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Barrier Method-Keep Germs from Making You Sick

Aug 27, 2019 06:00AM ● By Beckie and Bud Kowalski

People rightfully fear sitting on an airplane close to people that can transmit germs that may make them  sick. The dry, recycled air on planes is particularly abusive to nasal passages, making them vulnerable to the millions of germs floating around. We see people wearing medical masks in these situations and think, “I should do that, but it looks weird.” Well, now there’s a way to look stylish and be protected from airborne germs at the same time.

Maui-born athlete, Danielle Travis, made frequent overseas trips for competitive events and found that she would often arrive ill. She and a friend in the medical field got together to brainstorm on how to create a fashionable way to provide the protection of disposable medical masks worn by international travelers. This collaboration brought about the birth of the Winged Mask Scarf. It features an inner mask attached to an outer scarf, providing both protection and style. It’s a patented design made locally in Honolulu.

Each season, Danielle works with local artists to create unique products with an island theme. The Made in USA masks are 100% NATURAL, moisture-wicking, anti-microbial, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and provide UPF 50 sun protection. While originally developed for protection while flying, they can be worn anywhere protection is desired.

Danielle also offers Nose Goop and Hand Sanitizer for even MORE germ protection. The all-organic Nose Goop salve is used in and around the nose when the mask needs to be pulled down while in flight to eat and drink. Nose Goop is made of organic olive oil and lavender essential oils, that makes breathing this goop a treat while creating another germ barrier. The all-organic Hand Sanitizer spray is used on hands before applying Nose Goop and after touching any plane surfaces.

The Barrier Method is not only great for individuals, but it can also be purchased as a great gift for employees, sports teams, film crews, festival employees and retail sales. Anyone looking to explore a wholesale opportunity can send an email to [email protected] to find out more.

 Danielle is offering a 10% discount for Natural Awakenings readers. When ordering, enter code: SPIRITUAL10 to apply this generous offer.


 To place an order or learn more, visit

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