Years ago, my journey into more holistic, natural, local and sustainable ways of living spurred me to abandon the detergent-based soaps that are sold in
Beeyoutiful’s Tenth Anniversary Giveaway!
It’s hard to believe that as of this month, Beeyoutiful has existed for a whole decade. Wow! Thank you for supporting us for all that
Leap Year Weekend Essential Oil Giveaway!
Let’s mark this Leap Year Weekend with a giveaway! Extra day, extra freebies! Winner #1 will receive one bottle each of Ginger, Oregano, and Thyme essential oils.
Foodie Friday: Savory Butternut Custard (Gluten Free and Paleo Friendly!)
Butternut squash can easily stand in for pumpkin in a sweet pie, but did you know that it can also be the star of its own savory version? Try this delicious herb-flavored custard as a new way to incorporate the bright orange squash into your nutrient-dense holiday menu.
A Simple Way to Choose Health for 2016
We all have the best of intentions for a new year, but most resolutions fall flat within the very first month. But that all changes if you’re not alone!
Mary’s Winter Immune Boosting Regimen, Part 3
The tools I’m sharing today are the ones I use when nothing else is working and I need the big guns!
Top Five Dazzling Holiday Eye Makeup Looks
This time of year calls for celebrations and parties to brighten up the long nights and gray days. Even your choice of makeup can add to the sparkle of the holiday season!
Mary’s Winter Immune Boosting Regimen, Part 2
Here are my strategies for when we know we’ve been exposed to something nasty, we’re exhibiting signs of illness, or we’re already waving white flags of surrender because sickness has found us!
Mary’s Winter Immune Boosting Regimen, Part 1
As a seasoned mom of five, I have come to expect that starting around October we may have some occasional challenges to our family’s health during the next 4-5 months.
Phyll’er Up! Taking the Gag Factor Out of Green Supplements
The health benefits of green powders are great, but they can taste as though they were scooped straight from the sea. So I say, “Can’t we have a green supplement that’s actually palatable?”
Seven Ways to Prepare Now for Low Stress and Budget-Friendly Holiday Gifting
There’s a special kind of frustration and pressure that mounts when I walk into a store in October only to see Christmas decorations up already. But what I do appreciate are all the great ideas for holiday gifts that are creeping into my Pinterest feed, and the fun craft ideas that float across Facebook.
Foodie Friday: Seven Healthy Reasons to Add Ghee to Your Pantry
The average American may have no idea how useful and beneficial (and healthful) Ghee can be! We know you’ll love it as much as we do, once you know why Ghee is so amazing.
Beeyoutiful’s Second Response to the Controversy: the Weston A. Price Foundation & Green Pasture Fermented Cod Liver Oil
As it stands now, we have stopped carrying Green Pasture Products at Beeyoutiful. Here’s why, along with our continued questions for WAPF and GPP.
How To Tuesday: Five Ways to Get Better Sleep WITHOUT Powerful Medications
With better sleep, I have fewer colds, I can lose weight and keep it off, and I have more energy and less depression. It’s amazing how simply encouraging healthy sleep patterns can help overall health!
Foodie Friday: Gluten-Free Pumpkin Chip Mini Muffins
Autumn: that time of year when everything begins to smell like cinnamon and great big pumpkins work their way into every possible recipe.
October 2015 Hobby Farm Update
We are busy preparing for fall and winter on the farm. The Ewings recently moved onto the farm property and having many hands available has
Makeup Monday: Plum Perfect Eyes
There’s nothing richer and more royal than deep purple eyeshadow.
9 Easy Ways to Support Liver Health
A sluggish liver that’s not operating optimally will affect the health of your whole body. Thankfully, there are several simple things you can do that can have a positive impact on your liver!
Makeup Monday: Rich Brown Shadow For Any Color Eyes
Rich brown makes me think of coffee, cocoa, chocolate, and the smell of the earth after the rain.
Foodie Friday: How to Create Your Own Herbal Tea Blends (Plus a Recipe!)
