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 Sunscreen Options

Growing up as a kid in the late 80’s and early 90’s I remember the vivid depiction of what was inevitable with the thinning of the ozone layer.


 

Nightly news spent days and days describing how skin cancer would go through the roof and how our very lives were in peril. All we had to do to fix it was to stop using aerosol spray cans… poof problem solved. Step forward 20 years (has it been that long!?) and guess what? The ozone hole surged to near record size just last month!

Enter the sunscreen market. Since the mid-80’s sunscreen usage has boomed. Sunscreen application is a daily routine for millions of people and sunscreens can be found in multiple forms including topical creams and spray on applications. With the proliferation of sunscreen usage one would expect to see a corresponding drop in skin cancer rates… right? Well in reality not so much… cancer rates have continued to grow.

Burned if You Don’t Cancer’ed if You Do

It turns out that “normal” sunscreens are filled with a ton of hazardous chemicals including:

  • Oxybenzone
  • Octinoxate
  • Homosalate
  • Octisalate
  • Octocrylene

These five are listed as the potentially most hazardous according to the Environmental Working Group (EWG) due to the absorptive nature and ability to disrupt hormones or imitate vital functions. So the choice to protect your skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays is one of choosing to apply chemicals directly to your largest body organ or get burned.

Demand for Alternatives

As people have become aware of the dangers of the chemicals in sunscreens alternatives have started to pop up. Go-Nayked.com, as you are aware, spends all of our time finding natural and clean alternative products, testing them, making sure their ingredient list is good, and then making it easy for you to find them. We have 17 products with sunscreen/ sun protection related properties currently listed giving you some great choices.

Choosing a Natural Sunscreen

The problem with natural sunscreens is found in price and ingredients. It turns out that the synthetic and toxic chemicals are readily available and cheaply made. On the flip side the choice of natural ingredients is more limited and pricey. You get what you pay for… when it comes to cancer or sunburn isn’t it important?

A great example of a killer natural sunscreen are the products sold by Wotnot from Australia. The location of the company should be of some importance because Australia is regularly caught within the region where the bulk of the ozone layer loss occurs. People there are more exposed to the dangerous rays from the sun. Made with certified organic ingredients the Wotnot brand sunscreen is a perfect choice for everyday wear. Using naturally sourced zinc oxide the sunscreen also uses the following ingredients Grapeseed oil, safflower oil, sesame oil, candellila wax, beeswax, carnauba wax, shea butter, gmo-free vitamin e, purified water, certified organic aloe vera, silica, naticide (all natural preservative).

With natural sunscreens it is important that you regularly re-apply throughout the day. If you are spending more than 4 hours at the beach reapply the sunscreen around that 4 hour mark to ensure continued protection. Apparently the ozone is going to continue to expand and contract despite our best efforts to control the changes. Take the natural route in protecting yourself from both cancer and sunburn with natural sunscreens found here at Go-Nayked.com.

Oxybenzone – the dark side of Sunscreens

What’s your idea of a perfect, sunny day? Perhaps, you favor a relaxing time on the beach. After carefully slathering your skin with a favorite sunscreen lotion, you love the experience of being in tune with nature; basking in the sun, enjoying the rhythmic swish of the waves and the gentle brush of the wind. As you delight in the caress of the golden rays on your skin, you blissfully drift asleep…

Wake up! What’s seeping into the pores of your skin is more than just sunlight! Harmful chemicals and toxins are entering your system surreptitiously and causing irreversible damage. You can’t take this with a ‘laid-back’ attitude anymore (pun unintended)!


 

Liberal, daily application of sunscreen may reduce the risk of skin cancer, as well as protect your skin from wrinkles, but certain chemicals in sunscreens are claimed to be carcinogenic too. Is this then, a choice between the devil and the deep sea? And how are you to find the toxin from the long list on the label?

Face the Nayked truth – a major culprit is Oxybenzone (there are many ‘minor’ culprits like Octinoxate, Homosalate, Octisalate and Octocrylene, and rest assured, they’ll all be brought to book). Oxybenzone is a hazardous chemical found in almost all sunscreens, and in most cosmetics. It penetrates the skin to enter your bloodstream, and causes cell damage. It mimics estrogen and induces hormonal disruptions. The endocrine and reproductive systems are affected. If your skin is not tingling with trepidation already, here’s more – Oxybenzone can trigger allergies, eczema or worse still, breast cancer! Pregnant women and nursing mothers are advised to consult their physicians, if they use Sunscreens regularly.

Our body is capable of absorbing and storing this toxin readily, and this is the biggest worry in the medical community. Accumulation of this chemical can affect your health in unpredictable ways. How many of us pause to read the concentration of Oxybenzone in Sunscreen creams? As they are so readily available OTC, we simply assume they must be safe. They are, IF the concentration of Oxybenzone is up to 6%. Otherwise it is mandatory for such products to be labeled, ‘contains Oxybenzone’. Sweden and Japan have banned the use of this ingredient. So should we!

Is any Sunscreen safe at all? Here’s the rule of thumb: If your Sunscreen visibly whitens your skin, then you are using a physical Sunscreen that is relatively safe. It typically contains Zinc and Titanium dioxide that block or reflect UV radiations, but do not absorb them. These are called Mineral Sunscreens and are considered less toxic in the EWG database. Of course, you’ll have to put up with that chalky-white residue, not to mention the hours spent in scrubbing it off! Carcinogenic toxins in your bloodstream seem the only alternative. So, better scrub than sorry?

Not necessarily!

The sunny news is that we, at GoNayked.com have done all the research, scoured the net, scrutinized formulations, and have come up with handful of safe Sunscreens, sans the ‘shady’ ingredients. These products are available for purchase on our website.

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.