25 January 2013

Elemis Spa Home: Quiet Mind - Temple Balm

A few weeks ago I went a good couple of nights without being able to sleep; at the most getting 2/3hrs kip, and then working a 9hour day! Of course unable to sleep I took to twitter, expressing my frustration, and then I had a response from the lovely Sascha, author to 'Beauty Geek' blog. Expressing my desire to get some decent 'shut eye' and what I had used previously, she suggested I try the Elemis Quiet Mind - Temple Balm as it's really good. I have never tried Elemis products but have heard many people talk about this brand and their products, and seen them stocked within the large department stores. I took Sascha's word for it and proceeded to ordering a bottle.

''This soothing temple balm contains a powerful blend of essential oils to help promote harmony, tranquility and relaxation''.
(Elemis, 2013)

First impressions of the product/packaging, I was quite surprised at how small it was considering how much it cost (which I will explain further in the post). However that said, like other products on the market which claim to be similar to this product, they do last for quite sometime. The colour of the outer packaging and bottle is very blue, conveying calm, peace and tranquility. The bottle itself has a turn mechanism, with a small nozzle, dispensing a pea sized amount of product which does go along way. So . .you're all wanting to know ''Did it actually work?'' . . .Answer? . . .YES!!

When this arrived I couldn't wait to use it that very same day/night. I followed the directions on the packaging ''Rub onto fingertips and massage into back of the neck, ear lobes and temples - breathe deeply''. The balm smells heavenly; essential oils, with lavender being very prominent. It's a clear gel like substance which dries quite quickly, but leaves no sticky residue. I did find after applying, I got a slight tingle on the areas I had rubbed the product, but those quickly disappeared. I got into bed and about 20/25mins later -  I was out like a light! That night I had the best nights sleep and actually felt refreshed for work the next morning. I bet you're wondering ''how much does it cost''? Well it can vary depending on where you decide to purchase.

I purchased mine from a reputable, legit seller on Amazon for £15.50, which sounds incredibly expensive for a 15ml bottle. But after using this product for a good few nights back-to-back, I think it's worth the money as I still have loads of product left, and it works!

The Elemis Quiet Mind - Temple Balm can be purchased from the following:
 Look Fantastic
Feel Unique
John Lewis
Harvey Nichols
. . . . And many more (google is your friend) . . .

If you are interested in knowing more about Elemis, click here.

Hope you enjoyed this blog post.


  1. omg I need this! I've been using badger balms for my sleep issues and they've been working great but I wouldn't mind trying this. Sounds so lovely!
    hareem x

    1. Serenity of Beauty25 January 2013 22:12

      It is amazing :-) really does work :-), and smells divine. Definitely give it a try.

  2. Yay! So glad to hear it works lovely :) funnily enough, I've got the Badger Balm now but my sleep has levelled out for the time being...long may it last! Really glad it's worked and so happy you like it xx

    1. Serenity of Beauty27 January 2013 04:39

      Thank you for your suggestion :) God knows what I would have tried if I didn't know about this product :) Thanks again :)