Vesuvio

An explosion of spice

Does it feel like the tectonic plates are shifting below your feet? Don’t blow your top! Let off some steam with the awesome power of Vesuvio’s warming bubbles and stimulating ingredients. You’ll feel no aftershocks in this volcano’ s molten orange waters, so close the door and don’t let anyone int-erupt.

You’ll love this if you like:

– Heating things up with spicy cinnamon and sweet almond essential oil. – Cookie Dough lip scrub or Cherryish body scrub.

– Letting bath time go off with a bang!

Benefits:

– Stimulating cinnamon increases circulation to ease achy muscles and keep skin glowing.

– Overflowing with almond essential oil and Brazilian orange oil, this sweet and nutty bubble bar comes with an explosion of uplifting citrus.

– Cocoa and shea butters melt in the water to help your skin feel lava-ly and soft.

– Not even white-hot lava can get rid of plastic, that’s why this bubbling cone comes completely naked!

How to use: Add some warm water into the crater in the top and watch as the molten mix fizzes and overflows into the bath. Then crumble the rest of the bar under the tap for peaks and ridges of warming bubbles.

How to store: Keep Vesuvio dormant by storing in a cool, dry location to avoid a premature bubble eruption.

Sodium Bicarbonate, Cream of Tartar (Potassium bitartrate), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter (Theobroma cacao), Lauryl Betaine, Perfume, Almond Essential Oil (Prunus amygdalus amara), Brazilian Orange Oil (Citrus sinensis), Cinnamon Leaf Oil (Cinnamomum zeylanicum), Popping Candy, Fair Trade Shea Butter (Butyrospermum parkii), Water (Aqua), Titanium Dioxide, Citric Acid, Laureth 4, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Propylene Glycol, Tin Oxide, *Cinnamal, *Eugenol, *Limonene, Colour 15510, Colour 77491, Colour 15850:1, Colour 14700, Colour 19140, Colour 19140:1, Colour 45410:

Fireball

4 out of 5 rating. See my 2 minute tub demo below.

This is a beautifully designed bath bomb with vibrant yellow, orange and red colors. Looks just like a fireball! Its also got a bit of gold glitter on the red part.

This bomb was made with orange oil, ginger, and mustard powder so its nice and warming on a cool winter’s night.

It was madecin the popular Lush ‘Cinders’ scent

Its both a fast, noisy fizzer And a slow, quiet melty fizzer. Plus its got popping cansy for that ‘crackling cinders in a fireplace’ sound.

The scent is nice, medium strong. If the scent were stronger i woukd give this a 5 out of 5 rating.

The end result is a bright orange water with just a very small bit of gold glitter in the water. Its not what i would call glittery water.

Video demo

Ol Blue Skies is Back

4 out of 5 rating

This is a picture of the original in 2005.

Great silvery blue shimmer to this shower gel.

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This is a shower gel version of the popular in-stores solid bubble bar called “Blue Skies and Fluffy White Clouds’. It has the same exact ingredients of the blue skies bubble bar and the blue skies liquid bubble bath.  Cinnamon, Patchouli and Frankincese.  Earthy, spicy and incensey.

This is what the 2016 ones from the Lush.co.uk/kitchen look like.


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Ingredients: Fresh Lemon Infusion (Citrus limonum), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Lauryl Betaine, Cocamide DEA, Patchouli Oil (Pogostemon cablin), Glycol Cetearate, Cinnamon Leaf Oil (Cinnamomum cassia), Frankincense Oil (Boswellia carterii), Sea Salt (Sodium chloride), *Eugenol, *Limonene, Perfume, Colour 42090, Snowflake Lustre Sparkle, Methylparaben, Propylparaben. * Occurs naturally in essential oils.

Lush 2006 Description: Our legendary patchouli, frankincense and cinnamon shower gel returns for one season only.

