“ Brand: Lush / Melt / Type: Bath Bomb / Subcategory: Bath Melt / Bath Foam „
Lush Blackberry Bath Bomb
Ok, so now I know I am at risk of being lambasted by the boys brigade for not reviewing beer, pornographic magazines and making video reviews of how loud I can belch but hey at least I smell good.
One of my favourite shops that doesn't sell DVD's, books or video games is Lush and we have a nice branch of the shop in The Hague. I went in at Christmas this year to peruse the special offers and I admit I could stand in the shop all day and just breathe slowly in and out. I just love the smells. I usually end up buying something and this time was no exception.
My girlfriend, as you will know from other reviews got me a basket filled with smellies and soap products as she knows how I love to relax in a nice hot bath as the room is bathed in wonderful smells.
One of the bath bombs she got me was the blackberry bath bomb and my oh my am I glad that she did!
After removing the plastic wrapper from the circular ball of delight, which is obviously blackberry coloured, although you could arguably call it lilac or light purple, I ran a nice hot bath. The wrapper was easy to remove and as with most Lush products was not irritating or annoying to get off. I once purchased a cheap bath bomb from a high street store, who I won't name, and the ball was basically a broken up mess of bits by the time I had got the poor wrapping off. The ball itself feels smooth and yet a little grainy at the same time and is quite a good size. The bomb has the word 'BOMB' moulded into the surface, so I wouldn't recommend carrying it on the bus or train while looking particularly agitated. In fact there was a law-suit taken out against Lush because when they first started making these balls they used to wrap them in a black wrapper with an imitation fuse on it. It didn't go down to well with airport security and a few people took Lush to court over their harassment while travelling with the balls.
Once my bath was full and full to the brim as I like it, I dropped in the blackberry bath ball, which immediately began to fizz and swirl and turn the water a lovely purple colour. After about a minute I was hit by the most incredible fruity, blackberry smell that was an absolute delight for my nostrils. I cannot tell you just how nice this smells; you just have to give it a go. In the past I have sat in the bath first and then placed the bath bomb in and my does it tickle! Steady ladies! I prefer to sit in the bath before adding the ball but in this instance I decided to pop it in and watch it go to work.
Lowering myself into the bath I almost fell asleep and had to reprimand myself over the dangers of being sensually overtaken by the gorgeous aroma. Joking aside, the smell really is very dreamy and I can't imagine anyone not liking it, unless they were allergic to blackberries of course. The deep colour of the bath water really does add to the affect and I lay there for much longer than usual just taking in the aroma.
At the business end of my bath my skin felt really soft and smooth. As with all Lush bath bombs and soaps you always get that velvet cushion kind of feel to your skin.
The bath bomb totally disintegrates and you get no lumps or bits of bomb floating around in the bath or irritating you on the bottom of the bath. There is no residue on emptying the bath either, so you don't have a bigger job than you usually have when cleaning up afterwards, which is another benefit of the bomb. There is also a funny little surprise inside the ball that someone at Lush must have stayed up hours thinking of; OK, so I am being sarcastic, but it is a nice little touch and I'll leave it for you to discover yourself.
The smell lingers on and on after your bath and I walked into the bathroom maybe three hours later and was hit by a lovely blackberry smell. It is simply gorgeous and I loved it.
The blackberry bath bomb costs four euros in Holland, which I believe is two fifty to three fifty in England depending on the rate at the time. That would seem a little expensive to some people but for me the whole experience is well worth four pounds even if I hadn't received it as a gift and had purchased it myself.
All Lush products are naturally made and tempered in a safe environment. They are not tested on animals, which is a real advantage for my girlfriend and I being big animal lovers. None of the ingredients are artificial or contain any banned substances. They are a long standing company that used to go by the name of 'Cosmetics to Go'. All I can say is well done to the person who thought up 'Lush' as it perfectly describes the shop; not to mention the fact that 'Cosmetics to Go' is an awful name.
So what exactly are you placing in your bath? Well the bomb contains sodium bicarbonate and a counter ingredient of citric acid. The citric acid acts as a catalyst to the sodium bicarbonate, which creates the fizz that we see when the bomb is placed in the water. It's not magic and the two chemicals just create carbon dioxide which reacts to the water. There is also bergamot oil and frankincense, which complement the perfume to give off that lovely smell and to revitalise your skin. Two natural colours are also added to turn your water that lovely purple colour and essential oils leave your skin feeling soft and smooth. The whole hotchpotch of oils is designed to leave you feeling relaxed and invigorated and I must say it does do just that.
