Here’s how to get a FREE Lush Sleepy Body Lotion on World Sleep Day

The fresh, handmade cosmetics company is giving away one of its bestselling lavender-scented products to celebrate World Sleep Day (15th March), but there’s a catch!

All UK (excluding Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland) participating Lush shops will be giving away a COMPLIMENTARY  Sleepy Body Lotion (45g) to anyone over 18 who comes into participating stores during shop opening hours on World Sleep Day (15th March 2024) … wearing pyjamas! Subject to availability, whilst stocks last. T&Cs apply.

Full terms and conditions can be found here.

All sleep-searchers must do is pop into their local participating Lush store during its opening hours on Friday 15th March wearing their cosy pyjamas and speak to a member of the team to claim the complimentary Sleepy Body Lotion. 

Lush’s Sleepy Body Lotion went viral and sold out back in 2017 after people took to Social Media forums to rave about the cream, which is packed with lavender oil, tonka absolute and ylang ylang oil. The cosmetics brand sells on average one Sleepy Body Lotion a minute, and its factory staff hand-make over 1 million pots a year.*

Brits get on average 5.91 hours of sleep per night and only 36 per cent of UK adults rated their sleep as ‘good’, according to Nuffield Health’s 2023 Healthier Nation Index.

Originally intended to be limited edition, Lush received so many requests from customers that it kept Sleepy on permanently, and has since expanded the relaxing fragrance into 16 different products, including a soap, shower gel and pillow spray – which also shot to fame months later for the same reason.

 Emma Vincent, Lush Perfumer, explains the connection between daily routines and scent:

“We associate everyday activities with the smells we encounter regularly—the smell of toothpaste in the morning or the pillow spray you spritz before you go to bed. Every habit starts with a cue. We can use fragrance to recall these everyday memories and how we felt at the time, making scent a powerful tool in building routines that support our natural cycle of sleepiness and wakefulness.”

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“Finding the right fragrances to wake you up or soothe you to sleep can be a wonderful way to weave scent into your every day.”

A lavender lullaby for people and pollinators, Lush’s supplier of lavender oil in Bulgaria uses organic, regenerative practices, which means that while the dreamy scent of lavender soothes us to sleep, pollinators like bees can thrive in these fields of flowers. 

The source of Tonka beans that give Sleepy its soothing scent comes from the Kayapó indigenous community of Brazil. Working with this community has enabled Lush to source an ingredient that protects their local ecosystem, whilst also supporting people whose livelihoods rely on the rainforest.

Not just a treat for overactive minds, Sleepy Body Lotion is also filled with oat milk, organic illipe butter and Fairtrade organic cocoa butter to soothe, moisturise and soften skin.

Lush’s ‘try before you buy’ mentality has been a staple of the brand for years – customers need only pop into store and ask for a free skincare or haircare consultation to leave armed with free samples to help them find their perfect match, and this giveaway is no different – intended to help everyone sleep a little sounder.

Selected Lush stores across the UK will also be hosting lavender-scented Twilight bath bomb making workshops during World Sleep Day weekend (15th – 17th March). Limited spaces available, book here.

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*Lush sold one Sleepy Body Lotion on average per minute globally in 2023, and manufactured over 250,000 units in the UK, and 1.1m globally.

About Lush

Since establishing in 1995, Lush has been driven by innovation and ethics. Creators of pioneering beauty products, one of Lush’s most well-known creations is the bath bomb. Invented in 1989 by Lush Co-Founder Mo Constantine in her garden shed, bath bombs have become a global sensation – all hand pressed in Lush’s own manufacturing sites across the world, Lush sold over 40.5 million last year.

A beauty company with a campaigning heart, Lush is on a mission to create a product for every need and a cosmetic revolution to save the planet. The ultimate goal is to leave the world ‘Lusher than we found it’.

Lush operates a strict policy against animal testing and leads the cosmetics industry in combating over-packaging by developing products that can be sold ‘naked’ to the consumer. Lush Digital champions ethical hardware, ethical data, ethical design and open-source technologies and we support and elevate communities who feel the same.

Today, Lush operates in 52 countries with over 850 shops, 38 websites shipping worldwide and a global network of native apps, broadcasting channels and digital communities in over 30 languages.

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