Bearded Lady

4 out of 5 rating

Fruity and woody.

Made with the same ingredients as Lush ‘King of Skin’ body conditioner.

It has banana in it for moisturizing properties. It also has oat milk. It doesnt necessarily smell like banana though. It has sandalwood for starters, which i love, but it makes the scent of this slightly woody and nice.

I love king of skin bar so its no wonder i like the scent of this.

Its cute for Christmas.

Originally it was released in 2005/2006 and i bought one then via lush uk.

And then in 2017 the Lush Kitchen re-made it for us to buy, which is where i got this one.

ngredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Cream of Tartar (Potassium bitartrate), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Lauryl Betaine, Cocoa Butter (Theobroma cacao), Titanium Dioxide, Oat Milk (Avena sativa), Shea Butter (Butyrospermum parkii), Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (Cocos nucifera), Organic Jojoba Oil (Simmondsia chinensis), Almond Oil (Prunus dulcis), Fresh Organic Bananas (Musa paradisica), Fresh Organic Avocado (Persea gratissima), Sandalwood Oil (Santalum austro-caledonicum vieill and Fusanus spicatus), Tangerine Oil (Citrus reticulata), Rosewood Oil (Aniba rosaeodora), Lavender Oil (Lavandula angustifolia), Cocamide DEA, *Limonene, *Linalool, Perfume, Colour 14700, Dairy Free Chocolate Drops

I used one in a bath cocktail wuth other Lush things in my photo below.

Lush Times: Our Lady has moisturising oat milk to keep skin soft when it’s dry in autumn and winter; there are fresh avocados and bananas, and jojoba and almond oils to soften you up when you have your winter baths. 

Marathon

As I crumbled the soft deep orange bar with a paper flag of differing countries embedded in it, I smelled a wonderfully spicy blend of what smelled to me like oranges, peppermint or eucalyptus, and some eastern Indian spices. When I got in the water, this is a bar that I could feel working on my sore muscles in seconds. The smell and the feeling of the bars ingredients reminded me of the now discontinued Lush ballistic “Fizzy O’Therapy”, which had mustard seed oil in it. But Marathon is better. During this bath I wondered if this Marathon bar had mustard oil as well and apparently so. This bar makes a very noticeable difference with regard to sore muscles and being achey. If you’ve just run a Marathon or done any work that makes your muscles achey and sore, Marathon is a great one to have around. It reminds me of the feeling of that old nasty aching muscles rub called “Deep Heat”, not the smell but the way it made your muscles heat up in a very noticeable way? Yep. Marathon smells like…Fizzy O’Therapy ballistic. I can still feel it’s effects and it’s been an hour since I got out of the tub. It’s heating properties keep going even after the bath. Because of attractiveness, bath water color, and mostly the way it works, this bubble bar gets 4 stars from me.

Notes: “Marathon” and “Wiccy Magic Muscles” cinnamon and mint massage bar are a team for sore muscles.

Non-Vegan 1.95 gbp 100 grams

Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Cream of Tartar, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Lauryl Betaine, Glycerine, Cinnamon Leaf Oil, Olive Oil, Cocoamide DEA, Peppermint Oil, Witch Hazel Extract (Hamamelis virginiana), Aloe Vera Gel, Mustard Oil, Myrrh Gum, Oilbanum Gum, Benzoin Gum, *Cinnamyl Alcohol, *Cinnamal, *Eugenol, *Benzyl Benzoate, *Limonene, *Linalool, Perfume, Gardenia Extract, Colour 59040, Colour 14700, Paper Flag.

Lush Times Summer 2006 description: Refreshing, warming minty bubbles to help you warm down after exercise. Crumble under running bath water for mounds of fragrant bubbles.

Karma shower gel

Ingredients: Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Perfume, Patchouli Oil (Pogostemon cablin), Orange Oil (Citrus dulcis), Lavendin Oil (Lavendula hybrida), Pine Oil (Pinus), Lemongrass Oil (Cymbopogan flexuosus), Elemi Oil (Canarium commune), Sodium Chloride, Gardenia Extract (Gardenia jasminoides).

This is a shower gel with the Lush “Karma” scent of orange, patchouli and pine. This was invented when Lush Hilary made only five bottles for a special raffle on the Lush UK forum for forum members only. More recently, in the Lush Kitchen, Karma shower gel was remade for a limited time.

Karma shower gel is a much better way to get the Karma scent on your bod than say, the soap, except, it’s too drying on my skin.  It’s also possible to wash your hair with it or even use it as a bath foam. It’s easier to lather than the Karma soap. It’s thick and gelatinous. And a little goes a long way on a shower pouff, vs. the soap gets smaller and disappears much quicker oz for oz.  The Karma fragrance stays on the skin longer than other lush shower gels too! 😀 I give this a 2.5-3.0 out of 5 rating.

Here’s a video demo i made of this shower gel close up

 

Elixir bath melt

 

This was always a favorite of mine.  It’s like Ceridwen’s Cauldron bath met, but more exotic smelling.  It has one of my faovrite spices-Cardamom- and rose petals and ginger oil.  It was both yummy and gorgeous.

There was also an Elixir bubble bar, which was also beautiful in the bath.