Elf on the Shelf

Meet the Elf On The Shelf, a cheeky chappy who’s here to add a little more fun to the holiday season. Packed full of twangy, vibrant grapefruit and ginger oils, he loves nothing more than popping up and surprising shower goers in unexpected places. Simply assemble your own elf and add a little extra sparkle to your festive routine by hiding him around the bathroom for friends and family to find – you could even take an elfie!

Here’s a demo video i made of the Elf on the Shelf fun bar.

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Ol’ Blue Skies

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ngredients: Fresh Lemon Infusion (Citrus limonum), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Lauryl Betaine, Cocamide DEA, Patchouli Oil (Pogostemon cablin), Glycol Cetearate, Cinnamon Leaf Oil (Cinnamomum cassia), Frankincense Oil (Boswellia carterii), Sea Salt (Sodium chloride), *Eugenol, *Limonene, Perfume, Colour 42090, Snowflake Lustre Sparkle, Methylparaben, Propylparaben. * Occurs naturally in essential oils.

Lush.a.Lot’s Review: Great lustre to this shower gel. The Blue Skies and Fluffy White clouds scent smells so good as a shower gel. I swear I smell more cinnamon than in the bath foam.

Lush 2006 Description: Our legendary patchouli, frankincense and cinnamon shower gel returns for one season only.
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See a demo and review video i made of my Ol Blue Skies shower gel below.

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.

Hot Java

Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Cinnamon Sticks (Cinnamomum cassia), Perfume, Ginger Oil (Zingiber officinale), Cinnamon Powder (Cinnamomum cassia), Ginger Powder (Zingiber officinale), Coriander Oil (Coriandrum sativum), Ginger Absolute (Zingiber officinale), Ylang Ylang Oil (Cananga odorata), Juniperberry Oil (Juniperus communis), Gardenia Extract (Gardenia jasminoides), D&C Red No. 33

This is/was Lush’s spicy ballistic and it smells like clove, cinnamon, and ginger. It’s a good staple ballistic for the cold weather months for most every Lushie I’ve ever read.  To me It needed some depth. It was very acidic, and astringent, like tea is.  It’s more bitter then i would’ve imagined. I just wish it could’ve been sweeter, just a teeny weeny bit.  There is cinnamon bark in the ballistic which drift around in the water but Hot Java isn’t spicy enough in my opinion to be on it’s own. It’s nothing like Lush’s “Marathon” bubble bar, which was really spicy. After I used my five up, I never bought one again.
Hot Java was DCd in 2007. It was in regular production for about 1 1/2 years.

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Lush Times 2006 description: Jump into a Hot Java bath every time you need warming up. It’s for cold days . so that’s most of them . or days when you’ve got a cold or when you.ve been out in the cold and need warming up right through. It’s good for when you’re feeling creaky after exercising too. Run a warm bath, drop in the Hot Java and let the spices soak right in. There’s warming ginger oil, warming ginger powder and some warming ginger absolute too. Very warm! Powdered cinnamon is traditionally used to relieve aches, ylang ylang relaxes your muscles and juniper berry oil is said to help relieve stiff joints. A week in the tropics would be lovely but a Hot Java will do nicely.

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.

Phoenix Rising

I actually got to see how the Lush Ltd factory in England make phoenix Rising, and i recorded it.

And I made a short video of it in the tub at the bottom of this page.

Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Icing Sugar, Cocoa Butter, PEG-6 Caprylic / Capric Glycerides, Bergamot Oil, Cassia Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Fair Trade Shea Butter, *Cinnamal, *Citral, *Limonene, *Linalool, Colour 45410, Colour 42090, Colour 77891, Colour 77510, Frosty Holly Lustre, Gold Lustre,Cinnamon sticks




Lush Times: All the myth and magic of a phoenix, pressed into one bathtime experience, which lets you arise at the end feeling refreshed and ready for the next 500 years. Your phoenix will sink to the bottom then rise in triumph, her mythical sparkling purple and green plumage unfurling through your bath water. She’ll release gentle shea butter, cocoa butter and jojoba oil to leave your skin feather-soft. Exotic essential oils of fruit and spices take your mind on a flight of fancy to distant shores where you are lying on a beach drinking spiced rum.Actually, you won’t want to rise again from this bath – you’ll want to just stay on in there gliding on the dream! The phoenix is often quoted as using cinnamon sticks to make her nest. So we’ve topped this ballistic with some, so she has some handy nesting material, should she wish to stick around at yours for a while. Meanwhile, it will also add to the delicate spiciness of your bath.

