Making Salve

It’s that kind of day… a perfect day to finish up some Sore Muscle Salve and Baby Salve I started last week!

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I love every step in the salve-making process – from measuring the herbs and infusing them in oil… adding in wax and other ingredients… pouring them into containers and letting them harden… printing and putting on the labels… plastic-shrink-wrapping them… adding in a hand-written note and  sample product… and sending it off through the mail!

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There are days when I fill wholesale orders – orders that take several days to prepare and require custom labels… but on days like today maybe I just have a box of cookies to ship out for Mother’s Day.

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I love people. I love hearing their stories and knowing what they’re going through… and sometimes even sharing in a little of what their pain feels like. And I love that I can learn, and study, and problem-solve… and find answers. I love that I can be a small part of helping someone else find healing, or relief from their pain…

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Making salve is so much more to me than mixing up yet another batch of herbs for future customers. It is one small way that I can serve, and  invest a little love into, the people that I care about. It is something I can do that I know will make a difference in real people’s lives.

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And another thing that makes me grateful for days like today… that would be my family! Especially this precious “little” brother of mine, who is always somewhere close by when I need a helping hand.

So for all you people who purchase my salves, Tiny Tim helped with the plastic-shrink-wrap bands :-).

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