Tuesday, July 10, 2012

My Visit to the Badger Mines

My boyfriend and I went on a mini-vacation in New England and had the pleasure of stopping at Badger Company for a tour and some shopping.  Yay! They often have events at the Badger Mines (as they call their company location).  Keep your eyes out for posts about everything from educational events about beekeeping to big "seconds" sales that I think they have a few times a year. I hope to get back there for one of those sales. 

We arrived at the company and as we walked, my boyfriend asked, "what is that over there?"  I said, "hmmmm, I think that is their bees."  Then he pointed in the opposite direction, "and what is that?" to which I said, "it is probably for meditation." The funny thing is, I was right with my guesses.  The first thing we saw when we parked was their beekeeping area, then as we walked up to the company there was a garden and a labyrinth for meditation. When we walked inside, the aroma of essential oils hit us.  I took a nice deep breath.  It smells sooooo good there.  So happy!  After a hectic trip full of lots of driving, I needed that. We checked in at the desk and waited for the Badger blogger/social media guru to come meet up with us and give us a tour. 

We got to learn all about the company; info about their ingredients, the great mission and values but it was also nice to see the way all the people there work together.  They are all pretty close and they all believe in what they do.  You can tell from how hard they work, how happy they seem, the general vibe of the place.  They really live the company mission.  They have a community kitchen area where organic food is prepared for meals, a yoga area, a rec area.  I wished I worked there! Don't get me wrong, they work hard but wow, what an encouraging atmosphere.

We got to see some of the bug spray & balm being packaged, the packing area, office areas, storage, shipping.  As we walked through, people popped up to wave hi.  We got to see the secret badger lab where new concoctions are being made and scents are being combined.  Then we had the honor of meeting Badger Bill himself.  We had such a great time and that isn't just the aromatherapy talking.  Yes, the whole place smelled amazing, like walking through a giant cloud of Cheerful Mind Balm, but you could also feel the vibe of the place without it.  I love a company where you can tell the people believe in their product and love what they do.  I also have to give them cheers for their babies at work program.  When we got there, we were introduced to a "badger" who just got back from maternity leave and had her baby with her at the office. 

You can learn all about Badger here: http://www.badgerbalm.com/s-13-who-we-are.aspx

We also got to do a little shopping.  I have never seen the whole Badger product collection in person so I was excited.  I picked up a tote bag, foot balm, after sun balm, aromatic chest rub, bug spray and a bottle of the organic olive oil used in their products.  They tell me it tastes amazing so I can't wait to try it out.  My boyfriend picked up a Badger tshirt which I love and almost wish I got one too.  They let us have a bunch of Badger stickers and I got a fun little treat to test out.  I am looking forward to trying out the products we picked up and plan to review them all here.

I really hope to get back there when they have an event going on.  I would love to see things in action and of course, hope to get there for a sale.  I am also so glad we stopped there.  I get very unstable mood-wise from corn products and try to avoid them as much as possible since I did  my elimination diet. This was really hard to do while away from home and I have to admit, I was in a bit of a mood the past couple days.  Being at Badger really cheered me up.  I am going to thank them for the good vibes and wonderful aromatherapy. 

Here are some pics:

Our haul!

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1 comment:

  1. Loved hearing all about your visit to the Badger Mines. Great, informative post.


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