The smell of this was so strong when I opened the bag so I only used a little bit. Generous on the essential oils at least, although it does have more of a medicinal smell than a pleasant, aromatic one. I used it sprinkled at the bottom of my shower while it filled. Until the water started to submerge, it was like an actually effective shower steamer (those things never seem to do anything). I didn't feel it do too much for me after that, though. I will try using more when I'm aching and really need a soak.