Essential Oils in a Everyday Product

Essential oils are all the rage and for good reason. Using naturally occurring and naturally supplied oils from plants with names you can actually pronounce is good for both your body and the planet.


 

What are Essential Oils?

Essential oils first off are a product with an awesome name. Nothing sounds more perfect, natural, or organic than “essential oils”. Seriously it is “essential” after all… you must have it! The great thing about essential oils is unlike a lot of the great sounding but actually awful for you products out there essential oils are legitimately and truly good for you.

Remember long summer days as a kid when playing up in the hills or out in the fields you would come across a field of flowers and run through the sea of color. After playing for a bit you would return home and your clothes, legs, and shoes were covered with an oily color that matched those flowers? That was essential oils. It is the oils used by plants to serve some sort of purpose such as attracting pollinators, protecting against fungus, or waterproofing (to name a few).

Essential oils are derived from the distillation of natural plants. The oils are the combined secretions and pureness that every natural lover seeks in a product. Anyone looking to live naturally will love essential oils! Some of the best organic and natural products listed on Go-Nayked.com are Essential Oil based products.

Finding the Right Essential Oils for You

Due to their natural derivation you need to use caution when approaching essential oils for the first time. Depending upon how the oil is derived and your personal allergies and reactions essential oils can be dangerous if simply applied without testing. Before using a new essential oil understand the source of the oil, how it was pulled from the plant, and what if any additives have been mixed with it.

We have a product listed on the website right now that is a great starter product to demonstrate the advantages of essential oils Qet – Fresh Body Oil for Shaving, Showering & Massage With an ingredient list filled with great oils including Cold-pressed oils from seeds of vitis vinifera (*grape), olea europaea (*olive), helianthus annuus (*sunflower), brassica oleracea (broccoli), tocopherol (GMO-free vitamin E), essential oils of lavandula angustifolia (*lavender), mentha piperita (*mint), rubus idaeus (wild raspberry), rosmarinus officinalis (*rosemary), jasminum sambac (jasmine). nearly all of which are organic (denoted with the *).

The Qet Fresh Body Oil can be your everyday shower cream replacement for shaving and showering. Apply the oil after shaving and after your showers to keep your skin moist and nourished. The excellent mix of oils works to firm and hydrate your skin. How does it hydrate? By not breaking down the water bond in your skin cells it works to prevent cell destruction and help support the natural skin cycle. This product has met Go-Nayked’s strict product criteria and can be found here for further research and purchase.

For anyone looking to get in on the essential oil craze this product is an excellent way to get in the essential oil mood. You can find more essential oil based products over in the Go-Nayked.com marketplace. Let us know what you think of your favorite essential oil products and we will be happy to share them here.

Travel Healthy – Organic & Natural Travel Kit

Traveling is exciting, relaxing, therapeutic and fun! Don’t we all long for those treasured days of adventure and enchantment, far from the maddening crowd? Unfortunately, packing up for a trip is not always easy; especially for those who are mindful of their health.


 

More often than not, the natural or organic personal care products you use regularly cannot be accommodated in the luggage because the products are not available in travel-friendly sizes. You invariably rush to the nearest convenience store and make do with whatever is available. Not anymore!

Go-Nayked has the best possible news for the health-conscious on the move – You can travel with all your favorite organic and natural personal care products without the fear of having them tossed into trash by security personnel at the airport!

You may choose to travel by car, ship, or an airplane but carrying your personal care products and cosmetics within reach is important. Skin is the largest organ of your body. When we travel, the skin is exposed to the elements and is prone to dryness. So, it is prudent to have a moisturizer close at hand. Extreme weather conditions and pollution take their toll on your skin if the journey is a long one.

Go-Nayked has the perfect remedy to brighten your travel-weary skin in their range of travel-friendly cosmetics and personal care products from the best Organic and All Natural brands. They are eco-friendly, petite wonders that are packaged with 3 oz or less of the formula, thus adhering to the international guidelines. Take a glance at the plethora of products available in the Go Nayked marketplace

