This salve smells delicious. I used Calendula (Calendula officinalis) and Chickweed (Stellaria media) infused EVOO to make the base of this healing creamy salve. Salve like this one can be used directly on insect bites, bruises, rashes, scrapes, burns, or any other skin irritation. Basil has been enjoying the benefits on his paw. I've been alternating between the Calendula tincture and salve to treat his inflamed paw and he is much better for it. I'm keeping it bedside since bites, bumps and bruises are frequent at my house.