Great ingredients and scent and looks appealing before adding to the bath water, but i was not impressed with the few bubbles it made using the whole bubble bar and i did not like the colour the water turned with time to a muddy unappealling bath if i was to buy again i would combine it with another lush product also
This bubble-bar has such a wonderful scent, you'll be sneaking a sniff all day!
This bubble bar looks rather like a macaroon, hence its name. There are three new bubble bars that are the same shape but they are different colours and very different scents. They are not very big but are designed to get two baths from each if you break the macaroons apart. The bar weighs 100g and costs £2.95, it is the cheapest of the three macaroon shaped bubble bars but in my view it is the nicest but it does depend on which scents you like.
They are quite simple and all one colour, this is a subtle creamy apricot colour. There is a pink one and a green one in the same series, the pink one smells rosy and is called Rose Jam, the green one is called Green Bubbleroon and that one has a slight lemony, grassy scent.
I got my first Yuzu and Cocoa bubbleroon a few weeks ago and since then have returned to buy a second. I did have a sniff of the other two but came back to this as the scent is very similar to that of a Ma Bar only with a hint of orange to go with it; a sort of ‘Terry’s chocolate orange’ in bubble bar form. I find the smell very comforting bar especially in winter.
Lush say this bubble bar is for “When yuzu feel the need for softer skin and a positive outlook, yuzu should yuzu this yuzu-inspired treat”.
The name yuzu comes from a Japanese mandarin sort of orange which apparently on the night of the Winter Solstice the Japanese take a yuzu fruit and score the skin with a knife . This fruit is then dropped into a warm bath to release its wonderful orangey oils and smell. This is known in Japan as a ‘yuzuyu’ or yuzu bath.
Lush have not been able to track down a source for the yuzu so they have used bergamot and grapefruit oils but in my view this is very clever as to me it smells more orange like than grapefruit. Have I tempted you? If so get down to Lush and buy one to crumble in your bath and you can share this Japanese tradition with the Lush twist of having silky bubbles as well.
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. I did manage to store this in my T shirt drawer for a few days to enjoy the creamy coconut with a hint of chocolate then orange scent through my clothes first. I keep all my Lush soaps and bubble bars in my drawers as that way I never by any drawer scented liners and my clothes always have a “Lushious “smell about them.
I thought about my yuzu bar for a few days until finally temptation got the better of me one Friday night after we had had granddaughter for two days and I needed a little ‘me time’. I retrieved my yuzu and cocoa bubbleroon from my drawer, took it out of its yellow paper recyclable bag and had a sniff. Lovely creamy sweet orange and coconut smells filled my nostrils and I looked forward to enjoying this in my bath. The scent is not that strong for a Lush product in its dry state but strong enough that it has passed a little onto the clothes it was next to.
Okay being a meanie I NEVER use a whole bubble bar in my bath usually I can get two or three baths from one bar but this is carefully made into two halves s I did use a whole half and I crumbled it under the hot tap coming into my bath. I sat and watched as the bubbles began to grow and sniffed in. I was enjoying the distinctly orange with a hint of creamy vanilla odour combined with a very faint hint of a chocolate fragrance. My bathroom was filling with the lovely smell of creamy orange and coconut, a wonderfully comforting aroma, a bit like being snuggled in a cosy blanket.
The bubbles from half of a bar give me a really bubbly bath; they were abundant and thick as they normally are when I treat myself to one of these. Bare in mind the price of £2.95 I don’t think I’m being unreasonable in expecting at least two baths and the second time I used one of these i actually cut it into three and there were still plenty of bubbles for me.
Now we move onto the feel in the bath.
I am never disappointed Lush bubble bars as they always makes the water feel creamy and soft and I needed no soap or other cleaning agent I just soaked in the bath and enjoyed luxuriating in my bath of creamy coconut orangey and chocolate bubbles and enjoyed the caressing smooth feel of the moisturised water warmingly soothing and caressing my tired joints and oozing into my dried old skin! My nose did really pick out the orange and bergamot which combines perfectly with the tonka absolute and cocoa absolute to create the scent in a bath of a chocolate orange without any calories.
What is in this ones?
Looking at the list of ingredients these include: Sodium Bicarbonate,Cream of Tartar, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, Lauryl Betaine, Fair Trade Shea Butter, Perfume, Cocoa Absolute, Tonka Absolute, Grapefruit Oil, Bergamot Oil, Cocamide DEA, PEG-6 Caprylic / Capric Glycerides, *Coumarin,*Limonene, *Linalool,Titanium Dioxide, Colour 15510
You can see straight away that there are lots of lovely moisturizing ingredients with the coconut oil and the shea butter as well as the tonka and cocoa absolute.
The sodium bicarbonate and tartaric acid make the water soft and the Lauryl Betaine is there to make the bubbles. This has not been found to cause any health concerns according to the www.goodguide.com which is good
PEG-6 Caprylic / Capric Glycerides are a skin conditioning agent and also not of any concern according to the www.goodguide.com.
Less desirable ingredients:
The Cocamide DEA is a viscosity, thickening and foam booster but once again there have been stories about links with cancer. The storage and handling precautions are also a little worrying.
Titanium Dioxide is a cause of some concern. Some websites say it is carcinogenic while others insist it is safe but it is something to think about.
So if you are concerned I would suggest you investigate more thoroughly the ingredients just so you know what you are using. Some of the above ingredients can be irritating to skin too; my step daughter cannot use these products as she gets bad eczema if she does.
So all in all what do I think?
I really like this bar it certainly up there as one of my favourites. It is not one of the pretty and feminine products. It looks more like something a child would make a preschool! The scent is just perfect creamy sweet a combination of coconut ice and Terry’s chocolate orange in a bath product so it has no calories either.
The only negative thing is that the bath water becomes a sort of odd sludgy looking colour. It reminds me of bath days when my son had been playing with clay. I didn’t notice that the bath tub was left with any tinge after the water has gone so that was a plus as I always have to check for any residue and I usually have to give a good rinse of the tub straight away to avoid any potential staining of my white tub.
this bubble bar smells absolutly devine
it smell of cocanut and grapefruit and looks like aa bubblebar sandwich with nice sotening butter centrew
great bubbles and scent which is a bit more moisturising than you normal bubblebar
your dream bath time treat
highly recoommend :)
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