Balms are an ointment or salve used for medicinal or cosmetic purposes that is calming, therapeutic, or protective. They can be used to treat a number of problems including dry or cracked skin, small wounds and burns, bug bites, and muscle stiffness. These are often created from natural components including herbs, essential oils, and beeswax. As the essential oils they can have a calming and soothing impact on the body and mind. In addition to this, balms are also be utilised in aromatherapy. These are applied to the skin to relieve pain or soreness. They give a cooling or warming feeling which reduce pain.