Stop the Pain of Your Shaving Routine

Does the association of pain and sting with clean and better go back to our childhood days? Is it all related to that time, after falling from a bike, when “insert adult figure” would wipe the raw skin with an alcohol swab to “make it better”? What is the crazy association of that alcohol burn with clean mean? If Honey Bee Gardens has anything to say about it then it means we are all wrong!


 

A true needs based company founded by a caring wife looking to help her husband out. the firm was developed based upon this following story as told from their history page:

“My husband hated shaving. His face would become red and irritated with the first swipe of a razor. I used to buy him expensive aftershaves and shaving potions, but nothing seemed to work (some even aggravated the problem). I had been growing and studying herbs for years, and decided to test some of that knowledge in order to save my husband’s face. It took time. My husband, acting as guinea pig, sampled formulas on almost a daily basis. One was too gentle. One wasn’t as soothing. With each trial, the results were documented. More research ensued. Finally, one day, he proclaimed, “This is it!”, and our Herbal Aftershave was born.”

Mrs. Buckley’s husband was facing a problem many men face and that is a harsh reaction to the skin drying and astringent properties of over the counter aftershaves. The idea behind standard aftershaves is to tighten the pores and seal any nicks or scrapes from infection. In addition standard aftershaves usually contain heavy perfumes to give them a “manly” scent that women crave… are guys crazy enough to buy that pitch?

The act of shaving is very burdensome on our bodies. Using a metal razor to trim facial hairs naturally involves some irritation of the upper layers of skin. Even with the latest in shaving technology blades will pull and tug the hair follicle causing irritation. A good aftershave therefore should provide cooling lotions to nourish the irritated skin and reduce the “burn” associated with shaving.

Honeybee Gardens’ Herbal Aftershave uses a blend of fresh herbs brewed for weeks and strained into a serum combined with aloe and essential oils to produce an aftershave that is cool to the skin and refreshing to apply. Light on perfume the company offers several mild scents obtained by altering the mixture of essential oils to produce the desired fragrance. The product is Vegan and Gluten Free and comes in 4oz sizes including the following scents: Bay Rum, Florida, Key Lime, Sandalwood, Vermont, and Unfragranced.


 

The Herbal Aftershave can be found here on the GoNayked.com marketplace where you can read more about the product and leave your own review of your experience. If like us, you don’t think that sting and pain equals good and clean then this product may be the answer you have been looking for in aftershave creams. Note: the product does have a few ingredients found on our skin irritation list and those are noted in the product description.

Dark Hair, Don’t Care!

While Miley Cyrus may not be known for making the best decisions, her current choice of hair color is on point! Dark hair is in, and chestnut brown and warm black are two of the hottest shades. If you’ve been thinking about deepening your hair’s hue, then winter is the perfect time. Since the sun isn’t as strong, you don’t have to worry about premature fading and since roots are less obvious, you can space out salon appoints. You don’t have to battle the weather on your way to the salon as often, and you can save money and time. Opting for a darker shade this season seems like an easy choice.  


 

Unfortunately, I recently learned that the beauty industry is taking cues from the pavement industry.
Coal tar, a product used in sealcoats for parking lots and driveways, is also used in some beauty products, particularly dark colored hair dye. Because coal tar causes cancer, it is now banned from sealcoats in many states. Yet, the FDA still considers it safe for use in beauty products because it is found in small amounts that are considered ‘safe’ and because it is not ingested. But, if these products are used chronically over an extended period of time, and they’re absorbed through the skin – are they really safe? I don’t want to take that chance, and by shopping at Go-Nayked where none of the products contain coal tars, or any other toxic chemicals, I don’t have to.

P-phenylenediamine is the component of coal tar that is found in dark colored hair dyes. Some studies have shown a strong relationship between hair dye and non-Hodgkins lymphoma, indicating a cause and effect relationship; in other studies the relationship wasn’t quite strong enough to prove that the chemical caused the cancer. Since this is considered conflicting evidence, P-phenylenediamine is still permitted for use in hair dye. That’s another chance that I don’t want to take.


But at times, like before a job interview or a big date, it can be tough to choose between nice hair now and good health later; fortunately, we don’t have to. Check out Natural hair dyes on our marketplace
, they are chemical free and they look amazing! You can find shades in almost every color including medium brown, dark brown, and black, perfect for this season.

