Yuzu and Cocoa bubble bar

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Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Cream of Tartar, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, Lauryl Betaine, Fair Trade Shea Butter, Perfume, Cocoa Absolute,Tonka Absolute, Grapefruit Oil, Bergamot Oil, Cocamide DEA, PEG-6 Caprylic / Capric Glycerides, *Coumarin, *Limonene, *Linalool, Titanium Dioxide,

 

Lush Times: A cunningly bright and uplifting treat disguised in a rich warm fragrance of cocoa absolute and tonka. Let the light grapefruit and bergamot oils lift your mind, whilst the cocoa and tonka bring warmth and comfort to the heart.

Coconut oil and shea butter pamper your skin whilst you soak.

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We’ve had a thing about Yuzu (a type of Japanese mandarin) ever since we found out that in Japan, at winter solstice, they score the skin of the fruit with a knife and drop one in the bath to release its oils and smell. They call this ‘yuzuyu’ (yuzu bath). Sadly, we couldn’t get our hands on any yuzu essential oil, so we have to create the same effect using lots of other citrus oils. In this bar we wanted the yuzuyu experience, but with extra warmth and depth.

Here’s a video review and demo video i made of this in the bath tub.

 

 

 

 

 

Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster Mouthwash

4 out of 5 Rating – See my video demo i made below

 

 

 

Lush has introduced their new line of mouthwash products, including three new solid mouthwash tablets.  Debuting in the Lush kitchen.

I really like these.  As i explain in my review video i didn’t think new tablets would be like commercial mouthwash as far as the feeling after using it.  So fresh and good tasting.  See video for more of my review of this Pan Galactic Garble Blaster.

This planet has – or rather had – a problem, which was this: most of the mouthwashes on it were rather boring, and had been for rather a long time. There was a largely unexplored space to fill, and the only way to fill it was to seek inspiration from the wider, largely unexplored, space around Earth itself. A shot of lemon oil offers warbling refreshment for the palate, quinine packs the same mouthwatering taste that’s found in tonic water, while aniseed and heaps of fizz give your mouth a feeling to remember. If you’re not currently having adventures with the ape-descended life forms of the little blue planet, it’s highly worth the hitchhike there to try this…

After brushing your teeth, pop one tab into the mouth and take a sip of water to start the fizz. Nibble and swish before spitting out. They can also be used throughout the day whenever you fancy a bit or oral refreshment.

The use of a mouthwash should be the final step in the oral routine both in the morning and in the evening. It should not be used alone as a substitute for brushing or flossing. Avoid eating or drinking for half an hour after using the mouthwash for ultimate oral health.

 

The use of a mouthwash should be the final step in the oral routine both in the morning and in the evening. It should not be used alone as a substitute for brushing or flossing. Avoid eating or drinking for half an hour after using the mouthwash for ultimate oral health.

Glacially good breath is mint to be. In fact, it’s on the tipple your tongue. Make yours a double shot of mint for an intoxicating blast of icy coolness. Malic acid tickles your tastebuds with a smooth, juicy flavour, and enhances the spicy exhilaration of bracing peppermint oil. Not shaken, not stirred: just straight up ice-cool refreshment.

 

The comforter bubble bar

Berry yourself under a blanket of bubbles.

Sometimes you just need to shut yourself away in the bathroom under a blanket of fruity foam that will put you back in the right frame of mind to face the world.

You’ll love this if you like:

– Fruity, cosy fragrances.

– The Comforter bath bomb, Blackberry bath bomb, Abracadabra bubble stick – Feeling warm, comforted and snuggly.

Benefits:

– If you’re feeling blue, a bright bath bursting with bergamot will get you back on track. – Cosy and warm-scented, cassis absolute has a similar smell to those of blackcurrants. – Cypress oil is antimicrobial and helps to soothe sore muscles.

How to use: This bar is supersized, so you’ll only need to crumble half a bar under your tap to make enough bubbles for a long, comforting soak. Or go for the whole thing if you’re feeling extra fruity!

