Don’t let the cold hold you back!
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A couple of weeks before Christmas I was lucky enough to receive a parcel of skincare goodies from Badger Balm. Badger Balm is a family business, started in the USA in 1995, that makes organic cruelty-free skincare products and balms. I love their ethics and I’ve previously reviewed a couple of their balms before – I use Badger Sleep Balm every night to help me get to sleep. I was so excited to receive this package, it felt like Christmas had come early!
Nestled inside the box were three tins of Badger’s famous balms, plus a Lip Balm and a bottle of Hair Oil. All of the items are recommended to help protect your skin and body from the cold Winter weather and to help soothe and calm.
Badger Sleep Balm* – this is a relaxing natural balm with a blend of essential oils that help to soothe you to sleep. I’ve already reviewed this product here and I use it every night!
Badger Balm for Hardworking Hands* – this was the very first product produced by the folks over at Badger. Originally developed to soothe and heal dry cracked hands and fingertips you can use it anywhere on the body that’s in need of a little TLC. Apparently it’s even been used by explorers to the South Pole! The ingredients include Birch Bark Oil and Wintergreen Oil and it has a nice plant-y fragrance. I just love the elderly rather hairy badger on the tin too!
Badger Aromatic Chest Rub* – another organic balm in a cute mini tin, this one is warming and acts as a soothing chest rub for those cold months of Winter. Essential oils include Eucalyptus, Lavender and Peppermint – unlike some other menthol chest rubs and oils this one isn’t overpowering and it’s suitable for all the family. I wish I had this a couple of months ago when my baby had a cold! You don’t just have to limit using it to when you have a cold either, it’s perfect for cold Winter evenings when you’re just feeling a bit chilly!
Highland Mint Lip Balm* – I absolutely adore this lip balm and I’ve been using it pretty much every day since I received it. It feels similar to a Burt’s Bees Lip Balm (my other favourite brand of lip balms) and it’s made from natural organic beeswax and olive oil. It has a minty flavour which is more like freshly-picked mint leaves than the sugary sweet artificial peppermint flavouring you get in many lip products. I love going walking and I apply this before every walk to help prevent chapped lips. It’s available in loads of other flavours too including Ginger & Lemon and Tangerine Breeze.
Seabuckthorn Hair Oil* – I don’t really use a lot of products on my hair so I have to admit I haven’t actually tried this out yet. However when I do use a treatment it’s usually a moisturising oil, so I will definitely be having a go with this. I’m well aware of the protective and restorative properties of Seabuckthorn (it’s the main ingredient in the Salcura Antiac range that I reviewed a couple of years ago) and the other ingredients include Apricot and Pomegranate oils.
This oil aims to add lustre and shine to overworked hair, just massage it into the hair and scalp at night then shampoo out in the morning.
All products from Badger Balm are organic and cruelty-free and made with ingredients from sustainable sources. I love their packaging too, the little balm tins are ideal for popping into a handbag and I just adore the badger illustrations that adorn the products. Have you ever seen anything cuter than this little fellow…?
These products are all really affordable too. I sometimes find that organic products are a little pricey, but you can easily purchase most of these products for less than a fiver.
Badger Sleep Balm is priced at £4.99 for 21g, available from Graftons Beauty.
Badger Aromatic Chest Rub is priced at £4.99 for 21g, available from Graftons Beauty.
Badger Balm for Hardworking Hands is priced at £4.99 for 21g, available from Graftons Beauty.
Badger Highland Mint Lip Balm is priced at £3.49, available from Graftons Beauty.
Badger Seabuckthorn Hair Oil is priced at £16.99 for 59ml, available from Graftons Beauty.
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