This soothing balm is handcrafted from a recipe contained in one of my favorite herbal books by Rosemary Gladstar, a noted and respected herbalist. It's great to add to your medicine cabinet if you're like me and want to use products focusing on simple, natural ingredients whenever possible. I grow the calendula here at the farm. It's a cheerful flower which is also edible and is recognized by herbalists as having antiseptic & anti-inflammatory properties. I harvest the blossoms, place in a clean glass jar and cover them with olive oil and place it in a sunny kitchen window. Once the flowers have infused into the oil, I strain it and keep in a cool dark spot so I can create this soothing balm any time of the year. To make this salve, I combine the infused oil with non-GMO project verified coconut oil, beeswax, turmeric and lavender essential oil. . We love this salve here at the farm for minor cuts and scrapes as well as rashes. It works to soften and heal dry cracked skin and lips, too. The recipe I used to create this states that it can be used for diaper rash as well, and we have had great results using it on one of our cats who required some TLC. But please, do not take my word, I am not a doctor, and the FDA has not approved this listing. Talk to your own doctor, do your own research, and test on a small patch of your skin before you use it all over, especially if you think you may be sensitive to any ingredients. The salve is packaged in a 2-ounce metal tin, although we find that this size holds approximately 1.5 ounces of this particular product by weight. Also available in a .5 oz size to take anywhere!