  • Moisturizer: Keep your skin from drying by carrying these travel-friendly, natural moisturizers from Go-Nayked marketplace.
  • Sunscreen: You can travel to sunny beaches and desert sand dunes without a worry. Go Nayked offers you a range of natural sunscreens that are chemical free and non-toxic. There are several mineral sunscreens and sunscreens for babies too. There are convenient sunscreen sticks that can fit into your pockets or purses.
  • Shampoo & Conditioner Bar: If you’ve ever had your clothes in your suitcase ruined by a leaking bottle of your favorite shampoo, you’ll jump with joy now! Travel size Organic shampoo and conditioners from popular brands around the world are now available as bars of compact sizes! These convenient shampoo bars and conditioner bars can fit into your travel bags or even your handbag. Have  a look at the range of products at the Go-Nayked marketplace.
  • Lipstick: Color your lips with natural, non-toxic lipsticks and amaze the world. These chemical free lipsticks are made from natural fruit and vegetable juices.
  • Skin Treatment Beauty Bar: Holidays are the best time to treat your skin ailments like acne as you can avoid public glare. You can carry along your natural skin care treatment regimen in a single beauty bar! It is your beautician and dermatologist combo pack.
  • Sleep Balm: When you are traveling, nothing can be more relaxing than a spell of sound sleep. Rejuvenate your skin and revitalize it with natural Sleep balm from Go-Nayked.
  • Deodorant: Smell great, naturally, even as you travel tirelessly! Whether you are camping out or hopping trains, or just relaxing at a scenic spot, you can’t stop smelling good. Make sure you are armed with these travel friendly sizes of deodorants from a host of responsible manufacturers.
  • Face Wash: Travel can be tiring and make your skin dry and dull. A refreshing and natural face wash can brighten your face and uplift your spirits! Check out the travel friendly face wash products from Go-Nayked.
  • Natural Nail Polish: There is no better time than a vacation to pamper your nails. Paint the nails red even before you would the town!
  • Goat’s Milk Shampoo: You don’t have to be Cleopatra to use goat’s milk! Treat your tresses with this unique Shampoo bar.
  • Natural Toothpaste: If you have been with your kid on a journey that has lasted over a couple of hours, you’ll know how invaluable toothpaste is! Brush away stains and freshen your child’s breath naturally with these travel friendly toothpastes.

Visit the Go-Nayked Marketplace for a complete list of natural, organic and non-toxic personal care products that are readily available in travel friendly packs.

Travel healthy! Travel happy!

Natural Baby Care Products

Babies symbolize everything that is pure, fresh, and beautiful. How could anyone resist the temptation of nuzzling a newborn’s soft and smooth skin? But a baby’s skin is also very delicate and is ultra-thin. It has a larger surface area in comparison to an adults’ (owing to lower body weight) and can absorb irritants, pollutants, and toxins more easily! Regular use of cosmetic products that have spurious chemicals in them can cause serious health conditions in the adult years of the infant. So, it is imperative to use safe and healthy baby care products.


 

Advantages of natural baby care

A baby’s skin is soft, supple and blemish-free. Skin has two layers – dermis, the bottom layer and epidermis, the top layer.  Epidermis is still developing and is thin and has smaller cells. Her skin is vulnerable to irritation, bacterial infection, acne and diaper rash. Cleaning the skin and maintaining moisture level is important but using cleansers and moisturizers laden with chemicals can only aggravate the condition… Go-Nayked offers you a large variety of natural baby care products to choose from on our online marketplace. Take a peek at healthy baby care products!

Baby Wipes: Diapers are a boon when it is baby’s day out! But diapers can also cause rashes and leave your baby’s skin sore. It is important to cleanse baby’s bottoms with safe and gentle wipes that are free of chemicals and fragrances. Using natural baby wipes can soothe and moisturize baby’s sensitive skin. Here are two of the baby wipes approved by Go-Nayked:

Jackson Reece All-Natural Unscented Baby Wipes: Award-winning baby wipes enriched with the natural goodness of aloe, essential oils and tea tree oil, these non-toxic and unscented baby wipes are made of biodegradable cloth. They are hypoallergenic and are soothing and gentle on the baby’s skin.

OsoCozy Flannel Baby Wipes (Unbleached): Made of 100% pure cotton, these wipes are eco-friendly, affordable, washable and reusable. These non-toxic baby wipes are highly absorbent and are the best bet to clean up any mess!

