Igloo (Australian Igloo) scrub

3 out of 5 rating

Lush ‘Australian Igloo’ sugar scrub.

Up for the vote for the July 2021 Lush Kitchen Subscription Box.

The Kitchen subscription box site calls it ‘Igloo’. No. This is incorrect. It’s not Igloo. ‘Igloo’ is the name of a lush soap, and it’s also the name of a solid bath oil.

Originally made as a limited edition in store and online for Christmas 2011.

This was never remade in the previous incarnation of the Lush Kitchen.
Up for the vote for the July 2021 Lush Kitchen Subscription Box.

It’s a pine scent. I wish it was a minty scent.

This doesn’t age well. It’s a nice soft consistency with large exfoliating pieces of sugar. It gets dry after a week or so and becomes hard and too scratchy to use on your skin.

Ponche shower gel

5 out of 5 (original version)

See my demo video of it below

4 out of 5 (new version)

Made as a limited edition for Christmas 2010-2011 only. And remade for the previous incarnation of the Lush Kitchen in 2014. It’s up for the vote again for the Lush Kitchen July 2021 Subscription Box

This has a nice, Christmas punch kind of scent. Having cinnamon, orange juice, Okum, buchu oil, davana oil, and petigrain oil. All very fruity notes. The original version had tequila in it (like the punch that it’s named after), but for some reason they took it out. When they did that it changed the smell. It lost its bright note, but it’s still a nice scent.

Lush made a perfume of this exclusively for one day only on the Uk website in 2014.

Lush ‘Icing on the Cake’ smoothie rhoulade had the ponche scent as well.

Ingredients: Water, Plum Infusion, Cinnamon Infusion, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, orange juice, Lauryl Betaine, Perfume, Propylene Glycol, Lactic Acid, Davana Oil, Buchu Oil, Petitgrain Oil, Tequila, Eugenol, Geranoil, *Linalool, *Limonene, Colour 15510, Methylparaben.

Lush Times: Ay! Ay! Ay! It’s Christmas! Do not fear the winter blue, dear amigos! Take a shot of this zesty tequila and lime gel in your shower for amorning fiesta, sure to wake even the sleepiest morning monsters. Ponche was invented after a member of Lush HQ traveled through Mexico and enjoyed their traditional fruity party punch. Bring on the tequila!

hHere’s a demo and review video i did of this shower gel.

North Pole

5 out of 5 rating

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Made for one or two years as a limited edition Christmas soap in stores around 2009-2011 and on line.

It’s up for the vote in the July 2021 Lush Kitchen Subscription Box.

5 out of 5 rating

The pink part is fragranced with a chocolately or cocoa, candyish fragrance, the white with a refreshing woody, minty fragrance.

I’ve added the second photo of the store version of it. In the stores it was a 6 inch wide x 2 feet pole. you could pick any piece you wanted; a huge round white slice or a huge pink slice or a piece with both pink and white. The store pieces were round, and the online or kitchen version rectangle.

It also came as a slice of the white part with a thinner pink part on top if you bought it online. The pink part smells a bit like a Peppermint Crisp bar, whilst the white part smells more like a mint flavoured rock candy. The original soap was a 6″ (or thereabouts) diameter pole shape that alternated between two Pink and two White sections.

Ingredients: Water, Propylene Glycol, Rapeseed Oil, Coconut Oil, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Stearate, Perfume, Peppermint Oil, Cocoa Absolute, Cedarwood Oil, Cypress Oil, Glycerine, Sodium Chloride, EDTA, tetrasodium Etidronate, Sodium Hydroxide, *Citronellol, *Limonene, *Linalool, Titanium Dioxide, Colour 17200

Lush Times: How else will Santa find his way to Lush without a North Pole soap to guide his way?! This is for everybody who love to wash with soap (and frankly, who doesn’t?) This soap is fabulous for people who like stimulating, refreshing showers – with just a hint of luxurious indulgent sweetness. One slice is never enough – so buy two! The pink is fragranced with a chocolately chewy fragrance, the white with a refreshing woody, minty fragrance.

Gold, Frankincense and Beer

5 out of 5 rating see my demo video below

See my demo video below 😄 

What a great Lush shower jelly.  

VERY popular with Lushies.

It smells orangey and spicy with clove, cinnamon black pepper, and star anise, while having a stout note and a frankincense note.  I LOVE this jelly.

It’s gold and sparkly.

