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‘Beezin’ Craze Can Injure Eyes
WKBN ^ | Wednesday, April 30, 2014

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 it’s by applying lip balm to the skin around their eyes.

It’s called “beezin,” named after the brand Burt’s 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.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: hoax

1 posted on 05/02/2014 1:30:39 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Is this like “redeye” without the pot? Seems pretty silly.


2 posted on 05/02/2014 1:32:50 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: nickcarraway

A young guy at work had to see the doctor, blocked gland in his eye.

Hmmmmmmmmm.


3 posted on 05/02/2014 1:33:24 PM PDT by DManA
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To: nickcarraway

Some people would snort drain cleaner if you told them it would make them high.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckUIULPg9RY


4 posted on 05/02/2014 1:35:14 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: nickcarraway
Sensationalist nonsense that there's a new threat to our nation's children because they're applying peppermint lip balm to their eyelids.

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.

Please.

5 posted on 05/02/2014 1:35:42 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Who discovered that licking toads would do the same?


6 posted on 05/02/2014 1:36:30 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: nickcarraway

I know every generation had their stupid moments, but these younger folks seemed to be pushing that envelope.


7 posted on 05/02/2014 1:37:46 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Blood of Tyrants
"Some people would snort drain cleaner if you told them it would make them high."

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.

8 posted on 05/02/2014 1:39:27 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: nickcarraway

Oh, ick.


9 posted on 05/02/2014 1:39:41 PM PDT by Tax-chick (I'd forgotten how much fun it is having a dog.)
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To: Slump Tester

LOL! I’ll take your word for it.


10 posted on 05/02/2014 1:40:41 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: nickcarraway

a lot of people are freaking stupid


11 posted on 05/02/2014 1:43:03 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Just one word: Jenkem


12 posted on 05/02/2014 1:43:07 PM PDT by paint_your_wagon
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To: nickcarraway

And people wonder when I say I DESPISE MOST TEENAGERS and TWENTYSOMETHINGS!


13 posted on 05/02/2014 1:44:04 PM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: nickcarraway

Big deal. Evolution in action.


14 posted on 05/02/2014 1:44:54 PM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: nickcarraway
For some reason I'm reminded of a South Park Episode.
15 posted on 05/02/2014 1:45:25 PM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: nickcarraway

In ancient times a dissolved aspirin in a coke was supposed to get you drunk.


16 posted on 05/02/2014 2:07:02 PM PDT by dainbramaged (Don't tell me, I'll tell you.)
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To: nickcarraway

We seem to have the market cornered on stupid and dangerous activities.


17 posted on 05/02/2014 2:09:46 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: nickcarraway
Anyone who has tried “beezin” and experiences pain or redness should seek medical psychiatric attention.
18 posted on 05/02/2014 2:15:25 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: nickcarraway

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...


19 posted on 05/02/2014 2:26:45 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: TigersEye

You nailed it!


20 posted on 05/02/2014 2:27:24 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: nickcarraway

Of course we do all realize these stories are made up right? Well we should. The press will believe anything a kid tells them.


21 posted on 05/02/2014 2:28:03 PM PDT by discostu (Seriously, do we no longer do "phrasing"?!)
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To: Texan5

Thanks. I think some soap and water and a bottle of eye drops would suffice for medical treatment. lol


22 posted on 05/02/2014 2:29:17 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: nickcarraway

Bob Costas?


23 posted on 05/02/2014 2:29:58 PM PDT by radioactivereb ("I'm tryin' to think but nothin' happens!"-Curly Howard)
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To: Texan5

It tastes horrible alright. It makes the smoke from burning pine seem smooth and tasty.


24 posted on 05/02/2014 2:32:15 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Slump Tester
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.

Been there, done that...except that I was only sorting habanero seeds...without gloves, natch. First trip to the restroom, and the burn commenced.

25 posted on 05/02/2014 2:32:31 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Slump Tester
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.

Whoa, I never knew that........

"Honey, would you put some jalapenos on your shopping list?".......

26 posted on 05/02/2014 2:34:34 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Under Reagan spring always arrived on time.....)
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To: who knows what evil?
Try peeling a bushel of XXX hot green chile without gloves.
You'll use gloves in the restroom for a week.
27 posted on 05/02/2014 2:34:38 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: nickcarraway

You’ve been hoaxed.


28 posted on 05/02/2014 2:35:38 PM PDT by Southack (The one thing preppers need from the 1st World? http://tinyurl.com/ktfwljc .)
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To: TigersEye

Nice try...I’ve learned my lesson. :-)

With bhut jolokia and trinidad scorpions in the house, it’s gloves, mask and goggles.


29 posted on 05/02/2014 2:37:26 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: who knows what evil?

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.


30 posted on 05/02/2014 2:44:40 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: TigersEye

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...


31 posted on 05/02/2014 2:46:51 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: TigersEye
Most intense 20 minutes of pain I’ve ever experienced.

No doubt...I'd rather take your word for it than experience it myself.

32 posted on 05/02/2014 2:49:43 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Texan5

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.


33 posted on 05/02/2014 2:52:21 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: who knows what evil?

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.


34 posted on 05/02/2014 2:55:57 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: TigersEye

Some merchants at farmer’s market make you sign a waiver before they will sell you the super-hots...


35 posted on 05/02/2014 3:00:37 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: who knows what evil?

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.


36 posted on 05/02/2014 3:07:55 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Pearls Before Swine
Seems pretty silly.

A friend of mine's old Art Linkletter joke comes to mind: Kids do the darnedest drugs.

37 posted on 05/02/2014 3:46:19 PM PDT by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: TigersEye

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.


38 posted on 05/02/2014 3:49:21 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Texan5
Juniper smells wonderful. It is considered sacred or spiritual among dozens of societies around the world many of whom never had outside contact until recent centuries.

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.

39 posted on 05/02/2014 4:03:09 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: TigersEye

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...


40 posted on 05/03/2014 11:10:36 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Texan5
Well, I called that one didn't I? lol

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.

41 posted on 05/03/2014 11:34:25 AM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: TigersEye

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...


42 posted on 05/03/2014 12:23:03 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Texan5
Ah, yes, I bought some Royal Oak hardwood charcoal by accident thinking it was briquettes. Never grilled with it before but it does a nice job. It would make good incense coals, thanks for that thought. A million times cheaper than those disks I reckon.

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!

43 posted on 05/03/2014 12:39:05 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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