Lush Cosmetics. Body products – Day 26 of the 30 Days of Beauty Challenge

Lush Fizzbanger

Fizzbanger Bath Bomb

I have a few favourite body products, but a company that stands out for me is Lush Cosmetics. I love their bath bombs and I’d probably call those my “favourite body product”. My life can get quite busy and stressful and I find that having a hot bath using one of the amazing Lush bath bombs really puts me at ease.

I love that the ingredients that Lush use are natural, they’re an environmentally friendly company and also cruelty free.

Up until a couple of years ago, I had never tried anything from Lush. I used to walk into a Lush store and get put off by the pungent smell and walk away. Somehow, last year I got over it (my sense of smell has changed? possibly?)… And I’ve been hooked since.

I’ve tried their bath bombs, bath melts, bubble bars, shower jellies, shower gels, scrubs, masks, massage bars, solid soaps, solid shampoo & conditioners (life changing) and more! The only product I haven’t been impressed with is the sugar lip scrub. Not because it’s a bad product but because I realised that I don’t like sugar lip scrubs. It’s a great sugar scrub as far as sugar scrubs go.

Back to the bath bombs. They have an amazing range of shades, colours, fragrances… There’s something for everyone. When I bought my first few I thought that they were quite expensive products. Then I realized that It’s not just a matter of buying all the ingredients (that they do list!) and mixing them together, mould them and get the Lush bath bomb. The coloured bits are strategically placed such that when they dissolve, it’s a spectacle and an experience in itself. How they put them together is very smart.

I considered buying moulds (that are cheap) and the ingredients that they use to put the bath bombs together myself (never mind the spectacle) and I found out that doing this would work out to be more expensive than buying the bath bomb from the shop.That’s because of 1. The ingredients are all natural and good quality and 2. Lush gets a good rate on the ingredients because they’re a big company that buys in bulk. So no, they’re not expensive for what you get.

IMG_20150617_154114The bath bomb that’s in the picture at the top of this post is the Fizzbanger bath bomb. It has popping candy in it and apart from looking and smelling great, it sounds great. It really entertains your senses. When the bomb almost dissolved, this little note came out of it, “BANG” 😀 I think that’s adorable.

Some other Lush bath bombs release things to your bath such as dried flowers, seaweed, etc. Some bombs and bubble bars have a lot of glitter in them that makes them look pretty but a lot of people shy away from them because they’re worried about the glitter getting stuck to their body. I was at a store and mentioned to a sales girl that I don’t want to be covered in glitter for the rest of the day and she told me that they use mica to make the glitter, which is a natural mineral and it doesn’t stick to your body when you rinse it off. I was impressed, so I had to try it and lo and behold, she was right!

Anyway, I can’t get enough of these and I almost wish that I hadn’t realised that I like Lush products so much. My bank account would have been happier.