I'm extremely energetic. Now, this is great throughout the day as it means i'm always alert but it's not ideal when it comes to sleeping. So when the lovely people at Holland and Barrett put together a beauty box to aid peaceful sleeping it's safe to say i was thrilled. The Sleeping beauty box* came in a beautiful white box wrapped with a green ribbon and filled with goodies.
Wonder Oil: Buy (here)
This smells divine. It smells fruity and has a touch of spice. To me, the leading scent is grapefruit. This product can be used as a hot hair oil, for massages, as a cleanser, to moisturise cuticles, in the bath, on the tips of your hair and so much more. Now, that's what i call a multi-use product! I like to use this after shaving as an intense moisturising treatment and also in the bath so the smell fills the bathroom. Yum.
Cherry juice concentrate: Buy (here)
Cherries contain the sleep hormone melatonin; I didn't find that it put me to sleep. However, i did find it hugely relaxing. I mixed 3 tsp in a warm mug of water before i went to bed and found it really soothing. You can also put it in cold water and use as a refreshing beverage before an exam, test etc. to calm nerves. It's naturally sweet so you don't have to add any sugar which makes it an extremely healthy alternative for squash, ribena etc. It also works well in smoothies to add taste. This product has a large variety of ways you can use it and i highly recommend buying it if you find it hard to unwind or find yourself getting anxious before things like exams.
Lavender Oil: Buy (here)
Lavender is one of my favourite scents so i was really excited to test this out. It's recommended that you put a few drops on your pillow (i used 2-3 drops) but i like to do a drop on each of my wrists as well. It's hugely relaxing, i found that i drifted off to sleep within 20 minutes of using this product. The scent is strong but not overpowering. It's more of a sweet lavender smell than english lavender which i tend to prefer but it's really subjective to the user.
Dr. Organic Night Cream: Buy (here)
This cream is an extremely thick overnight treatment which has a gorgeous spicy scent. Unlike most overnight creams, this sinks right into your skin and doesn't leave it looking or feeling sticky. It's an intense moisturiser and left my skin feeling soft and hydrated. Ideal for sufferers of dry skin. This product can also act as a toning treatment.
I hope you find this post helpful and if you're looking for an excuse to buy all of these, it's national sleeping month! So you'd be a little bit of a spoil-sport if you didn't join in... right? My favourite product was the lavender oil as i felt it was the most soothing and helped me get a good nights sleep, so if you buy just one of these items let it be this one! Hugely impressed by these products from Holland and Barrett and will definitely reviewing more in the future.