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Topical ApplicationPlay
Remember, 'balm' is something you typically apply directly to the skin. SlideAfter the hike, he used a balm to soothe the insect bites.
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Physical HealingPlay
'Balm' implies healing properties that are often immediate and comforting. SlideThe nurse used a medicinal balm to treat the burn.
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Specific ProblemsPlay
Use 'balm' when referring to remedies for specific areas, such as 'lip balm'. SlideIn winter, carry a lip balm to prevent cracked lips.