Here’s a picture i took of mine years ago

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And here’s a newer photo of mine


Ingredients: Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Glycerine, Stout (Beer), Mandarin and Star Anise Infusion (Citrus nobilis, Illicium verum), Propylene Glycol, Mandarin Juice (Citrus reticulata), Carrageenan Extract, Perfume, Sweet Orange Oil (Citrus sinensis), Clove Bud Oil (Eugenia caryophyllus), Black Pepper Oil (Piper nigrum), Cinnamon Leaf Oil (Cinnamomum cassia), Fine Sea Salt (Sodium Chloride), *Citral, *Eugenol, *Limonene, *Linalool, Methylparaben, Golden Sparkles (Polyethylene terephthalate)

Pic above from Comfortin Scents on Instagram

Here’s my video of it

The Jilted Elf

4 out of 5 rating

See my video demo below 😄


This is such a very different scent. It’s like cacophony of notes but somehow they work together!

figs, ginger, cinnamon, grapefruit, vodka and honey.

it’s both fruity and spicy. i’ll be buying the christmas body spray.

Ingredients: Glycerine, Fig Infusion, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Propylene Glycol,Carrageenan Extract, Honey, Cinnamon Leaf Oil, Grapefruit Oil, Ginger Oil,Vodka, Perfume, *Eugenol, *Limonene, *Linalool, Methyl Ionone, Coumarin,Colour 45350, Colour 42090, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Glamour Gold Glitter

Here’s a demo video I made of Jilted Elf jelly being silly.

Lush Times: Jilted Elf takes an alcoholic stumble around your shower, leaving wafts of fruit cocktails as he goes.

 

Wash away the old and welcome in the new with our bright green, wobbly foaming shower jelly that’s named after a cocktail we saw for sale in New York. With an infusion of figs, honey and seaweed gel to soften your skin and make you silky to the touch.  Then to make you smell intoxicating and irrisistable, we have a multi-layered sophisticated fruity Christmas cocktail fragrance of vodka and essential oils, including cinnamon leaf oil, grapefruit oil and ginger oil.

 

Our Jilted Elf can never be kept down. He looks towards a fine future that is full of promise, his little inner twinkle of gold shines out, no matter how tough going the festive season gets. Grab him and drag him into a shower near you for the most fun shower you’ve had in a long while.

Midnight Massage

Has the “Flying Fox/Godiva/Yes Yes Yes fragrance

Lots of Jasmine.

Ingredients: Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter, Olive Oil, Perfume, Fig, Carob Pods and Quince Extract, Vanilla Absolute, Jasmine Absolute, Olive Leaf Absolute, Petitgrain Oil, *Benzyl Salicylate, *Cinnamyl Alcohol, *Geraniol, *Benzyl Benzoate, *Benzyl Cinnamate, *Farnesol, *Limonene, *Linalool, Benzyl Alcohol, Lustre Radiant Gold

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Covered in gold, and looking like a clock that is melting.

Lush Times: Enjoy a cheeky massage before the clock strikes 12 and see where things take you! Jasmine fans will want to get their paws on this gorgeously slippery massage bar, scented with expensive, comforting and sensual oils, As well as the stunning Jasmine Revolution perfume, Helen chose skin-softening butters, as well as forbidden fruits like figs, carob and quince to create an indulgent, luxurious massage – perfect to enjoy with anyone you’d happily share a Christmas mistletoe kiss with too.

Bling Crosby

4 out of 5 rating

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Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Lauryl Betaine, Perfume, Cocamide DEA, FD&C Red No. 4, Patchouli Oil (Pogostemon cablin), Orange Oil (Citrus dulcis), Lavendin Oil (Lavendula hybrida), Pine Oil (Pinus), Lemongrass Oil (Cymbopogan flexuosus), Elemi Oil (Canarium commune), Gardenia Extract (Gardenia jasminoides), Glitter

 

This is a beautiful bubble bar with it’s orangey-gold glitter.  It has the scent of Lush’s “Karma” fragrance which is orangey, not sweet at all, earthy with patchouli, and a bit of pine. A unisex scent. It leaves a pale orange colored water and TONS of bubbles. There is also glitter in the water. The glitter doesn’t stick on you like the Karma melt but mostly gets washed down the drain if you use a squirt of shower gel in the water. Bling Crosby is so pretty and festive.

 

LT 2006 Description: An easy glistening, soothing orange spice Bubble Bar for a smoother Christmas. Crumble under running bath water for mounds of fragrant bubbles

Christmas Cake

4 out of 5 rating

This is such a yummy smelling soap. It smells like sweet almond fondant icing. I did not expect to like this soap because the ingredients don’t make it sound yummy…but the way it smells -YUM.

It’s not particularly moisturizing but i don’t care it smells good enough to eat. How do they make it smell like cake? It’s got a warm, nutty smell as well.

