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Keep Calm And Carry On

Written By Joseph Jackson 11 Mar 2020

The news of the coronavirus landing in Haslemere gave many local residents a shock. It’s here now, and we have to deal with it. But rather than go into panic mode, let’s pause, take a deep breath, and address this situation together, as a community. Now is not the time to selfishly bulk-buy loo roll!

Keep Calm And Carry On

The World Health Organisation states: We must stop, contain, control, delay and reduce the impact of this virus at every opportunity. Every person has the capacity to contribute, to protect themselves, to protect others, whether in the home, the community, the healthcare system, the workplace or the transport system. 

If you are generally healthy and take care of yourself, you greatly reduce the chances of contracting the virus. So take a deep breath and repeat the following: Wash hands. Avoid touching your face. Wash hands. Avoid shaking hands. Wash hands…

Those who have poor health or pre-existing conditions may have reason to be nervous, so understandably they will want to avoid certain areas and situations. But again, there is no need to panic about it – why not offer to help someone? Ask an elderly neighbour if they need anything from the shops. Pick up some supplements for a friend working from home. Only take ONE item from the supermarket shelf and leave the rest for other families in our town. 

If we face this health situation with measured concern and positive intent, we will get through it with minimal disruption. Treat it as you would a bad flu going round – take your vitamins and supplements, rest and eat nutritious, nourishing foods. 

As well as all the beneficial supplements we’ve been selling at Apothecary 27, this week we’re highlighting the products that can help calm our frayed nerves. So after your breakfast smoothie and wellness tablets, pour yourself a cup of tea, light a candle and keep calm: 


Pukka Teas

The kings of calm, Pukka offers a range of soothing teas to satisfy any taste. Try Relax, a blend of chamomile, oat flower, fennel and marshmallow root; the delicious Chamomile, Vanilla & Manuka Honey tea; Love, which blends chamomile, rose, elderflower and lavender; Peace, a calming blend of hemp, spearmint and calming ashwagandha; or Three Chamomile for the perfect cup of calm. 

Through out March and April, Tree Sisters  will be planting a tree for every Pukka product bought from Apothecary 27. 


Nature’s Wish

Based in Petersfield, Nature’s Wish offers hand-blended, loose-leaf herbal teas with ingredients selected for specific healing properties. Tranquility is a chamomile and rose infusion with ashwagandha and nettle; Serenity blends features earthy rooibos with relaxing lavender, rose and elderflower; and Peace combines sweet honeybush and peachy osmanthus with uplifting lemon balm, rose and ashwagandha.


Tea Lab

We offer this stunning range of loose teas as part of our hot drinks menu. Enjoy in the shop or take away a calming cup of Phoenix Rose, which uses only whole dried rosebuds; Cloud 9, made solely with whole dried chamomile flowers; or Hibiscus, a stress-relieving tisane of hibiscus petals. 


The Power Of Scent

Surround yourself with calming scents and feel your body let go of tension. 

Energy sprays and essential oil diffusers can instantly fill a room with comforting scents. Puressentiel’s Rest & Relax Air Spray blends 12 essential oils to reduce stress during the day and aid sleep at night. Tranquil essential oils, including lavender, rosewood, chamomile, neroli and sandalwood, soothe your senses. The calming energy sprays from Nature’s WishSerenity, Tranquility and Peace – combine essential oils and healing flower essences to ground you in times of stress. Serenity contains rose and lavender oils; Tranquility rebalances with neroli, mandarin and rose otto; and Peace is scented with palmarosa, rose otto and grapefruit. 

The relaxing options from the Inzho Candles range include Butterfly-Balance, with lavender to soothe, lemon to refresh and ylang ylang to balance; and Dove-Peace, which combines orange for positivity, frankincense to invoke peace and patchouli to ground and balance. 

Let the evocative scents from P.F. Candle Co. surround you – available as candles or diffusers. Amber & Moss mingles sage, moss and lavender; Patchouli Sweetgrass, with its notes of cream, sweetgrass and smoke, conjures ‘a windows-open, incense-burning Saturday with nowhere to be.’ We love the sound of that!

Check out our top tips for supporting your immune system here