And the blue is  a limited edition one i got for the Lush Holidays years ago.

 

Here’s a video (not a demo)

Fox in the Flowers

Vegan $5.75 6.3oz

Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Perfume, Roman Chamomile Flower, Rosebuds, Blue Mallow Flowers, Lime Tree Flowers , Lavender Absolute , Nettle Absolute , Lavendin Absolute ), Chlorophyllin.

 

Review: The Fox smells like grass when you smell it dry. Once it’s in the tub, it’s green smelling and fresh with a lovely pale green water color. The deep reddish-pink flower buds also help to make it look like a fairy bath.  Some people thought it was boring and didn’t like all the brown flower bits in the water, that’s probably because it wasn’t fresh.    I think alot of my pining is because Lush discontinued this so quickly I only got a chance to try two. I would love to try a fresh one again.

Luckily the lush Kitchen online made this in 2014 and 2015.

When it was originally sold some people thought this ballistic was just “meh”.   I believe it was a case where the other ballistics that were sold at the same time as this one just were more colorful with more “wow” factor. I think the Fox kind of got lost in the background and didn’t get a fair shot.

 

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Lush times 2005 description: It’s been a while since we launched a flowery Ballistic so it was high time for a new one, however, the Fox in the Flowers does not have what you’d call a typical floral scent. It’s more like a meadow with grass growing knee high and wild flowers towering above it, or possibly the smell of a very smart florist’s shop. There is much greenery in this scent; much of it comes from the chlorophyll in it, the stuff which makes leaves green. A Fox in the Flowers bath smells green like cut grass, wild flowers, and woodlands. Take one to your bath when you want to feel like Maid Marion washing in a shady pool ready for Robin to get back from a hard day’s wealth redistribution.

Here’s a demo video i made of Fox in the Flowers

Ne Worry Pas

Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Soya Milk (Glycine soja), Perfume, Bergamot Oil (Citrus bergamia), Jasmine Absolute (Jasminum officinale), Cedarwood Oil (Cedrus atlantica), *Limonene, *Linalool, Titanium Dioxide. I made a video of this below.

2006 Review: What a lovely smelling ballistic. It’s so violet-y and pretty but not too strong a violet like in Bathos, but it’s not a disappearing scent either, just right. I love the shiny satin-like purple stuff in the middle, great color. It made kind of a sandy colored water which was odd, but if you combine this with a Bathos bubble bar which is purple, and has violet oil in it, that would be the best. Maybe wash you hair with some violet-y Lush DaddyO shampoo, after bath a dusting of Flower Market dusting powder and a light spritz of Lush “V” perfume should send you on your way to Violet Valhalla. I think this could be a classic ballistic. I can see this staying ballistic around for awhile. Pretty.

2015 Review:  I like this as much as i liked it when it came out originally.  It’s a milky violet and it’s a slow, silent fizzer, it’s just lovely. A milky color with the little purple dot of color adding a last minute drop of color in the middle of all the creamy white color.

Lush 2006 description: You can just imagine the looks on the faces of all the Lush ballistic makers when they found out that as well as stirring the mixture, scooping it out and putting it into the two halves of the mold, that they also had to put in a miniscule magic grotto into each one! Fortunately, as Ne Worry Pas is scented with soothing bergamot oil and jasmine essential oils they’ll be smiling despite themselves. The plan is this: take your Ne Worry Pas, whisper your worries into the grotto, then let them fizz away into the milky (soya) bath water. After a lovely refreshing bath, they’ll disappear down the plughole forever!

Here’s a video i made of what Ne Worry Pas looks like in the tub for you 🙂

The Happy Pill

Video below

Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid,Perfume, Olive Oil, Hemp Oil , Grapefruit Oil, Bergamot Oil, Frankincense Oil , Lemon Oil , Orange Flower Absolute, Mandarin Oil.

 

Review: This is quite simply, the best ballistic I’ve ever tried from Lush If I’m not mistaken. I love the combo of the two Lush products together.  Lush doesn’t do this combining very often.  Lush “Fun with a twist” fun bar comes to mind.

This bath bomb is a slooooow fizzer which is nice because it lasts the whole bath. And it’s more of a foamer than a fizzer.

The combination of the lovely orange “The Olive Branch” scented side, and the sunny yellow “Happy Hippy” grapefruit scented side is a FABULOUS scent.

It was actually softening to my skin. I dont’ know, not softening in a “Butterball” way, but in a “bicarbonate” way. Absolutely lovely.

The scent stayed on my skin through the next day.

Noriko with Lush had created this one.

 

2006 Lush Times description: New shape, new concept, two of our favorite fragrances combined by Noriko to bring a bit of sunshine to gloomy days. Pop a Happy Pill to cheer yourself up, but pop it in the bath instead of a glass of water. The orange side is the mandarin fragrance of Olive Branch and the yellow side is our gloriously grapefruity Happy Hippy. It’ll keep you going until the spring flowers show their smiling faces.

Scent Family

The Happy pill

The Olive branch shower gel

the olive branch perfume

the olive branch lotion

Best Washes

Pop in the Bath bubble bar

 

Happy Hippy

Hippy Chick

 

Here’s the video, it’s such a pretty things in the bath.