Repelling insects is the name of the game! This is an olive oil base combined with our own lemon balm & mountain mint herbs, pure essential oils of lemon eucalyptus, lemongrass, lavender, tea tree and eucalyptus. A nice bonus is these herbs are also useful for aiding congestion, muscle strains, and useful for minor scratches, bug bites and dry, rough skin especially on feet/toenails. This balm is a must for outdoor activities, both before and after exposure to pests and extra exercise! Simply put a few drops on your fingertips & apply.