I've bought for a baby, but my teenage daughter was ill - she tried on herself and could tell me how it works. She said it warmed pleasantly- not like the other ones which just make you feel uncomfortable.. I even didn't need to ask her to use the ointment- she took herself the next time. Also - after I came into the room - I asked what is the smell - it was a pleasant spicy odor- I couldn't use other ointments before 'cause of that terrible smell they usually leave. So this one is just PERFECT!