Only three words needed: Miracle Skin Salve!
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!
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!)
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…
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:
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.
Happy Summer! And thank you for being a friend of Smith Family Resources!
Welcome guest writer Giulia Colpo to the SFR blog! Giulia is a 16-year-old friend of mine who is not only a writer but also a student of natural health. She can be found at DiabetesBroughtUsTogether.
Last Thursday, I worked in the yard with my family, building a fire pit. We spent a good two to three hours outside digging out the ground, making the pit walls straight, hauling bricks, and building up the walls.
The next day, my back was extremely sore. I pushed through the day (I was just glad that I didn’t have to do anything else strenuous that day), but by the night, I felt too tired and sore to do much more then lie on the couch. While lying there, I had the thought that a back rub would feel nice, so I asked my mom to give me one.
I was right. It felt really good, especially when she got to the really sore parts. Then it was her turn to have a good idea. She came back from the kitchen with a drop of peppermint essential oil in a half teaspoon of Miracle and proceeded to rub it into my back. It made my back feel spicy but good and relaxed. It also smelled good!
The next day, my aching was gone, disappearing overnight. From now on, I will use peppermint oil for my aching muscles.
Thanks for sharing your peppermint oil story, Giulia!
I’ve been asked several times lately where to start with vitamins and supplements and just generally being more healthy. As I’ve said many times before, I’m not a doctor or a natural health expert. I’m just passing on the things I’ve learned and recommending some products that have helped my family.
Sometimes I get excited about something I’ve learned and my gush comes across sounding like, “You really ought to try this!” But what I really mean is, you really ought to read about this and see if you think this will be good for you or your family.
So, where to start? The first thing to do is to check your daily water intake. If you’re not already drinking half your body weight in ounces of water every single day–more if you’re exercising or working outside–start now. If you weigh 120 pounds, drink at least 60 ounces of water every day. Just rehydrating your body can do wonders for your overall health. How cool is that? You don’t have to order anything to get started! Click here to read more about the benefits of drinking water.
If your diet is providing all the essential vitamins and minerals needed for good health, great! But, if it’s not, consider taking a multivitamin. Beeyoutiful provides a multivitamin for every member of the family: SuperMom, SuperLady, SuperDad and SuperKids. You can click on the links to read about each one, or you can click here to see all our vitamins on one page.
If you have specific health interests, search this blog and others you trust. Read, read, read. Talk with your health care provider and make informed decisions before you add supplements to your health regimen.
There are ten products, some of which have already been mentioned, featured in the picture at the top of this post. You can click on the links below to read more about each one and to decide if one or more of these might be a part of your own getting started.
Let us know how we can help you as you get started taking care of yourself and your family!
If you are dealing with acne, you might be thinking, “Moisturizer?! You’ve got to be kidding!”
Remember the clinical description of acne… When the skin becomes dry, the sebaceous glands secrete more oil to keep your face and hair lubricated. If you clean your face well twice a day without also using a moisturizer, you may be signalling your glands to produce more oil, resulting in more acne.
After cleaning your face, use a non-comedogenic moisturizer–one that doesn’t clog the pores. But here’s something to think about: According to some dermatologists, “no single product is non-comedogenic for everyone. For example, a person with very oily skin may still get skin breakouts from products that another person with mildly oily skin may find non-comedogenic. A better term may be non-acnegenic rather than non-comedogenic, but this is not so widely used. It is important to test a new product on your own skin rather than rely on the label, before using it freely.”
It may surprise you that we recommend Miracle Skin Salve as a moisturizer. Some who have used have Miracle on the face reported that it caused them to have more acne. The same people later found that if the Miracle was applied only immediately after cleaning the skin, it actually helped to clear up the acne. If the Miracle is applied too heavily, it does seem to clog the pores, causing more acne. BUT if it is applied lightly to clean skin, it actually helps to prevent acne and heal blemishes. It is VERY IMPORTANT to clean the skin before every application of Miracle. This is true for most moisturizers.
Another moisturizer to consider is Smith Family Resource’s Paraben-Free Moisturizer. As the name indicates, this moisturizer contains no parabens (chemical preservatives) and is non-comedogenic for most people. Remember always to apply lightly and only to clean skin.
Experiment until you find the best balance of moisture for your skin. Remember that acne may result from over-washed skin that becomes too dry AND from over-moisturized skin that becomes too oily. The goal is to keep the skin lightly moisturized but free of excess oil.
We’d like to hear your ideas about clean skin, too. We always enjoy your comments!
The title of this post is misleading. My kitchen pantry is anything but beautiful. Well, my daughter did just recently organize it for me, so it looks a lot better than it did. Still, it’s not beautiful. But it IS Beeyoutiful!I guess you can tell from this photo that this family loves Beeyoutiful!
It all started with SuperMom. That was our first purchase from Beeyoutiful. Now there are SuperMom tablets and Vcaps for the ladies and SuperDad for the guys. (In case you’re looking for it, there’s no SuperDad in the picture. We’re out except for the ones in the keepers on the top right shelf!) Other favorites are Cod Liver Oil, Cranberry Power Cleanse, Red Raspberry Leaves, and, of course, Tummy Tuneup. And we can’t forget the Miracle and all the awesome essential oils. Do you see anything else here you recognize?
You know, we’d have a lot more room in the pantry if we didn’t use so many Beeyoutiful products! But that is completely out of the question!
Thanks, Beeyoutiful, for beeyoutifying my pantry! 🙂
We have a Beeyoutiful package for your family! We’ve lined up five of our favorite products and made them available at a greatly reduced price!
For less than $2 a day, you can have vitamins for three members of your family plus an all-purpose skin salve and a tummy-soothing probiotic.
Here’s what’s included:
SuperDad – 180 tablets (3-month supply) A high-potency, iron-free multivitamin with Spirulina and green superfoods. Great for men of all ages!
SuperMom – 180 tablets (3-month supply) or 240 Vcaps (2-month supply) A high-potency multivitamin with Spirulina and green superfoods. Great for all women, including teens and pregnant or nursing mothers.
SuperKids – 120 chewable tablets (2-month supply for one child) Chewable animal-shaped multivitamin for children. Sweetened only with Stevia and Xylitol. No sugar. No artificial colors or flavors.
Miracle Skin Salve – 2 oz. General antioxidant salve for chapped lips, sunburn, scrapes, burns, cuts, stings, bites, sores, rashes, eczema, dry skin, and even bruises. Safe for all ages.
Tummy Tuneup – 60 capsules A blend of eight natural bacteria, including lactobacillus acidolphilus. Probiotic Vcaps are powerful helpers in restoring intestinal peace. Great for the whole family.