The other day as I was taking some cupcakes out of the oven, my left had hit the burners on the top of the oven and I was quite burned. A Major Ouch! I didn't have anything to put on it (my wife who died two years ago would have known what to do) and then remembered the written explanation of the comfrey leaf oil in the lotion from last month's box. I put it on and within 10 minutes there was no pain and by the end of the day not a sign of redness.
As to this month's birch bark, the aroma brought back wonderful childhood memories of birch beer soda with my grandpa.