This lotion is great for dry, cracked, and callused skin. It contains lanolin which heals the cracks within days. It is great for hands, feet or anywhere your skin needs deep healing. I use the beeswax from my hives and since I do not use chemicals in the hives it is as chemical free as I can manage. There are no chemical preservatives so it is made in small batches and should be used within a year to a year and one half. The oils in the lotion provide the preservative naturally.