You know you have something special when Lush chose to bring out a bath bomb named after the very company itself. There are only a few products that have been given this privilege, so when this first made an appearance over a decade ago, there was quite a bit of excitement surrounding its release. Some 13 years later, this enthusiasm was still very much at the forefront when a large box arrived at my house, with a handful of these beauties inside to enjoy.
Lush Bath Bomb grabs your attention immediately - a gorgeous spherical yellow and green ballistic that represents the colours of the company's logo. For that special touch, Lush have also included a ribbon; threaded throughout the bath bomb and trailing down the side to reveal their official kitchen logo.
Sharing it's scent with one of Lush's most famous and popular fragrance families, Karma, this bath ballistic is the perfect bathing companion. Lush Bath Bomb contains orange, patchouli, lemongrass and lavender, all of which merge together to form a beautiful, multi-layered and rather sophisticated scent. There are elements of citrus thanks to the inclusion of sweet orange oil, with a sweet, grassy element of the lemongrass to compliment this. To round it off, Lush have also included patchouli and pine oil - two ingredients that add both a rich, decadent spicy aroma and a slightly mellower woody layer as well.
As I have said time and time again, in all of my reviews of Karma-scented products; it's unlike any other fragrance I have ever experienced; it's unique and simply wonderful, and I encourage anyone who has not tried something in this scent yet, to do so as soon as they possibly can.
Just like the recently released Karma Sutra Bath Bomb, this one is very in-keeping with the perfume as opposed to the bubble bar or body lotion. The patchouli is definitely at the forefront here and offers a strong, spicy and slightly woody smell; the orange sits alongside this, giving off a fresh, zesty but equally sherbety scent. Behind these two smells is an offering of pine and lemongrass, which work in perfect harmony with the patchouli to offer consumers a natural experience. Whereas the lotion and bubble bar are slightly sweeter and remind me of old fashioned cola bottles, the aroma is definitely more mature and more patchouli-orientated here.
What makes this bath bomb stand above the aforementioned, is that this one offers a much better experience in the bath. When this beauty hits the water, it immediately begins to fizz and spew streams of bright yellow colour across the surface of the water. It doesn't take long for the entire bath to be filled with a gorgeously uplifting and rather vibrant lime-green colour.
The fragrance of the Lush Bath Bomb is very strong and is perfect for all Karma-lovers who cannot get enough of the fragrance. It didn't lose any of it's scent when it was dissolving in the bath and remained with me throughout my entire soak. More impressive was the fact that the wonderful aroma stayed with me for a long time after the water had been drained. It lingered on the skin and hair for hours after I had exited the bath and only required a single top up of perfume to see me through the entire day.
While it wasn't as moisturising as it could have been, there was a faint shimmer on the surface which was from the essential oils present in the bath bomb. I did find that the water was a little softer than usual but I wouldn't say it was as silky soft as one of Lush's bubble bars. However, my skin did feel very clean, refreshed and soft when I exited the bath.
There is a reason that Lush Bath Bomb proved so popular when it came out in the Lush Kitchen, and why I prefer it above its Karma Sultra sibling. Firstly, it's incredibly revitalising and refreshing - one that really perks you up whilst being equally comforting. Secondly, it produces a very attractive and inviting bath which even my flatmates were jealously commenting on when I used one of these for the first time. Finally, it offers Karma obsessives like myself, a wonderful chance to enjoy our favourite scent in yet another perfect format. This should definitely become a permanent member of the family as I can see it being a big seller.
Quantitative Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Perfume, Patchouli Oil (Pogostemon cablin), Sweet Orange Oil (Citrussinensis), Lavendin Oil (Lavendula hybrida), Pine Oil (Pinus), Lemongrass Oil (Cymbopogan flexuosus), Elemi Oil (Canarium commune), Gardenia Extract (Gardenia jasminoides), Colour 42050.
2015 Price: £3.95 each.
2016 Price: £3.95 each.
Scent Family:Karma Ballistic
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Karma Bubble Bar
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Karma Liquid Perfume
Karma Revamped Bubble Bar
Karma Shower Gel
Karma Shower Jelly
Karma Solid Perfume
Karma Sutra Bath Bomb