“ Brand: Lush / Type: Bath Melt / What it does: destresses, „
I have been trouble sleeping lately due to work problems and a snoring partner. I have been getting my hands on as many different lotions and potions as I can to help me to drift off. One of these potions the Dreamtime Luxury Bath Melt by Lush.
What does the product do?
The product has been designed to make your bath extra calming and relaxing, and get your body and mind ready for sleep. It is packed full of natural oils which pamper and soften the skin such as Almond oil and the inclusion of Cocoa Butter will help to nourish and strengthen the skin. Lavender Oil and Chamomile Oil have been included to calm the senses to leave you ready to drift off into the land of nod. Ginger and Jasmine are included to give the aroma an extra edge.
How do you use the product?
The product needs to be snapped into half or less, and the section needs to be dropped into a running bath of warm water. The butter within the product will begin to melt when it warms up and then you simply climb into the bath and enjoy. The part that you don't use needs to be stored somewhere cools and dry so that it doesn't melt and go to waste before you manage to use it.
The product is a creamy coloured bar which has lots of coloured bits scattered throughout it some of which are dried Jasmine petals. The product will cost you around £3 for 30 grams and it can be bought from your local Lush store and also from its online website.
The product feels like a soft bar of soap to hold. It is heavily fragranced in its bar form and the strongest fragrances is that of the Lavender with a touch of sweetness from the Jasmine. It is a relaxing aroma although it is far to strong in its bar form. The product is simple to used. You simply pop it in the bath, run the water and then jump in. As the bar melt in the water, little dried up flower petals come out of the bar and float in the bath water. It's a nice little touch although you do need to clean up the ones that don't go down the plug hole at the end of your bath.
The product doesn't make any bubbles or foam to the water, it simply makes the water a little milky coloured. The fragrance of the product is more diluted but you can still smell it evidently and it is really calming and relaxing just as promised. It does make me feel sleepy whilst in the bath and the aroma does linger lightly on the skin afterwards which does help me to drop off. The product does soften my skin a little bit too although it's nothing to write home about. It doesn't irritate my skin in any way and it doesn't make my skin feel greasy or unclean.
All in all, this is another lovely product by Lush. It gives my bathroom a lovely herbal and relaxing aroma which calms the mind and gets you ready for sleep. It does softens the skin a little bit although not massively. The addition of Jasmine petals makes this product that extra bit special. I would happily repurchase this product.
There's nothing I like more than winding down at the end of a long day with a nice, hot bubble bath. I often add something or other from Lush in said bath just to make it a little bit extra special and enjoyable and their creation I threw into the water most recently was this dreamtime bath melt.
The bath melt can be bought from Lush stores and their website, a 30g block costing £3.15. Normally with such things from Lush I recommend breaking them up and getting two or three uses out of each one and, in all fairness, you could probably do so with this one. I, however, find it is so wonderfully relaxing I just want to use it all in one go to get the most from it.
If you're unfamiliar with bath melts then these are basically a way of softening your skin whilst you bathe. You drop one into your bath and not only do you receive lovely smelling skin but you also receive skin soft enough to be the envy of a baby's bottom. Lush's bath melts tend to include 'luxurious' ingredients which is why they're a little bit pricey. However if you just use the odd one every now and again to treat yourself to a bit of a pamper I personally think they're completely worth it.
I've tried all except one of Lush's bath melts and I do think Dreamtime is probably my favourite. This rectangular white block of goodness is relaxation is solid form. This one is made up of plenty of oils, almond, lavender, ginger, chamomile blue and sandalwood oils go into one of these bath melts with jasmine absolute and cocoa butter thrown in for good measure. Along the bottom of the bath melt you'll see a few golden jasmine flowers poking out too which are released into your bath water once this starts to melt away.