Cleanser: Babies have a sensitive skin and there is an increased risk of infections, irritation and bacterial growth. Some common skin ailments in babies and toddlers are diaper rash, baby acne and cradle cap. These conditions can be prevented by following a daily regimen of thoroughly cleaning your child’s skin with a natural cleanser. Protect your child with these Go Nayked-recommended cleansers:

Dr. Bronner’s Fair Trade & Organic Liquid Castile Soap: This biodegradable soap is also vegan. It is a natural soap that is gentle on sensitive skin and is ideal for babies. It contains olive oil. This Castile soap is vegetable based and unscented.

Ava Anderson Non-Toxic Baby Body Wash and Shampoo: This is an organic and non-toxic body wash and shampoo. It has organic oils of coconut, lavender and Shea that gently cleanse and sooth sensitive skin and hair of babies. It is also suitable for all ages and skin types.

Diapers & Diaper Cream: If only babies could talk, they’d tell you how they hate wearing diapers and how they wish to just be! Since babies typically have their diapers on throughout the day, they often develop rashes due to friction and constant contact with urine and feces. Chemicals, drying agents, fragrances and dyes in some disposable diapers can trigger allergic reaction in infants. The bottom line (no pun intended!) is – Go Nayked. Our marketplace offers a choice of safe and chemical-free diapers and diaper cream. Here are a couple of them.

The Honest Company Diapers: These are hypoallergenic diapers that are environmentally friendly. There are 44 diapers of size 1 in a pack. They are chlorine-free and have no fragrance.

Badger- Baby Zinc Oxide Diaper Cream: This is a certified organic and natural mineral ointment for treating diaper rash effectively. The product is certified by pediatrician and contains pharmaceutical grade Zinc Oxide.

Sunscreen: Babies do need Vitamin D from sunlight but it is equally important to protect their tender and sensitive skin from harmful UVA and UVB radiations. Sunscreens available in the market often contain toxic chemicals and artificial ingredients that can be easily absorbed by your baby’s skin and pose a serious threat to her health. Learn more in this article. Thankfully, Go-Nayked provides you with safer alternatives. Here’s one…

Adorable Baby – Sunscreen Stick: Made of few natural and organic ingredients, this sunscreen protects your baby from UVA and UVB radiations. It contains safe mineral, Zinc Oxide. The product is approved by EWG and Go-Nayked!

If you are looking to buy natural and safe products for your baby or wish to take along a meaningful gift on the occasion of a Baby Shower, just log on to www.go-nayked.com – Your convenient, one-stop, online destination for Natural Baby Products.

Buying healthy baby products made so easy, it is child’s play!

Natural Deodorant that Works

You know what is great about being a kid? Yes all the normal live free, play all day, and make games out of everything kid life but you need to think a bit more obvious. The best thing about being a kid is not stinking! Kids don’t have the stinky armpits. They can run, play all day, dig in the dirt and mud, and still at the end of the day smell like sweet little roses. Unfortunately as adults… we stink… but there are solutions.


 

Solution 1 – Go Hippie

One of the great, or not so great, things about being a true bonafide hippie is that you believe your natural scent is there for all to enjoy. You don’t need, want, nor wear deodorant or perfumes. Your natural scent will do the talking and as long as your meals are pure and your life low stress you can maintain a sweet smell. Some folks can actually pull this one off!

Solution 2 – Hit the Normal Store

For me it was junior high when my dad had to have the “talk”. After a long day of school and gym I came home and apparently didn’t smell as sweet as a hippie. He pulled me aside, handed me a tube of Old Spice and said this is deodorant; you rub it on your pits and your parents, friends, and importantly girls will not want to flee your smell. What dad didn’t think about and probably was unaware of were the crazy chemicals found in that bar of deodorant.

Regular Deodorant Ingredients = Bad

One of the primary ingredients used in all deodorants is Aluminum. The metal is intended to physically block sweat by plugging the pores. It has also been linked to increased breast cancer and potential Alzheimer’s risks. Another toxic ingredient, covered by Marko in detail here, are Parabens. These are simply bad and have huge potential risks to humans.

Deodorants also can contain propylene glycol a petroleum based product, Phthalates, and Triclosan – a freaking pesticide!

To reiterate you now have the choice of smelling like a hippie OR poisoning yourself… what to do?

Solution 3 – Go-Nayked

Honest Deodorant and a few other companies found in our marketplace are producing deodorants using natural ingredients devoid of the harmful chemicals. They even avoid the natural versions of the harmful chemicals and produce a deodorant that keeps you dry and smelling great.

