goop senior social media manager Alexis Antoniades kicking back on her favorite bed.
Make Over Your Bedroom for the
Best Rest—and Sex—Ever
In partnership with our friends at Avocado Green Mattress
For many of us, both sleep and sex have suffered over the past year—and it’s time to take the bedroom back. It starts with leaving screens, work, and exercise equipment elsewhere, and then it gets more interesting: From the ultimate GOTS-certified-organic mattress, the softest new pajamas, and the best new sleep tech to glow-inducing skin care and sexy candles, these are some brilliant new ways to optimize the bedroom for feeling your sexiest and your sleepiest (not at the same time, of course).
Make Over Your Bed (and Bedside Table)
The Ultimate Mattress
The definition of dreamy: sleeping on twenty-nine layers of ethically sourced, GOTS-certified-organic materials—including cashmere, Indian heritage wool, and Peruvian royal alpaca—and reclaimed and sustainably grown hardwoods, all handcrafted down to the stitches by a team of artisans. We collaborated with Avocado Green Mattress—a Certified B Corp whose values align perfectly with goop’s—to create this, the most luxurious bed on the planet. Handmade over hundreds of hours in Avocado’s GOTS- and GOLS-certified workshop in Los Angeles, it’s also Climate Neutral Certified. You can customize nearly everything about it, too, so no matter what your sleeping style, issues, or preferences, this is your bed. Those of us lucky enough to have tried one have been dreaming about the experience ever since—there’s nothing that even approaches the feeling.
The baby version of our now-famous full-size candle. With a gorgeous, sexy, and beautifully unexpected scent, this votive is made with geranium, citrusy bergamot, and cedar absolutes juxtaposed with Damask rose and ambrette seed to put you in mind of fantasy, seduction, and a sophisticated warmth.
Data for Better Sleep
Both GP and our senior director of science and research, Gerda Endemann, swear by the Oura Ring, a slim, wearable health tracker that gives twenty-four-hour feedback about the quality of your sleep, how ready you are for the day (based on your sleep), and physical activity. It picks up data on your body’s natural signals: resting heart rate, heart-rate variability, respiratory rate, body temperature, nighttime movement, sleep quality, and periods of light, deep, and REM sleep. It then spits out clear, actionable insights—like how to tweak your habits for better sleep—via the Oura app. (In a recent independent evaluation, the Oura Ring was one of the two most accurate devices on the market to measure sleep efficiency; many other devices overestimate or underestimate.) Wondering whether that last glass of wine was maybe a little sleep-disruptive? Find out.
Fresh Air, All Night Long
Dust, dog hair, germs floating around the air—Air Doctor’s portable purifier takes care of all of it. It’s equipped with a hushed fan (no sleep interruptions happening here), an air ionizer (to deal with stinky odors), and a sensor that automatically sets the filtration level based on the air quality in the room (whoa).
Sipping something warm before bed can feel calming, gently telling your mind that it’s time to start winding down. This golden milk with turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, black pepper, and coconut milk is an easy powder that mixes beautifully with any plant milk. Turmeric is traditionally used and widely praised for its ability to promote balance, well-being, and a healthy immune system, and this blend is warming and a little bit spicy.
This lube warmer is nothing short of genius. Just pop one of the accompanying Pulse pods into the warmer, press a button, wait a minute, and hold your fingers under the dispenser for two seconds; it delivers a uniformly measured dollop of warmed lubricant into your fingers. (If you’ve ever handled a lube bottle that’s gotten lubed up itself, you’ll appreciate this feature.) The warmer automatically turns off an hour after last use, and it has a locking function so that it never goes off when you don’t want it to. This set comes with a warmer and four pods of H2Oh!, a water-based lubricant that’s smooth, toy-friendly, and made without parabens or added fragrance. When you’re ready to restock on lube, there’s a refill pack for that.
Nightly Foot Massage
Another moisturizer with a big overnight payoff is foot cream. This one is thick and rich: Shea butter, jojoba oil, and avocado oil intensely moisturize, while hydrating botanicals like distilled myrtle and tea tree oil purify and prevent odors. It feels incredible going on, smells subtly floral, and will get even the roughest, driest skin right into shape.
