I love Lush and my cupboards are full of their products. I love the natural ingredients and fun designs but one area that I have not ventured into is the bath bombs. In a bid to rectify this, on a recent visit to the shops, I purchased two varieties, the Butterball and Twilight. This is a review of the Butterball.
What does the product do?
The promises to keep your skin a burst of moisture as you lay back in the bath and relax. The ball has been made using Cocoa butter which melts and dissolves into the water meaning that it will soak into your skin. It is an intensely hydrating and natural product which nourish and protects the skin leaving it feeling soft and smooth, and looking healthy. It comes with a delicious vanilla musk fragrance which means your senses will benefit too and the product comes preservative free.
How do you use the product?
The product is easy and straightforward to use. You simply run your bath as usual and then once it's full, you drop your ball into the water and give it time to melt. If you wish to you could chop the ball in half so that you get two uses from the ball. After this, you just climb in and relax.
Appearance and Price
The product comes, unsurprisingly, in the shape of a ball. It is beige in colour and it has flecks of brown in it. It is about the size of a tangerine you can smell the strong vanilla aroma before it's even been used. I am a big fan of the aroma of vanilla and I really love this. Even though it is musky, it doesn't smell old fashioned and it is quite relaxing and delicious. The product does cost £2.50 per bomb so it is something that you would use as a pampering treat as opposed to a everyday addition. It can be bought from your local Lush store and also from its online website.
I filled the bath with hot water just as I usually would and then dropped the bomb into the bath. It starts to gently 'fizz' straight away which does appeal to my inner child. It does take a few minutes to completely dissolve and I used my hand to stir up the bath water to help it along. Some of the little bits of cocoa butter to float around in the water but as this is a lovely natural substance it didn't bother me and I've found that you can catch them and massage them into your skin for a bit of extra moisturisation.
The bomb turned my bath water a murky cloudy colour but again this didn't bother me. As I climbed into the bath, I could smell the aroma which is sweet and delicious even then. The water didn't feel massively different to me and it was a bit like when you add a few drops of baby oil to your bath - you can't feel it in the water but you can feel it on your skin. When you get out, your skin does have a slightly greasy feeling in parts but a quick rub with the towel and this feeling goes.
My skin does feel a bit softer and smoother after use and feelings of dryness have gone. The fragrance of the product does lingers lightly on the skin. The bomb hasn't irritated my skin or caused me to develop any discomfort. The product does leave a slightly oily film in the bath after use so it does have to be given a quick rinse.
All in all, this is a lovely pampering product which is fun to use and which hydrates my skin making it feel a bit softer and smoother. It nice to know it has been created using natural ingredients and the aroma is really delicious and relaxing. The price means that I won't be in a hurry to repurchase this but I would be more than happy to receive it as a gift or for a special occasion.
I picked this up from my local lush at the last minute, it is one of the cheaper bath bombs. It is quite a plain bath bomb however it claims it will give you a more moisturising bath and will soften your skin.
I didn't really notice a strong fragrance with this bath bomb although it claims to be vanilla scented. I could only detect a slight hint of vanilla, however it wasn't a horrible artificial smell so I was quite pleased with that. I hate using cosmetics that have really strong, fake smells.
It is a small bath bomb, white in colour, and doesn't particularly stand out against the other pink, orange, blue and other brightly coloured bath bombs. Like most lush products, it comes 'naked', but when you buy it, you get it in a little paper bag so as to avoid mess. Lush encourage you to reuse or recycle the bag after you've taken the bath bomb out.
I ran a bath and dropped the whole thing in. To be honest, I would not reccomend splitting this one in half because it crumbles everywhere!
When you drop it in the bath it turns the water a creamy shade of white, and there are a few bubbles but not many. The water feels more nourishing and soft and the bubbles are creamy.
I think this would be a popular bath bomb for young children along with their ickle baby bot bath bomb as there are no crazy scents or bits of glitter going everywhere. It is a simple bath bomb but one that does what it says and it does make your skin softer with the nourishing ingredients in it such as cocoa butter.
One thing to watch out for though is the oils in this bath bomb, they do nourish your skin but can make the tub slippery so be careful when you're getting in and out.
This bath bomb costs £2.50 but is reasonably smaller than their other bath bombs.
I would buy this again if I had dry skin, however when my skin is behaving (most of the time) I will stick to the ones with the effects as I prefer them.
Recommended as it does do what it says. Give it a go :)
Lush continues to reign supreme over bathtime and their bath bombs (huge spheres of bath salt which dissolve impressively in your tub) are almost guaranteed to be fantastic. The fact that Butterball is one of the longest-running Lush products definitely bodes well. I've used it a couple of times in the past, most recently as a birthday present, and it doesn't disappoint.
What's in it?
