Bag Balm - Bag Balm Ointment - 8 oz.
Bag Bag Ointment 8 oz Tin is the perfect size for frequent use and will satisfy the needs of the whole family. With its roots on dairy farms in Vermont’s rugged Northeast Kingdom, Bag Balm is extremely effective at softening dry skin that can crack, split or chafe. Its intensely moisturizing formula has stood the test of time. A small amount of Bag Balm applied to your lips, face, hands, cuticles, feet, elbows or knees works hard to moisturize and soften your severely dry skin. it's the perfect ointment for everyone from ultra-runners, cyclists, runners, and skiers, to quilters, gardeners, parents, and pet-parents – even makeup and tattoo artists! The list goes on and on.
Tried And True Uses
- Dog Paws, Hot Spots, and Rough Patches
- Saddle Sores
- Tattoo Care
- Gym Hands
- Cuts, Sores, and Scrapes
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to use on my face?
Yes, Bag Balm was originally created in 1899 for use on dairy farms during the harsh winters in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, and has been used in households ever since.
How do I use it?
A small amount goes a long way! Start with a pea-sized amount and massage into dry skin. Some people use more overnight, and less on their lips. A very common use is to apply Bag Balm to dry, cracked feet and wear socks overnight.
What’s it made of?
Bag Balm is made from just four simple ingredients, uniquely combined to provide its intensely moisturizing results:
- 8-Hydroxyquinoline Sulfate
- Paraffin wax
I just bought a new tin of Bag Balm, and the product inside looks different from the product in my previous tin - did you change the formula?
No, it's the same great product you've come to rely on! As the ingredients in Bag Balm age, the product can darken to a slight caramel/brown color. This is a natural occurrence and is not cause for alarm. It is still safe to use and remains effective. It's best to store Bag Balm in a cool, dry place.
Is it safe to use it on my dog?
They've heard from hundreds of people who have used Bag Balm to combat calluses, dry/cracked paws and rawness that can be caused by winter (and/or a harsh summer). People have even used it on dry noses and hot spots with good results. It’s best if your pet doesn’t ingest large amounts of Bag Balm.
Why is there a cow on the lid?
Bag Balm is the original “udder balm.” It was created back in 1899 to help moisturize and soothe cows’ udders that would become chapped in Vermont’s harsh, Northeast Kingdom winters.
From Farm to Fame
In 1899, rumors flew around the Northeast Kingdom about a miraculous potion for chafed and cracked cow udders concocted by a pharmacist in Wells River. So one fateful morning in 1900, a Lyndonville farmer named John L. Norris saddled his best horse and rode 30 long miles to find out what the fuss was about.
The minute he tried it on the first cow, John Norris knew what he had to do. He scraped up every penny he could lay his rough hands on to buy the formula and all the rights to market it.
He hired a product designer to create the distinctive green tin with a cow’s head and Vermont’s indigenous red clover on the cover. The legend was born, and it was too big to stay in the barn. Before long it was a staple in everybody’s home.
Old locals still talk about how Bag Balm saved everybody’s hide in the winter of 1933, when the temperature fell to 50 below zero. In 1937, Admiral Richard Byrd took Bag Balm to the North Pole. During World War II, soldiers used it on their rifles to keep them in shape. After the Twin Towers in New York fell on 9-11, Bag Balm quietly provided their ointment to be massaged into the scratched paws of search dogs who relentlessly roamed over mountains of rubble looking for survivors.
And they guess that’s how Bag Balm became a staple of every home in the Northeast Kingdom, ready to rescue and moisturize every cut, callus, new tattoo, ski boot-chafed foot, Kingdom lip, 30-below cracked heel, or patch of dry winter skin of every member of the household right down to the zapped paw pads of the family dog.