Pros: wonderful scent, portable, doesn't clog pores
Cons: hard to find in stores
I purchased Badger Sleep Balm back in 2008, because at the time, I was having a great deal of trouble falling asleep. I had moved into a new apartment, I was under a lot of stress from my volunteer job, and I was just having a rough time.
The first night I used the Sleep Balm, I didn't expect anything to happen. Well, I was wrong! I put the balm on my lips, temples, and on my neck. Then, I closed my eyes and felt relaxation hit me rather quickly. I used it for an entire week right before I went to bed and it helped me relax enough to sleep. For the first time in a month, I didn't have to take sleeping pills.
The balm had lavender, bergamont, ginger, rosemary, and balsam fir essential oils in a olive oil/castor oil/beeswax base. It didn't clog my pores and actually made my lips very soft (and I have chapped lips almost all the time). The tin is also portable and lasts a long time. I still have half of the tin that I bought in 2008, and its 2011!
Overall, Badger Sleep Balm is a great sleep aid if you want something that is all natural and doesn't require that you swallow a pill. It would be an excellent gift for a college student or a new mom and dad.