Product Type: Badger in Health Therapies / Treatments
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Badger Sleep Balm
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Badger Sleep Balm
Date: 27/06/10, updated on 27/06/10 (55 review reads)
Advantages: Not tested on animals, 100% natural, smells great, really works
Disadvantages: Tin may be fiddly for those with weak hands
~~So what is it?~~
It is a temple rub using essential oils as the active ingredients for a natural, gentle sleep aid. The idea is that you smooth a small amount over your temples or other pulse points, lay back and let the wonderfully fragrant oils do their magic.
This was definitely a selling point for me. The balm comes in a lovely retro looking tin. The lid has a picture of a badger taking a snooze, the back has information about the company and the ingredients. The lid is fairly easy to remove although those who have weak hands or artritic conditions may struggle slightly.
~~Is it ethical?~~
Firstly it is certified organic by the USDA - this is a good start as organic farming methods are a lot less harmful to local wildlife and the eco-system of the planet in general.
The packaging is purely metal so I believe it is 100% recyclable once empty. As most people nowadays have access to recycling facilities, this is another plus point.
I realise there is little room on the small tin to give much information so I visited their website badgerbalm.bathandunwind.com to see what else I could discover. And yes, they did not fail to impress!
Badger do not test on animals, they are always 100% natural, and they never use "chemicals, synthetics, GMO's, parabens, toxic preservatives or any of the other bad stuff that you've read so much about."
I think after visiting the website I will be investigating more of their products in future!
There are two sizes available on the website, 0.75oz for £4.49 and 2oz for £7.49. Although this may sound expensive, a little goes a long way, and this little tin has lasted much longer than the average pack of sleeping tablets would.
The texture is quite hard to start with, but once you push hard enough to break the surface, it is similar to petroleum jelly but without the greasiness. A small amount is all you need to smooth over pulse points and it glides smoothly across the skin.
The scent of the balm is not too aggressive and would not interfere with other perfumes you may be wearing, you can just smell it in the background. I have always been a fan of lavender ever since I was little and as for bergamot - well, I love Earl Grey tea, say no more!
~~Does it work though?!~~
Yes! I have nights where I am feeling really hyperactive where I feel the need to do the housework late at night or just read and read until exhaustion sets in. When I think that kind of night is going to happen, I now have a long bath and use the badger balm about 10 minutes before getting into bed. It definitely calms me down, as I find myself staying in bed and reading far less before dropping off without being exhausted.
Summary: A great product from a company that I hope to see more of in the future!
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