Lush Kitchen July 2022 Subscription Box Product Voting – Descriptions & Reviews

Hi there. I made a video describing all of these. I hope it helps 😊

I meant July 2022 sub box, not June.

Softy

4 out of 5 rating

This was one of my favorite bath bombs in 2003. To me it was so soft, feminine and pretty. It was a light, beautiful Rose scent, with some yummy orange oil and floral ylang ylang.

Lush made a few other products in this same scent; Eyeball bath bomb, Christmas Hedgehog bubble bar, Powder Puff Deo powder, Noriko soap, and the Valentine 2022 ‘Rose’ soap.

Lush sold this for a few years and then discontinued it in mid to late 2000’s to make room for new bath bomb.

Softy has pieces of rose petals in it. No glitter, no bath art, but it makes a pretty pale pink water. If you don’t like bits in your bath you can put it in a kitchen strainer and let the water pour on it so that just the bath bomb part is dissolved in your bath tub.

Noriko soap

Noriko

Ingredients: rice decoction, sake, tofu, agar decoction, perfume, ylang ylang petal oil, lavender oil, rose absolute, glycerine, sodium chloride, sodium lauryl sulfate, tetrasodium EDTA, titanium dioxide, gardenia extract, color 18050 & 61585

2001 Yuletide LT description: One of the best things to turn up on Lush’s doorstep in 2001 was Noriko from our Japanese factory with her boundless enthusiasm for creating new Lush products. She will be absolutely delighted and hugely embarrassed to find that her massive fruity soap, decorated with jellies (which she calls “jerries”) has been named after her. If you like your soap smooth, creamy, and bursting with flowers then for this one with its delicious scents of far eastern ylang ylang and calming lavender all mixed in with rice, organic tofu (soya bean curd), and sake, Japanese wine.

LT 2004 description: This handmade soap has coloured seaweed jellies on top, and the scent of orange, ylang ylang, lavender and rose. We relished the softening feeling on our skin of Noriko’s uniquely Japanese mix: rice, sake, tofu and agar seaweed.

2001 Review: The large truckle of the instore Noriko soap had “jellies” on the top of various colors. This is such a fresh and feminine scent. It reminds me of walking in a garden area of greenery and flowers, right after it rains. Noriko seems to be one of two soaps that lather more than all the other Lush soaps. The other being Milko in my opinion. You have to have this fresh because it’s a delicate scent.

Orange, Lavender, ylang ylang and rose makes this soap smell just like the “Softy” ballistic but more subtle and not rose.

2004 Review: It’s less fresh rain and more floral then the original. Lovely. Again, this needs to be tried fresh because it’s a light rain-like scent, otherwise it won’t smell like anything but soap. Other Lush products in this scent; Christmas Softy bath bomb, Hedgehog bubble bar, Powder Puff deo, Eyeball bath bomb, Valentines 2022 Rose soap.

The Sicilian

Lush ‘The Sicilian’ bath bomb.
Made in the early 2000’s. Discontinued about four years later.

this is one of five products here that are up for the vote for the August 2021 Lush subscription box.

This bath bomb was always a staple for me, and probably becuase my favorite smell is the smell of fresh peeled oranges.

Its a fast fizzing bomb not a slow melting creamy one. no bath art. no glitter.

This is made with four different orange ingredients: Mandarin, Orange, Neroli, and Tangerine.
It also has marigold flower petals mixed in and an orange slice.

The reference comes from the book/movie ‘The Godfather’ which is about a mafia boss from Sicily (and one of my favorite movies). In it the director has something about oranges in every killing scene. 😊

Lush made asoap called Sunny Citrus which is in the same scent.

Lush 2005 Description: Why Sicilian? Well, we named it thus because of the organic Sicilian oranges we slice up and put inside each one and because its sunny colour and refreshing citrus scent remind us of the fruit trees in Sicily’s fertile valleys. We pack it with refreshing, uplifting orange, tangerine and mandarin oils to make us feel almost as good as if we were tootling around on a Vespa with the warm wind messing up our hairdo.

LT 2004: The Sicilian is a bath for brightening up dull days;even sunny days can appear dull when there’s nothing exciting to look forward to. If you know your’re going to spend all day in meetings, or in a room with no daylight or haivng tea with yoru dullest relative thake a Sicilian bath first. The reviving essential oils, made from Sicilian oranges, mandarins, tangerines and orange flowers will cheer you up so much you might actually find you enjoy yourself! Share citrus Sicilians with your co-workers and relatives and all your days will be summer.

