Eric and Melissa Smith

Helena, Alabama

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Getting Ready for First Friday!

Here are just a few of the great gifts you'll find already wrapped and ready for you to give to someone on your list:

If you live in Helena or the surrounding area,
we invite you to visit us in
Old Town Helena,
tomorrow night,
Friday, December 5,
from 5:30 'til 8:30.
We'll be on Main Street between
Heart & Soul Consignment Boutique and
Beka's Boutique.

We have something for everyone under our tree!
Come see!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

It's a Breeze!

  Breeze Essential Oil Diffuser ~ Using only cold air and no heat or water, the Breeze naturally atomizes the essential oils without damaging their molecular structures or powerful therapeutic properties. The Breeze delivery system emits a micro-fine vapor of pure and natural essential oils that permeates the air.The Breeze Essential Oil Diffuser naturally atomizes essential oils without damaging their molecular structures or powerful therapeutic properties.  It uses only cold air--no heat or water.  The Breeze works well for long periods of time, is great for diffusing around small children, and it's easy to take along when you're on the go!

This diffuser is not yet available on our website.
Click here to place your order by email,
or order directly from Beeyoutiful by following this link:

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Great Gifts! 

a great gift for co-workers,
children's teachers and coaches, and
just about anyone on your list!

Create your own gift combination of
an essential oil,
a soap, lip balm,
a moisturizer,
some skin salve--there are so many possibilities!

For a limited time, when you order any essential oils or skin care products, add gift bags to your order-- absolutely FREE!

You may have noticed that we've been tucking little gifts in along with our orders this week.  We'll keep doing that throughout
the month of November.  It's one small way to say,
"Thank you for doing business with us!"

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Omega Balance 3-6-9

Beeyoutiful®'s Omega Balance 3-6-9 is a blend of borage, organic flax seed and fish oils. This combination of well-known nutritional oils provides a unique balance of Omega-3 and Omega-6 essential fatty acids and Omega-9, a non-essential, but beneficial, fatty acid. Alpha linolenic acid, EPA and DHA (Omega-3s), and GLA (an Omega-6), are necessary for the maintenance of cardiovascular, nervous system and skin health. Oleic acid (an Omega-9) has also been shown to promote a healthy vascular system.

Manufactured in the USA.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

New Product!

from Beeyoutiful:  "There is an ages-old legend about a group of thieves who successfully evaded the Plague as they picked through houses with the corpses of those who had succumbed to the dread disease. Their success in plundering without dying of the horrific disease around them was attributed to several herbs they rubbed over their bodies and carried on them.

"This rather gruesome legend and some of the herbs reportedly used by this group of plunderers was the historical inspiration behind our Bandito Blend. The concept was tweaked, then updated a bit, and the end result is simply phenomenal. We are so very delighted to be able to make Bandito Blend available, and just in time for the coming cold and flu seasons.

"Here are the superstars of Bandito Blend:
  • Frankincense Boswellia carterii - supports respiratory health, antimicrobial
  • Cinnamon Cinnamomum zeylanicum and Cinnamomum cassia - antiseptic, antimicrobial
  • Clove Syzygium aromaticum - antiseptic and antimicrobial, also an analgesic
  • Lemon Citrus limon - cleans and sanitizes, provides a light citrusy tone
  • Rosemary rosemarinus officinalis - antimicrobial, supports respiratory health
  • Eucalyptus Eucalyptus radiata - antimicrobial, supports healthy immune system and respiratory system

"Our family has had great success using Bandito Blend, and actually got to put it to the test a lot sooner than we had hoped! Our two youngest children came down with Hand Foot and Mouth Disease and we were able to greatly minimize the length and severity of it. We believe Bandito Blend was an important part of making it such a short-lived illness for them.