 

Ingredients: 2837 Christmas Cake Slice £2.95 Water, Rapeseed Oil; Sunflower Oil; Coconut Oil, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Coco-Sulfate, Aloe Vera Extract, Almond Oil, Vetivert Oil, Cedarwood Oil, Cinnamal, *Linalool, Colour 42090, Gardenia Extract Colour 14700, Colour 17200, Titanium Dioxide.

 

Lush Times Xmas 2008: Lush’s take on Christmas cake. If you’re planning to throw a huge Christmas party and you want to give everybody a present to take away with them, how about buying a massive great Christmas Cake Soap and slicing it up into hundreds of pieces to give all your guests? We also sell it in bar-of-soap slices, which we cut off the big Cake for you. It smells like cake and more – more like a slice of Christmas cake on a plate next to an open fire of fragrant, smouldering wood logs to keep the chill away. Soothing, smoky vertivert essential oil and organic aloe vera, help your Christmas Cake Slice to keep your skin calm over Yuletide, even if everything else goes crazy.

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Christmas Cracker

3.5 out of 5 rating

Ingredients: Sodium bicarbonate, cream of tartar, sodium laureth sulfate, Lauryl Betaine, perfume, cocamide dea, orange oil, cinnamon leaf oil, chlorophyllin, color, candy holly leaf.

 

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This is a half red/half green colored Christmas bubble bar with orange oil and cinnamon leaf oil.  If you use just the red part the water turns pink and if you use the green part the water turns green. There’s a tiny candy holly leaf in the middle (it might be edible, but it tastes like soap because it’s embedded in the bar.  Using the whole thing makes the water a kind of a dark red/brown color.

Lush Times 2004 Description: Wake yourself up with a bang! Wake yourself up on a cold and frosty morning (or a dull, dark, damp one) with a cracking Christmas bubble bath. It’s out classic cinnamon and orange, crowing rooster alarm clock scent to ping your eyelids open and jump start your brain. Crumble the seasonally red and green bar under your running bath water as you sip your spiced coffee. Get in, enjoy the reviving warmth and don’t forget to read the corny motto which we’ve stuck inside it, just like a real cracker.

Let them eat cake 

5 out of 5 rating 


This reminds me of the smell of spice cake. And it tastes good. It was very popular. 

I would buy more than one of these. 

Lush Times Xmas 2008: Orange and lemons, currants and sultanas, vanilla, sherry and treacle. This must be the tastiest lip balm on the planet. At Lush we have quite a lot of vegans working for us, that’s the people who won’t eat or use any animal products at all. As you can imagine it can be quite tricky for vegans to find lovely products but at Lush and B it’s quite easy. That’s except in the lip balm department, where all our 2008 products were vegetarian but not vegan. Our vegans also have a great fondness for cake; Sean’s non-cheesecake is the current favourite. So when Helen and Noriko blended out new vegan lip balm base, Helen decided to make it cake flavoured. We would use that old saying about killing two birds with one stone, but that really upsets the Lush vegans so we won’t. 

Ingredients: 2835 Let them eat cake £4.50 Organic Olive Oil (Olea europaea), Currant, Sultana and Raisin Infusion, Japan Wax, Fresh Lemon and Fresh Orange Peel Infusion,  Shea butter, Plum Kernel Oil, Flavour, Sherry, Vanilla, Lemon Oil,  Lime Oil, Cognac Oil Glycerine, Organic Black Treacle

Gingerbread House

4 out of 5 rating


This does smell like Gingerbread. When they’re made fresh the scent is yummy. I had an old one to compare a new one to. 

It’s so cute. It gets a lot of points for cute. 🙂 It makes brownish water. It makes lots of bubbles. I love them and always buy one whenever lush makes them available, yet I don’t love them in a ‘stock up’ way. That’s why the 4 out of 5 rating.

Ingredients: Perfume, Ginger Oil Lemon Oil, Buchu Oil, Ginger Powder, Titanium Dioxide, *Cinnamal, *Limonene, Colour 15510 Sugar Sprinkles, Cinnamon Stick*Occurs naturally in essential oils

Lush Times: Christmas is a confectioner’s dream, especially with our Gingerbread House Bubble Bar. It is sweetly spiced like fresh gingerbread and there’s no wicked witch in sight, nor any sign of Hansel or Gretel eating her out of house and home.

Sugar Plum Fairy scrub

3.5 out of 5 rating

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This has a nice floral scent.

