Reviews: Bag Balm


Bag Balm

Dairy Association Co. Inc. Available Here
Category: Gear & Gifts
Subcategory: Miscellaneous
Price: $7.54
Average Rating:
(19 Votes)

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.

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    DaMomb, Wed, 12 Dec 2007 03:37:22 UTC.
    1st review

    I have used to product in LTC settings for skin protection and healing in incontinent patients. Works wonders!

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    chthm4, Thu, 13 Dec 2007 01:03:43 UTC.

    this is great for healing small diabetic wounds. Also, it works great on stretch marks .

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    charlita, Thu, 13 Dec 2007 02:26:48 UTC.

    I'm betting this would work great in LTC setting. I've never heard of it.

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    donnap, Thu, 27 Dec 2007 21:01:54 UTC.

    I work in LTC and have for about 20 years! This product is great as a skin barrier for incontient patients as well as softening dry hard skin....and a little goes a long is also great for for 1st degree burns that are healing....would not use on diabetic patients since this product is not sterile.....also great to use as a massager for those with reddened areas on feet/heels that have some slight abrasions from sheets.

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    Done, Thu, 20 Mar 2008 18:49:35 UTC.

    great stuff!

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    MAMADAWN, Fri, 21 Mar 2008 17:43:34 UTC.

    This stuff is incredible!

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    Stephanie82, Fri, 28 Mar 2008 16:18:13 UTC.

    When I was a CNA we used this in the nursing home. Patients could not believe what it was really meant to be used for. Its the best

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    Josephinesilvas, Wed, 16 Apr 2008 13:37:58 UTC.

    we use this in the nursing home and it is great. The residents love it. It looks better than a tube sittin by their bedside.

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    Luanna1Love, Fri, 18 Apr 2008 04:49:12 UTC.

    nicu will dry your hands out like no place else 3 mintue scrub brush on entry and 1 minute full out hand wash between patients ... This along with Eucerin were the nurses protection from rough chapped skin. Good stuff.

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    jreasoner1666, Sun, 20 Apr 2008 01:19:33 UTC.

    good skin barrier and feels good to use when you need it

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    Account Removed, Sun, 21 Sep 2008 13:42:52 UTC.

    Great skin barrier. When it snows, it really keeps your hands moist...

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    jegray88, Mon, 27 Oct 2008 14:23:42 UTC.

    My hands and feet are always dry...this goes on my wish list.

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    kstiltner1, Thu, 30 Oct 2008 02:01:56 UTC.

    good stuff.

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    AnnGem, Thu, 30 Oct 2008 20:37:06 UTC.

    so usefull and great balm

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    Account Removed, Thu, 30 Oct 2008 20:41:34 UTC.

    Never seen this. The price is right. I wonder if it will work for the very dry skin that we get here in NV?

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    NurseKamie, Wed, 27 May 2009 03:14:16 UTC.

    The best for rashes!

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    Account Removed, Sun, 05 Sep 2010 10:04:38 UTC.

    This stuff is great. When I was a CNA many years ago, we would slather this on our residents butts @ night to help prevent skin breakdown. Of course it was considered a "no-no" to use it but it worked far better than any other cream or barrier the facility provided us with. Also great on chapped lips, cracked feet and dry skin.

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    maemae81, Thu, 09 Sep 2010 03:54:50 UTC.

    Nothing works better for my winter chapped hands! When my hands get really dry and chapped, I coat them with Bag Balm and then cover them with gloves before bed, works great!

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