The Sleepy Showder is one of several products released by Lush in a collaboration with Lazy Oaf. I’m ashamed to say that before this collaboration I’d never actually heard of Lazy Oaf. Each product within this line ties in with something that you’d find in a launderette.
The entire line is inspired by Lazy Oaf’s up-front acknowledgement that life comes with both good days and bad days. The collection has been put together to remind customers that taking time to care for themselves should be as routine as doing your laundry.
I’m always honest in my reviews and I admit that this collaboration didn’t excite me very much but I do love the Sleepy scent so when I heard there was a showder with its scent, I couldn’t resist buying a box.
For anyone who hasn’t experienced a Lush showder before, I suspect you’re wondering what a showder even is… A showder is quite simply a shower-powder. To use a showder all you have to do is take a handful of the powder from its box, then add water.
The Showder then foams up and creates a lovely thick lather. The reaction is not dissimilar to how a bath bomb reacts when it first gets wet. Once you have it all mixed up, you use it just as you would a shower gel.
Lush’s Sleepy scent is a cult classic, the world is quite simply obsessed with its relaxing scent. The Sleepy Showder contains a mixture of lavender oil, benzoin resinoid, tonka absolute and ylang ylang oil. Other popular products that share its scent are the Twilight bath bomb, Sleepy bubble bar and Sleepy body lotion.
Scent-wise the Sleepy showder is great, as a product to shower with however, I’m not so sure. I hate to point out the obvious but it’s just not a very practical product. Firstly, it’s in a cardboard box, secondly, I feel I had to use a lot of the powder to get anywhere with it. With it being £15.00 for just 170g I just can’t see myself investing in a second box.
Yes, it did an alright job of cleansing my skin and its scent also remained on my skin for the best part of the rest of the day after using it BUT for its price I expected it to go a lot further, so many Lush products can be stretched out over several showers and baths but I was lucky to get 3 showers out of this one box.
My other issue with it is apart from its scent and ingredients the Sleepy Showder looks and feels just like the Intergalactic Showder (the other Showder in the Lazy Oaf range) – Could Lush and Lazy Oaf not have made them different colours? Overall, I am glad I gave the Sleepy showder a go, it’s one of my favourite Lush fragrances and the showder is an interesting concept but I think I’ll stick to just using the Sleepy shower gel.