Figs and Leaves

A whole truckle of Figs and Leaves soap in store from which they cut pieces off for customers to buy.

Yummy. A highly underrated soap as far as conversations amongst Lushies. For a long time this was my favorite soap. I first bought some in my second Lush order a long time ago. And i like it just as much today 20 years later. It smells very different. Feminine and floral but lightly so, fruity from the figs and full of fig seeds. This could be good if your exfoliating or bad if you don’t like bits. Nice creamy lather. That scent though, its the perfect combination of sweet and floral.

LT 2004 Description: Figs and Leaves is a lovely, coffee brown, creamy soap scented with ylang ylang and orange blossom perfumes. Ylang ylang is one of the oils that helps to balance the skin’s oil production; orange blossom absolute is excellent for keeping the skin in good condition. The little specks in Figs and Leaves are the fig seeds from the decoction of nutritious, fresh, organic figs that form the base of this soap. Rub this all over your body to gently exfoliate your skin, make it feel smooth and smell luxuriously of figs and flowers (not leaves)…..

You can see the little dots? They are parts of the figs

Ingredients: Fig Decoction, Aloe Vera, Perfume, Ylang Ylang Oil, Orange Blossom Absolute,

Titanium Dioxide, Sodium Chloride, EDTA, Tetrasodium Editronate, *Benzyl Benzoate, *Linalool. * Occurs naturally in essential oils

I would give this soap a 5 out of 5 rating.

Its more moisturizing on my skin than other Lush soaps.

The scent is near perfect.

Its a classic Lush soap having been in their stores for over 20 years, because its popular.

It isnt the prettiest soap but trust me, if you havent tried it youre missing out. 😊👍🏼

The one scent family product is Lush ‘Dorothy’ bubble bar. Same scent.

The Godmother

4 out of 5 rating

As in Fairy Godmother 😊This was originally made in 2008 and discontinued around 2011 i think.
Its up for the vote for the September 2021 Lush Kitchen Subscription Box.
The previous incarnation of the Lush Kitchen remade this in 2015.

Its made with the sweet and spicy scent of Candy Fluff/Melting Marshmallow Moments.

Lush 2008 description:,Despite our Ballistics, skincare, haircare and all other wonderful things for our baths showers and bodies, people tend to call Lush “That soap shop”. This is fair, because we do make exceedingly good soaps. We looked into this (technically Pia looked into it and we were all very interested) and found that 68% of people in the UK wash their hands with washing up liquid. Thats just not right. Its not good for your hands. Stop it! Mo, our soap supreme, has made this special soap (scented with our best selling Candy Fluff scent) for keeping by the kitchen sink. Think of it as your fairy godmother for the hands.

Ingredients Water (Aqua) , Palm Free Soap Base, Propylene Glycol , Sodium Coco-Sulfate , Sodium Stearate , Perfume , Synthetic Musk , Glycerine

I like the scent of this soap. The first thing I did was to get the package and before I opened it I could smell the Candy Fluff scent that I love. It’s a fruity, pink, with purole sparkkes and a sweet pink, effervescent smelling fragrance. If you like the Candy Fluff powder, or Marshmellow Melting Moments bath melt you will love this soap.

It’s such a gorgeous color of dark rose pink. The Godmother is not exceptionally drying to my hands nor is it moisturizing , but somewhere in the middle.
I was surprised at how low lathering this soap was. The scent stays on my hands for a goodly while. I did notice that the Godmother lather was minimwl. The Godmother didn’t leave my hands dry.

This was the whole huge truckke of soap in the stores that tgey woukd cut pieces off of for selling.

Lush Pumpkin Spice Soap

This is a new item for Halloween 2021

Lush Pumpkin Spice soap.
This soap was actually an exclusive in the October 2020 Lush Kitchen Subscription box last year. Im glad they made it for anyone to buy this year.

It smells just like pumpkin pie. Its the same as the Lush ‘Pumpkin Spice’ lip scrub from Lush Halloween 2020.