How to store: Keep in a cool, dry place until you need a little bit of extra comfort in a berry lovely bath.

Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Cream of Tartar (Tartaric acid), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Lauryl Betaine, Perfume, Titanium Dioxide, Cocamide DEA, Bergamot Oil (Citrus bergamia), Cassis Absolute (Ribes nigrum), Cypress Oil (Cupressus sempervirens), *Limonene, *Linalool, Colour 45410, Colour 17200.* Occurs naturally in essential oils.

This is a very popular scent with Lushies.  It’s a loverly black currant scent.  Like berries.  It’s a creamy berry scent too, not tart.

It’s a double sized bubble bar, so you can use as much or as little as you want.

I am SO in love with this bar, I must always have a small stash of these at all times, it’s become a staple item for me.

I owuld rate this bubble a 5 out of 5 rating

Lush Times 2006 Description: Wraps you in a fluffy pink blanket of blackberry bubbles to keep you safe and warm.

Scent family: The Comforter Body Lotion; The Comforter Shower Gel; Oopsie Daisy Bubble Bar Slice; Sweetie Pie Jelly; Cherie Ripe Massage Bar; You Snap The Whip Body Butter, comforter perfume, comforter mind the gap fun bar.

Lush Kitchen July 25-29

Here’s a video i made reviewing all of next week’s upcoming Lush Kitchen products

Just click on the product name link to see more detail of that product.

Monday: Plum Rain shower gel, £10.95/$14.36, and Up You Gets emotibomb, £3.25/$4.26.
Tuesday: Karma shower gel, £11.25/$14.75, and British Nanny
moisturiser, £27.50/$36.06
Wednesday: Uluru shower gel, £11.25/$14.75, and Sunny Citrus soap, £4.50/$5.90
Thursday: Happy For S.A.D shower gel, £10.50/$13.77, and Happy Blooming shower jelly, £7.95/$10.43
Friday: 29 High Street solid perfume, £9.00/$11.80. 29 high Street shower gel

Plum Rain demo

Up You Gets emotibomb demo

happy Blooming

British Nanny

Happy 4 SAD

Karma shower gel

Uluru

 

13 Rabbits bubble bath

Ingredients:  cocoa butter, laureth 3, cinnamon sticks, walnut oil, peanut oil, perfume, cocoa, whole cloves, ginger oil

Lush Times: This was inspired by a binge on McVities new dark chocolate ginger biscuits. That should give you a flavour of what’s in store. After boiling cinammon sticks and clove buds, we mix in our favourite Elizabethan blend of spice oils, ginger it all up with some ginger oil, pour in the dark chocolate liquer and add baths full of bubbles. When used in the shower makes everything smell surprisingly like a chocolate cream bar.
The story so far:
In 1939 Professor Peyton discovered El Tajin in southern mexico. He also discovered the exploits of 13 Rabbit, a ruler in the 1st century. His name, derived from the Mesoamerican calendar, is written with a rabbit surrounding two bars next to three dots. The Mayans were keen on spice and chocolate so we named this after him. All perfectly logical and not at all contrived!

Review: When you squeeze it out of the bottle, out comes a thick, milk chocolate colored liquid. This really does smell like milk chocolate, except a less sweet milk chocolate than is what might be in a candy bar. Right underneath the chocolate note is the ginger scent. Ahh, now we have a slightly spicy chocolate. the chocolatey scent does not last on the skin too long unfortunately but the opportunity for hedonism in the shower or bath increases two fold with this product.

Aside from this bubble bath Lush also made a 13 rabbits shower gel, and a 13 rabbits bath melt.

Snowman FUN

4 out of 5 rating

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Description: Holiday 2014 jelly that smells just like Lush ‘The Carrot’ soap and ‘Bunch of carrots’ ! Came in the shape of this adorable snowman, which made it easy to hold with a wash cloth or shower mitt. Super citrus-y! This jelly is super creamy and extremely softening.

