The lavender lotion & spray that promotes sleep and cures insomnia

& just like that, we are back from London!

With the mix of jet lag & daylight saving time, it’s been no joke getting back into the swing of things. I usually have jetlag on lock, but man, springing forward has really messed up my internal clock!

WELL-

Thanks to this secret weapon, I have been back on track like woah… though if you follow on instagram, #instastoryfam saw it first per usu 😉

Enter SLEEPY & TWILIGHT by Lush!

Lifestyle Blogger, Shannon Silver, talks all about Lush's SLEEPY lotion & Twilight body spray - such a dreamy scent!

A few weeks ago, I had one of the most stressful weeks at work. I was exhausted, stressed out, & not to mention, my sleep cycle was all out of whack – it really began to show in my skin.

On Thursday night, as it was coming to an end, I decided I was in major need of some pampering. I walked over to Lush hoping to get a mask & a bath bomb.

Have you ever been to Lush?

The store experience is amazing & the associates there are SO helpful. If you are unfamiliar, it’s an all natural, ethical beauty / body company. Every single one of their products is invented by them & handmade {every container will show who made it and when!} and they use natural preservatives.

Nothing bad for your body – & if we are being honest, I have yet to use a product there I dislike. Everything there is legit

I explained to the associate what was going on & as he helped me find the face mask {I got the Catastrophe Cosmetic – you have to get it in store since it’s made fresh there day of}, he told me to do the Twilight Bath Bomb and RAVED about the SLEEPY lotion.

I passed on the lotion & went with the bath bomb… which was actually the same scent! As I was checking out, he pleasantly surprised me with a sample of the SLEEPY lotion to put on after my bath. Customer service achievement unlocked!

WELL- fast forward to my bath.

Not only was it the most necessary bath ever, but the smell was heavenly {&  visually pretty with the pastel pink and blue swirls}. I put on the lotion afterwards & was IMMEDIATELY sold. I went to bed completely stress free & had a full night’s rest. Bible.

The next day, I walked right back to Lush and purchased the full size lotion and the matching spray. It’s a scent I cannot get enough of.

Scent wise, it’s lavender and tonka. It’s both warm, sweet, & floral at the same time. I’ve seen it described as a blend of lavender + sugar cookie which I can’t disagree with.

To break down the scents / ingredients – here are the main ones in Lush’s Sleepy lotion:

oatmeal infusion :: soothes / restores skin
almond oil :: skin conditioning & loaded w vitamin E
lavender water :: need to make asap! lavender steeped in boiling water – SO soothing & great for your skin. I want to mix it in my rose toner
– organic jojoba oil :: mega moisturizing on skin
– organic cocoa butter ::  adds a luxe richness & adds to the warm scent Lavender flower & oil :: calms the mind, relieves stress / anxiety, sleep aid, & soothes skin
– tonka absolute :: smells SO GOOD. Think vanilla mixed with caramel
– ylang ylang oil :: lends a floral, sweet note to help relieve stress {remind me to mix my lavender & ylang ylang essential oils at night}

…among a few others.

To make it even better, the colour of it is SO SOOTHING – is that weird? It’s the most gorgeous shade of cool lavender & the scent literally lasts ALL DAY. Purple is one of my favourite colours [so I’m pretty stoked ultraviolet is 2k18’s colour of the year}.

I also like to spray my pillows & sheets with the body spray & it legit does help me fall asleep within 20 minutes! No melatonin or indica {though that doesn’t stop me – I should do a post on indica for sleep too} needed!

In fact, I whenever Erik is stressed, I make him smell the lotion  & he has even remarked that it relieves it! HA- but it has his stamp of approval too.

Anyways, that’s all I got today. About to go to the gym, cook a new recipe I’m testing for the blog: <30 min sheetpan teriyaki beef & finish deep cleaning my apartment. Spring cleaning here TO THE MAX. It’s been so soothing! But maybe because I have my SLEEPY lotion & spray on!

Do you have any go to sleep hacks or fave lavender products? Let me know! Always need help in this department….

See ya on Wednesday! xx Shannon

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Lotion :: $9.95 for 3.1 oz || $19.95 for 7.4 oz

Spray :: $29.95 for 6.7 fl oz

Twilight Bath Bomb :: $6.95

Twilight Kit :: comes w 3.3 oz of body gel {not sold in stores}, 3.3 fl oz of spray, & 1.5 oz of lotion

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