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Lush Review: Black Cat Bath Cocktail

Luscious purple bath, mildly sweet, mostly soft-scented herbals =)  A great treat for yourself after your Hallow’s Eve candy-giving duties has been fulfilled.  A few years previously we literally had over a hundred trick-or-treaters knocking on our door (13 bags of candy worth).

Cobweb Bath Ballistic: Sweet, mild herbal scent.

  • Black sugar
  • Lavender absolute
  • Chamomile oil
  • Olibanum oil
  • Myrrh resinoid
  • Silver lustre
  • Silver glitter

Witches Ball Bubble Bar: Lovely herbal scent.

  • Dried cranberries
  • Dried currants
  • Dried star anise
  • Peppermint oil
  • Rosemary oil
  • Sage oil
  • Clove
  • Dried parsley

1 Ceridwen’s Cauldron Bath Melt: Very mild floral oat scent (can definitely smell the oats after a short while of soaking).  I was a little surprised at how much I liked this; I wasn’t sure at first if I would.  Now I have to get more.  I think this is especially nourishing for the skin and may be soothing for sun-kissed/post-beach skin.  I imagine it’s possible to clean, dry, and re-fill the muslin with more oats and your choice of favorite essential oils.  I used CC as a gentle exfoliator so I didn’t choose a bar soap for this bath cocktail.

  • Whole oats
  • Walnut oil
  • Tangerine oil
  • Lavender oil
  • Sandalwood oil
  • Frankincense Resinoid
  • Rose absolute
  • Elderflowers
  • Daisy flowers
  • Cowslips

I’d recommend Lady Catrina soap to keep in the spirit of this bath cocktail but you can virtually use whatever you’d prefer.

 

Lush Review: Candy Sweet Orange Bath Cocktail

This one is from last night. An uplifting sweet and floral mix.  A really fun feminine bath.  Who could ask for more?

1 Hot Java Bath Ballistic: I messaged a Lush guru regarding her big order from Lush England.  She claimed the shipping wasn’t too bad but I beg to differ.  This is the last time I will order from England.  I’ve been finding out that with patience, many new release UK Lush products will eventually be made available in the U.S. within a couple of months.  We are always a bit behind but I think paying for high shipping fees is absurd and totally not worth it.  As for HJ, I really liked this bath bomb.  Fast fizz.  The bath water turned a cheerful bright tangerine with pieces of cinnamon sticks floating around.

  • Ginger & cinnamon powders
  • Ginger, coriander, & juniper essential oils

1 Marzibain Bubble Bar: Created sweet fluffy white bubbles.  I decided to use the entire bar since I wanted more bubbles.  Even so, the bubbles were minimal.

  • Cassie absolute
  • Rose absolute
  • Whole almond (decoration)

1/3 Happy Blooming Bath Melt: Cherry sweet.  Would definitely re-purchase.  I wish Lush came out with more bath melts.  I feel like what they are offering in the bath melt section is so limited when compared to their other bath product categories.

  • Calamine powder
  • Passionflower
  • Dried cherries
  • Fresh passion fruit
  • Ylang ylang oil

A Ring of Roses Soap: A lovely gently floral fragranced soap.  I always worry about anything floral because I really dislike the scent of lavender (smells too medicinal and herbal) and geraniums (smells like burnt plastic).  I know lavender is supposed to be calming, so it’s unfortunate that I dislike that scent.  I do think dried lavender looks gorgeous in a clay vase.  RR was to my relief nicely scented and it left my skin moisturized.  For someone with normal or combo skin, many Lush melts and soaps make post-bath lotion unnecessary. You can see from the list below that it’s jam-packed with lots of goodness.

  • Larkspur
  • Honeysuckle
  • Marigold & cornflower infusion
  • Rapeseed, sunflower, coconut, & evening primrose oils
  • Lemon & sweet orange oils
  • Rose absolute
  • Rose petals

Lush bath cocktails are either as good as or better than going to the spa.  One Lush bath is definitely a tiny fraction of what a spa treatment would cost.  I also dislike running to keep appointments; that’s very stressful to me.  These pampering baths could be drawn at any time you wish.  I admit they aren’t a complete substitute for massages.  They can be considered as something you could enjoy in-between spa treatments.

I would love to try some of your Lush bath cocktail recipes!  Please add your comment =)

*Photocredit: Lush Cosmetics

General Recipe for Lush Bath Cocktails

If you want a more lavish bath, ideally you’ll want to choose:

1 bath bomb to create fizz

1 bubble bar to create bubbles

1 bath melt to moisturize and soften skin

1 bar of soap for additional cleansing or exfoliation (obviously depends on the type of bar you choose).  Remember to exfoliate before you put on any type of fake bake so your skin can absorb the product better and more evenly.

1 rubber ducky; just kidding (this is optional)

You may also want to have a face mask on during this time or hair treatment.  I personally like to put face mask on when I’m not in the bath since it tends to flake off as it dries and ends up falling into the bath water.  I’m very particular this way.

I find that body butters are best used during a shower but you can do whatever suits you.

A post-bath massage bar or body lotion and foot cream is a must for me since I have dry skin (which is even more terrible during the winter).

Below is a picture of my second Lush bath cocktail.  I tend to soak in this Lushoiusness until I’m nice and pruney.  If you are wondering where I bought my wonderful adjustable bath caddy, it was ordered from eBay.  I believe that Linens ‘N Things carries the same model too.  If not, Google “adjustable bath caddy” and a bunch of alternatives should appear.  I love Pottery Barn’s but didn’t believe it was suitable for the type of tub I have.

If you love bath cocktails as much as I do, please share your recipes!

Whatever you choose, Happy Bathing!