Lush description: The work on this website had been going on in the background at Lush for quite some time. Having a current website trading plus a new one that is being built made for very confusing conversations when talking about things for ‘the website’. To end the confusion, we gave the website under construction the name Phoenix. So Phoenix has been very much on everyone’s mind here at Lush; not least Jack, who has been working on it for over a year. When he went into the lab to invent new ballistics, he couldn’t shake his mind free of it – and thus we now have a Phoenix Rising ballistic!

Smells like spicy apples and cinnamon.
This is what it looks like up close in the tub

And this is how the factory makes the phoenix bath bomb

 

Pooh Stix

This bomb doesn’t color the water.  It’s an old school classic lush bomb from 1998.  It has stick pieces of cinnamon in the bath bomb.  They are supposed to represent a game of throwing six into the river on a bridge in the book Winnie the Pooh’.

This is a fast fizzer in the tub.  It fizzes away quickly.  It smells spicy and licorice-y.  I like black licorice and i love cinnamon.  I’ve used this to perfume the bathroom or my bedroom.  It smells yummy.

Holly Golightly

Video below
Ingredients:
Clove Leaf Oil
Patchouli Oil
Lime Oil
Benzoin Resinoid
Cinnamon Leaf Oil
Sweet Orange Oil
Ice blue lustre; Silver glimmer lustre


Lush description

Come on in out of the cold and wrap yourself up in this comforting Christmas blanket of a bubble bar. Break the generously-sized pudding into two and crumble under running water. Its festive spice fragrance is like bathing in a hot toddy, perfect for getting you in the Christmas spirit.

Review: The silver glitter coating knocks me out! 🙂 I loved bathing in this fragrant bath. The deep, Emerald green color of the water was amazing, but the smell was as good or better! And it has shimmery glitter for sparkling emerald green. It’s so huge, weighty and a bit bigger in circumfrence than a regular sized bubble bar. It smells Spicy and warm like the drink Hot Toddy. This goes well with other Lush products like Hot Toddy shower gel, and the hot toddy scented Lush “Melting Snowman” bath melt.

Here’s a photo i took, and below is a video i made of this beauty in the bath, you have to see how green it is.  This has the “Hot Toddy’ scent.

 

Cinders

$4.95  See my video of Cinders below
Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Coarse Sea Salt, Fizzy Candy, Perfume, Gardenia Extract , Almond Oil, Sweet Orange OilCinnamon Leaf Oil ,

 

 

Lush Times: Our brand new Cinders Bath Ballistic is the colour of a glowing ember and it crackles like warming wood fire, like the one that Cinderella slept by in the fairy tale. When Mo made this lovely little Ballistic, she added popping candy so it also makes a sound like burning logs. As you lie in the bath listening to your Ballistic fizzing, you’ll be able to hear little crackles too! It was inspired by a bottle of Glug, the Christmas beverage that Mika from Lush in Sweden brought us, so we scented it with cinnamon and orange smell like a warming, yuletime drink. It started life called Glug, but with its colours and sound, Cinders seemed like the perfect name.

Review:  I Love this!  I love the scent.  It’s subtley orange, smokey, spiced with cinnamon.  The pop rocks inside sound like a crackling fireplace.  This was so popular that Lush UKers asked for a Cinders perfume and Lush sold this as a forum member only perfume.

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Here’s a video i made of Cinders in the tub