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.

Angels Delight bath bomb

5 out of 5 rating

Made in the same scent as the Lush ‘Angel’s Delight soap from Christmases past.

For a smaller bath bomb it packs a punch. Deep pink color, gold glitter and that wonderful tangerine, fruit punch-like scent of Angel’s Delight scent that i loved so much in the soap of the same name and scent.

The bomb looks like the Large in store soap which was blue, purple, pink, orange and yellow and had golden crescent moons and stars embedded in it and half sticking out of it. Always got my vote for most awesome looking lush soap.

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.

Sunnyside Up

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

Coconut, pineapple, orange, vetivert

This jelly is made with coconut, pineape and vetivert. It has the same scent as Coco Loco/Big Calm.

We like our eggs sweet, foamy and vegan. Brazilian orange oil and vetivert oil make a cracking combination and will have you dreaming of being in a candy store filling a paper bag with fried egg gummy candies. Let this sudsy version wobble over your body in the shower and feel the refreshing, toning and brightening effects of fresh pineapple infusion. If ever there was a shower jelly that smelled good enough to eat, it’s this one.

Sunnyside Up jelly

Don’t leave yourself scrambling for a good shower. Lather up with this sunshine-filled jelly. It’s no yolk, this cheery little egg is packed with a cracking mix of soothing coconut infusion, enzymic pineapple and softening carrageenan extract – a recipe for truly sumptuous skin. Top it all off with a blend of uplifting orange and vetivert for a clucking good shower.

Benefits:
– With a soft, tropical scent, fresh coconut infusion soothes and moisturises skin leaving it soft and supple.
– Fresh pineapple infusion is bright and enzymic, great for stimulating skin and giving it a revitalised glow.
– Carrageenan is a seaweed extract that gives this product it’s unique jelly texture, and is super softening for your skin.

How to use: Keep it whole, and lather onto wet skin to create a rich foam that will clean and leave you feeling fresh and bright.

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Demo video. How i make bath bubbles too!

Vesuvio

5 out of 5 rating

see my 3 minute tub demo video below

Lush says this smells like cookie dough lip scrub or cherryish body scrub. Yeah, No, this doesn’t smell like either one 😄 This smells like Cinders bath bomb/Secret Arts bath bomb to me. Just like it. And it’s got the same exact ingredients.

“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, Lauryl Betaine, Perfume, Almond Essential Oil m, Brazilian Orange Oil, Cinnamon Leaf Oil m, Popping Candy, Fair Trade Shea Butter, Water, 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:

The Honey Pot

5 out of 5 rating.

see my relaxing 4 minute tub demo video below

This honey pot bubble bar is one of 60 new Lush Harajuku Japan store bubble bars sold for a limited time on the Lush usa and Lush uk website.

This is a big bar, enough for two baths. It’s a bubble room style with cocoa butter sandwiches in the middle of two halves.

The scent of Honey I Washed the Kids is strong and rich and yummy in this bar.

The bar is conditioning to my skin. And that sparkle is beautiful.

Bubblezzzz

You do you, honey! You’re Queen Bee and deserve nothing but the best. If life has you feeling sour, get it back in balance with some sweet-smelling bubbles made with rich Fair Trade organic cocoa butter and zesty bergamot oil.

You’ll love this if you like:

– The syrupy scent of honey but live a vegan lifestyle.

– Honey I Washed the Kids Shower Gel, Honey I Washed the Kids bath bomb, Honey I Washed My Hair shampoo bar

– Sticky baked goods worthy of a Parisian patisserie.

Benefits:

– Brazillian orange oil offers a fresh and fruity burst that lifts your mood.

– Fair Trade shea butter moisturises leaving velvety skin.

– Gardenia extract provides an exotic scent known for treating headaches and tension.

How to use: Break apart this luxurious bubble bar and crumble one half under hot running water. Jump in and surround yourself in relaxing bubbles like it’s your own personal hive.

How to store: To stop your honey from going runny, keep your bubble bar in a cool dry place.

