This balm is made by hand in small batches by one of Scramble Brand founders Matt Benyon. The base has three main ingredients - organic virgin coconut oil, beeswax, and tamanu oil. Cajuput - thought to have antiseptic, analgesic (numbing) and stimulating propeties. Eucalyptus - an incredibly popular oil extract that has all kinds of reported benefits. It is apparently able to aid in healing thanks to its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and analgesic properties. Camphor - thought to have antiseptic properties. Tea tree - antiseptic and great for keeping skin clean and healthy (in small doses). It also has a stimulating, refreshing smell. Clove - antimicrobial, with a great natural fragrance, and even thought to have some anaesthetic / pain relieving properties. Ginger - creates a stimulating and warming feeling on the skin that contrasts well with the cooling aspects of some of the other oils. Cinnamon Leaf - Said to have a warming and antispasmodic effect on the body, that can possibly help with easing muscular aches and pains, arthritis and rheumatism Menthol crystals - provide a cooling sensation which can provide relief to sore muscles. And mostly for fragrance purposes: Black pepper - smells amazing and rather manly, but has purported benefits for aching muscles, arthritis and muscle cramps. Bergamot - a beautiful, light citrus-y smell that is apparently antibacterial, deodorising, refreshing, soothing, and uplifting Vetivert - one of my favourite smells. Very expensive, earthy and masculine. Just added it because it smells amazing. It is also said to be anti-inflammatory. Lavender - this oil smells amazing and creates a soothing, relaxing feeling, perfect for when massaging your tired muscles. Sandalwood - I had to include this oil seeing as it's one of the main produces of the country my dad lives in, New Caledonia. A fantastic woody aroma that is very relaxing and calming. Disclaimer: We make no claims with regards the physical effects of Cave Balm. Any illness, injury, aches and pains should always be first investigated by a medical professional. The effects of massage can be enhanced by Cave Balm, but we make no claims about the balm itself being able to cure, relieve or alleviate any illness, injury or pain.