There’s some art to mixing a tea that is not only delicious but provides the nutritional support you need. Learning to select a careful balance of herbs that have both taste and active properties, and that pair well, is the key.
Meet Beeyoutiful’s New Soap Maker!
We’re introducing several new soaps handcrafted for us by Lisa Dzimianski. Here’s the story of how she learned her skill.
Makeup Monday: 7 Tips For Wearing Bold Lip Color
Maybe you think your lips are too thin… or uneven…or your teeth aren’t nice enough… or you’ll mess them up right away…or a bunch of other excuses I’ve heard women use for shying away from trying a bright lip color.
Makeup Monday, Inspired by Nature: Woodland Eyes
As summer begins to mellow into Autumn, my thoughts turn toward all things cozy and fall-ish, including more muted makeup colors. This look takes its cues from the waning greens of summer, the deepening browns of nature, and the rich golds of early Fall.
Beeyoutiful’s Response to the Controversy: The Weston A. Price Foundation & Green Pasture Fermented Cod Liver Oil
For years, we routinely recommended Fermented Cod Liver Oil for people who were trying to heal from major illnesses or conditions. That has changed, and here’s why.
Makeup Monday: Color Pop!
Bold eye shadow colors can look intimidating in the jar, but a very effective way to incorporate your favorite bold color is to simply add a bright pop of color alongside the neutrals you are already comfortable wearing.
Foodie Friday: Healthy Lunch Ideas For Kids (plus free printable!)
Heading back to school with healthy food can be a challenge for any parent. Here are some of our favorite ideas to make that daily task a little easier.
Guest Post: How to help your sensory child sleep better and focus better in school
You’ve gotten to know your child so well that you can spot the meltdowns coming from a mile away, but prevention still feels elusive. Some small, seemingly insignificant thing takes place that becomes the proverbial straw on the camel’s back, and she melts because everything is just too much and it feels as if the world is ending.
Meet the Team: Toni Gatlin
It’s that time again to go behind the scenes and meet a member of the Beeyoutiful team. Today’s staff interview is with Toni Gatlin.
Six Ways to Bid Farewell to Cradle Cap
While the underlying causes of cradle cap not entirely understood, we do know that there is a connection between the hormone levels in the mother and a topical yeast or fungal infection that can affect the baby.
Makeup Monday, The Necessary Neutrals: Shimmery Silver
Silver can be a bit tricky to wear, because if you just slap on one bright shade and call it good, you can end up
Foodie Friday: Grilled Corn, Southwestern Style
I never was a fan of corn, until I met grilled corn. Top it off with a sauce that makes you want to kiss the cook, and you have a meal for the books!
A Bone-Loving Sip
Using herbs that are abundant in bone and muscle-supporting minerals such as silicon, magnesium, calcium and selenium is a smart and easy way to build health. Turn those herbs into teas and you can stay hydrated at the same time!
How-To Tuesday: Ten Tips to Improve Bone and Muscle Health
Without healthy bones and muscles, the body literally cannot function and move as it should. Keep your body strong with these ten strategies for supporting healthy bones and muscles!
Makeup Monday, the Necessary Neutrals: Golden Glow
Gold, silver, pewter, bronze… metallics are some of the best neutrals there are! They all go with pretty much every color and flatter most skin tones as well.
Foodie Friday: Simple Yet Delicious Crispy Company Chicken
This recipe with its combination of brining and roasting produces savory moist chicken with crispy skin every time.
Troubleshooting Problem Skin: Nourish Inside and Soothe Outside
As motivated as I was to find something to help my own skin, that was nothing compared to when our sweet Elliot was born and struggled with skin and stomach issues from the very beginning.
Meet the Team: April Byrd
Here’s a glimpse behind the scenes at Beeyoutiful where you’ll get to meet our bookkeeper April Byrd.
How-To Tuesday: Using Catnip For More Than Just Entertaining Your Cat
The active ingredient that works cats into a frenzy is also what makes Catnip exceptional at defending humans from the flying outdoor pests that are waiting to turn us into an all-you-can-bite buffet.
