is one part that does and should remain the same: Pumpkin Pie.  It’s not for sentimental reasons, though I’m sure we all have a favorite memory, it’s because of the awesome vitamin packed punch this ingredient boasts, 280% of your daily recommended Vitamin A value in one serving. 

Vitamin A has too many benefits to healthy living to list here, but just to give you an idea of the reported skin property benefits, they include reducing wrinkles and protecting your skin against UV damage from sun exposure.

Whenever  I find a superfood, I’m always trying to add it to everything.  My favorite thing to get a vitamin packed punch for the day is a breakfast shake.  I make it for the kids to get extra antioxidants from blueberries or a boost of anti-inflammatory from spinach.  I even get some omega 3s in there for heart health with ground flax seed.

While Wailani’s Pumpkin Pie Body Scrub might smell like you could eat it, enjoy an Immunity Packed Pumpkin Smoothie instead.


Immunity Packed Pumpkin Smoothie

~12-14 oz. smoothie

Blend and enjoy!

4 T pumpkin

¼ tsp cinnamon

½ c spinach

1 T ground flax seed

¼ c blueberries

1/3 c mango

1 T honey

1/3 c coconut water (depending on your preferred consistency)

Have fun and live healthy!

Aloha Grace Choi

One of my favorite things to do is cook healthy foods that my family loves to eat.  In teaching myself about the health properties of various foods, I quickly discovered that many superfoods with amazing consumption benefits had transformative topical benefits as well.  And thus was born an all natural body scrub company. 

Therefore, the very first blog for Wailani’s is going to go back to the source of Wailani’s inspiration, cooking, featuring Cooking Channel personality, Grace Choi.



Grace Choi is host of Cooking Channel’s short form program Cooking with Grace.  She is a PhD candidate and adjunct instructor in Food Studies at NYU, lover of cookbooks and kitchen tools, and self-proclaimed wannabe nerd.  Clearly she’s been recognized in her field for her expertise and definitely a talent to look for as an inspiration for your own culinary conquests.



It was an honor for Grace to bring her fine taste for food to a review of Wailani’s Golden Pineapple body scrub, which has a Coconut Oil base.

"As a cook, I know first-hand how important high quality ingredients are to both taste and the body.  When it comes to beauty products (an obsession only second to food), that same philosophy applies. I love using natural products like manuka honey and organic coconut oil for skin and hair, so I was really excited to try Wailani's Golden Pineapple body scrub. First, the aroma of juicy pineapple is nothing short of wonderful. I immediately felt transported to a tropical beach with ocean waves licking my feet and a slushy cocktail in-hand.  Second, the scrub feels so good on tired skin, and leaves your whole body feeling supple and nourished.  Rough patches of skin, be gone - I didn't even need to moisturize afterwards. Two days later, and my boyfriend is still commenting on how soft my skin feels.”

Grace’s words are so delicious it makes it seem like the scrub is edible.  I just know you’re going to love what she cooks up.  Be sure to tell your friends about this rising star in the food industry!

~Have fun and live healthy