Where there’s a bandwagon I’ll jump, and so the much hyped Sleepy Body Lotion from Lush was a given. Promising sleep inducing properties at chloroform proportions, I was a tad dubious, but happy to investigate nevertheless. And so when a day’s work brought me into town during shop-opening hours (the rarity!), I stocked up majorly in Aladdin’s Cave.
I adore Lush – it will forever remind me of college and Scotland, (and Christmas). And whilst the in-store shopping experience is always too intense for me (the lights! the overpowering scents! the noise! the over-enthusiastic staff! moan moan moan etc), I’ve yet to try a dud from the brand.
Having recently finished my Deep Sleep Pillow Spray I was hoping Lush’s Sleepy Stuff would fill the void and bring the zen. As for the ingredients we’re talking oatmeal, lavender, cocoa butter, tonka, ylang ylang oil – all very rich and calming and namaste, you know? Price wise, 215g was in or around €20.
I slathered myself in the stuff before bed (as did Mark lolz). It smells DIVINE – very malty, very relaxing, very rich. It’s definitely not for everyone – if you don’t enjoy lavender or tonka bean (like spicy vanilla) you’ll vom. Me however, I’m all about the lavender vibes and subsequently I adore it. Fragrance aside, it’s a rich formulation and feels very soothing and hydrating on drier skin. The lotion itself is quite thick and a little greasy (again possibly not for everyone). A little goes a long way, with the scent still lingering come morning.
The blurb, whilst possibly a tad exadge does quite aptly sum up its contents; “conjures up visions of sugar plums and hot drinks topped with whipped cream while the heavenly ministrations of creamy Fair Trade organic cocoa butter and delicate lavender water cool and enrich the skin. Blanket your body in this lovely lotion before stepping into soft pyjamas for snuggly nights beside the fire.”
But whilst I felt like a cocooned baby, did I sleep like one?
Honestly, no. The first night I used this was laughably one of the worst nights sleep in a while, and peppered with cray-cray lucid dreams. (Mark reported vivid dreams also, but slept as per usual – like a baby lamb).
How and ever, I’ve been using this regardless most nights since, and whilst it fails to induce drowsiness for me, it definitely helps relax and calm. It’s that five star relaxation room fragrance vibe, at home. Hashtag Hygge.
I’ll be using it all through the colder months, me thinks. Also, I’ve dusted off my holy grail winter fragrance Nirvana Black and if you’re also a fan – the Sleepy Lotion is the perfect pairing for some fragrance combo layering should you be that way inclined.