Reef Safe Sunscreens: Is Your Sunscreen Safe For Coral?

reef safe sunscreen badger The topic of reef-friendly or reef-safe sunscreens has been getting a lot of press lately. New science continues to emerge and coral-dependent communities, including Hawaii and Palau, are passing laws banning certain types of sunscreen chemicals. At Badger it’s important

Extra Virgin Olive Oil Obsession

Here at Badger, we’re serious about our olive oil. Two-thirds of our more than one hundred products have organic extra virgin olive oil as a primary ingredient and we use over 16,000 gallons each year!

Why You Can’t Count on DIY Sunscreens

Badger's sunscreen in lab batch jars on top of a quality control spreadsheet With the rising concerns over sunscreen ingredients and the popularity of internet do-it-yourself instructions, people are exploring making their own DIY or homemade sunscreens. Safe and effective sunscreens are, however, actually very difficult to make. Hey Badger, are you just

Badger and Clear Zinc Oxide

SEM image of "non nano clear" zinc oxide In this post from 2015 Badger explores the potential use of clear zinc oxide and why, three years ago, we chose not to use it. For the most up-to-date info visit this link: https://blog.badgerbalm.com/why-badger-now-uses-clear-zinc-oxide/2018/

A Case for Unscented or Fragrance-Free Products

no scent lip balm “If you enjoy the fragrance of a rose, you must accept the thorns which it bears.” -Isaac Hayes Scents are powerful and primitive. They can evoke memories and emotions, good and bad. People like to add scents to themselves and