Badger Balms, Oils, Lotions, Give A Gift of Love and Healing

Looking for Thoughtful and Practical Gifts?

The holidays are quickly approaching, and probably most people are looking for the best value, when it comes to choosing gifts to give family and friends nearby, and those who live far away.

Badger Balm products are a gift of wellness.

The packaging and containers used for the Badger Balm products are artistically designed; The tins and jars themselves, become a reusable remembrance of a loving gift.

Badger Products, I Love Them for the Holidays

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The Badger Mines, and a shaky photo of the artwork on the packages!Badger Pack! Sore Muscle Rub - This stuff works. I am saying Heals...they do not make this claim.Peadey doesn't use "Clear Mind", he's already too smart.
The Badger Mines, and a shaky photo of the artwork on the packages!
The Badger Mines, and a shaky photo of the artwork on the packages! | Source
Badger Pack!
Badger Pack! | Source
Sore Muscle Rub - This stuff works. I am saying Heals...they do not make this claim.
Sore Muscle Rub - This stuff works. I am saying Heals...they do not make this claim. | Source
Peadey doesn't use "Clear Mind", he's already too smart.
Peadey doesn't use "Clear Mind", he's already too smart. | Source

Damascus Rose - My Favorite Badger Product.

I finally ran of the last of my Evolving Body Oil: Wrinkle, Shrinkle, Crinkle Oil

It is gone, the evolving body products are now called, the Damascus Rose Products.

Damascus Rose Beauty Products (was: Evolving Body Care Oil, is what keeps Lilly's face so young looking. Lilly knows it sounds like a commercial, but she does want to share the excellent products of a wonderful company.

I can make the 4 oz. bottle last several months.

The Damascus Rose Body Beauty products can even be used to tighten the girls up!

Oh, you know that little flabby part under the upper arm? It will help that too...yup.

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After discovering how amazing the Sore Muscle Rub was on my ripped tendon(s), I tried almost everything Badger sells. I have tins and bottles tucked this way and that, always at the ready should some poor soul should come with a wound.


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I Have Been A "Badger" For Over A Decade

As an environmentalist, and consumer, it concerns me that I am making the right decisions, supporting good industry, and other quirky rules for my path.

Fair Trade coffee is a priority, since coffee is a product I use a lot of. Being careful includes not putting my dollars behind a company who is notorious for pollution, unfair in civil rights, and treatment of workers.

When I use my buying power, to make a purchase, or hire out, my spending must support the best possible manufacturer, from initial production, until it becomes a waste product (or does not become waste, but is recycled, or re-used).

Badger Aromatic Chest Rub - Video

My Badger Story: Sore Muscle Rub

My Badger Story...One winter I was working on a landfill cell construction job as an inspector. This was a "trouble-shooter" job. It was 16 months over-due. The owner was mad, the State was mad, and the Contractor was in danger of being run off. They were already being sued, but since it takes years to "let-out" a job. It would not be easy or feasible time wise to hire another contractor.

I was good at what I did as a third-party inspector, and worked well with all parties to get this job done. I arrived on site in the middle November. It was very cold, and the cell was a booger. It was a 40 acre cell, built on cloth over a mine that no one knows how deep it was.

The walls to the cell were 200 - 300 feet from top to bottom and almost a 2:1 slope. That is steep. The hours we worked are from can to can't. We arrived on site before the Sun peeped over the Horizon, and then we put her to bed each night. Long hours, and it is not so easy to eat right, and take care of your body working like that.

I had been on the job almost a month...meaning we were finishing the cell. A landfill cell is required to have liners, and a final cover that can stand heavy machinery and then square tons of compressed garbage.

  • Protective Cover = 2 Feet of material that can be compacted to 90% psi. Some are 95% it depends. The cover must be tested and found withing specs for drainage and other criteria.
  • The Protective Layer in this case was sand. 2 ft of sand, on top of Geo-net or Geo Composite. A cloth made of spun HDPE Plastic.
  • The Geomembrane, which is textured on the slopes and smooth on the floor.
  • The clay or claymax foundation.

Each layer is tested extensively, by me the inspector, and the liner company who supplies the product. Because there was such a rush, there was no room for error. We had worked through snow, ice, flooding, Thanksgiving and about to be Christmas.

On different jobs, there are different liner crews. I had the pleasure of working with a Navajo owned and operated liner company. Assisting them during the ice and snowstorm. i would weight down the back of the John Deere Gator, so they could try to make it up the frozen slopes. Man that was cold.

The liner cannot leak. That is the job of everyone, to make sure all garbage juice is contained. It is so stinky, it becomes gas. Methane.



Badger Sore Muscle Rub - From the Founder

"...We Were Wrapping It Up..."

I was doing a final walk through to check the repair on a tear, and the weld to the industrial HDPE plastic piping used for the French Drain. I was walking the length of the toe of the slope, all the way across, for my final punch list.

I took my first step up the hill, I would make a zig zag inspection of the last protective layer of sand. Suddenly, from above, a few of the liner crew, and a couple of the operators were almost at the top of the slope, about 230 feet above me, They were yelling and pointing at a 10' x 6' strip of HDPE plastic liner, and composite, out of the protective sand cover.

I went crazy, I cussed, and my blood pressure went through the roof. It was below freezing, and I jumped to run up the slope, when I heard a SNAP, at the same time I was hitting the ground from pain. I stood back up, and painfully made my way up the slope, using one leg only.