All in all I would highly recommend the Lush blackberry bath bomb and I give it five out of five stars as far as bath bombs are concerned. A real treat.
I always walk past Lush stores when in town and shopping and savour the sweet smells that come from them but I've never been in. I don't know why, I love indulgent bathing and smellies so you'd think I'd always be in there but I just assumed it was an overpriced shop and never went in. My daughter is a fan of their products and bought me a little box which she'd stocked up with some of their products, one being this blackberry bath bomb which I used last night.
The bath bomb came in clear plastic wrapping which was easily removed. I ran a nice hot bath first then dropped the bath bomb into the water. It started fizzing straight away and the water turned a really nice purple colour. It was much more effective than cheap bath bombs I've used in the past that have barely tinted the water or not fully disolved.
The bomb lets off a lovely fruity smell which is so relaxing to breathe in whilst soaking in the bath. You can really smell the blackberries which is sweet and lovely. It's nice to have a product that smells like what it says it will. The lovely purple coloured water and sweet scent made for a really long and relaxing bath before bed which was perfect. It didn't leave any floating sediments in the bath which I was glad of as I'd had that before with other bath bombs and it makes the bath uncomfortable then.
I've just checked the Lush website, as I'm trying to be more aware about the products I am using, and Lush are strictly against animal testing. None of their products are tested on animals and the company support anti-animal testing legislation and protests which I think makes their products all the more likeable, soundly knowing that no animals have come to any harm so you can enjoy a nice bath.
I've realised now, just from using the one product that Lush is quite a good brand. The bath bomb smels gorgeous and left a lovely aroma in my bathroom for hours. I felt nice and clean and my skin was soft when I got out the bath and, suprisingly, I wasn't left with a ring around the bath from the bomb either. I can't wait to try out the other bombs and soap bars that my daughter got me. I'd definitely recommend this as a treat, they're £2.95 each which I think is really pricey, but you definitely feel pampered after you have used one so it's worth it on occasion. You can get these from the Lush stores found in most towns or from their website www.lush.co.uk.
I've said it before and I'll say it again - I absolutely love Lush. Despite their high prices I still consider it to be my favourite store and I regularly buy products from them in order to make my bath times more relaxing, keep all my senses tingling and my body looking, feeling and smelling its best! Like most, I was first introduced to Lush via their Bath Ballistics and I still often pop into one of my local stores to stock up on a few when I've been paid. I've tried a fair few and am on a mission to try them all. One of my all time favourites which I can't help but keep going back to is this Blackberry Bath Bomb.
The bath bomb is a large ball, a little bigger than a tennis ball, and is a pale blue colour (a lot paler than shown in the dooyoo picture supplied and on the Lush website). You can also find little bits of pink sprinkled through this too which adds an element of attractiveness. One of these costs £2.90 and is available in from Lush stores and the Lush website. Like with most Lush Bath Bombs I find you really don't need to put a full one in your bath to see the full effects of this product. I tend to cut mine into three or four pieces and just use one piece in each bath as this obviously makes the product last longer thus offers better value for money. This can be quite a messy task as the bath bomb tends to crumble a lot so be warned if you plan on doing this. I find a bread knife works best though and wrapping the individual pieces in clingfilm allows you keep any bits that have crumbled off together so no product is wasted. The downside is cutting this one up into smaller pieces does ruin the little surprise this one contains inside!
As I purchase my bath bombs instore I get them in a little recycled paper bag. Through this bag the fruity aroma of this bath bomb can clearly be detected. Opening the bag is even better. The scent is subtle so it's not overpowering but still strong enough for you to clearly smell. The bath bomb contains frankincense oil which is clearly detectable and I think it's this scent that makes me love this particular bath bomb so much. Frankincense is one of my favourite smells and I often have a incense stick of this scent burning in my room, I find the smell so relaxing and calming and it generally just clears my head regardless of what may be on my mind. This is a feeling that is taken to my bath with me using this bath bomb and adding the fruity blackberry scent to the mix really tops it off nicely. If the scent of this bath bomb ever gets made into a perfume it'll probably the be the only scent I wear until the day that I die.
That scent becomes a lot more potent when this bath bomb has been added into the bath water but, again, never overpowering and headache inducing. It does fill my bathroom though and the scent lingers in the air of that room for a good two hours after I've had my bath which makes for a beautiful room fragrance. The scent of this also lingers on my skin for a few hours afterwards too. Personally I can never smell it on myself probably because after my bath my nostrils are fully used to the scent but anyone who's been near my skin after I've bathed in one of these always comments on it and tells me how lovely I smell which is always nice to hear!
