Badger • Sleep Balm • Skincare - Body
|Would buy this product again.||79%|
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brown, Wavy Eyes: Blue
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.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Medium Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
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! :))
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
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.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
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!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
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.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
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.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
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. :-)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I'm a product junkie, especially love organic products and interesting ones in cute little tins. This one hit all the spots when I saw it in a local Vitamin Shoppe. It was a mere $5 so I was like, "ehhh what the heck."
I don't know what I was expecting when I bought this, I knew I was having some problems sleeping through the night and decided to give it a shot. I had been sleeping and waking up not feeling refreshed, tossing and turning through the night, waking up in the middle of the night..
The instructions say to rub under your nose so you can smell it, and on your temples. I wasn't expecting a miracle worker here but I rubbed it in all those places, even put some under my eyes and on my lips.
I have no doubt in my mind now that the sense of smell of certain herbs helps to cure many things. Where as I had been having bad nights sleep, I used this for a week straight and I was having very vivid, clear dreams. Dreams I would remember in their entirety when I woke up. Dreaming means you're in deep REM sleep, the sleep you NEED to feel refreshed when you wake up, no matter how many hours you get.
I did a test and stopped using the balm. The dreaming stopped (atleast the dream recall stopped) and I went right back to sleeping, blacking out and just waking up feeling pretty exhausted.
I use this as my staple before bedtime now. Sometimes it's just not possible for me to get a full 8 hours of sleep. I wake up at 5AM and I need to be in deep REM to function the next day, most nights I get about 6 hours of sleep, 7 if it's a good night and I go to bed early. This balm puts me in that deep REM state every single time.
I don't know if it helps you to fall asleep any faster, I'm a fast "fall asleeper" as it is, but I do know for a fact that this balm always brings you to the deepest level of sleep for a full refreshed feeling even if you have minimal hours.
I love the smell, it has no adverse effects on my skin, it actually softens it a bit, I've had no break-outs.
If you have long days and early mornings, I highly recommend it for feeling great.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Olive, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
Wow, I've had so many trippy dreams on this stuff. Not only is it interesting in this respect, but I have never slept so deeply. This stuff makes me fall asleep a lot faster than usual and gives me intense and strange dreams. The smell is very soothing and the texture of the balm is similar to vaseline. I usually apply it to my temples, my throat and the tip of my nose. Also, if you have been drinking, this will lull you into a gentle, non-disgusting sleep, which is like a bonus feature. I love the tag line "...for poetic badgers and other restless creatures". Highly recommended.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Black, Curly, Fine Eyes: Brown
Got this as part of a gift from my sis, and it is wonderful - scent is not overwhelming and doesn't break me out when I apply it. Would definitely buy again.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
If only I could have given this product zero's... Perhaps Badger has changed their formula, not only for this product, but for others as well? The balms used to be much stronger & effective. Plus, my skin has horrible reactions to synthetics. I understand that economy has forced many types of businesses to trim expenses, but woe to those who sacrifice quality. I find roll-on or pump applicators much less messy, more sanitary, and they extend the shelf-life. There are plenty of similar products available. I regret wasting my money on Badger.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
There's nothing inherently "sleep inducing" in this, it's just a nice mixture of relaxing EOs in organic oil, but it's very nice, and as a part of my bedtime ritual, it definitely helps calm me. I bought this at my favorite co-op when I was going through one of my periods of insomnia, and found that it (along with other factors) helped me calm down and sleep. Now, even though I am not having trouble sleeping, I still use it every night because it's just a really good lip balm. It keeps my lips moisturized all night, and helps them stay that way into the day. I would definitely buy again.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
Weird, but it works. I tested it out for a week and I have to say that I was more relaxed and slept more soundly than when I didn't use it. Though I would say that this is not a miracle if you're an insomniac, this does help you to wind down and wherever I apply it, it doesn't break me out or leave a rash. I can really smell the lavender and bergamot. I also love the cute tin packaging. Makes it convenient to slip in my bag or pocket.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Olive, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I don't fall asleep immediately- it is a slow, relaxed and gradual process, where is normally I can't switch my mind off:) So I would guess the aromatherapy side is kicking in.
I tested it a few nights with, a few nights without- I found the nights I used it my sleep was VERY deep, satisfying and solid. Without it my sleep felt lighter and almost like I didn't get enough?
So I think it may have caused more REM sleep, which is the deeper stuff- like the Ferrari of sleep world:)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I believe I got a sample of this in a Badger set that I bought. I thought it was good. If I feel I need some help getting to sleep any time soon I might get myself some more.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Hazel
I love this product. I have found that soothing scents really do help me relax and get a better night rest, and this is my favorite. Personally, I love the scent of the olive oil and lavender, it's very comforting. Obviously this is not a miracle cure for people with sleep problems.It's a lovely and convenient aromatherapy product, and as just that I am completely satisfied. It also makes for a lovely hand moisturizer and bonus points for not breaking me out when I rub it into my temples.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I have terrible insomnia, so I thought I would try this and it would be a miracle cure for me. I applied it on my temples and put a dab under my nose. It smells nice - a light lavender scent. I didn't find it unappealing. But, I I do not believe that it helped me to relax, and I tried this for a week and I didn't fall asleep.
The packaging is very cute, and I am sure that I can find another use for this product. The number one ingredient is olive oil, so I am sure it will make a nice salve for my hands or feet during the winter.