Essential Oils To Go!

Take your essential oils with you wherever you go this summer!

This portable Traveler Diffuser works in any standard 12V cigarette lighter socket. Diffuse your favorite oil for up to 24 hours before changing the pad. Three refill pads are included, and 10-packs of refill pads are available for purchase as well.

Click here to order your Travel Essential Oil Diffuser directly from Diffuser World.

What I Learned Last Week

This is my cat 48 hours after peppermint oil.img_91121-e1496264279669.jpgI know that essential oils should always be used with care, especially when dealing with children and animals. But in spite of that, I applied a few drops to a tick on his left shoulder and THEN checked my oil books. If I had done my reading FIRST as I should have done, I would have learned that peppermint oil can be toxic to cats and I would have tried a different remedy to get rid of the tick. Thankfully, my kitty was unharmed, but I spent a very uneasy 48 hours, watching for signs of lethargy and loss of appetite. I am happy to report that Mr. Blue is still alive and well! Whew!

And speaking of toxicity, I also learned something interesting about Magic Erasers. I learned that the pad itself is made of melamine, so it is its basic structure that makes it such a great cleaner. It works like a gentle sandpaper on sinks and showers, thoroughly removing soap scum and dirt. There’s no true cleaning agent in the pad, but it does include formaldehyde- an ingredient not noted on the container. The makers of Magic Erasers claim that the small amount of formaldehyde in the pad is not a concern.

Last week, I tried Norwex Micro-Cleaning Hand Pads. The Norwex pads are also made of melamine but have no added formaldehyde. The pad worked the same magic on my bathroom surfaces and even held up better than the Magic Eraser usually does. The Norwex pads are more expensive, but they last longer, so maybe they don’t cost that much more over time. I think I’ll opt for the more expensive pads without toxic residue. By the way, I don’t sell Norwex, and I’m not being paid for this blog post. This is just my unsolicited review of my newest discovery.

So there you have it: two unrelated lessons I learned last week. What are YOU learning?

Medicine Cabinet Challenge

Medicine Cabinet

Choose one product in your medicine cabinet,
preferably something that you take often.

Now for the challenge…

Visit our store and find a comparable product. How do we stack up?
Compare ingredients, quality and cost. Let us know what you find out.

If you don’t see a comparable product,
or if you see one but it doesn’t have a full ingredient list with nutrition facts, email us.

We want to help you stock your medicine cabinet
with reasonably priced quality products
made of safe and effective ingredients.
Challenge us!

Countdown to Christmas Market!

Come see us at Classical Conversations’ Christmas Market next Saturday!
The fun begins at 9:00 a.m. and continues until 3:00 p.m.
at First Baptist Church, Helena
(815 Highway 52 E, Helena, AL  35080).

We’re counting down on Facebook

and placing one new stocking stuffer under our tree every day.

So far, we’ve added Pure Olive Oil Soap,

and BeeyoutifulSkin Mineral Makeup catalogs.

Stop by Saturday and browse our stocking stuffers and Christmas gifts

and pick up a free BeeyoutifulSkin Mineral Makeup catalog!

Christmas Market will feature more than 60 vendors-

a great opportunity to shop for Christmas,
support local business owners, and

support the Helena campus of Classical Conversations!

Follow us on Facebook for the rest of the countdown!

Focusing on Men’s Health in June!

Beeyoutiful Essential Oil Sale Men

This month, Beeyoutiful’s focus is on men’s health.  Once again, it’s a great time to add to your collection of essential oils.  It’s also a good time to stock up on All-Natural Deodorant, formulated especially for men.

Every essential oil in this list is 20% off!
Click on any link in this post to visit Beeyoutiful now.

Bandito Blend

Bergamot

Cedarwood (Cedrus atlantica)*

Cedarwood (juniperus mexicana)

Cypress

Eucalyptus

Frankincense

Peppermint

Patchouli

Pine

Prices are good from may 31 through June 6 while supplies last, no rain checks or substitutions.

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Smith Family Resources is an authorized reseller AND affiliate of Beeyoutiful.
When you shop Beeyoutiful through the links in this post, Smith Family Resources will receive an affiliate commission.
Thank you!

Focusing on Women’s Health with a Sale!

Beeyoutiful Weekly Sales May

Every essential oil on this list is 20% off!

Now is a great time to add to your collection of essential oils.  Even if you usually use another line of oils, branch out and try Beeyoutiful’s high quality essential oils at unusually great prices.  And if you’ve never used essential oils before, there is no better time than now to get started!

Today is the last day of this sale, so don’t wait!
Click on any link in this post to visit Beeyoutiful now.

Basil*

Clary Sage*

Frankincense

Geranium

Ginger

Lavender

Lemon

Oregano*

ProMiSe blend*

Rose Geranium

Spearmint

Tangerine

Tea Tree

*Not recommended for pregnancy or nursing. Please check with a Certified Aromatherapist before use. During the first trimester, essential oil use should be limited and 1% maximum dilution.

