“ Brand: Lush / Melt / Type: Bath Bomb / Subcategory: Bath Melt / Bath Foam „
I used the Fizzy O'Therapy bath ballistic from Lush at the weekend. I'd had no sleep the night before and was aching all over, so hoped that a ballistic with ginger, cloves, cinnamon and coriander, designed to warm and soothe the muscles, would help.
This ballistic is available from Lush's Retro section, which is a collection of products from years past only available online. It costs £2.70 which is about normal for a ballistic. It is a typical round ballistic with the Lush logo and is yellow in colour. The ballistic contains sodium bicarbonate to help it fizz, and ginger powder, mustard powder, clove bud oil, cinnamon leaf oil and coriander oil which together help to create a warming and soothing bathing experience. The ballistic is not suitable for vegans - I'm not sure why.
I thought the ballistic smelled lovely - comforting, spicy and rather festive - while it was solid. The dominant smell was cinnamon which is why I thought it smelled festive. When I dropped the ballistic into the bath, a complex scent made up of all the elements was released. The spicy smell was more subtle than in the solid ballistic, but it was still very pleasant.
Unfortunately, I didn't have a great bathing experience. Firstly, the water turned the colour of wee - I'm always a bit wary of yellow ballistics for this reason but hoped to escape this effect - sadly it was not to be! Also, there was a powdery residue left in the bottom of the bath which hurt my bum! I'm not sure what it was, but the ballistic contains both ginger powder and mustard powder so it could have been one of these.
After my bath, I found that there was powdery residue all over me and the bath, so I had to rinse both down with the shower. The powder rinsed away easily enough, but I could have done without this extra chore!
After my bath, I couldn't really smell anything on my skin, though this wasn't a big problem as I was about to use a massage bar anyway. My skin did feel soft though not actively moisturised.
Overall, I felt reasonably relaxed after my bath but no more so than any other bath. I wasn't impressed with the colour of the bath water and the powdery residue left behind. I don't think I would buy this again as there are lots of bath products I like better.