Being a father is a sacred responsibility, they have an important role in their families and communities. Fathers can be providers, protectors, and teachers. They pass on their knowledge and traditions, and they can instill in their children a strong sense of identity and belonging.
Fathers can be strong, brave, and wise, while also being kind, compassionate, and loving. To all the fathers and fatherly figures out there, thank you for all you do. You are appreciated!
This year, Bee, the father on our homestead picked out some of his favorite products to share with you. And we're offering 20% off on all of these products for the week!
Use code during checkout: FATHERSDAY20
Guardian Insect Repellent - When we enjoy our outdoor time together, Bee is usually prepared with a flashlight, knives, multitool, and our deet-free bug spray. We use this generously on ourselves and our children to avoid nasty itching bites with the peace of mind that it is free of harmful chemicals.
Practical Salve - This is another staple that we keep in our pockets, on the fridge, in the car, and reach for every day. Whenever someone gets a scrape, cut, bruise, burn, bite or mysterious rash (which is often, especially with little ones) our quick answer is "Put some salve on it". This herbal-infused salve nourishes the skin and helps it recover more quickly. Bee always keeps a tin nearby.
Sore Muscle Salve - We keep this powerful salve on our nightstand. After a long day, a quick massage of this helps ease aches, pain, and tension in our necks, back and shoulders. It is warming and relaxing and can also be used to help treat bruising, headaches, cramps, minor sprains, and arthritis.
Awaken Tea - This green mint tea blend is a great pick-me-up that provides calm and sustained energy. It is fortified with Nettles for extra nutrition and adaptogenic root, Eleuthero (also known as Siberian Ginseng) which helps reduce stress and anxiety. Bee makes big mugs of Awaken on ice.
Philosopher Tea - This is a savory dark blend that reminds us of leather, and tobacco, escaping into a barn when a storm rolls in. It is robust yet smooth and so satisfying. Bee loves medicinal mushrooms and this blend features one of the greats, Chaga. Chaga is antioxidant-rich and can help to regulate the immune system, and blood pressure, lower blood sugar and protect cells from oxidative damage - preventing or slowing cancer growth. Try this tea hot and straight and notice the balanced notes before adding any cream or sweetener.
Night Cap Tea - Okay, so Bee isn't the best at sleeping, and he certainly enjoys hops in the form of an IPA. But, he's discovered that sipping a sleepy tea in the evening is a healthy ritual that conduces dozing off more quickly and sleeping more deeply. Night cap tea features herbs that are sedatives including hops, chamomile, skullcap, passionflower, peppermint, oatstraw, lavender, valerian root. It's great with a drop of honey, and sometimes Bee will add in a shot of whiskey or bourbon - truly making it a cap for the night.
Cheers! From Gnat (Natalie) and Bee (Bob)