20 February 2013

Henata Bath Bomb

Mexican piñatas are colourful model animals that children smash to reveal hidden sweeties inside. Lush decided to use this premise to create their very own Mexican bathing experience. As part of their Easter range, Lush chose a Hen to fulfil this idea, naming her the very witty Henata!  

You are supposed to smash her against the side of your bath to create an 'explosion of wonderful surprises', however, I couldn't bring myself to do such a thing to a poor, defenceless animal. (It's the vegan in me coming out again!) Instead, I filled my bath tub to the brink, dropped her in and let her work her magic. (hardly any less 'cruel' really).

Straight away, this bath bomb froths and fizzes, releasing wave upon wave of beautiful yellow and orange that quickly taints the water and fills your bathroom with a sweet, citrusy fragrance. As Henata dissolves, it also releases a bunch of pretty, scarlet paper flowers that perch on the water's surface. Lush also claim that it releases a 'shower of green glitter', however I did not spot this in my bath bomb. I'm guessing this must be a factory error as I've heard other people complain of the same problem. 

The best part about this bath bomb, is that it 'gives birth' to two mini ballistic eggs, that float around your bath for a long time after the Henata has fully dissolved. Henata carries a really lovely fragrance full of sunny citrus oils like Sicilian mandarin, tangerine and bergamot. This is such a great bath bomb to wake you up in the morning, and one that I'll definitely use again, despite it's lack of glitter.

As with other bath bombs that contain 'added extras', those of you who dislike picking waste out of the plug hole may wish to avoid this one as the petals were a little bit of a nuisance to remove. However, that does not take away from the wonderful calming experience that this bomb offers. 
This is definitely one that I'll return to when I need a boost to start my day off and I hope Lush opt to bring this out during future Easter releases. 

Quantitative Ingredients; Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Perfume, Pink Soap Paper, Sicilian Mandarin Oil, Tangerine Oil, Bergamot Oil, Cornflowers, Marigold Petals, Red rose petals, Cream of Tartar, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Lauryl Betaine, Gardenia Extract, Geraniol, Hydroxycitronellal, Benzyl Alcohol, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, *Limonene, *Linalool, Colour 19140, Colour 15510, Green Glitter

Vegan?: Yes

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