Popping the bath bomb into the water is pleasing to watch too. It starts fizzing immediately and it takes about two or three minutes for one of my cut off pieces to fully dissolve. As it does start to dissolve it whizzes around my bath water turning it an absolutely beautiful deep shade of purple. Once the bath bomb has dissolved and my water has 'settled' this colour does become paler, almost lilac, but it's still a pretty colour which itself makes me feel more relaxed.
It gives my bath water an almost silky touch too and feeling my legs submerged under the water is quite hypnotising! I run my hand across my calf once to feel how silky and smooth my skin feels and then I just can't stop doing it. This baby soft skin maintains outside of the bath water too. It doesn't react to my sensitive skin, dry it out or cause any irritation. It just makes it feel and smell luxurious for hours upon hours on end.
One of my favourite things about this particular bath bomb is the simplicity of it. A lot of Lush bath bombs tend to have 'exciting' things mixed in with them be it glitter, flower heads, confetti or even vanilla pods! These are all well and good for enhancing the look, feel and scent of these products but do end up being quite messy to use. I'm forever scrubbing away at my bath trying to get the remains of bath bombs out of the bottom. This one doesn't contain any of that yet it still smells devine and has wonderful effects on my skin. I believe this is the perfect example of 'less is more' and think everyone should bathe in a Lush Blackberry Bath Bomb at least once. And, as it's preservative free and suitable for vegans, I see no reason why anyone couldn't or wouldn't use of these at least once!
--A little bit of background to start you off...--
In case you don't know, Lush are a company who specialise in eco-friendly bath/body and skincare products, ranging from bath bombs (like this one) all the way up to facial masks and moisturisers, with a bit of haircare and fun between! They don't test on animals and have a lot of products which are vegan; all of which are clearly stated on their website.
A lot of people are interested in Lush products because they're fun and quirky; all the way down to the names of their products. They're also very innovative in the way that they make themselves more and more eco-friendly; finding different ways of making products more eco friendly, by making things that would usually need packaging completely free standing (such as the solid shampoos and body butters, for example). I personally love the fact that they have clear and full ingredients lists of every single product on their website, along with more information about each one if you click on it (I'll give this information regarding this product later in the review).
Back in 1989, when Lush were still known as Cosmetics to Go, they invented the first ever bath ballistics as we know them now. The Blackberry Bath Bomb was one of these, and it's still going strong!
--Onto the fun stuff--
The bomb itself is a pale lilac colour, and one of the larger bombs that Lush sell. It has the usual powdery exterior (and interior for that matter) as other bath bombs. When you buy it, you can either have it put in a little black paper bag, or wrapped in paper and labelled, which you can ask for if it's a gift. It has the word "BOMB" moulded into it. It has a sweet fruity kind of smell about it dry, but we all know that the fun of these comes from plopping them in a warm bath!
You use this as you would other bath bombs, you can either put it in the bath whilst it's running, or run it to your perfect temperature and then chuck it in after you've chucked yourself in! I prefer the latter, otherwise where's the fun?! I might as well run a rubbish, boring old idiot bath with stupid dull old fashioned bubble bath. Sitting in a bath with a little thing whizzing about and fizzing is the best bit! Along with watching the water change colour, which this particular bomb does very well, a lovely deep purple. The smell once you're in is a rather strong smell of real blackberries, more like stewing blackberries for jam than squash.
This bomb currently costs £2.90. I have in the past cut bath bombs in half, which would be viable with this one but would ruin the surprise inside (I'm not telling you what it is; there's a clue in my title but if you're that interested you can find it on google. My boyfriend has used this bomb and didn't even notice it...) as it's so large. It's up to you really, I do find that this makes the water very soft, so if you fancy getting two baths out of one bomb it would still be nice and moisturising, but obviously not as decadent as just the one.
Most people wouldn't be willing to spend this much for each bath obviously (I kind of am, Lush baths are my major downfall as far as spending concerns...), but as an odd treat or as a gift, I think just under £3 is perfectly acceptable.
The ingredients are as follows (quantitive):
-Sodium Bicarbonate: Soothes the skin, softens the water
-Citric Acid: When mixed with Sodium Bicarbonate in water, causes carbon dioxide (don't worry though, not enough to poison you and thoroughly ruin your bathtime), and causes fizz
-Bergamot Oil: Essential oil, uplifting and relaxing, what gives earl grey tea it's orangey flavour (pronounced ber-ga-mot, not burger-mo as my mother always irritatingly says)
-Frankincense Oil: Again, uplifting etc. If it's good enough for baby Jesus it's good enough for me, I always say (well I don't, but I just did)!
