This balm is anti-inflammatory. It's excellent for surface burns, sunburn, insect bites, or irritated swollen skin. The oat kernel oil leaves your skin feeling velvety baby smooth, this balm will keep your hands at their softest and most supple. We've infused just a hint of essence of Madagascar vanilla. This balm, like our others, is carcinogen free, petroleum product free, non-toxic, food grade and edible.