Bees, Beatles, and Big Business

Burt’s Bees is one of the biggest natural beauty companies on the market and the Beatles are one of the biggest rock bands of all time; both were named after insects and surprisingly, that’s not the only thing they have in common. Burt Shavitz, the co-founder of Burt’s Bees, was a modest beekeeper who lived the hippie lifestyle that the Beatles represented. Together with his partner Roxanne, they created some of the best non-toxic beauty products. Although there has been some bad buzz about Burt’s Bees, I believe in their products and think that Burt’s Bees just might be the Beatles of the natural beauty industry.


 

All you need is love

According to the Beatles, there’s “nowhere you can be that isn’t where you’re meant to be,” and for both the Beatles and the founders of Burt’s Bees that couldn’t be more true. The Beatles began with a relationship between four teenage boys who came together over a shared love of music. They were a rebellious group who played long shows in dingy bars until My Bonnie, their first single, caught the attention of their future manager. Burt’s Bees started with young, romantic love between Burt and Roxanne. They came together over a shared love of nature and enjoyed a simple lifestyle living off the land until they found an old recipe for lip balm made entirely from natural ingredients. Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm works soothes and softens lips so well that it’s still their number one selling product today.

Money (that’s what I want)

“The best things in life are free but you can leave them for the birds and the bees.” So sang the Beatles after growing frustrated with endless nights in dingy bars. With their manager’s help they changed their look and stopped swearing and smoking on stage. ‘Big business’ took notice and they were picked up by a major record label. Former fans called them sell-outs and with those matching haircuts, who could blame them? Similarly, the founders of Burt’s Bees gave up their eccentric lifestyle to open an office and grow their business, allowing them to release thirty products in one year; big businesses took notice and Burt’s Bees was sold to Clorox. Former advocates called them sellouts and with a company that represented healthy products joining a company that sold bleach, who could blame them?

Revolution

You say you want a revolution, and when it comes to toxic substances in beauty products our staff at Go-Nayked do too! But for the Beatles, selling out to a ‘big business’ allowed them to improve their music and provided a platform to reach millions of people. Eventually they became bigger than the ‘big business’ that they sold out to and revolutionized the music industry. Since Burt’s Bees was sold to Clorox in 2007 their products have gone from 97% natural 99% and they’ve made substantial improvements in the sustainability of their product portfolio. While big beauty companies still have a long way to go, it seems that Burt’s bees is playing their part in revolutionizing this industry. What do you think – when it comes to big business is better to work with them or against them?

Get Your Man a Natural Gift

Finding the right gift for the man in your life is always a pain… I know because I am one. My wife asks me what I want and my normal answer is “I don’t know”. Truth is I know but the things I want are way too pricey to ever expect as a gift. All guys realize this is a real hassle for our friends and family and that it only adds stress to gift buying but what are we to do? Thankfully Go-Nayked.com has some power to help you find the best gift for the man in your life.

Go-Nayked gift ideas are specially chosen products from our approved product library that allow you to easily find great gift ideas that are both natural and unique. A perfect example is the Badger Deluxe Shave Kit. Combining all the great Badger shave products in to one stylish kit for less than $100. The perfect price point for a nice and unique gift. Your guy is sure to smile when receiving this nice package.

With guys, we don’t really care what we get as long as it is something we would never have sought out and purchased for ourselves. Even though shaving is a daily chore the last thing you will ever hear a guy say is “hey let’s go over to the shaving aisle to shop for products!” For this reason, we absolutely love receiving shaving products as a gift.

The Badger Deluxe Wet Shaving natural gift set is all organic and meets Go-Nayked’s stringent criteria. The kit includes:

  • Pre-Shave Oil – something no guy would ever buy for themselves, used to get the skin ready for a nice close shave.
  • Shave Soap – all natural the shave soap is the same idea as a shaving cream but with natural ingredients that smooth and clean as the blade removes facial hair.
  • Pottery Shave Bowl – Hand made in the United States this is a throwback to classic barber shop tools and will look great in your guys medicine cabinet.
  • Horse Hair Shave Brush – imported from Spain and Cruelty-free this is used to whip and apply the shaving soap to the face… just like the pros!
  • After Shave Face Tonic – organic ingredients and essential oils combine for the perfect aftershave rejuvenator.

The Badger Deluxe Shave Set is a great gift idea for your man and will be much appreciated. As for you, relish in the fact that your guy will love using a product that is organic, natural and good for the planet. You have been so good at using the natural products found here at Go-Nayked.com now is your chance to change your guy’s attitude and bring him over to the good side of the consumer chain.

If you are struggling for a good gift idea for your guy or anyone in your life head over to the Go-Nayked gift idea and page and discover what we believe are some great gift ideas. In addition to this gift set we also have products for baby showers, women, kids, and co-workers. With a select choice of unique products you are sure to find the perfect gift.

Lessons of a Sunburned Teen – Protect Your Skin with Sunscreen

Back in high school the seniors went on one end of the year fun filled field trip to the beach. In my case the trip was exactly one week before graduation and unofficially marked the end of the school year for the graduating class. Back in the day the depleting ozone layer was all the rage and sunscreens were competing to be the best. Unfortunately the best meant the most obvious war paint you can imagine. No teenage guy was going to plaster their face with sunscreen when all of the graduating class of girls were there too… at least that was my logic.
After a full day of surfing the waves with the glare of the sun and reflection of the water baking my skin with constant UV my face was left feeling a little hot. That evening the temperature of my face seemed to soar ever higher and by the next day I discovered that I had roasted my skin. By the time graduation rolled around a week later I was well in to the peeling phase with sheets of skin flaking off my face just in time for my graduation photos; as an added bonus the primary color of my high school was maroon red! It was not funny to be reminded over and over that I matched the gowns! We learn many lessons through our childhood and my biggest came during this graduation experience… protecting your skin from the damaging rays of the sun is vitally important.

 

Dermatologists recommend the daily application of sunscreen of at least 30 SPF to provide long-term protection from the damage and aging caused by UV rays.
Now let’s focus on Juice Beauty Sport Sunscreen. (We have an article briefly introducing
 Juice Beauty‘s passion for innovation.)The Juice Beauty SPF 30 Sport Sunscreen is designed for all skin types and all ages. The Juice Beauty Sport Sunscreen is perfectly formulated for guys with ingredients like organic coconut, aloe and jojoba providing antioxidant-rich hydration. The chemical free broad spectrum sun protection is also water resistant and will not vanish if things get a bit sweaty. The great thing about this product is that it is non-oily and goes on clean and clear with no streaks of white or need for war paint. As part of a regular daily ritual the application of a sunscreen to your exposed skin can be one of the most beneficial steps you can take in keeping a young complexion. The damage from the sun is one of the quickest ways to age yourself and overdoing it can cause unflattering peeling and flaking of damaged skin cells. Unless your primary business colors are a shade of red it is good advice to protect your skin on a daily basis and avoid the un-pleasant side-affects of sunburned skin.

Formulated without parabens, petroleum, propylene or butylene glycol, sodium lauryl sulfates, pesticides, phthalates, artificial dyes or synthetic fragrances the Juice Beauty Sport sunscreen is the perfect choice for guys looking for a quality sunscreen. The standard size 3.75 OZ squeeze bottle is reasonably priced and should last you over 2 months of daily applications. Avoid the burn experienced by a stupid teenager and protect your skin the right way daily with Juice Beauty Sport Sunscreen.