Technically the ingredients are (taken from the Lush website) Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Cocoa Butter, Synthetic Musk, Ylang Ylang Oil and Perfume. In my mind I think of it as a vanilla-y, chocolate-y, milky fizz. You can definitely smell the cocoa when you get in the bath.
What's it like?
If you want bubbles, this isn't the way to go - bath bombs are more about changing the smell and texture of the water. Butterball, as the name suggests, makes the water go smooth and soft. Perhaps 'buttery' is a bit of an overstatement, but you definitely end up with a milky bath colour that feels very soft as soon as you get in. I use one in a deep bath and it's enough, but if you want a more intense effect you could use two. As is often the case with Lush, the best part is the smell - that yummy vanilla-cocoa smell that stays in your bathroom for hours (to the annoyance of jealous flatmates/family/partners).
I like a hot bath, and that often leaves my skin feeling a bit tight and dry, even though I don't have dry skin naturally. Using Butterball counteracts that and my skin feels nice and soft when I get out and for a while afterwards. The scent stays on my skin for a few hours as well - for the rest of the evening I smell and feel lovely and sometimes want to hug myself!
One nice contrast between this and some of the other Lush bath bombs is that it doesn't stain the tub - once or twice with the brighter colours I've had to do some scrubbing afterwards which kind of takes away the relaxing effects.
Price and Availability
I feel bad for looking up the price of my present, but the Lush website says £2.45 and I'm guessing it's the same in the shops. More than I'd spend on an everyday bath, but a lovely way to relax on occasion and a good present for someone who deserves it (like me).
One tip: Be careful when you get out as this can make the bottom of the bath a bit slippery and you don't want to break something and go to hospital even if you do smell impressive.
I went through a phase a few years back where I was totally in love with lush. I worked my way through most of their bath products, and had a decent amount of their skin care in my collection too. Then one day I was reading through their ingredients list and I realised that they weren't as 'natural' as I had always assumed they were. I am by no means the kind of person that will only use all natural organic products or anything, but one of their main attractions to me was that I thought they used a lot more all natural products than they did.
After this I sort of went off Lush a bit and stopped using most of their products. However, a few of my favourite items, the stuff that i really LOVED, I continued to use.
And this product is one of those items.
It's a bath bomb. You put it in your bath, and it fizzes away, releasing fragrances and different things into your bath, depending on what bath bomb you have.
This bath bomb releases little chunks of cocoa butter, which melt in the heat of your bath, making extremely moisturising hydrating water. It is so good if you have dry skin; when you get out you can feel a very thin layer of the cocoa butter coating your skin, as if you are freshly moisturised. I love this as I have dry skin. People with oilier skins may not get on so well with it. Also I would advise you (obviously) not to let your hair anywhere near your bathwater with the Butterball in it. Or your hair will look like a butterball.
I love this product, it feels luxurious, it's reasonably priced, it is effective, it saves time as you don't have to moisturise when you get out of the bath. A two in one!
Lush Butterball Bath Bomb
Now I'm not a great bath ballistic fan on the whole despite my true addiction to Lush. In my humble opinion these are a fun product and apart from giving off a little scent they soften the water and give a fun fizz as they dissolve but that is about the extent of it. However knowing my passion for all things Lush I do tend to get given gifts of Lush items and as these look good and are a bit if fun they are often popped into my birthday or Christmas or Mother's Day presents from my various family members.
This one was part of my Christmas present gift box called "Bunty" which I opened and put the different products in my drawers to fragrance my clothes while waiting to be used. I keep all my lush stuff in my clothes drawers as I get the extra benefit of drawer freshening before I actually use the product. It does add to the excitement as I often find something I had forgotten I had hidden in the depths in my drawers. So it can be a bonus as I find an exciting soap or bubble bar or a bath ballistic in this case and finding it has been like receiving it a second time as a present , a bit like finding a pound coin in a coat or jacket you haven't worn for a while!
WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE?
Often the bath ballistics come in different fun shapes but this is pretty well a round tennis ball shaped ballistic in a pure creamy colour with browny sort of flecks. There is nothing sticking out but the Lush logo is on one side of the product and is slightly raised. It isn't one of the more exciting looking ones really but it does smell very lovely a creamy vanilla and buttery smell musky scent with the flowery ylang ylang .
DOES IT SMELL GOOD?
Yes it smells lovely and creamily vanillary and not at all false or overwhelmingly scented at all. I am a bit fan of vanilla and that combined with cocoa butter and my favourite scent musk is just perfect. The ylang ylang just lifts it to a slightly floral after scent.
WHAT LUSH SAY:
"Don't let your skin turn to crackling in that hot bath.
Vanilla fragrance and cocoa butter leaves you good enough to eat."
