We went up to Bath yesterday for a little visit, and I couldn’t resist popping into Lush, one of my favourite shops. The Bath shop has moved since I last visited, and the new shop is huge, and even has a Lush Spa attached. Oh I’d love a visit to a Lush Spa! One day maybe..
If you haven’t been to a Lush shop before, I’d recommend a visit. It’s a feast for the senses, so many colours, and the smell is just amazing. You can smell the shop before you see it!
I used to be a huge ‘Lushie’, and if a new product came out, I’d try it. This was years ago, when I was earning a good salary and the products were more affordable. But I do still love the odd treat now and then, and I picked up a few new products and old favourites which I was pleased to see still in existence.
Top left is the ‘Granny Takes A Dip’ bubble bar. ‘Drop into your bath to create an unforgettable iridescent OAP (one amazing pattern). Scented with lemon, pepper and ginger for an explosion of fragrance. I haven’t tried this one before and picked it up for the lovely tie dye pattern.
Next is the ‘Frozen’ Bath Bomb. ‘Take this magical blend of uplifting grapefruit and Tunisian neroli into the bath with you to thaw the iciest of moods’. I bought this one for Rob as he loves grapefruit. And it looks as though it might be a little sparkly too. I’m sure Rob would love a sparkly bath, wouldn’t he?!
The bottom left is the ‘Rose Jam’ bubble bar. Or ‘bubbleroon’ as it says on the label. ‘For a bath time jam packed with relaxation this bar is packed with a double helping of rose absolute and rose oil. I haven’t tried this bubble bar before but I have used the Rose Body Conditioner, which is the same fragrance. Imagine a really sweet rose. I love roses, and I can’t get enough of sweet scents, so this is perfect for me.
Bottom right is my absolute favourite bubble bar, which I was pleased to see still exists, it’s the Creamy Candy. ‘Crush under running water to create vanilla candy floss scented bubbles whilst almond oil and cocoa butter moisturise the skin. Smells good enough to eat.’
In the middle is another old favourite of mine, the ‘Soft Coeur’ massage bar. This contains cocoa butter, shea butter, honey, cocoa powder, almond oil, wild orange oil and bergamot oil. It is absolutely heavenly. I use it as a body moisturiser.
I can’t wait to have a bath and try out some of the bubble bars.. it’s been years since I’ve used them. There is a reason for that though, and it’s the same reason I stopped using the Lush shower gels, which are the yummiest smelling shower gels in the world, and that’s because they contain SLS (Sodium Laureth Sulfate). SLS is a foaming agent, and I understand alternatives to it can be very expensive, but unfortunately my skin reacts badly to it. On occasion I have bought myself a small bottle of shower gel just because I can’t resist the fragrance, only for my skin to have a reaction, which is very silly of me! I’m going to try out the bubble bars and keep my fingers crossed they will be ok.
The bath bombs, massage bars and moisturisers are fine for me to use. But I just can’t resist a bubbly bath on occasion. Lush, please will you bring out something lovely and bubbly which is free from SLS for those of us with super sensitive skin?
What’s your favourite Lush product? Have you ever found anything just as lovely which is free from both cruelty and chemicals?