It was the kind of cult phenomenon that seemed to good to be true, yet as more glowing reviews kept pouring in, it became harder and harder to resist. Could Lush's Sleepy body lotion really be a cure for insomnia? Lathering up sounded way less tedious than counting sheep (who came up with that, anyway?!), and with some people swearing it helped them crash within 15 minutes of putting it on, it's no wonder the product sold out almost immediately.
BUY NOW 3.5-ounce jar, $6.95 or 8.4-ounce jar, $14.95; lushusa.com
Now, almost a year later, Lush is giving you yet another way to — as the classic children's book so eloquently put it — finally go the eff to sleep, with the release of its Deep Sleep Shower Jelly. And it's an orange, iridescent wonder to behold:
It's loaded with blue chamomile and lavender oil to help you relax. Lavender's long been considered a stress-reliever, and a small study found that cardiac patients fell into a deep sleep that lasted for 90 minutes after drinking chamomile tea. Anecdotally, a Wired reporter also tried a handful of different sleep aids, finding that chamomile supplements gave him the soundest sleep each night. It's not enough to definitively say it works, but that — combined with early reviews of the shower jelly — are enough to pique my interest.
The shower jelly, which you'd lather up and use like a super-jiggly bar of soap, is available online now, and it'll be in stores everywhere on May 25. You can scoop it up in two sizes: a 3.5-ounce jar for $6.95, or an 8.4-ounce tub for $14.95.
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