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    How to Make a Ginger Tincture

    Do you love the flavor of ginger? Sprinkle it in as many dishes as you can? Did you know that it’s actually really good for you? Like REALLY good for you? Read below to learn how to use ginger to boost your health and make a ginger tincture at home! We love ginger around here …

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Vanessa Hamlin is the owner and founder of Food Life Design. With her passion for frugal living and homesteading, Vanessa loves to share easy recipes, money making ideas, gardening and food preservation tips, home remedies and everything else that a good old-fashioned life entails!

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Kayden Hamlin is a full-time preschool teacher and graduate student. She is passionate about sharing saving money tips, self-care and mindfulness ideas, and child development activities! When not in a classroom, you’ll most likely find her reading with a cup of tea in hand or knitting projects for her family and friends.

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Olivia Whalen is mama to three young girls who is devoted to creative learning, exploration and free range imagination. Olivia enjoys thinking outside the box when it comes to homemade baby food or family meals. She enjoys sharing creative kid crafts, budget friendly recipes and beginner homesteader fun!

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