-and 2 colours.
--The bottom line--
So, overall I do like this. It smells nice, the smell fills the bathroom for about a day afterwards if I bathe without the windows/door open, it cleanses my skin well and doesn't leave me feeling all dry and parched afterwards, and it has a lovely little surprise inside.
However, it's not my favourite, as I personally prefer floral scents, or at least ones with a bit more depth, and this one basically just smells of blackberries. Although I can't complain about that, it is a bit obvious!
When these were first around they were wrapped in black paper patterned so that it looked like a cartoon bomb, but they had to stop this because when people were travelling by plane and taking them back as thoughtful holiday gifts for loved ones they were constantly getting in trouble with customs. Oh dear!
-This review is also posted on ciao under the username dirtylove
This is the last in my Berry Box of goodies from Lush and it is the Blackberry Bath Bomb which sells for £2.75 for 180g, and as with most Lush products it is vegan friendly.
This probably isn't one I would have picked up for myself had it not came in my box as it isn't quite as exciting looking as the other products they sell. The bomb itself is a light purple colour with "BOMB" written across the front. I used the whole bomb in my bath as whenever I try to break up bath bombs they shatter as such. I popped this bomb into my bath and it dissolved and fizzed (I love the noise!) surprisingly fast and left my bath water a much darker purple than the actual bomb which was lovely. I was expecting a blackberry scent but it was more of a floral and a little spicy/musky than blackcurrant and it isn't really a true blackcurrant smell but it is nice all the same. The scent didn't really linger on my skin for very long but it seemed to scent my bathroom for a fair few hours. I don't feel it really moisturized my skin in any way, it did feel a little softer but this could have been down to my shower gel. I can't work out if had a calming effect which Lush claims and weather or not it was the bath bomb or just a nice hot bath at the end of the day! After I got out of my bath and I was all nice and relaxed my boyfriend starts laughing and then I was starting to wonder if I had a slight purple tinge to me but nope it was a little piece of paper with the words "Boom Boom" stuck to my back! I think this is a really cute touch and I just wish I had realised whilst I was in the bath!
I'm really quite undecided on this one and I can't say if I would buy again as it isn't as fun as Lush's other products.
Late last year, I was shopping in Lush and stocking up on all my Christmas products. In the spirit of the shop, which prides itself on using recycled materials and minimal packaging, I brought in yellow bags to reuse. The assistant was impressed and said that I could choose a free bath ballistic as a thank you for being so environmentally concerned! Not one to turn down a freebie, I decided to pick a ballistic I had never tried before - the Blackberry Bath Bomb.
Bath ballistics are bath products designed to fizz away in the bath, releasing colour, scent and essential oils. The Blackberry Bath Bomb has been around for a long time, which suggests that it is quite popular and hopefully a good product.
When I decided to use it, I ran the bath first as I prefer to lie in there and watch the ballistic fizz away. I sat in my lovely hot bath and dropped the ballistic into the water. It fizzed away quite fiercely and turned the water a beautiful violet colour that I really enjoyed lying in.
As the ballistic dissolved, I realised there was a small piece of paper floating around in the bath. When I picked it up and read it, I saw that it said, "BOOM!" I guess that's what you get when you use a bath bomb!
The ballistic contains bergamot oil and frankincense oil to revive, uplift and relax. While it was solid the scent was lovely, definitely reminiscent of blackberries - a lovely, sweet, fruity scent. In the bath, the smell hardly faded and I could smell it until I got out - which was quite a while after getting in!
The water felt soft while I was in the bath and when I got out my skin felt soft, although I still needed to use moisturiser. My skin wasn't irritated at all. The water ran out of the bath easily and there were no marks around the edges of the bath.
Overall, I really enjoyed my experience using the Blackberry Bath Bomb and would be willing to pay the £2.75 price to buy another. It's expensive for a single use product compared to the bubble bars (which are multi-use) or some other ballistics, but would be lovely for an occasional treat.
Although I prefer Lush's bubble bars I do on ocassions use on of their bath bombs. 'Blackberry bath bomb' is one which I am particularly fond of. The ballistic costs £2.65 and weighs in at 180g, which makes it one of Lush's larger ballistics. I've noticed that theyre downsizing a lot of their bath bombs into new 'cuter' sizes, and find this very annoying as I think you need a big one to really appreciate the effect and oils in them.
The ballistic is a light purple/lilac colour and has the word 'bomb' imprinted on it in capital letters. It's very smooth all other it's surface and aside from the littereing the only bump is around the circle where the two sides were joined in it's production.
