Skip to comments.‘Beezin’ Craze Can Injure Eyes
Posted on 05/02/2014 1:30:39 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Teens are using Burts Bees lip balm to enhance a buzz.
Teenagers are finding new ways to get high and this time its by applying lip balm to the skin around their eyes.
Its called beezin, named after the brand Burts Bees. Users say that it intensifies the feeling of being high or drunk.
Health officials say the peppermint oil in the lip balm increases tear production, causes swelling to the sensitive areas around the eyes and could cause some dangerous medical conditions.
The appeal of using this lip balm towards the eye is because of the permeability, it being very instant, said Certified Nurse Practitioner Tammy Todd with Minute Clinic. It can cause a buzz to occur in young children.
Anyone who has tried beezin and experiences pain or redness should seek medical attention.
Is this like “redeye” without the pot? Seems pretty silly.
A young guy at work had to see the doctor, blocked gland in his eye.
Some people would snort drain cleaner if you told them it would make them high.
Sounds more like the old gag of applying shoe polish to the rim of a cardboard tube and handing it to someone telling them that if they look through it up at the sky they can see stars during the daytime just like being at the bottom of a deep well.
Who discovered that licking toads would do the same?
I know every generation had their stupid moments, but these younger folks seemed to be pushing that envelope.
I've heard that rubbing the genital area after dicing up jalapenos or habaneros will intensify the buzz as well as making it last longer.
LOL! I’ll take your word for it.
a lot of people are freaking stupid
Just one word: Jenkem
And people wonder when I say I DESPISE MOST TEENAGERS and TWENTYSOMETHINGS!
Big deal. Evolution in action.
In ancient times a dissolved aspirin in a coke was supposed to get you drunk.
We seem to have the market cornered on stupid and dangerous activities.
There is a period of youth and stupidity that I’m always surprised most of us survive...
When I was in that foolish period, it was said that scraping a banana peel, drying the stringy stuff you’d scraped off, rolling it in a paper like a joint, then smoking it would get you high-I hate bananas, but knew some people who tried it-they said it just tasted like s***, but nothing else...
You nailed it!
Of course we do all realize these stories are made up right? Well we should. The press will believe anything a kid tells them.
Thanks. I think some soap and water and a bottle of eye drops would suffice for medical treatment. lol
It tastes horrible alright. It makes the smoke from burning pine seem smooth and tasty.
Been there, done that...except that I was only sorting habanero seeds...without gloves, natch. First trip to the restroom, and the burn commenced.
Whoa, I never knew that........
"Honey, would you put some jalapenos on your shopping list?".......
You’ve been hoaxed.
Nice try...I’ve learned my lesson. :-)
With bhut jolokia and trinidad scorpions in the house, it’s gloves, mask and goggles.
I have yet to obtain either of those peppers but I know someone who would eat them if I did. When pulling those dried XXX green chiles off of the drying wires one seed popped off and, naturally, avoided the lens of my glasses and went straight into my eye. Most intense 20 minutes of pain I’ve ever experienced.
You tried it? I just couldn’t go there-I don’t even like the smell of unburned bananas, never mind lit on fire.
I love the smell of burning pine-cedar too, but I wouldn’t smoke it...
No doubt...I'd rather take your word for it than experience it myself.
Only once! Yes, pine smoke smells good in small doses but a lungfull is killer. Potentially literally since pine smoke is toxic whereas hardwood smoke generally is not. Found that out when I grilled burgers over pine coals that weren’t sufficiently burned down.
Yes, I’m sure you would. But it might be just what these beezers are looking for. You could package up some Ghost Pepper seeds and sell them to the kids.
Some merchants at farmer’s market make you sign a waiver before they will sell you the super-hots...
That’s funny. When I handed a bag of the XXXhots to a friend, the one who can eat any chile, as a joke I made the disclaimer “I take no responsibility for any injury you may incur.” Sure enough a few minutes later I hear him cry out “@Q%$#%#!” He handled a chile and then forgot and rubbed his eye.
A friend of mine's old Art Linkletter joke comes to mind: Kids do the darnedest drugs.
You’re a braver man than I, Gunga Din...
Not any pine here, but plenty of cedar-actually, it is Ashe Juniper-but you don’t grill meat over it-there is plenty of oak and that is great to grill with.
Not a lot of hardwoods up here in the Rockies of northern CO where the burger incident happened. I would attribute it to ignorance though not bravery. I have cooked over pine coals many times since but with great care that there are only coals. Some willow or river birch twigs are good for kicking up the fire without risk but they are too small and burn too fast to make an entire camp fire with.
I burn twigs and bark from the cedar/juniper trees on the property over a lump of charcoal made for that purpose as incense when I pray my rosary for my friend who is fighting cancer...
I am a Tibetan Buddhist and there is a TB smoke offering practice that involves making copious amounts of juniper smoke. After the summer of 2012 when we had three separate forest fires within 30 miles of here (2 within 5 miles) I decided to forgo it for a while as people are a little jumpy when they see smoke now.
It can also be done indoors using small amounts on a charcoal disk. There is a lot of juniper, two species, in the foothills around here but only a couple of scraggly specimens on my small lot. I'd love to plant more of some nicer varieties but nursery prices for trees are killer.
That will make you nervous about smoke alright-happened here a few years ago, too-there had been several forest fires about 30-40 miles away, and an unattended trash fire on the next road got loose and burned about 27 wooded acres before it was put out. Because part of that was a county park and trails, the person who left that fire unattended was fined for every tree over a certain size, in addition to the other damages. Every VFD was on edge for the better part of two years.
I do buy the charcoal discs on sites on the net sometimes, but out here, there is always oak charcoal for sale for grilling, and it can be gotten instantly...
2012 made us edgy about fires and last fall we had the "thousand year flood" so now rain is going to make us sleepless for a while. I'm hoping 2014 gives us a break from natural disasters. Aiyeeee!