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Pineapple Mint: Complex Flavors, Powerful Medicine

Pineapple Mint: Complex Flavors, Powerful Medicine

This week in our herb series we are focused on the medicinal properties of pineapple mint, which you can find in one of the tea blends we offer at Fangboner Farms (pineapple mint/mint/orange). This refreshing, tropical blend is so much more than a tasty brew; it is full of health benefits. 

Pineapple mint is carminative, meaning that it packs a serious punch when it comes to, er, moving things along. 

“A cup of pineapple tea works great in soothing the walls in your gut. It can help relieve cramps and removes gas from the digestive tract,” says Dr. Kristal Richardson, a certified naturopathic doctor. 

She says this herb is also considered both antiseptic (it inhibits and kills the growth of microorganisms) and febrifuge, meaning it can help reduce fever

“It works great for controlling a fever and for fighting nasty infections,” Dr. Kristal adds.

You can find further information about pineapple mint at Pubmed, Natural Medicinal Herbs, and Herbalpedia.

A Fangboner Guide to COVID Safety

A Fangboner Guide to COVID Safety

We’ve been living in a  vastly different world throughout most of 2020, and things are still far from being back to normal. It’s also way too easy to become complacent about the things we know we should be doing to keep ourselves (and each other) as safe as possible. We created a little list of reminders with links to some of our products that can help.

  1. Sanitize your hands - When you’re out and about and aren’t able to wash your hands immediately, keep using hand sanitizer. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend using hand sanitizer with complete coverage of your hands, rubbing it in for about 20 seconds until they feel dry. Try using our Hand Gel Sanitizer made with alcohol and aloe.
  2. Clean your face regularly - Obviously, you want to limit touching your face, but every once and a while you are likely to slip up. For the fellas rocking a beard, we have our Hand & Beard Sanitizer Spray, which incorporates lavender. Calming and clean!
  3. Wipe down surfaces - having dinner at a restaurant patio? You can’t be too careful. Wipe down your table and chairs with our Unicorn Tie Dye Disinfectant Wipes.

As always, don't forget to visit us at the Farm this weekend to check out our plant sales and newly released products! We'd love to hang out with you and share some samples (while social distancing on our beautiful deck).

Heat Wave Survival Kit: 5 Essentials

Heat Wave Survival Kit: 5 Essentials

We are in the midst of the hottest part of the summer (hopefully this is as hot as it gets at least!) here in Lucas County. To get through it, we’ve put together a list of five essential items we offer at Fangboner Farms to help you make it through the dog days of summer.

1. A tank top like this one to keep you feeling cool in every sense of the word. We offer them in both men’s and women’s sizes. They’ve gotten rave reviews, and you know you’ll like repping that Fangboner swag.

2. BooBoo Spray - this all-natural essential oil spray is a helpful treatment for “boo boos” and bites, but it’s also safe and refreshing to spray on your body to cool off.

3. Our Sea Salt & Avocado Body Scrub will be your new favorite beauty/wellness tool for the summer. Because you know what happens to your pores when you sweat, right? They get clogged. This mix will keep your skin looking radiant throughout the season.

4. A soothing body lotion, like our vanilla scented essential oil cream, for post-sunburn care. No need to let the peeling stage keep you indoors out of a flake-induced shame. Stay moisturized and glowing!

5. An ice-cold glass of tea will keep you revived. Right now we recommend the Butterfly Pea Flower blend. It contains anti-aging properties. And, according to our youngest Fangboner Farm helper, “It tastes like fruit loops!”

To beat the heat (and the rain), shop at our Farm Market store this weekend. We’ve also got gorgeous perennials and herbs available for sale too. For everyone's safety, we are recommending all customers wear masks. See you soon!