Sodium Bicarbonate, Cream of Tartar (Potassium bitartrate), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter (Theobroma cacao), Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Lauryl Betaine, Titanium Dioxide, Brazilian Orange Oil (Citrus sinensis), Bergamot Oil (Citrus aurantium bergamia), Fair Trade Shea Butter (Butyrospermum parkii), Gardenia Extract (Gardenia jasminoides), Laureth 4, Tin Oxide, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, *Citronellol, *Geraniol, *Limonene, *Linalool, Perfume, Colour 19140, Colour 77491

Here’s a relaxing tub demo video

Coco Loco Body Spray

3 out of 5 rating

See my 3 minute description, demo & review video below.

Coco Loca is in the same scent family as Lush Big Calm shower jelly, Lush Big Calm body lotion, Big Calm solid perfume, Lush Yellow Submarine bath bomb, and Coco Loco solid shower oil.

Its made with orange oil, coriander, and lemon grass oil. The scent is a tropical pineapple and coconut smell.

When i first sprayed this on my arm once i did not smell anything remotely coconutty nor pineappleish. I was about to give this body spray a 2 out of 5 rating, meaning i wouldnt recommended…when i tried it again on my other arm, tbis time spraying two sprays instead of one and i waited until it wad tptally dry which was 15 minutes later. i sniffed my arm and finally! I was able to smell that tropical scent i remember so well and enjoy in the Big Calm jelly!

So tge key to this particular body spray is to wait until its totally dry before you make a decision.

That said, its not as strong of a scent as some of the other body sprays ive reviewed.

But its slightly swret and smells like a pina colada. So.i raisedy initial rating of this body spray to a 3 out of 5 rating. Meaning i would recommend it, but there are many othrt body sprays that i would choose over Coco Loco.

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Need a mini vacation? Mist on a little Coco Loco for a fresh breeze of palm trees, sandy beaches and total relaxation. Brazilian orange, coriander and lemongrass oils give lightness to the creamy coconut base of this perfume, evoking memories of your perfect tropical getaway. This spritzer is just as deliciously scented as the shower oil of the same name, so layer on the scent after the shower to make the vacation vibes last a little longer.” Lush

Roller body spray

5 out of 5 rating

See my 3 minute drmo and review video below

Roller bath bomb is my favorite Lush bomb for looks and scent. I love everything in this scent family. I love the caramelly strawberry notes of this scent. Its very sweet and very strong when first sprayed. So keep in mind if you dont like sweet scents you might not enjoy roller spray.

As i show in the video i sprayed 1 1/2 sprays and as soon as it dries down it lessens in strength but not as much asany body sprays do. Roller stays pretty true to how it smells in the bottle. It smells the ssme on my skin. I only had to spray this 2-3 times during the day for it to last all day so its fairly strong comparatively speaking.

Scent Description: Within this delectable strawberry and cream scent swims a harmonious mingling of geranium, fresh Brazilian orange and sweet tonka absolute.

You’ll love this if you like:
– Bold geranium florals.
– Magic Mushroom bubble bar or Yummy Mummy shower gel.
– Hitting the strawberry fields for some wholesome berry picking.

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Love Locket Amazeball 2020 & 2021

5 out of 5 rating

See my 2 minute tub demo video below.

The Love Locket bomb with the blue lock is from last year (which i think was better and made prettier water and had a better scent.

I’ll do a comparison in photos and videos.

2020

2021

This year Lush brought back the popular Valentine love locket bath bomb. However this year both the design and the scent are different.

This year lush designed the love locket in the new ‘Amazeball’ design, which is a hollowed out design filled with a bath bomb top, and miniature, multi colored bath bombs inside the hollowed out area.

2020

2021

Also, this year 2020 Lush made it in the popular ‘Yummy Mummy’ shower gel scent. Its a caremelly strawberry scent made with strawberry, orange oil, and tonka bean.

In 2021 the scent is ‘The Comforter’. And the scent is Not strong at all. I was disappointed at how weak the scent is.

2020 – My favorite Lush exclusive ‘Roller’ bath bomb is in this scent too.

The Love Locket is a bit larger than regular lush bath bombs.

Primarily pink with blue accents, the tiny heart-shaped bath bombs inside are blue, yellow, green and pink.

2020

The end result is a mauve colored, sparkly water that smells like strawberry.

2021

I thought it would be pink/purple like last year but it was a brownish orange. Last year had glitter but this year there’s no glitter.

2020

2021

“Don’t lock your love away, release it in a spectacle of strawberry-scented swirls. This amazeball is the key to a great bath, so unlock your heart’s true potential with a good soak in the tub. Full to the brim with tiny bath bomb hearts, you’re sure to be all a flutter thanks to uplifting orange and cosy tonka.

