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back to the blog!

welcome to the new Naked as a Jaybird site! thanks so much for stopping by. i’m truly honored that you would take a few minutes out of your day to read this blog. last week, i was at the janet jackson concert at the pepsi center in denver – an escapade! it was an...

Fall into your skin…

Hey y'all! I hope everyone had a great summer. Ours was great - busy, hot, and full of adventure. It was great to meet up with some of y'all at the Grand Junction Downtown Farmer's Market and the Incredible, Edible Gluten Free Food Fair at the Denver Mart. Always good...

Change

Hi, folks!  Summer is here and it's proving to be a busy time!  I started a post on change a few weeks ago....and, there were so many things changing, I couldn't get it finished. I'm not sure if y'all are feeling the same way, but here is something that I can't seem...

Be Strong, Stay Soft

Races are sometimes about being fast, yet I’m learning that to be strong, it also takes slowing down. Read more and gather some strength for yourself.

Going Home

Going home for a visit recently reminded me of why there’s no place like home. It’s so good for us in so many ways. What do you love about going home?

Developing New Habits

In my quest for developing new habits, I’m learning a lot about being uncomfortable. Are we talking itchy skin here? Not quite! Join me to learn more.

Shea Butter Skin Care

We’re going deep into our natural ingredients with Shea Butter skin care. We think you’ll be surprised at its origins and why its so great for our skin!

Saying Yes

What is the power behind saying yes? Would you be surprised that it has a lot to do with time? Take a moment and say yes to learning more about your yes!

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We believe your skin deserves pure, naked goodness. A few of years ago, the cold and dry Colorado winter got to my hands. Even after using vats of traditional lotion, I was cracked up! And not in a good way! I had those deep, painful cracks on the tip of your finger – the ones that go deep and make you think that the only words you know are curse words.  Damn straight, I needed a better solution. I started researching. First thing I learned? Most lotion is made with ingredients that I couldn’t pronounce and chemicals that didn’t even make sense.  Nope, that just wouldn’t do. “Organic” lotions weren’t a lot better, so I decided to make my own. When I found the first recipe for solid lotion, a lotion bar, I thought “now this is different.” A few tweaks and experiments later, I can honestly attest: it sure is! Three organic ingredients – coconut oil, shea butter, and beeswax – pure, naked goodness! No additives, no chemicals, and all words that are easily pronounced. Even better? It works! Years later, my skin doesn’t crack and I’m sporting my best skin yet! These simple products are made with one thing in mind – YOU! Your skin deserves pure, naked goodness!  Roll it up, rub it on, and enjoy!

 

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Pure, naked goodness. Natural and clean products for your body. Here at Naked as a Jaybird, we take our ingredients seriously. There are only a few, so it’s easy to provide you with pure, naked goodness. The base ingredients in each of our products are organic coconut oil, shea butter, and beeswax. Our organic coconut oil is 100% oil, extracted from the meat of coconuts that are harvested from the coconut palm. Tastes and smells like coconuts, does anyone have a beach we can sneak away to? Our organic, fair trade shea butter is extracted from the Shea nut and is from Burkina Faso, Africa. And finally, our organic beeswax is filtered and refined to benefit and beautify the entire body with its anti-bacterial properties. See below for more details about our base ingredients and various essential oils.

coconut oil: 100% pure, edible oil.  In tropical regions, coconut oil has a tradition of use in food and medicine.  With a shelf life of over two years, coconut oil is here to stay. Certified organic.

shea butter: Extracted from the Shea nut and mimics the natural moisturizers found in your skin. Fair trade and certified organic.

beeswax:  Locks in moisture, fostering cells, and protects skin.  Aids in natural healing and cell development without clogging pores. Certified organic.

lavender essential oil:  Ahhhh, lavender! It is one of the most versatile essential oils with so many great qualities. Well known for its calming and relaxing effects – definitely helps with sleep – it also great has qualities for your skin. Lavender helps to calm irritated skin – taking the heat out of burns and bringing rapid healing to dry skin, minor cuts, and scrapes thanks to its antimicrobial and antioxidant characteristics. A super oil to be sure!

cedarwood essential oil:  Are you ready to be wise and beautiful? Sign me up! Cedarwood is another super oil, with many amazing qualities. As an antiseptic, it helps your body defend against toxins, giving your white blood cells the opportunity to protect your insides. It reduces inflammation of the joints and tissues, tightens muscles to give you a youthful look. Yes, please. And that wisdom part? Cedarwood helps you focus and reduces tension and stress.

rose essential oil: This oil does wonders for the skin! It gives you shining, fresh, youthful skin….yes, please! It also fades scars and other blemishes. Rose oil regulates hormone production and helps to provide balance through the body. It also takes care of your heart by promoting circulation and reducing blood pressure. It is an antiseptic, astringent, and antioxidant. Not convinced yet? Rose boosts self-esteem and confidence, while efficiently fighting depression.

peppermint essential oil: Peppermint essential oil is good for what ails you! Let’s start with nourishing dull skin, but that is just the beginning. Peppermint provides relief from stress and depression, refreshing your system. It calms headaches and nausea, provides pain relief and clears the respiratory tract. Peppermint has a cooling nature, providing a cold sensation to any affected area.

tea tree essential oil: This great oil is a powerful deodorizing agent, eliminating not only the smell of body odor, but also the bacteria and toxins that can increase its potency. Which makes it perfect for our deodorant! It also generally boosts health and promotes the absorption of nutrients from food and gives protection from diseases. This powerful antioxidant is a great addition to your daily routine.

bergamot essential oil: This natural disinfectant has a refreshing aroma that you will love in our deodorant. The disinfectant properties inhibit the growth of germs causing body-odor. Yay! Bergamot also creates a feeling of freshness, joy and energy keeping you up and going all day!

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