Another malady that dark haired beauties often suffer from in the winter months is dandruff. I hate to break it to you ladies, but coal tar is also used as an active ingredient in dandruff shampoos. Coal tar works by slowing down the growth of skin cells and long-term use can cause hair follicle problems. A better way to treat dandruff is to moisturize your scalp, and a deep conditioning treatment with Nutiva coconut oil will do just that. Simply apply a few table spoons to your damp hair and allow it to sit for twenty to thirty minutes. With coconut oil and natural hair dye, blondes aren’t the only ones who will be having fun this winter.

Curl trouble? Let’s get it straight!

I gaze at celebrities like Brooke Shields and Taylor Swift in awe. Their curls drop gracefully, framing their faces, lending a look of feminine grace. I feel a pang of envy, because I too have a head of curls, but I would never call it my ‘crowning glory’. In fact, it’s quite the opposite! My unruly mop of hair is bird-nest-like, with a texture akin to coconut fiber, ever a tangled mess, and, a perpetual source of embarrassment – all curled into one!


 

I take too much time to fix my hair, or tame it, rather! The more I tug and pull, the frizzier it gets, and it can sap up any amount of hair cream or hair oil, and still look under-moisturized, dry, and uncombed! I am not comfortable smearing my hair with sprays that are basically toxic chemicals that smell sweet. Moreover, they don’t help ‘set’ my curls for long. If only there was a safe, curl-taming product!

Lucky me, I discovered that there is one, and we have it listed here Go-Nayked.com!

DevaCurl is an answer to the prayers of all curly-haired damsels in distress, and to those who aspire for gorgeous curls! The brand is specially recommended for making your hair well-moisturized, healthy and soft. It has natural ingredients and is devoid of sulphates, Parabens, and silicates. Since its inception in 1994 the New York City based Devachan Salon has sought to help celebrate curls and keep them hassle, tangle, and frizz free! They opened the DevaCurl Academy to train top hairstylists in the art of caring and styling curly hair.

Curly hair is always rougher and drier than straight hair because it is more difficult for oils secreted from the scalp to go down the shaft of curly hair. The only solution is to keep the curls thoroughly moisturized. That’s precisely what DevaCurl does, and does it naturally!
Here are few of their products that are indispensible for your unique curls:

DevaCurl Cleanse and Condition (Best Shampoo and Conditioner for Curly Hair)

The easiest way to get those glorious curls is to stop using shampoo. Most shampoos contain harsh chemicals that make your hair dry and frizzy. DevaCurl has a range of products that can cleanse and condition your curls, and make them strong, with natural ingredients.

  • DevaCurl No-Poo Decadence: Formulated with Chufa milk, rich in vitamins and minerals, and Quinoa protein, this zero-lather moisturizing milk cleanser is especially for curly hair that craves for more moisture and nourishment. Grape seed oil is added to give shine and luster to your hair.
  • DevaCurl One Condition Decadence: In addition to Chufa milk and Quinoa, this rich and creamy formula has Olive oil that provides moisture, shine and frizz control. It drenches your curls in deep moisture and hydrates them thoroughly.

DevaCurl Style & Shape (Best Products for Curly Hair)

No matter your ethnicity, curls will be curls! The texture, the feel, and the spiral of the curls determine its shape. There are innumerable ways to style your curls:

  • SuperCream Coconut Curl Styler: The main ingredients are coconut oil that gives shine and moisture, Jojoba protein to boost elasticity and strength, and corn starch for frizz control. You can soften, stretch, define, boost volume, and tame frizz.
  • Frizz-Free Volumizing Foam: This alcohol-free, lightweight foam gives weightless volume to your hair from the roots, to the ends. This gives fullness and definition to the curls. Key ingredients are Glycerides, Hops, and Lemongrass.

This is just a glimpse of the curl-caring products of DevaCurl. There are many such natural products available, and you can buy them all on Go-nayked.com. Go ahead, and treat your unique curls with the gentle and natural care they deserve! To see which products Go Nayked approves see Hair Care in our Marketplace.

