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The Best Self-Care Product for Unusual Times

Bag Balm has long been a product with many uses that people all across the nation remember from their past. As we usher in a new year, after a most unusual 2020, it’s important to remember things about our past that give us a sense of familiarity and comfort. We hear from customers everywhere about their memories of the green tin. 

From grandma’s medicine cabinet to family barns, farms, and pharmacies, Vermont’s Original Bag Balm has helped protect and soothe America’s skin for over 120 years. Besides the iconic green tin and cow illustration, Bag Balm is known for its distinct aroma. The smell largely comes from lanolin which has been one of our simple ingredients since the formula was first introduced in 1899. 

That smell evokes my childhood...Its prosaic, everyday function harks back to a simpler, less fraught era.” Heather L. Hughes writes in her love letter to Bag Balm


There is something to be said for the century-old skin saver that can’t be beaten. 2020 was the year we all needed something familiar. Something to soothe and protect as we all dove headfirst into one of the most unusual years and times of our lives.