Ready for Christmas Market!

Smith Family  Resources Helena Christmas MarketCome see us this Saturday at the 3rd Annual Christmas Market in Helena!

Between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday, November 10, Smith Family Resources and 75+ other vendors will be set up in the Family Life Center of First Baptist Church in Helena (815 Highway 52E., Helena, AL 35080). Christmas Market is a great way to see all the great products and services that are available right here in our area. Do your Christmas shopping and support local businesses at the same time!

If you’re not in the area, you can browse our products in our online store any time. Visit www.smithfamilyresources.com and enjoy free shipping when you spend $150 or more.

Hope to see you soon- either in person or online!

 

 

 

Foaming Hand Soap

Here’s one of my favorite DIY recipes. Spend a little for ingredients, save a lot over time!

Foaming Hand Soap

Combine the following ingredients:

  • 1 cup water
  • 3 Tbsp. (1.5 oz.) liquid castile soap (I buy Dr. Bronner’s Baby Unscented Pure Castile Soap purchased at Organic Harvest in Birmingham.)
  • 2 Tbsp. (1 oz.) glycerin (After trying several different brands IMG_4610[1] of glycerin,
    I’ve settled on Essential Depot Greener Life Essentials Vegetable Glycerin, available on Amazon. If you opt for a different brand, you may need to add another tablespoon to reach the best consistency of soap.)
  • 8 drops lemon oil
  • 8 drops orange oil (I use Beeyoutiful essential oils. If you opt for another brand, be sure you choose oils that are 100% pure, preferably from a full disclosure company.)

Yields 10 oz. foaming hand soap. Store unused soap in a glass jar and add a dropperful of grapefruit seed extract to serve as a preservative if you are not going to use the soap within 3-4 weeks.

Outside? With the mosquitoes??

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It’s that time again. You know, when the weather is nice and you want to be outside but then remember that gnats and mosquitoes are outside, too? We have four products in stock that just might make that time a little more comfortable.

Geranium oil has a sweet, flowery scent, but gnats don’t seem to like it. My husband puts a few drops of it on his cap when he spends time outside. He reapplies it every hour or so, and it helps keep the gnats away, especially the pesky ones that would otherwise fly around his face while he’s working.

Bee Outside is described by Beeyoutiful as “an all-natural spray that is all about outdoors, warm summer days, dusky evenings and great times with friends and family.” My personal experience is that it’s also about preventing mosquito bites. And it’s more pleasant than other natural repellents that smell strongly of citronella. The really great thing about Bee Outside is that the ingredients are actually good for the skin- no DEET or other harmful chemicals.

If you don’t mind the strong smell of citronella, go for the essential oil big gun for repelling insects. Citronella oil is strong, so be sure to dilute it in a carrier oil and test it on a small area of skin before applying it liberally. To repel mosquitoes, you can dilute citronella oil in a little almond oil and rub it on your skin with a cotton ball. For repelling ticks, you can add a small amount of citronella oil to your lotion, sunscreen or shampoo- about 6 drops of oil per ounce of product. For a larger batch of repellent, add 3 ounces of distilled water to a fine mist spray bottle, then add 15-20 drops of citronella. Shake the spray bottle before every use to avoid burns.

And if any insect should get past your best repelling efforts, don’t forget to reach for the Miracle! Miracle Skin Salve helps to relieve the itchiness of insect bites and to soothe irritated skin.

All four of these products are on our shelves right now. Get yours today by clicking on any link in this post to shop our online store. If you’re in or near Helena, email us or message us on Facebook. We want to help you enjoy being outside!

Poison Ivy

Leaves of three, leave them be, right? But sometimes you’re standing in it before you realize it’s there. What to do?

I’ve often recommended Miracle Skin Salve for poison ivy rashes. Miracle can be applied directly to the affected skin. It helps to relieve the itchiness and it seems to slow the spread of the rash. I’ve advised people to apply it after showering any time they think they may have been exposed to poison ivy and I think that is helpful advice.

But the best advice I’ve been able to share is found in a video shared by Extreme Deer Habitat in 2014, “How to never have a serious poison ivy rash again.”