The ballistic contains bergamont, which is supposed to help relieve tension, and Frankincense which is to help you relax and feel calm. Black berry bath bomb has a relatively small ingredients list and contains:
Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Perfume, Bergamot Oil (Citrus Aurantium bergamia), Frankincense Oil (Boswellia carterii), Colour 18050, Colour 42045} (*Occurs naturally in essential oils)
To use the bath bomb you simply pop it into a pre-run bath and let it fizz. As soon as it hits the water the sodium bicarbonate and citric acid it contains will react and create the fiz which you see. After around a minute the bomb will be dissolved and you will be left with purple scented water. The smell for me lingered around the bathroom, but wasn't overly strong.
I found the scent to be very relaxing while I was in the bath and it was really great for helping me to unwind. The water felt soft on my skin, and didn't irritate me at all.
Once I'd exitted the bath the water went down the plug with no problem and didn't leave any stains, marks or rings around the bath tub. The scent lingered on my skin very subtly just after the bath but faded quite quickly once I'd dried off. My skin felt very nourished and moisturised after my bath.
I really liked this bomb. Compared to the other ballistics at Lush you get better value with this one and it smells lovely. It's very relaxing and leaves your skin feeling lovely and soft. I would recommend it!
The Blackberry Bath Bomb is part of the amazing range of natural bath products from Lush. While a little on the expensive side, they are full of good quality natural ingredients and are great for a luxury bath time experience. This particular ballistic costs £2.65 and weights 180g.
The ballistic is one of the largest ones, a little bigger than a cricket ball. It is a purple colour and has the word "BOMB" stamped on it. The scent is delicious and fruity. It reminds me of blackberry jam or perhaps sweets.
When you pop this is the bath, it immediately starts fizzing. I thought it took a bit longer to dissolve than some other Lush ballistics, but this may just be to do with the large size. The water turned a gorgeous shade of purple and the whole room smelt of blackberries. I found the scent very soothing and relaxing. Unlike many ballistics, this doesn't contain glitter, petals, confetti or any other bits so there was nothing floating on the surface of the water. This might sound like it's less fun, but it was a very enjoyable relaxing bath and I didn't find myself wishing I had some glitter. It also made clean up easier after my bath. Apparently some people had a note in their ballistic, but I didn't find one in mine.
The ballistic contains perfume which must provide the blackberry scent as there's no other ingredient to do this, frankincense oil and bergamot oil. The frankincense nicely compliments the blackberry as it has a fruity scent. The bergamot oil is meant to be uplifting. I always find that bergamot is great with fruity scents, and it provides a feeling of comfort and relaxation.
My criticisms for this ballistic are that the scent didn't last long enough and it wasn't moisturising. After 20 minutes the scent had faded but I wasn't ready to get out of the bath yet, which was disappointing. My skin didn't feel at all soft or moisturised afterwards so I needed to use lotion, although it did have a slight fruity scent.
Overall I'd recommend this one for a delicious fruity bath.
When I was in town with my friends yesterday and they were stuffing their faces with McDonalds I decided to go over the road to Lush so I didnt have to see them eating the junk food that Im not allowed. My stomach is thanking me but my purse is not as yet again I spent a small fortune in there. Now any girl will tell you that shopping is totally exhausting (!) so by the time I got back I just wanted a long bath and my bed so I decided to use a product I had bought from Lush that very day. That product was "Blackberry Bath Bomb" and I thought Id review it for you today.
This bath bomb is actually one of the biggest ballistics that Lush make so that means you get much more for your money. This happens to be quite plain when compared to the rest of the range but it is a really light lilac colour which just spells relaxing to me. This ballistic will set you back around £2.65 from Lush stores but I dont think thats too bad as you could get quite a few baths out of this one.
Ive found with some ballistics from Lush that they dont dissolve totally if you just drop them into the water and let it fizz around. I chose to crumble half of this underneath the tap whilst I was running my bath and I think it dissolved much quicker that way - with no little bits left at the end. This ballistic sent my bath a lovely shade of lilac - I guess if you use the whole bomb the water gets a lot darker but my bath looked proper relaxing and calm after this colour went into the water.The water feels insantly softer and as I said it looks really relaxing so this far in this looked to be another fabulous Lush product.
The scent of this ballistic is amazing and I have to say I think its one of the best Lush make if Im going to scent alone. The minute you put this in your bath your whole house will be filled with the gorgeous sweet scent that comes out. This doesnt smell like berries as such I dont think but it does smell super sweet and reminds me of the smell of summer fruits squash. Having said that this is very sweet I dodnt think its overpowering or fake in the slightest and the scent lasts the whole time your in the bath and even longer on your skin.
