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It is a well known fact amongst my friends that I do not sleep. I am terrible for it. Some nights I am lucky if I grab a few hours. So for Christmas my friend, an Avon rep, bought me a couple of the Sleeptherapy range. I was both excited and skeptical when I went to bed. (should have known better and stuck to the latter)
The Sleeptherapy Sleep Balm, is a small round tin. It looks like a lip balm / vaseline tin, and the contents not disimilar. I found that it didn't really smell. The idea is you rub a luttle on your wrist and you sleep like a baby. So that night I rubbed this vaseline-like balm on my wrist, curled up, and readied myself for a sleep-filled night. By 3 am I had decided that that really wasn't gong to happen and gave up. Giving the product the benefit of the doubt, and blaming my over-eagerness I tried again the next night. It was a repeat performance.
Perhaps Avon were hoping for a placebo effect, you buy it, think it would work therefore it does? I have no idea but I personally feel it's a waste of time, and you'd be just as good rubbing a nice sceneted lip balm on yourself - at least that would have the advantage of smelling nice. I found that this stuff didnt really smell. Which is odd, I was expecting some Lavendar-like fumes to come wafting out of the pot.
So, obviously I am not recommending this! Buy some lip balm instead!
Often I find that I don't drop off to sleep when I go to bed and this tends to be worse when I have to be up early the next day. I don't want to take tablets and have tried a lot of the old wives tales remedies such as lavender pillows and warm milky drinks, so when I heard about Avon Sleep Therapy I thought I would give it a go.
There is not much smell to it so I thought it was off to a good start as there would be no strange smells in the room. It is supposed to have ginger and lavender in it but I cannot smell either of them.
I was a bit unsure about how you use it but it says to put a little on your wrists and temples when going to bed so I gave it a go. I still could not smell anything but I now had greasy wrists and temples.
I suppose I was being a bit hopeful thinking that a product costing just £2 would work when other herbal remedies that cost a lot more had not, but I am glad I gave it a go as I would have been left wondering if it would work.
It comes in a 10ml jar with a blue label and some lovely restful looking fluffy clouds and stars. It says to just use a small amount each time, so I tried using a little more the second night to see if it made a difference and it did not. I tried a couple of times again a week or so later and the results are no better, so I now have a ¾ full tub in the cupboard.
I would not recommend this and certainly will not be buying it again. I have just checked the website for a recent price and it is showing at £1.80 so it has gone down a little. It also has a comment that it is good for travel, so maybe they are expecting the movement of the train or car to help it to help us drift off.
Avon Sleeptherapy Restful Night Sleep Balm.
10 ml plastic clear pot with white screw top lid.
Made in Poland and use within 12 months.
Top label is navy blue with images of night sky, clouds and stars.
Pot is 1.5 x 1.5 inches.
Base label peels back to show ingredients which include: Oryza Sativa Bran Oil, Cera Carnauba, Candelilla Cera, Lanoline, Glycerine and Soya Oil.
To use - apply to pulse spots like wrists and neck.
Full price: £3.00 but currently selling for £1.50.
This balm is part of Avon's Sleeptherapy range which includes a room/pillow spray and a body wash. It has been on sale with Avon for a good few years but it has been ages since I tried it so decided to buy the range again when it was the three for about £5 I think.
The balm comes in a cute little screw top pot. Avon state - 'Rub a little into your temples or wrists to help you drift off to sleep. Great for travel. Non-greasy'.
When you open the pot is has a very gentle light lavender smell and looks opaque - just like Petroleum Jelly or Vaseline.
You are supposed to use little on your pulse spots so I have mainly used it on my throat and wrists. However apart form the faint smell when in the tub it hardly has any aroma and definitely does not last. It does not in any way help me to relax or sleep and in my opinion is worthless. If I wanted a soothing aroma to drift off to sleep with I would prefer to use Body Shop's body butters or even buy some proper lavender essential oils.
At £3 this is expensive and even at half price I would not advice anyone to bother buying this - the best art about it is the cute pot so I would rather keep the pot and throw away the balm.
===Would I Recommend?===
I am someone who is often tossing and turning into the wee small hours of the night trying to get some sleep. I have had some success with using essential oils and nice bath and shower preparations in helping me relax before bedtime so I decided to give the Avon sleeptherapy range a try. The sleep balm normally costs £3 for a 10ml pot but when I bought it there was a special offer.
The consistency of the sleep balm is like vaseline and it is a white coloured substance. The idea is that you rub a little bit of the balm onto your temples and the inside of your wrists and it helps you to fall into a restful sleep.
