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3 Ways to Set Intentions for 2021

3 Ways to Set Intentions for 2021

With the pandemic still in full swing, many of us are still doing much of our work remotely, making it difficult to create a work-life balance. Setting intentions to get things done without letting work bleed too heavily into your personal life can be a challenge. Below we've listed 3 different ways you can use products from our farm to set a routine in 2021.

1. Smudging - if you don't know what smudging is all about, here is an explanation from a previous blog. Basically, lighting these sage smudge sticks purifies the air and helps keep your workspace calm but efficient.

2. Chamomile/mint tea - The chamomile is calming, while the mint helps keep you alert and energized, two very important parts of a productive-yet-calm work day!

3. Aromatherapy - nothing sets the tone for day like the perfect scent. Try any of our soy candles for a nice pick-me-up, but we like the combo offered in our rosemary/mint/lavender candle for when you want to get things done while still staying zenned out.

Lovely Lavender

Lovely Lavender

Lavender has to be one of the most touted herbal remedies for stress. It's soothing aroma and healing properties make it a valuable addition to your natural remedy routine. At Fangboner Farms, we've added lavender to many of our products, including our lemon balm/mint/lavender tea blend and, one of our more recent additions, our butterfly pea flower/lemongrass/lavender blend

Along with its stress reducing qualities, lavender is also anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal. It's even a deterrent for hair loss, a source of Vitamins A, C, and K, plus calcium and iron. 

"With all the current issues surrounding us today - from the pandemic and social issues to politics and personal relationships - lavender tea is a great way to relieve anxiety, depression, stress, and other mood disorders," says Dr. Kristal. "It can also improve sleep, menstrual cramps, and your immune system."

 

Keep Calm & Lemon Balm

Keep Calm & Lemon Balm

To build off of last week’s herb of the week, chamomile, we are focusing on lemon balm, an herb that has similar calming effects. If you are looking for something healthy to help you unwind at the end of a long day, lemon balm is the way to go. It’s been known to help people suffering from depression and anxiety, but it also helps you think a little quicker on your feet.

“Lemon balm strengthens your brain while lifting your mood,” explains Dr. Kristal. “It is great for reducing anxiety and nervousness while boosting cognitive function.”

So there you have it - an ideal tea to help you stay calm and focused. Whether you have a big exam coming up or you are simply trying to cope with the stress of life during a pandemic, lemon balm can be a big help.

Try it in our Lemon balm/mint/lavender tea blend  and see for yourself!