Users have commented that these products work surprisingly well with a few caveats about application and length of stay. It is recommended that you apply and allow to dry before wearing a shirt and that you touch up the application every 10 hours or so. In the end just like regular deodorants there will be a learning curve to find the right product for your body type.

So now you can smell sweet as a kid without poisoning your body with harmful chemicals. That is worth the effort… isn’t it?

Toxins in Baby Products, Mum’s the word?

Your child is the epicenter of your existence. You love your baby unconditionally and the search for suitable baby products starts well before the baby arrives! You want nothing but the best for your precious cherub! You draw a list of the safest bath products, the mildest body lotions and creams, and the gentlest of oils and baby powders from popular brands. The thought of gently massaging her soft skin with these sweet-smelling products brings a smile to your face…


 

What if you learned that the ‘mild’ and ‘gentle’ products actually contain toxic chemicals that are a real threat to the health and wellness of your child? These popular baby products lead us to believe that they’re indispensible for a baby’s soft skin, but nothing can be farther from the truth! Studies show that these toxins are likely to enter the bloodstream if used regularly. In fact, they cause more harm than good. It is better to use fewer chemical-based products and include many that are natural and non-toxic. Go-Nayked.com offers you several such options. Take an informative tour!

Effects of exposure to toxins

The first few years are crucial for your child’s development. At this stage, the baby’s central nervous system and immune systems are still developing and are more vulnerable to the adverse effects of noxious chemicals. Their body is incapable of eliminating toxins. Moreover, children have a skin surface that is almost double that of adults’ per unit of their body weight! So their skin can absorb more chemicals. They also breathe in more air than adults and therefore, expose themself to even more chemicals by inhalation. These can cause long-term health problems in a child. So, it is vital to avoid or limit your baby’s exposure to toxins via personal care products like soap, powder, cream, shampoo, and diaper wipes. Opt for natural alternatives.

Chemicals to watch out for in baby products

  • Mineral oil: This is the byproduct of petroleum processing. It is found in baby oils and it wraps around the baby’s skin like plastic, thus affecting the skin’s ability to release toxic materials. Mineral oils are usually mixed with artificial fragrances.
  • Talc: The mineral talc occurs in rock mass formations in combination with other minerals, including the toxic asbestos. It is almost impossible to isolate talc from asbestos during mining. So, the carcinogenic asbestos is bound to be present in any product containing talc, including baby powder. Talc is a drying agent known to be a lung irritant and a carcinogen.
  • 1, 4 dioxane and ethylated surfactants: This chemical is not intentionally added during manufacture of a beauty product (therefore, conveniently not mentioned on the list of ingredients). It is a by-product that is obtained when ethylene oxide, a known carcinogen, is added to the other chemicals to ‘lessen’ their harsh effect. Almost 57% of all baby soaps are contaminated with this toxin. Steer clear of ingredients with the letters, ‘eth’ – polyethylene glycol, polyethylene, sodium laureth sulfate, ceteareth, and PEG.
  • Parabens: These are preservatives that are added to many personal care products to prevent the growth of bacteria. But they are also linked to hormone disruption and skin irritation. They are found in baby soaps, shampoos and moisturizers.
  • Propylene glycol: This chemical enhances penetration and is easily absorbed by the skin. It may be carcinogenic. Used in wiper fluid and also to de-ice airplanes, it is very often found in baby wipes! Watch out for polyethylene glycol (PEG) and polypropylene glycol (PPG).
  • Fragrance:  These are generally made of coal and petroleum-derived synthetic chemicals. They are added to mask the odor of other chemicals in the product or to create a specific fragrance. The loophole is that manufacturers are not required to reveal the chemicals used in the fragrance! Fragrance is added to disposable diapers, baby wash, powder, lotions, diaper ointments and shampoo. Exposure to fragrance may lead to asthma in babies.
  • Triclosan: Many products labeled as ‘antibacterial’ contains this chemical. It is an endocrine disruptor. Found in antibacterial soaps and body wash for babies.

This holiday season is a great opportunity to spread the goodness of natural baby products! Go-Nayked.com offers you a range of products that are manufactured responsibly and will be wonderful gifts for babies. Visit our marketplace and avail of our amazing seasonal offers!

