I purchased this oil with out much knowledge of it. What I had read was it was good for dry itchy skin. I am 60 and no longer have the smooth supple skin of youth. I started with putting on my hands at night with great results. It does melt quickly and absorbs into your skin. The next morning my hands felt soft and looked better. I was stung by a hornet twice within 20 minutes. I put a little Babassu oil on both stings. It definitely shortened the duration of my bee stings. I usually swell up and itch like crazy. So I will continue to use this great product.