How I Got This Hard-to-Find Lotion From the US in Just 11 Business Days

I’ve always had a hard time sleeping. I feel sleepy but once I hit the bed, a rush of thoughts go in my head and I find myself awake until the wee hours of the morning. It’s a terrible habit and it affects the way I start my mornings. So when I heard about this lotion that was going around online and helping people fall asleep, I knew I had to have it. The thing is… it’s a little hard to find in the Philippines.

The lotion is from Lush and it’s called Sleepy. According to numerous articles and Reddit threads, it’s guaranteed to make the user sleep in as little as 15 minutes. One of its primary ingredients is lavender, which is historically known to relax, reduce anxiety, and aid in sleep. But because the product has been going viral online, it’s sold out in many Lush stores. I visited around three and they told me it’s a “fast-moving item” and they had wait lists for the product. In the Glorietta branch, there were pages of reservations on Sleepy, with one person requesting for eight tubs. And I thought I had a sleeping problem.

While looking around online, I discovered the website Galleon, an e-commerce platform that lets you order things from abroad without having to worry about long delivery times and high shipping costs. If the item you’re looking for is not there, you can still order it as long as it’s on Amazon, eBay, or Walmart. As long as it ships to the US or China, you can get it at a good price!

When you shop with, you see the all-in price in Philippine pesos, with no customs, surprise, or additional fees. You can even pay cash on delivery for up to P20,000! And the best part? Standard delivery time is 6 to 12 business days and you can choose to get the item straight at your doorstep, pick it up at their office in Ortigas, and soon, in SM Malls, too. To order Lush’s Sleepy, I simply sent them a link to the Amazon post. They replied with a URL to the product page on the website on January 16.

What I liked about Galleon is that I received notifications every step of the way so I knew where my item was. On January 20, the item was already purchased on Amazon. After five days, the item was shipped to Galleon’s US warehouse. By February 1, it was already in the Philippines. This is an impressive deal as other couriers take a month or even more to get items to the Philippines.

On February 5, the Lush Sleepy lotion arrived at my house, one day before the estimated date of arrival. I was super happy because it takes forever for my other shipments to arrive but this one took less than a month.

As for the lotion, it smells great and I slather it all over my body before I go to sleep. I don’t get knocked out in 15 minutes but I fall asleep faster and I feel more relaxed. I also feel better when I wake up the next morning!

So if you’re like me who needs a little help in the sleep department and can’t be bothered to wait for Lush in the Philippines to stock up, get your tub on Galleon. You can also order hard-to-find items there and get it here in less than a month! In case you’re not happy, there’s a 3 day refund or replacement policy. To order, visit

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