Choosing a Better Soap for Body, Hair, Mind, and the Planet

“In all we do, let us be generous, fair, and loving to spaceship earth and all it’s inhabitants. For we’re all-one or none.” This is Dr. Bronner’s slogan, and it is as relevant today as it was in 1948 when the company was founded. At Go-Nayked.com, we value people from all walks of life and all corners of the world, and we proudly support other companies that share this view. That’s why we’re shining the spotlight on an independent company that lives and breathes this ideology. Dr. Bronner’s uses their amazing soaps to spread a message of peace and unity, reminding us all that little things can make a big difference.


The People

The Bronners are an eccentric family who have embraced their quirks to create a brand that is unlike any other. Thanks to their unconventional products and business practices, they’ve created the top-selling organic soap in North America. The company’s founder, Dr. Bronner, was a soap-maker and a passionate activist who was intent on spreading his plan for world peace. After being institutionalized for his apparent rantings (some thought that he was as crazy as a fox), he escaped (ninja style) and created Dr. Bronner’s soap company. This company is currently run by his grandsons, whose similarities to their grandfather are exemplified by their nicknames: ‘The Crazy Fox’ and ‘The Ninja’. These men have remained true to their grandfather’s vision of the company, bringing Dr. Bronner’s unprecedented success.

The Product

Given the fantastic people who run the company, it isn’t surprising that Dr. Bronner’s soaps are nothing short of amazing. Like the brand and the people, the products are one-of-a-kind! Their soaps are much more concentrated than commercial soaps and contain the perfect blend of olive oil for softness and coconut oil for lather. Their products reflect their mission to be fair and loving to spaceship earth, showing that this company practices what they preach. Their soaps are made with natural ingredients that are sustainably produced through ethical sourcing and fair trade, do not contain any animal fat, and are biodegradable and nature friendly. Using their products is a great way to show your love for yourself, other people, other animals, and the planet.

Not to mention the versatility of the product, 18 different uses from hair, laundry, dishes,  body wash to name a few, and their fans have found countless other uses, making a bottle of Dr. Bronner’s soap a must for every household.

The Packaging

Mixing old school simplicity with progressive activism, Dr. Bronner’s unique packaging is the hallmark of the company. Dr. Bronner’s peace plan that he believed in so passionately is printed in small font across the product labels, spreading his philosophy of peace and oneness. Labels of ‘so-called’ healthful personal care products are of great concern to our staff at Go-Nayked.com; while food products have strict legal requirements for the use of terms like ‘organic’ and ‘natural’ on their labels, those regulations do not extend to the personal care industry. We support Dr. Bronner’s because they advocate for organic integrity in personal care and their ingredients are made from certified organic materials.

Dr. Bronner’s has fought for a marketplace where consumers are not misled into purchasing toxic products in disguise. At Go-Nayked.com we are proud to present such a marketplace. Help support this movement by going nayked before you get clean and purchasing Go-Nayked.com approved Dr. Bronner’s products at our Marketplace.

Natural Cleaner for Home and Body

It slices, it dices, it cleans, it sweeps, it shines, it polishes, it turns black to white and white to black, it is the amazing cure-all from the far reaches of Africa step right up and get your bottle now!


 

One of the things we have discovered over here at Go-Nayked.com is that there truly are all-natural products that are measures better than anything else on the market. These products harness the power of the ingredients found in nature to serve a purpose important to people. Why don’t we hear about them and see them on store shelves? Let’s dive into the problem.

Productification

Productification is a word I just created and it really sums up the problem with everything we buy and use. In a consumer based society companies are looking to sell products that “work” but cost next to nothing to work. By mixing cheap and readily available synthetic chemicals companies can produce products that get the job done, smell pretty, and store forever. These products can be packaged smartly and sold/ marketed even more smartly to generate billions in sales annually… but at what cost?

For regular readers of our blog the horrible effects of the various chemicals found in “normal” products are mind boggling but the productification has generated a consistent demand that no one questions. When was the last time you actually stopped to look at the ingredient list on your shampoo, body soap, or laundry detergent? Some of these chemicals are toxic to living beings!

Old is New

The first step in living clean is to stop assuming that what you are doing now and buying regularly is right. Question the products, question the labels, and question the marketing. On our end we have discovered Dr. Woods Shea Vision Castile Soap with Organic Shea Butter and Pure Almond. This is the perfect cleaning product you may have never heard of. The key ingredients are in the name but deserve repeating: Almond, Castile Soap, and Shea Butter.