Makeup Monday, The Necessary Neutrals: Cool Mattes
Neutral eye shadows are basically like your best pair of jeans: you can cuff them and wear them with flip-flops and a basic white tee for taking the kids to the park, or you can pair them with a swanky top and heels for a night out on the town.
August 2015 Hobby Farm Update
SO much has been going on at the farm! The garden has been producing nicely, the chickens are coming along and the weather is HOT!
Foodie Friday: Grilled Sweet Peaches
Grilling vegetables and fruits is fun, and it brings out different flavors than cooking them on a stovetop.
Makeup Monday Necessary Neutrals: Warm Mattes
Neutrals go with everything, are easy to apply, and can be mixed and matched. This matte look is warm, soft, and creamy, reminding me of coffee!
Unexpected Keys to Supporting Kids with ADHD
As a second generation homeschooler, I came to the table with more than my fair share of things I was going to do differently in educating my children. I wasn’t going to be mean like my mother and have my children crochet daisies while eating bean soup and talking about Uzbekistan.
10 Reasons You Won’t Want To Be Without Cedarwood Essential Oil
Considered appropriate to use with children, Cedarwood Essential Oil is a fantastic support for the respiratory system and skin health, and aids in calming and quieting a restless soul.
Meet the Team: Jeff Goss
We’d like to show you a bit of our own lives, too, and help you see what goes on behind the scenes at Beeyoutiful. Today you’ll get to meet our own Jeff Goss.
How-To Tuesday: 9 Ways to Rely on Peppermint Leaf
One of the first things we’ll do once we finally purchase our homestead is put in a large herbal garden with loads of herbs. Peppermint Leaf is one of my favorite herbs to use throughout life and home.
Makeup Monday, Inspired by Nature: Peachy Keen!
Let’s put together a makeup look that mimics the color of the fruit of the season: soft, light, and fresh peaches.
Foodie Friday: Minute Mug Cake Recipe (Grain-free, Gluten-free, Refined Sugar-free)
This mug cake recipe is easy enough for a child to make, ready in mere minutes, and made of nourishing ingredients that don’t make me feel guilty or sick afterward.
Makeup Monday: Bronze Beauty
With bronzer, without even leaving your house you can transform pale skin into warm, sun-kissed skin that looks like you spent the weekend at the beach!
Foodie Friday: Mary’s Favorite Memphis Dry Rub Recipe
Because I hail from from Memphis, Tennessee and barbecue is in my blood, I always find myself coming back to my favorite dry rub recipe.
Meet the Beeyoutiful Team: Rosanna Hulson
Behind the scenes at Beeyoutiful: today we’re talking with one of our newest team members, makeup artist Rosanna Hulson!
How-To Tuesday: Using Bergamot Essential Oil
Bergamot essential oil has some amazing benefits that go much further than just flavoring Earl Grey tea!
Makeup Monday: Rosanna Answers Reader Questions
If you have questions that were not answered today, send them to firstname.lastname@example.org, or connect with us on Facebook or Instagram… we’ll always answer your question, and maybe even feature it in an upcoming post!
The truth that shocked me into becoming an informed cosmetics consumer
You may be as disturbed as I was to know that most skincare and cosmetic companies not only do not support full disclosure of product ingredients, but actually have policies that actively work against disclosure.
Are these 5 common toxic ingredients lurking in YOUR cosmetics and skin care products?
Some of these toxic ingredients have been banned in other countries, but are still in use in the US. Do you know what these ingredients are, and if you’re putting them on your skin?
Makeup Monday, Inspired by Nature: Ocean Eyes
The key to blue eyeshadow is to pair it with sophisticated neutrals, allowing the blue to be a “pop” of color set against a background of mellow grays or browns.
Foodie Friday: Kid-Approved Frozen Treats (Four Wholesome Summer Popsicle Recipes!)
If you have checked the ingredient lists of most frozen treats these days, you’ll discover that you almost cannot avoid extra chemicals. Instead of purchasing additive-laden frozen treats, we started making our own.