I really think you should watch all 5 minutes and 13 seconds of this video, but if you’re really pressed for time, I’ll summarize the secret: friction. Jim Brauker explains that it’s the urushiol oil in poison ivy, poison sumac, and poison oak that causes the rash. Uroshiol oil is much like motor oil in that is difficult to remove from the skin, but unlike it in that it is invisible! Showering with Dawn or applying Miracle may help, but nothing will prevent the rash if the oil is left on the skin.

If you can watch only a few seconds of this video, skip to 3:10 where Dr. Brauker demonstrates how to use friction, i.e. a washcloth, to prevent a poison ivy rash.

May you never have a poison ivy rash ever again! (But don’t forget your Miracle if you do!)

Do you like your soap?

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Do you like your soap?

Several years ago, our favorite soap, Pure and Natural, began disappearing from grocery store shelves. We bought up every bar we could find for a while, and then we just couldn’t find any more. We tried countless bars of soap over several months, trying to find a soap that would clean without over-drying our skin or leaving an oily residue behind.

We couldn’t find one. So, we enlisted a nearby soap maker to make one for us!

Pure Olive Oil Soap is an all-natural hand, face and body bar made from pure olive oil and natural glycerin. It’s basically unscented, so it just smells clean, and it leaves skin clean and moisturized without oily residue.

This is now our family’s bath bar, hand soap, and facial bar. I personally like it better than any other soap I’ve ever used, including Pure and Natural. Why not try it for yourself? Purchase one 4-ounce bar for $4 or three bars for $10. To make it even better, this summer we’re throwing in an extra bar for every bar you order.

There’s no better time to try this soap. Buy one, get one free. No catch. No limit. No coupon needed. Stock up for yourself, or get some for friends and share the goodness!

Click here to order yours now!

BOGO offer good through August 15, 2017, while supplies last.

P. S. We’ve had some people with oily skin tell us they’re not interested in a soap made from olive oil. I know it’s hard to believe, but it really isn’t oily! If you have oily skin and you want to try it risk-free, email us. Let us know that you have oily skin and you want to put the Pure Olive Oil Soap to the test.  Place your order. Use the soap daily for 1 week. If you aren’t convinced that the soap cleanses without making your skin more oily, let us know and you’ll receive a full refund. You must email us before placing your order to take advantage of the refund offer. But I’m pretty sure you won’t be asking for a refund!

Why I Stopped Wearing Makeup

Why did I stop wearing makeup?

Answer:  progesterone cream.

What, you may ask, does progesterone cream have to do with wearing  makeup?

Well, nothing really, but I can explain.

Several years ago, I was prescribed progesterone cream for a hormonal imbalance issue.  Specifically, I was to apply to thin skin 1/8 teaspoon twice a day.

Pause for a moment to think about 1/8 of a teaspoon.

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It is a very small amount.  And yet, that small amount applied twice a day for several weeks corrected my hormonal imbalance.

That started me thinking about all the other things I had applied to my skin over the years.  Moisturizers.  Foundation makeup.  Eye shadow.  Lip gloss.  Blushes.  Bronzers.  What was in all of those things that I had rubbed into my skin?  Because of my experience with the progesterone cream, I now understood that I had been sending those substances directly into my bloodstream.  Who knows?  Those things might have been the cause of the hormonal imbalance in the first place.

So, I stopped wearing makeup.  I could no longer bring myself to put potentially harmful stuff on my skin and into my bloodstream.

I didn’t know then about mineral makeup.  I didn’t know that there was makeup made from nothing but minerals, with no fillers added.

That’s why I want to introduce YOU to BeeyoutifulSkin Mineral Makeup!  If you live in or near Helena, I’d love to meet you at our Open House- which will include a mineral makeup demonstration .  Email me for details and directions.  If you can’t make it in person tomorrow, come to our Facebook party Wednesday!  Check in any time all day for makeup tips and videos, games and giveaways.

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Click on the Open House announcement to learn more about our Open House and Facebook party.  Be sure to click Interested so that you won’t miss a single party post.  There’s going to be so much good information shared, and I don’t want you to miss it!

 

 

FREE Vitamins!

