Oh, just a little LUSH haul

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).

LUSH Bubble Bars. Yup, that's a LUSH haul right there.
Yup, that’s a LUSH haul right there.


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).

The Comforter

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.

The 200g bubble bars from top to bottom: The COmforter, Brightside and Blue Skies
The 200g bubble bars from top to bottom: The COmforter, Brightside and Blue Skies
Yuzu Cocoa Blubbleroon (orange), Pop in the Bath (flower) and Rose Jam Bubbleroon.
Yuzu Cocoa Blubbleroon (orange), Pop in the Bath (flower) and Rose Jam Bubbleroon.

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.

A Brightside Bubble Bar being slaughtered.
A Brightside Bubble Bar being slaughtered.
The Comforter, a Secret Garden bath bomb left over from the limited edition Mother's Day collection, and Rose Jam Bubbleroon.
The Comforter, a Secret Garden bath bomb left over from the limited edition Mother’s Day collection, and Rose Jam Bubbleroon all ready to use.

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!

C xx




  1. Aug 19, 2014 / 10:42 AM

    Oooh, looks like Lush heaven 🙂

  2. Aug 22, 2014 / 8:14 AM

    I am usually not big on baths but lately I have 1 every sunday just so I can use my lush goodies, you should try woosh, its soooo good! BUT I am also love love loving the brightside bubble bar. I also tried the space girl bath bomb, smelt amazing. Next is the Avobath bath bomb. PS their hand goodies are fantastic too.

    Do you keep your lush goodies in your bathroom? My brightside bar has become sort of crumbly so I am guessing its because of the moisture in the bathroom. I am going to use your ziplock tip and put them in a box, I just keep them in their yellow bags. Thanks for all the info, I need to get to lush again and buy some more bubble bars

    • Aug 25, 2014 / 1:22 PM

      Hello! I just keep sliced up pieces in the bathroom in small(ish) quantities, usually enough for a week or two. They are in a tighlty sealed box though.

  3. Aug 22, 2014 / 10:32 PM

    Oh wow! *heart-eyed emoji* I usually store all my Lush things in their yellow packets and use it to make my linen cupboard (and underwear drawer) smell nice. Always a nice surprise when you’re looking for a specific pillow case and you find a long-forgotten Lush bath bomb. 😀

    • Aug 25, 2014 / 1:21 PM

      That’s not a bad idea at all, I might spread them out treasure-hunt style!

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