Meet the Beeyoutiful Team: Tal Ewing
Behind the scenes at Beeyoutiful: meet Tal Ewing.
How-To Tuesday: 8 Simple Ways to Put Black Pepper Essential Oil to Work For You
Black Pepper Essential Oil is kid-friendly and great to use in oil blends! When using topically, always dilute this oil with a ratio of 4 drops of Black Pepper to 1 teaspoon of a carrier oil.
Makeup Monday, Inspired by Nature: Lovely Lilac Eyes
Wear this look with a fancy dress for a summer wedding, or dash it on quickly with your favorite cutoffs; you’ll look cool and pulled-together.
Why Beeyoutiful Carries Homeopathic Remedies
The subject of homeopathy can be a very touchy one for some people. Here’s our personal experience and why we’ve decided to add homeopathic remedies to the Beeyoutiful store.
Makeup Monday, Inspired by Nature: Forsythia Eyes
Let’s explore using colors from nature to spice up our makeup routines, starting with one of my favorite flowers: sunny yellow forsythias.
Meet the Beeyoutiful Team: Mary Ewing
Welcome! It’s time again to go behind the scenes at Beeyoutiful. Today we’re visiting with the irreplaceable Mary Ewing.
Makeup Monday: Eyebrows, Demystified!
Eyebrows should be somewhere between Groucho Marx and Cleopatra: cared for, but not artificial-looking.
Foodie Friday: Sparkling Cherry Limeade (No added sugar!)
This version is not tooth-achingly sweet like the commercial version, and it’s delicious and refreshing.
A Hill for Men (NOT) to Die On
This information was originally printed in a slightly different form in our Fall 2008 Catalog. A few years ago, I turned half a century old.
June 2015 Hobby Farm Update
So much green has happened since last month! We’re excited to see our seeds turn into plants. We consider ourselves amateurs, so when the plant
Foodie Friday: 6 Ways to Use Arrowroot Powder in Your Kitchen
Did you know Arrowroot Powder can be used in many more ways than just as a thickener?
(Almost) Everything You Need to Know About Diffusing Essential Oils
We want you to have the information you need about essential oil diffusers to make a great decision! Here are the answers to many of the questions you’ve asked us over the years.
Meet the Beeyoutiful Team: Steve Tallent
Come behind the scenes for a personal visit with our CEO, Steve Tallent.
Foodie Friday: Savory Java Rub
Try this savory Java Rub the next time you fire up the grill!
20 Ways to Cool the Sun’s Rays
Growing up, many of us were cautioned to avoid going out during the hottest parts of the day, to stay in the shade during the most intense times, and enjoy the sun in the morning and evening.
Join the Beeyoutiful.com Team in Centerville, Tennessee!
We are growing and need a new Customer Service Representative to make our customers feel welcome and solve their problems. We would love to have someone who already knows and loves our products join us in this role!
How-To Tuesday: How To Zap the Ugh Out of Bugs (Three Tricks!)
Spring and Summer would be absolutely amazing… if not for the bugs. The stings and bites, the buzzing and dive bombing can all combine to make leaving the house a miserable experience.
Foodie Friday: Spiced Maple-Vanilla Granola Recipe
Our Spiced Maple-Vanilla Granola Recipe will make your friends ask for more!
How I Nearly Missed a Key to Nutrient Absorption
It’s possible to eat a wide variety of the best foods, use only organically-grown fare, and still be deficient in adequate nutrition and nutrient absorption.
Meet the Beeyoutiful Team: Stephanie Tallent
Today we’re going behind the scenes at Beeyoutiful to give you a glimpse into Stephanie Tallent’s life.
How-To Tuesday: How to Make Herbal Teas, Infusions, and Decoctions
The easiest and most time-honored way to use herbs is as a beverage.
Makeup Monday: Six Versatile Ways to Use Mineral Eyeshadow
With most makeup, it’s as simple as “what you see is what you get,” but with BeeyoutifulSkin’s Mineral Eyeshadows, you get far more than the obvious.
