Healing for badgered bodies.
Originally formulated by a carpenter to heal his dry, chapped hands, Badger Healing Balm gave rise to a whole line of all-natural balms and oils by the W.S. Badger Company. Organic and sustainably harvested ingredients ensure the New Hampshire-based company is promoting a healthy environment as well as a healthy body. Made from organic extra virgin olive oil, castor oil, unrefined beeswax and various herbal extracts and essential oils, Badger's signature balms ($3.99) provide comforting relief to a variety of ailments, from sore muscles to tired leer. Bali Balm contains the sunburn-soothing anti-inflammatory ingredients lavender and blue tansy (Tanacetum annum) while Winter Wonder Balm is an effective chest rub and steam inhalant fragranced with eucalyptus, mint and tangerine. Gift sets ($14.95) are also available. CONTACT: W.S. Badger Company, (800)603 6100, www.badgerbalm.com.