Banana Moon

3 1/2 out of 5

DC’ed 2005


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.


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


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.

A Little Monkey

See my tub demo video below.

3 out of 5 rating.

Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Cream of Tartar (Tartaric acid), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Lauryl Betaine, Perfume, Cocamide DEA, Fresh Bananas (Musa paradisiaca), Gardenia Extract (Gardenia jasminoides), Dried Banana Slice (Musa paradisiaca).

This is a bright yellow banana scented bar. It’s moisturizing properties are welcomed by my poor dry hands, because of the fresh bananas that are in the bar. The scent doesn’t seem to be as wonderful in the water as it is in the bar. The banana scent dissipates too quick. This bar leaves a medium yellow color in the water and comes with a slice of banana on the top.
This bubble bar creates some fluffy, creamy bubbles.
a Little Monkey has the same scent as Lush’s “Banana Moon” soap which was popular for so many years. And the same scent as ‘Gumback Smoothie’. My kids loved this bar.

Lush Times 2006 description: This bubble bar is packed with fresh organic bananas. We love to use bananas in body products because they make your skin soft so we’ve made a whole Bubble Bar Slice for our banana fans; so you can enjoy their skin softening skills at the same time as you splash about in a tub full of banana scented bubbles. We guess that A Little Monkey bath will go down a storm with right little monkeys as they get ready for bedtime, but we will also allow grown-ups to use it.(If you like Sympathy for the Skin and Banana Moon, then you are going to be in fruit heaven when you add A Little Monkey to your Lush fruit bowl.

Scent Family: Banana Moon Soap; Big Banana Moon Soap; Gumback Express Smoothie; Gumbo Express Smoothie


Here’s a video demo i made of this in the bath