What Lush have to say about this product: 'If you’re wondering just what sort of creature a Mumkin is then it’s no use asking us, because we don’t know either! All you need to know is that she’s cute, very friendly and loves to be crumbled under the tap to bring you mountains of fruity bubbles.'
The Mumkin is a limited edition bubble bar that was released as part of their Mother's Day range 2013. With chocolate drops for eyes and a candy stalk stick as a head piece, this bubble bar might well be considered one of their most endearing bubble bars to date.
Lush have once again constructed a product that contains a variety of different ingredients, each included because of the properties they boast. Sicilian lemon oil smells clean and refreshing and helps to lift your mood; bergamot oil adds a fruity floral scent that helps to calm and reduce stress; violet leaf encourages your body to relax and helps to soothe those achey muscles.
The host of ingredients all come together to offer a well-rounded bubble bar that smells of sweet raspberries with a mild but gorgeous floral undertone. These scents permeate your bath tub when crumbled under running water and linger on your skin for a while after use. Sharing it's scent with the seasonal Egg Hunt Soap, this beautiful limited edition offering is a personal favourite of mine.
These bars were priced up under the £3 mark when they were first released, making this one of the cheapest bubble bars on offer at the time. Unfortunately, they have taken quite a price hike since coming out in the kitchen, which is a little disappointing. However, while it is more expensive nowadays, it's still good value for money as you can use this for up to three separate baths, making it a cheaper alternative to a bath bomb. Me being the greedy bugger that I am, I tend to throw the whole bar in and indulge in a mountain of bubbles. Although, I've been a little more careful with my latest purchase.
What I loved about this product was the fact that it produced so many bubbles and turned the bath water into a haven of oily water to soften, hydrate and moisturise skin. And If you're not keen on super-strong smelling cosmetics, this bar has a much gentler smell - a perfect accompaniment to the spring and summer weather.
When I first tried this out in 2013, I was a little disappointed with the scent as it wasn't potent enough for my liking. At the time I was hoping for a sweet, sugary raspberry smell - reminiscent of raspberry jam or raspberry ripple ice-cream. What I found however, was that the raspberry scent was rather subtle and it was the violet and bergamot that shone through the most - giving this bubble bar a really unique sweet, citrusy and floral aroma.
Fast forward to 2015 and I purchased a couple of fresh ones to see if my memory of the bubble bar was as accurate as I remember. Oh my Lord! Whether my taste in scents has changed over time or whether I was sent a faulty batch in the beginning, but the new bars smelled absolutely incredible.
I now love the subtle raspberry aroma intertwined with the light, lemony note and the gentle violet fragrance alongside both of these. This fragrance would work amazingly well as a perfume - I only hope Lush realise this and release it during their next perfume round.
Overall I loved this bar as it was quirky and cute and was very gentle on the skin. The bath water feels lovely and soft and creamy and there are ample bubbles to enjoy. If Lush bring them out again, I will aim to buy as many as I can and make them a staple product in my household.
Quantitative Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Cream of Tartar, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Lauryl Betaine, Perfume, Bergamot Oil, Sicilian Lemon Oil, Violet Leaf Absolute, Gardenia Extract, Geraniol, *Limonene, *Linalool, Colour 14700, Colour 45410, Colour 17200, Dairy Free Chocolate Drops, Candy leaf, Candy stalk.
2015 Price: £3.95 each.
2016 Price: £3.95 each.
Year Of Original Release: 2013.
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Mumkin Bubble Bar (Mother's Day 2013)