It wasn’t until recently that I became obsessed with baths. I’ve always preferred a quick, functional shower. But after trying a Lush bath bomb on a whim, everything changed. I’ve now tried nearly every bath bomb in store, and I’m officially in love. I’ll pick one depending on my mood (lavender for the evening, citrus in the morning), stick on some whale music (I feel like I’m one of them when I’m in the bath) and light a candle ready to relax. Now if you’ve ever been into the all-natural beauty store, you’ll see a multitude of different Lush bath bombs just waiting to be picked. Which is why I’ve painstakingly whittled down my four favourite Lush bath bombs so you don’t panic buy the brightest, glitteriest one going (you’ll thank me later, no one likes a bath full of stubborn glitter).
4 Best Lush Bath Bombs
I love this Twilight Bath Bomb. I initially tried it to help me relax during a stressful time and boy did it do the job! I love the dusty pink colour complete with stars and moons, but the real beauty of this bomb comes when it fizzes away in water, releasing a soothing lavender fragrance. It’s deeply relaxing and always makes me feel like I’m ready for bed. There’s a touch of heady Ylang Ylang, vanilla-like tonka absolute and benzoin resinoid to ease aching muscles and aid relaxation. It’s mesmerizing the way the fizzing bomb propels itself slowly around the bath leaving a pinky purple then blue tail in its wake.
Good for; deep relaxation
2. Floating Island
Vanilla, sandalwood and coconut oil – this melt is one exotic bath time treat. Unlike conventional bath bombs that fizz and bubble, this bath oil melts away slowly creating a silky smooth bath experience. Totally tropical, the Floating Island bobs about the bath releasing shea butter, coconut oil and almond oil in its warm water and there’s even a sweet vanilla pod planted in the middle of each Floating Island melt. Now this melt isn’t for everyone; it’s oily and silky, leaving a visible buttery film floating atop the bath. But if you love body oils and are a fan of the nourishing oily feel, this melt is for you.
Good for; moisturising parched skin
Uplifting and calming, this is a lovely Blackberry Bath Bomb to choose if you’re feeling a little run down. Everyone deserves a little ‘me’ time and this is the ideal bomb to fulfil it. With just 9 ingredients, frankincense oil is the real star here. The ingredient is used to help slow down breathing, ease anxiety and depression. There’s also cheery Bergamot oil in it too, which is fruity, uplifting and eases tension.
Once the blackberry bomb has disintegrated it reveals a little paper sign ‘boom boom’. By the end of this bath, you’ll feel completely relaxed and ready to take on another day.
Good for; warning off melancholy
4. Yuzu and Cocoa
This is what’s known as a bubbleroon. A crumbly bar that creates lots of little bubbles while releasing a lovely sweet scent. If you’re a fan of bubble baths, this might just be the most luxurious one you’ll experience. I only tend to use half of the Yuzu and Coco Bubbleroon, saving half for another time, as there’s more than enough bubbles in just half of the bar. You wouldn’t know it from the bright yellow colour, but this bar has skin-soothing cocoa in it. Refreshing grapefruit oil, hydrating avocado butter and banana also make a welcome appearance in the ingredients list, perfect for moisturising skin while you soak. Oh and did I mention it’s shaped like a macaroon? It looks good enough to eat!
Good for; soothing dry skin
Other Lush bath bombs I recommend include the Yoga Bomb (the only reason it didn’t make it into this round up was because it turns the water a Fanta-like orange, which I think can be off putting) and the Butterball (it’s super moisturising but I prefer some of the other scents). Still, the scent it releases is absolutely amazing – worth feeling like you’re bathing in a fizzy drink anyway. Still to try is Guardian of the Forest and the Sakura bath bombs.
So next time you have 30 minutes to yourself, run a hot bath, light some candles and drop in your fizzy ball of joy. Then soak away! Typically, Leni remains dutifully by my side even at bath time. She has a habit of standing up on two legs and popping her head on the bath side, watching me. If I have the radiator on, she’ll curl up into a little ball and sleep on our thick bath mat. It’s quite nice to have the company until I get out and she tries to lick me dry (I think that’s a bichon thing)…
What Lush bath bombs are your favourite?
Until next time,