Saturday, October 8, 2011

Badger Foot Balm

I've been on a roll lately (or so it seems) for finding some really great products to try. Long live the Internet! Now that I've got my hair in much better condition thanks to CreaClip, which I recently reviewed here at MRLR; I decided to work on my tired, neglected feet, at the other end of the spectrum LOL!

Badger Foot Balm is one of the best foot care creams, balms or salves I've ever tried. It really does work, as the label proclaims! And oh what a relief for my poor footsies, that were long-overdue for a truly soothing treat!

This is a pleasantly- scented balm, with peppermint prevailing but not over the top. Goes on smoothly, with no heavy, greasy feeling. It continues to moisturize well, long after it's applied. Even a few days after using Badger Foot Balm, without a second application, my feet were looking a lot better! And talk about soothing tired feet. After rubbing in the balm and putting on a pair of cotton socks, my feet felt like they were heaven. Soft, soothed and with a slight warming sensation too.A pleasant, relaxing feeling that helped me nod-off the first time I tried it, for a very good night's sleep. That's an added bonus!

Badger Foot Balm Ingredient List:: *Olea Europaea (Extra Virgin Olive) Oil, *Ricinus Communis (Castor) Oil, *Cera Alba (Beeswax), *Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, *Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Oil, *Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, *Elettaria Cardamomum (Cardamom) Oil, *Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Oil, *Eucalyptus Globulus (Eucalyptus) Oil, and *Abies Balsamea (Balsam Fir) Oil. *= Certified Organic

The Badger Company, based in New Hampshire, is a family-run business that has been in operation since 1995. You can read the interesting story of how their company grew, from it's humble beginnings in the family kitchen, at their attractive and fun to browse website, which also includes a page about their green initiatives.

As is often the case with great ideas and necessity being the mother of invention... Bill Whyte, a carpenter by trade, was searching for a truly soothing solution for his dry, work-worn hands, back in the 90's.. From that personal need, their Original Healing Balm was created. The rest, as they also say, is history.

The company now employees  a team of 40 "Friendly Badgers" and offers a wide variety of natural skin care products. I'm looking forward to also trying their: Sore Muscle Rub, Night, Night Balm, Nutmeg and Shea Moisturizer and Lip Tint Shimmer, Natural Soaps... to name but a few. Everything looks so good! And based on my experience with Badger Foot Balm, I'm confident I'll be finding a lot more Badger "gems" to enjoy and for years to come.

The Badger Foot Balm come packaged in attractive, reusable tins, with .75 oz. and 2 oz. sizes available. Reasonably priced too. The .75 oz tin (which I have) is a good size for a try-out and would allow for many applications; priced on the Badger site for only $5.50.  Would make a thoughtful gift too.

And who doesn't need more pampering, especially when it comes to our often-neglected feet? 

Overall rating for this product: Excellent. 5 out of 5.


  1. A friend from Vermont gave David some of this, and he loves it. I would give it a 5, too.

  2. Sounds like some good stuff! I haven't heard of it before. I'll check the stores. Speaking of checking, ask Mr. Cheddar to check his email. Thanks!

  3. This sounds good, Geraldine.It sounds comforting, effective, and the company sounds interesting as well.

  4. Hi SandyL, It is so soothing! I'm looking forward to trying some of their other Badger products too. Quite a selection.

    Hi RumpyDog, It is indeed. And yes, I'll tell the Ched.

    Hi Brenda, I enjoyed reading the story of how this company came about.Sounds like a great place to work too.

    Happy Week, G :<)

  5. I tried this too and I have very dry feet. It really does work with no greasy feeling or over the top smell.

  6. I must try this! I could use a good foot massage, too.

  7. Intriguing post. Thank you for giving info on this foot balm. What active ingredients separate it from other brands?

  8. Hi Joe, It really does work well for dryness and for overall soothing comfort, I agree.

    Hi SandyC, I think you'd enjoy it. Especially nice after a day of standing on your feet. Our feet do a lot for us, it's nice to give them some care in return. :<)

    Hi Telebrands, The ingredient list is included above. I don't think it's any one particular ingredient that makes this balm such a good product but rather,the combination of ingredients that all work together so well.

    Thanks for your comments, always appreciated, G

  9. I was in New Hampshire at a conference in Manchester and they had this at the hotel gift shop. I have the worst heels after a lifetime of going barefoot esp in the South. I love, love, love this and would give it a "10".

  10. Hi Gerladine! Just stopped by your blog - love Badger balms! I haven't tried the foot balm, but will be sure to now. I have been using their cocoa butter lip balm (just the original kind) for a couple of years now after realizing my lips were allergic to most ingredients in lip balms/lip colors. IT is amazing! I also use their nutmeg and shea moisturizer and absolutely love it for my hands/cuticles. Not a big fan of the shimmer lip balm - the colors are kind of off for me, as is the texture after using the amazingly luxurious cocoa butter lip balm. Please do review some more of their items - I would love to hear your opinion! :)


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