Lush claim that this product will allow you to 'drift away on exotic waters' and describe it as being very 'mood-brightening'. Featuring both neroli and jasmine as the main ingredients, this ballistic is a sweet but very light floral experience that is perfect for the up-and-coming spring and summer months.
Firstly, you cannot help but marvel at the strange but instantly lovable design it is presented as. Moulded on the very flower it is named after, Sacred Lotus has been created to not only look like the Buddhist symbol for fortune, but also to create a very special display in the bath tub.
As soon as it hits the water, the bath bomb begins to froth and fizz - spewing out trails of white and purple foam while it floats gracefully on the surface. This continues for a few minutes until the water has reached up the sides of the product, whereupon each of the purple petals break away and begin creating their own mounds of colour.
The whole experience takes less than five minutes but it is a beautiful sight to behold. Once the ballistic has completely dissolved, you are left with a tub full of pale, pastel coloured water that glimmers and glistens in the light. Throughout the whole experience, you'll also find puddles of white, silky foam that rest on top of the water and give you a lovely blanket to submerge under.
While Sacred Lotus is dissolving, you can appreciate the sweet but rather alluring fragrance of the neroli, jasmine and tonka. While the jasmine gives this bath bomb a lovely gentle floral element to it, the neroli offers a slightly herbaceous twist that sets the scent of this apart from your typical flowery smell. To round it all off, the tonka absolute throws in a candied note that rounds the aroma off wonderfully.
At first I was a little disappointed that the scent of this wasn't as strong as I normally like in a bath bomb. However, I quickly realised that this is a product that has purposely been created to offer a subtle, gentle smell. Sometimes I get a little wrapped up in how strong a bath bomb should smell, forgetting how wonderful it can be to appreciate something a little more relaxing and not so 'in your face'.
While the smell was quite weak in the bath, it was more noticeable on your skin once you had dried yourself down and it would easily compliment most floral perfumes that you may wish to apply afterwards.
It also left my skin really soft and well-moisturised and I appreciated how relaxed and uplifted I felt when I exited the tub. Neroli is known for increasing serotonin production in the brain, which makes us feel contented and cheerful, and I can vouch that this bath bomb did exactly that.
While it may not be the most colourful in the tub, nor the strongest of smells, there is something rather comforting and wonderful about the look and general 'feel' of this product. Sacred Lotus is definitely not my favourite new release from Lush, but it is definitely one I would like purchase again in the near future.
Quantitative Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Snowflake Lustre (Potassium Alumininum Silicate, Titanium Dioxide), Neroli Oil (Citrus Aurantium amara), Jasmine Absolute (Jasminum grandiflorum), Tonka Absolute (Dipteryx odorata), Cream Of Tartar (Potassium bitartrate), Water (Aqua), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Lauryl Betaine, Perfume, Amyl Cinnamal, Coumarin, Limonene, Linalool, Colour 45410, Colour 47005, Colour 42090, Colour 45350.
2015 Price: £3.50 each in store/ £3.95 in Kitchen.
Year Of Original Release: 2015.