Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Beeyoutiful - Schoolhouse Crew Review

Over the last year or more I have been constantly looking for more organic and natural products to try.  I still haven't become "green" yet but I would really like to.  Many of my friends have already taken steps to live a more natural lifestyle and I've wondered how they figure out what is good...and what isn't?  It isn't easy when you are just starting out.  Especially if you are on a tight budget.  It is challenging to find good, safe, yet natural products.  Even products that are advertised as natural are NOT always natural...  Do you remember last year where we had a blast trying out their B.A.L.M. and Tension Tamer? I still use them both...often!  It was a great opportunity for us to get another chance to try out some products by Beeyoutiful and and learn even more about their natural products!  Thanks to the Schoolhouse Review Crew and Beeyoutiful we enjoyed four products from their skin care line.

What is Beeyoutiful?
Beeyoutiful offers natural and safe beauty and health products at affordable prices.  Makeup, lip balm, lotions, supplements, books, DVDs and so much more! 

From the website:
At, we believe that each individual is responsible for their own health. It is not a doctor's responsibility to keep you in good health. Instead they are a tremendous resource, especially for those times when urgent care is required. But, they are only one of many resources. And the tools they use, while powerful, are not the only tools available. But a tool is worthless unless one knows how to use it.
We have found a lot a tools that have worked very well for our families, and made Beeyoutiful a repository for those tools, as well as the information to effectively use them. As we learn more, we share more. Our goal is to eventually carry every natural product that we use. We're not there yet. We may never be as we are constantly being exposed to new and great products. As much as is in our power, we want to aid others in obtaining and maintaining good health.
Our mission is to do good to all men. Please let us know how we're doing!

Find out more about us at:
Stephanie Walker Tallent's Blog -
Beeyoutiful's Newsletter -
Beeyoutiful's Forum -

We were blessed to receive a skin care package that included Vanilla Dream Body Butter, Hair Shine, Laveshmint Daily Toner and Laveshmint Moisturizer.

Laveshmint Hydrating Toner:
Laveshmint Hydrating Toner is the ultimate culmination of clean refreshment. Made with certified organic Aloe Vera, Laveshmint’s astringent properties naturally close the pores after cleansing. Aloe Vera leaves skin hydrated and gently restores proper pH balance.
To top this off, we've added a unique blend of lavender and peppermint essential oils to cool sunburns, cleanse wounds, and uplift your countenance. With its captivating fragrance, Lavender has sedative and deep relaxing qualities, as well as being renowned for helping all manner of skin irritations. Cool and tingly on your skin, Peppermint essential oil is an incredible aid for acne, dermatitis, fever, headaches, and mental strain.
Together, the all-natural ingredients in Laveshmint have manifold functions and endless applications. Just spray it on your skin and feel the cooling refreshment wash over you.
Ingredients: Certified organic aloe vera, purified water, lavender essential oil, peppermint essential oil and .01% potassium sorbate, citric acid, and sodium benzoate (food grade preservatives).  Laveshmint contains no petroleum products, no chemical fragrances, and no harsh preservatives.
What I thought of the Laveshmint Hydrating Toner:
First of all...This was my first time seeing a toner that you can "spray."  Who doesn't love the idea of washing your face or getting fresh out of the shower and picking up your toner and just doing a quick spritz?  As weird as this is going to sound, something so simple as an easy spray-bottle has really simplified my daily skin-care regimen.  It feels wonderful.  Very cool and refreshing.  The scent is minty and just smells clean.

Laveshmint toner can soothe and relax too...Lavender is well known to help you wind down. 

The Lavishment Hydrating Toner retails for $14.00 for a 4 oz bottle.

Laveshmint Daily Moisturizer:
Laveshmint is Beeyoutiful’s soothing new moisturizer that hydrates and nourishes with the power of pure Aloe Vera. It has the same PH level as distilled water and is perfect for daily use over your entire face and body. It is gentle enough for even the most sensitive skin. Aloe has been used for centuries to help repair dry and damaged skin, soothe burns, and relieve irritations. Grapeseed is a light oil which quickly disappears into the skin without leaving a greasy residue, while Coconut oil is known for its skin nourishing and softening qualities.
Laveshment is refreshingly scented with pure lavender and peppermint essential oils, creating a cool, tingly sensation on your skin. Lavender gently helps to repair damaged skin and relaxes the nerves, while peppermint leaves you feeling clean, uplifted, and invigorated. Laveshmint is best used after gently cleansing the face and neck and toning with Laveshmint hydrating toner. Although created as a facial moisturizer, Laveshmint feels great on any part of your body, especially tired feet!

Ingredients: Aqua (distilled water), Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe), Vitis Vinifera (Grapseed Oil), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut Oil), Stearic Acid, Emulsifying Wax NF, Vegetable Glycerin USP, Lavender and Peppermint Essential Oils.  Also includes:  Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate, Phenoxyethanol and Caprylyl Glycol (a safe and mild preservative blend which is free of Parabens and Formaldehyde).  Contains NO Paraben, Formaldehyde.