I do like the smell of the balm, like the rest of the sleeptherapy range it smells of lavendar and chamomile. It is a very gentle smell, the "old lady" smell of the lavendar is greatly enhanced by toning it down a bit and adding gentle chamomile. I doubt that there are any essential oils in there as Avon would have been shouting about it if there were which means that the fragrance is artificial.
Once I apply the balm to my temples and wrist, I lie back and enjoy the smell, unfortunately the smell disappears really quickly and so only lasts around 10 minutes or so. I do find the smell mildly relaxing but I don't think that it has any sleep inducing properties at all as it has never helped me to get to sleep any faster. I have used it alone and with the shower gel and linen spray from the same range.
The Avon sleep balm is a waste of money, it would be far better spending the £3 it costs on a bottle of pure essential oils and dabbing a couple of drops on your pillow before you go to bed.
My sister gave me an Avon book to look through a few weeks ago and although I'm not too keen on many of their products I did find a few items that I wanted to try. One of these items included something called Sleep Balm. I had heard of this product before and had read a few reviews about it but I wanted to try it myself to see what it was all about or if it actually worked or was just a pointless product. The product claims to help to give you a restless night's sleep. I wasn't too sure how a balm would do this; how-ever I might be pleasantly surprised by the product. I have used a sleep spray before going to sleep and I find that this sometimes helps me drift off to sleep so although I wasn't too sure this product was work I was hoping I would be proved wrong.
The product is priced at £3.00; how-ever this is occasionally on offer for just £1.50 which sounds like a bargain. The sleep balm comes in clear plastic jar which has a white screw lid. You can clearly see the product through the jar which is white in colour. On the lid it states that this product is from Avon and that it's a sleep balm which helps aid a restful night's sleep. As the jar is quite small it's perfect for taking away with you as you can pack it into a small bag or cosmetic's case. On the bottom of the jar is a round label which opens to reveal a list of ingredients and how to use the item. It has this information in a few different foreign languages. This product claims to help drift you off to sleep when rubbing the non-greasy balm onto your wrists and your temples.
I was intrigued to know what this balm contained to help drift you off to sleep but when looking at the ingredients nothing obvious stood out to me apart from something called Bran Oil. When I looked up this information on Google it seems as though this is used in different brands of sleep balm to help you drift off to sleep. I was feeling a little tired anyway but I thought I would use the sleep balm to see if it helped me drift off to sleep any quicker than I normally would. I unscrewed the lid to the jar and smelt the product first. There was a very light smell to the balm which was actually quite nice and very pleasant. The balm was white in colour and had a matte look to it rather than it looking shiny and glossy. I use a fingertip to rub the top of the balm gently to get a small amount and then I rubbed this onto my wrist. I then used a fingertip on the other hand to apply this to the other wrist and then on the temples. The balm felt a little greasy when applying it which I was a little surprised by as it states that the product is non greasy. Although the product did have a slight scent to it I couldn't actually smell the product after I had applied it. I could see the product slightly on my wrists as it was slightly shiny from where the balm was slightly greasy looking. I got into bed and laid down ready to as they claim drift of to sleep. I lay in bed very comfortable and nice & cosy and expected to drift off within a few minutes, how-ever I didn't and I ended up tossing and turning in bed for a good 10 minutes before finally falling asleep, probably from where I was tired rather than the balm sending me off to sleep.
I have used the balm a few times since first using it and I don't personally think it helps me drift off to sleep. The product does smell pleasant but I personally think it's just a pot of nothing. I'm glad this product wasn't too expensive as it clearly does not work and does not help you drift off to sleep. The product is slightly greasy and the fell of it reminds me slightly of Vaseline due to the greasy residue left on my finger after applying it. If you get this onto your bed covers it washes out with no problems. I won't be buying this product again and think I'll stick to the products that you spray in your room and onto your pillow to help aid sleep.
(review will also appear on ciao)
My eight year old daughter continuously has difficulties in sleeping, we have spent many a night drifting off to sleep only to be woken an hour or so later by the little patter of feet running into our bedroom saying she just cant sleep. When you combine this with the fact our three year old never slept from the day she was born you can imagine what a sleep deprived mother I am - or should I say was.
I purchased a jar of the Avon sleeptherapy restful night sleep balm in the hope it would help, as I had tried several other ways to get her to sleep through the night and Lavender was something people kept recommending to me.
The balm comes in a little clear jar of 10ml and has a white lid with a purple and blue night sky pattern on, you get twelve months from opening to use and does have a sort of calming smell to it although it doesnt actually state anywhere that this smells like lavender, I just assumed because of the colours used and the fact it is to help restful sleep.
