@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.
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.
Below are the six products that we choose from to vote. See my unboxing video below.
Here’s my vote
Here’s my unboxing video of the things that won the votes.
Below these are the things that were voted on.
93,000 Miles shower jelly
4 out of 5
spicy. Cinnamon and mint. Kind of like Wiccy Magic muscles bar.
see my one minute video of it below small size is $6.95 (3.50gbp) , large size is $11.95 (6.95 gbp)
After your muscles have been hitting the running tracks, have a run-in with this invigorating eucalyptus and mint jelly. Whether you like it fast or slow, whether you’ve completed a marathon or mastered a sprint finish this bright wobbly jelly will loosen aches and pains and send lingering cramp on its way. Take it straight out of the freezer and into the shower to enjoy the energising power of invigorating peppermint and warming spicy cinnamon leaf oils.
Antiphilitron liquid shampoo
2 out of 5
i wouldn’t recommend if you have dry hair like me.
This was more of a clarifying shampoo, good for getting the greeen out of blonde hair if one swims alot in chlroined water. Great lemony scent. This was a bit harsh on my hair and left tons of tangles. Just not for my hair type is all.
Lush 1999 description: Antiphilitron is for getting your hair clean when other shampoos don’t quite cut the mustard. What its fresh lemon juice, lemon oil and organic lemon peel mixture is good at is really getting hair squeaky clean, washing away grease, city grime or country muck and even chlorine from swimming pools. It also slices right through the silicones that get dumped on your hair by modern shampoos that make your hair smooth and shiny at first but then build up to make it a bit sad and lifeless. Fresh lemons make Antiphilitron smell fantastic, they perk up your hair and scalp and they help to revive your sleepy head in the morning. To greasy hair and grubby hair we say get Antiphilitron and get lively!
Banana Moon soap
4 out of 5
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.
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.
Banana Moon scent family
Grass body lotion
3 out of 5 rating
This was an exclusive made in the previous incarnation of the Lush Kitchen that i bought. They had numerous products turned into lotion that week in the kitchen in 2014.
This lotion is the least grass smelling of all the grass products.
Grass scent family (missing the perfume oil and body spray)
Intergalactic shower gel
4 out of 5
The bath bomb is sweet, minty, woody and citrussy. However, the shower gel loses some of its sweetness, and its woodiness in the translation. So the shower gel is minty and herbal with a jint of grapefruit. Not as sweet though, and not as layered in scent. But nice smelling nonetheless. ❤️
The bath bomb is very popular because of its looks and its scent. Its cobalt blue and full of Glitter. Like a planet, in space, amongst the sparkly stars.
This was never sold in Lush stores. It was only made one time by the Lush UK Community favorites, along with four others.
Here’s what it looks like
Rough With the Smooth body scrub bar (Lord of Misrule scent)
4 out of 5
This smells so damn good omg. It has a good scrubbiness to it with tiny exfoliating bits along with cocoa butter. Use it in the shower. keep it in a soap dish to dry between uses.
It’s got that wonderful vanilla, black pepper and patchouli scent.
I’m so confused at this point. It’s the Lush Kitchen that has the subscription boxes…so reading the email i got from the Lush Labs about their ‘monthly subscription box’ confused me.
Apparently the Lush Labs, that we all love and wished were coming back, has came back with a subscription box, But it’s Uk only. When i followed the link i got via email from the Lush Labs it said it was i’m only. probably because the products are things like fresh face masks.
So here’s the first box and it’s contents. 😊 It’s called the Fresh Flowers box. It has a couple of exclusive products in it. Two facial products.
Lush ‘Schnuggle’ body butter Discontinued in 2010 or thereabouts. Up for the vote for possible inclusion in the Feb 2021 Lush subscription box. Lush has had a few of these body butter squares. Some exfoliating and some not. This is one of the top three body butters that Lush have made in my opinion.
