8 September 2014

Ooh La La Soap

Having gotten used to Lush's impressively concise recipes, I'm always slightly suspicious of a product that has a rather long ingredients list. Having researched some of the disturbing things that companies shovel into their cosmetics, I am not at all surprised that more and more people suffer from skin complaints and issues relating to the make-up they wear and the products they use on their bodies. So when I saw what goes into making this soap, I worried that all of these elements would somehow damage or irritate my skin.

First released some eight years ago, Ooh La La Soap is easily the most beautiful soap I have ever seen. Sporting a stunning shade of purple, this soap already demands an audience, and that's even before you get onto it's decoration. Most impressive is the fresh lavender flowers and rose petals that adorn the top of each piece; a combination that compliments the colour of the soap perfectly.

As if it's beauty wasn't enough, this product also offers a stunning fragrance - a fresh lavender, thyme and rosemary partnership that stands apart from all of Lush's other herb-inspired products. I love how rich the scent of this soap is, and this only intensifies further when used in the shower.

Inspired by the herb fields of Provence (fields of lavender that stretch for miles across the land), this soap is a perfect accompaniment during the spring and summer months. When I used this in the shower, the smell transported me outside, where I envisaged the many wonderful smells that would entice anyones senses. 

Ooh La La Soap lathers up really easily and produces a slightly purple foam, which is thanks to the deep purple grape juice that is used to make this wonderful soap. Don't worry though - this creamy lather doesn't stain your skin or the bath - instead softening and nourishing your skin with it's delicate touch. 

After using this soap, my skin felt gorgeously smooth and moisturised. Although it didn't leave a strong scent on my body, it's presence remained in the bathroom for a long time afterwards, and I found myself sniffing the bar whenever I walked past. 

Despite it's stunning design, I was slightly dubious of the flower arrangement on the surface of this soap. Especially when it comes to bath bombs, I'm always worried that the little pieces will annoy me to no end and my experience of the product will be tarnished because of this. However, you'll be pleased to know that these flowers take a lot to fall off, and when they do, they simply wash away down the plughole. You won't get annoying pieces smeared across your skin, and the flower heads are small enough that they won't clog up your drain. 

This is the perfect Lush product - it's stunningly beautiful, works amazingly well on the skin and leaves your body and your senses feeling spoilt and well-nourished. Lush need to make this a permanent member of their family, or if they cannot commit to this, at least allow me to buy my weight in this soap so I have enough to last a lifetime.
Quantitative Ingredients: Propylene Glycol, Rapeseed Oil and Coconut Oil, Water (Aqua), Dried Lavender, Honeysuckle and Marigold Petal Infusion, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Stearate, Red Grape Juice, Perfume, Rosemary Oil, White Thyme Oil, Lavender Oil, Lavender Absolute, Glycerine, Sodium Chloride, EDTA, Tetrasodium Etidronate, Sodium Hydroxide, Benzyl Benzoate, Limonene, Linalool, Colour 42090, Colour 17200, Lavender Sprig, Rosebuds.

Vegan?: Yes. 

2016 Price: £4.25 for 100g.
2017 Price: £4.25 for 100g.

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  1. It sounds amazing. Can't wait to buy it from the Kitchen this week!

  2. I'm curious, what made you knock this down from 6 to 5? You seem to love it and yet it's only a 5 o:

    1. Hi there - I have to say that I was really close to giving it a 6. The only reason I didn't was because it wasn't as moisturising as some of Lush's other shower gels - so in my eyes it's not 100% perfect! It was a close one though :)

  3. Lush my or my not have take your advice and reduced the shabang on top to a more minimalistic arrangement. Nervertheless it's still as gorgeous and smells divine :)