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Bag Balm 10oz Reviews

amadorev

old fashion first aid

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Pros: effective on many skun issues and inexpensive

Cons: odor and may be harsh on sensative skin

We have used this for years as a good general first aid ointment. Can use on almost any skin issue, dry, small scratches and cuts. But it is strong so be careful on sensative skin especially baby skin.
Kamiro

Great to have in your first aid kit

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Pros: Softens skins, good product for an assortment of needs

Cons: None really

I would not use this as a diaper cream (I use plain organic coconut oil for that and have had wonderful luck!) but Bag Balm is a wonderful product that I always make sure I have in my first aid kit. Skin softening can't be beat! Slather some on your feet and put them in socks at night - so nice in the morning! Works wonderful on sunburn too..
fayebond

takes care of rashes everywhere

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Pros: stays on, coats well, versatile, easy to store

Cons: none

My mom grew up milking dairy cows.  Every day, she used Bag Balm (yes, its really used on the "bag") to keep the cow teats soft and supple for milking.  Her friends were all in awe of her soft, strong hands in high school.  As a kid, there was nothing this couldn't do.  Hands rough from cold winter days? Get 'em wet, rub on some bag balm.  Rash? Itchy? Scratched? Mosquito bite? Cracked nipples? You name the skin problem, this stuff helps.  As a diaper cream...   Pro: -cloth diaper safe if you have a top-loader -versatile -easy to apply -square container is stable, great for twins b/c the second cutie can't knock it over easily -easy to...
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katy8ug

Heaven Sent!!

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Pros: best for irritation, multi use

Cons: kinda stinky..

This stuff has a strange odor not necessarily bad...just strange. LOL I reccommend getting it from a feed store it is VERY cheap. If baby has rash it will clear up within 2 days. This can also be used on chapped skin, cracked fingers, feet with cotton socks at night. It's amazing. With my first pregnancy I had skin issues on my fingers and my mom told me to get some of this after running into a dead end with dermatologists. It cleared up within 1 week. Absolutely amazing.
mum4vr

Great for mother's hands or rough heels

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Pros: holds in moisture after several hand washes, lasts long

Cons: petroleum products are unsafe for use on or around infants

This product is great if you don't intend to use it on a baby. I have used it extensively on sheep, horses, cows, dogs (not cats! they lick it off)... and I use gloves or immediately wash it off my hands. This takes several washings because this product has serious staying power!    If this is being used as a diaper ointment, I would find another-- petroleum jelly is basically like semi-solid gasoline & not the best for baby bums! If mothers would like to use something heavy-duty for chapped hands or rough heels, this would hold in moisture & protect from further mechanical irritation. For babies, I'd find a different product.   Oh-- one tin...
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thegreenbeagle

Miracle work horse

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Pros: price, works,

Cons: contains petroleum

I first knew of this stuff from my equestrian days, we would use it to treat irritations on our horses' skin.  My husband knew of it from his days skiing (used it for his dry skin) and it being sold through the vermont country store.  This stuff is amazing, it is a combo of lanolin and petroleum jelly.  It clears up the worst diaper rash in a snap - as well as healing for hands or other body parts.  TIP: The price is MUCH cheaper if you buy it through a tack shop i.e. dover saddlery.  
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