I’m so happy to be up and running again, I am still working on finishing off what I was writing before my break, and finding a new way to edit photos and make banners. It’s a work in progress and I still have a backlog of pre-written reviews to post, starting with this Lush bath oils review.
I don’t often buy products from Lush. This is mostly because, as much as I admire their ethics, I find their products quite expensive. However, I’ve been taking more baths lately as I find it easier to shave in there, and I was looking for an indulgent bath experience. I decided to try a few of their bath oils as they seemed more luxurious than the bath bombs or bubble bars, and they are also a bit cheaper. All the oils were 20g and cost £2.25.
The first one I tried was the mmmelting marshmallow moment. This is a little disc with a yellow side and a pink side. I ran it under hot water and it gave the water a sort of dirty orange colour that I wasn’t impressed with. I don’t know if I got a bad batch but I couldn’t really smell much and just assumed that maybe this is what the oils are like, overall I was quite disappointed and was beginning to doubt this whole bath oil experience as I felt I’d forked out a little bit of money which I could have bought something better with.
Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter, Organic Shea Butter, Laureth 4, PEG-6 Caprylic / Capric Glycerides & PEG-60 Almond Glyceride, Citric Acid, Perfume, Synthetic Musk, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, Almond Oil, Chamomile Powder, Marshmallow Powder, Marigold Powder, Limonene, Yoshi Yellow and Pink Lustre, Colour 14700, Colour 45410, Colour 17200, Colour 19140:1.
The second oil I tried was monsieur gustave, a little ball of purple that had my whole opinion of bath oils resting on it. If this one was also a dud I was going to give up and gift the other two to someone else. The oil turned the water a gorgeous deep purple colour and the smell it gave off was intense and amazing. There was a strong smell of lavender and an earthy almost smoky note from the tobacco. It was both feminine and masculine and deeply relaxing. I also noticed the glitter much more with this product. This one definitely restored my faith in these bath oils.
Ingredients: Organic Shea Butter, Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter, Laureth 4, PEG-6 Caprylic / Capric Glycerides & PEG-60 Almond Glycerides, Lavender Oil, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, Perfume, Organic Jojoba Oil, Rose Absolute, Tobacco Absolute, Benzyl Benzoate, Citronellol, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool, Colour 45410, Colour 42090, Colour 42090:2, Colour 45410:2, Purple Lustre.
The third oil I tried was I am a radiant being. This oil comes in the form of a cute little pink star which reminded me of their Christmas products. It gave off a bright pink bath water and the scent was also strong with this one, an amazing smell which made me feel like I was in the middle of a Turkish delight. It was sweet, fresh and relaxing, this was definitely my favourite of the bunch, it gave off the most glitter and had the longest lingering scent on my skin.
Ingredients: Organic Shea Butter, Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter, Laureth 4, Sicilian Lemon Oil, Perfume, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, Geranium Oil, Rose Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, DRF Alcohol, Citral, Citronellol, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool, Snowflake Lustre and Fandango Lustre, Colour 17200, Colour 45410, Colour 45410:2, Colour 77742.
The last oil I tried was razzle dazzle, this little ball turned the bath bright pink, brighter than I am a radiant being. I also thought it was the strongest smelling of the four, a sweet and uplifting raspberry and citrus scent that filled the room as it melted. It smelt almost like a sweet shop. Whilst the scent was quite fresh the experience was still relaxing. I didn’t feel like the scent lingered on the skin as much as the oil I had used before, nor did it give off as much glitter. However, you could definitely see the glitter all over my skin.
Ingredients: Organic Shea Butter, Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter, Laureth 4, Perfume, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Persian Lime Oil, Bergamot Oil, Violet Leaf Absolute, Citral, Eugenol, Limonene, Linalool, Soft Pink Lustre, Colour 45410, Colour 45410:2.
Overall, on the whole, the oils had lovely strong scents, but they don’t give as much of a show as the bath bombs. My skin felt so soft after bathing with them, and some glitter was left on my skin but it was subtle. The scents stayed on the skin for a long time, which gives more of an opportunity to enjoy the products. After draining the bath it looks like a lot of mess to clean up but the staining wipes off easily with a sponge, they do stain your hands if you rub them while they are melting but I managed to get this off with a body scrub. They are cheap when compared to the bombs and are really relaxing but I’m not sure I would buy them again, I might give the bombs and bubble bars another look in the future.
What’s your favourite Lush product? Let me know in the comments below.
Hope you’ve had a gentle start to the week,