You choose how to use it. The I Am Free Multipurpose Sacred Healing Balm is very concentrated, so you only need a little bit to start with. Try it as a rich hand moisturizer, or as a soothing cream on extra dry spots, like elbows and heels or any area that needs some extra love.Had a long workout? Use this balm on sore muscles. Need a quick freshen up? Well this balm is for you!