If you're one of those people that have read a good number of my reviews, you might have noticed that I have a tendency to favour the more fruity and citrus-smelling products. Although I'm much more of a savoury person when it comes to the food I eat, my nose tends to seek out the sweeter scents. So I was really surprised to find that I thoroughly enjoyed using Blue Skies and Fluffy White Clouds; far more than I expected.
The bubble bar is one of Lush's biggest bath offerings; weighing in at almost 200g, it's double both the weight and size of most of the other bubble bars in their range. Named after it's appearance, Blues Skies and Fluffy White Clouds is decorated with vivid swirls of blue and white; depicting the colours and movement of the actual sky. It's a stunning-looking product, and one that mirrors the beautiful design of the best-selling Comforter Bubble Bar.
As this bubble bar is so large, it can easily be used across four-to-six baths, making the £4.50 price tag seem a lot more justifiable for those of you who are perhaps a little hesitant to part with your hard-earned money.
To use any of Lush's bubble bars, you can either crumble it under running water, or as I do; hold it directly under the flow of the tap, which I find creates more bubbles. As soon as the water hits the bar, lots of bubbles start to form and disperse throughout the tub. Blue Skies turns the water a wonderful shade of Columbia-blue, which alongside the mountains of bubbles on the surface, really makes it look as if you're harvesting the sky in your bath tub.
Within a few seconds, the gorgeous fragrance begins to waft around the bathroom and seep into your senses. And what a scent it is! Dominated by patchouli, this bubble bar possesses a spicy, exotic and deeply relaxing fragrance. The Patchouli gives it's overall smell a slightly floral and woody scent, which helps to unwind and relax your mind and body; cinnamon oil adds that warm, spicy edge that compliments the other ingredients perfectly. It also works with the Patchouli to aide calmness. Finally, the Frankincense oil has been added to not only rejuvenate and condition the skin, but add it's unique fragrance to complete this product.
It's rather difficult to describe this scent, as it is a very unique and multi-layered smell. What I will say however, is that it's definitely a very rich and sultry fragrance; best suited to help you relax before bed time or calm you down after a busy day.
Blue Skies and Fluffy White Clouds Bubble Bar did make me feel incredibly relaxed, refreshed and ready to tuck myself up in bed for a good night's sleep. As with many of Lush's bubble bars and ballistics, this one did awaken senses whilst still managing to calm me down.
Recently, I've been suffering from a chronic bout of insomnia, and getting an average of two hours sleep a night after a 14 hour day. This bath bomb really helped me to unwind and de-clutter my mind, which then led to me getting my first proper night's sleep in about six months.
Overall, I was really impressed with this product and would definitely buy it again. Although it's not a scent I would have automatically flocked to in store, it's definitely made an impression on me, and will be a regular guest in my bathroom.
Quantitative Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Cream of Tartar, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Lauryl Betaine, Patchouli Oil, Frankincense Resinoid, Cinnamon Leaf Oil, Eugenol, Limonene, Linalool, Perfume, Colour 61570, Colour 60725.
2015 Price: £4.75 each.
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