When I say my ‘first’ LUSH experience, I have tried items from their range before but I’ve never tried a bath bomb and that seems to be the be all and end all of some peoples idea of pampering ones self so you can consider that I was a LUSH virgin up until last weekend. I was gifted a beautfully wrapped (in glow in the dark paper no less) LUSH gift set by my friend Danielle for my birthday a couple of weeks ago and was waiting to have a good amount of time to make use of it. Whereas some shower daily I take a bath so it’s nothing special but I’m an in and out kinda gal, wash my hair, shave my legs, done! I don’t lay around ‘relaxing’ so when I had a Saturday afternoon free I thought I would try and do just that. I put on a YouTube video and prepared for a long soak in the tub.
The bomb itself was pretty cool with the fizzing and the pretty colours and such, so that was nice but once i was in the bath.. it was basically just purple water. I’ve been informed since that you should be in the water for at least 30 mins to really get the benefit of the various oils within the bath bomb and I believe I was in for that long but I didn’t feel any more relaxed that if I were in regular water, it wasn’t heavily fragranced and my skin felt no different upon leaving the bath. What exactly is bath bombs purpose? Is it just a fun alternative to bubble bath? Back in the day I used to use Radox and I genuinely felt a difference, i’m not sure if it was the scent or if I was just falling for a total placebo and advertising but it seemed to melt my aches and pains away. This by comparison is about 20x more expensive (on a cost per bath ratio) and what does it do? I believe this is one of the cheaper options at £2.10 but you can pay up to £4.50 (not including the uber ridiculously overpriced limited editions) for a one use bath product that turns your bath water a funky colour and does.. what? This is a genuine question as I am a total LUSH noob, I really am flummoxed.
So.. it was a nice shade of purple and crazily I may well repurchase one for a special occasion but I have no idea why other than the novel aspect.