Ingredients: Sugar, Sodium Bicarbonate, Cream of Tartar (Tartaric Acid), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Styrax Resinoid (Liquidambar styraciflua), Vetivert Oil (Vetiveria zizanoides), Jasmine Absolute (Jasminum grandiflorum), Ylang Ylang Oil (Cananga odorata), Orange Blossom Absolute (Citrus aurantium amara), Plum Kernel Oil (Prunus domestica), Cocamide DEA, Lauryl Betaine, Perfume, Titanium Dioxide, Gardenia Extract (Gardenia jasminoides), Colour 14700, Colour 45410, Colour 17200

 

Lush Times: Our newest scrubber was inspired by the Tchaikovsky ballet. When Helen was inventing, she thought that plum kernel oil would work a treat because it moisturises the skin and makes it feel silky smooth and adds an almondy scent to the product.

Glogg

5 out of 5 rating

This is a spicy, booz-y fragrance.  It smells like Christmas brandy punch or Norwegian Glogg.  It’s warming, just like a cup of Glogg would be in the wintertime.

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Ingredients: Cinnamon Stick and Clove Infusion (Cinnamomum cassia, Eugenia caryophyllus), Water (Aqua), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Fresh Organic Orange Juice (Citrus Aurantium dulcis), Propylene Glycol, Red Wine, Fresh Organic Lemon Juice (Citrus limonum), Fine Sea Salt, Patchouli Oil (Pogostemon cablin), Sweet Orange Oil (Citrus sinensis), Clove Leaf Oil (Eugenia caryophyllus), Lime Oil (Citrus aurantifolia), Cinnamon Leaf Oil (Cinnamomum zeylanicum), Benzoin Resinoid (Styrax tonkinensis pierre), Brandy, *Cinnamal, *Coumarin, *Eugenol, Limonene, *Linalool, Perfume, Colour 14700, Methylparaben

 

Lush Times: Glögg is a Lush interpretation of a Swedish spin on festive mulled wine. It will make your body feel warmer as you inhale the spicy aroma. A bottle of Glogg is a fairly boozy cocktail to liven up Christmas baths and showers. We poured lashings of red wine and brandy in there to stimulate your body while you lather, with cinnamon and clove infusion for spice and fresh fruit juices to get you squeaky clean.

Lush Pud

3.5 out of 5 rating

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Ingredients: £2.25 200g Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Aloe Vera Extract (Aloe barbadensis), Clove Powder (Eugenia caryophyllus), Lemon Peel Powder (Citrus limonum), Cassie Absolute (Acacia farnesiana), Benzoin Resinoid, (Styrax benzoin), Rose Absolute (Rosa centifolia), Propylene Glycol, Benzyl Benzoate, Perfume, Candy Holly Leaf.

 

Review: I got a fresh one once and it changed my mind about the Pud. True, it leaves a brown ring to clean up. True, it makes the water poo brown. Turn off the lights, light a candle and use this. It smells like spice cake. And it lasts. I bathed my twins in this on Christmas and they smelled like two little spice cake sweeties all weekend. This is grand to combine with Christmas Cracker bubble bar, Orange and Spice soap or with a Jack Froth or Marziban bubble bar. It’s like bathing in Christmas desert.

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Lush Times description: Looks like a pudding, smells like a pudding, fizzes like a spicy Bath Ballistic. Fill your bath with warm water and drop in the Ballistic for a fizzing, fragrant, relaxing soak.

 

Notes: The newer ones are much lighter brown. almost tan colored, and they smell more like Snowcake soap then spicy Christmas pudding. I like the original ones way better because it was spicy.

Spice Mountain

4 out of 5 rating

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Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Propylene Glycol, Sodium Palm Kernelate, Soya Milk (Glycine soja), Sodium Stearate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Perfume, Patchouli Oil (Pogostemon cablin), Lime Oil (Citrus aurantifolia), Benzoin Resinoid (Styrax benzoin), Cinnamon Leaf Oil (Cinnamomum cassia), Orange Oil (Citrus dulcis), Sodium Chloride, Titanium Dioxide, Gardenia Extract (Gardenia jasminoides), Colour 18050, Colour 61585,

 

Review: This smells just like the past Christmas soap called “Reddy for Christmas” It’s smells like a combination of red hots (from the cinnamon) and Angel’s Delight(because of something fruity). It’s scent lasts a medium amount of time and it’s also a medium strong soap scent. Love it.

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Lush Times 2004 Description: This soap has the colour & scent of mulled wine. Clove bud and cinnamon leaf oils warm and ease stiff muscles on cold mornings; orange oil perks you up and tones your skin. Each Big (40kg!)Soap is decorated with a perfect, Japanese style white mountain to remind you to take this with you if you’re going skiing.

