Working overtime in the garden or on your yard? Enjoying outdoor activities now that it’s Spring? Soothe your sore muscles with some of the many Badger Balms, including two products that are new to our Personal Care shelves at Harvest Market.
Badger Balm Sore Muscle Rub – Cooling Blend
Fresh & Relaxing. Badger Balm’s Sore Muscle Rub Cooling Blend is abundant with the big three “C’s”: Camphor, Cajeput and Clove, which penetrate deep to soothe strained muscles. Add Menthol Crystals, Peppermint & Eucalyptus – and you’ve got the makings of a spectacular cooling muscle rub that calms overworked muscles, and is a great support for deep breathing as well. This type of penetrating herbal formula has been a favorite of athletes and martial artists for centuries. Free of petroleum by-products and methyl salicylate.
Badger Balm Hardworking Hands Salve For Dry Cracked Hands
Relief for Hardworking Hands. Badger Balm (formerly called “Badger Healing Balm”) is our original product, and it works so well that we’ve built an entire company around it! Created by Badger Bill to heal his rough, cracked carpenter’s hands during a fierce New England winter, you can trust us when we say this stuff will soothe and soften your driest, hardest, and roughest skin but is gentle enough to use every day. Smells great with the light minty and somewhat earthy aroma of wintergreen. If you should ever find yourself lost in some vast, uncharted wilderness, you want this balm with you!
Read ‘The Story of Badger Balm’ by Badger Bill:
Back in the winter of 1993, I was a carpenter with dry hands and cracked fingertips. I spent much of my time banging nails outside in some pretty harsh conditions. I also loved working with herbs and natural remedies. This turned out to be a fortunate coincidence. As fate would have it, I went into my kitchen and made up a batch of what later became Badger Balm. It healed my fingers and a business was born…
I was going to call that first product “Bear Paw,” but the name was already taken! At first, I was disappointed. Then the name “Badger” came to me, as if in a dream, and I knew it was the right choice. The Badger is a healing totem, the root gatherer with a deep knowledge of the secrets of the root and herb kingdoms; fierce, effective in defense of the self and family, and persistent in overcoming obstacles, successfully seeing projects through to the end.
Badger Balm has been to the South Pole on the hands and feet of explorers on skis; it has soothed the fingers of trapeze artists and rock climbers; it has been a staple for river rafters, sled doggers, and weight lifters for years.
And what it does for them it can do for you! The key to this super soothing balm is in the ingredients: Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Beeswax. They are rich in natural ferments, enzymes, vitamin E, and essential fatty acids, which leave your skin feeling silky smooth. Funny thing is this simple combination of oil and wax is gentle enough for problem skin yet tough and effective enough for rough weathered skin anywhere on the body. Rub It In. Use It Regularly. Expect Results.
The Badger Balm Family
Badger is a small, family-owned and family-friendly company nestled on the banks of the Ashuelot River in rural Gilsum, New Hampshire. They blend organic plant extracts, exotic oils and butters and beeswax, and make healing balms, lip balms, safe mineral sunscreens and other personal care products that work and feel remarkably good. Badger products are uniquely formulated blends of the finest organic ingredients available anywhere in the world. Their Philosophy of Formulation is simple: make products for people we love, and then share them with the world. Badger combines years of tradition, research, and lots of love to create products that work as well as you expect them to.
All Badger products, with the exception of soaps, lip tints, and sunscreens, are made in their 23,000 sq. ft. environmentally-friendly facility in Gilsum, New Hampshire. (Click here for a tour!). Due to space and equipment constraints, soaps and lip tints are made in Iowa at a natural products manufacturing facility, and sunscreens are manufactured at FDA compliant facilities in Vermont and Canada. Badger is among many great companies recognized for creating the most positive overall environmental impact by the nonprofit B Lab with the release of the fourth annual ‘B Corp Best for the Environment’ list.
Badger Natural Standard
According to the Badger Balm website:
We hold every single ingredient to the “Badger Natural Standard“, a rigorous look at the growth, sustainability, and supply chain of each ingredient we use. That means that when you use Badger products, you can be sure that you are using the purest, most natural products available. And because the USDA Organic Certification is a food-grade standard, our ingredients are even pure enough to eat! Badger’s USDA Certified Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil comes from a single estate in Southern Spain, and that very same Olive Oil is used by Michelin Star-winning chefs in France and Spain! In fact, all of the Badgers eat the very same Olive Oil in Badger’s organic lunches, and many of us purchase it to use in our home kitchens. And of course, we use only the finest, purest essential oils from the far corners of the globe. One example is the Organic Rose Oil (Rosa Damascena) that comes from Bulgaria – the blossoms are hand picked before dawn and steam-distilled the very same day. It takes about 5 tons of fresh rose blossoms to make one liter of oil, and Badger pays over $4,000 per liter for that precious stuff!
That’s the Badger difference, and what makes Badger unique.