Dream Balm is an herbal salves recommended for promoting sleep and relaxation. The company behind the product is Mountain Rose Herbs.
Mountain Rose Herbs is a small company set up in 1987 in Oregon. It develops and sells a wide variety of salves, infused herbal oils, tinctures and capsules generally made without any synthetic additives. The herbs they use in their formulations are usually certified organic or wildly grown. The company puts a great deal of emphasis on fair trade and sustainable agricultural practices. You cannot find the Mountain Rose Herbs products at many online retailers but they can be ordered directly from the company’s website.
According to the producer, Dream Balm is one of their best sold salves. It comes with a sweet smell and it is obtained from natural ingredients, like herbs, and essential oils (most of them being certified organic). Thus the active ingredients are infused in almond and olive oil, and beeswax is also added as a natural thickening agent. The manufacturer recommends Dream Balm to people who feel tensed and need a quick remedy during the day and to those who may have problems sleeping (so the ointment may be applied before going to bed) including children.
Dream Balm Ingredients
Dream Balm contains the following ingredients: Lavender flowers, Rose petals, Hops flowers, Mugwort, Borage, Rosemary, Chamomile flowers, pure essential oils, Sweet almond oil, Olive oil, and Beeswax.
Dream Balm is an herbal ointment that contains lavender flowers and rose petals which have a calming effect and can make you relax and go to sleep. Chamomile is also considered an anti-anxiety herb which in higher amounts can promote sleep, though it has not been properly studied by scientists. Rosemary is an aromatic herb that is sometimes used for stress symptoms. In combination with nice smelling essential oils, it may even provide relief from anxiety. We would also have liked to know what essential oils there are in the formula (the producer does not mention them in the list of ingredients on its website).
One key ingredient in Dream Balm is lavender. Lavender has a long historical use as an herb with calming effects. It has also received proper attention from researchers which have concluded that lavender helps with anxiety, mood disorders and sleep difficulties. Like many other herbs however, lavender may interact with other drugs. Thus it may enhance the effect of sedatives and other drugs that influence the nervous system.
The FDA has not evaluated the potential adverse effects and quality of Dream Balm. Mountain Rose Herbs does not mention side effects either on its site.
The formula is sold in bottles of one ounce and two ounces. As it comes in small containers, you might even take the salve in your purse or pocket and use it when feeling overly tense during the day. The manufacturer recommends using it in the evening, but it says that you could also use it whenever you need it.
- It costs $4-$5.75 per ounce depending if you–re buying the 1oz or the 2oz bottle, which would recommend it as an affordable formula
- It contains only natural ingredients, with no artificial preservatives or flavors
- You can return the product in 60 days and get a refund
- The number of online consumer reviews is limited
- Shipping charges may be high if you order from the producer
- A small number of online retailers sell the formula
Dream Balm is a salve that you may use to relax before going to sleep or whenever you feel anxious. It contains lavender and other herbs that may promote sleep and provide relief from stress and anxiety symptoms. So looking at the list of ingredients, Dream Balm may indeed be effective.
However we cannot say much about customer satisfaction. Online testimonials are pretty rare so there is the possibility that they could be just a marketing tool. We believe there may not be many people who have tried the product because you cannot actually find it in many online stores.