Badger's ambitious goal to get its entire line certified organic by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is off to a fine start with its classic lip balms receiving the USDA's seal of approval. While most of the Gilsum, N.H.-based company's balms already comprise more than 70 percent certified-organic ingredients, Badger aims to have almost all its products 95 percent certified organic by the end of 2008.
Making their debut are two new flavors: Pink Grapefruit and Vanilla Madagascar, with base ingredients that include organic extra-virgin olive oil, natural golden yellow beeswax, castor bean oil, and extracts of organic aloe vera, rose hip, and organic seabuckthorn berry. Still have a yen for the old classics? You can continue to pucker up to Lavender & Orange, Tangerine Breeze, Ginger & Lemon, Highland Mint, and the no-frills Unscented flavors. ::Badger Balm