The bath melt smells beautiful. It is what I imagine my dear Mother would call a 'hippy smell' but, as she often points out, these are scents I'm most often drawn too. You can clearly detect the lavender oil's contribution to this scent but it isn't that sort old fashioned lavender scent which reminds of your grandmother, it's much more fresh and sandalwood clearly shines through too which I personally love as I have a lot of love for sandalwood!
To use the bath melt you can either pop it into your bath whilst the water is running leaving the water fully soft and fragranced before you get in or you can run your bath first and allow the product to melt around you in the bath, slowly releasing everything it has to offer whilst you bathe. I personally prefer to do the latter, a great little tip for giving your skin an extra fragrance boost is you just rub this over your arms and legs in the bath before it all completely melts. The scent lingers on the skin much stronger if you do that!
Dreamtime takes about two minutes to fully melt away in the bath water. Whilst doing so that soothing and relaxing mix of lavender and sandalwood is released filling your bathroom with a beautiful scent which now has an added gentle aroma of ginger to it along with a floral undertone. The scent of this reminds me of burning an incense stick, another thing I find very relaxing, only this scent is much more subtle. The smell alone really helps me to unwind and relax and I love it.
The melt turns the bath water into a creamy white colour and those little jasmine flower petals are left floating about the water so, not only does my bath smell divine, it looks rather pretty too. The bath water is left silky smooth to the touch and Dreamtime just makes for a generally really relaxing soak.
When I eventually drag myself out of the bath (which can take me a long while as I fall so deep into a state of relaxation, and the effects of this melt can still be felt in the water after a good forty minutes of being in the bath) my skin feels beautiful. It's so soft and smooth and has quite a nice natural glow about it. My skin is left feeling so wonderful, in fact, that I don't even feel the need to moisturise afterwards which is a big deal for me as this is something I do religiously! Not only that but I also find my hair is left looking much shiner if I wash it in the same water as this has melted in, it almost sparkles actually.
The scent left lingering on my skin is quite a floral one with the musky tone of the sandalwood and, should you wish to build on this scent with lotions and perfumes, I find anything floral based works really well, particularly the moringa and jasmine ranges from The Body Shop. Otherwise the scent of the bath melt alone will still be faintly lingering on your skin the following morning, it is rather long lasting.
If you're looking for some 'you time', to just relax, pamper and treat yourself I strongly recommend this. Just don't bathe in it until you're ready to go to bed because you will be very sleepy after a Dreamtime bath!
This is how all the Aboriginal stories about the Dreamtime begin
LUSH DREAMTIME BATH MELT
This is yet another wonderful Lush product that I recently enjoyed in two baths as I cut mine in half. This one looks like a small block of white chocolate, maybe slightly whiter and within this little block you can see some pretty pink petals that look like rose petals to me and other bits that could be ginger or sandalwood shavings and jasmine petals.
A BIT ABOUT THE PRODUCT STORY
Lush inventors named this lovely moisturising block after The Stranglers track 'Dreamtime' and also paid tribute to the Aboriginal traditions of Dreamtime. Aboriginal Dreamtime is their story of creation and how the world came to be and there are some brilliant stories told in these traditional tales.
WHAT IS A BATH MELT?
These are NOT bubble bars and nor are they bath ballistics. They do not usually produce bubbles and they don't fizz so don't expect any bubbling or fizzing. The bath melts are small more solid blocks usually solid because of cocoa butter or the like. You pop them into your bath under the running hot tap and they slowly melt into the bath water giving off all the lovely essential oil scents. You end up with a luxurious and creamy scented bath.
This bath melt is a tiny 30g in weight and measures only 6 cm x 2 cm ix 3 cm and it is a creamy white colour. This little bar is packed with a rather wonderful blend of essential oils, jasmine, chamomile, ginger, sandalwood and lavender. The bar is made into a solid bar by the cocoa butter and more moisturising is added by almond oil. It looks pretty much like a small bar of soap but if you have warm hands it does start to melt in your hands if you handle it too much.
USING MY DREAMTIME
I cut my bar in two as I felt that for the price of £3.15 I needed to get two baths from this otherwise it would be a very expensive bath.