We told our eight year old that this is a 'magic balm' and whenever we put a little bit on her temples or her wrist that it will magically make her sleep all night and it seemed this was more a case of mind over matter as since she started using it she has started to sleep through. I personally dont like the smell that much but my daughter does and I dont think it does actually promote sleep as I tried it myself and it did nothing for me but if it helps my daughter then its good enough for this house.
Now my daughter has got back into a sleeping pattern, we dont even need to use this every night but I do still have the jar 'just in case' and combined with her little bedtime routine every night we now at last have a houselhold that does on occasion sleep through the night.
It is currently in the Avon brochure at half price for £1.50 but would normally sell for £3.00, and there are other items in the sleeptherapy range which is a dreamy body wash (I have never tried this) and also a goodnight pillow mist (I do have this), and again these are all currently half price.
I have trouble sleeping at night sometimes it can take hours for me to drift off to sleep. Maybe because I ain't relaxed enough before I go bed although I do try and chill out before going to bed, it doesn't help me. I have tried many products to help me with this but nothing tends to work.
I was browsing through a avon catalogue and came across this sleep therapy balm, it helps you sleep and relax, so thought I would give it ago, I mean what did I have to loose, so I bought it, and for 99p it was a bargain, compared to what I was paying on the other products I tried.
I finally got it about a week later, it was a tiny tub no bigger then a 50p piece, but hey what did I want for 99p. Went to bed that night, rubbed some of this balm on my wrists, neck and temples, right where the pulses are, you only use a little as you don't need a lot. The soft smelling of lavender, i felt go to work straight away, I felt very relaxed and very sleepy.
The balm itself is white in colour, and as a texture same as the lip balm. The smell is not overpowering, its cheap and most importantly it works. I am unsure if you can buy this product anywhere else than avon, as this is the only place I have bought it from. There are other products like the bubble bath and pillow mist, although I haven't tried these yet, so I think I might try these too.
I'm happy that I have finally found a product that actually works for me, and I do recommend this product for anyone that has the same problems as me.
I hope I have covered everything :)
I do have insomnia sometimes - which I think may be on account of me working shifts whereby I am sometimes on night shifts and sometimes on day shifts. I have looked at many methods of helping me to sleep, and one such product that I have tried is Avon Sleep Therapy Balm. This was recommended to me by a friend who said that she had found it somewhat helpful. The Avon Sleep Therapy Balm cost me £1.50 direct from the Avon website (www.avonshop.co.uk), which is actually discounted from the original retail price of £3.00. I was happy to try out this balm for such a low price, although I had some doubts about how useful I would find it.
The Avon Sleep Therapy Balm comes in a little transparent glass jar, and it has a plastic lip which screws on and off to keep the balm fresh and moist. The balm itself is white and has the consistency and feel of sticky lip balm. In order to use, it's just a matter of taking a small dab of the balm and then gently massaging the balm into the cranial temples and the pulse of my wrists. The balm is quite sticky, but it does massage well and a little goes a long way. Rubbing the balm into my temples and into my wrists does feel quite relaxing - and if you can get someone to do it for you then that's even better. It has a nice, subtle lavender aroma which is also relaxing. I always tended to massage the balm into both areas for about a minute - and then I would let the balm just sink in. It did take a while for the greasiness to subside, although it is only a small amount of balm used so the stickiness in minimal.
While I found that the Avon Sleep Therapy Balm relaxed me a little, I didn't find that it actually helped me to go to sleep. It did help to chill me out, although I suspect that that was the massaging action rather than the balm itself and if I'd done it with massaging oil, I suspect it would have had the same effect. However, the balm is a convenient product for massaging the temples and the wrists - and it is just quite a nice way to chill out.
For the past nine months I have been experiencing major problems with sleeping and as a result my GP has been prescribing me pills. However, as I am concerned about their long term affects I have spent the last few months researching natural therapies so I can rid my body of the addictive drugs. My search for an alternative method led me to a couple of products belonging to Avon's Sleeptherapy range, namely Goodnight Pillow Mist and the product I am review today, Restful Night Sleep Balm.
We are provided with 10ml of product contained within a circular transparent glass jar with an easy to open screw top lid. The appearance of the packaging is similar to that of the other products within the range with its dreamy and tranquil image of a night sky displaying clouds and stars. As I find the Goodnight Pillow Mist to be a favourable product I had high hopes for this sleep balm, but I was bitterly disappointed at the weak aroma, which was barely evident when I lifted the jar to my nose. Avon fails to inform us of the aroma of this product, which I find strange and I am unable to recognise any familiar scent. Whilst I would describe the aroma as pleasant my initial thoughts were that I could not imagine it to be something that would relax me such as the calming and soothing scent of lavender.
