Back in 1995 "Badger" Bill Whyte had a dream about a cure for his extremely winter chapped hands, and in the morning he mixed up some beeswax and olive oil in a pot on his kitchen stove. He then experimented with the formula. His fingers were soon healed, and a new business was born. Bill and Katie started making Badger Balm in the kitchen of their home with the support and help of their daughters Mia, Emily, and Rebecca. They wanted to run a business that is fun, fair and profitable; where money is fuel, not a goal; and where their vision for a healthier world finds expression through the way they work and through the way they treat each other and the people they serve. These goals continue to guide the direction of this company.