The most exciting aspect about the Lush Kitchen initiative, is the endless possibilities of older, hard-to-find ballistics making a reappearance. Many hours of my life have been spent traipsing through websites ladened with bath bombs and cosmetics from the inception of Lush. Further hours have been spent searching eBay, buying up any discontinued products I can find - a task that often appears fairly fruitless. Even when I am lucky enough to pick up a handful of rare beauties, there's always the issue that many of them do not smell or perform as well as they used to.
Hippy Chick is one of Lush's older ballistics, first appearing in 2010 as part of their limited edition Easter range. Although this is a beautiful smelling bath bomb, I find it a little baffling that this was Lush's first choice for release - there are far more popular and talked about bath products amongst Lush fans.
Sharing it's scent with Happy Hippy Shower Gel, this beautiful smelling ballistic is packed full of essential oils to soothe your skin, uplift your senses and declutter your mind. You'll find a combination of grapefruit, bergamot and olibanum oil in here - all of which help to create the wonderfully light, fruity scent that greets you immediately upon opening it's packet.
This ballistic is definitely one of the strongest-smelling ones to grace my house in a while, but that does not mean that the smell is particularly potent. Hippy Chick has a fresh, zesty and highly citrus scent, yet it's offers something different to the usual humdrum of lemon-scented cosmetics. Unlike many of the ballistics I've had recently that lose their smell very quickly, this one continues to give off it's wonderful aroma throughout the entire bathing experience, and lingers on your skin and in your bathroom for hours after use.
Unfortunately, this bath bomb is very quick to dissolve in the bath and doesn't change the colour or consistency of the water at all. This is great for those of you who enjoy baths but don't want any of the theatrics, but for £3.25, I was expecting a little more for my buck.
What Hippy Chick does offer however, is a relaxing bath full of essential oils that cleanse, soften and moisturise the skin and leave you feeling distressed and beautiful. It's a great bath bomb for those early mornings, when you're in need of something to perk you up. And coupled with Happy Hippy Shower Gel or Lush's recent Prince Charming Shower Gel, this product is a sure fine way to reenergise your body and mind for the day.
Quantitative Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Grapefruit Oil, Bergamot Oil, Olibanum Oil, Limonene, Linalool, Perfume, Colour 15510.
2015 Price: £3.75 each.
Year Of Original Release: 2010.