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What is Hygge, Anyway?

What is Hygge, Anyway?

If you've been on Pinterest anytime within the last few years, you've probably run into the Scandinavian term "hygge" (pronounced "hue-guh"). So what is it? Basically, in Nordic countries, they have long dark winters that require lots of indoor time, so they like to employ hygge in their space to make that time not just bearable, but comfy-cozy.

Hygge is all about twinkle lights, candles, soft blankets, and sitting around the fire with your loved ones playing board games instead of playing on your phone. It's about bringing the natural world into your home when it is too snowy and cold to spend lots of time outdoors. 

To implement hygge Fangboner style, try lighting our Winter at Fangboner Farms candle while enjoying a hot cup of one of our many tea blends, get comfy under your softest blanket and do something that brings you pure joy - it could be reading a book, catching up with an old friend over the phone, or knitting. Find your own way to hygge this winter, and we promise you'll never feel resentful of the cold days ahead.

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."

 

Reasons to Choose Raspberry

Reasons to Choose Raspberry

One of our very favorite fruits to add to our tea blends is the small-but-mighty raspberry, and we use their leaves to add any extra healthy punch. Dr. Kristal says that raspberry leaves are a wonderful choice to maintain a healthy lifestyle, and what better way to enjoy it than with a cup of herbal tea?

"Raspberry leaves are perfect for all things concerning women," she adds. "It tones and strengthens the uterus while tightening the pelvic wall. Research supports the use of raspberry tea to support PMS symptoms and decrease the nausea and vomiting associated with pregnancy."

As always, if you are pregnant, consult your practitioner about the use of herbal supplements and teas. 

You'll find raspberry in two of our tea blends: raspberry/spearmint/strawberry and raspberry/lemongrass/chamomile/lime.  Order yours today or stop by our General Store for a sample! Health benefits aside, you might also indulge in a slice of Grandma's Lemon Loaf with one of these teas. It's a wonderful pairing, especially if you are trying to treat your family to something special during the holidays.