." Baths can dry the skin if they are too hot. Mark's solution was to make a Bomb with creamy cocoa butter to moisturize the skin. The fragrance was one of Mark's first and remains a classic. ... its small size packs such a large punch of vanilla and musk perfume and skin protecting cocoa butter that it remains a best seller today ."
INTO THE BATH:
As this costs £2.40 for a 95g ballistic I think to just get one bath from it is VERY expensive so being a cheap skate I break mine into at least two maybe three if I can. They are actually quite hard to break and I have to put them in a plastic bag and them either bang them with a rolling pin or drop them hard onto the ceramic tiled floor. I don't think I am alone as I see on Ebay people selling crushed up ones in bulk deals.
I got about a half of this ballistic as it seems quite small, I think they must be shrinking or my eyes are deceiving me and drop it into the bath away from the running tap I find allows it to fizz slowly and release the scents best. This is was almost cream in colour and the same colour throughout so no colour changing taking place with this one.
The bath water became slightly cloudy and there was a hint of oiliness and the smell given off was lovely and creamy vanilla mixed with the muskiness and then the exotic ylang ylang joined in. The effect was a subtle and gentle but strong enough to enjoy. So creamy and cosy in effect rather than bold and in your face.
It is very soothing watching the ballistic fizz its way around the bath and the water turning creamy and almost milky while you breathe in the lovely musky vanilla aroma.
As I get in I do enjoy the feeling of softness in the water and lie back to enjoy the subtle creamy cocoa and vanilla musk smelling lushness. As this is really only a scented water softener with added cocoa butter for moisturizing the skin I do use soap as well but lie and enjoy the bath for a few minutes before I get around to the washing and cleaning business of the bath.
AFTER THE BATH:
Once again as with all these sort of products I make sure that I rinse the bath out after I have used it as it does tend to leave a bit of a greasy residue in the bath if I forget. However my husband followed me into this bath last night (we save water this way and as we bathe twice a day I don't feel it is a bad thing) and he didn't bother washing the bath out so when I went into the bathroom in the morning the scent was quite strong but sadly I did have to spray a bath cleaner around the bath and clean it before I added the water for my morning bath.
WHAT DO I THINK THEN?
The scent stayed for a while on my skin and I found I didn't need to use any moisturizer after I dried myself as my skin felt nice and moisturized. I also noticed that then I went down stairs and then came back up that the scent was filling not only the bathroom but also our bedroom too which I did like. When I have used it in our main bathroom the scent gets carried all through that side of the house so they are wonderful air fresheners too. Also the next day the bathroom smelled lovely too when I went in and found the bath with the greasy line and film in it.
ARE THERE ANY UNPLEASANT INGREDIENTS?
Surely not, this is Lush after all but you might be surprised to find that Lush, although I am one of their biggest fans is not perfect. This one seems to not have any of the nasty ingredients found in some of their products which I am pleased to see. There are no bubbles so there is no need for any surfactants and the sodium bicarbonate is for softening water and is good for calming skin too. So top marks Lush.
This is a grown up bit of fun to have a nicely scented bath. If you have any skin problems then you should be alright with this one but test first if unsure. I do have sensitive skin and some patches of eczema and I had no problems so obviously these aren't the ingredients I am allergic too.
I quite liked this but not sure I would rush to buy it again as it is expensive for what you get and I actually prefer bubble bars to bath ballistics.
So I would recommend if you like vanilla and musk scent and the ylang ylang is not too obvious which I was happy about as that can be a bit over whelming at times. Also if you are happy with scented moisturizing baths rather than a bath of bubbles and if you don't mind cleaning your bath after you have got out as well.
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Butterball is a handmade bath ballistic made from only natural ingredients by Lush, a popular cosmetics company. A bath ballistic, for anyone who has no idea what one is, is basically a bath bomb with a little extra oompth; they're funner to use than your average bath bomb as some of them swirl, fizz or even contain a little extra something such as popping candy. Butter ball is one of their more basic bath ballistics though and it's one of their 'original' bath ballistics - it seems to of been around for ages and almost all of my friends who are fans of Lush have atleast tried it once.
Lush don't make any huge claims with butterball, they simply state that it's a bath ballistic that will soothe dry skin and help keep skin soft and moisturised even when the bath is hot; I think this is a good idea as I love really hot baths although I hate the drying effect they have on my skin! Lush also briefly state that butterball is one of their current best sellers.
Unfortunetly there isn't a huge amount to say about the ingredients in butterball; there's only a few. The main one is ofcourse cocoa butter, which is a natural emulsifier which softens, moisturises and conditions the skin. It also contains sodium bicarbonate, which simply adds a bit of a fizzing effect once the bath bomb hits the water. Ylang ylang oil is the ingredient which mainly contributes to the scent, which Lush describe as exquisite, and the oil is also said to have uplifting properties. A more unusual ingredient is synthetic musk, which again, is for the scent rather than the effects it has on skin. As the musk it synthetic, the bath ballistic is still suitable for Vegans. The full list of ingredients can be found on the Lush website.