Mrs Whippy

Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Soya Milk Powder (Glycine soja), Tapioca Flour, Perfume, Cream of Tartar (Tartaric acid), Fairtrade Sugar, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocoa Absolute (Theobroma cacao), Tonka Absolute (Dipteryx odorata), Almond Essential Oil (Prunus dulcis), Buchu Oil (Barosma betulina), Titanium Dioxide, Cocamide DEA, Lauryl Betaine, *Coumarin, *Eugenol, *Limonene, Colour 14700, Colour 17200, Colour 45410

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Lush Times: With her husband off making ice creams, Mrs Whippy needed something to do, didn’t she? Jack Constantine created this one for his wife; he wanted a soothing, creamy bath that would relax her and leave her skin as soft as a vegan alternative to silk.

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Here’s a link to a video i made of Mrs Whippy in the tub.

Lush Kitchen Menu July 18-22

Monday: Crème Anglaise body lotion, £29.50, and Aura Suavis shower gel, £11.25.

Tuesday: Quinquireme Of Nineveh soap, £4.25, and Christingle body conditioner, £16.50.

Wednesday: Magic Mushroom bubble bar, £3.95, and Mrs Whippy bath bomb, £4.00.

Thursday: Irresistible Bliss shampoo bar, £6.25, and Flying Fox shower gel, £10.75

Friday: Blue Skies bubble bath, £11.00, and Snake Oil scalp treatment, £5.75.

Here’s a video i made reviewing ALL 10 of next week’s Lush Kitchen menu products

Lush Kitchen July 11-15

Here’s a video i made describing each of next week’s lush kitchen offerings.

I’ll be adding pages of my reviews of each individual product here on my blog over the next day or two.

Monday: Ice Blue shampoo, £11.75 ($15.22), and Washday Greens shampoo, £11.00 ($14.24).

Tuesday: The Comforter body lotion, £13.95 ($5.12), and Lemon Melt shower gel, £8.75 ($11.33).

Wednesday: Phoenix bubble bar, £3.95 ($5.12), and Heavanilli massage bar, £7.75 ($10.04).

Thursday: Happy Blooming bath melt, £4.75 ($6.15), and Bon Bomb bath bomb, £3.25 ($4.21).

Friday: Smitten Hand Cream, £7.95 ($10.30), and Sleepy Head massage bar, £6.50 ($8.42).

Pleasure Dough

Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate,Cream of Tartar (Tartaric acid), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamide DEA, Rose Petals (Rosa centifolia), Perfume, Lavender Flowers, (Lavendula officinalis), Peppermint Leaves (Mentha piperita). Lavender Oil, Orange Blossom Absolute, Rose Absolute.

Lush description: Pleasure Dough is the Bubble Bar Slice for days when you have plenty of time to yourself so you can take a long, luxurious bath and enjoy every second of it. (I wish.) OK then, it’s also for when you’d love to have ages for a bath but you might as well get as much pleasure out of your five minutes as possible. Made to the personal private recipe of Ninan de Lenclos, legendary courtesan from the time of Louis XIV (someone that knew more than most about the art of pleasure), it contains flower petals and oils to stimulate the senses and to soften the skin. Do enjoy it.

 

I think this smells somewhat Lush Dream Cream body lotion that Lush sell in stores. Initially i was waiting for a typical flowery or sweet bubble bar scent. But this is the kind of therapuetic calming lavender scent that posh spas would use. In the water it’s very soothing and makes the skin soft. Imagine bathing in a soothing blend of Rose Petals, Lavender Flowers, Peppermint Leaves Lavender Oil, Orange Blossom Absolute and Rose Absolute. If you don’t like bits in your bath though be sure to put this in a nylon or seive to keep the petals and bits of herbs contained. This bubble bar makes me say “Ahhhh” at the end of a hard day and I find this to be extra good in the summer when it’s hot, muggy and uncomfortable. Indeed, it feels like the spa of courtesans in a bar.

