“ Brand: Lush / Foam / Type: Bubble Bar / Subcategory: Bath Melt / Bath Foam „
The Carrot Reusable Bubble Bar was an Easter product released by Lush. I had already tried and liked the limited edition Magic Wand reusable bar at Christmas, and was happy to give this a go. As the name suggests, the Carrot was shaped like, well, a carrot, and cost £4.95. It was suitable for vegans and contained lemon, buchu and bergamot oils to refresh and cheer. It was a bright orange colour and smelled delicious: very fruity, rather like blackcurrant and not like carrots at all! To use the bubble bar, you should hold it underneath running water to produce lots of lovely bubbles. You can also swish the bar into a pre-run bath but personally I don't think this produces as many bubbles. You can use as much or as little of the bar as you like, and the 'grass' coming out of the top of the carrot is ideal to hold on to while you're using it. The resulting bath was light orange and there were several bubbles. There weren't as many as you get with normal bubble bars, but I find this to be the case with all the reusable bubble bars so it didn't bother me too much. The water smelled lovely and fruity and the smell lasted for the duration of my bath. I did find that the bubbles died down pretty quickly, which was rather disappointing. Though the smell lasted, it didn't linger on my skin after my bath. This was a bit of a shame, but at least it was gentle on my skin and didn't dry it out, although I did have to apply body butter, as the bubble bar doesn't contain any actively moisturising ingredients. Overall I was pleased with this bubble bar, particularly as it is lasting ages: the Magic Wand lasted around 10 baths, and this is looks like it will last almost as long. It is a fun shape and smells delicious, but I was disappointed at the quantity and longevity of the bubbles, hence I have removed a star. The Carrot is no longer available from Lush itself, but you might be able to track one down on eBay, or else wait until next year and see if they are brought back for Easter.