What was the initial mission of the Badger brand, and how has it evolved over the years?
Badger has been making quality, all natural and certified organic body care products that feel, smell, and work great since 1995. Family-owned and run, Badger was born when Badger Bill, a carpenter at the time, discovered a recipe of natural ingredients strong enough to soothe his rough, dry and cracked hands. Badger’s mission then and now is to create healing products that work, while nurturing a healthy business with ethical and charitable principles. We run a business that is fun, fair and profitable; where money is fuel, not a goal; and where our vision for a healthier world finds expression through the way we work and through the way we treat each other and the people we serve. Badger is also a certified Benefits Corporation, which means we meet rigorous standards of transparency as well as social and environmental performance.
What is the Badger brand philosophy?
Badger’s brand philosophy is to create fabulously pure and effective products of the highest natural quality, based on simplicity and thoughtful preparation, with the intention to protect, soothe, and heal. We offer over 100 Certified Organic and all natural personal care products, from soothing balms and safe mineral sunscreens to oils, soaps, lip balms, natural bug spray and a men’s grooming line.
What can Badger customers get from your products that they can't from other brands--what makes Badger unique?
We use only the best Certified Organic and all natural ingredients on the planet. Years of tradition and research plus lots of love all go into our products—which is why they work so well. When you purchase Badger products, you know exactly what you’re getting because we believe in full disclosure of ingredients—both on our product packaging and online at badgerbalm.com. We also work very hard to make sure our products are safe and ethically sourced. You’ll never find synthetics, parabens, GMOs, phthalates, or any other nasty stuff from dubious sources in our products ever.
Why is it important for you to utilize sustainable practices in addition to creating certified organic products?
We respect you, the planet, and all things on it so we’re committed to making organic and truly natural personal products. We believe in and support fair wages, healthy labor conditions, and environmental stability because it makes for better quality ingredients and better products.
Our May subscribers will receive a full size Badger Foot Balm. Tell us about its healing properties-what specific issues does it address?
Our popular Badger Foot Balm helps restore and refresh hard-walking, long-standing feet. Peppermint, Tea Tree and Rosemary are cooling and refreshing essential oils that exhibit antibacterial properties. Organic Extra Virgin Olive and Jojoba Oils provide superior soothing properties that heal even the roughest, driest, cracked feet and heels. You’ll fall in love with the tingly, cooling feeling and fantastic fresh scent.
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