I picked up these adorable tins of Badger Balm in Hong Kong City Supermarket for HKD38 (RM19) each. So cute right? 😀 I previously saw them at an expo here in Kuala Lumpur and when I spoke to one of the sales assistants I was told that Badger Balm is available at certain very selected pharmacies or at hospitals or something vague. What I gathered is that Badger Balm is not widely available here which is a pity.
I had heard a lot about Badger Balms from my previous online excursions and the Sleep Balm comes highly recommended for those who have sleeping problems. I sometimes do, so I got that. Plus, my feet were aching after 3 days of non stop walking from morning till late nights in the streets of Hong Kong so I got the Foot Balm to ease my aching feet.
The Badger Balms have a waxy feel. Most “balms” do. Badger however says theirs are certified organic. The balm is a little hard to “dig” out of the tin (and don’t attempt it with long fingernails) but once you rub your fingers over the surface, it will warm up and be easier to apply.
Badger Sleep Balm – for sleepyheads
The Sleep Balm has a faint scent of lavender and bergamot. The scent is very faint. Nothing overpowering at all. I was expecting something much stronger at first so I was surprised. I also expected a miracle – perhaps that it will knock me out? But nope. What the Badger Sleep Balm does for me is to help me relax to the point that sleep comes easier.
I rub some of the balm on my temples and under my nose before bed, then relax with a good book till the words start swimming together. It works to a degree to help me sleep – just don’t expect miracles.
Oh I also sometimes use it on my lips at night. Doesn’t keep my lips as moisturized as Vitamin E oil but helps prevent it from drying out too.
Ingredients: *Extra Virgin Olive Oil, *Golden Yellow Beeswax, *Castor Oil, and Essential Oils of *Bergamot, *Ginger, *Rosemary, *Lavender & *Balsam Fir.
Badger Foot Balm – for the foot weary
The Foot Balm contains mint and eucalyptus and tea tree oil among others. The scent is strong. It doesn’t leave your feet feeling tingly and cool but it does help to relieve your aching feet if you have been standing or walking for long hours. Soak your feet in a basin of warm water, dry them and then apply the Foot Balm. It feels nice especially if you are going to get right to bed after that. The balm can make your feet a bit sticky so you don’t want to be padding around either. Not a must buy though fun to have.
Ingredients: *Extra Virgin Olive Oil, *Castor Oil, *Jojoba Oil, *Golden Yellow Beeswax, and Essential Oils of *Rosemary, *Peppermint, *Balsam Fir, *Eucalyptus, *Tea Tree & *Cardamom.
So you might be wondering why if I saw it in Kuala Lumpur during the expo, I did not get it.Truth to tell, I have no idea. All I knew was that they were selling it for about RM35-38 a tin (please correct me if I’m wrong) here. When I saw them for under RM20 in Hong Kong, I had to pick it up. A tin will last you forever and a day anyway so its affordable at either price.
I’d love to try some of the other Badger Balms or other products. But since I can’t seem to find them in regular pharmacies (and I don’t go to hospitals when I can help it!), I might wait till I go to Hong Kong again and pick them up for a bargain LOL…