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Badass Balm for Muscles and Joints

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The athlete and weekend warrior will love this little salve.


Badass Balm is an excellent treatment for the overachiever and occasional Olympian. It is a small tub of relief for overworked, over-stressed, strained, sore muscles.  This product has the bonus of penetrating quickly and deeply into the affected area.


Badass Balm contains capsaicin, which is the active constituent of Cayenne Pepper, and Ginger. Capsaicin gained popularity when found to aid in the treatment of common ailments suffered by athletes and the reduction of ordinary inflamed tenderness. Badass Balm contains St John's Wort, Chamomile, and Arnica. Arnica has been a treatment since the Renaissance as useful in treating pain. 


 Apply by rubbing Badass Balm where you have a muscle, joint, or any spot experiencing soreness. Use Karen's Botanicals' Badass Balm on the affected area, then cover with a cotton wrap, and let this balm work for several hours. You can make your handmade cover at home by cutting the toe-off of clean socks and slipping it on like a tube. Ace bandages also make good wraps. For extra love, try covering the spot with a moist, warm towel for an additional strength treatment. One customer has shared with us that she stands on her feet all day and applies Badass Balm to her feet' soles, and then she wars a pair of socks before retiring for the night for relief. 


One caution: When using Badass Balm, avoid contact with mucous membranes, and never apply this product to open wounds. 


 All ingredients used in creating this product were sourced with great care and are either wild-crafted or grown under the supervision of a certified organic farmer. This statement means that we purchase items grown without the use of GMO seeds, pesticides, herbicides, or other poisonous chemicals, and that is the definition we use to determine quality.


 * Asterisk indicates this ingredient is from an organic source. 


** Denotes wild-crafted ingredient 


***Fair Trade Participant

 Animal Testing: Karen's Botanicals will not test our products on animals. We will never test on animals. Additionally, we will not participate or purchase items from companies involved in animal testing from source companies. 



Helianthus (Sunflower) Oil*, Olea Europea (olive) oil*, beeswax*, Theobroma cacao (cocoa) butter*, Capsicum annum (pepper)*, Hypericum perforatum (St. John’s Wort) Leaf*, Zingiber officinal (ginger)*, Lobelia inflata leaf*, Arnica montana*, Anthemis nobilis (Chamomile) Flower*, Tocopherol (vitamin E.) Oil, Organic, Non-GMO Soy Lecithin*, Cinnamomum camphora (White Camphor Laurel)*, Gaultheria procumbens (wintergreen)*, Zingiber officinale (Ginger)*, Eugenia caryophyllata (clove bud). This is an organic blending of selected essential oils.      This product contains no commercial fragrances.      



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  • Badass Balm

    Posted by Lisa Rineer on 26th Dec 2023

    Love the Badass Balm. My whole family uses it. Great for sore muscles. Love the scent.

  • Badass Balm

    Posted by Marge Kauffelt on 16th Dec 2020

    My son-in-law said this smells so much better than other products he has tried. And I have to add that this company is wonderful to work with.

  • Personal Review

    Posted by Carla Reed on 31st Mar 2020

    I have many back problems. Have even had surgery and a rod was inserted in my spine. This Badass balm really helps with the pulled muscles I sometimes get. Recommend it very highly.

  • Great for joint pain

    Posted by Joe.. on 23rd Mar 2017

    works great on joint pain

  • Great for muscles

    Posted by joe on 27th Sep 2016

    works great for joints and muscles,

  • Yum for Sore Muscles!

    Posted by Jodi Danielson on 23rd Aug 2015

    This was awesome. I don't use anything, really for sore muscles, just tough it out. But this week is moving week, lots of cleaning, prepping the house, and moving boxes. 2 days in, I'm already so sore, I had to try something. I remembered some of this lovely balm had been a bonus gift in one of my orders. I gave it a try and it was heaven on my muscles! Made the aches go away, felt like a massage after I had applied. I will be using up this sample and then ordering more!! Thanks!

  • Great for arthritis and inflammation

    Posted by Kristi on 6th Jan 2015

    I use this on my knees to relieve inflammation and the on-set of arthritis. Works great! Soothing, smells good and eases my pain.

  • a lifesaver!

    Posted by elizabeth on 26th Sep 2014

    This product works great. I have a difficult time getting to sleep due to joint pain. When I use Badass Balm it relieves my pain naturally and I fall asleep without taking pain pills. What could be better!

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You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).

You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).

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