This is not the most moisturising ballistic of all time I have to say but my skin did feel refreshed and clean after I used this and it smelt great as well so I guess my skin not being super soft didnt really matter. Dont worry though the scent of this ballistic stays on your skin even after you have applied extra lotion so theres nothing to worry about.
I fully recommend that people try this out as it is one of the best Lush ballistics I have tried - Ill definately be going back for more!
Thanks For Reading
x0 Salz 0x
Out of all of Lush's products the one's I use very occasionally are the bath ballistics. I think the main reason is that I just simply prefer mountains of fluffy bubbles rather than a load of salt sitting at the bottom of my bath if the ballistic hasn't dissolved properly! However, having said that I do have a large collection of bath ballistics as I tend to buy at least two every time I go into my local store and the reason for this is I live quite far away and I stock up when I can! Lush's ballistics range from glittery, confetti filled, flower filled, plain and even planet shaped and they come in a variety of bright and vibrant colours.
One of my regulars in my stash is the Blackberry ballistic. I have a thing about sweet, berry like fragrances. Blackberry was Lush's first ballistic and it originated when Lush was Cosmetics To Go so it has been around a long time and is still going strong. It helps that this is one of Lush's best sellers hence why it still in its wooden box!
Compared to some of the other bath ballistics Blackberry is quite plain and unexciting. There are no dried flowers, no copious amounts of glitter but the one difference is that it's huge. It is one of the biggest ballistics available. On the shelf you will see a range of purple shades from lilac to a dark violet. Each ballistic has the word "BOMB" engraved but due to the nature of the ballistics especially when they are moved around the shelf the engraving tends to disappear. Even though it is plain in appearance it has a gorgeous scent of berries. It is a sweet fragrance but isn't sickly but more fruity.
Sometimes I find with ballistics they don't dissolve properly. However, instead of just throwing the whole thing in the tub I try and crumble it under the tap (if I can!) and I find it dissolves easier being under warm water. Once Blackberry has made contact with the water it releases a gorgeous purple hue in the water (may not be for some). I was expecting a sweet berry like fragrance but what I got was slightly different. Even though the fragrance was sweet it wasn't very berry like! For those that drink red grape juice will know the scent! Blackberry bath ballistic actually smells like red grape juice which is still quite sweet and fruity but mostly certainly not berry like!
This lovely sweet scent is made up of bergamot, frankincense and no doubt Lush's secret perfume that they use. These combined provide a floral but fruity fragrance. This fragrance is certainly mood lifting and your bathroom is filled with this delicate fragrance. I really love this ballistic it has a lovely fragrance and as your relaxing your mind certainly starts to feel a lot clearer
I mentioned above that this is one the largest ballistics that Lush make so my advice would be to break it into two halves which will not only give you two baths but it also means that it will dissolve easier. The ballistic provides you a gorgeously scent bath and the scent post bath stays on your skin. Now most ballistics are not moisturising for your skin so you will need to apply a body lotion or whatever you normally use but using something highly scented means you will lose that lovely floral/ fruit fragrance. My only issue which isn't that big is that it doesn't smell of berries! Lush proclaim it has a "frisky scent of blackcurrant" but all I can smell is grape juice! Maybe it is just me that feels this way but either way I really like this ballistic!
What Lush says:-
"With bergamot, frankincense & berries for uplifting, grounding, fruity feelings. When you're feeling off colour and out of sorts, drop this Bomb of purply goodness into the bath. In no time at all, the frisky scent of blackcurrant will tug at the corners of your mouth, pulling them towards your ears. Bergamot relieves tension and frankincense will wrap itself around you like a cosy security blanket. It's like hopping on the fast train to a parallel universe where all your cares have dissolved into the mists of time".
Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Perfume, Bergamot Oil (Citrus Aurantium bergamia), Frankincense Oil (Boswellia carterii), Colour 18050, Colour 42045}
£2.65 per ballistic
A great ballistic with a great fragrance which for me is just what I want in a ballistic. It dissolves easily and has a scent that manages to clear the mind and cheer up anyone on a bad day. This is a ballistic which is always in my stash and I would definitely recommend it to others!
What is Lush?
Lush was formerly known as 'Cosmetics to Go' and quite appropriately changed its named which I think suite it best because the only way to describe their products is they smell and look 'lush'. All the products are vegetarian and a lot are vegan. Nothing is tested on animals and they make sure every ingredient is sourced from companies that also do not test on animals. They support many charities and often do limited edition items to gain money for charities or campaigns. They make a lot of 'naked' products, which come with no packaging. Their bags, wrapping and even the stuff that comes in the boxes to protect gift sets are all made from recycled items and can be put in a composter or recycled. They are very much an ethically aware company.
