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The finished products. 

In under an hour, all-natural, organic remedies can be whipped up in the kitchen using canning tools, the spice cabinet and essential oils. A favorite of mine is to use my dried cayenne peppers for a heated muscle rub.

To make salves and rubs, I use a coconut oil base, beeswax to firm it up and lessen the greasy feel, and a little sweet almond oil for extra moisturizing. To this base, any number of essential oils and spices can be added to make recipes that meet the needs of the user.

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A mason jar can be used as a double boiler. 

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Melanie as a born-again Hillbetty attempting to revive her Appalachian roots. She lives in Creston with her two dogs and 21 chickens.

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