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For Grandparents, Make This Arthritis-Relieving Hand Salve

In honor of our monthly theme of Generational Gardening, we made an all-natural arthritis-relieving hand salve that Lil’ Sprouts can make and give to grandparents as a gift. Our recipe draws on botanical remedies: eucalyptus has anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties while peppermint, according to folk wisdom, helps relieve joint pain. Beeswax (which works both as an anti-inflammatory and as an antioxidant) and coconut oil (which prevents wrinkles) form the base for this salve. After a long day of working in the garden, those with stiff joints will love the comfort that plants from the garden can provide.

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