Review: Badger Anti-Bug Balm

By Kristie Turck •  Published 07/06/22 •  3 min read

Last updated on July 31st, 2022 at 10:44 am

Badger Anti Bug Balm StickIt’s my birthday. So I decided to review a product by a company that I really love and admire.  Badger!  In this post, we will take a closer look at their Badger Anti-Bug balms.

I got a mysterious package from them yesterday with some awesome samples to try out. Including a handful of my favorite thing on earth, lip balms. So since they made my birthday a little brighter and balmier. I thought I’d share with you my experience using their Badger Bug Balm product in the last few months. I’ll be posting about their lip balms soon.

I came across Badger’s Anti-Bug Balm in Publix in South Florida of all places. So naturally, I grabbed one to give it a shot.

Can A Bug Balm Protect As Good As A Lotion Or Spray?

If I’m being honest I kept thinking “How can you make bug balm work, how could it possibly cover enough area to keep me from getting bit?”  But I had such good luck with their sunscreen (a SafeMama top pick!) that I had to put my faith in it.  Well, I was shown the way when I gave it a go.

Most of the Balms come in tins, but this particular balm is in a fat twist-up stick with a screw cap which is super handy.

The anti-bug balm glides on smooth and a couple of swipes give you enough balm to rub in to cover larger areas like legs and arms.  This is especially easier to do with little kids because they are so wiggly.

The biggest problem I have with bug sprays is that my son is always moving and I’ve accidentally got him in the eyes (I know… bad mommy!) but due to the fine mists that some of them come in it’s hard to get them protected.

Whereas with the Badgers Bug Balm you can swipe it on and rub it in so you know where they’re covered.  Sprays kind of go all over the place and you don’t know what’s what. Plus the underlining concern of inhaling what is in the spays.

Are Badger Bug Repellants Safe?

Badger only uses natural ingredients and most are now USDA Certified Organic.  And they are all eco-conscious, fair trade, family-centered and kind people.

This bug balm held up against aggressive mosquitoes in muggy Florida and Georgia so I am pretty sure it’s strong enough for most buggy situations!

SafeMama gives Badger the stamp of approval!  Love Badger!!!

Here is a list of Badger’s current Anti-Bug repellant products.

  1. Badger Anti-Bug Balm Stick
  2. Badger Anti-Bug Balm Stick

    I LOVE this bug balm. I never thought a balm would be enough coverage but I found this at my local grocery store and picked it up. The balm in the push-up stick is great and goes on smooth and you can easily cover exposed areas quickly. It works to boot. I really love Badger's commitment to natural and organic ingredients. Do not leave these in warm environments though because they will definitely melt. Has the same citronella smell to it but is not as overpowering as others. Comes in a round tin too. USDA Certified Organic. Badger is always a go-to brand for me.


    Active Ingredients: Organic Castor Oil, Organic Citronella Oil, Organic Cedar Oil, Organic Lemongrass Oil, Organic Rosemary Oil, Organic Geranium Oil.

    Inactive Ingredients: Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Organic Beeswax.

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  3. Badger - Anti-Bug Balm Tin, DEET-Free Mosquito Repelling Balm
  4. Badger - Anti-Bug Balm Tin, DEET-Free Mosquito Repelling Balm
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  5. Badger - Anti-Bug Shake & Spray, DEET-Free Natural Bug Spray
  6. Badger - Anti-Bug Shake & Spray, DEET-Free Natural Bug Spray

    I basically love and approve of all the Badger products and this one is no exception. It’s fragrant like all the others but it works. Can’t say one negative thing about Badger. This one relies on basic repellents like soybean oil, cedar, and citronella to ward off the biters. Sprays on well and lasts for a longer time than some of the musty types of bug sprays.

    Active Ingredients: Organic Soybean Oil, Organic Castor Oil, Organic Citronella Oil, Organic Cedar Oil, Organic Lemongrass Oil, Organic Rosemary Oil, Organic Geranium Oil, Organic Peppermint Oil.

    Inactive Ingredients: Water, Organic Wintergreen Oil.

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Also, check our our latest Safer Bug Repellant Cheat Sheet