"Here are some ideas on how to use this multifaceted tool.
  • Topical Uses: Before going out during cold and flu season, apply with a carrier oil to soles of the feet, back of wrists, and neck.* You can also apply to skin with a carrier oil if you are feeling run down or have been exposed to an illness or you have become ill. Rubbing diluted Bandits Blend (mixed 50/50 with carrier oil) down the spine can help release tension and support the immune and nervous systems.
  • Diffusing: Can be diffused full strength in order to help maintain a microbe-free home! This is beneficial during cold and flu seasons. Your home will be filled with the delicious aroma of spices while also being cleansed of unwanted bugs and germs.
  • Cleaning: 1 drop per ounce of water for an all-purpose spray. Add 10-15 drops per gallon of water to wash floors. You can also add it to vinegar and water for an added benefit. 1 drop can also be added to a small container of liquid hand soap to make it even more effective during cold and flu season.

"We hope you enjoy Bandito Blend as much as we have. Please note, most of Beeyoutiful's essential oils are are in 1 oz. bottles. Bandito Blend is in a 1/2 oz bottle. We chose this size so that the lower price point of this premium blend would be more affordable for our Beeyoutiful families.

" * Please note that some experts advise against the use of Rosemary and Eucalyptus essential oils with children younger than 6 years old. Use caution and your own research when using with young children and while pregnant or breastfeeding."

Monday, September 15, 2014

Liquid Green Goodness!
Are you anemic?

Anemia is a condition in which there aren't enough healthy red blood cells to carry adequate oxygen to your body's tissues. If you are anemic, you may feel tired or weak. Loss of blood is the most common cause of anemia. That's why women who are menstruating or who have just given birth are often susceptible to anemia.

Taking chlorophyll can help relieve anemia--and can help you have more energy even if you aren't anemic. Chlorophyll stimulates the production of red blood cells and helps carry oxygen from the lungs to the body and the brain, which means more energy for you.

Chlorophyll has great cleansing properties as well. It is called an "internal deodorizer." Regular use of chlorophyll can improve bad breath, as well as lessen the odors of urine and feces and odors accompanying perspiration.

In the video below, Stephanie Tallent talks about how useful Liquid Chlorophyll can be during pregnancy.  Her "green goodness" drink consists of a glass of water with about a teaspoon of Liquid Chlorophyll and few drops of Liquid Stevia added to it.
Click here if you don't see a video below.

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Please be aware that these are not Smith Family Resources' recommendations.  Thank you!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Buy 3!

Did you know that Smith Family Resources
offers quantity discounts on all of our products?

If you are ordering 3 or more of any product,
and ask for the discounted price.

SuperMom tablets are regularly priced at $43.00 for 180 tablets.  When you buy 3, your price is $39.60 each.

This is just one example of the savings you can enjoy when you buy 3 or more!
Order 6 or 12 and save even more!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Toothie Tuneup

The mouth is the gateway to the body, and keeping your gatekeeper healthy is crucial.  The probiotic strain Streptococcus salivarius has been shown in clinical settings to provide protection to the mouth and throat against threatening bacteria that could weaken oral health.  Studies have shown that those who test naturally high in S. salivarius have lower incidence of strep throat and upper respiratory infections.

The added benefit of bathing the mouth in Toothie Tuneup™ is that it inhibits the colonization of bacteria that can contribute to cavities, bad breath, and other oral problems. This promotes health and can decrease the rate of infections associated with the mouth.

Toothie Tuneup™ is a delightful berry-flavored chewable lozenge that is sweetened with Xylitol for added benefit to your teeth.  It’s made with real berries and the only coloring used is from non-GMO beets, so you can be confident about the safety of every single ingredient!  We love how easy it is for kids to use and consider it a common sense safeguard to benefit children, especially those prone to throat and mouth infections.

Manufactured in the USA.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Are Beeyoutiful Essential Oils Therapeutic Grade?

