I feel a little bit silly about these Massage Bars from LUSH as I avoided them for the longest time assuming they were to be used in the bath. I kind of thought it was a daft idea as I’d surely need help in the tub which is all very romantic in theory but in reality nobody needs to be in the room when I’m contorting my body to suck in my tummy while trying to shave my legs – not pretty! So anyway.. not at all for use in the bath I was being a moron, of course to be used outside of the bath in place of whatever you would usually use to massage wherever it is you need massaging. Really quite obvious and I have no idea what made me think otherwise but there you go.. my mind.
So the lady in LUSH had me sold when she explained their true purpose as I love to use my blog as a reason Lee has to give me a back massage and this was all in the name of review research, you understand. I picked this Hottie one because it had knobbly bits that looked like they might come in handy (gosh this took a seedy turn) and in inoffensive scent. There were definitely others I preferred the smell of and will almost certainly go back for but this looked the most interesting. My first thought when I got it home and came to use it was that the knobbles would wear down after just a use or two and that the whole thing may not last all that long but (lucky me) I’ve had 4 back/shoulder massages so far as well as using it myself on my legs after shaving and it still looks brand new. I have no idea how long this is going to last but so far it’s looking to be the best value for money you can get from LUSH – which let’s face it is usually a total rip off. I don’t think it does anything aches and pains wise more than a regular body oil but it feels a little nicer on my skin, it doesn’t absorb like a lotion or a butter of course but it’s definitely some kind of hybrid.. I like it. A definite winner for me and one of those products that restored my faith that there’s more to LUSH that fizzy bath stuff. That being said it claims to be warming but that’s tough to measure since the action of massage kind of heats things up.. hmm!
Available for £5.95 here / Any recommendations of anything else I should try?