Bag Balm

Bag Balm

Bag Balm is a salve originally intended to soothe irritation on cows' udders. Although the product only mentions use "For chapped conditions and superficial abrasions" it is used as a treatment for chapped and irritated skin on humans and can be found in drug stores and ski resorts. It has also gained popularity as a post-tattoo skin soother.

Bag Balm is made by the Dairy Association Co. in Lyndonville, Vermont and Rock Island, Quebec. The product is known for its characteristic 10 oz green tins featuring a cow's head and red clovers on the lid. It has been in production since 1899.

The active ingredients of Bag Balm are 8-hydroxyquinoline sulfate 0.3% (antiseptic) in a petrolatum and lanolin base.

Bag Balm used to contain 0.005 mercury "from ethylated sterols." This earlier formulation was much more effective at fighting infection in wounds and was known to completely clear infected wounds overnight.Fact|date=March 2008

Country singer Shania Twain is noted for using Bag Balm as a personal beauty product as is supermodel Carmen Dell'Orefice, who mentioned her use of the product in her 2008 Telegraph interview.

Miniature tins are often sold in needlework, craft, and fabric stores for use by seamstresses and textile artisans.

External links

* [ Bag Balm, Vermont's Original]
* [ Bag Balm, Canada]

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