Castile Soap, or vegetable oil based soap, has been used for millennia and is derived from combining olive oil and sodium hydroxide. The main vegetable base may change but the underlying makeup does not… it is natural. Almond oil, like Castile Soap, has enjoyed a renascence of respect for all its great qualities on the human body. The natural character of the oil provides nourishment and cleansing in one package. Finally Shea Butter is derived from a plant found in the African Sahara that can be boiled down to key ingredients. The Shea Butter is the perfect moisturizer for skin.

By combining all these ingredients together Dr. Woods Shea Vision Castile Soap with Organic Shea Butter and Pure Almond provides a quality package of cleanser for your face, body, and hair that also can be used as a generic cleaner in laundry and for counters. As you can see this really is a product that does all the snake oil promises without the snake oil scam.

Go-nayked.com has identified several other natural quality cleansers and they can all be found and further research in our marketplace here.

Get Your Man to Lose the Movember Beard

About Author Marko Visic, M.Pharm.(Master’s in Pharmacy) is a professional pharmacist with years of experience, and is very passionate about truly natural and healthy products.


Last month we covered the Movember trend to grow a beard during the month of November to raise awareness of men’s cancer issues. December brings in the holidays and for most women hopefully a fully shaved dude in their lives. If not then use Christmas to turn the tables and let Santa play on your team. We at Go-Nayked.com are just about to give you the best gift idea for men with over-attached beard issues.

But before you go off and spring for a high end shaving cream or brand new razor it is important to understand why and how men shave that scruffy patch work of hair off their chinny-chin-chin.

How men shave? Here are a couple of pointers about beard shaving:

  • Start with scissors – remove the major lengths of hair with a good pair of scissors.
  • Apply shaving cream over the stubble
  • Shave in smooth motions making sure to rinse the blade of build up
  • Apply a lotion to soothe the skin

One thing to remember is that most men already have their favorite shaving blade and wouldn’t change it for the world. Where you can get Santa’s aid is in finding a new shaving cream that gets him in the mood to try it out. If you want to make shaving cream a present, you have to pick a really special one. You’ll find just the thing in our Go-Nayked.com marketplace. The perfect shaving cream gift for this Christmas has a name and it’s called Nurture my Body – Organic Shave Cream.

This is no ordinary shaving cream that an average man would use. It doesn’t have that industrial look to it, nor does it contain health hazardous substances such as parabens and sulfates the mass produced shaving creams are known for. This is a truly organic and non-foaming shaving cream that will soften the skin and make the beard go right off at the gentlest touch of the razor.

Rather than fight about shaving off that Movember mug use the holidays to your advantage and buy your man a great shaving cream package from Go-Nayked.com.

Heavy Duty Beard Balm After Movember

About Author Marko Visic, M.Pharm.(Master’s in Pharmacy) is a professional pharmacist with years of experience, and is very passionate about truly natural and healthy products.


In the past, the month of November was a season of transition full of excitement about the winter and the holidays just around the corner. Today that has changed.. blame Maxim Magazine, Instagram, or selfies but in the end… It’s not November… It’s Movember.

The idea of Movember is simple. Just leave your beard growing throughout the month to raise awareness for men’s health issues such as prostate cancer. I have to say I welcome the idea very much; so much so that I always make a contest between my male friends about who is going to grow the most manliest beard.

It all starts with ‘give me a photo of your shaved beard with 31st of October newspaper cover’ and ends with all of us having quite awesome beards by the end of November. The natural thing, of course, with Movember gone would be to shave it off.

However, pride comes in the way. With the start of December we notice how cool we look with our newly grown beards and the effect on the ladies was very positive. ‘I’ve grown this beard in Movember but am aware of men’s health issues all year round’ becomes a perfect icebreaker. That’s why I and my company are always leveraging our beards in December.

But there are beards and then there are beards. After a month of growing a beard one realizes that some trimming and styling will give you the extra edge with your overall look. The beard actually grows in various directions and it’s quite hard to fix it and make it look both natural and fitting to your face and aesthetics; it is hard to show up at work with a scruffy face muff.

About two years ago my friends and I started experimenting with different oils and waxes to enhance our beard’s appearance. We now have the best solution ever created but before we get there it is time for the funny story of the journey.

