WHAT MAKES BADGER UNIQUE?
Badger is a small, family-owned & family-friendly company nestled on the banks of the Ashuelot River in rural Gilsum, New Hampshire. We 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. Our Philosophy of Formulation is simple: make products for people we love, and then share them with the world. We combine 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 our soaps, lip tints, and sunscreens, are made here in our 23,000 sq. ft. environmentally-friendly facility in Gilsum, New Hampshire. Due to space and equipment constraints, our soaps and lip tints are made in Iowa at a natural products manufacturing facility, and our sunscreens are manufactured at FDA compliant facilities in Vermont and Canada.
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, Organic EVOOpurest 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.
Our products harness the powers of aromatherapy, vitamin rich oils, essential oils, and minerals to soothe, smooth, and protect your skin and your mind. This means that Badger is a total body/mind/spirit experience. If you look at the ingredient declaration on any of our products, we're certain you'll be impressed! We hope you enjoy our products as much as we do, and please contact us if you have any questions, comments, concerns, or a funny story to share.
Who They Are?
Back in 1995 Bill and Katie started making Badger Balm in the kitchen of their home with the support and help of their daughters Mia, Emily, and Rebecca. Now Bill is the CEO, Katie is the COO, Emily is the Director of Sales & Marketing, Rebecca is the Director of Product Development, and Mia is a Human Resources consultant. Emily has a little girl, Maya, who came to work as part of Badger's Babies at Work program. We've not yet figured out what her future role in the company will be, but for now she continues to inspire us every day to make the safest and healthiest products we can.
A team of over 40 friendly "Badgers" formulate, manufacture, and ship all of our products from our facility known as The Badger Mines. We work hard to maintain a healthy community-minded business with ethical and charitable social principles. Call and ask any employee. You'll hear about our free organic lunches every day, generous benefits package, green initiatives in every department, and our charitable giving practices.
If the Badger Company Could Speak, What Would it Say? I have fun and I love to work! I love people and really enjoy the daily interactions. I am a machine too, and I'm at my best when I'm running smoothly, pouring hot, expertly-blended herbal formulas into Badger decorated tins, thousands per hour, all day long, and shipping them cheerfully, all over the world. I am filled with cheerful and industrious workers that do a great job. I make products that work. I try to do everything I do in a way that is aesthetic, healthful, creative, considerate and kind. I am trustworthy and know that other people recognize this. I am also chemical- and synthetic-free, so much so that I won't even allow chemicals in the process of extracting the raw natural ingredients. I have a philosophy that "close to the source" is the safe, wholesome, best-for-the-body, mind, spirit, planet course of action. Finally, I am always striving to be a good world citizen through the sustainable and responsible use of resources, and through support of organic and sustainable ecological practices. I am Badger Balm, good stuff in tins.