Badger Balm is a small, family-owned, family-run, and family-friendly company nestled in the woods of Gilsum, New Hampshire. Badger Balm blend the finest organic plant extracts, exotic oils, beeswax, and minerals to make the safest, most effective badger balm products possible to soothe, heal, protect and otherwise treat your body. Badger Balm work hard, have fun, and incorporate honesty, respect, and integrity into everything they do.
The Badger Balm company was started by Bill Whyte in 1995 when, as a carpenter working in the cold New Hampshire winters, he created an amazing balm that helped his cracked hands. The Badger Balm company has since grown to over 100 products and 60 employees but Badger Bill still runs the show as CEO, along with his wife Katie (COO), and their two daughters Emily (VP Sales & Marketing), and Rebecca (VP of Innovation and Sustainability).
Badger Balm only use ingredients that fit their rigorous natural standards for healthy agriculture, minimal processing, sustainable supply chain, and health giving properties. For example, the organic extra virgin olive oil Badger Balm use in most of their products comes from a single family estate in southern Spain and it is the best olive oil ever tasted. And, the organic rose essential oil Badger Balm use in all of their rose products is steam distilled in Bulgaria from rose petals picked the very same day. It takes 5 tons of rose petals to make one litre of this precious essential oil. Badger Balm combine years of tradition and research with beautiful artwork and lots of love to create products naturally rich in powerful antioxidants and vitamins for healthier people and a healthier planet.
A team of friendly 'Badgers' formulates, manufactures, and ships Badger Balm products around the country and the world. Badger Balm work hard to maintain a healthy community-minded business with ethical and charitable social principles. Call and ask any Badger. You'll hear about their daily organic lunches served free to all employees, their generous benefits package, and their charitable giving practices.
These are just a few of the things that make Badger Balm unique.
Badger Balm Mission:
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.
To run a business that is fun, fair and profitable; where money is fuel, not a goal; and where the Badger Balm vision for a healthier world finds expression through the way they work and through the way they treat each other and the people Badger Balm serve.
Badger Balm Principles:
* Individual responsibility in a team concept.
* Personal and caring approach in communications.
* Supporting organic, sustainable agriculture through Badger Balm purchasing practices.
* A business environment that is respectful and supportive of all employees, and of the people Badger Balm serve.
* Personal and social healing through their charitable giving.
* Environmental responsibility.
* Honesty and integrity in Badger Balm business practices.
* Fun is good.
In 2011 Badger Balm became a B Corporation to help assess and improve their business practices, so that Badger Balm can continually improve their business practices. As of March 2013 Badger Balm now scores in the top 10% of all B Corps!