It had been a joke. I appriciate their humor, and attempt to cheer everyone, and it is funny now, but my humor was not in place then, but was very glad the liner was good. Just a joke. After work, I drove myself to the emergency room. After 4 hours and no broken bones to set, I was told to take 6 weeks bed rest. [As they say, laugh out loud!] Inspectors are required to be on site, and due to being way over time, and at the holidays, I was it.

He gave me a prescription for pain, but I could not take it on the job.

On the way in to work the next morning. I stopped by Cracker Barrel restaurant for breakfast. I was in pain, a "12" on the chart from one to ten, so I inquired after Tylenol, or BC's, or anything. The older cashier showed me the Badger Balm display, and showed me the Sore Muscle Rub. I did not have much confidence in such a small tin of goop, compared to such Large pain, but there was nothing to lose.

I did not have to walk the slopes any longer, and as I sat watching them with the finishing touches, I would keep rubbing that Sore Muscle Rub into my calf. I used a lot, but there was still plenty left, when after about the fourth day, the pain dissipated, the swelling went down, and I could take steps on that leg.

There are scoffers and those who will say, it was just a sprain, or whatever. I have other examples where the use of any number of Badger products were better than what the doctor ordered, and with all natural products.

Badger Balm products started as a cottage industry, and they treat their earth and employees humanely and like family. Finally, after all of these years, go to any family member's medicine cabinet, and you will find a cute little tin, artistically done, in various stages of use. Some are bent, dirty, and almost empty.

Badger Balms, Lotions, oils and other products are highly safe, and highly recommended. This is a beautiful gift to give to anyone you love.

Badger Damascus Rose Beauty Balm - My Favorite

© 2010 Lori J Latimer

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lmmartin 6 years ago from Alberta and Florida

Wow! i could have sworn I left a comment here a couple of hours ago ... the computer is possessed again. Now, what was it I said? Oh yes, this is by far the most exciting commercial I've ever encountered... You do lead a fascinating life! Tourette's syndrome -- is this a polite way of saying you got a sudden case of potty mouth?

Fun read. Lynda


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LillyGrillzit 6 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

Thank You Immartin. Thank you for mentioning the quirk. Last weekend I answered tons of comments on HubPages Published, and it showed None... Anyway. Yes the Tourette's is a nice way of saying my bad mouth came alive! Glad you enjoyed. Thanks for re-commenting!


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LillyGrillzit 6 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

Thank You Immartin. Thank you for mentioning the quirk. Last weekend I answered tons of comments on HubPages Published, and it showed None... Anyway. Yes the Tourette's is a nice way of saying my bad mouth came alive! Glad you enjoyed. Thanks for re-commenting!


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Pcunix 6 years ago from SE MA

Hmm..

I haven't seen any comments disappear - unless I just forgot I made them, which is possible.

Were you able to pay them back for the joke?


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LillyGrillzit 6 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

Pcunix, No! I was in too much pain. I was in a way-too serious bad way at that time in my life. What they did was really very funny, and took some time and effort for the 'set up'. Again, way too over burdened and not finding much funny at that time. Now - I appreciate the good fun and humor! A bit late. (The liner crew left that day anyway, their part was done. :0) )

On the forgetting to make comments, that is possible since I am old and all that goes with that, but on the weekends is when I catch up on all the Hubbers I follow, and Read, and Comment.

Maybe I commented and didn't submit, but it was probably at least 30. On our "profile" page, at the bottom, where you can see what you have been up to, didn't change a lick from the day before. Perhaps it was all an Addicts Dream! :0)


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Pcunix 6 years ago from SE MA

It's also possible that some nutty people just deleted them.


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LillyGrillzit 6 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

I will not worry about it! LOL!


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ThreeFootHat 6 years ago from Chicago

I LOVE the Badger Sore Muscle Rub! I'm pretty sure that I bought some for every member of my family one Christmas. They are all converts now!


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LillyGrillzit 6 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

ThreeFootHat! Thank you for coming by and Giving this a Paws up yourself! I just used some Clear Mind, and I love the smell of all the Badger Products. The Sore Muscle doesn't smell like the typical sore muscle application...


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erthfrend 6 years ago from Florida

Very interesting article you wrote and I look forward to trying Badger products. Im always looking for cruelty-free, more natural products. Thank you!


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LillyGrillzit 6 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

After almost 10 years of being a customer, I have never been disappointed in this company or their products. Enjoy!


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katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

I love Badger products and Healing Balms. The oil is amazing. I found it at Hocking Hills Old Mans Caves, we were spending a weekend there in one of the fantastic cabins and found Badger products while shopping in a quaint little shop. Great stuff...


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LillyGrillzit 6 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

Dear Katiem2 Thank you for your comments on Badger Products. Have a Beautiful day! Peace.


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chan0512 6 years ago from Camarillo, CA

hm.. interesting organic product. I'll give it a try instead of non organic product in future. Thanks for sharing.


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LillyGrillzit 6 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

dear chan0512, you are so kind to visit, I better get publlishing some new Hubs. I don't know about investing and the like, but Badger is something I endorse 100%, because they are good. Thanks for coming by. :0)


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thougtforce 5 years ago from Sweden

Lilly, this is a awesome hub! I felt as if I was with you there on the cell! And there can not be a better way to tell how good Badgers products are! I so enjoyed the read!


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LillyGrillzit 5 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

Thanks thoughtforce, I wasn't trying to self-promote (much) in this case, but wanted to share with someone who 'knows'. Thanks for reading and commenting. :0)


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Fluffy77 5 years ago from Enterprise, OR

I just adore this product and I know I would use it too. I am a believer in more natural ways of healing if you can. Thanks for sharing.

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