Are Beeyoutiful's Essential Oils therapeutic grade?
The answer may surprise you!
It's no surprise that Beeyoutiful's Essential Oils are of the highest quality.  The oils are 100% pure, unadulterated, uncontaminated, and undiluted. Every batch is sample-tested to make sure that it is so, before bottling, during bottling, and after bottling. In addition, tests are done to make sure that the oils meet a certain standard of active components. The oils are tested for purity by gas chromatography, infrared spectroscopy, or both. The testing method is listed on each bottle.

This is the part of the answer that may surprise you:  There is no such thing as "therapeutic grade." 
The term "therapeutic grade" was coined by a particular multi-level marketing provider of essential oils.  But there is no formally approved grading standard used consistently throughout the essential oil industry.  There is no standards committee.  There are no independent certifying agencies.  Terms like "therapeutic grade" and "medicinal grade" are simply marketing.  While they may have meaning as defined by the company using the terms, they should not be taken to mean that oils with that label are actually superior to other oils not claiming such a grade.
Beeyoutiful's oils are of the highest quality and are used for therapies, for medicines and for aromatherapy.  They are not called "therapeutic grade" or "medicinal grade" or even "aromatherapy grade," because there is no such thing, except in marketing. 

Friday, August 15, 2014

Yeast Assassin Lite

This is a follow-up to yesterday's post
("I'm not sick. I just don't feel good!")
 about curbing yeast overgrowth and boosting the growth of good bacteria.

If you are a pregnant mom, a nursing mother, a young teenager, or an adult who has had trouble with previous yeast cleanses, consider taking Yeast Assassin Lite instead of Yeast Assassin.

Yeast Assassin Lite includes only one ingredient:  caprylic acid. 

Caprylic acid is an essential fatty acid naturally derived from coconut oil and palm kernel oil.  It is easily digested and is safe for pregnancy.

Our family is taking a big step starting Sunday.  Several of us will be starting the 30-day regimen of 4 Yeast Assassin and 4 Acidophilus Blast.  We're modifying the regimen slightly for our 12-year-old who will take 4 Yeast Assassin Lite and 2 Acidophilus Blast daily.  We're all planning to either reduce or eliminate entirely our sugar consumption.  We've had a lot of ice cream this summer!  I hope we can make this change without too much pain!

We'd love to hear from anyone else who is working to curb yeast overgrowth.  And if you have some good recipes for desserts that don't include sugar, please let us hear from you!  

Thursday, August 14, 2014

"I'm not sick. I just don't feel good!"

"I'm not sick.  I just don't feel good!"

I'm smiling at the incorrect grammar but wincing at the truth of the statement.  Can you identify with this? 

It's hard to eat right, to drink plenty of water, to avoid processed foods, to reduce sugar intake, etc.  So you limp along, doing the best you can--not really sick, just not feeling really well.

Maybe the problem is in your gut--your intestines.

Yeast and bacteria live in your gut.  You need them both for your good health.  The typical American diet with lots of white sugar and flour feeds yeast almost continuously.  Diet alone can cause the yeast/bacteria balance to be disturbed.  Now add to that a round or two of antibiotics.  That antibiotic you took didn't just eliminate the infection you wanted to treat; it also killed of much of the good bacteria your body needs to stay well.

Yeast craves sugar.  When your yeast and bacteria are out of balance, your body craves sugar--the very thing that will perpetuate the imbalance.  Chances are that feeding your sweet tooth will pave the way for weight gain, fatigue, and achy joints, all of which make exercise difficult or impossible.  You want to change your diet.  You know you need to eat more probiotic-rich foods and eliminate sugar.  But that's easier said than done!  Your yeast wants less of the good stuff and more sugar.  

What can be done to reverse this vicious cycle?

A 30-day regimen of a yeast killer and a probiotic boost can help you make this turn-around.

We recommend 4 Yeast Assassin per day--2 with or after breakfast and 2 with or after dinner--and 4 Acidophilus Blast per day--before meals and at bedtime.  Taking these supplements for 30 days while also avoiding or eliminating sugar from your diet will be extremely helpful.  (Pregnant women and nursing mothers may take Yeast Assassin Lite instead of Yeast Assassin.)