What is a bath ballistic?
A Bath ballistic usually comes in a globe shape but can resemble other shapes, for example Hippy Chick resembles a chick. You drop the ballistic into a full bath when you have stopped running the water. Simply drop into the water, get in the bath and relax. Immediately the ballistic will fizz away, often turning the water a different colour, releasing items such as rose petals but all release essential oils and ingredients which cleanse, soften and moisturise your skin to make it feel soft, silky and smelling divine.
How must does it cost?
Blackberry bath Bomb costs £2.65 is aprox 180g in weight and is suitable for vegans.
Blackberry Bath Bomb is a pale lilac round standard looking ballistic with the word 'Bomb' engraved into the design. It isn't anything special to look at to be honest. It has a soft Berry like smell, mainly blackcurrants and blackberries with subtle scents of Frankincense. I do like fruity scents so I opted to try this ballistic but by its average appearance and soft scent I wasn't expecting much from this ballistic.
What makes Blackberry Bath Bomb special?
It contains Frankincense Oil which is a rejuvenitive with antiseptic properties so it is good for the skin and also gives a woody, citrus scent. It contains Bergamot which has properties that uplift your mind and body. 'Bergamot relieves tension and frankincense will wrap itself around you like a cosy blanket. All your cares will dissolve into a warming purple haze.' It has a lovely warming Blackberry scent.
I think my expectations from this were very low and my impression did exceed this, thankfully. It does have a nice berry scent but it isn't the strongest fruity scent I would have hoped for. It fizzes away quite fast to leave a purple coloured bath and the scent subtly fills the bathroom. At the end of the bath ballistic a piece of paper explodes out saying 'BANG' which makes this a bomb rather than a ballistic. My skin did feel soft and smelt quite nice but the whole thing wasn't that exciting or refreshing as I imagined. If this smelt stronger and fruiter or contained more natural ingredients to moisturise the skin such as cocoa butter or even contain some fruit pieces it would make this ballistic a whole lot more exciting. I won't be trying this again for a long, long time.
Blackberry Bath Ballistic is one of Lushs' bath ballistics. It is a small ball with the word 'BOMB' written on it. It's a purpley-blue colour.
This is probably one of the more simplistic of Lushs' bath ballistics - it is basically just one colour which is unusual since usually they have other colours running through them.
I bought it anyway.
I dropped this into a bath full of hot water and then got in.
This, as they usually do, fizzed around my bath like a mad thing leaving in its wake a lovely purpley-lilacey-blue sort of water (the colour wasn't as strong as I'd have expected/liked)
This made me think of parma violet sweeties - the flat lilac things you used to get when you were a kid? It's purpley and it fizzes when dropped into water and it smells almost exactly the same as they did (only a bit tangier).
The one problem I had with this is that my legs itched quite a bit after shaving in a bath of it - usually I can shave without any worry if I've used a Lush bath ballistic or bubble bar.
It was fairly relaxing, but I won't buy it again since there are better Lush products to use instead.
I don't generally buy bath ballistics from Lush, I just can't justify spending £2-£3 on one bath. But as part of their on-line new year offer, Lush sent me a very generous £20 goodie box (more like £30) and this, the Blackberry Bomb was one of those goodies.
The Blackberry Bomb is a sweet scented, if a little plain, ball of purple goodness. Before being placed in the bath it gave off a fairly strong aroma that I can best describe as sherberty parma violets (those little purple sweets that seemed to taste of perfume. To me it smelt almost the same as The Comforter bubble bar, which is also described as being Blackberry scented. The Lush website tells me that rather than containing blackberries, this contains 'perfume', which could mean anything, along with Bergamot Oil (to ease tension) and Frankincense to comfort.
As with all bath bombs (after all a bath ballistic is basically a very fancy bath bomb) the bath needs to be run before the Blackberry Bomb is dropped into the water. It's then that the sodium bicarbonate and citric acid interact and send it fizzing furiously around the bath, releasing the essential oils, perfume and purple colouring along with a little surprise. You can add the Blackberry Bomb whilst sitting in the bath but I prefer to wait until ballistics completely dissolve before getting into the water.
