Hot Java

3 out of 5 ratingIngredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Cinnamon Sticks, Perfume, Ginger Oil, Cinnamon Powder, Ginger Powder, Coriander Oil, Ginger Absolute, Ylang Ylang Oil, Juniperberry Oil, Gardenia Extract, D&C Red No. 33

This is/was Lush’s spicy bath bomb in 2004 and it smells like clove, cinnamon, and ginger. It’s a good staple ballistic for the cold weather months.  To me It needed some depth. It was very acidic, and astringent, like tea is.  It’s more bitter then i would’ve imagined. I just wish it could’ve been sweeter, just a teeny weeny bit.  There is cinnamon bark in the bomb which drift around in the water but Hot Java isn’t spicy as Lush’s “Marathon” bubble bar, or Hot Toddy, which were spicier.After I used my five up, I never bought one again.
Hot Java was DCd in 2007. It was in regular production for about 1 1/2 years.


Lush Times 2006 description: Jump into a Hot Java bath every time you need warming up. It’s for cold days . so that’s most of them . or days when you’ve got a cold or when been out in the cold and need warming up right through. It’s good for when you’re feeling creaky after exercising too. Run a warm bath, drop in the Hot Java and let the spices soak right in. There’s warming ginger oil, warming ginger powder and some warming ginger absolute too. Very warm! Powdered cinnamon is traditionally used to relieve aches, ylang ylang relaxes your muscles and juniper berry oil is said to help relieve stiff joints. A week in the tropics would be lovely but a Hot Java will do nicely.

There are all kinds of tiny pieces of cinnamon stick all over the tub. If you dont like bits in your bath i recommend putting this bsth bomb in a kitchen strainer and then hold the strainer in the falling water stream. No bits this way.

This is fast fizzing bomb. It dissolves quickly.

The resulting water is a dark coral color.