The holidays are arguably the best time of the year, but it can be a super stressful season for many, what with all the travel and the shopping and the parties. When it's finally time to hit the hay, it's impossible to fall asleep without worrying what's left to be done. Thankfully, our friends at Lush have a solution, and it's not their cult-favorite Sleepy lotion. Lush's Christmas Eve Bubble Bar claims it can turn those restless holiday evenings into dreamy, blissful sleep after only a few minutes in the tub. Insomniacs and stressed sleepers, rejoice!
The story behind the Christmas Eve Bubble Bar is that it was intended to help calm excitement and soothe anxiety the night before Christmas, when presents and Santa Claus are at the top of your mind.
The seasonal bubble bar — which is meant to be crumbled under running water to create mountains of bubbles — is packed with slumber-inducing ingredients like jasmine absolute and ylang ylang oil, as well as mineral-rich seaweed powder to make your skin feel super soft. You won't be able to help but feel super zen, surrounded by pillows of soft blue bubbles and the intoxicating scent of flowers.
If you don't believe that this bubble bar can actually put you to sleep, just ask its loyal and fanatical followers, including Lush's Director of Manufacturing in North America, Graham Brown. Brown tells me that he's in charge of putting his four-year old daughter to bed every night and will use "anything that can get her to sleep," and he says that the Christmas Eve Bubble Bar "is really good at it."
On Lush's website, 100 percent of users recommend the product. One reviewer even describes the Christmas Eve Bubble Bar as heavenly, saying, "the bubbles are plentiful, the scent surrounds you like a warm blanket, and you slip off to a blissful place!" And if that wasn't enough, they also noted that they buy the product in bulk for year-round use.
Of course, it should come as no surprise that this isn't the only product Lush makes that can help you get your beauty rest. In addition to the Christmas Eve Bubble Bar and Sleepy, consider adding these other products to your routine the next time you're struggling to catch those Zzzs.
1. Luxury Lush Pud
More of a bath bomb than a bubble bar person? Grab this adorable Luxury Lush Pud Bath Bomb made with lavender oil and sweet, warm tonka oil to help relieve any tension from the day.
2. The Big Sleep Jelly Bomb
If you haven't tried any of Lush's jelly bombs, you're in for a surprising treat. This gorgeous turquoise blue jelly bomb made with Neroli, lavender, and chamomile will turn into a soft jelly texture that will feel incredibly soothing on your skin.
3. Tender Is The Night
Feel like winding down with a little romance? Pick up the Tender Is The Night Massage Bar made with vanilla, jasmine, and ylang ylang. The shea and murumuru butter from the bar will melt right into your skin.
4. Dream Steam Steamer Tab
Here's how this Dream Steam Steamer Tab works: Drop the tab into a bowl of hot water and breathe in the rose, lavender, and chamomile scents to not only calm your mind, but also alleviate any redness or irritation happening on your skin.
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