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Ouchies and Booboos

(Aaron, me, the younger one on top of my brother, on Grandma's lap) Growing up, my family would always take a Summer vacation together. Many of our trips were camping...and I mean real camping - living off the land, packing only what we could bring in backpacks, and eating only what we could source or catch ourselves. Over time, as us kids grew up and became more picky about things (like most kids do), we moved our camping into cabins and added a little more convenience to our vacations...but there is still nostalgia that surrounds living out of a tent for a week and being one with the land. One of our favorite camping trips that I always remember is...

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Salve Making: Tips and Tricks

We divulge our secrets, tips, and tricks for making the perfect salve! First of all, what is a Salve? A Salve is a blend of infused oils or essential oils mixed with beeswax and are applied topically for various reasons. (Seriously, you can make a salve for just about anything, there are numerous recipes out there!) To name a few examples: A drawing salve - helps to draw out small foreign objects A diaper salve - helps to reduce irritation on a baby's buttox General First Aide - Aides in repairing small burns, cuts, and scrapes A vascular salve - helps to strengthen the vascular system A sore muscle salve - helps to relieve tension and nerve pain A lymphatic...

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