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!

Gifts!

Christmas gift set basket

We have a basket of gifts ready for everyone on your list!

Our favorite gift set includes a 3 oz. Paraben-Free Moisturizer
and a 4 oz. bar of our Pure Olive Oil Soap, $10.

Pure Olive Oil Soap makes a great gift on its own, too.
It can be purchased separately, $4, or in sets of 3, $10.

Also in our basket is a combination of a bar of
Pure Olive Oil Soap and a lip balm, $8.
Beeyoutiful Lip BALM comes in two flavors:
peppermint and orange.
Purchase these items separately
and we’ll automatically “wrap” them for you in an organza bag.

Don’t think that these gifts are just for the ladies!

Our moisturizer was designed for a man (my husband!)
who wanted something for his dry skin
that wasn’t heavily scented or full of preservatives.
Enter our Paraben-Free Moisturizer!
Other men have thanked us for providing this,
and we think the men on your gift list will thank you, too!

Our Pure Olive Oil Soap is great for all skin types,
and anyone who deals with dry or chapped lips
will love Beeyoutiful’s Lip BALM!

All of these can be purchased at www.smithfamilyresources.com
and can be shipped to any location in the US for only $7.

Local customers may call or email to place orders.
There is no shipping charge when you arrange for local pick-up or delivery.

Where to Start?

Where to startI’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 multivitaminBeeyoutiful 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.

SuperMom

Tummy Tuneup

Miracle Skin Salve

Paraben-Free Moisturizer

Pure Olive Oil Soap

Cod Liver Oil

Odorless Garlic

Odorless Garlic

Vitex with Dong Quai

Red Raspberry Leaves (web)

Red Raspberry Leaves

Beeyoutiful Essential Oils

Let us know how we can help you as you get started taking care of yourself and your family!

Where to start

You’re missing out!

IMG_2937If you haven’t tried our moisturizer and olive oil soap, I really think you’re missing out.  I know that sounds a bit strong, but I really do think that!

Before we started making our own moisturizer, we looked high and low for a moisturizer that moisturized dry skin without being overly fragrant and without breaking the bank!  We just couldn’t find one that measured up.  We make ours from a paraben-free lotion base (we’ll be happy to send the full ingredient list to anyone who asks for it) with vitamin E oil and Beeyoutiful’s Almond Essential Oil added.  It’s basically unscented which makes it very popular with the guys and with anyone who’s sensitive to strong smells.  And it works!  It truly does moisturize even very dry skin.

And the soap!  It’s Pure Olive Oil Soap.  That’s all.  Just olive oil and natural glycerin.  It, too, is basically unscented, and it cleans without leaving any oil residue and without over-drying the skin.  This is my face bar and my body bar, and it’s also our family hand soap.  At $4 per bar (or $10 for 3 bars), you won’t find a comparable olive oil bar at such a good price.

We combine this awesome moisturizer with this pure soap into one beautiful gift set in a golden organza bag and make it available for only $10.  Don’t you know someone whose face would light up at the sight of one of these?

IMG_2932IMG_2933Have you bought your thank-you gifts for teachers yet?  Do you need something special to show appreciation to an employee, co-worker or customer?  Here’s your answer!

And don’t forget Mother’s Day!  If you’re in the Helena area, it’s not too late.  Call or email to arrange for pick-up or delivery.  We can’t guarantee delivery by Mother’s Day if you order online, but we can try!  We’ll ship your gifts sets the same day your order is placed.  Click on any of the pics in this post to order yours today!

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Don’t miss out!  Visit www.smithfamilyresources.com and purchase yours today!

Paraben-Free Moisturizer

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We introduced our Paraben-Free Moisturizer a little over a year ago, and it has become one of our most requested products!  It’s made from a paraben-free lotion base, Beeyoutiful’s Almond Essential Oil, and Vitamin E oil.

Parabens are petroleum-based preservatives.  They’re commonly used in cosmetics and personal care items.  Read a shampoo bottle and you’ll probably find parabens in the ingredient list:  methylparaben, ethylparaben, propylparaben, butylparaben to name a few.  Thanks to parabens, your shampoo, lotion and deodorant will last for years.

That’s the good news. The bad news is that the parabens are entering your body when you use these products.  Research has shown that your body may absorb as much as five pounds of cosmetic chemicals each year.

Check your facial cream and moisturizer labels.  See any parabens there?  When the moisturizer is absorbed into your skin, so are the parabens.  When the parabens enter your bloodstream, they mimic estrogen, sometimes causing hormonal imbalance.  Parabens also commonly cause allergic reactions and contact dermatitis.

We are delighted to offer you an alternative to lotions and moisturizers with chemical preservatives.

Here’s what our friends and customers have told us about our Paraben-Free Moisturizer

I have very sensitive skin, and this moisturizer is great for me.

I’ve had dry skin on my arm for several days.  Nothing I’ve tried has helped.  This moisturizer has made a difference after just one application!

Oooh!  It feels great!

This is wonderful stuff!

Our Paraben-Free Moisturizer comes in an airless pump container, so there’s absolutely no waste–no moisturizer left in the bottle to be thrown away!  You’ll enjoy every drop of this moisturizer!  Click on any of the links in this post to purchase yours now!
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Acne and Moisturizers

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.
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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!