This is one of the smaller of the Lush bubble bars and is a wonderful bright candy pink colour with a small ‘icing’ flower in the centre. It is a very girlie bar both because of the colour but also because the smell is so sweet and creamy that it really could not be described as masculine in any way at all. This one weighs 100g like my favourite Ma Bar, and also Amandopondo, Dorothy, Karma and others This is one of the cheaper bars at £2.35 while the Ma Bar is £2.50 and Karma is £2.99 and they are all the same size so this is quite good value comparatively. I easily get 3 baths from this one so that this is under £1 per bath.
I bought this one a s I just felt like being a bit girlie one day and fancied a lighter change from my usual choice of the earthy smell of patchouli in the ‘Blue Skies and Fluffy White Clouds’ bar . This is not a bar I buy often but it has a very sweet ‘young’ fresh feminine smell so it is nice for a change. As I sniff the bar it reminds me of old fashioned sweet shops and also the old original smell of bubble gum.
The name is a rather obvious and needs little further explanation really. I feel it is meant to conjure up images of cotton candy or candy floss and warm sunny days at the fair.
Just in case anyone has not tried a Lush bubble bar, the idea is that you crumble the bar as your bath is filling and then enjoy a huge mountain of luxuriously softening and moisturising scented bubbles. Before I use my bars in the bath I use them to freshen and scent my clothes drawers. It is always a bit of a lucky dip to see what I can find in my drawers when I fancy a special bath. I keep all my Lush soaps and bubble bars in my drawers as that way I never have to buy any drawer scented liners and my clothes always have a “Lushious “smell about them.
On a night that I decide I need a bit of pampering after a hard day cleaning the house or babysitting grandchildren or just because I just fancy a bit of a treat I have a little hunt through my drawers to see what treats I can find. I discovered I still had one of these sweet pink sweetie like bars tucked away so I cut it into thirds and popped the other two bits back in the yellow paper recyclable bag in the drawer and took one into the bathroom with me. I took a deep sniff and closed my eyes to soak up the sweet candy sugary bubble gum aroma.
I started to fill my bath and sat on the edge watching as I crumbled the bright pink bar into the warm running water. The bar is soft and creamy so crumbles easily. I find the smaller you can crumble the bits, the better bubbles you get as the bar dissolves more evenly. Remember this is only one third of the bar that created this bath full of bubbles and sniffed in the smell. I was immersed in the bubble gum scented warm moist air as it rose from the bath to fill my bathroom. This is a young smell that would appeal to the younger generation and particularly girls. My son’s ex girlfriend loved this one. She was an odd mix of little girl pink and gothy punk and I bought this for her on a number of occasions! It is not a sophisticated scent at all and you do have to be in the mood for it. I find it quite light and summery so tend not to buy this one in winter much.
I know I’m mean and only use a third of this bar but that is usually more than enough, in fact I think it would be totally overwhelming if you use a whole one of these bars. The bubbles were abundant and thick as they normally are when I treat myself to one of these. Bear in mind the price of £2.35 I don’t think I’m being unreasonable in expecting at least three baths from that.
Okay sweet candy smell and a bath full of bubbles but how does it feel in the bath? Once again I am never disappointed as the water feels creamy and soft and I never need any soap or other cleaning agent I just soak in the bath and luxuriate in the mass of bubbles that surround me enjoy the caressing smooth feel of the moisturised water gently soothing tired joints and oozing into my dried old skin! This bar is full of Fair Trade cocoa butter so it is especially moisturising for my skin.
What are the benefits of this bar in terms of essential oils? Looking at the list of ingredients these include: Sodium Bicarbonate, Cream of Tartar , Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Lauryl Betaine, Cocoa butter, Laureth 4, Almond oil, Vanilla absolute, Cocamide DEA, Eugenlol, *Limonene, *Linalool, Perfume, colour 14700, colour 45410, colour 17200, and let’s not forget the candy flower on the top.
The cocoa butter means this is a very skin nourishing while the vanilla absolute and almond oil give this its candy smell. This is perfect for the person dieting who can get a fix of creamy sweetness without the calories.
Less desirable ingredients:
The sodium bicarbonate and tartaric acid make the water soft and the less desirable sodium laureth sulfate is there to make the bubbles. This has been linked to cancer so if this bothers you then I suggest you have a look on line.
So all in all what do I think? I love the scent of this bubble bar and I always smell sweet afterwards. My skin which is a little sensitive to some things feels nice and soft after this and I haven’t had any adverse effects from using this one at all. This is not my favourite bubble bar by a long way but it is a lovely sweet treat. As it smells wonderful and I feel I get really good value from this with four baths this works out at £1 a bath which is far from cheap but okay for a treat.
So I would recommend if you like the smell of sweet bubble gum but if you don’t and want a scent that is a bit more sophisticated then you will hate this one as the aroma is quite sweet and a bit like old fashioned candy floss or bubble gum, almost pure sugary sweetness .
I loved this bubble bar. The scent reminded me of 'Hubba Bubba' bubblegum.
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