Although it is very rare that I purchase Avon products I am disappointed that the brand continually fails to provide product information as there are no details whatsoever contained on the packaging on how much to use, where to use and the results that can be expected. Whilst I cannot bear products that are cluttered in marketing material together with instructions for use, I would have at least expected a few lines on how to use. I took a look on the Avon website in the hope that I would be able to locate some information, but was unable to find anything.
I touched the surface of the pearly white balm, which offered a firm texture similar to that of Vaseline, but I found it difficult to remove any with my fingertips. Consequently, it was necessary for me to dig my nail into the balm and scoop out a small amount, which I applied to my temples and insides of my wrists. The balm was easily applied and quickly absorbed into my skin without leaving any stickiness, but within seconds the barely evident scent totally vanished rendering this product useless as far as I am concerned. I was really disillusioned with this sleep balm, particularly when I compare it to the Goodnight Pillow Mist, which offers a wonderful calming aroma that assists me in relaxing.
For the reasons outlined above, I cannot recommend Restful Night Sleep Balm and as a result, it receives only one star from me. Whilst I would recommend you steer clear of this product and not waste your money I would advise that it generally retails at £3 per jar and at the time of writing it can be purchased for the discounted price of £2.10.
I hope you found my review useful and thanks for reading.
I suffer from insomnia and hoped that this would help me get to sleep. I bought the pillow mist and thought I would try this as well.
The balm is quite hard in the jar, so it is a bit difficult to scrape out. I expected it to smell similar to the scent of the pillow mist (sweet lavender and chamomile) but it didn't! It actually smells bland but has a herbal scent which I cannot place.
Avon suggest to apply the balm to your wrists and temples. I did exactly this. I wasn't sure how much to apply so I used as little as possible to avoid getting greasy sheets. The balm went on quite nicely and didn't feel too greasy.
I didn't really feel as though the balm did anything to help me sleep. I couldn't smell it when it was on and it didn't really do anything. Maybe it was the application which was supposed to be relaxing! I would not purchase this again as I didn't get anything out of it but that is just my opinion. It was a bit like putting petroleum jelly on my wrists!
I have had trouble relaxing my mind and dropping off to sleep for the last few years now, so my Mum suggested that I give Avon's 'Sleeptherapy Restful Night Sleep Balm' a go. It cost £3.00 for a 10ml tub, which I actually think is a really reasonable price.
The product is in a cute little white and blue tub, with an image of night time clouds and stars on the top. It has a little booklet stuck to the bottom with instructions and ingredients in it. The instructions say to rub a little bit on to your 'temples and other pulse points such as your wrists and neck'. So that night, before I got into bed, I rubbed a little amount on each of my wrists, my neck, temples and a little on my chest. I loved the smell of this product, it smells calming and dreamy, which is good because a product with a lively scent such as citrus tones wouldn't necessarily help you to sleep.
I actually found this product really worked! I've seen some other reviews of this product that say it hasn't worked, but I think it may be an individual thing and works on some people, and not for others. A little goes a long way too, so the tub last a good few months if you use it sparingly every night. Since I first tried this product, I have also started both my Sisters and my Grandma off using it and they love it too. For £3.00, it is worth a try, even if you find it doesnt help you fall asleep, it definately relaxes you. Give it a go and see how you get on! :)
I've had trouble getting to sleep for several years now. However, being a psychology student I am aware of the problems of seeking medication for this and therefore am very reluctant to do so. I saw this sleep balm in an avon catalogue and thought that at £3 for 10ml it was worth a try.
It comes in a small round glass tub with a plastic screw on lid. This is easy to open and close and the lid stays on fine. It also looks attractive enough on my bedside table. It is easy to use; you simply rub a little bit into your wrists and temples then snuggle down and hopefully fall asleep. It has a nice lavender smell which lingers but isn't too strong. I found the balm to be a bit greasy on my skin and it didn't really soak into the skin like I had expected.
When I first used it, I was going through one of my common phases of taking hours and hours to fall asleep, so I was very much hoping it would work. I rubbed it in and lay down trying to sleep. At the time I was sharing a bedroom with my sister, who always, without fail, fell asleep ages and ages before me. The next morning I woke up and realised I must have fallen asleep pretty much straight away the night before. My sister also confirmed that I had fallen asleep within a few minutes of turning the light out.
I was ecstatic with my find and used it the next night too. I noticed that this time it took me a bit longer to fall asleep than the night before but it was still much quicker than it used to be without sleep balm. The third night I used it, it took me pretty much as long as it always had to fall asleep. However, I continued to use the sleep balm. Unfortunately, after those first two restful nights, the sleep balm somehow lost its magic. I stopped using it, wondering if my body had just got used to it and that was why it wasn't working.