I popped one half under the running tap water going into the bath and as the bar melted I was surprised to notice that a few bubbles were emerging as I wasn't expecting that. The bathroom started to smell gently of the fragrances within and the strongest scent for me was the lavender and then the floral sweet jasmine and the more subtle sandalwood which is a woody but aromatic scent. The overall impression was very pleasant aromatic warm scented air filling the room.
As I got in to this creamy slightly bubbly bath water I was really impressed with the silky feel of the water. It felt a bit like bathing in Cleopatra's asses' milk. Or at least what I imagine that would be like as it was creamy and silky soft and smelled lovely. The occasional little floating bit of petal or whatever also added to the scent experience.
I did enjoy lying back in the bath and letting the essential oil aromas waft over me. Lavender is very relaxing while ginger is warming, aromatherapists use it to relax tense muscles and to soothe aching joints. The blue chamomile is not a scent that I like particularly but it is a very gentle oil and great for relaxing the mind and soothing skin.
Sandalwood is also softening on the skin and of course smells wonderfully exotic. Jasmine is also great for helping with depression and reducing stress. Did you know that it can take thousands of jasmine flowers just to produce 1 kilo of absolute which is a thick, dark-orange liquid with an intensely floral, rich aroma.
AFTER THE BATH
I find that I feel very mellow and my skin feels soft and not at all tight. I don't need a lot of moisturiser after a bath with this melt and get dry and straight into bed to keep the mellow feeling uninterrupted.
THE NEXT DAY
When I go to fill the bath the next day I am confronted with a bath that has a coating of cocoa butter around the edges. If I get there first I wash the bath out and it doesn't take much, just some hot water really. If my husband gets there first he doesn't see the bath inside and just fills it up as he normally does. The result is that we have yet another moisturising bath as the oils that were left around the bath are melted once again in this one. Whichever way I do ensure that the bath gets a good clean either after the first bath or the second.
SO IN SHORT
This is a really luxurious bath treat. It doesn't whizz and bang but it is more grown up and as I said the closest Ii will ever get to bathing in asses' milk. There are very few nasties in this, there is laureth 4 and linalool but everything else in is natural. These little bars are vegan friendly for those of you who are vegan and of course being Lush they have absolutely not been tested on animals. There is no packing at all so no worries there. I am slightly concerned about the oils going down my plug hole and hope they don't build up and block the pipes further down!
Yes I love this little bar. It creates a wonderfully grown up and luxurious creamy moisturising bath. There is no need to use the whole bar unless you are feeling very wealthy and extravagant; half a bar offers the same benefits. I love this one and will be buying this again after I have tried the other melts in the shop first.
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I adore beautiful toiletries and whilst I am currently on a self-imposed ban where I am not allowing myself to buy anything new until I have used my existing stock. I had a number of Lush items stashed away from a mad shopping spree during the beginning of the summer; one of which was a beautiful bath melt named Dreamtime and this review discusses my experience with using it.
~~ What are Bath Melts? ~~
Bath Melts are solid blocks, which when dropped into hot running water will slowly dissolve when their contents will create a luxurious and wonderfully creamy bathing experience. Dreamtime is 30g in weight and measures 6 cm in length, 2 cm in height and 3 cm in width and is white in colour. The bar is infused with a delightful blend of essential oils, such as jasmine, chamomile, sandalwood and almond together with lavender, which is my favourite and the most obvious oil. The texture of the bar is identical to that of soap and displays small fragments of lavender. I learned from the Lush website that this melt is named after The Stranglers track Dreamtime and the Aboriginal traditions of Dreamtime.
~~ Using Dreamtime ~~
You can choose to drop the entire bath melt into your running bath, but a Lush representative advised me that I was able to obtain two baths from one melt without compromising any of the benefits. I am always a little apprehensive when trying products for the first time, as I have previously been disappointed with the aroma vanishing once the product is dispensed into the bath. I dropped the melt into the bath water and within just a couple of minutes the room began to fill with the most comforting aroma with the steamy water offering a slight milky appearance. I scooped the melt out of the water and placed it inside the Lush yellow paper bag in readiness for my next bath.