Rainbow Worrier

 

Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Perfume, Bergamot Oil (Citrus bergamia), Vetivert Oil (Vetiveria zizanoides), Sandalwood Oil (Santalum album), Titanium Dioxide, Cocamide DEA, Propylene Glycol. May contain Gardenia Extract (Gardenia jasminoides), FD&C Red No. 4, FD&C Blue No. 1

 

Review: . When it is fizzing It looks like an egg cracked in the middle and this pink candy looking stuff I spewing out of it in the middle. Oh yeah, and there’s a fortune in it. Very cool.Update: I thought the pink one in my review above looked like a pink egg, this yellow one really looks like like an egg. Wow. I still love the earthy, sandalwood scent it lasts on the skin, and the colors are great. Vegan $4.30 6.3oz

 

Lush Times 2006 description: The thing about the Rainbow Worrier is that you don’t know until you use it what colour it’s going to turn your bath. It could be blue or yellow or it could be pink. If the unpredictability of the Rainbow Worrier excites you then you probably need one to calm down your natural exuberance. If you are the control freak type who NEEDS TO KNOW in advance whether your bath is going to be blue or yellow or pink then you need one too. Its smoky fragrance of almost excessively calming Easter vetivert and sandalwood wipes worries from furrowed brows. All you have to do is to stay in the bath long enough to relax fully. If you share a home with a worrier, we suggest that you lock them in the bathroom with one of these until they have calmed down enough to stop worrying about being allowed out.

Here’s a demo and review video i made of rainbow worrier in the tub

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Skinny Dip Buttercream

Here’s a demo video i made of using the Lush skinny Dip Buttercream at the sink.

Ingredients: Creamed Coconut (Cocos nucifera), Sodium Palm Kernelate, Water (Aqua), Glycerine, Aloe Vera Gel (Aloe barbadensis), Almond Oil (Prunus dulcis), Cocoa Butter (Theobroma cacao), Perfume, Clove Bud Oil (Eugenia caryophyllus), Cedarwood Oil (Cedrus atlantica), Clary Sage Oil (Salvia sclarea), Ylang Ylang Oil (Cananga odorata), Vetivert Oil (Vetiveria zizanoides), Palmarossa Oil (Cymbopogan martini), Sodium Chloride, EDTA, Tetrasodium Editronate, *Linalool, Geraniol
*Occurs naturally in essential oils
Size: 7.0 oz $11.60 Skinny Dip – 3.5 oz $5.80
NOTE: This product may melt and is NOT guaranteed to arrive solid during the summer months!

Lush.a.Lot’s Review: Skinny Dip in buttercream form, sort of. While it doesn’t begin to have the creamy goodness and originality of it’s predecessor shower gel, Skinny Dip buttercream is a nice, medium consistency and smells of that clove and white chocolate aroma of Skinny Dip. And while I give Skinny Dip buttercream three stars, It’s not the same Lush as the “Skinny Dip” original body conditioning gel, it’s just not the same.

Lush 2006 description: As a shower gel Skinny Dip was one of those products which people loved or hated; now that it has metamorphosed into a Butter Cream we hope that even more people will love it (the ones who didn’t like having to shake the bottle to mix up the cocoa butter, for example). Now, Lush’s gorgeous, violet and clove scented shower extravagance comes in solid form with softening cocoa butter, soothing aloe vera and our ever popular infusion of creamed coconut. Washing your body with Skinny Dip Butter Cream feels like a soothing massage with relaxing tropical oils.

Butter Creams
Creamy Cakes of Glycerine Soap made in huge buckets and hand-rolled in petals, chocolate, cocoa butter and other unexpected ‘packaging’, our butter creams look like huge helpings of luxury dessert. At room temperature they start out smooth, soft and slippery, but if you’re the sensation-seeking type you can choose to chill or freeze them to turn them into blocks of invigoratingly refreshing shower soap. Butter Creams are a luxurious blend of 15% soap – enough to get you clean but not make masses of non-essential lather – and 85% natural, skin softening oils and butters, glycerine, plant infusions and essential oils. Use them for summery soft skin.