I am not the worlds best sleeper so anything that claims to help me nod off is a must try and if they’re not £40 a bottle all the better. I fell in love with Aromatherapy Associates bath oils this time last year and I can’t lie (well I can but I wont) they’re still yet to be beat but a good pillow mist does a pretty good job for considerably less and this offering from Le Couvent Des Minimes is a steal at £12 for 100ml. Although lavender does help me drift off I don’t LOVE the scent and the fragrance here is strong enough to be effective but subtle enough to not irritate my senses.
Of course sometimes a long soak in the tub with a good oil is all that with do and although it doesn’t quite compare (as I said, nothing does) this one from Arran Aromatics is pretty darn good. Going back to fragrance this has the added bonus of Sandalwood which I happen to very much enjoy so while it still has the sleepy time goodness it’s a little more pleasant and relaxing for me. Again it’s a huge amount of product for the money too, £12.50 for 300ml goes a heck of a lot further than my Aromatherapy Associates (£40 for 55ml – ouch!) oil I will reserve that for serious pamper time and use this on the regular.
What are your favourite sleep aids?