As you can imagine, I was never fond of using something that was meant to be used on a cow's udders! My grandmother soon discovered that Watkins' Petro-Carbo salve worked even better and it didn't have that awful odor. Still packaged in the nostalgic tin I remember as a child, Petro-Carbo Salve has become a must for my medicine cabinet. It's safe and effective for healing cuts and burns and relieving sore, irritated skin. And it also works well for drawing out splinters! It even comes in a small travel size tin which I always keep in my purse for those unexpected first-aid needs.