Most people find relief from their troublesome symptoms in the first 30 days.  Some symptoms, especially those that have been present for a very long time, may take longer to respond.  You may want to continue the Yeast Assassin/Acidophilus Blast for another month or so until you see improvement in your health issues.

We recommend following this regimen with 2 Tummy Tuneup per day for at least 2-3 months.  This will help keep the yeast overgrowth from recurring. 

Don't wait.  Start today reclaiming your intestinal health.  If you can do it by changing your diet alone, good for you!  If you need a little help, Yeast Assassin and Acidophilus Blast are available.

Share your stories, please!  Your comments may encourage someone else in the process of reclaiming their health. 

Saturday, August 9, 2014

August First Friday

We had another great evening in Old Town Helena last Friday.  Thanks to everyone who came out to see us!

Congratulations to Cecelia of Paparazzi Jewelry and Maddi of Alabama Cheerleading who entered our giveaway and took home some Mercola Natural Sunscreen!

See yourself?  Tell us.  We'll tag you. Emoji

You don't have to wait for First Friday to shop Smith Family Resources!
We're open 24/7 online at
and by appointment at your convenience.
Contact us at

Friday, August 1, 2014

First Friday Tonight!


Smith Family Resources will at Helena First Friday tonight,
next to Heart and Soul Consignment Boutique on Main Street.
Come by and say hi and enter our giveaway--
free Natural Sunscreen!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014


new website / sunscreen special
 "WOW!  That was the easiest order I've ever placed online in my life!!!!"
...said the text we received from the first customer
who placed an order on the new website...
"Took me less than 2 minutes to do the entire order...
love it!" 

Let us know if you love it, too!

Local customers, feel free to order online if you want your products shipped directly to you.  If you prefer to pick up your products, please place your order by phone or email to avoid the automatic shipping charge you'll incur ordering online.  Thanks!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Updating our Website!

Visit for a complete list of our products.

We're in the process of updating our website,
and you're going to love it!
Until all of our products are added,
you can continue shopping our blog as usual.
Very soon, you'll be able to shop in our online store.
Check it out at
We'd love to hear what you think!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

July First Friday

In just a little over 3 minutes, Steve Norris captured 4 hours of fun in Old Town Helena Thursday night!
Watch all the way to the end for the Fireworks Grand Finale!

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Thanks for another great First Friday in Helena!
Mark your calendars now for Friday, August 1!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

First Friday is Tonight!

First Friday on Thursday ~ July 3, 2014 ~ 5:30-8:30 Shop, Dine, Art & Music ~ 9:00 Fireworks!
First Friday is on Thursday this month--
that's tonight!

Come see us tonight in Old Town Helena.
The Smith Family Resources booth will be
on Main Street near the
Heart & Soul Consignment Boutique.

Stop by and register to win
a 3 oz. Paraben-Free Moisturizer.
We'll have several drawings during the evening,
and you don't have to be present to win.

for more information.

Helena Fireworks Grand Finale, Video courtesy of Steve Norris
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Please be aware that these are not Smith Family Resources' recommendations. Thank you!

"The day will be the most memorable in America.
I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade...bonfires and illuminations from one end of this continent to the other, from this day forward, forevermore."
-John Adams,
in a letter to his wife after the Continental Congress decided to proclaim the American colonies independent from Britain.


Thursday, June 26, 2014

Moisturizer Giveaway

I just made a new batch of Paraben-Free Moisturizer,
and I want you to try some!

We're giving away one on the blog
and one on Facebook
You can enter both places!
No purchase is necessary to win,
and you may enter as many times as you like. 

To enter on the blog,
leave a comment on this post.

To enter on facebook,
like, share, or comment on the moisturizer giveaway status.
Two winners will be randomly selected tomorrow afternoon.
Be sure to check back then to see if you're a winner!

(A general note about commenting on the blog... Your comment will appear exactly as you type it. If you don't want your email address to be posted along with your comment, please don't include it.)

