This salve really is "Magic on your skin!" Originally formulated as an antibacterial salve (which its amazing at by the way!), we then discovered that it was super food for the skin. Nourishing wounds, cracked, dry, itchy skin, also great as a lip balm. Just apply as needed to the area. If it is a deep cut or wound apply a glob and then cover with a bandaid and repeat several times a day.