I have used the balm several times since this, several months after I first got it, but with no effect. I have no idea why it worked for two nights but no more after that. Overall, this product is fairly pointless and I wouldn't recommend it. I'll give it two stars, only because it worked for those first two nights so it may work for other people.
A while back I purchased the Avon Sleeptherapy Pillow Mist spray which I absolutely loved the smell of, but I still hadn't quite made my mind up about whether or not it did actually aid my sleep. Which is why I thought I'd give another product from the Avon Sleeptherapy range a go and bought some of their Sleep Balm.
The Balm comes in a very small 10ml tub with a picture of a blue night sky and clouds on the label, perfect for a "Sleepy" product. The lid on the Balm twists off easily and inside is the balm itself which is a shade of white. The Balm has the same scent as the Pillow Mist but it is a bit more faint and not as noticeable, but it's still nice.
To aid your sleep you are directed to rub some of the Balm into your wrists and temples and then that is supposed to help you drift off to sleep. But I personally found that once I was in bed I couldn't really smell the balm much, certainly not enough to help me get to sleep - I would have to sleep with my wrists across my face to get the best results I think!
I think the scent of the balm is slightly calming but that's probably only because it is a smell that I like, the Balm is non-greasy too so it didn't leave any horrible sticky feeling on my skin. It's just a shame it didn't work that well for me. Avon still sell the Balm for £2 so it doesn't cost too much if you do want to give it a go, personally I prefer the Sleeptherapy Pillow Mist.
Since my girlfriend became an Avon rep late last year I have used an increasing amount of products from the range and due to my already mentioned quest to find something that would aid me in my never ending battle against sleep one item that I ordered was the Sleeptherapy range and the item in question here is the balm. There are other products available including a relaxing bubble bath and pillow mist and the range is forever expanding.
At first this seems like a strange idea. Rubbing a lip balm esque substance onto yourself in order to help you sleep. The chances of it working were slim I thought but for 99p in a recent sale I thought it couldn't do any harm and with my determination to avoid medical pills as a solution to my sleeping problems I felt this was a suitable and logical choice.
This comes, as you can see from the picture, in a small tin about the size of the top of a fizzy drinks can and around 2cm deep. The actual produce inside is a plain, greasy at first balm similar to lip balm etc but perhaps a little more creamy so it dissolves into your skin.
What you essentially are required to do is rub this into various key point on your body around half an hour before sleep. Its suggested you rub into pressure points such as your wrists, temple etc but there would be no harm rubbing it elsewhere. And the scent that erodes from it is intended to ensure you have a nice nights sleep.
For anyone who has used any products from this range you will be familiar with the lavender-ish smell that emits from your body. Using only a tiny bit of the balm is enough as the smell is very strong. Its not subtle at all so make sure your sleeping partner doesn't mind the odour, but I am sure they wont as at the end of the day it's a summery, outdoor and fresh scent.
The idea is that the smell relaxes you and sends you to sleep. I certainly feel that, despite this not sending me to sleep, this balm has certainly aided me to relax and feel more chilled out. Some sleeping aids have had no affect or made me feel drowsy without sleeping which makes things worse and whilst this has not sent me to sleep per se it has ensured I am relaxed and that my insomnia is not causing as much aggravation and unrest as it would.
It doesn't leave marks on your sheets, dissolves into the skin quickly and without leaving grease and is safe for anyone to use.
All in all this product has had some positive impacts which is much more than I can say for products from similar ranges that have promised to send me to the land of nod and never have. This has relaxed me, despite not sending me to sleep, its one of the few sleeping products I have bought a second time round.
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Avon sleeptherapy balm from the sleeptherapy range. This comes in a 10ml pot and has a nice lavendery scent which is very soothing. I rub this into my temple and wrists before going to bed most nights and I find it helps me drift off. This is good value altnernative therapy as when I have looked for similar products a lot of them were over five pounds and do not think they are much better than this. I did go through a bought of insomnia and tried everything and when I used with the sleeptherapy body wash and goodnight pillow mist I found it increased my chances of 'dropping off'. Do not think though that this is a magic potion and as soon as you apply it you will be sleeping! I think a lot of the reviews that give it one star are a bit harsh on this product as it will only aid you to get a good nights sleep - you can't beat some excersise and fresh air to really set you off but use this in your night time ritual of relaxation. It is very good value at £2.50 but keep your eye out for when it is on offer and stock up!
Rub a little onto your temples or wrists and let the balm help you drift off to sleep for a restfull night.