Good evening from Sydney. I’ve been working on my next article on sleep products, but thought I’d give you guys a prelude with three roll-ons I’ve been using. I’ve concluded that it’s not for me, but I’ll let you decide that for yourself, as different products suit different people!
The three are:
- This Works Stress Check Roll-On which you can purchase via Mecca Cosmetica here
- Aesop Ginger Flight therapy
- Aromatherapy Co. Therapy Pulse Point sleep roll-on
I’ve always been curious to try the Deep Sleep pillow spray by This Works after reading some good reviews and seeing it on the shelves at Mecca. When they released a Sleep Tight sample trio over the Christmas period, I thought it was a good chance for me to trial three products before I committed to buying any of them. I’ve never liked the idea of a pillow spray because I didn’t want the smell to stay on my pillow… but more about that in my main article coming soon!
This roll-on is probably the best of the 3 in this review article, although I’m not going to re-purchase any of them. The reason for this is that these roll-ons are designed to be used throughout the day; to be re-applied every 3-4 hours to create a calm state. I’m quite low maintenance and frankly cannot be bothered to re-apply anything throughout the day, so I prefer a one-stop shop when it comes to any sort of product.
However, for those of you who are into roll-ons, this one is great. It has the best applicator of the three – the product rolls on very easily and amply. The scent is also the strongest of the three, although does not last long (as they’re all designed to be re-applied frequently). This one has a nice punchy fragrant mix of eucalyptus, frankincense and lavender. I did enjoy the smell for the time that it did last.
I also enjoyed the scent of the Aesop Ginger Flight Therapy. It has ginger root, lavender and geranium. The scent is not particularly strong, but I did enjoy using it on my recent flight to Japan. Whilst I haven’t utilised this roll-on for sleep purposes, it was really great for the flight. Ginger, as you may know, is good for suppressing nausea for those who have any sort of motion sickness. I loved re-applying this throughout my flight and it made me very relaxed. I would possibly buy this one again to use for that purpose, as I do think it made my flight experience better (I mean, who actually likes flying?).
I had high hopes for this roll-on, as I’m a big fan of the Aromatherapy Co. Lavender, Chamomile, and Manuka Honey candle, which I light every night as part of my pre-bedtime ritual. This lavender and chamomile roll-on has a lovely, pleasant scent, however it is very weak and unfortunately doesn’t have a good applicator. I literally have to roll to-and-fro about ten times per wrist to get enough product on there… so this is one I won’t repurchase. I will however be trialling another of their candles soon, so I will be write about that in a future post. I guess we can’t love every product from one brand right?
So, those are my thoughts on the three roll-ons I’ve been trying of late. On that note, it’s my bed time.
Good night and take care,