The only negative point for me when using bath melts is that they do not provide bubbles and I like nothing better than relaxing in a hot bath of beautifully fragranced fluffy white bubbles. Bath melts tend to create white swirls on the surface of the water, but unfortunately, these vanish soon after soap is introduced. However, the natural oils used to create this melt, particularly the lavender, enable me to enjoy a relaxing and tranquil bathing experience.
Whilst the aroma transfers to my skin for a good while afterwards the downside for me is that soap scum is created around the edges of the water's surface and tiny lavender seeds float within the water. Consequently, the bath needs a good scrub after use, which rather defeats the object of using such a calming and relaxing bathing product. The melt leaves my skin feeling soft and smooth, but I prefer to use a moisturiser directly after use, particularly as my skin can often become rather dry. However, I suffered no adverse effects when using and if it wasn't for the soap scum together with the lavender bits lurking in the water it would have received 5 stars from me. However, Dreamtime still receives my recommendation as it is simply gorgeous.
~~ Other information ~~
With the exception of perfume the entire ingredients contained within Dreamtime are natural and further information can be obtained from the Lush website. This product is vegan friendly.
~~ Price ~~
Dreamtime will cost you £2.95 and in my opinion, is worth every penny for that occasional bath time treat.
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Lush DreamTime Bath Melt
I have to admit, I am a bit of a lush addict. I have tried quite a few of their bath bombs, cleansers, moisturisers and a couple of perfumes - but this is the first bath melt I have tried. I bought this one along with the happy blooming bath melt.
*About the product*
The bath melt is rectangular in shape and it is approximately 30g in weight. It is a creamy off white colour with the words "Dream Time" printed on the top of the melt. It also contains somes flower heads into, as they are visible in the melt.
*What Lush say about the product*
"Skin softening, soothing and sleep-inducing melt. Guess when you should drop this luxuriously creamy block into the water? Bedtime! It may look small, but its secret strengths lie in its scent. The Dreamtime causes your worries to fade away with jasmine, lavender calms your head and sandalwood relaxes your limbs, so use it whenever you need a good night's sleep, soft skin and sweet dreams." Lush uk site
Cocoa Butter, Laureth 4, Almond Oil, Lavender Oil, Ginger Oil, Sandalwood Oil, Chamomile Blue Oil, Jasmine Absolute, Jasmine Flowers, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool, Perfume. - Lush uk site
*What is a bath melt?*
For those of you who don't know, a bath melt is a mix of oils in a bar form (along with other ingredients) and it slowly melts (hence the name) into the bath water. It is not like a bath bomb as it does not really change the colour of the water, it does not fizzle and it is not have a particularly strong scent. It is different to a bubble bar for the same reasons and it is not crumbled into the bath as bubbles bars are.
It does not look very appealing aesthetically, as it is just an off white creamy colour. It does not look colourful and bright like a bath bomb or a bubble bar. Although the small flower heads/petals in the melt do look quite nice. The appearance to me looks like pressed flowers in a old off white coloured paper book.
The scent of the bath melt is really nice. In the bag and on its own it is quite a strong(ish) scent. It smells a bit like the scent you get when you walk past a lush store - although it is quite a bit more musky. For me the sandal wood oil and the almond oil come out quite strong when the melt is in its yellow bag.
*How to use a bath melt*
To use all you have to do is run a bath and place this melt into the water and it will then slowly dissolve into the water. It will not fizzle or release any colour like a bath bomb or bubble bar.
*How to store*
As with bath bombs and bubble bars you should not really keep them in the bathroom as the steam and humidity will affect them - especially bath melts as they may actually melt if you keep them in the bathroom. So I keep mine in their yellow bags in my bedroom or in a cool dry place out of the sun as they may just melt everywhere before you can use them.