Beeyoutiful Family Pack

Would you like to earn FREE nutrient-packed multivitamins?

Tell your friends, relatives and co-workers about Beeyoutiful’s multivitamins.  There’s a perfect fit for everyone you know:  SuperDad, SuperMom, SuperLady, SuperKids, and- there’s even a super prenatal multivitamin- SuperMom 2 Bee!  Use the links below to share information.  When your friends are ready to order, tell them to mention your name so that you can earn referral points.

If your friends are ordering online, tell them to click the box by “Referral?” and enter your name.  If they’re ordering by email or phone, they should mention your name at the time the order is placed.

You’ll automatically receive one point for each individual vitamin order and four points for a Beeyoutiful Family Pack order!  Maximum referral points per friend=4

(The Beeyoutiful Family Pack pictured above includes a 3-month supply of SuperDad and SuperMom, a 2-month supply of SuperKids, plus a probiotic and skin salve for a significantly reduced price than if purchased separately.)

Ten referral points may be redeemed for one bottle of the Super vitamin of your choice- absolutely free with no shipping charge!  (Referral points have no cash value and may not be redeemed for any other products.)  When you’ve earned ten points, we’ll contact you by email and send your free vitamins on their way to you.

As soon as your friends find out how beneficial these Supers are, they’ll start telling their friends and earning their own referral points!

So get started!  Use these links to introduce your friends to these Super multivitamins…

Beeyoutiful Family Pack

SuperDad

SuperMom

SuperLady

SuperKids

SuperMom 2 Bee

Beeyoutiful Family Pack

Happy Summer!

DSC_0131.JPGMonday was the official first day of summer!

For those of you who are teachers and homeschooling parents, summer brings a change of pace from the rest of the year.  During this time of regrouping and planning for next year, I hope you’ll also consider the supplements that will help your family in the year to come. Even if summer is just a change of temperature for you, it’s still a good time to consider adding a multivitamin to your daily regimen.

It’s my personal belief that every American needs to take a multivitamin!  I know you make healthy choices and prepare nutritious meals for your family.  But because of the food options that are available to us, not many of us can meet all of our nutritional needs with diet alone.  Thankfully, the Beeyoutiful Supers are available to help fill in the nutritional gap.

If you’re not already taking a multivitamin, resolve to change that this summer!  This is an especially good time to start because of our referral points plan!  As I said, I think EVERYONE needs a multivitamin.  So talk to your friends and encourage them to start this summer, too.  When your friends purchase any Beeyoutiful’s multivitamins from Smith Family Resources- SuperDad, SuperMom, SuperLady, SuperKids, or SuperMom 2 Bee- you can earn referral points which can be redeemed for FREE multivitamins!

If your friends are ordering online, tell them to click the box by “Referral?” and enter your name.  If they’re ordering by email or phone, they should mention your name at the time the order is placed.  You’ll automatically receive one point for each individual vitamin order and four points for a Beeyoutiful Family Pack order!  (Maximum referral points per friend=4)

Ten points may be redeemed for one bottle of the Super vitamin of your choice- absolutely free with no shipping charge!  (Referral points have no cash value and may not be redeemed for any other products.)  When you’ve earned ten points, we’ll contact you by email and send your free vitamins on their way to you.

Get started earning referral points!  Invite your friends to try Beeyoutiful multivitamins by sharing these links:

Beeyoutiful Family Pack

SuperDad

SuperMom

SuperLady

SuperKids

SuperMom 2 Bee

Beeyoutiful Family Pack

If you’re on facebook, visit Smith Family Resources and join our group, Friends of Smith Family Resources.  This is a closed Facebook group, so anyone can find the group and see who’s in it, but only members can see posts.  In this group, you’ll be able to meet others who enjoy learning about natural health, nutrition, and nutritional supplements. Here, you’ll be able to ask all the questions you’ve ever had about health or about oils or about anything you like. And you’ll also be able to share the things you’re learning so that we can all learn together.

If you’re not on Facebook, no problem!  You can visit this blog and our online store, and you’re always welcome to contact us via email or phone.

Happy Summer!  And thank you for being a friend of Smith Family Resources!