LUSH -YOU'VE BEEN MANGOED BATH MELT
This is yet another wonderful Lush product that I recently enjoyed in two baths as I cut mine in half. This one looks like a small block of orange chocolate, a bit like the old Caramac sort of colour but more orange, maybe mango ice cream coloured is more accurate. The thing that attracted me to this little bar was the smell which is more citrus and lemony rather than mango in my view.
A BIT ABOUT THE PRODUCT STORY
The name is inspired by the awful you've been tangoed TV adverts, as Lush says on their website,
"You can date our products and guess when we invented them by the bits of contemporary culture that inspired them. This one was invented at a time when our telly was full of adverts of men painted orange and doing naughty things. We wanted a similar wake up call, but delivered in a kinder way."?
This is far, far nicer than Tango ever was or ever will be but I am probably biased as sweet fizzy drinks are not my thing but luxurious creamy baths are just perfect.
WHAT IS A BATH MELT?
These are NOT bubble bars and nor are they bath ballistics. They do not usually produce bubbles and they don't fizz so don't expect any bubbling or fizzing. The bath melts are small more solid blocks usually solid because of cocoa butter or other moisturising oils and butters. You pop them into your bath under the running hot tap and they slowly melt into the bath water giving off all the lovely essential oil scents. You end up with a luxurious and creamy scented bath.
This bath melt is a tiny 30g in weight and measures only 6 cm x 2 cm ix 3 cm and it is a creamy white colour. This little bar is packed with a rather wonderful blend of essential oils, lemongrass, lemon and lime. The bar is made into a solid bar by the cocoa butter and more moisturising is added by avocado oil and mango oil . It looks pretty much like a small bar of soap but if you have warm hands it does start to melt in your hands if you handle it too much.
USING MY DREAMTIME
I cut my bar in two as I felt that for the price of £3.10 I needed to get two baths from this otherwise it would be a very expensive bath.
I popped one half under the running tap water going into the bath and as the bar melted I was surprised to notice that a few bubbles were emerging as I wasn't expecting that. The bathroom started to smell a bit like a lemonade factory as all the citrus essential oils began to escape into the warm bath water. The overall impression was very pleasant uplifting and happy- making sort of lemon and lime warm scented air filling the room. It was a bit like a warm lemon drink that you make with honey for a soothing drink when you have a sore throat.
As I got in to this creamy very pale orange slightly bubbly bath water I was really impressed with the silky feel of the water. It felt a bit like bathing in a lemon smoothie only warm and not thick. Or at least what I imagine that would be like as it was creamy and silky soft and smelled of creamy lemonade and really lovely. There are no solid bits in this bar is pure moisturising oil goodness and essential oil scents
I did enjoy lying back in the bath and letting the citrus essential oil aromas waft over me.
Lemongrass oil is a great essential oil as it is a natural antiseptic, it is also a deodorant, and helps to tone the skin as well as helping with problem skin. In aromatherapy, lemongrass oil is an antidepressant and mood lifting oil so in the bath to lift your mood.
Lemon oil is also antiseptic and fungicidal so you bath in this could be helpful in boosting your immune system and fighting infections so if you feel a cold coming on hop in a bath with this bath melt. It is also an uplifting essential oil.
Lime oil is used as it is said to improve circulation and mood in toiletries.
So all these uplifting oils combined with creamy moisturising oils and you have a recipe for a really luxurious and uplifting bath so have this one when you are feeling a bit down and it will raise your spirits and feed your skin.
AFTER THE BATH
I find that I feel very pleasantly content and my skin feels soft and not at all tight. I don't need a lot of moisturiser after a bath with this melt and get dry and straight into bed to keep that happy feeling from being interrupted.
THE NEXT DAY
When I go to fill the bath the next day I am confronted with a bath that has a coating of cocoa butter around the edges. If I get there first I wash the bath out and it doesn't take much, just some hot water really. If my husband gets there first he doesn't see the bath inside and just fills it up as he normally does. The result is that we have yet another moisturising bath as the oils that were left around the bath are melted once again in this one. Whichever way I do ensure that the bath gets a good clean either after the first bath or the second.
SO IN SHORT
This is a really luxurious bath treat. It doesn't whizz and bang but it is more grown up and a bath of pure luxury. There are very few nasties in this, there is laureth 4 and linalool but everything else in is natural. These little bars are vegan friendly for those of you who are vegan and of course being Lush they have absolutely not been tested on animals. There is no packing at all so no worries there. I am slightly concerned about the oils going down my plug hole and hope they don't build up and block the pipes further down!
Yes I love this little bar. It creates a wonderfully grown up and luxurious creamy moisturising bath. There is no need to use the whole bar unless you are feeling very wealthy and extravagant; half a bar offers the same benefits. I love this one and will be buying this again after I have tried the other melts in the shop first.
a great smelling fruity bath melt
leaves the bathroom smelling lovely and your skin feeling soft yum!
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