Who can say they get too much quality sleep? Not many of us, I’m guessing. So many factors affect sleep. The two big ones for me are stress and hormones-oh and my new cat, August Banks. He likes to rearrange his poop and pee in the litter box at least twice a night and enjoys knocking random objects off table tops around 4 in the morning. Insert teeth gritted emoji.
I’m sure many of you have kiddos waking up in the middle of the night and snoring spouses. Once we hit a certain age, sleep becomes a rare commodity not a given. I’m all about finding natural remedies to help me relax besides wine-lol! I’m hoping some of you will find success with this very affordable remedy.
Badger’s Sleep Balm gets great reviews so I decided to buy it, mainly so I could smell it and then DIY it for you all! I will say though-this little balm is very inexpensive and comes in a super cute tin. Plus they offer 2 sizes-.75 and 2 ounces.
Sleep Balm Ingredients:*◊Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, *Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, *Cera Alba (Beeswax), *Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Peel Oil, *Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Oil, *Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary Verbenone) Leaf Oil, *Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Oil, *Abies Balsamea (Balsam Canada) Needle Oil and *Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract. * = Certified Organic ◊ = Extra Virgin Olive Oil
For poetic badgers and other restless wanderers. This dreamy, night balm will not make you sleepy (it’s not a drug); rather it’s a calming, soothing blend of essential oils to help ease you into a relaxed state of mind so sleep can come naturally. Apply anywhere—your lips, chest, temples or hands—and inhale the aromatic smell of a wonderful night’s sleep. Rosemary promotes clear thinking, Bergamot is mentally uplifting, and Balsam Fir is refreshing, like a walk in the woods, while Lavender is relaxing. The perfect balm for the nights when you need to quiet your mind and get to sleep.
DIY Sleep Balm:
1 tbsp. Beeswax pellets (find it HERE)
10 drops Lavender Essential Oil (find it HERE)
10 drops Bergamot Essential Oil (find it HERE)
4 drops Rosemary Essential Oil (find it HERE)
3 drops Ginger Essential Oil (find it HERE)
- Fill a medium sized pot, 1/2 way full with water and place on the stove top.
- Place a glass Pyrex measuring cup with spout into the water.
- Turn the stove top to medium heat.
- Add Olive Oil and beeswax to your glass cup and melt.
- Once melted, remove from heat and add your essential oils.
- Pour into a container and allow to cool and harden.
This recipe makes about 2 ounces.
The shelf life of this balm is about 6 mos. Keep it closed and free from water.
How to Use:
Apply under your nose, lips or temples. You can also apply to your wrists or neck. I like to apply to my feet for extra moisturizing benefits!
This balm is gentle and can be used on infants. I read many testimonials of mom’s singing it’s praises. If I had a baby that was having sleep troubles, I would apply to the bottom of it’s feet before bedtime. You could also massage into their back.
If you are having sleep issues and really need more then this balm, may I suggest magnesium and chromium. Both of these are known to help with sleep and I can attest to it personally. As I have mentioned before, I am trying out Plexus supplements and so far I’m very satisfied but before Plexus, I took both of these on their own. THIS product is high in magnesium and I take 2 a day before bedtime. And just so you know, magnesium also helps you stay regular and can be taken daily! Read more about it HERE. Also, THIS drink contains a good amount of chromium. My pink drink review is coming by the end of this week so stay tuned!
This is a really fun and easy DIY and it smells so good! Bergamot and Lavender are my favorite duo! And of course, if you’d like to skip this DIY, find the original Badger Sleep Balm HERE. And as for Auggie Banks-hopefully one day soon he’ll grow out of this kitten stage!! It’s 2 PM and he’s been sound asleep for over 3 hours-go figure.
And yes, I am strangling him in this picture. Totally kidding.
Your DIY products are only as good as your ingredients so be sure to use quality oils. I have linked my recommendations in the recipe. Spark Naturals is my essential oil company of choice-they offer high quality, pure essential oils. Use my coupon code JENNIRAINCLOUD to receive 10% off your order!
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**Unfortunately I could not find the artist who created this cute picture of the sleeping bear.**