Safe and Natural Feminine Hygiene Products

How does it feel when the most sensitive and vulnerable part of your anatomy is in constant contact with harmful chemicals for quite a few days, every month, for at least four decades of your lifespan? It feels terrible! The relief and reassurance that we’ve always felt with using popular brands of hygiene products for women is under threat! Presence of suspected human carcinogens in tampons and sanitary napkins is cause for grave concern. There couldn’t have been a better day to start research on this topic than March 8, Women’s day! Incessant arguments about safety of women’s hygiene products versus the level of comfort they offer have been going round in cycles (pun unintended!) for years and it is time to investigate the truth.

Are female hygiene products really hygienic?

Several renowned brands of sanitary napkins and tampons are found to have many chemicals that are unlisted among their ingredients. Women have every right to know why chemicals like chloroform and chloromethane, that are reproductive toxins, are used in their sanitary pads. All that glitters is not gold; likewise, all that is white, soft and absorbent is not cotton! (It’s another thing that cotton crop itself is heavily laced with pesticides). Most of the highly-absorbent napkins of the day are actually a blend of cotton, rayon, latex, and petrochemicals. They are also bleached with chlorine gas that invariably leaves a residue of toxic dioxins. Endometriosis, a painful and chronic condition that affects millions of women and girls worldwide, has been linked with exposure to dioxins. It is caused when a thin lining is formed outside the uterus. Detectable levels of dioxins were found in several brands of tampons too. Such startling facts make us wonder if these sanitary products are safe to use at all!

Natural hygiene products for women

It is almost impossible to imagine life without the convenience of tampons and pads. Thankfully for us, all hope is not lost. There are responsible manufacturers who produce organic and natural sanitary pads and tampons that are devoid of all toxic chemicals.

Natracare is an ethical company that made the world’s first organic cotton tampons and plastic-free, chlorine-free sanitary pads and panty liners. All their products meet the highest organic, biodegradable and environmental standards. They source raw materials from responsible producers who share Natracare’s vision and principles. Natracare uses 100% organic cotton and other plant-based materials that are sustainably-sourced. They absorb and lock in the menstrual flow naturally. This keeps your skin dry and allows it to breathe. You can use their daily panty liners without worrying about skin irritation because the liners contain no plastic. After all, we didn’t grow out of nappy rashes only to get napkin rashes! Check out these safe and hygienic Natracare alternatives.

Gladrags is another of the select companies that care enough to produce healthy hygiene products for girls and women. They manufacture chemical-free, organic cotton sanitary pads that offer natural and effective protection even during those days of heavy flow. If you have a sensitive skin and are prone to rashes, allergies and fungal infections, these pads should be your first choice. They are safe, comfortable, and breathable. They can effectively hold heavy menstrual flow so you needn’t constantly worry about accidental leaks. Order these hygienic Gladrags sanitary products from the Go Nayked marketplace today!

Take a stand! Say ‘NO’ to irresponsible manufacturers of intimate feminine hygiene products! Visit the Go Nayked marketplace for safe and natural Organic hygiene products for women.

Deodorant facts you didn’t want to know Part 2

Welcome back! You have taken the right decision to switch to natural deodorants that are non-toxic and are devoid of hidden chemicals. GoNayked.com applauds your choice and is committed to helping you choose well!



We had started off with a list of toxic ingredients that are commonly found in deodorants. Here are a few more chemicals to watch out for.

Phthalates
Listed as a cryptic string of alphabets (to laymen), phthalates are responsible for the sweet scent of the deodorant. Look out for DHP, DBP5, dibutyl phthalates and DEHP. They can affect fetal development and the reproductive system itself.

TEA and DEA
Trietanolamine and Diethanolamine. They don’t sit on the tongue easily, do they? Why then, should they sit on your skin all day, every day? These toxins can seep into your skin and impair your kidneys and liver. Europe has banned the use of this carcinogen.

 

So, would you rather sweat and stink than have a daily dose of toxins enter your body, via a deodorant? It would be quite a task to search for and isolate toxin-free deodorants, and harder still to sniff test each of them! Moreover, natural deodorants have always been viewed (read smelled) with skepticism. How could something mild, gentle, and subtle, mask strong body odor?