Once the Blackberry Bomb had fizzed away I was left with a bath full of delicate purple water, unlike other ballistics I've tried there was no sheen of oil across the surface. This ballistic isn't filled with glitter, dead flowers or the like, but there was a piece of paper, with hilarious motto 'BOOM BOOM' (note the irony there). The scent the bath was giving off was considerably different from when the ballistic was dry, the sweet sherbet had completely faded and was replaced by a strong floral aroma that I couldn't quite put my finger on. While this wasn't an unpleasant aroma, it was very intense and almost like violet toilet water. All in all the bath was very inviting and I couldn't wait to get in...
As I slipped into the water I noticed that although it was slightly softer than it would have been if I hadn't used the Blackberry Bomb, it was nowhere nearly as soft as with other ballistics. It was, however, very relaxing and as I laid back with a book time seemed to fly past and I'm sure the water turned cold far quicker than normal. The floral scent lasted for the good ½ hour in the bath and I could feel the tension soaking away into the water. After getting out of the bath I felt clean but my skin didn't feel at all moisturised, it didn't feel dry exactly but I did feel the need to use moisturiser. The floral scent had permeated my whole flat and lingered on my skin or hours, still being noticeable the next morning. As the water ran out of the bath there was a slight purple tidemark, but this was easily cleaned.
As with all Lush products, Blackberry Bomb is manufactured by hand using as natural products as possible. There are as few nasty preservatives or chemicals as possible, nothing is tested on animals and it is suitable for vegetarians and in the Blackberry Bomb's case vegans. While this is not something that I would have bought for myself, I did actually quite enjoy the bathing experience and won't be disappointed if I ever receive another as a gift. The bath water turned a pretty colour, the scent was relaxing and there were no bits to clean out of the bath. At £2.65 this is a little expensive as an everyday bath product, but great as a treat or a gift and I'm giving it a healthy 4 stars out of five.
Lush Blackberry Bath Bomb
Description: Brand: Lush / Type: Bath Melt / Give your spirit the boost it needs with bergamot, frankincense & berries.
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Bath Ballistics are a solid ball shaped mass of bath salts. To use, just run a warm bath then drop them in and watch them go crazy, fizzing their way round in the water. They will then soften and scent the water (often colouring it too) until finally they have dissolved. The whole room will smell gorgeous as well as the water which lasts for ages.
This ballistic is a blue colour and says "BOMB" on the front! A 180g ballistic will cost you £2.65 and is suitable for vegans.
As soon as you drop this into the water, it starts to fizz around and turns the water a gorgeous purple colour. It has an extremely fragrance which reminds me of fresh blackberries with hints of bergamont.
Ingredients are as follows;
Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Perfume, Bergamot Oil (Citrus Aurantium bergamia), Frankincense Oil (Boswellia carterii), Colour 18050, Colour 42045}
*Occurs naturally in essential oils
Once you have gotten into the water, don't be shocked to find a little slip of paper floating around in there (this can be a little weird when it sticks to your skin and you don't know what it is!) which says "BOOM BOOM" this mush be hidden right in the middle as I didn't notice it until I got in and felt it against my leg!
This ballistic is delicious, it softens the water and releases clouds of fresh and fruity scents which envelop you and fill the room too. The purple water doesn't stain skin or the bath and despite having sensitive skin, I had no adverse reactions to this product.
Blackberry Ballistic was one of the Lush products I received in a goody bag from my son at Christmas. I used the Blackberry a couple of nights ago and just was not overly impressed.
Although this bomb is huge, definietly one of the bigger Lush ones and is priced at £2.50. It is a deep violet/purple colour and has the word BOMB on the bomb. Quaint!
It is scented very strongly of berries and it smells good enough to eat. I could slightly smell the frankencise. Overall, a very nice smell.
After running my hot bath I lobbed the bomb in and climbed in myself. The water immediately turns a dark deep purple colour, which I did not actually like, it is a bit of a murky colour which I really thought was going to stain the tub. It did fizz away and took quite a while to do so, but I did notice a bit of paper poking out, which I tried to pull away but it was stuck right through the middle of the bomb. So, I had to be patient and wait. (Not something I am good at). When the bomb had eventually melted the scrap of paper left read 'Boom Boom'. I think this is Lush's idea of humour but it did not get me.
During the rest of my soak in the bath I can't say I felt particulalry relaxed or perked up or like I was bathing in luxury.
I must say that the follow morning, after bathing the night before, my skin did smell delicious and this did last most of the day. That's one good thing about this for me; the other being that, no it did not stain my bath.
Unfortunately, this is one Lush product I will not be buying. Obviously if I received it as a gift I would happily use it, but it really is at the bottom of my list.
Give your spirit the boost it needs with bergamot, frankincense & berries /