This hand crafted balm is an incredibly strong pain reliever. Start by using a small amount and if after a few minutes the pain isn't improving, add a small amount more. It is ideal for aches & pains of all types (muscle, tendon, bones, arthritis, carpal tunnel, etc), sprains, headaches, swelling and bruising. It is also helpful for a pre workout pain mitigator as well as congestion. It's never to be used on open areas/wounds. The added benefits of using this balm will give you softer skin.