It’s beautifully moisturizing. It feels and smells scrumptious. I would suggest it and i would rate this a 5 out of 5 rating.

Ingredients: Sunflower Oil; Coconut Oil, Fresh Organic Orange Juice, Pumpkin puree, Lime Oil, Cinnamon Leaf Oil, Eugenol, *Limonene, Gardenia Extract

My slice from the October 2020 Subscription box
Lush Kitchen October 2020 Subscription box

Here’s a pic of a Lush Pumpkin soap from 2008 that i bought for Halloween..

North Pole

5 out of 5 rating

@lush North Pole soap
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.

Banana Moon

3 1/2 out of 5

DC’ed 2005

Bananas

This was sold for about five years in all stores as a regular year round item.

The Lush Kitchen subscription box has this up for the vote with 5 other products for the month of May/June 2021

Lush used to make them in long cylindrical poles and then the last year they were around they started making the boring rectangle. But the soap didn’t change, it was still nice.

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Ingredients: Sodium Palm Kernelate, Propylene Glycol, Natural Yoghurt, Fresh Bananas (Musa paradisiaca), Sodium Stearate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Perfume, EDTA, Tetrasodium Editronate, Glycerine, Sodium Chloride, Titanium Dioxide, Gardenia Extract (Gardenia jasminoides)

You have to get a good fresh piece to appreciate this. It’s creamy, banana-y and nice. It should smell like banana runts even though it is a natural, not fake, smell. It’s also a gentle soap.

2006 LT description: One of the things that irritates us just slightly is when we’re not having a good day is that it’s perfectly legal to call something banana soap when it doesn’t have any bananas in it, but merely a dab of synthetic banana fragrance. Our banana soap has lots of fresh bananas in it; we mash them up, mix them with yoghurt, soap flakes and essential oils and make a truly bananafied, moisturizing soap that smells of bananas because it’s full of them.

Notes: See also Big Banana Moon

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Scent Family:

Lush Gumback Express shower smoothie, A Little Monkey bubble bar, and Banana Moon soap. All made in the same scent family.

Gumback Express was discontinued in the mid 2000’s and so was Banana Moon. I didn’t think Gumback Smootie smelled like bananas, but i did think the Banana moon did and Little Monkey did too. The soap was great for people with dry skin like me. Lush has made other banana product but they’re not in this scent family.

Muddy Carrots

4 out of 5 rating

my sink demo video will be up in an hour or so.

A lot of people were wondering if this soap was in the same scent family as the Lush ‘The Carrot’ scent.

No it isn’t. This has no buchu oil which was a primary scent in the carrot. Also the soap has orange oil whereas the Carrot scent family does not.

To me this smells like an earthier smelling version of a chocolate dipped orange.

Using a soap with thad soul mud in it is always a nice experience. Spas use certain muds to tone skin, help remove impurities and it’s not drying on the skin. Lush has made a couple of other soaps in the past with thad soul mud.

As you’ll see in the video it lathers up nicely and rinses away clean.

This is different and that’s why i like it.

Queen of Hearts

4 out of 4 rating

Up for the vote for possible inclusion in the February 2021 Lush Kitchen subscription box


Ingredients:
 100g £2.40Rose Infusion (Rosa centifolia), Vegetable Soap, Glycerine, Almond Oil (Prunus dulcis), Cocoa Butter (Theobroma cacao), Perfume, Geranium Oil, Rose Absolute, Violet Leaf Absolute, Stearic Acid, Triethanolamine, Cetearyl Alcohol (wax), Methylparaben, Propylparaben.

This is a lovely gentle soap for sensitive skin, older skin or even dry skin. The ingredients are about as close as a bouquet of roses as you can get. The real and fresh rose scent is very nice. Leaves my skin soft and non-irritated.

