This bath soak sold five months’ worth of stock in just one week

If you’re struggling with sleep, you may need this bath soak

Close up of bath soak salts
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Stress and anxiety have been at the forefront of our minds over the last year, and so has our sleep. We’ve seen a huge rise in people struggling to drift off, to the point where Tik Tok sleep hacks are going viral.

There are some classic tried and tested remedies for a good night’s sleep—using the best meditation apps, for example, or wearing socks to bed, but the most loved hack is a warm, comforting bath with bath salts.

Nothing beats a self-care bath and Boots has just the thing: the pharmacy and retailer is stocking Aroma Active Laboratories Sleep Salt Soak for £15. The product sold out online and at one point was selling a packet a minute. According to You, in just one week, Boots sold five months’ worth of stock of the stuff—now that's the only endorsement we need!

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The sleep salts are being heralded as the perfect thing for a good, restful sleep. The Aroma Active Laboratories bath soak features a relaxing blend of essential oils, lavandin—which contains linalool and linalyl acetate to promote relaxation—Buddha wood, which has a calming effect, and valerian. The latter helps to promote a good quality of sleep. The salts also contain ylang ylang, often found in sleep remedy products.

Boots describes it as "a relaxing salt soak to calm your body and mind for a good night’s sleep." And if the reviews are anything to go by, it does just that. The sleep salts have a five-star rating.

One fan wrote: "It works! Been struggling to sleep of late – who hasn’t – but this really does help – the fragrance – the sensation – Everything – thanks for this Aroma Active."

Another said: "Love the fact that these are all-natural, herbal ingredients and same amazing scents and essential oils as Aromatherapy Associates. Will definitely be trying their other products." A third said they slept like a baby after using it.

If you’ve been struggling to drift off to sleep, you might want to give them a try. What better excuse for a self-care evening? All you need to do is give the box of salts a shake, grab a handful, and sprinkle it into running warm water.

Naomi Jamieson
Lifestyle News Writer

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team, where she covers everything from entertainment to fashion and beauty, as well as TikTok trends for Woman&Home, after previously writing for My Imperfect Life and GoodTo. Interestingly though, Naomi actually has a background in design, having studied illustration at Plymouth University but lept into the media world in 2020, after always having a passion for writing and earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ.

Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.