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FAQs

What is Bag Balm?

Since 1899, Bag Balm has been the farmer's friend, moisturizing and softening severely dry, chapped skin caused by working outside in the harsh environment of Vermont’s rugged Northeast Kingdom.

 

Where is Bag Balm manufactured?

Bag Balm is manufactured in the beautiful green mountain state of Vermont.

 

What is Bag Balm used for?

Lanolin-enriched Bag Balm is highly effective for moisturizing severely dry skin than can crack, split, or chafe. Bag Balm's tried and true formula goes to work immediately, and it lasts to moisturize, and soothe chapped lips, cracked heels, dry skin, tattoo care, chafing, blisters, sunburn, saddle sores, windburn, and beyond!

 

Can Bag Balm be used on diaper rash?

We recommend that you check with your Pediatrician; however, many of our   customers have successfully used Bag Balm for this purpose. 

 

Does Bag Balm only come in an 8 oz. tin?

Our tried and true formula comes in many sizes to suit our consumers' needs. Sizes currently include: a 4.5lb pail, 8oz tin, 4 oz. tin, 1 oz. tin, 2oz tube, and 0.25 oz on the go tube.

 

What is the difference between the ‘Original’ and ‘Hand & Body’?

The formula is the same in the ‘Hand & Body’ and ‘Original’ tin. Both are safe for both human and animal use.

 

Why do your products now include Paraffin Wax?

Paraffin wax has always been an active ingredient in our products.

 

Does Bag Balm expire?

Our product has no stated expiration date for efficacy; however, the product may look or smell different over time.  We recommend refreshing your tin at least once every 3 years to have the best experience. 

 

Why doesn’t the new packaging list that Bag Balm is an Antiseptic?

Packaging and ingredient refreshes are part of every product’s lifecycle. Even though we don’t have the word “antiseptic” on our tins, the formula has not changed.

 

Have the ingredients ever changed?

Our Bag Balm formula has remained unchanged since 1988. It contains original components: petrolatum, lanolin, paraffin wax, water, and 8-Hydroxyquinoline Sulfate (0.3%).

 

Is Bag Balm vegan?

Due to lanolin being a key ingredient, Bag Balm is not vegan, but it is vegetarian! We do take our sourcing seriously and Bag Balm is considered a cruelty free product.

 

Is Bag Balm safe to use on pets?

Yes! Bag Balm is a pet’s best friend. Bag Balm helps soothe dry cracked paw pads, noses, and hot spots. 

 

Is Bag Balm available in Canada?

While we cannot ship to Canada directly, we do have retail partners in Canada, including but not limited to: Home Hardware, Canadian Saddlery & Supply, Kane Veterinary Supplies, Lee Valley, Cavalier Equestrian Inc. and Ukal Canada Inc.