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.

 

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.