I'm going to be honest here I mainly bought this product because of the gorgeous little tin it comes with but reviews I read were saying you had sweet dreams. The actual balm itself wasn't very strong and didn't really have much effect on my sleeping patterns but it does smell nice and I do still use it sometimes mainly to calm me before going to bed or after and argument with my brother lol.
Yes, this balm does not seem to have a strong lavender scent. I would have preferred more lavender and other essential oils for the money charged. I will probably try 'Wildflower' brand balm next time, but will be returning to Badger balm as it is one of my favorite balms.
Update - this balm works like a charm on the face! It makes the facial skin smooth and supple.
My husband too, loves the badger line, especially the sleep balm and always likes to dab a little bit of the balm on his nose, before going to sleep.
The cool badger logo on the top of the cute little tin....this is one badger with tons of attitude, 'cos it knows it's one of the best-est! :))
Like other reviewers have said, you don't really smell lavender much in this, but I think it still smells good. I find that it is a relaxing scent. I've put a little on my temples and some under my nose (seems to work best for me under my nose). I also like that it seems to last forever. I think I actually got mine in a set, so I'll probably purchase it that way next time too.
I have read the philosophy behind this is that the natural balms are meant to calm and clear your mind so that sleep may set in naturally once your mind is at rest and calm enough to enter into its natural sleep cycle. I personally am a deep believer in organic, natural and herbal based remedies and this is one of my all time favorites. I use this almost every night and find it is very comforting and reassuring. Sure some may scoff at it being a placebo effect. But if having this cute little purple tin on my nightstand at night is all it takes to ensure a blissful sleep, then I'll gladly continue to purchase.
I bought this a couple years ago when I was spending a lot of weekends at my mom's place and having difficulty sleeping on her uncomfortable pull-out couch. I can't say that it made me sleep any better or fall asleep any faster, but it smells nice and is soothing. Those weekends stopped and I've really only been using it when my eye area feels a little dry or when I'm sick and want some extra pampering and care. I've recently been reading up on how castor oil is supposedly beneficial for eyelash and eyebrow growth and darkening. So I thought, what the heck, this stuffs got castor oil in it so I might as well use it up for that purpose (this is probably less messy too!). Before bedtime, I use a q-tip to scoop a little out and rub on my lashlines and brows. It's only been a week, but I feel as though my lashes are a touch longer and my brows a bit darker and fuller. Maybe it's just wishful thinking!
This product doesn't make me fall asleep, but when I use it, I tend to remember my dreams, which I don't otherwise. I used it on my temples and it was a bit greasy and made me break out a little. Under my nose, it is fine. Could use more lavender oil in it in my opinion. I just put a couple of drops of lavender oil on top of it, and it seems to work better that way. Not so moisturizing as a hand moisturizer though. I will repurchase because it does make me calmer before sleep.
I use it as a lip balm when I go to sleep. Find it to be to greasy feeling to use on my face. have rubbed it on my temples a couple of times and it did not break me out, but it didn't feel nice either. Nice smell, not as heavy on the lavender as some sleep scents. Overall an enjoyable part to my night time routine.
I have been using this for a few weeks now and have mixed feelings about this product. The other reviewers are right about not being able to smell much lavender in this product. I actually had some lavender oil and added it to this product myself which I think has helped make this a more effective product.
In general I don't think its very effective for me. It doesn't help me sleep any faster but some nights I feel like I did have a deeper sleep. However, one thing that I do like about this product is I feel its puts me in a calmer more relaxed state.
Overall its not bad for the price, I got it for $5 at the Vitamin Shoppe so it definitely was worth trying. I don't love it but its likeable because of its scent and calming properties.
I have occasional bouts of insomnia and am generally a light sleeper. This product has really helped me relax when I go to bed! It's not a miracle cure that will knock you out when you can't sleep at night. But, I like the lavender and bergamot scent, it's very relaxing. I definitely think it helps me fall asleep more quickly. Like other reviewers, I think that it gives me more vivid dreams because I've noticed that when I don't use it, I can't remember my dreams as well.
I gave it a 3 for packaging quality because personally, I'm a little squeamish about products that I have to repeatedly smear my fingers in. I like stuff that comes in tubes, they seem more hygienic.
Oh, i Love this product! I also carry the little tin in my handbag. While everyone seems to be raving about its sleep/dream-inducing benefits, I adore its totally moisturizing ability. Finally, a balm that actually makes and keeps my hands very soft, and prevents my fingertips from cracking in the cold, dry weather. My cuticles and hands look freshly manicured, and the scent keeps me calm and happy while I'm at work in the office. :-)