Yes, I am a bit behind the times with this review of Lushes Sleepy body lotion but please don’t blame me. This year has flown by with my pregnancy and now a new baby, I didn’t have much time to spend out and about.
On one of our very few ventures into the city, I had to stop at the Lush store to stock up on my favourite bath bombs for once my pp healing has finished and had a look at whats new.
I thought I’d give Sleepy a go on both myself and Primrose, as she usually sleeps for around 2 1/2 to 3 hours a night but as she is now above her birth weight, we can let her wake us up for the feeds instead of having to set alarms. (Yay!)
It comes in two sizes 95g for £7.95 and 215g for £13.95.
So I bought the 95g pot for £7.95 and whisked it off home excited to give it a try last night.
Sleepy body lotion contains a lot of lovely natural ingredients which are beneficial to the skin;
Lavender oil is used for its balancing and soothing qualities making it ideal for irritated skin, it is also great for calming the mind and aiding a restful sleep.
Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter, which is highly hydrating, deeply nourishing and helps to keep skin soft and conditioned.
Almond oil, which is rich in vitamin E, mild and hypoallergenic. Almond oil is very conditioning so its good for eczema, psoriasis and all types of skin rashes.
Organic Jojoba oil is very moisturising. It creates a barrier and seals in the moisture and protects the skin from the extremities/the world.
Tonka Absolute has a sweet relaxing vanilla-like aroma. It is also known to help reduce inflammation.
The cream itself has a lovely purple tone to it, and a slightly glittery appearance (I wouldn’t expect anything less from a lush product).
It smells so good, like lavender and you can definitely smell the oatmeal and cocoa butter.
After a nice relaxing bath, I tried out the cream on Primrose.
Its a really nice consistency, not too thick or too runny and warms up nicely in my hands before putting it on Primrose. I used the tiniest amount on her chest and wiped the remains on her forehead. It was absorbed fairly quickly into her skin, leaving her smooth and not greasy or sticky like some other lotions do. She also had a little glitter to her skin, which was adorable.
I also put some on my chest too ( not near my nipple though as I am breastfeeding) and it felt so nice and relaxing. I think this helped her get nice a sleepy whilst having her last nighttime feed before bed.
I think this helped her get nice a sleepy whilst having her last nighttime feed before bed.
Afterwards, she smelt like the “visions of sugar plums and hot drinks topped with whipped cream” just as lush described.
So sleep wise. I’ll be testing this cream over the course of 3 nights. This hopefully will give me an idea as to whether its a one night fluke or if it actually works.
Primrose is 2 weeks old and usually sleeps in 2 1/2 to 3hour stints during the night, so we knew what we were going by.
She slept from 11:30 pm until 3:26 am, sleeping for a total of 3 hours and 55minutes. That’s an extra hour more than usual.
Then she slept from 4:40 am until 8:27 am, sleeping for a total of 3 hours and 47minutes. Another hour extra.
So night 1, we managed to get at least an extra 2 hours sleep! I know its only a little progress but when you have a newborn, every minute of sleep counts.