**Price and Value for Money**
For a 95 gram butterball bath ballistic it's a reasonable £2.40. This is a decent price in my opinion as it takes a while to dissolve and it has long lasting effects on my skin. It is not a product that I would buy everyday but I usually buy it as a nice end of week treat or when I when i'm feeling down and want a little pick me up.
This bath ballistic comes loose, and when you pay Lush will put it into a recycable thick paper bag with a their logo on it.
**Physical Appearence and Texture**
This is a round bath ballistic that is around the size of a small tennis ball. It's white and it has a slightly rough texture, as well as various small dents, which reminds me a little of chalk for some reason!T he bath ballistic has a very slightly raised ridge going around the middle where the two halves have been joined together. The Lush logo can be seen on one side of the product in a slightly raised, 3D type style, this is white too but it's noticeable. The bath bomb although quite chunky in appearence is lightweight. The bath bomb left a little residue (a bit like white dust) on my fingers after holding it, but as I was going to be having a bath anyway this didn't matter.
The fragrance is lovely! It has the usual cocoa butter smell which although chocolatey and sweet, it isn't too overpowering or sickly. The vanilla scent was quite strong but it merged in with the cocoa smell nicely and it smelt like heaven! The base note was slightly unusual which is of course the ylang ylang. It's a nice smell overall which is strong but not too strong. It's not a scent that people will find too unusual and it's althouh it is sweet, I don't think it's so sweet that only girls would like it; my boyfriend has used this bath ballistic with me and he said he loved the smell. The scent is very uplifting and it made me feel at ease; it's one of those smells that makes me feel all warm inside and generally happy. I really love that the smell lingers too.
I have used this bath bomb numerous times now, with the most recent being last Saturday. I'd had a busy day shopping for last minute baby essentials with my boyfriend and we also popped into Lush and stocked up on some bits. I decided that when I got home I should have a nice, relaxing bath as my back and ankles were killing me! Butterball was the most relaxing and moisturising bath bomb out of all of the others that i'd bought, and so I decided to use it.
I dropped the Butterball into my full bath and it instantly began fizzing and dissolving, it bobbed around for a while and then settled it one place and continued to dissolve. After 5 seconds or so the texture began to resemble honeycomb which wasn't very appealing really but it completely dissolved within a couple of minutes. I noticed that it took a little longer than my usual bath ballistic, which I think is a plus as I enjoyed laying there in the bath and watching it dissolve, although if you're using this when you're in a rush then it won't be an advantage for you - I would reccomend using this when you want a long, relaxing bath as that way you will get the most out of it.
Once the bath bomb has fully dissolved, the water is a nice milky white colour. As I mentioned briefly above, butter ball actually contains chunks of cocoa butter. These are noticeable, and there was quite alot that came out of mine. Although they're not very appealing (small and yellow), the chunks are very fine so they melt quickly, making the water lovely and soft - it had the same effect on the water that a bath melt would, and I felt lovely and relaxed while laying in the water, I know it sounds weird but I felt like the water felt quite silky and smooth, rather than just being usual bath water.
I enjoyed laying in the bath and breathing in the gorgeous scent for a good half hour or so before getting out and drying myself off. As soon as I stood up in the bath to get out though, I realised that due to the cocoa butter, the base of the bath was quite slippery. Luckily I didn't have an accident though and once the bath water had been drained out and i'd wiped the base of the bath with a towel, there was no slippery or greasiness left behind, nor was there any yellow discolouration/stains from the yellow cocoa butter.
My skin felt gorgeous after bathing in butter ball - smooth, soft and fresh, and I felt extremely relaxed and uplifted which is likely due to the scent. The scent lingered on my skin for a while, and I could still smell it the morning after using the bath bomb, which I didn't mind as it was a subtle, pleasant scent. The effect it had on my skin was also still noticeable, and for the few days after using the bath bomb my skin felt very soft and smoothe.
An affordable bath bomb which has a lovely, long lasting effect on my skin. The smell is lovely and relaxing and I would overall reccomend the Lush butterball bath ballistic.
I took a trip to lush yesterday after university to pick up my henna hair dye and decided to buy a bath bomb as a treat. I picked up the butterball, one of their more simple bath bombs, but a bestseller regardless.
The lush butterball has been selling for years, and is priced at £2.40 for 95g. I was a little dissapointed that the price had increased, it used to be £1.95, but i just went with it. The butterball is actually one of lush's cheapest bath bombs.