Pure Silk for Hair and Skin
Sleeping on a pure mulberry-silk pillowcase helps discourage breakage and split ends, preserves a blowout like nothing else, and leaves your skin smoother than it would be if you slept on cotton, linen, or any other fabric. This set also includes our other favorite silk essentials for sleep: a sleep mask, which soothes your eyes and skin as it blocks out light, and two sizes of hair ties, which are amazingly gentle on your hair, never leaving the slightest dent or kink (even after a long, vigorous yoga class or run).
Chic, Cozy PJ’s
The only thing more appealing than a matching pajama set? A matching set in a charming parrot print. And in 100 percent organic cotton, this one also happens to be quite comfy and breathable. Lounge in it, oversleep in it, stay up all night watching Netflix in it…
Best Lip Balm
This ultramoisturizing clean lip balm has the creamiest smooth-gliding texture that’s pure luxury for lips. Cushy, nourishing, high-performance, and subtly scented, it took three whole years to make: “Worth it!” says GP. “My lips get really dry in the winter especially, and this balm soothes and moisturizes like nothing else.” Consumer-tested and dermatologist-approved, it’s made with rich, highest-quality botanical oils—coconut, argan, castor seed, jojoba, and sunflower—plus pomegranate extract and shea butter. It’s as incredible for chapped, cracked, or dry lips as it is for every day (and it comes in the most adorable package).
Sipping golden milk (or truly anything) from this handmade mug is pure pleasure. Designed at Kaneko Kohyo, a century-old ceramics workshop that originally specialized in Shinto and Buddhist altarpieces, the glazed porcelain mimics the warm, rustic look of hand-formed clay. The curved handle fits comfortably in your hand. And convenient bonus: It’s both microwave- and dishwasher-safe.
The goop Sex Book
This series of intimate, serious conversations with experts we trust comes with plenty of funny anecdotes and real-life wisdom, too. No matter your sexual orientation, gender, or level of adventurousness, The Sex Issue is full of ideas, personal stories, and explorations. GP’s words kick it off and reverberate throughout.
Chocolate-Mint Sleep Chews
Occasional difficulty sleeping is commonplace, and its effects extend beyond the next morning. We wanted a solution we’d actually look forward to taking at the end of a long day. Each Knock Me Out chew is formulated not only with melatonin but also with L-tryptophan and vitamin B6 to support the body’s own production of the hormone.*
Make Over the Bathroom, Too
Guaranteed Glow, Overnight
A Sunday-night ritual for most goop staffers: swiping this peel pad on before bed for the glowiest skin come Monday morning (and the rest of the week). Made with a powerful level (15%) of glycolic acid and potent fruit extracts, these intense exfoliating overnight acid peel pads refine, retexturize, and brighten skin while you sleep.
Overnight Glow Peel goop, $125/$112 with subscription
Designed to hold open the nasal passages while you sleep, NasalAid may help you breathe better overnight by providing temporary relief from passing causes of breathing difficulty, like occasional congestion. Opening nasal passages may reduce snoring and lead to a better night’s sleep, too. (And if your sleeping partner is the snorer, maybe a better night’s sleep for you as well.) Because its internal structure is made from thin, spring-tempered steel wire, it can be adapted to your body: You simply adjust the device for a snug fit by flattening the two free ends in, pop those ends up your nostrils, and breathe easy.
Help for Mild Night Sweats
If your sleep quality has changed over the years, hormonal fluctuations may be contributing. Madame Ovary is a nutritional protocol that contains herbs, adaptogens, and vitamins formulated for women approaching, in the throes of, or just past menopause. goop editors swear by this product to help smooth the menopausal transition.*
A Warm Bath
Altitude Oil is an OG goop-favorite magical aromatic oil: We bring it with us everywhere and inhale the blend of lavender, pine, patchouli, peppermint, lemon myrtle, and more to clear our minds, invigorate our senses, and improve everything from air travel to mediation sessions. Acupuncturist and aromatherapist Annee de Mamiel has taken her bestselling oil and combined it with pink Himalayan, Epsom, and Dead Sea salts to accomplish a similar transformation in the context of a warm, relaxing bath. To say that it’s absolute heaven is an understatement.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.