Summer 2000 Lush Times description: Queen of Hearts is a soft, creamy complexion soap which we make for all of you who should know better than to wash your face with soap but just won’t stop doing it. At least if you’ll use this one then you won’t be drying out your skin too badly because the glycerine, almond oil and cocoa butter we put in it (not to mention lashings of skin-friendly essential oils) will stop you stripping away all your face’s natural oils. We make it with roses so you smell lovely too.

Polar Bear soap

5 out of 5 rating

Below is the 2020 Polar Bear soap. The 2021 Polar Bear soap soap will not be the same minty yummy scent, it will be Snow Fairy scented.

This isn’t the same scent as this Christmas ’PolarBear Plunge’ bubble bar. This one has coconut, orange and mint. There are three or four different coconut things in this soap.

When i buy my Christmas products and they’re delivered- i’ll write my reviews, post my tub bath water photos and video demo here for you. 😊

It’s so cute. It didn’t dry out my skin like some Lush soaps can. It must be the addition of cocoa butter in this soap. along with the coconut oil. It feels good.

Quinquireme of Ninevah


Ingredients: vegetable soap, water, propylene glycol, coconut, sodium stearate, sodium lauryl sulphate, titanium dioxide, perfume, orange oil, benzoin, vanilla absolute

Review: QofN was the sort of precursor to the present ‘I Should Coco” soap by Lush. The difference is that this doesn’t have the scratchy, exfoliating dessicated coconut. This is a creamy soap that smells more of Lushious coconut than I Should Coco soap in my opinion. I’m not cazy about coconut, there are times when I hate coconut. So I’m picky about coconut scented products. But this Quinquireme of Ninevah soap adds oranfe which makes it more complex and lovely. is one I do indeed like to use. Not bad, being that it’s a coconut soap. I would think the majority of people would find this to be a 4 star soap.

Lush Times description: Q of N is a creamy, smooth cocnut scented soap made in 35 kg block with two rope handles so it can be carried with dignity to its destination within Lush shops. Inspired by the poem by John Masefield, in which he describes the Quinquereme’s cargo of precious oils and spices. Some of which we used in the soap’s coconut based perfume. We’ll cut you a 100 g slice from one of these precious cargoes to bring a hint of the exotic Middle East of times gone by to your very own wash basin.

All The Wild Things

5 out of 5 rating

See my demo video of this soap in my 3 minute video below.

This limited edition soap was made so that net proceeds from the sale of this goes towards animal rescue efforts due to the Australian Bush fires.

The soap was made in the Outback Mate soap scent, which is made with eucalyptus, peppermint and lemongrass.

I had bought two and i.left my package in my room and my whole room smelled wonderful!

They had these available for one day on the Lush Uk, and Lush USA websites before they sold out. Lush usa decided to make more so they could sell them again before they sold out again in one day.

We can only imagine the horror faced out in the Australian bush by those who are going out searching for animal survivors amongst the estimated billion creatures killed so far in the fires. In recognition of the overwhelming task faced by this informal Animal’s Emergency Service, we have made All The Wild Things soap. Net proceeds from this limited edition eucalyptus and lemongrass soap will go to animal rescue groups providing emergency first aid and rehabilitation as well as restoring the habitat where the wild things were. Grab one now online or visit your local Lush shop. Let the wild recovery start.

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Snow Apple

5 out of 5 rating.

See my Lush Christmas soaps video below.

This is a new soap for Christmas, and Lush made this soap in the popular ‘So White’ bath bomb scent. The scent is made with orange flower and smells just like a tart green apple! The fragrance actually makes my mouth water.

Its green with silver snow covering it, and it has a leaf on it just like a fresh picked apple. Its not conditioning. The scent is nice and strong and leaves a marvelous fresh scent of crisp apples on my skin.

One of my top favorites this Christmas!

Snow Apple

5 out of 5 rating.

See my Christmas 2019 soaps video below for more in depth descriptions.

This wins my vote for prettirst looking Christmas soap this year (though Shooting Stars comes close).

