FUN - Red
What a softy!
Contains mandarin and orange essential oils which will make you think of sunny orange groves and freshly squeezed juice. Brings a bit of summer sun to your bath and play time.
Available in 5 colours/unique fragrances.
Well, the first thing you will want to do with your Fun is get it out of its biodegradable wrapper and start having fun making it into models and shapes. There are so many ways to wash with Fun. For body and hair, just pinch off a small bit, hop in the shower or bath and lather from head to toe. Use as a bubble bath or to hand wash your clothes by crumbling a small chunk under the hot running tap. When you've finished having Fun, please store your bar back in its cellophane.
Just before Christmas lush brought out a new product a bit different from their others and that was the FUN range. It is available in green, pink, red, yellow and blue and is sold wrapped in plastic wrapped like a transparent cracker so pretty basic. For £5 you get 200g of FUN so it is not bad value for a FUN product really.
WHAT IS FUN?
Fun is a brand new 4 in 1 Lush creation. It works as a soap, a bubble bath, a shampoo and finally it is a play dough for in or out of the bath.
Not only is it a fun product but it is another of the many items that Lush donate a % to charity. In this case 10p from every bar goes to the FunD - more about that later.
Lush have a lot of customers in Japan and so after the Tsunami they donated a lot to help those who suffered . Today many children are still suffering and Lush donates 10p from every bar of FUN towards children’s projects in Japan. In many areas because of the danger of radiation poisoning many children cannot play outside and the money from FunD goes towards groups helping to create activities for these children so that they can run and play and mix with other children in safe environments.
Using it on the body as a soap you can either use a small piece as a soap or squish it with warm water to form a paste or bath cream and apply with a sponge or cloth as you would a bath/shower gel or cream.
In the bath break FUN up into small pieces or create a paste then add to the bath under the running tap as it is filling and enjoy a lovely scented bubbly bath.
When using it as a shampoo I find that it is best to squish a small amount into a soft solution and apply it like any shampoo then rinse out thoroughly.
Playing with it is obvious really just shape the dough like stuff as you would any play dough. You can play in or out of the bath but when playing in the bath the FUN does begin to disappear so beware of long playing wet sessions.
The red one smells of orange but sweeter than the green as it is mandarin and orangey rather than lemony which is not surprising that is what is has to scent it lots of lovely orange oil and mandarin oil to give the lovely sweet and uplifting smell.
Sadly there is also sodium Laureth Sulphate which give the bubbles so if you are allergic to this beware.
The malleable quality comes from talc and cornflour mixed with glycerine which are all pretty harmless to anyone.
Well I have tried it in all ways . Sadly my creative efforts are a bit pathetic and would win no prizes. It works brilliantly as a soap and I have used it for hand washing and body washing and had no problems and the scent is really strong and it lathers quite well though it is best squished into a sort of paste I have found.
As a bubble bath you end up with lots of bubbles and a nice creamy gentle vanilla smelling bath with a sort of slightly yellowy tinge. You have to work quite hard to get the FUN into a paste of well broken up and then swirl the water around otherwise you get left with red bits in the bottom of the bath which have not melted. The bath water does turn a nice red colour too and it feels quite soft but not that moisturising though. The bath is not coloured after it has emptied and I just swill a bit of clean water around after and it is fine.
The scent is quite fresh ,sweet and strong so does really carry quite far into the room and around about and it does last quite well on my skin too after I have dried myself. It isn’t that moisturising so you may have to put some body lotion on if you have dry skin.
As a shampoo it was okay but it is not something I would use every day. You could take a chunk away with you in your hand baggage and it would be fine for a few days but I found I really needed to make a paste first then use conditioner afterwards. I can’t say it is one I would buy to use just a a shampoo but if bathing children then it is handy to know you can wash them from top to toe with one item and they can play with it too.
WHAT DO CHILDREN THINK?
Obviously I am not the target audience for the play element so I tested it on my grandchildren. They loved the fact that they could play with it and squish it around. I have to say they creations were no better than mine but they enjoyed playing with it. They also loved the fact that the water turned a sort of reddish pink colour and liked this as much as the green one and better than the yellow as this too is a more obvious a colour. They still enjoyed the fact that they could ‘paint’ themselves red when it was wet.
I would say that it was a success FUN wise. I didn’t wash their hair as I wasn’t risking the stinging eyes possibility. I always use a baby shampoo on any of them even the eldest at aged 8 as I don’t want any sore eyes. They all smelled nice after their bath and really enjoyed playing with the FUN green. They are asking for different colours now so I said I would get some others to try!
Yes I think the children really loved it and anything that makes bath time FUN is a good thing. The colour is really strong and that was a plus with the kids. They loved squishing it and making shapes but it is a bit limited what you can shape it in to. The youngest liked using it to cut our pastry shapes on the table and once she had finished we washed her hands and she loved the fact that they made bubbles and were yellow!
I now have three colours and I would say the green was the strongest scent and the colour was more attractive to the children. The red was pretty good and the scent stronger than the yellow but sweeter and less strong than the green. They also really liked having three colours and needless to say they did mix the bits I gave them which they enjoyed and did no harm . The yellow and red was interesting blended into an orangey colour. The yellow and green just made a yellowery green. The scents work well together and don’t clash at all. Yellow added to either of the others just made them creamier and was actually quite nice. The red and green colour was a bit yuk but the smells worked well as both were citrus based.
I will be buying the other colours as time goes on as they do enjoy them and I like to have things for them to enjoy in the bath and it makes them smell nice and clean too.
FUN as its name especially for kids and donation to charity too. Eco freindly plastic wrap
It isn't the greatest shampoo or soap but ok as a bubble bath
A fun product from Lush to play with bath wash hair and have a bubble bath
An orangey scent that reminds me of Christmas. Can be moulded like plasticine, so great for kids to play with. When used like a bubble bar, creates a good foam. You can use a small piece to wash with (like a soap)- produces a nice lather.
Fairly expensive. Would never consider using it to wash clothes - such a pricey waste. Doesn't really work as a shampoo.