In a change to the usual travel posts, I’ve decided to ‘explore’ some of Lush Cosmetics’ new Mother’s Day and Easter bath bombs, along with much older favourites!
Atom Heart Mother
Let’s start with a bath bomb from the Mother’s Day line, specifically the one that looks like the ‘Toy Story’ wallpaper… ‘Atom Heart Mother’.
As a lover of all things citrus, this one is right up my street! Filled with bergamot, neroli and Brazilian orange oils, this one smells delightful!
In terms of its appearance, I loved the intricate detailing of the clouds around the blue. I was surprised to see the water turn pink though, but I’m guessing that’s to make it look more rosey (as rose absolute is another ingredient).
Mother of Pearl
This is my favourite from this haul because it reminds me of my mum. If my mum could be a bathbomb, she’d be ‘Mother of Pearl’.
The scent of this one is pure jasmine / gardenia, both of which are my mum’s top two flowers. Surprisingly, no jasmine or gardenia was used in the making of this… Instead, it featured ylang ylang oil, vanilla absolute, illipe butter, and organic rose hip oil.
Off-white, covered in glitter and pearl-like in appearance, this bath-bomb made the water milky.
Now for my Easter selection… ‘The Flamingo Egg’ is the one I was most excited about to begin with, then I became sceptical after reading the mixed reviews on the website (and as ever, I clicked ‘pay securely’ before checking!)
Described as “candy” scented, I can’t say it was. Although the fragrance was strong, I am struggling to describe it apart from using words like ‘chemical soap’. Maybe I had a bad batch?
In terms of the ingredients, this one was apparently filled with vetivert oil, coarse sea salt, and Sicilian lemon oil. I’m sure you’ll agree, this is by far the craziest combination… I feel like Lush scientists went mad while making this one in their soap laboratory.
The positives about Lush Cosmetics’ Flamingo Egg bath bomb are: the aesthetic – its geode effect, and the way it turned the water pastel bluey teal before gradually settled at a purple once the pink (top half) got dissolved.
I just really didn’t like the smell, nor the ingredients overall (apart from the Sicilian orange, ofc). Weirdly, I later found out that ‘vetivert’ is used in masculine fragrances?!I’ll never understand why Lush Cosmetics decided to include this into a bath-bomb with a predominately female demographic.
A lot of reviews mentioned that this bath bomb turned the reviewers’ light hair pink, I can’t comment on that as I’m brunette… Others said it left their skin looking pink, I didn’t notice this either.
The Owl and the Pussycat
This is a limited edition 3-in-1, inspired by the famous poem ‘The Owl and the Pussycat’. Say ‘hello’ to the cute blue cat, yellow owl and green boat… As far as Lush Cosmetics colour combinations go, this is one of the wildest.
Ingredients of this bath bomb include: gardenia extract, ‘wobble wobble’ (also known as: carrageenan extract) which made me laugh, agar agar and ‘floating on pea pods’. As made up as most of these ingredients sound, they’re actually real!
This one is super cute, it reminds me of ‘Love Boat’ – which is my all time favourite Valentine’s Day bath bomb, I’d say. Back to the bath bomb at hand, it turned my bath water mint green.
Speaking of Lush Cosmetics’ Easter range, this is the perfect time to reveal my favourite bath bomb of theirs that ever existed, ‘Dragon’s Egg’.
This one needs no introduction, it’s unarguably the best citrussy bath bomb out there! Ingredients include lemon oil, bergamot oil, jasmine absolute, and popping candy.
Bizarrely, I actually fell asleep in the bath – even though its scent is one of the most intense. I love the smooth & silkiness of my skin post-bath, from rubbing the multi-colour creamy leftover floaty bits into my skin.
Lush Cosmetics went all-out with this one, there’s even a yolk-y coloured centre, I just love it – it’s like a non-edible white chocolate Cadbury’s creme egg.
‘Deep Sleep’ is a bath bomb that I’ve reviewed on here before, prior to wiping all my old posts. I’m super gutted that it had to go, but as I’ve explained previously – I recently switched to an SEO plan, and most of my 64 posts weren’t SEO’d. The length of time it’d take to SEO them all?! Let’s just say it felt like I’d be there until I retire…
Ingredients of this bath bomb include lavender flowers, together with lavender and neroli oils. This is a basket staple of mine because I often get insomnia, so the soothing lavender chills me out before bed.
The lavender flowers are uniquely wrapped in the type of material which makes tote bags, and secured in place with a purple thick paper ribbon.
Before you ask, yes – Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’ was playing on loop, as I lay in the purple water.
What’s next on my Lush Cosmetics list? ‘Melusine’, ‘The Sleeping Giant’, ‘Follow the Rabbit’ and ‘Rose Gold’.