I have mentioned my adoration for LUSH bath products, haven’t I?
Since they have an online shop it’s fortunately now easy to get hold of their products (still no LUSH store in Gauteng), but most of these products found their way to me via Luzanne from Pink Peonies after her recent holiday in Cape Town (check out her LUSH haul video here). We also often order together to split the pretty hefty R90 delivery charge.
But let’s focus – here’s my most recent LUSH haul. I’m proud to say that after I’ve worked my way through these I would have tried every bubble bar* LUSH has to offer at least once (and some many, many more times).
I was thrilled when Brightside became a permanent addition. THRILLED, I tell you. It’s a citrusy piece of happiness that turns your bath water bright orange and makes it smell of orange flavoured energy drinks (in the very best possible way).
An oldie but most definitely a goodie – The Comforter is a large pink bubble bar that smells creamy and sweet (blackcurrant buds and bergamot, apparently) and I’ve come to associate it with zoning out. Which I have no problem with.
Blue Skies and Fluffy Clouds
If I have aches and pains, Blue Skies is my preferred bubble bar. There’s not really anything in there for that, but the patchouli & frankincense scent smells a little medicinal to me and I find it incredibly comforting.
Yuzu Cocoa Bubbleroon
Yuzu & Cocoa Bubbleroon was the wild card on my shopping list. I don’t like coconut-y things, but in the name of working my way through all of them I added it. Besides the cocoa there’s also tonka bean, grapefruit and bergamot. I’ll report back on this one.
Rose Jam Bubbleroon
Rose, Lemon and Geranium – what’s not to like? The bubbleroons are definitely not the most economical bubble bars, but they seem just a little bit more special to me.
Pop in the Bath
Inspired by the way Mary Poppins just blew along Cherry Lane to sort out a chaotic household, Pop in the Bath has a gentle refreshing/comforting bergamot, lemon and mandarin scent. They’re quite fun because they come in a variety of colour combos (they all smell the same though).
Storage and Portions
I like having them portioned and on hand when I get ready to have a bath, so I cut up a few of them and put them in a little box in the bathroom (they’re currently in a Rubybox). To cut them I put them in a plate to catch the crumbs and use a kitchen knife to slice them up – 200g bars are cut into four pieces, 100g bars are halved. You can cut them smaller (when I started using LUSH I used to break 200g bars into 8 pieces, but then I got progressively greedier), but you definitely don’t need more than that.
I used to just break them into pieces until Luzanne told me cutting them is easier – it’s definitely less messy, and it’s easier to create equal portions. I’ll cut up three or four bars at a time, and the rest live in their yellow bags inside a ziploc to keep their scent fresh until I need them. *Much to my disgust I just realised that I haven’t tried Green Bubbleroon or Sunny Side yet. Guess I’ll have to place an order some time!