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As part of my self improvement mission I’ve vowed to make proper relaxation time for myself, which is something that I generally swing between doing lots of and none of. Unhealthy.
So, as simple as it might sound, I’ve vowed to make sure I take at least 1 long, pampering spa-like bath each month. It seems like a triple whammy to me – I get to relax properly in solitude, I get to try out new Lush products and I get to generate content for Suggestive Digestive. Win triangle!
This is the first in what will hopefully be a long and successful series called Lush Bath of the Month, where I’ll talk about some new Lush products I’m enjoying and perhaps some other products too – depending on how much I need that spa feeling.
This one, being the first, has been utterly delicious on every level.
I enjoyed Granny Takes A Dip bath bomb, Jason and the Argan Oil shampoo bar and Ice Blue soap bar as a starting point, followed by a slick lather of Formulae Known As which I didn’t photograph as it’s almost run out and doesn’t look awesome.
So here are the mini reviews. Ready?
Granny Takes a Dip
I picked this initially because it looked like one of the most colourful bath bombs, and I hadn’t read much about the effects or scents. However when I researched further before use I discovered its made mostly of all my favourite aromas – Ginger, Pepper and Lemon. As promised, the citrus aroma gives you a nice little pick me up, while the pepper and ginger warm you right up. It’s sort of relaxing and invigorating in the same breath, and very pleasant indeed.
The colours are also some of the best I’ve ever seen in a Lush bomb and it took me a full 10 minutes to pluck up the nerve to disturb them by getting into the water.
Jason and the Argan Oil
This is a product I’ve wanted to try for quite a while. I’ve experimented with post-wash hair oil for ages and never been truly happy, always finding my hair too greasy after. The only oil product I’ve ever enjoyed is the Moroccan Oil shampoo which is now out of bounds as it’s not cruelty free. This bar, however, is exactly what I’ve been looking for. As the name suggests it contains Argan oil (but also glycerine) which promotes strength, shine and softness. The rose scent is lovely but doesn’t linger and my hair is visibly nicer after even the first use. My only qualm is that it feels a bit gritty, but the “grit” doesn’t seem to catch in your hair so it’s fine by me!
I usually get to the end of a bath in a sleepy haze, so I like my soap to act as a last minute pick me up. Ice Blue claims to be the next best thing to a dip in the sea. The combination of salt and peppermint leaves your skin tingling fresh, but super soft. There’s also bergamot and sweet, wild orange oil in there to perk you up. As I find with all lush soap bars, the scent isn’t massively strong, but the effects are exactly as described and I ended my soak feeling both de-stressed and re-energised. What a delight!
So, that was my Lush bath of the month. I can’t wait for the next one – what products would you recommend?