More than Just a Festive Scent: 6 Surprising Frankincense Benefits

Steph SimpsonAnyone who has heard the story of the Three Wise Men know that frankincense plays an important part in the nativity story. But there’s more to frankincense than the sweet, woody aroma that has become synonymous with Christmas. Frankincense is a wonderfully diverse natural substance with some surprising applications and benefits. Frankincense is a … Continue reading More than Just a Festive Scent: 6 Surprising Frankincense Benefits

Willow Bark: Nature’s Aspirin

What is willow bark? Willow bark, the bark of several varieties of willow tree, has been used for centuries as a pain reliever. The active ingredient in the medicine made from willow bark is called salicin. Some people use willow bark as an alternative to aspirin, particularly those that experience chronic headaches or back pain. … Continue reading Willow Bark: Nature’s Aspirin