It was a 2nd of December and we all got together for a beer with all of our beards intact… well, sort of. One friend’s beard was sparkling as if he had run into a bottle of pixie dust on the way to the bar. Of course it was memorable and you can see it right away but the jokes about his beard started falling one after the other until the poor guy finally broke and revealed that he used ‘some kind of olive oil to polish it’. That was just too much for us and we laughed throughout the night but the next morning we all went searching for something that could make our beards stand out.

Personally I was after coconut oil because it gave a nice shine and it smelled sweet. However, I ended up smelling like a coconut and having so shiny a beard it reflected sunlight in the midst of December. I concluded that these oils are not appropriate method to beautify my beard.

A friend of mine tried with wax. Unlike my beard his was very chaotic to tame and you could see how he subdued the mind of the beard to his own will. With wax he could craft it to any shape and it stayed that way. There was no explicit shine as well. I thought he is on to something until after 5 minutes of conversation with him and his beard just looked plastic and fake… kind of like a toupee.

Bottom line. Oil is too soft and shiny, wax is too rigid and plastic.

Nonetheless, after two years of searching we found the perfect beard styling product that combined the best of both worlds. The perfect product after Movember for your beard is not oil or wax – instead it is balm.

Balm gives you the ability to manipulate your beard in whatever shape you want and, unlike wax, it looks natural and soft. No pixie dust effect is an added bonus. We tried different ones but the one we all liked and will use this December is Heavy Duty Beard Balm. If you want to be proud about your beard and wish for ladies who like men with nicely styled beards to take a notice of you, you should do as I did – stock up on some Heavy Duty Balm before December so you won’t be late for the prime beard season.


To see other products Go-Nayked.com approves for your face click here to visit our Marketplace.

Think Before You Gift – Natural Gift Idea for Christmas and the Holidays

This is the time of year when family and friends come together to exchange thoughtful gifts; it’s also the time of year when we’re all more likely to get sick.


 

Stress and over consumption of unhealthy foods are common causes of holiday illness, but the gifts you’ve been giving and receiving could also be a culprit. Some of the most common gifts that we give during the holidays can harm the ones we love, and most of us don’t even realize it! At GO-NAYKED.com, we’re doing our part to keep you informed, by revealing the hidden dangers in some of the most common gifts that are exchanged over the holidays.

Cancerous Cuisine

Gift baskets filled with processed meats and cheeses have always been one of my go-to gifts for the man in my life; the way to his heart is through his stomach after all. However, the World Health Organization recently classified processed meats as a group 1 carcinogen, meaning that they definitely cause cancer. Many processed cheeses also contain emulsifiers and dyes that promote tumour growth. This year don’t poison the man in your life with a basket of chemicals or bore him with another tie. Instead, surprise him with the Badger Deluxe Wet Shave Set; made from 100% natural products, this gift will keep him looking and feeling great.

Poisonous Perfume

On the surface, buying someone their favorite fragrance is a thoughtful gift that is always well received. However, most perfumes and colognes are a concoction of undisclosed chemicals that are known to trigger allergies and asthma. Many fragrances also contain an ingredient called diethyl phthalate (DEP); this toxin is used to make the scent linger and it is linked to early puberty in girls, reduced sperm count in men, reproductive defects in the developing male fetus, and obesity and insulin resistance in men. If you want to give your loved one a sweet scent that won’t harm them, try creating a gift basket with 100% Pure shower products; they smell delicious and are 100% non-toxic.

Toxic Tranquility

Holiday stress is bad for your health, and the gift of a spa day for your best friend, wife, or mother will help them start the year feeling revitalized and healthy. But, de-stressing with toxic chemicals is counter-productive and even dangerous. Fortunately, you can give the gift of a spa-day, without putting anyone at risk. If you’re a fan of water spas, stick to places that use natural enzymes and ions rather than chlorine, since absorption of chlorine through the skin is associated with certain types of cancers. You can also opt for a massage package instead of a facial to de-stress in a serene environment without being exposed to a cocktail of mysterious chemicals.

We live in a world where many of the chemicals that we encounter on a daily basis have the potential to harm our health, but we don’t want that to ruin your holidays. That’s why we’re providing the tools you need to think before you gift. You can give your loved ones the gift of health by shopping for natural, healthful products at our Marketplace. You can also help to spread the gift of health and support companies who make safe products by posting one of our Shareables  to your social media pages. From all of us at GO-NAYKED.com have a happy, healthy holiday!