I don't know what in the world has gotten into my children lately, but I promise you I had more sleep when they were newborns compared to now. I am lucky if they sleep clear through until 5:30am these days, but usually at least one of them is up around 2am, and last week we were all up every day by 4:30am. I am tired! The thought of Benadryl and Tylenol PM has crossed my mind (obviously I would never do that), but I really needed something to help out a little. Thankfully, Wildwood SoapWorks sent their Golden Slumbers Sleep Balm in the last box of awesomeness I received. We've been testing it out for a few days, and although we've had mixed results, I think it is helping my kids sleep longer, and more soundly.
"Why lay awake at night counting farm animals when this natural formula of organic ingredients can help find Dreamland? Into a base of certified organic extra virgin olive oil, we blend a combination of herbs and therapeutic grade essential oils, all of which having calming and relaxing attributes. Rub some on your forehead, temples, and under the nose…say "goodnight" as you drift into a blissful state of restful sleep. Great for kids as well!" ~ Wildwood SoapWorks
I'm a bit of a skeptic by nature, and it doesn't help that my son is going through a growth spurt, but I am also not one to give up really easily, so this is a product I will continue to use until I know for a fact, one way or the other, if it's working. But, for right now I can gladly say my kids slept until 6:30am this morning without waking up in the middle of the night. So, that is good enough proof for now to say this product is definitely worth a solid try!
The Golden Slumbers sleep balm is made with organic extra virgin olive oil, beeswax, avocado oil, ground lavender flowers, rose petals, lemon balm, mugwort, chamomile, and essential oils of high altitude Bulgarian lavender, bergamot, rosemary, and natural vitamin E. All of these flowers and herbs just sound so relaxing, and the Sleep Balm smells fantastic. It really does. Every night, about 10 minutes before I put my kids to bed, I rub a little on their upper lip area, their temples, and their forehead. They're both asleep within 10 minutes. They usually went to sleep easily, but with the use of the sleep balm we've had a greater amount of success at getting them to sleep faster, and with less whining and tossing.
They were given cold medication a few of those nights because they were sick, but even though the meds were supposed to wear off in 4 hours, they continued to sleep through the night. I wonder if perhaps this helped with their sinuses too? Either way it made their colds seem less drastic when it came to sleeping at night. My daughter loves it when I put it on her, and it's becoming a nice, calming nightly routine before it's time to get into bed and read a story. I did notice the one night I forgot to apply onto the kiddos that they slept horrendously. We're talking the 9 month old up at 2am (thank goodness he went back to sleep), the 2.5 year old up at 4:30 am wide awake thinking it was a good time to start her day.
I was really surprised that the Golden Slumbers Sleep Balm came in such a small container. I expected at least a full ounce if not more, but this stuff lasts a long time. Even with two kids using it for a week I have 99% of it left. This is one thing I love about all of the Wildwood SoapWorks products I've tried so far; they all last considerably longer than I expected them to.
Obviously the Golden Slumbers Sleep Balm is not just for children, however I haven't needed to use it on myself yet, and my husband sleeps like a rock. But, if you or your children need a little extra soothing and help in the sleep department, this is definitely a product you should try. It's natural, food grade, and smells so darn good I could wear it as a perfume.
Wildwood SoapWorks is giving you all a chance at winning a tin of Golden Slumpers Sleep Balm this week. Once again there will be 4 winners. Entrants must live in the USA or Canada (yes these are now open to our northern neighbors), and must be 18+. The giveaway will run for approximately 1 week, and you'll be able to enter [HERE] when it is live.
*I received a product for free in order to facilitate this review. All opinions are 100% mine. See Disclosure Policy.
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