I love this bar for two reasons, the way it leaves a powdery soft finish on my skin, and the calming, yet sensual lavender, ginger, sandalwod and jasmine scent. This is one of lush’s first tries at this new formula and it’s the perfect consistency. If you Lushies dont’ like the more moist way that the other body butter bars leave your skin, you will love this. I even use it as a deo, it’s lovely smelling and it doesn’t scratch my skin and it’s also more moisturizing than a regular deo, The way I was taught to use it is to smooth is on your skin after I’ve dried off with a towel after a shower. It leaves skin dry and powdery soft. And it’s a dream for relaxing before bed. This is a softer, powderier lavender scent and a wee bit more floral than other of Lush’s lavender scents. Shnuggle reminds me more of the softer scent of lavender that is in “Ickle BabyBot” bath bomb. Mmmm….lovely.
Lush 2007 Description: Body Butter for Bed Time. In the world of Lush, the traditional thinking is that people take showers to wake themselves up in the morning and baths to calm down at night, but many of us have one or the other, not both. So we are delighted to introduce the Shnuggle bar, a sleep-inducing body butter for bedtime. Noriko came up with the concept, mixing moisturising cocoa butter with absorbent powders so that your skin feels soft and smooth, but not the slightest bit oily; use it, dry off and fall straight into bed without worrying about the sheets. It cleans in a chalky-smooth way and its dreamy, soporific, Dreamtime scent will seduce you straight to sleep.
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.
These are the nine discontinued products Lush chose for us to vote on. They will pick four, and one exclusive never made before product.
These are the products that won
Here are my photos of these products.
Lush ‘Violet Nights’ liquid bath oil.
This is a former 1993 ‘Cosmetics To Go’ company product, (Lush before they called themselves Lush), which Lush reintroduced back in 2011, and again in the Lush Kitchen in 2014. Cosmetics To Go had four or five different bath oils. Knights in White Chocolate, Saucery, Moody Blues, and one more i can’t remember. I’ll have to look in my cosmetics to go catalogs.
This purple oil turns into a milky white in the water.
This is up for the vote for the Lush Kitchen Jan 2021 subscription box .
It’s made with Violet, sandalwood, vanilla, ylang ylang.
Some folks don’t like it because the smell is not good to them. I would rate this a 4 out of 5.
Lush makes a perfume called ‘V’ that is the same scent.
I have a video demo of its texture and opacity in a glass up close on my lushalot youtube channel and also on my lushalot instagram account if you want to check it out.
Lush ‘Vanilla Fountain’ bath bomb.
Up for the vote for the Lush Kitchen Jan 2021 subscription box. This was originally created in 2008. And it’s been remade in the former incarnation of the Lush Kitchen 3 or 4 times. I’d rate it a 3 out of 5
One time Lush Uk made giant vanilla fountains called Vanilla Mountain for purchase on their retail website that was three of four times the size.
Vanilla Fountain is made with the Lush ‘Vanillary’ perfume scent. Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Perfume, Vanilla Absolute, Jasmine Absolute, Tonka Absolute, Sandalwood, Gardenia Extract, Colour 45350, Vanilla Pod.
It’s a fast fizzer and not as creamy as you would think. it doesn’t color the water. It smells sweet and vanillary because of the tonka bean. Lush has made many products in this scent, you may have used one of them:
Vanilla Mountain bath bomb (xl) Dear Santa wash card sheet Heavenilli massage bar Life’s a Beach showder Vanillary Brûlée candle Vanillary perfume Vanilla Fountain bath bomb Vanilla Puff dusting powder Vanillary body spray Vanilla in the Mist soap
Lush Times Summer 2008: When Mo brings a new Bath Ballistic to a Lush creative team meeting, she gets a bowl full of warm water, drops it in, then hands it around the room for everyone to smell. With the Vanilla Fountain, no-one wanted to let go of the bowl and pass it on. Without doubt, this little Ballistic is going to sell out in minutes. Simon Constantine made the comforting vanilla scent with natural vanilla absolute – the posh stuff made from vanilla pods – with a touch of restful sandalwood and a note of burnt caramel. It was inspired by the extraordinary deserts at Heston Blumental’s amazing restaurant, The Fat Duck at Bray (www.fatduck.co.uk).