You’ll love this if you like:
– Super soaks, bright colours and a heart full of giddy joy.
 Strawberries and Cream bath bomb or  D’Fluff shaving soap.
– Treating yourself or the ones you care for to a big, blissful bath.

Benefits:
– Tonka absolute has a comforting sweet fragrance, adding a snuggly embrace of warmth to this strawberry-scented treat.
– The uplifting note of Brazilian orange oil adds a drop of sunshine to your bath, as well as boosting your mood.
– The addition of cornflour ensures that this bath bomb is extra softening for the skin.

How to use: Bust the lock off this amazeball by removing the stopper and shake as many of the little bath bombs into the tub as your heart desires, allowing them to tumble in and fizz away. Feel free to indulge with the whole thing at once, or keep the shell for another time. Why not put a love note inside for that special someone to find as they soak?”

2020 Tub Demo Video

I’ll have the 2021 video tomorrow

Chris the Camel

5 out 5 rating

See my 3 minute Tub Demo Video below

This camel carries dates, just like he would in the middle east. Date syrup is one of the ingrdients in this yummy gingerbreadish, hot toddyish scented bath bomb for Christmas 2019.

Its got gold stars all over it which i love looking at as they float by in the water.

Chris looks remind me of a gingerbread cookie. I was surprised to see dark blue green and purple coming out of him in the water. What a beautiful and different color in a Lush bath bomb. I can totally appreciate that its such a different color for a Lush bath bomb.

As you can see in the video the three colors join to make an peridot colored water with golden sparkle. 😍

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Jingle Bells

5 out of 5 rating

See my tub demo video below.

The Jingle Bells bath bomb is new for Christmas 2019.

It’s made with the ‘Milky Bar’ soap and Milky Bar bubble bar scent. The scent is made with patchouli and orange oil. Its a comforting scent, like a warm blanket or fresh sheets.

It looks like a silver christmas bell, and it makes a jingly sound as well due to some salt crystals inside.

Initially i thought it was just a white colored bomb which would make white water.

Boy was i wrong! Soon i began to see a stripe of blue peek out.

Soon i began to see stark red and deep blue swirl about from the bomb! So pretty. What a surprise.

The blue and red continued to come out and filled the tub with gorgeous color.

The scent is nice and strong. Perfuming my skin in its wonderful fragrance.

Soon the water started to turn purple as the two colors combined.

There is no sparkle nor glitter.

I thoroughly enjoyed everything about this bath bomb.

Tub demo video

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

Fly Me To The Moon

5 out of 5 rating. See my tub demo video below to see it in action!

I’m so intrigued by these new Lush Christmas bath bombs called Amazeballs. ‘Holly Golightly‘ (green), ‘Snow Fairy‘ (pink), ‘Fly Me To the Moon’ (platinum ufo), and ‘Don’t Let the Bells End’ (yellow).

It was hard to decide which one i wanted to use (and demo) first. I chose Fly Me To the Moon….since i live in New Mexico after all. 😉 When you take the top off its got purple bubble bar/bomb powder mixture inside.its scent is similar to ‘Nevermind the Ballistics’ from Christmas 2017. Its made with lime, orange and frankincense.

I like the platinum shimmer on the outside of it.

I also like the purple bath bomb/bubble bar combo powder inside that is partcular to Fly Me to the Moon.

You can either sprinkle the powder under running water and it will become frothy or you can put the whole rhing in the tub with the powder inside of it.

Its a slow, foamy fizzer. Once it starts dissolving It turns into something that looks like dessert. Like vanilla blackberry ice cream.

It also has glitter in ghe water.

I like everything about this bomb. The design. The innovation. The colors, and the scent. And the performance.

Video demo

Happy shower gel

(not to be confused with Happy 4 SAD shower gel, which is different, and being voted for the Lush monthly subscription box)

5 out of 5 rating. See my demo, description & review video below.

Happy

One of two new shower gels this Christmas.

This smells like fruity bubblegum. Thats exactly what it smells like to me. I was surprised. Its made with lemon oil, orange oil and neroli oil. It also has wLnut leaf and dandelion root infusion.

Its a blue-green, medium thick gel with lots of multi colored shimmer.

Because of the ingredients i expected this to smell more citrussy, but its sweeter than i expected.

If you like fruity bubblegum you’ll like this shower gel.

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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.