Its a silver apple. Gorgeous! Who doesnt want to see this at the sink in thw soap dish.

Its made me in the Lush So White scent.

Lush used to have an all white Christmas bath bomb valled So White. It was a white apple.

The scent is made with orange flower, bergamot, neroli and rose.

Its a bright, crisp green apple scent. The scent is fairly strong.

Wonderful!

Christmas soaps video

Snow Fairy soap

5 out of 5 rating.

See my Christmas soaps video below.

This is the 2019 Snow Fairy soap. Every year Lush makes a different looking soap.

This year Snow Fairy soap looks very different. Its a snow flake! I love this new look from last years glittery Snow Fairy cold pressed soap.

Also different this year is the addotion of lime oil. This doesnt change the snow fairy scent it just makes it brighter.

Historically Snow Fairy isnt my favorite Lush scent. I found it kind of clyingly sweet. So the addition of lime makes it smell much nicer to my nose.

It seems to be a bit more conditioning than most of the other christmas soaps with the exception of butterbear.

https://youtu.be/glyS12dGH5s

This is the 2016 version

Lush Christmas Soaps

See my video showing and describing each soap in detail. I forgot Satsuma and Golden Pear which i have already reviewed here on my blog on their seperate pages. Both of those have a 5 out of 5 star rating.

Good Day Sunshine soap

3.5/4.0 out of 5 rating. See my sink demo and review video below.

Lush introduced this and other soaps online on their up site first and today this Good Day Sunshine and also Michelle Ma Belle soap are available in the U.S.

“Carved like an engraved offering to a Mayan Sun God, this vibrantly bright and beaming citrus-scented soap presents a thick crown of golden yellow bath bomb mix, which when used for the first time kisses your skin with fizzing foam, welcomed like warm rays on a summer’s day. The dazzling orange, vegan aquafaba base offers notes of sparkling lemon myrtle, zesty lime and uplifting neroli to flip your mood sunny side up, while exfoliating chia seeds offer a delicate polish that leaves skin feeling soft and bright enough to rival the sun. “

It doesn’t foam up as it says on the website. Lush has added bath bomb mixture to the soap so that it produces a nice shower bomb type of foam, but I couldn’t get either soap to foam up when I used them at the sink nor in the shower.

Regardless, I like using the soap.

It’s got the same scent as the ‘Brightside” bubble bar.

Michelle Ma Belle soap

3.5/4.0 out of 5 rating. See my sink demo video below.

Lush introduced this and one other soap (Good Day Sunshine) first in the uk, on their website, which is where I got mine. These two soaps along with four others were introduced first at the Lush Liverpool spa megastore, along with 350 other new products.

Today it’s available in the U.S..

Lush made this in the popular Christmas yog nog scent. I guess they decided to make the yog nog soap in a different look and make it permanent.

“Engraved like an Aztec monolith hidden deep within the jungle, this decadently creamy gold bar reveals a new world of soap for you to explore. An iridescent layer of shimmering shower bomb is pressed into the embedded labyrinth design, like sand covering a long-lost clue. But don’t blow it away like dust on an old map, instead revel in its fizz and rich, thick foam as you turn it this way and that under the warm running water, revealing the secret of its carved pathways. A treasure trove of rich aromas lies in store; spiced vanilla, butterscotch, dolcelatte. Gold clay merges with chunks of white Amazonian clay, filled with minerals and nutrients of the rainforest’s fallen fruits and leaves, together they cleanse and gently exfoliate, leaving the skin soft and revived. Digging a little deeper, other marvels emerge; castor oil, cocoa butter and coconut oil for a creamy lather that is sure to leave your hands, and everywhere else, with the Midas touch.”

I wonder why. Does this mean we won’t be getting yog nog soap for Christmas?

Regardless it’s a nice soap. I must say however that the bath bomb stuff they decided to add to the soap mixture doesn’t foam up as their description says. I demo’d two different pieces on my video below and neither of them ‘foamed up’.