The butterball is quite small in comparison to the others, an offwhite/cream colour, with flecks of yellow, with no special design, just a plain ball. It smells pretty strongly of vanilla in my opinion and is said to contain vanilla, ylang-ylang and cocoa butter to make your skin lovely soft.
All the bath bombs are easy to use. You run the bath, and drop it in. It fizzes up instantly, rising to the surface, and the water of your bath turns a bit cloudy. It doesn't produce any foam, or bubbles, but instead releases a strong vanilla smell into the air, and small blobs of cocoa butter/cocoa oil into your bath water. I found that the scent faded quickly and was then replaced by ylang-ylang, and the water began to feel pretty oily. But overall it was a lovely bath and i was so relaxed by the end of it.
Getting out of the bath, my skin felt very silky smooth, and to this morning it still feels lovely and soft. I couldnt smell the bath bomb scent after leaving the bath but that didn't matter. It was a lovely treat and one i will continue to buy again and again. My one recommendation would be, if you want to wash/shave/anything else, do it before you drop the bath bomb in. The soap will break up the oils and you won't get such lovely soft skin as you would if you didn't use soap.
=== The product ===
This is a bath bomb that is scented with vanilla fragrance and cocoa butter to give wonderfully soft smooth skin.
=== The packaging ===
This can be purchased loose or will be provided in a yellow & black Lush paper bag if required. Lush like to use minimal packaging where possible and I usually take my bath bomb tube with me to fill up.
=== Where can I buy this & for how much? ===
This is £2.30 from Lush stores, the Lush website or Lush telephone mail order. This is for a 95g bath bomb.
=== Overall opinion ===
This has been available in Lush stores for as many years as I have been shopping there, its a best seller and it really is simple to know why. I probably buy this a few times a year and it never fails to satisfy my bathing needs when I use it and each time I find myself wondering why I don't purchase it more, however, that's probably because of the vast range of bath ballistics that are regularly changing at Lush and always offering something a little different.
This is a simple ballistic. There are simple ingredients and there is nothing that really makes this stand out in store apart from it being one of the lower priced items but then it is fairly small for a bath product from Lush. This looks simple, its white, there are no decorations really but that doesn't stop me loving this product.
To use this its very easy, just drop it in to an already run bath and watch it fizz away until it disappears completely. I can smell musky tones and hints of cocoa and vanilla almost instantly and this makes my bath so much more inviting in an instant. This fizzes out quite quickly and is not strong enough that it changes the colour of the bath water however the scent makes up for this and the way that it treats my skin. Within this bomb there is cocoa butter that melts in to the bath and helps to leave my skin feeling soft, smooth and supple. I felt like the skin on my legs and arms in particular was extra smooth and there were no dry patches around my knees and elbows which I can be prone too.
When lying in the bath with one of these melted in the water I really feel like the water is more silky and oily. This is lovely and doesn't feel too over the top. Even when I have left the bath and dried myself I still feel like my skin is smooth and protected.
I really like this bath ballistic, the price is cheap, it doesn't use harsh chemicals or colourings to change the colour of my bath water, my skin is softened and smoothed and it releases a lovely delicate vanilla and cocoa scent in to my bathroom that stays there for a few hours.
For anyone who has not heard of lush or know little about them, they are a company specializing in bath, body and hair products for all different purposes, they also do facial cleaners spot control and simple moisturizers and a lot more. They are big promoters of recycling and encouraging people to buy products not tested on animals. Lush only purchase the best ingredients for their products making them suitable for all skin types with no harsh chemicals.
The Lush 'Butterball' some of you will be glad to know is in the normal range not the retro range. This means you can purchase this is the nearest Lush stall, online, over the phone or mail order. Unlucky for me the nearest Lush shop to me is in Lincoln which isn't to close especially just to go to Lush so I found it easier to always order from the website, I've never ordered any other way but I'd imagine if you rang up the phone bill afterward could be quite expensive, especially if you are ordering a lot and you'd have to of course pay the postage price.
With looks, this 'Butterball' ballistic is rather simple like a few others and isn't like the weird and wacky usually ballistics that come out of Lush. 'Butterball' is a round shape and only weighs 95g which is under half the weight of a usual bath bomb, they're also the size of your fist so this one is half the size of your fist making is seem quite small for the price of £2.30. The colour is a plain white creamy colour which looks like your typical moisturizing body butter.
The smell of the 'butterball is of vanilla, this is really overwhelming in a good way, I could smell it before I opened the box which was quite exciting! Although I wasn't quite sure what it would tun out like after using this in the bath because at the time of use I only had a fruit smelling body wash so wasn't sure if I would be a fruity vanilla smelling person or one or the other scent. But once the bomb wasn't in it's solid form the smell eased off a bit which I found quite disappointing as I would of loved to have a strong smell of vanilla on me, looking at again with the smell, it reminded me more of a scoop of ice cream and looked good enough to eat.