Snowcake shower gel

5 out of 5 rating

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This shower gel has the wonderful scent of Snowcake soap and Marzibain bubble bar. Firstly I was never knocked out about Snowcake soap. It was just “Meh” to me for years. But this shower gel has changed my mind completely about the Snowcake scent. When I opened the bottle I couldn’t believe how fresh it smelled! Everythying good that I could smell about Snowcake was in this bottle of shower gel. It is nice and strong and fresh smelling. It’s not sweet.  It smells lightly of rose and almond.  A clean, comforting scent. It’s got that marzipan scent, with a bit of rose and a bit of almond. I’m a Snowcake believer. I give this 5 stars.

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Scent Family: Snowcake Perfume; Snowcake Soap; Snow On Snow Dusting Powder; Smitten Hand Cream; Oops! Almond Kisses Facial Moisturiser; Marzibain Bubble Bar Slice; Big Ed Yuletide Soap and so many more.

Here’s my demo and review video of it close up
 

Star Light, Star Bright

5 out of 5 rating. See my demo video below. 


One of only three or four lush products ever, that are all silver.
This has lime and ginger, so it smells bright. And the silver shimmer in the water is awesome.


 

 

Ingredients: Cocoa Butter, Organic Shea Butter, Laureth 4, Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, Perfume, Chinese Ginger Oil, Lavender Oil, Persian Lime Oil,Cream of Tartar, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Lauryl Betaine, Titanium Dioxide, Colour 42090, Snowflake Lustre, Silver Lustre, *Citral, *Citronellol, Geraniol, *Coumarin, *Limonene,*Linalool

 

Description: Catch a falling star and put it in your… bath. We have been working for a long time to make this Christmas bath melt – a shimmering bright star for an extra special bath filled with light and lustre. The shea butter fondant centre inside this bath melt is rich and moisturising, creating a soft and creamy bath. When the star melts, its silvery lustre spreads into the water creating a magical trail of starlight. Refreshing ginger and zesty lime oil inspire positivity and will also give you an extra boost. Close your eyes, make a wish, crush this melt under running water and watch as your bath turns into a turquoise, silvery pool of star light.

 

Here’s a demo video of this 

Ruby Red Slippers

3.5 out of 5 rating.  The new Christmas 2016 limited edition ”Ruby Red Slippers bubble bar shaped like a shoe like Dorothy’s shoes in the movie ‘Wizard of Oz’.

See my demo of this new bubble bar below.

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Shipping Weight: 100 g(s)

Ingredients: Rose Absolute, Carnation Absolute, Tangerine Oil, Perfume, Colour 14700, Red Glitter (Polyethylene terephthalate).

Lush Description: Sparkling, ruby red bubble bath with a bewitching fragrance of rose and carnation. Crumble under running bath water for mounds of fragrant bubbles.

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Here’s one from 2005

 

Review: This has Rose, Tangerine, Carnation and Geranium. Ruby Red Slippers bubble bar slice was made to be the same scent as Lush’s former “Potion” body lotion. It’s a lovely, gentle, fruity, spicy carnation floral. The glitter on this bubble bar is ruby red.

Ruby Red Slippers bubble bar make the water a beautiful red color. It makes loads and loads of bubble, especially the one i had because it’s so fresh and squishy. My only complaint would be that the scent isn’t as strong on the skin as I’d like.   The scent of Potion in the bath is so lovely though.  I think Lush would be successful selling this one all year round.

Here’s a demo video i made showing this beautifully bubble bar in the bath tub.

 

Here’s a demo of the original (MUCH more glittery version)

Santa Baby lip tint

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Ingredients: Fair Trade Shea Butter, Extract of Cinnamon Stick and Mandarin, Organic Rose Hip Oil, Organic Castor Oil, Japan Wax,Extract of Cherries and Dates, Safflower Oil, Sunflower Wax, Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter, Cupuacu Butter, Flavour, Carrot Oil,Persian Lime Oil, Aniseed Oil, Black Pepper Oil, Benzoin Resinoid, Titanium Dioxide, Citral, *Geraniol, *Linalool, *Limonene, Colour 733610, Colour 15850:2, Colour 45370, Colour 45410, Colour 45350

 

Description: The colour red is about as Christmassy as it gets. We’ve made this lip tint just the shade that Mrs. Claus might use to woo her husband. This product is made with fair trade shea butter to soften and moisturise whilst cherries and dates give you sweet, kissable lips. With our sexy red, cola-flavoured lip tint, who needs mistletoe?

Here’s what the color looks like on me.  It’s more of an orange red, not a blue red.