December 09, 2010

Rave: Cheerful Mind Badger Balm

Pix from MusingsofaMuse
Scent is a powerful thing. It's actually important to me that the hand cream I bring around with me smells wonderful. One of my most poignant memories was using Soap & Glory's Hand Food in the London Tube when the train had been stalled for awhile and tensions were high. As soon as that lovely scent went airborne, people around me started smiling, a few (yes these are Londoners) asked what the lovely scent was and where they could get it. I passed the tube around for a few ladies to use, the train started up, it was a glowing moment.

But sadly, Soap & Glory isn't available here... still that's where Badger Balm comes in. This solid salve makes it perfect for handbags and for long haul flights (it's solid so it passes through liquid restrictions) - can you think of a better time to have a cheerful mind than a long haul flight?

So does this salve live up to its claims? Hell yeah!
The balm is infused with Lemon, Sweet Orange, Spearmint, Ylang Ylang and Ginger making it sweet, fresh and warming all at once. The adorable tin makes me smile and breathing in its scent does refresh and chirk me up. Plus, it passes the crowd test... whenever I crack this open, people smile and ask me what that lovely smell is. ^_^

I can't say it's the most amazing hand cream I've ever used, but it definitely helps.  It is a little greasy when you first apply it but you'll be surprised how quickly its absorbed and leaves your hands feeling soft but not oily. My cuticles aren't completely protected by it (which is why I say it isn't the most amazing handcream ever) but it's good enough to tote. 

Ingredients (organic):
*Extra Virgin Olive Oil, *Beeswax, Essential Oils of *Sweet Orange, *Lemon, *Rosemary Verbenone, *Spearmint, Neroli, *Ylang Ylang, *Cinnamon, and CO2 Extracts of *Calendula & *Rosehip

At RM50 for a 28g tin, this is pricey stuff but I've been using it for 3 months now and it isn't even half done. Nice. Still any chance you get to buy it in the US or the UK grab it! It's much cheaper there. I got my tin at The Body Bar in Tropicana City Mall. Btw, Connie of SkinDeco loves this stuff too. =)


Syen said...

Hey hey. Do you have any idea if the Badger Balm comes in any other scents or flavours? =P

Foxy Frangipani said...

Ooh i love badger balms :D

I'm currently using Night Night Balm, Stress Balm, Bali Balm and Foot Balm :)

Kahani said...

Syen: Yes, they have lavender. =P

Foxy: I sniffed all available balms and liked this one bestest. =D