Thursday, 8 July 2010
Badger Night Night Balm
It's the school holidays which should mean stress-free kids who wear themselves out running around like loonies all day long then fall asleep as soon as their heads hit the pillows. Sometimes, they go too over-the-top though, and have trouble winding down and getting into bedtime mode. They're too hot and sweaty to sleep or their routine has been kicked out or they've spent all afternoon squabbling with the kids down the road and are all whiny and stressed out and in a bad mood now.
But I have a new secret weapon ! Badger Night-Night Balm is a gorgeous lavender-scented balm that you can rub on your finger and under little nostrils so that the calming lavender scents wafts into tired little brains with a "you are feeling sleepy" subliminal message ! It really seems to work and, as the girls love the smell, they actually ask to put some on at bedtime - bonus !
As with all Badger products, all the ingredients are 100% natural and almost all of them are certified organic, so you can use it on your kids' delicate skin without worrying about any allergies or nasty toxic ingredients hiding in there.
On the Badger website, they explain : "Night-Night Balm is made to help ease younger minds into the magical realm of the sleep world. For this special child-friendly formula, we chose essential oils that are known to be good for children and are also known to promote feelings of safety, cheerfulness, reverence and calm. Chamomile helps children to calm down and unwind from nighttime activities. Lavender helps children to relax and feel soothed, while Sandalwood instills a feeling of reverence. Mandarin & Spearmint help kids feel safe and uplifted. Rub a little onto temples, neck, lips, wrists or anywhere that will help to diffuse the wonderful aroma into the air around the child. A safe and natural sleep aid for children !"
It's also great for soothing sore noses that are suffering from a cold or hayfever. As I always rub the excess balm under my own nostrils, I can tell you that it is also very good at chilling out frazzled mums, whether or not it's their bedtime !
star rating : 5/5
RRP : £4.49 for 21g
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Badger Bali Balm Soothing After Sun Care
Miamoo Nanight Balm
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