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
Naomi Jamieson

Naomi is trainee news writer who writes for My Imperfect life, Woman & Home and Goodto. Naomi writes articles from fashion trends and skincare to entertainment news.