Laveshmint Daily Moisturizer retails for $12.00 for a 4oz jar.

What I thought of the Laveshmint Daily Moisturizer:
It was fabulous.  It takes very little, just a small dollop, to easily cover your whole face.  The lavender smells so relaxing and the mint gives your face a fresh tingle!  What I really appreciate about a facial moisturizer like this is that there is no greasy residue.  It absorbed immediately so that I could use it and then go ahead and put makeup on directly after using it or head right to bed and not worry about what it might do to my pillowcase.  Lovely!

Hair Shine:

Take a shine to your hair! After a day of fun at the pool or the beach, you’ll be glad you brought along Beeyoutiful’s Hair Shine. It’s a safe, healthy, and highly effective alternative to chemical-filled hair de-tanglers and sunburn sprays.
Combing out chlorine or salt-water soaked and tangled hair won’t cause balking and tears anymore if you spray on this organic blend of aloe and essential oils of lavender, rosemary, and citrus. Hair won’t feel greasy, and the fresh, clean smell of sweet orange essential oil will cover the pool or fishy smells if a shower isn’t available. Hair Shine can be used on wet or dry hair of all types—long or short, thick, thin, curly, or straight—to add body and softness while taming frizz.
You can also use Hair Shine as an all-over body spray—after your bath or straight from water play (a fresh-smelling idea if you plan to dine at a restaurant right after a trip to the beach!). It’s even fine to use on your face (but be sure to close your eyes when you spray). The rosemary oil acts as an astringent and skin rejuvenator. A single bottle of Hair Shine contains hundreds of spritz’s worth, so feel free to spray liberally.
The lavender is an especially hard worker in the mixture. It enhances body in your hair and is a major contributor to Hair Shine’s detangling and softening qualities.
Hair Shine also helps:
Sunburn. If you or your little ones got more sun than you planned, spray on cooling Hair Shine. The aloe and lavender cool burns and protect from infection. Like aloe, lavender is known for its use on burns, so putting the two together makes Hair Shine a cooling, healthy alternative to standard sunburn sprays. You won’t have to worry about chemicals with unpronounceable names soaking into your skin. But do not use Hair Shine before you hit the sun—the sweet orange essential oil may actually increase photosensitivity in some people.
Insect Bites. Lessen the itch and protect against infection and scarring—from mosquitos to ticks—with a squirt of Hair Shine on the bites.

Hair Shine retails for 15.00 for a 4 oz. bottle.

What we thought about Hair Shine:
First of all, Hair Shine is brilliant.  It does several different things in one handy little bottle.  We were so surprised that it would take away the itch from bug bites using a product for hair.  My daughter, who is always sporting at least one itchy bite was THRILLED with a product that would help her.  It is super easy to apply and she was satisfied that it took away the itch.

Secondly, it made hair combing so much easier.  It worked like a detangler - taking the whining away from brushing and on top of that it took messy-looking, wispy-fine hair and turned it into tidy and calm hair.  Using a brush, spritizing with hair shine I was able to wrap the lightly spritzed hair around the brush creating a soft curl.  Lovely!  The pictures below speak volumes for this amazing product...



Vanilla Dream Body Butter:

This all-natural body butter has such a delicious scent I wanted to taste it the first time I opened the jar! The soothing oils leave skin looking radiant and feeling soft and silky smooth … great for damaged skin. Vanilla Dream Body Butter soaks in deep moisturizing and promotes repair of damaged tissue, restoring a healthy luster.

Ingredients: Shea butter, Vanilla infused oils of Coconut, Olive, and Grape Seed, Grapefruit Seed Extract, essential oil of Ylang Ylang, vanilla plantifolia.

Vanilla Dream Body Butter retails for 15.00 for a 4 oz jar.

What we thought about Vanilla Dream Body Butter:
The smell is wonderful!  It is not greasy or oily and works great on skin that is dry.  My daughters both struggle with excema and tend to get itchy and this worked wonders on their skin.  Commercial lotions tend to sting when I apply it to their senstivie skin but this went on smooth and comfortably.  The biggest problem for me is that I am not a fan of a lotiony product that I have to open and dig out.  It is not fluid in the container, it is more solid than liquid so when you open the jar you would either need to scoop it out with a spoon or your fingers (and it always ended up under my finger nails).  I definitely prefer a lotion that I can use in a pump for consistent use but I used this regularly anyway on my girls skin and it is worth it!

I have never been dissapointed with a single Beeyoutiful product I have tried and I believ you will like their products too!  Learn more about Beeyoutiful by visiting their website.

We have had a great time reviewing Beeyoutiful products and I know many of my fellow crewmates were blessed with these and several other Beeyoutiful products as well.  To read their reviews click the link below....have fun!


Disclaimer:  I received BeeYoutiful products free of charge in exchange for an honest review, all the opinions expressed here are my own.

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