Lush ‘Mrs Whippy’ bath bomb. Up for the vote for the Jan 2021 Lush Kitchen subscription box.
This was made in the late 2000’s for Valentine’s day, only in the Uk.
It’s fruity in a slight berryish way because of the currant, then it’s got fruity buchu oil, and vanilla like tonka bean. It’s a slow melting fizzier that is creamy.
When Mark Constantine flew me to the Uk the first time i walked past a sweet shop and the hand written sign said ‘Mr and Mrs Whippy’ and i was so excited that i took a video of it 😀
I’ve got a tub demo of it on my lushalot youtube channel and also on my lushalot instagram.
Lush description Lush Times: With her husband off making ice creams, Mrs Whippy needed something to do, didn’t she? Jack Constantine created this one for his wife; he wanted a soothing, creamy bath that would relax her and leave her skin as soft as a vegan alternative to silk.
Lush’ bomb. i would rate this a 4 out of 5 rating. Originally made in 2002.
Has the Lush “Karma’ fragrance
I have a bath demo on my Lushalot youtube channel. It makes a bright green water. It’s a fast fizzer, fizzing wildly in the tub releasing its strong karma fragrance.
I liked this colorful Karma scented ballistic. It’s green and yellow because Lush thought it would be good to have a bath bomb in the same colors as the Lush logo was originally. It made a lovely bright yellow-green color in the water.
2002 Lush North America Lush Times description: There are only a few carefully chosen products to which we give the name ‘Lush’. The Lush Bath Bomb is the only one currently available; we named it because it encapsulates Lushness. It is green and yellow like a logo (with a little logo ribbon in case you hadn’t noticed) and it smells of our Karma perfume, which is pretty much what our shops smell like.
Lush ‘The Godmother’ soap. Originally made in 2008. It’s made in the Lush Candy Fluff scent, along with melting marshmallow moments bath melt and others in this scent family.
It’s a beautiful rose pink soap with pinkish blue glitter. It’s scent is nice and strong. Kind of a pink but spicy clove scent. Along the lines of Creamy Candy but brighter and a wee bit spicier.
I’d rate it a 4 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 Godmother soap is palm oil free, so there is not as much lather as the prevously made Lush soaps which had palm oil in them. The scent stays on my hands for a goodly while. I did notice that the Godmother lather was different. No lather, more creamy.
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 Snow Fairy scent) for keeping by the kitchen sink. Think of it as your fairy godmother for the hands.
@lush ‘Happy Blooming’ shower jelly. Up for the vote for the Jan 2021 subscription box.
On one of my photos if you swipe left will show you what i think of this jelly. 😂 It’s so good i bought a bunch when they were being sold in the first incarnation of the Lush Kitchen in 2015.
This was made only by Lush UK and was never sold to the public.
It smells like cherries. It’s SO. DAMN. GOOD. I have a youtube video demo of it close up at the sink where i slice it and wash with it.
Some folks think it’s too sickly sweet or fake smelling. While it’s certainly strong it’s not a fake scent to me because it’s loaded with real cherries. And it also contains coconut. I usually don’t like very sweet things from Lush, but in the case of Happy Blooming it seems to be beyond my control because my mouth actually starts watering when I smell it. In my opinion, the jelly and the lotion are stronger in scent moreso than the bath oil melt & the solid fragrance are.
I would rate this a 6 out of 5 rating if i could. 😄
I took a couple of photos of the scent family years ago. The very first product made was the bath melt, in 2011, which has raised cherries on it. The bath melt is huge and you can break four pieces of it.
@lush Karma shower gel.
Up for the vote for the Jan 2021 subscription box
The scent reminds me of hippies from the 60’s and 70’s. Lush used to advertise it that way as well. 😀
I have a close up sink demo of this on my lushalot youtube channel showing how it lathers.
