I have trouble getting to sleep, because I'm usually thinking about the next day and all I have to do. I wanted to try something that wasn't medicinally-based. This sleep balm has no drugs, artificial colors, or preservatives in it; it's made of rosemary, lavender, balsam, bergamot, ginger, and balsam with an oil and wax base. On the plus side: the scent is absolutely wonderful - sort of like being in an evergreen forest with rosemary and lavender plants all around. The negatives: the directions say to rub the balm on your temples, upper lip, face, and neck. The waxy texture felt sticky there, and it was too heavy for my skin - I had a few small breakouts in those areas the next morning. Does it work? For me, no. The directions state that this balm won't make you fall asleep, just calm your thoughts so that you can fall asleep naturally. It didn't do that for me, but I didn't waste it; it became a very good moisturizer for tougher areas of skin - heels, cuticles, etc. So if you are good at suggestive methods of inducing sleep, this might be helpful to you.
North Tonawanda, NY