More Moisturizer!

I'm about to make another batch of our
I love this stuff!
I love it so much that I want everyone to try it!
As soon as it's ready,
I'm going to give some away
and on Facebook.

and watch for the giveaway there.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

First Friday ~ June 6

Helena First Friday ~ June 6, 2014 ~ It rained, but a few of us braved the elements and enjoyed an evening in Old Town Helena.  Photos by Eric Smith
The Helena Business Association did all they could to provide a great First Friday in Helena, but they couldn't control the weather!  It rained most of the time, but a few of us stuck it out and enjoyed the evening in Old Town anyway. 

July:  First Friday on Thursday!

Next month, we'll celebrate First Friday on Thursday.  Mark your calendars and plan to join us for July's First Friday on Thursday, July 3.  Come shop and dine from 5:30 'til 8:30 and stay for Independence Day Fireworks!

Photos by Eric Smith

Friday, June 6, 2014

Helena First Friday--Tonight!

Helena First Friday ~  From the Helena Business Association:  Join us in Old Town Helena for a family festive night out. The shops of Old Town Helena will be open late. Explore Helena Businesses, enjoy live entertainment, dine at one of our restaurants, visit our local art gallery and museum, and discover all that is great about the local businesses in Helena. ~ When: first Friday of most months ~ Where: Old Town Helena ~ Cost: Free
If you live in Helena or the surrounding area,
come on down to Old Town tonight!

Photo: We will have over 20 Classic Cars on display at Helena First Friday June 6th! Be sure to stop by and dream a little!

We'll be there from 6 'til 9,
along with many other vendors and special attractions,
including Dixie Vintage Antique Auto Club!

We'll be giving away 2 gift sets of
Pure Olive Oil Soap.
Come by and enter to win!
While you're there, buy a Helena postcard,
the perfect First Friday souvenir!
Helena, Alabama postcards available from Smith Family Resources ~ Buy postcards to mail to your friends or buy them to resell in your shop or business!

Monday, June 2, 2014

Helena First Friday

Helena First Friday ~  From the Helena Business Association:  Join us in Old Town Helena for a family festive night out. The shops of Old Town Helena will be open late. Explore Helena Businesses, enjoy live entertainment, dine at one of our restaurants, visit our local art gallery and museum, and discover all that is great about the local businesses in Helena. ~ When: first Friday of most months ~ Where: Old Town Helena ~ Cost: Free
Smith Family Resources will be at First Friday this week!

If you live in Helena or the surrounding area,
come see us in Old Town Helena,
Friday, June 6, from 6:00 'til 9:00 p.m.

We'll be featuring our Helena postcards,
and, in keeping with the needs of an Alabama spring/summer night,
Beeyoutiful Bug Me Not!

First Friday is a family festive night out brought to you by the Helena Business Association. The shops of Old Town Helena will be open late.
Explore Helena Businesses, enjoy live entertainment, dine at one of our restaurants, visit our local art gallery and museum, and discover all that is great about the local businesses in Helena.
See you Friday!

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Cahaba Lilies

Cahaba Lilies in Helena, Alabama ~ May 2014
This morning, Hewy Woodman (of No Sleep In Helena) led a group of us down on the banks of Buck Creek to see one of the largest stands of Cahaba lilies in the south.
According to, Cahaba lilies are found only in Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina, so I feel grateful to be able to see some here in my own hometown. 

"Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; but I tell you,
not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these." Luke 12:27

Friday, May 16, 2014

Ten Awesome Products

I decided to skip a few days in the Blog Challenge and move on down to #15.  It actually says to blog about 10 things that make me awesome, but I decided to blog about something that would be far more interesting! 

Here's a line-up of
10 awesome products
I want you to know about!
Click on the links below each picture
to read about these products.

Ten Awesome Products ~  New post on!
I hope you are already enjoying these products in your home!
Leave a comment and tell us about YOUR favorite products!