This soothing balm is handcrafted here at the farm using jewelweed, traditionally used by Native Americans for relief from poison ivy and skin rashes. 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 jewelweed here at the farm so it is produced organically. It's a wildflower native to our area and appears along fence rows, near the barn, and frequently in my flower beds. I harvest the entire plant (usually when I'm weeding the flowerbeds), place in a clean glass jar and cover with olive oil and heat gently. Once the oil is infused, 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 beeswax, and lavender, lemongrass, tea tree and thyme essential oils to enhance the anti-fungal and antiseptic properties. We love this salve here at the farm for bug bites, bee stings, heat rashes, and anything that makes us itchy. 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 .5 ounce metal tin. The lid screws on to the tin to help keep it closed, so it's great to stash in your backpack or purse. This is a lip balm sized container that will even fit in your pocket. Also available in a larger size!