Breathe easy! Go-Nayked.com conducted a thorough search and discovered several such products. In fact, you’d be spoiled for choice! And the great news is that many of these natural deodorants are available on our online store!

1. Soapwalla Deodorant Cream
It’s not a chalky stick or a dripping roll-on, but a cream! It is a creamy combination of vegetable powders, tea tree oils, lavender, clays and peppermint. It is of frosting-like consistency and is suitable for all types of skin.

2. Lavanila the Healthy Deodorant
A special product from a renowned company, this deodorant is available only in specialty stores or online. Its Vanilla Lavender scent lends an air of sophistication!

3. The Honest Company Deodorant
Made with certified organic ingredients, this deodorant spray comes in refreshing fragrance of Bergamot and Sage, which is a delicate and noninvasive scent. Many more fragrances are available.

4. Weleda Sage Deodorant
This deodorant is particularly suitable for travel because it does not have an aerosol pump. It has revitalizing sage leaf oil and tea tree oil. It is a unisex deodorant that can last the day.

 



Do have a look at the list of natural deodorants available at our store and take advantage of our breathtaking offers and promotions. Support our cause. Choose a deodorant that is free of chemicals. Choose a safer lifestyle! Go Nayked!

Deodorant facts you didn’t want to know (1)

There is this famous anecdote involving Jennifer Lawrence (of ‘Hunger Games’ fame), her best friend Laura Simpson, and Brad Pitt, at the Oscars. When Simpson ventured backstage to meet Brad, she staggered, as an overpowering scent assaulted her senses…She asked Brad about the cologne he was wearing and he said he didn’t wear any, but just smelt good, naturally! Brad doesn’t need a ‘Pitt’ stop? That’s cool!


 

Nothing can be compared to the embarrassment of sweaty underarms, except perhaps the unpleasant odor that accompanies it! No wonder, every day begins with a generous spray of your favorite deodorant. The sweet fragrance gives you a heady feel of freshness and confidence. Deodorants are invariably ‘armed’ with antiperspirants. So, no more annoying sweat stains or  mortifying body odor. Aha, what a perfect way to start a day! Think again.

Deodorants are among the array of personal care products you use on a daily basis. Most of us choose a deodorant depending on how good it smells, or on how effective it is in masking bad odor. Even though you meticulously sniff through a range of deodorants and antiperspirants before buying one, you fail to smell anything fishy. This is because you haven’t looked at the list of its ingredients yet (if you ever look, that is). Most of the conventional deodorants have a list of toxic and dubious chemicals in them. Very often, there is not a whiff of truth when a deodorant is labeled, ‘Natural’. (Go-Nayked.com helps you identify and avoid such toxic ingredients in deodorants.) Take a look at the top toxins.

 

Aluminum
This is the primary ingredient in most antiperspirants. It is added to block the pores and prevent natural sweating. Aluminum is a heavy metal and it interferes with the estrogen receptors of the breast cells. Since estrogen promotes the growth of both cancerous and non-cancerous cells in the breast, using aluminum-based compounds in deodorants may be a risk factor in the development of breast and prostate cancer. Of course, no definite link has been established yet, but researchers continue to study this possibility. Read this: Aluminum, antiperspirants and breast cancer

Parabens
This chemical is an artificial preservative and is the most harmful of additives. You use them in a plethora of skin care products like lotion, sunscreen, and shaving products, and in many cosmetics like lipstick, concealer and foundation. All forms of this chemical end with the name, ‘Paraben’ and promote the growth of breast cancer cells.

Propylene Glycol
This is a drying agent or humectant found in deodorants. It is a neurotoxin that can cause skin and eye irritation, gastrointestinal irritation, nausea, vomiting, or even kidney and liver damage. Beware! Even the ‘natural’ deodorants contain this chemical.

Triclosan
This is an antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal agent used in manufacturing processes as an antimicrobial agent. It is an established endocrine disruptor and is suspected to be a carcinogen. Shockingly, triclosan is detectable in blood, human breast milk and urine samples. What this toxin is doing in a deodorant is anybody’s guess!


 

There are other chemicals you must watch out for. But the good news is that natural and safe deodorants are just a click away! Is that hard to believe? We promise you that the next part of this article will be an eye-opener. You just wait!