Hello Underdogs, and I hope that you are having a wonderful day! A few weeks ago, I did a Try it Tuesday about making your own bath bombs. Take a look at the link here if you have missed it :http://www.andtheunderdogwins.com/bath-bombs/ Today, I am going to take a look at Lush Bath Bombs and give them a review. If you have never been to Lush before, it’s a store filled with lots of bath and body products. They are known for their hand made, and natural products that have a sticker of the person who made the product on them! They also have very attentive staff members who help you with samples, and finding products that you might need. They also give bath bomb demonstrations, which is actually pretty cool.
There is a wall of Lush Bath Bombs, and if you don’t know what you are looking for, they do have little chalk boards that have a small description on each basket. They range in size, colors, smells, healing properties, and of course, glitter! They also range in price from about $5.95-$11.95. Now, you see why I am making my own at home! I think the cost is way crazy! I can get behind the $5.95, but the ones that are more expensive don’t necessarily mean that they are bigger. I’m sure the price of the Lush Bath Bombs have to do with the actual ingredients, but it is still hard to wrap my mind around spending almost $12.00 on an item that you are only going to use once! The smell is awesome, and I did have a hard time narrowing down which one I was going to buy. It seemed like each one that I picked up and really liked turned into the most expensive one! I paid for a small one to try as this demo at $5.95, and then bought 2 more bigger ones for $7.95 each.
I was told that the Lush Bath Bombs don’t last more than a few weeks. In fact, the employees told me to not keep it on hand longer than 3 weeks. I’m not honestly sure what would happen if I did. I don’t know if it would lose it’s scent, or would it not work at that point? I know that it is a delicate matter to make these bath bombs, and if you put too much liquid in at once, then it will set off the chemical reaction. I am not sure then, if holding on to the bath bombs for several weeks will actually do anything or not. I can tell you that I kept them in the small brown paper bags inside of the bathroom, and the whole bathroom smells just like the Lush Bath Bombs! That is actually very nice, and it’s kind of calming!
I like hot baths, so I filled the tube and put in one of the bath bombs at random. I grabbed the yellow one, called Cheer up, Buttercup. It is supposed to be mood boosting. The bath bomb had a nice fizz to it, and it smells wonderful! This Lush bath bomb may have supposed to be a mood boost, but I found it very relaxing, and I felt my stress melting away. I think it fizzed for around 45 seconds before completely disappearing, and the color of the bath tube was very light yellow. It does not stain, so that isn’t something that you need to worry about if that was a concern. This was a very nice addition to my bath time, and the nice scent not only filled up the bathroom, but I could smell it walking down the hallway for about an hour.
While I really enjoyed the Lush Bath Bombs, I have a hard time spending that much money for one. I think this will be a splurge for me once in awhile, but it won’t be something that I work into my normal bath routine. The scent is very hard to beat. While I honestly didn’t dive into the healing properties of these bath bombs, I understand that some of them help with skin issues and other things. I wanted to find one that fit a price I was willing to spend, and a scent that I didn’t mind to have in my bath. For me, that was the most important factor. While I think these would make a great gift, the time limit to use them can kind of hamper these being given out if you shop for Christmas like I do. I don’t go shopping past November 1st for anything for Christmas, so if I wanted to give a bath bomb, the 3 week time limit wouldn’t work out. I wouldn’t get these bath bombs for a gift, but I would get them for something special for me. I give Lush Bath Bombs a 4 out of 5 because the smell is wonderful, but the price, and shelf life for gifting is not the best. I feel confident that I can make my everyday bath bombs at home, and get Lush everyone once in awhile!