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Dream Balm Review – 8 Things You May Not Know

By Sasha de Beausset Aparicio, MSc

Reviewed by Rebecca Williams, MD, MA, MB, BChir

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Evidence Based | Summary | Nutrition Facts | Pros & Cons | Contraindications | Price | How To Use | Final Thoughts

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.


1) What is Dream Balm?

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.

Nutrition Facts

2) Dream Balm Nutrition Facts

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.

3) What Does Dream Balm Do?

Dream Balm is an herbal product based on calming herbs like lavender and rose. Lavender has been used for hundreds of years in the treatment of insomnia, stress, anxiety, concentration problems, and exhaustion. Researchers have studied the benefits of lavender in the treatment of central nervous system conditions proving that lavender essential oil massages help with sleep difficulties and reduce mood swings. Moreover, herbalists recommend lavender for fungal infections and various skin conditions, like acne and eczema. They also believe it is useful to reduce muscle aches and joint pains.

Some people have complained about stomach disorders, skin rashes, and headaches after using lavender oils or ointments. Moreover, you should know that lavender is toxic when taken by mouth. Also, this herb might interact with central nervous system medication (antidepressants, sedatives, ADHD medication) since it can promote sleep and relaxation.

The formulation does not need the approval of the Food and Drug Administration to be marketed. Therefore, its safety and its Effectiveness are not guaranteed. Mountain Rose Herbs does not mention any side effects on its official site.

The producer recommends using Dream Balm in the evening before going to sleep. The salve should be applied on the temples or forehead. It may also be used during the day when feeling tense or anxious for instance.

We have found a very limited number of online customer testimonials. We believe they might have been posted for marketing purposes. Therefore caution is advised.

Pros & Cons

4) Dream Balm: Pros and Cons

  • It costs $4-$5.75 per ounce depending if youre 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


5) Dream Balm Warnings and Precautions

  • 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


6) Dream Balm Price

Dream Balm is sold in bottles of two different sizes (one ounce and two ounces respectively). The price-per-ounce varies depending on the size of the bottle.

You can order the formula online directly from Mountain Rose Herbs, the manufacturer. You may place your order by email, by mail, by fax or by telephone. You may even pick it up from the producer’s headquarters. We believe that you should take into consideration shipping charges as well when ordering the product, especially as they may be high in our view. There are not many online retailers selling Dream Balm.

It is also possible for you to return the product in about two months after ordering it. You will get a full refund, but you will have to bear the return shipping fees.

How To Use

7) How to Use Dream Balm

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.

Final Thoughts

8) Final Thoughts on Dream Balm

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.

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I think Dream Balm is pretty good but not impressive.