The Fight to Save Kahaluʻu Bay

Kahalu'u Bay Hawaii Kahaluʻu Bay, Hawaii Why Mineral-Only Sunscreen Matters Cindi Punihaole grew up on the Kona coast of Hawaiʻi Island. During her youth, Kahaluʻu Bay’s coral reef flourished with bright tropical fish, sea turtles, and luminous underwater worlds—a rich landscape that had sustained

Conservation Art: A New Look for Who We’ve Always Been

A badger sleeps under the moon and stars, snuggled up in a field of lavender. Since our founding in 1995, our commitment to a healthier world has found expression in our beloved artwork. It’s been part of our identity ever since our founder, Bill, released the first Badger Balm and commissioned a local artist to

Towards zero waste: How we’re reducing plastic use (and more!)

How we're reducing plastic (and more!) From our earliest days as a company, our commitment to respecting the environment has served as a guiding light. It’s been written into our mission, it’s shaped the building we work in, and it’s even part of our bottom line!

How to Build a Waterless Skincare Routine

Waterless skincare Switching to waterless skincare could be the best thing for your winter skin—and the planet. Have you ever checked the ingredients list of your favorite cleanser, moisturizer, or shampoo? Chances are, the very first ingredient is Aqua… water. Turns out

Celebrating 25 Years of Soothing Hardworking Hands

Celebrating hardworking hands A bundled Bill Whyte and daughter, Emily. 25 years ago, a carpenter, storyteller, and father named Bill Whyte created a simple balm to soothe his hardworking hands. It worked so well, he decided to share it with everyone he knew—and

Flipping the Switch: Badger Goes Solar!

Badger goes solar! In a little patch of New Hampshire woods, hundreds of trees are hard at work, soaking up sunlight and transforming it into energy. Now, they aren’t the only ones catching the rays. Here at Badger, we strive to imitate the

Solving the Problem of Plastic Packaging: An Imperfect Path to Lessening Waste

The topic of plastic packaging is a tough one. Especially when you sell products in plastic. Find out what steps we’re taking to change this!

Sunscreen Safety in the News

It seems like every week there is a story in the news about sunscreen safety. A consistent theme throughout all of this news is the recommendation that consumers look to mineral sunscreens for safe sun protection. Badger makes a full line of mineral sunscreens using zinc oxide as the only active ingredient and we have been watching all of this news very closely. Read on to learn more!