Back-to- School: Take time for YOU while Balancing Everything

It’s that time of year again – the kids are back in school, there are new deadlines at work, extracurricular activities have picked up, and life feels like it’s coming at you fast! Lunches must be packed, carpools must be punctual, and somehow in between all of that you have to take care of yourself, too!

Life has a funny way of getting crazy this time of year and it’s easy to put yourself and your needs on the back burner. For some, taking twenty or even ten minutes out of their day can be a task in itself. On the Sweet Streams Lavender Farm, our family has been practicing how to take things slow.

We eat dinner as a family, light a candle to calm the room and play some soft music. It helps center all of us and really find time for prayer and thanks at our mealtime. We have pared back extracurricular activities, and we work together out in the lavender fields. We have even started writing down what we are grateful for and storing it away in our “Gratitude Jar”! We find these moments to be the most important and help us come together as a stronger family unit.

It is important to us that, as Lavender farmers, we try to emulate what Lavender stands for - a tranquil, useful, and purposeful life. Every day we get to be immersed in lavender and are reminded of its serenity every time we look out our window into our lavender fields. 

Our hope is that each of our handmade, small batch products represents your own little “lavender field” and helps remind you to unwind and to take a moment just for you; even if that means sipping our Focus Blend tea between meetings, or lighting a lavender-sandalwood candle for your evening shower. Our goal is to help you remember to stay grounded, relax, and most importantly that you are worth it. You are my sweet friend!

Lavender is known for its relaxing and soothing benefits. According to Organic Facts, the antioxidant components in lavender can impact the endocrine system to lower the levels of stress hormones in the body. Additionally, polyphenols found in lavender can prevent the harmful bacteria and accumulation of gas in the gut. This will ease stomach discomfort, reduce bloating, and eliminate cramping (source: 7 impressive benefits of Lavender).

Our products are available for purchase on our website, we ship all over the US if you have that special friend or family member that loves lavender. We are also at the Park Place farmer’s
market every Wednesday from 4-7pm. Stop by and say hello! We would love to meet you.

With gratitude, 

Joe and Christina

Christina Blincoe