Badger Sleep Balm



As long as I can remember I've been a light sleeper. Not only that, but sometimes taking an hour or two (or more!) to even fall asleep after getting into bed and turning off the lights. Not cool! I was pretty dubious about sleep remedies and aromatherapy for ages, but a couple of months ago I figured it might be worth a try for the sake of my sanity!

I looked about at a few different sleep remedies and decided to get the Badger Sleep Balm (21g mini size £3.99). The reason I went for this one is that it doesn't actually make you sleepy, unlike some of the more popular products from other brands. I know that sounds completely counter-intuitive, but hear me out! Instead of making you sleepy, this balm is designed to help clear your mind, which then allows you to properly switch off and fall asleep naturally. Getting restless and not being able to turn off thoughts was my main problem so it sounded like the perfect remedy!

The balm comes packaged in a little round tin, about half the size of the palm of my hand - totally portable and ideal for taking travelling too. It's also available in a larger 56g tin. It can be used on lips, temples and other pulse points, although personally using it on pulse points seems to irritate my skin ever so slightly (I'm a little sensitive to essential oils sometimes). What I find works best for me is just breathing in the scent from the tin and rubbing a little of the balm under my nose about 10 minutes before I want to go to sleep.

I really wasn't expecting it to work, but I'm so happy to say I've been falling asleep much quicker, within 5-10 minutes, since I started using this balm every night. The blend of lavender, bergamot, rosemary, ginger and balsam fir is just amazing for calm thoughts and a clear mind. It even seems to boost my mood a little too and I often end up sleeping right through the night - practically unheard of for me in the past! I'm so impressed that this one simple, 100% natural balm can make such a significant difference and I couldn't be without this product now. To anyone who regularly finds themselves restless at bedtime, I highly recommend giving this a try!

Have you tried this Sleep Balm or any other Badger products before?

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11 comments :

  1. What a cool idea! And I love that it isn't a pill or candy- it's just a scent. Quite awesome. Thanks! Kathryne @getunsullied

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  2. The closer that the wedding gets the more I might need to try this! Haha.

    Debi x

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  3. I've got the Badger balm Headache soother and it really works too! I should have ordered this one too, sometimes I just can't seem to clear my mind...

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  4. I love this balm! It works a treat but I'm the same as you with irritating the skin; I find that it breaks me out if I put it on my temple so I just use a little bit under my nose and it works a treat!

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  5. I definitely need to try this! I used to really struggle to get to sleep and am better now but I love the fact that this clears your mind, that's so clever.

    Hannah x
    http://b-l-a-b.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. I love this sleep balm too, it's so calming and relaxing, I also use it before a yoga session!

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  7. This has been on my radar for a while, must pop it in my basket next time I'm online shopping! x

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  8. Love this balm - it's really helped me get to sleep quicker as well, and I'm the same as you with being a light sleeper and really wasn't expecting it to help as much as it has! x

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  9. I love Badger Balms and have used this one before. Super relaxing :) x

    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves

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  10. I love all the Badger balm products. This one sounds divine!

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