Trusted Family Skincare Secret

Trusted Family Skincare Secret

Through generations, families across the country have trusted a skincare secret that works wonders: Bag Balm. Our fans know it is an effective moisturizer, even when skin is extremely rough or deeply cracked. For instance, Diane told us, “Bag Balm is essential in my home. 76 years ago my mother used this on me and before that my grandmother used it on my mother. Six generations later we wouldn't live without it.”

As the legend goes, Bag Balm was founded on the farms of the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont to soothe and protect cows’ udders from the harsh winter cold. As farmers applied the balm day after day, they found their hands were softer and smoother than ever before. The wonder of Bag Balm could not be contained. Word spread about this product that revitalized and moisturized skin like nothing else.

In the 118 years since its beginning, Bag Balm has been a family tradition passed down from one generation to the next because of its wide range of uses. It has gone from being a necessity on the Vermont farm to a household staple everywhere.

Our customers share with us that when they see the classic green tin or smell the familiar aroma, they are reminded of memories that are near to their hearts. Sara told us: 

“I remember my grandfather had a tin and would use it all the time. It became his signature scent – which to me, smelled good. He has passed away, but until this day, I love that smell.”


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Our Heritage

Made in Vermont since 1899, Bag Balm has been soothing and moisturizing skin for generations. From our origins on a dairy farm to celebrities' bathroom cabinets...we've come a long way!

Skincare That Works Wonders • Made in Vermont Since 1899