As you can see from exhibit A, B, and C, I may have just a little bit of an attachment to taking baths. While I will take baths any way I can get them, Lush baths are much preferred. After a couple of busy months of feening for more, I finally got my fix.
1. Lord of Misrule bath bomb turned my water shades of green at first, a gorgeous shade of wine later on, and smelled very festive. It would be perfect to pop this in the bath on a cold night during the Christmas season. I’m forever grateful to my friend Lauren for introducing me to Lush, so when she makes a suggestion I know it’s a solid one. Lord of Misrule is her favorite!
On their website, it’s described as: “Inspired by the ruler of the Pagan Feast of Fools, Lord of Misrule brings mischievous revelry to the tub with a spicy herbal blend of patchouli and black pepper oil. As it slowly froths in the water, hypnotic swirling silver luster is released and the deep green exterior soon gives way to a rich, wine-colored center. Just like at the Feast of Fools, when the wine begins flowing, the revelry really begins! Popping candies fizz and crackle, creating a world of magic and mischief right before your eyes.”
This one is described as, “Catch 40 winks on Christmas Eve with islands of sleepy foam and comforting lavender. Tonka absolute provides the perfect Christmas dessert for your skin, while the reassuring scent of lavender oil and creamy benzoin resinoid banishes tension and aids relaxation. Soothing for excited children and grownups alike.”
3. The Karma bubble bar is beautifully crafted, smelled wonderfully clean, and turned the water shades of purple. However, I’ve gotta admit I wasn’t impressed with it’s bubblability. Bubbles were few and far between, and what did show up didn’t stay long. Bad Karma?
“Good Karma is difficult to come by these days, so we created a bubble bar with our signature pine and patchouli fragrance in a potent swirl of time-warping bubbles so you can bathe in Karma. This sudser shares its heady scent with our orange and multi-layered spice, Karma perfume so you can double up on the goodness and transport your senses to a Middle Eastern spice market right from the comforting confines of your tub. Buy two and you can share your good Karma with a friend.“
4. Honey I Washed the Kids soap: At first, I wasn’t sure about this one. I’m not sure if you can relate but a lot of artificial vanilla scents give me a headache, which causes me to avoid them like the plague. When I first received this soap, it smelled very much like caramel and honey but it also had this element to it that reminded me of the dreaded vanilla which killed my spirit just a little bit. To my surprise, the scent that struck a nerve with me faded over time. When you get down to the core of Honey I Washed The Kids, you’re going to have these crazy thoughts about eating it because it smells that delicious. Would I buy it again for myself? Eh, I might.
Honey is described as, “Honey I Washed the Kids is one of our best-selling soaps because it’s simply irresistible. People who fully intended to walk past a LUSH shop find themselves unable to resist its sweet caramel fragrance. You’ll inhale, drool, pick up a big chunk and immediately want to wash yourself all over with it. It’s so gentle, buttery and scrumptious you’ll have a hard time keeping it to yourself. The honey water and aloe are so softening and moisturizing, you can use our toffee-scented sensation on the whole family.”
5. Dorothy, the bubble bar. This one is a medium shade of blue with a rainbow on it, it reminded me of “The Wizard of Oz”, with it’s appearance and name. I was very happy with this one because it smelled fresh and clean, and it produced plenty of bubbles. Underneath the thick blanket of bubbles, the water was blue. It has since been discontinued, but oh I miss it so. 🙁
6. A French Kiss bubble bar. Man oh man, I was worried about this one because herbal scents aren’t really my thing. I could definitely smell the lavender and rosemary. It was more pleasant than I thought it would be! I got plenty of bubbles out of this baby, too!
Described as, “There are a few ways one can French kiss. At LUSH we like to keep it clean by French Kiss-ing in a luxurious bubble bath. (If you like it Dirty we suggest you have a shower.) The fresh herbal fragrances of lavender, rosemary and thyme with essential oils from the hills of sun-soaked Provence go into our swirly love letter inspired by the warmth and beauty of the French countryside. It’s even topped with a sprig of lavender. Lay back and relax into serene purple waters and soak up all of its relaxing benefits.”
My excuse for my near-daily soaks: yaking baths promotes relaxation, and I feel perpetually busy. If you like my Lush obsession posts, check out my instagram… I post them there first! 🙂 @hauntedhousewife