Foodie Friday: The 7 Foods You Need in the Bathroom
You probably don’t think about body products while you’re picking up groceries for supper. It’s also not common to head for your pantry when you want to wash your face!
We read 50 books about Essential Oils. Here’s our top pick.
I have nearly 50 essential oil books, written by all sorts of experts in their respective areas. I can’t recommend this one book highly enough.
How-To Tuesday: 3 Benefits of Exfoliation (And 4 Ways To Do It)
Exfoliation is simply the removal of the oldest skin cells from the skin’s outermost surface. But what’s the point?
Cough Calm 1 tablespoon Licorice root 8 oz boiling water Steep licorice root and water together for 5 to 10 minutes. Drink while warm.
Makeup Monday: Easy Everyday Eyes
This look is like a great pair of jeans: it always fits and flatters, goes with anything, and can be dressed up or down.
May 2015 Hobby Farm Update
Things on the farm are shifting into high gear this spring. We have 75 meat chickens that are bulking up and adding real feathers. They
Foodie Friday: Strawberry Oat Bars (Recipe)
Strawberry season is in full swing, and that means it’s time for fruit-laden baked goods to grace our tables!
Makeup Monday: All the Brushes You’ll Ever Need (And How to Care For Them!)
This 7-piece brush set is like a tiny, complete toolkit for your face; it has every basic brush you’ll ever need.
Foodie Friday: Lebanese Lentil Pilaf with Aromatic Spices
Try this simple recipe for a delicious and richly-scented dinner, reminiscent of your favorite Middle Eastern cuisine. Serve alongside fresh raw vegetables and cultured sour cream for a nutritional and probiotic boost!
How-To Tuesday: 8 Ways To Soothe a Cranky Ear
Sometimes, no matter how hard we try to prevent, it seems that occasionally our little ones end up bothered by a painful ear.
Makeup Monday: Day-To-Night Makeup in 5 Minutes
Sometimes a girl just needs to glam up a bit without doing the whole wash-face-and-start-from-scratch routine.
Foodie Friday: Sweet Treat Snack Ball Recipes
Just in time for your weekend, here are two nutrient-dense sweet treats loaded with healthy fats to fuel your body and mind!
Makeup Monday: The “No-Makeup” Makeup Look
There are some (many!) days when I was up half the night, am on my third cup of coffee, and time’s ticking down to get my makeup done.
3 Ways to Use Essential Oils for Non-Toxic Spring Cleaning (Plus Printable Checklist!)
Personally selecting your ingredients (instead of trusting a mysterious chemical mixture!) guarantees that they’re the ones you are confident about using with your family.
Interview and Giveaway: BirdProject Soaps
What does a charcoal-black soap have in common with environmental disaster? Read our interview with New Orleans designer and social entrepreneur Tippy Tippens to discover the connection! Then enter our giveaway to win a BirdProject soap for yourself.
Encourage Vitality with Herbal Spring Cleaning for Your Body
Often things we consider a nuisance in our manicured lawns are herbal gifts ready to nourish our bodies.
Makeup Monday: Contouring 101
Contouring with makeup. That’s an advanced professional technique reserved for Hollywood, right? It sounds intimidating, but it’s not all that difficult once you understand two simple principles.
April 2015 Hobby Farm Update
The Ewing and Goss families have teamed up again this year for some simple homesteading. Since we Ewings are currently renting here in Tennessee while
Makeup Monday: 3 Mineral Foundation Application Techniques, Plus Concealer Tips
There are several ways to apply BeeyoutifulSkin’s mineral foundation; try them all out to find out which one works best for you!
Bee Allergy Free This Spring
Antihistamines, prescriptions, allergy shots… the more medicine I took, the worse my allergies seemed to get.
Beeyoutiful’s Kid-Friendly Essential Oil Zone
We’re sharing a list of the essential oils that we personally use in our homes, along with a few tips on how we use them with our children.