The feel of the soap is very nice. I enjoyed washing with it in the shower.

Sleepy soap

4 out of 5 rating

This soap was made exclusively for the New Lush Liverpool mega store, but Lush Uk decided to offer this on their retail website for anyone who wished to purchase one.

Naturally i had to buy one.

It was made in the classic Lush Twilight fragrance.

The fragrance components are lavender, tonka bean (which smells caramel-ish), and ylang ylang.

The blend is floral, herbal with a subtle creamy background. Its only very subtley sweet.

When washing with it this has a creamy consistency. It makes loads of lather.

I recorded a relaxing ASMR style 8 mi ute review and demo video, just for something different.

Even if you dont like asmr videos it does show how it lathers up at the sink on my arm and hands.

Angel’s Delight


£3.90 200gs

Discontinued Christmas soap

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Propylene Glycol, Sodium Palm Kernelate, Sodium Stearate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Perfume, Titanium Dioxide, Tangerine Oil (Citrus reticulata), Orange Oil, Glycerine, Sodium Chloride, EDTA, Tetrasodium Editronate, Gardenia Extract (Gardenia Jasminoides), *Limonene, *Linalool, Colours 18050 and 42045, Silver Sparkles (Polyethylene terephthalate), Golden Powder (Lustre Gold Sparkle).*Occurs naturally in essential oils.

Review: Fruit Punch! Or even watermelon. That’s exactly what this charming soap smells like. I’m in love with it. It’s impossible to feel dreary when using this fushia, purple and orange colored soap. If you’re lucky enough to get a piece from the top of the big slab, there are golden shimmery moons and lilac colored stars and all kinds of technicolor delights. Also see, Lush “Golden Moon” soap below.

Description: Why do angles come down to earth at Christmas? To get their fruity soap like everyone else does. Our fruity,sparkly, limited edition special hand and body soap tones and twinkles your skin to make you feel like an angel even if you haven’t been behaving like one. Its fruity scent has been likened to Jelly babies. Each year it looks slightly different but smells just as gorgeous. Get your slice of this year’s batch.

Here’s a special shaped one that was available in a Christmas 2006 gift set.

Strawberry Whip soap

5 out of 5 rating. See my 4 minute sink demo video below.

£6.50 per 100g (transferred to american dollars this becomes $8.28). I wonder what Lush NA price will be per 100g? 😉

I always considered the Strawberry Twin Tub/Two Timing Tart scent to be a 4 out of 5…..vs. the 5 out of 5 rating that i give the other YYY/Strawberry Santa strawberry scent. Not a big difference.

Heres my video. I cut it open.

I ordered three of these this morning. This means that ill get it in the mail in about a week or two.

One of my Instagram followers @rosesangria asked if the scent of this was the yummy yummy yummy/strawberry santa lush product scent. I answered No, its from a retro product scent called ‘Strawberry Twin Tub‘ that was from a jelly that they made in the mid 2000’s. It has a companion bubble bar called “Two Timing Tart’ (and old review from me about it).

I verified this with Lush though just incase.

But even though its slighy different the difference is not noticeable to alot of folks.

This one has Jasmine, strawberry santa and yummy yummy yummy does not.

Also, this strawberry whip does not have frankincense whereas the other does.

Ive used the 2006 strawberry twin tub jelly, and its bubble bar companion ‘Two Timing Tart’ because these products was created for one of my friends ‘Twinmum’ on the Lush Uk customer forum.

This strawberry whip soap will have a wee bit more floral/perfume-y, less fruity scent than the other strawberry scent.

I don’t like lots of Lush products that have Jasmine, because they smell gross. This is NOT like those gross jasmine products.

Because it smells nice, the smell is stronger, its more moisturizing than regular lush soaps. Its got a middle layer of cocoa butter inside. Also, its bigger than i expected. Its not a tiny soap….i give it a 5 out of 5.