this works Sleep Balm (10g, £12) was the first one I tried, quite a cult blogger favourite and one I wanted to try on the back of rave reviews. For the price, you don't get much - but that said balms are really long-lasting products, so you'd be surprised by how long this little pot can stick around. With a combination of French Lavender oil to calm, Tahitian Monoi oil to hydrate and anti-oxidant Rose oil to strengthen and purify dry skin, it works to relieve tension and insomnia when applied to pulse points. I can genuinely say that whenever I use this sleep balm, it doesn't take me long at all to fall asleep and it's pretty effective, even for someone like me who can usually take up to 2 hours to fall asleep.
The Badger Balm Sleep Balm (56g, £7.99) is one I picked up in a recent beauty haul (see here), and by both price and size, it's a much better alternative if you're on a budget. I wanted to give this one a try to see how it compared to the current favourite this works, as well as being cheaper to repurchase if I ended up preferring it. With Rosemary, Bergamot, Ginger, Balsam Fir and Lavender, it works to strengthen, refresh and relax, helping you clear your mind and fall into a peaceful sleep. As a sleeping aid, it does work - after every use I've got a good, deep nights sleep and felt refreshed and better for it by morning. But I find the this works Sleep Balm is quicker and more effective.
Despite this works having a more effective product, Badger Balm is just as good and for the price and size, I think it'll be my first choice to repurchase. I also love the little tin it comes with, I'm really starting to get into Badger Balms, so if you have any favourite products and recommendations, let me know! What's your take on sleep balms, have you tried one before?