- Badger is anorganic salve for your cracked, chapped, rough, weathered and dry skin. This is the stuff you want with you if you are lost in some vast, uncharted wilderness. It has the mild scent of Sweet Birch and Wintergreen Oils, which have been traditionally used as an antiseptic, a muscle rub, and to ease the occasional symptoms of skin problems like psoriasis and eczema. Badger Balm is tough enough to soothe rough, dry skin, but gentle enough to use every day.
A Very Good Product but not totally cruelty free
The facts are:With Badger Balm, product ingredients vary, even though most of their products are created with the intention of offering skin moisture,healing and protection.Depending on what Badger Balm item you choose- you may find it to meet CRUELTY FREE standards- and then, maybe not.While this Healing Balm is wonderful( as are many of their products), if you are concerned about the use of beeswax(which many people actually do have a concern over)- you may want to pass on certain products made by them or the company itself.This is an individual decision. Review the ingredients.I feel confident, that if the company excluded beeswax from their list of ingredients- the performance of their products would not suffer from the lack of it.Since I have not purchased and tested all their merchandise I can’t offer you as much info as I would like.
what a waste of money…
It made my hands smell so manly. I could’t get enough on my hands or get it to go in my hands. It makes my hands shiny and greasy but still feeling not moisturized. My hands were covered in a thin layer of it just sitting on top. From all the great reviews i thought it’d be wonderful but I was so wrong. It could work for others! My skin could just be an exception.
Badger Balm is Da Bomb (for PMC)
Ok, ok…I’ll admit it. I’m a convert. Looking back I am able to see how silly I was – but at the time, purchasing Badger Balm just seemed…unnecessary. Like a luxury. Why pay for Badger Balm when I can use olive oil to work with metal clay (PMC) and use lotion to condition my skin the rest of the time? I would rather spend those bucks on more PMC!Or so I thought until I took the plunge and bought some Badger Balm. In my defense, olive oil is cheap. And readily available. And easy to use. And natural, so it’s safe for kids and those with allergies. And a little goes a long way. But…BUT…those things said, there just isn’t any comparison with Badger Balm. Talk about a little going a long way? Hello! Badger Balm has that covered. The smell? A light, fresh scent – nothing overpowering or stinky. It isn’t greasy. Don’t get me wrong – it does kind of “coat” your hands, but it doesn’t leave your skin feeling greasy – or like you’re helpless. You can still open jars with Badger Balm on…not so easy with regular lotion, impossible with olive oil slathered all over your digits!Badger Balm easily coats your PMC tools and work surface – without leaving everything “slickery”, if ya know what I mean. It also seems to be a good skin conditioner in general – I finally remembered to put some on my feet when I went to bed – and it helped to soften the skin. I can see how using it on a regular basis could easily eliminate dry, cracked heels. (Not that mine were that bad, mind you.) This is the perfect moisturizer to throw in your purse.So here’s the low down: I would buy this again. Especially since it seems the 2 oz pot I bought will last a very long time. I like this much better than olive oil for use with PMC. I’m not sure how it stacks up against regular lotion – since I live in a very dry climate, I’m a lotionaholic. Badger Balm takes up less space, won’t spill if you’re traveling, and like I previously said, doesn’t leave your hands all lotiony. Or perfumey. (I’m using a lot of my own words…sorry!) However, I have a hard time remembering to use it instead of lotion. The price seems reasonable – especially since it lasts for so long. I think it’s a good thing to keep around – which is definitely true for those needing a good release agent for PMC…however, I don’t see it replacing my lotion anytime soon. To be totally honest, I’m not sure I see a huge difference between Badger Balm and Bag Balm – except the Badger Balm seems to be lighter. I would love it if someone would please explain why Badger Balm is better than Bag Balm (for use with PMC) – and how it’s different. (I don’t believe either is water soluble.) Anyway, you now have the skinny on Badger Balm and how it relates to olive oil, PMC and lotion…and even a bonus question about Badger Balm vs Bag Balm. Try it – I think you’ll like it.
Works well….Badger Healing Balm – 2 oz
Works well….Badger Healing Balm – 2 oz…..My son and his wife has have issues with dry skin from complications of type one diabetes…I’m always looking for things that work for them!~
Organic, Healing, Smells Great, Lasts!
I’ve been using this for about 10 yrs now. My hubby introduced me to the product, His hands were always so soft, even though he was a welder by trade and a rough and tough outdoorsman, too.A little goes a long way, and it has lasting results. No Petro!! Multiple uses! It smells great too- a clean, woodsy natural scent.Use for:Dry cracked hands/feetLip BalmRoseacea ( I put it on my rosey face patches before bed, instead of using a night cream, ladies)WindburnDry itchy skin anywhereCuticle BalmCuts/ScrapesBug BitesDiaper Rash
best stuff out there
my poor hands, cracked, peeling, painful, terrible hangnails, cracked nails, painful skin. this cures all of it in like a day. it’s just like all the other reviews say. i garden and do a lot of housechores (we’re poor as dirt so i’m always cleaning) and this is the only thing that’s ever worked. i actually love the smell. and it rubs in super quickly, or perhaps it’s my hands that suck it up so fast… either way i use it every day. i lost my last jar and had to replace it as i was in hell without it. thank you badger balm.
It’s ok, I was hoping to use this for extremely dry skin /eczema. Moisture does not seem to last and does not seem to help. I will just use this for dry cuticles so as not to waste the product, but there are better products out there. I will not repurchase.
Smells funny but works pretty good
I am originally from Wisconsin, so I’m used to dry, cold weather. However, I have lived in Texas for the last 3 years and my hands have never been as dry as they are right now. My knuckles are red and flaky. I have an office job, so my hands are not even in water a lot, but they are extremely dry and wrinkly. I have tried jojoba oil and it helped better than regular lotion, but still not what I was looking for. I came across this and love that it is organic and it works better than anything I have found yet. My hands are still a bit rough, but nothing like they were before. It does have a slightly funky smell—smells like pepto to me—but definitely worth it.
Bought this for my husband since he works as an electrician his hand are always dry and sometimes split this repaired his handswithin a week of using this at night i even use this myself and have noticed how much softer my hands are.
Great Stuff after this long, cold winter!
I love this product! I is creamy and potent so that it truly helps your hands heal when they are dry and cracked.
As a homeschooling mom of young children and basically living on a farm, my naturally dry, calloused hands are constantly being washed or are in water. This, of course, makes them even dryer. In the winter, they are almost unbearable. I started using a pure, heavy shea butter with good results but I wanted to try something new. After reading reviews, I settled on this stuff. It takes time to work in and I feel like my hands are greasy for a little bit afterwards (hense the 4 stars and not 5, I would give a 4 1/2) so I just started using it before bed (without gloves). When I wake up in the morning, my hands both look and feel like they’ve not worked in a week or more. Of course my day defies the results but I just add again at night and its worth the application. I really appreciate this stuff and highly recommend it (negatives aside). Because I work hard all day and my hands take the toll, Badger Balm really makes my hands soft at the end of the day and that makes me feel feminine.One more thing: because it has a mild mint smell (which my husband truly hates) I’m looking forward to using the unscented. I wouldn’t expect anything but awesomeness.
great for healing tattoos and cracked dry hands as well
the smell isnt so wonderful but the waxy balm really works great on cracked finger tips and hands.. My tattoo artist suggested this for healing and I have kept it around thru winter and love the healing qualities it offers.