Badger Organic Anti-Bug Balm (21g)
USDA Certified Organic - All Natural Mosquito Repellent
- Certified Organic and 100% natural DEET-free bug repellent.
- Independently lab tested to repel mosquitoes and stable flies.
- Smells great and works great!
- Great for use by the whole family.
- All Badger balms are certified organic and petrolatum-free.
Good for the Skin. Bad for the Bug. ® Certified organic and all natural DEET-free bug and mosquito repellent uses organic and all-natural citronella, cedar, and lemongrass, essential oils used for centuries to naturally repel biting insects. Our tried and true formulation has a base of organic extra virgin olive and castor oil to soothe and soften skin. Smells great and works great; you won’t find DEET, petrolatum, or any other chemicals. Great for use by the whole family!
Active Ingredients: *castor oil (10%) and essential oils of *citronella (5%), *cedar (2%), *lemongrass (2%), *rosemary (1%) & *geranium (1%)
Inactive Ingredients: *extra virgin olive oil, *beeswax
* certified organic
Directions For Use: Apply to entire area of skin to be protected.
Caution: May cause eye irritation. Avoid contact with eyes. Prolonged or frequently repeated skin contact may cause allergic reactions in some individuals. Keep out of reach of children. Adult supervision required. Do not apply to children’s hands.
First Aid: In case of eye contact, wash eyes with plenty of water. If irritation persists, seek medical attention. May cause skin reactions in rare cases. If so, wash with soap and water.
Certified organic by NH Dept. of Agriculture
Product of USA
Frequently Asked Questions (answers adapted from website of manufacturer W.S. Badger Company)
Can I use your Anti-Bug products on my children? How about my baby?
Badger Anti-Bug Balm is formulated using USDA Certified Organic and 100% natural ingredients, including essential oils that have insect repellant qualities. Essential oils in high concentrations could irritate the skin; however, the percentages we use in our products should not cause irritation unless your child has an allergy or specific sensitivity. Many users have told us that our Anti-Bug repellents have proven to be safe and effective for their children. However, we recommend that you consult with a doctor before using this product on an infant or toddler. As with any product that's new to you and/or your family, it's best to do a skin patch test prior to full usage and, if you have any questions, check with your doctor.
Do your Anti-Bug Repellents help repel ticks?
We have anecdotal evidence that our repellents are helpful, but due to the risks associated with Lyme disease, we do not recommend relying on our Anti-Bug repellents to keep you, your family or your pets tick free.
Why did Badger remove the USDA Organic logo from the bug repellent packaging?
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulates all bug repellents and they only allow these products to reference a single federal agency on their labels as they are concerned that consumers will not know who to go to if they have a problem with the product. So, even though our Anti-Bug Balms are all certified organic, we cannot reference the USDA on our labels.
Do Badger Anti-Bug Products protect against Zika? Were your products tested on the type of mosquito that carries the Zika virus?
The W.S. Badger Company, Inc. manufactures Anti-Bug Balm using all natural ingredients that are DEET-free. These products are formulated and lab tested to repel mosquitoes but they are not intended to control or mitigate specific species of insects that may transmit diseases to humans, such as those that carry the Zika virus.
What kind of testing has been performed on your Anti-Bug products?
A laboratory trial was conducted to assess the efficacy of Badger's Anti-Bug Balm formula as a mosquito and stable fly repellent. The test results concluded, "Badger Anti-Bug Balm was highly effective in controlling mosquitoes and stables flies for up to one and a half hours post treatment, in terms of 95% repellency. Efficacy remained high up to three and a half hours against mosquitoes and three hours against stable flies."