30 September 2014

The sleep balms

A picture of this works Sleep Balm and Badger Balms Sleep Balm
I've always been a bit of a night owl, but the older I get, the more I really wish I had a proper sleep pattern in place. Years of staying up all hours, not having a regular time pattern or needing to get up at a certain time, it's left my body clock all over the place. I'm pretty good at getting up early, but when I stay up all night that can soon mean I'm wanting a nap by afternoon. Yes, I'm a 26 year old adult who naps (and loves it). Every now and then when I'm trying to sort my sleeping pattern out, I use 'sleeping aids' to help me drop off to sleep quickly, something which usually takes me hours. One type of product I've now tried from a couple of brands, one a high-street version, the other high-end, is sleep balms. Let me tell you, I was sceptical at first, but now? I am a complete convert.  

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?

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  1. The badger balm looks so much more appealing in the packaging! Lovely review :) x

    F U Z Z Y P E A C H D R O P S

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    1. I have to agree, packaging wise I definitely before the Badger Balms Sleep Balm! xo

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  2. Ahh good old Badger Balm! Ive used this for years! I find it helps if im ever feeling a little bit anxious too - ive often taken it on flights and long journeys! Like you - i struggle no end to fall asleep so i feel your pain. I envy those who just turn off like a light as soon as their head hits the pillow! I must try the This Works Balm - ive never used their stuff but ive had their pillow spray on my wishlist for ages now! The balm sounds promising :)

    Must recommend the Elemis Quiet Mind Room Mist and Bath Elixir :) They work a charm with me! Also the Body Shop's Sleep Mist is a cracker! x

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    1. I need to try the this works pillow spray, everyone has mentioned it so I want to see how it fairs! I've tried the NEOM Tranquillity room and pillow mist, that is beautiful and really helps to unwind and soothe xo

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  3. I've never heard of this type of product before but I am totally intrigued. I tend to get anxiety attacks when I am going to sleep and this might help. Do you know if its available in the US or of a US alternative?

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    1. I'm not sure if this works and Badger Balms are available in America, but I know Origins is and their Sensory Therapy On-the-spot-relief might be more beneficial for you! I used mine when I'm feeling overly anxious - I shared a review here http://www.tattooedtealady.com/2014/08/the-handbag-essentials.html xo

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  4. Wow I really needed this post! I've been having so much trouble shutting my mind off and drifting to sleep lately and it's really frustrating. I've already ordered the Badger Balm and I'm really hoping it helps! Thanks so much for your review, I wouldn't have even thought of trying a sleep balm!

    Kelsey | kelseybeauty.blogspot.com

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    1. I hope it helps for you like it does for me! :) You're more than welcome, so glad my post was helpful! xo

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  5. Thanks for the review! Let us know if you ever have any questions :)
    http://www.badgerbalm.com/blog/

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    1. You're more than welcome, thanks for stopping by! (and for making a fab product!) xo

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  6. I appreciate your work. I’ve been looking for quite some time such an useful resource and I’m very glad I found it. Keep up the good work! sprayable sleep where to buy

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