This 'butterball' has Sodium Bicarbonate in the ingredients which makes it fizz, crackle and dance in the water. this also has lots of chips in it which is filled with cocoa butter, and we all know cocoa butter is a strong skin softener and helps to reduce redness of stretch marks until almost gone and soften ups dry areas so if you are getting regnant or are pregnant I would strongly recommend this for you once or twice a week just to give your skin that little extra help to stay supple.
When relaxing in the bath with this ever so cute 'butterball' try not to get your hair in it because it feels quite greasy whilst wet because of the butter but after the bath makes your hair feel quite dry so I recommend you washing your hair before or after being in the bath with this, the cocoa butter works wonders for your skin and if you don't feel like it there's no need to moisturize after that bath because your skin feel gorgeous and radiant.
Ingredidents: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Cocoa Butter (Theobroma cacao), Synthetic Musk, Ylang Ylang Oil (Cananga odorata), Perfume
I have recently just finished my university finals, and after my final exam I headed straight to Lush so I could have a relaxing bath. Knowing that all the products are ethically sourced, and hand made certainly meant that I felt this bath was going to be a treat. I went into the store, and was as usual overwhelmed by the product choice, but as usual the lovely shop assistants were on hand to guide me to the best product for me.
What I wanted out of my bath was quite simple, I needed it to be relaxing and suitable for my dry and slightly sensitive skin. I was offered at least three choices, but opted for Butterball as it was cheapest, even at the eyewatering price of £2.30. The ball itself is creamy/ white in colour, and is not one of their biggest ballistics, and is probably about the size of a hockey ball. Little chips of cocoa butter were also visible, which were included to help soften the skin. My Butterball bath ballistic was bagged and off I went to have my long awaited bath.
Using the bath ballistics (or bombs) is easy just fill the bath with hot water and then pop the ballistic in. The fizzing probably took around three minutes, and I could see the small chunks of cocoa butter floating away as the ballistic dissolve. These chips are probably only about 3 millimetres long, but the butterball is packed full of them. Being a bath ballistic, this doesn't create any bubbles, Lush do bubble bars for that, neither did this bath ballistic cause the colour of the bath to change dramatically, it just appeared a little milkier. The chips of cocoa butter do float before melting within minutes, the cocoa butter then coats the skin, leaving a nice moisturised feel.
Let's get to the juicy bit... what did it smell like?
Well I can assure you it smells lovely in the store, and even better in the bath. The aroma of the cocoa butter blends with the vanilla and ylang-ylang to create a wonderful sweet, soft and relaxing aroma, in a word I'd describe it as homely. This was a pleasant surprise to me, as so far I have found the products I chose from Lush to be overly herbal, and didn't find the scents awfully relaxing. This ballistic really did help me relax after the stress of the previous months, and as soon as I got into bed I slept like a baby, still able to smell the Butterball aroma.
The scent did linger on my skin for approximately twelve hours, which was nice, it's not loud so won't overly interfere with perfumes, it's more of a background smell. As far as the aroma left in the bathroom, it was certainly still detectable after two to three hours, but by the next morning I couldn't smell it any more. However, I would like to point out that I live in halls of residence so the bathrooms do get some heavy use, so someone else may have used the bath later that night, or early in the morning.
What about my other deciding factor? How did this perform on my skin?
I can hand on heart say I have absolutely no complaints. The cocoa butter moisturised my skin, with no stickiness or residue, that when I got out of the bath I didn't need any body butter or lotion. As a regular lotion user I found this a bit alien, but this just shows the quality of the product. This is the first bath/shower product that I have tried, that claims to be moisturising, and I don't need to add any extra lotions or body butters once I get out. The softness of my skin lasted about twenty four hours, before I had to apply lotion again. I do have sensitive skin, and suffered no redness or irritation with this product, even when shaving.
Any other issues?
The only other issue I had was shaving my legs when using this product in the bath. The cocoa butter went on to clog up my razor, so it required regular cleaning throughout the whole process. I also felt that I was partly removing the cocoa butter layer on the top of my legs when doing this. For this reason I would recommend using Butterball simply to relax, and to shave before using this product.
Would I buy it again?
Even though it does cost as much as a whole bottle of bubble bath, I would buy this one use bath ballistic again. Not only is this the nicest smelling Lush product I have ever used (rich, creamy, and homely), but it really does moisturise. I won't be buying regularly, but certainly for a rare treat or a special night out.
Five stars and recommended.
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It had been a good few months since I had been and treated myself to some nice bath products from lush and so on a recent trip to Manchester I decided I would get a few things. I do like to try the ballistics and bubble bars that I have not tried before as I am still getting to grips with them all and working out my favourites and so one of the items I picked up was the butterball ballistic as I had not tried this one.
