14 Beauty Buys For When You Just Need To Fall Asleep

Sleep: we're obsessed with it. We're constantly boasting about how little we get ("We're just so busy") but we're all desperate for some good shuteye. We've been told to monitor our sleep via the 90-minute count, to fork out cash for lamps that replicate the rising sun, and to tailor our diet to aid a restful night. All this planning, counting and tracking is, well, even more exhausting.
While we're not claiming that a face mask and a few candles can cure serious insomnia, we know the restorative power of a bath, some essential oils, and being head-to-toe relaxed. Commuting, that money you owe your partner, a tense meeting with Stu from HR, leaving the office late, roommates who don't pull their weight – we deal with stressful situations every day. Sometimes, the most effective way to unwind is to sink into hot water, take your time to really massage your legs and feet, and inhale lavender and rose – the smells that transport you to a more chilled-out place.
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Click through to see the products we rely on to help us kick back, relax, and slip into bed for a damn good sleep.
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Take your time to work this hydrating oil into the skin before bed and you'll wake up with the smoothest, brightest skin.

Burt's Bees Mama Bee Nourishing Body Oil, $8, available at Burt's Bees.
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1) This mask is really cute. 2) It blocks out any light for a solid night's sleep. 3) It's made with silk (soft) and filled with lavender (will send you to the land of nod). All round? A great purchase.

Catherine & Jean Alexis Eye Mask, $28, available at Wolf & Badger
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Lavender and chamomile oil make this a great calming product as well as a sleep aid. Rub onto inner wrists and temples, and inhale – you'll feel more relaxed and begin to doze off in no time.

Uma Pure Calm Wellness Oil, $49, available at Uma.
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Unlike traditional sleep-friendly products, this citrus number isn't laden with lavender. Himalayan crystal and sea salts relax muscles, while olive oil moisturizes skin, and Melissa and Lemon Myrtle oils ease you into a relaxed state.

Cowshed Sleepy Cow Calming Bath Salts, $29, available at Asos.
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This 100% organic bar doubles up as a moisturizer and massage tool. Work it into your tired limbs and let the lavender, wild orange and neroli do their thing. Research has linked neroli oil to reduced stress and increased serotonin levels, so it will lift your mind, too.

Lush Therapy Massage Bar, $10.95, available at Lush
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This blend of 24 essential oils (including lavender, jasmine and Brazilian rosewood) is heavenly. Spraying a little on your wrists will make you feel like you're in a spa.

Neom Luxury Organics De-Stress On The Go Mist, $10.50, available at Look Fantastic.
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We love this trusty pillow spray. It's become routine to spray it on our bed every evening (and even before a hangover nap on the weekend). Once you learn to associate the aromatherapeutic lavender, vetivert and chamomile with sleep, it becomes increasingly easy to nod off.

This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray, $29, available at This Works.
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Everything from Aromatherapy Associates is great. This is a bestseller and cools aches and pains. Apply it to the back of your neck if a headache is keeping you from getting some rest.

Aromatherapy Associates De-Stress Muscle Gel, $39, available at Aromatherapy Associates.
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This rollerball calms the mind and reduces tension thanks to its blend of essential oils. Apply to temples, wrists and décolletage, breathe in and drift off.

This Works Stress Check Breathe In, $30, available at This Works.
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For those with a penchant for evening showers, this body wash is perfect for washing away the day's stresses. Hop into fresh PJs and you've got a good night's sleep ahead, my friend.

NIP+FAB De-Stress Blend Body Wash, $8.99, available at Ulta Beauty.
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There is nothing more indulgent than a candle (maybe a bath with candles), and we're hooked on this AA Relax candle. The warm, flickering glow combined with the West Indian bay and myrrh oils? Zzzzzz.

Aromatherapy Associates Relax Candle, $61, available at Aromatherapy Associates.
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This moisturising French lavender and chamomile soap is so relaxing, and it's gorgeous enough to have a permanent spot on your bathroom sink.

Lush Serendipity Soap, $7.95, available at Lush.
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All of Cowshed's Knackered Cow products are lovely, but these mini candles are perfect for those who have trouble sleeping in a bed that isn't theirs. Or you can dot them around your house when you're home alone, for a full-on zen zone.

Cowshed Knackered Cow Relaxing Travel Candles, $35, available at Cowshed
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This does the trick for the end of a long day when you're too tired to mess around with lotion. The lather is super-creamy and your skin is left so soft, all you have to do is roll into bed and let sleep take over.

Weleda Lavender Creamy Body Wash, $7.41, available from Ecco Verde.
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This gorgeous oil smells of lavender and doesn't require a double cleanse (leaving you more time in bed). Wonderful.

Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil, $32, available at Kiehl's.
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