How do our fave Beauty & Wellness products really stack up?
I love reading a good review. Did it smell as good as they say it does? Did your hair actually look wavy? Did the sweater actually fit in that “cute but slouchy” way? Was it soft or itchy? How has the vegan leather held up? Did your lips dry out? How many times a day did you apply?
You get the idea.
In this series, I’m going to be the guinea pig, journaling my thoughts and spilling the beans on those I love. After all, life is all about trial and error.
Meet: Goodnight Dust
Size: 2.2 oz (15.5 servings per jar)
Initial reaction: I. Love. This. Packaging.
What’s Up? I have a hard time sleeping. Like. Really hard. I go to bed super early (I’m 24 going on 84, granny panties included), and wake up very, very early. In the in-between hours, I’m struggling. Big time. I have a hard time falling asleep, my mind constantly running. Once I’m out, I toss and turn, wake up about 5 times and, next thing I know, it’s time to begin my day. I’ve tried melatonin, that didn’t work. The chemicals in other sleeping aids scared me off. So I felt stuck, and honestly a bit hopeless. When we launched our Beauty & Wellness assortment, I randomly stumbled upon Goodnight Dust. I was frustrated, tired and ready to try something new. So, I pressed order… and here’s what I got.
Entry 1: When my order arrived, I was delighted by its packaging — clean, beautiful graphics, calming color, all in a glass jar (which is always a positive). Here are the things I was quick to love before my first use:
The product is a Certified Vegan Ingestible.
Only five ingredients!
Entry 2: Last night I mixed 8 oz. of cold purified water with 1 tsp of Goodnight Dust. The flavor is very herbal. It went down smoothly. My stomach didn’t hurt afterward, and I didn’t feel, well, drunk, (as some sleeping aids can do). I crawled into bed, and did some reading. Within about 30 minutes, I started feeling relaxed. I wasn’t my usual jittery, anxious self but, instead, felt soothed and calm. I woke up this morning, at my usual body-clock time of 6am, and realized I wasn’t up and down the entire night. I didn’t feel sluggish, or drained. Most importantly, to me, I didn’t have that heavy, drowsy feeling. So far, so good.
Entry 3: I’m on my third night of using Goodnight Dust, and I’ve had a great experience so far. Tonight I am mixing it with almond milk, which I warmed up on the stove. The cold water is fine and quick, but the warmth and nutty flavor is adding a well-received cozy factor.
Entry 4: I slept well last night, but think I need to better time my dosage. I got up once to use the restroom, and I think it’s due to drinking 8 oz of something right before bed. Too much information? That’s what I’m here for!
Entry 5: I’m a week out so far, and I can truly say I’m over the moon (get it), about this stuff. Overall, I fall into a deeper sleep without having those two am wake-ups. My almond milk concoction is delicious, and I don’t feel guilty about having to use a sleep aid. That’s been the worst thing about my previous journey to find good rest — what I was ingesting was far from ideal. This time, I’m happy about both the ingredients and my peaceful sleep.
This series is all about trying new things. I’d love to hear your ideas about what to try next — from overalls to lip balm. Let me know in the comments!