What I first noticed about this ballistic was the size. It is really quite small in comparison to many of the other ballistics and is just 95g in weight. It is a cream coloured round ball and it smells quite sweet when you hold it to your nose. You can certainly smell the cocoa butter and vanilla within the ballistic. This particular ballistic costs £2.30 and so it really is best used as a treat rather than every time you have a bath or it can become an expensive habit!
Lush tells us that the butterball bath ballistic features increments of cocoa butter which dissolve in the bath to moisturise your skin. I have tried cocoa butter products from the body shop in the past and liked them and so I was looking forward to trying this product too.
I followed the instructions given to me on the packet I had the ballistic in and ran a warm bath and then got in. I had to then drop the ballistic on to the water which if I am honest I usually do before I get in the water but hey ho I was following instructions! The ballistic began fizzing around in the bath leaving a creamy tint to the water. The ballistic soon disappeared but I noticed there were some small specks of a creamy substance left over which seemed to be clinging to my skin! This was the cocoa butter and these did melt away in the water eventually with a little rubbing too.
As I was having my bath I noticed that the water around me seemed very soft and silky if that makes sense. I shaved my legs and noted that the skin felt very soft and well moisturised. I did notice initially that the cocoa butter flecks were clinging to my legs but as I rubbed them in I was left with a lovely soft feeling to my legs which was great.
I think the fact that the water around me felt so silky and nice made for a really relaxing bath time. My only issue with this product was the fact that my hair was incredibly greasy when I got out of the bath even though I had shampooed it. Obviously some of the cocoa butter had got on to my hair too and so in hindsight I should have just kept my hair out of the water but at bath time I do like to fully submerge myself in the water!
In summary I feel the butterball ballistic is a pretty good offering from lush. Although it is small it offers plenty of moisturising meaning that you have no need to apply creams to your body afterwards. It smells nice too and it is just a shame I ended up with greasy hair!
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I've always loved bubble baths but I've since also developed a love for Lush products and want to try as many of their products as I possibly can, because of this I've been working my way through several of their ballistics.
Since I also suffer from incredibly dry skin on my legs, especially after shaving. I thought I would try this butterball ballistic as it contains added cocoa butter.
What Are Ballistics?
Lush bath ballistics are effectively bath bombs. When dropped into a bath they rapidly fizz and dissolve (making them great fun to watch!) each one is made differently and designed to do different things and there is a very wide selection to choose from. They do not produce bubbles but instead infuse the water with gorgeous scents and have different advantages for your skin depending on the one you choose.
Lush make theirs with essential oil to help enhance the scent produced by each.
So What Does This Ballistic Look Like?
As I'm sure most of you are aware most of Lush's products are very colourful and eye catching. This, I'm afraid, is just a plain white ball. However at the end of the day it just ends up dissolved so the colours won't last too long anyway!
Almost all Lush products come naked, this is no exception, there is absolutely no packaging for the ballistic which I quite like since it allows you to see and smell exactly what you are getting before you buy it. They do however provide a paper bag stuck closed with a label that tells you what it is.
Smelling the ballistic before it's dissolved just smells like Vanilla, although a hint of cocoa butter does underlie this.
What Do Lush Say?
Lush claim that the cocoa butter is added as it will dissolve in your bath water and soften your skin. They claim that once this ballistic has dissolved your bath water will smell like sweet musk and vanilla. (taken from http://www.lush.co.uk)
Dropping The Ballistic Into The Bath
Most ballistics more or less explode when they come into contact with water, this however fizzed and dissolved very gently bobbing up and down in the water. It took around 2 minutes to completely dissolve. When it had there was an oily layer on the top of the water that I will admit did worry me, I'm not a fan of bath oils at all since I can't stand the layer they leave on my skin. However, I trust Lush and so thought I'd give it a go anyway. Also, since the ballistic was just a plain white to begin with there was no change to the colour of my bath water.
The scent, once dissolved, was much sweeter then when I smelt it in the shop. Lush say that it smells of sweet musk and vanilla but I would disagree with this. The vanilla scent is definitely there but the other smell I would say is more of a sweet chocolate/fudge, this may be too sweet for some of you so this is something to be aware of.
On stepping out the bath I immediately noticed the difference in my skin, it felt extremely moisturised and I didn't feel the need to add extra moisturiser even to the driest parts of my body. I needn't have worried about the oily layer on the water as although this did leave a layer on my skin it just felt very moisturising and protective and not too oily at all.
This moisturising effect lasted all day and although I did add moisturiser in the afternoon this was out of habit as opposed to an actual need for it.
The scent did linger on my skin for several hours but it is very delicate and not very strong at all so I would think it would be easily overpowered by added moisturiser or body spray.
Pricing, Availability, Recommendations
This product is only available from Lush and costs £2.30 for a 95g ball.