Ingredients: Sodium Laureth Sulfate,Perfume, Patchouli Oil, Orange Oil, Lavendin Oil, Pine Oil, Lemongrass Oil, Elemi Oil, Gardenia Extract.
This is a shower gel with the Lush “Karma” scent of orange, patchouli and pine. Karma shower gel is a much better way to get the Karma scent on your bod than say, the soap. 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 gelatenous. A little goes a long way on a shower pouff, vs. the soap gets smaller and disappears much quicker oz for oz. It also makes great bubbles in the tub. The lovely Karma fragrance stays on the skin long too! 😀
I’d rate this a 5 out of 5.
This is another HUGE scent family, having more than 15 products. I’ll add the washcloud (a non edible cotton candy type of product) on my @lushexclusives page with more info 😉
Lush ‘Heavenly Bodies’ buttercream. Up for the vote for the Jan 2021 box. All pictures here are of the buttercream including the in store desert-like tower with chocolate shavings on it.
Butter Creams Creamy Cakes of Glycerine Soap made in huge buckets and hand-rolled in petals, chocolate, cocoa butter and other unexpected ‘packaging’, our butter creams look like huge helpings of luxury dessert. At room temperature they start out smooth, soft and slippery, but if you’re the sensation-seeking type you can choose to chill or freeze them to turn them into blocks of invigoratingly refreshing shower soap.
My youtube a video where i demo & review heavenly bodies.
I’d rate it a 4 out of 5
Ingredients: Water, Glycerine, Rhassoul Mud, Jojoba Oil, Cocoa Butter, Perfume, Tangerine Oil, Sweet Orange Oil, Vanilla Absolute, Cocoa Butter. old price 7.0 oz $14.40 Heavenly Bodies – 3.5 oz $7.20
Ohhh, there’s nothing better than smearing your favorite foody combo (orange and chocolate) all over yourself in the bath, and having it be less drying than soap. It’s a firm buttercream. I love the Sonic Death Monkey scent of this Heavenly Bodies buttercream. I do believe this choclate dipped orange scent is my favorite.
Lush description: Want a body like an angel? Got a body like a zombie? Revive your skin with a muddy mixture of chocolate, cocoa butter, refreshing orange juice, anti-microbial Rhassoul mud and stimulating tangerine oils. We scent each chunk of Heavenly Bodies Butter Cream with vanilla absolute, cocoa absolute (yes, you really can get natural chocolate perfume), tangerine and sweet orange so it smells rather like a chocolate orange cheesecake but it does taste like soap. For the best effect smooth it all over the outside of your body. You’ll smell like an angel and your skin will feel as soft as gossamer.
Scent Family: Sonic Death Monkey Shower Gel; Chocolate Whipstick Lip Balm
Lush ‘American Cream’ body lotion. I’ll put my demo video link of it in my profile here.
It’s up for the vote for the Jan 2021 subscription box, along with nine other discontinued products.
First off-even though American Cream is advertised as having strawberry in it-it doesn’t smell like strawberry. American Cream is a vanilla based scent which is akin to a vanilla milkshake, which is where the name comes from. also has clary sage, and lavender as its scent components, adding an herbal note. The other American Cream products have strawberry in them…but….American Cream products do not smell like strawberry. It’s made with strawberry, it’s not strawberry scented. I like to make that clear, so that people won’t spend their hard earned money on something that they think will be strawberry scented, only to be disappointed when it’s not.
The body lotion is a thinner consistency. It’s nice. I’m kind of jaded because i’ve seen Lush offer this MANY times over the last 15 years. So to me it’s not exclusive. There’s kind of an inside joke amongst old skool Lushies-‘Oh there’s the exclusive American Cream body lotion again.’ It used to be much thicker. It’s nice, not the best Lush lotion and certainly not the worst. i’d give it a 3 out of 5 rating.
The scent family of products is HUGE. The very first Lush product with this scent is called ‘Shimmy Shimmy’ iridescent massage bar. I show most of the products (not all) in a photo i took that i’ve attached here on this post.