Lush Bath Bombs Review

Lush blackberry bath bomb
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Taking a bath with a bath bomb can be lots of fun. They fizz up once they hit the water and then release a scent. Featuring multiple colors and fragrances, and infused with different essential oils and flowers, there is a bath bomb for every type of personality and preference. Lush creates over 21 million bath bombs a year. 

Lush Bath Bombs

If you are someone who loves taking baths, you've no doubt tried a bath bomb in your tub before. If not, let us explain what a bath bomb is. A bath bomb is a circle shaped ball that when placed under water fizzes like Alka Seltzer leaving your bath with bubbles, color and many times, an oil to moisturize your skin.

One of Lush's founding items is their bath bombs. According to their website, they have lots of different types to choose from, and new temporary scents come out regularly, around a certain holiday for example. They all have fun, unique names, such as Intergalactic, Big Blue, and Sex Bomb. You can even get bath bombs with glitter and fill your tub with sparkles.  

Lush's Bath Bombs are special in the fact that you'll many times be surprised to see how the water in your tub looks once you add a bath bomb.Your bath could be filled with sparkles or dried flowers to set the mood or just filled with many different colors. These are definitely an Instagram-friendly skin care product.

Originally created by one of the founders of Lush whose skin was too sensitive for conventional bubble bath, these bath bombs she mixed up allowed her to enjoy a bath full of bubbles that would leave her skin feeling soft instead of irritated. Over the years her basic bath bomb recipe evolved into the complex and layered bath bombs the company produces today. Today the company has many competitors when it comes to selling bath bombs.  

While it seems that people who love Lush's Bath Bombs are no novice to bath bombs, those who are bath bomb newbies are not so sold on the product. There were many reviews of the bombs leaving a "ring around the tub", and one reviewer pointed out the fact that she couldn't relax if she knew she'd be cleaning her tub for an hour after her soak. Others knew what they were in for in terms of clean-up when using this product, but feel the relaxing soak with a fantastic Lush Bomb is worth the extra cleaning for them.  

If you get to cleaning right after exiting the bath, you'll have a much easier time getting your bath clean then if you wait a while. Most people reported softer skin after using a bath bomb, but others thought that the price was too much for a single bath. Since Lush's Bath Bombs are priced at over $6 a piece, you may want to keep these for special occasions only. It was recommended more than once to cut them into halves or thirds to be frugal.

If you're feeling crafty, you can make your own bath bombs.

Best Bath Bomb Practices

In order to get the most out of your bath bomb follow these tips:

  • If you have a layered bath bomb fill your tub with water and then add your bath bomb. Wait at least 5 minutes before getting in the tub so that the bath bomb can fully "do its thing."
  • You can clean the glitter left in your tub with your shower wash or even your shampoo. No need to get out the harsh cleaners.
  • Bath bombs are actually quite mild and they won't negatively affect your hair.
  • The earlier you use your bath bomb after purchase the better. The longer they sit, the less they will fizz in the end.

All About Lush

Lush makes handmade cosmetics in small batches. Sometimes so fresh that it's refrigerated in the stores! You'll see a sticker on your product that will not only tell you when it was made, when to use it by, but also who made it. It sure takes on a different spin than your typical products that have been sitting on the shelves for who knows how long. Lush is known for their unique products such as solid shampoo and conditioner, henna hair color and natural solid deodorant bars. 

Updated by Hanah Tetro