If ordering online rather then in store add £3.95 for standard delivery, £4.95 for 48 hour delivery or £6.95 for next day delivery.
I would not hesitate to recommend this ballistic but I would say that it is especially suited to those with dry skin and might be a bit too oily for those with oily skin anyway.
This is one of my favourite Lush bath ballistics. Unlike the other you can get from Lush this one is very plain and for this reason a lot of people probably overlook it. It is smaller in size at 95g and costs £2.30.
This particular bath ballistic contains little chips of cocoa butter that melt in the warm water in the bath. Lush claim it will smooth your skin while scenting the water with sweet musk and vanilla.
The ingredients on the website are listed as;
Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Cocoa Butter (Theobroma cacao), Synthetic Musk, Ylang Ylang Oil, Perfume.
If you've never used a bath ballistic before it is very simple, you simply run a bath and then drop the whole ball in. It then fizzes madly around the bath, this particular bomb turns the water a creamy shade of white and you can see the cocoa butter pieces melting on the surface. I personally prefer to drop my ballistic in when I am sat in the bath and have it fizz around me! The scent of this ballistic does have a hint of vanilla, I didn't find it particularly strong.
After soaking in the bath for about 20 minutes I noticed when I touched my skin I could feel the cocoa butter oil. I would recommend before you get out of the bath rubbing the water all over your skin to get a better result.
I loved this product, I normally have dry skin and this left it feeling moisturised and supple. My skin also had a subtle sheen to it. Even the next day I could still feel the silkiness of the cocoa butter on my skin. I would recommend this to anyone with dry or sensitive skin as the ingredients are natural too. My only tip for using this would be to take care when getting out of the bath as it can make the bath slippery!
Today I am reviewing Lush's ButterBall...
What They Say
Baths can dry the skin if they are too hot. Mark's solution was to make a ballistic with creamy cocoa butterto moisturise the skin. The fragrance was one of Mark's first and remains a classic.
The Butterball is unassuming, but it's a favourite with customers everywhere. It smells like vanilla and custard creams.
What I Say
This Bath Bomb is £2.95 for a 95g bath bomb, you can buy online and in stores. I wouldn't recommend that you buy products like this online, there is no way to know what you are getting, especially if you don't know that much about LUSH so I would go to your nearest store and smell the products in person.
The butterball could be one of the nicest bath bombs I have tried, butterball is a vanilla and ylang ylang scented bath ballistic, it has a lot of cocoa butter to moisturise and sooth your skin. The scent I find is strongest from the bomb itself, but once it gets into the water most of the scent seems to disappear and the smell isn't too strong in the first place. The vanilla I think is the strongest scent, it is very creamy and it has a light musk scent as well, but the vanilla stands out. I don't mind that it is lightly scented but it's strong enough so I can smell it while bathing.
It does dissolve and takes a little while to dissolve, but although the scent doesn't linger on the skin, I find it does stay in my bathroom! It lightly moisturises and is great for dry skin and doesn't leave any oil in my tub, but still be careful because I have slipped while in the shower and boy does it hurt, I was lucky and only hit my hip but I bit my lip so hard because of the pain !!
This bomb doesn't change your bath water any particular colour, there is no sparkles like some bombs, and it's a very simple bath bomb and I like that. Its just what it is and nothing else.
I am fan of lush products in general but the butterball is a particular favourite of mine. For those who don't know the bath ballistics are the lush range of bath salts which instead of being loose are compacted into balls of fun that are dropped into a bath where they dissolve and fizz. I like the fun element of dropping in a bath bomb and being able to play with it whilst it dissolves, as I'm sure many children will!
The butterball is one of the smaller of the bath ballistic range and also the cheapest at £2.25 for 95g. It is in the form of a slightly knobbly white ball.
On dropping the ball into the water, the aroma of vanilla and cocoa butter is immediately released and stay in the air for the duration of an average bath rather than disappearing after a few minutes. There is also ylang ylang oil which is discernable amid the other scents but quite understated. I prefer this as I dislike strong floral scents but some may have preferred this to be a little stronger.
The main bonus of the butterball other than just smelling great is it has been specifically designed to soften and moisturise the skin, as a key ingredient is cocoa butter. I find it effective at making my skin feel all silky and smooth far more than any other bath salts (including the lush range). I have a number of skin complaints and chronic dry skin and like that this is soothing and doesn't irritate my skin but still has a fantastic smell.
After leaving the bath I find the scent of the butterball stays faintly on the skin without being cloying or overbearing. My skin also feels soft and smooth which stays long after leaving the water. The bath usually needs a rinse out as there can be a residue left over from the product but a quick swirl of water deals with it.
Suitable for veggies and vegans, like all lush products this is made from natural ingredients and not tested on animals.