Prices are good through May 23rd while supplies last, no rain checks or substitutions. 

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Smith Family Resources is an authorized reseller AND affiliate of Beeyoutiful.
When you shop Beeyoutiful through the links in this post, Smith Family Resources will receive an affiliate commission.
Thank you!

Fighting Inflammation

I was so thankful for Bromelain yesterday- still am, actually.  But then I learned that Bromelain and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) should be discontinued about two weeks before any surgical procedure to reduce the risk of post-operative bleeding.  And since I have surgery in my near future, I have discontinued my Bromelain.  I miss it already!

I quickly consulted my essential oil books and mixed up a blend of inflammation-fighters.  Here’s my recipe…

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Combine the following oils in an amber glass bottle:

I took my blend to my physical terrorist therapist who used the oils during my session this morning.  (I can’t take the credit for that PT insult.  I overheard it at therapy today!)

While I can’t address inflammation with a supplement, I’m glad to be able to address it with essential oils.  How do YOU fight inflammation?

Beeyoutiful Blends

How many of these Beeyoutiful essential oil blends have YOU tried?

Bee Focused.

Bandito Blend.

Relieve-It.

Easy Peasy Breathie.

Immuni-T.

Tension Tamer.

Respite.

ProMiSe.

Dreamland Awaits.

I hope you’ve already added some of these to your family’s essential oil collection!

Tension TamerTension Tamer is a particularly good addition for the 12-and-olders in your home.  This fragrant combination of essential oils acts to soothe and calm during times of stress and pain, supporting the release of tension and helping to calm headaches.  All three essential oils in this blend- Eucalyptus, Peppermint and Wintergreen- are particularly beneficial in supporting open airways and calming sinus irritations.  Roll Tension Tamer on temples, wrists, nose, or neck, breathe in deeply, and enjoy the relaxing benefits!  Respite

Respite is another good one for the grownups.  Respite is a carefully selected synergistic blend of oils- Coriander, Peppermint, Black Pepper, Marjoram, Basil, Rosemary, and Clove- that work together to help quiet screaming joints and muscles.

These two are for adults, but many Beeyoutiful blends were developed with children in mind.  Learn more about all of these on our website and  in our online store, and please ask if you have any questions!  We would love to hear from you!

Here’s to a tension-free, respite-filled day!

 

What’s in a Promise?

ProMiSe!  Hidden in that wonderful word, promise, is that not-so-wonderful problem, PMS (premenstrual syndrome).

Promise BlendHere’s a recipe for relief of PMS symptoms, originally shared by Beeyoutiful’s Stephanie Tallent:

Prepare 1/3 cup of a carrier oil (sweet almond or jojoba–or in a pinch, olive or coconut).  Add the following oils to the carrier oil:

  • geranium oil, 20 drops
  • chamomile oil, 10 drops
  • peppermint oil, 5 drops
  • lemon oil, 5 drops
  • lavender oil, 5 drops

This blend can be applied directly to the abdomen to relieve cramping, or to the wrists or bottoms of feet to address PMS symptoms throughout the body.

Now, with ProMiSe, a ready-to-use blend, the preparation has been done for us!

Beeyoutiful’s ProMiSe Blend is a unique combination of pure essential oils designed specifically to support women when their hormonal health is disrupting their lives.  ProMiSe Blend includes Ylang Ylang, Geranium, Peppermint, Grapefruit, Clary Sage, Chamomile, and Frankincense essential oils.

Click here to learn more about Beeyoutiful essential oils!

Immune System Health

Did you catch our Be Immune post last month?  Today, I’m following up on those thoughts to introduce another exciting new essential oil blend!

Immuni-T was designed to soothe the respiratory system and to support the body when it’s under attack from the common onslaught of germs.

Here are just a few of the essential oils in this blend.  (You can read a full list of ingredients by clicking on any Immuni-T link in this post.)

Tangerine Essential Oil (Citrus reticulata Blanco) – Has properties that assist the body in stimulating the lymphatic and immune systems; and it smells good!Immuni-T

Lemon Essential Oil (Citrus limon) – Aids and soothes the respiratory and immune systems

Orange Essential Oil (Citrus sinensis) – Helps to stimulate the immune system, while blending well with the other oils to provide a pleasant aroma

Cedarwood Essential Oil (cedrus atlantica) – Helps the body to relax and rest, while directly supporting the respiratory system

Frankincense Essential Oil (Boswellia frerana) – Lends support to the respiratory and immune systems

Tea Tree Essential Oil (Melaleuca alternifolia) – Known for its benefits to the immune system

Spearmint Essential Oil (Mentha spicata) – Known for digestive support and for support to the body during feverish illnesses

What a line-up!  And that’s just a sample of the immune system goodness in the Immuni-T blend.  Click here to learn more!