*Using the melt*
I had not used a bath melt from lush until yesterday, so I did not know whether to use all of it or whether to cut it in half. I used all of it at once, which is about 30g.
I knew that it would not fizzle or release colour, but it did turn the bath water very slightly cloudy, like the colour of the bath melt, but definitely not as intense.
The bath melt just looked like a small bar of soap when it was in the water, like the mini soaps you get at hotels. Although this bath melt has small flowers in, and when I put this in the bath the flowers slowly came out of the melt and floated on top of the water, which was quite nice. Although there are not a lot of flowers in the melt, the one I had only had four small flower heads in it.
I have used quite a few bath bombs and a couple of bubble bars from lush which fizzle and dissolve into the water really quite quickly, but this melt dissolved so slowly - it melted away for about 10 minutes (15 minutes at the very most) in the water - which is really quite different to the bath bombs I am used to.
As it dissolved it releases oils into the water and to touch the melt in the water it feels really oily and a bit like soap. It does not fizzle but I did notice small bubbles on the surface of the melt as it was dissolving.
Overall, I really quite like the melt so far. It is not exciting as a bath bomb and it is not colourful like a bubble bar but it has a nice subtle fragrance - that unfortunately did not transfer to my skin at all. The scent is quite strong when the melt is in the yellow bag and it is noticeable in the bath but only slightly.
It is very slow to dissolve, which is great if you don't like long bath but if you do then I would recommend that you cut this bath melt in half - then you get two baths out of it and it will still take a while to dissolve. The melt I used lasted for about 10 minutes - maybe 14/15 minutes at the very maximum and the flowers that are released from the melt are nice too as they float on the surface of the water.
Also I used this bath melt before my exam that I had today and I found that it did help me get to sleep - which is not an easy task, especially with the stress of exams. But I found that after using this I was a lot more relaxed and I found that I fell asleep easier than I usually do, which is great.
*Results (and the morning after results)*
I found that after I had used the bath melt that my skin was incredibly smooth, soft and also my skin felt really moisturised - like I had just put a good moisturiser on. I usually have to put a moisturiser on after I have a bath and shower as the shower gels/body washes/bath bombs just don't moisturise my skin enough. But with this melt I did not have to put a moisturiser on, which is great and my skin was incredibly smooth and soft after using this product.
The morning after using this product (as I use it in the evenings, so I don't have to have a shower in the morning and rush around) my skin was still really really smooth, it was a bit surprising as I did not think this product would work that well, but it works fantastically for my skin. My skin the morning after using this product was still very smooth, soft and moisturised.
*Price and availability*
I bought this product from a lush store and you put them in the small yellow bags that they have in the store - like a pick and mix sweet section. This melt is quite small and easily ignored but it works really well. It cost me £2.95 - which is a little bit expensive for one bath - especially as you could buy a shower gel or bath soak for that much and get more than one/two baths out of it. It can be bought from lush stores or online (link below).
I would recommend this product if you have normal or dry skin, as it is very moisturising. It makes my skin very smooth, soft and mositurised. It is made using mostly natural ingredients and it is suitable for vegans and vegetarians to use as it does not contain any animals products. It works well for my skin, it has flowers in that look nice as they float on the water, although the scent does not transfer to my skin at all.
*Leaves my skin incredibly smooth, soft
*It takes about 10 minutes or a little longer to dissolve completely into the water - so I would recommend that you cut it in half and then you can get two baths out of it
*I find that it did help me get to sleep and it made me for relaxed - even though I had a exam the day after I used this - so for me at least it does work well
*Leaves my skin very moisturised - and keeps it moisturised for the next day
*It is not the cheapest bath product, as you do only get one/two baths out of it for £2.95 - but in my opinion it is worth the money
*Scent does not transfer to my skin and it is not as exciting as a bath bomb or bubble bar but it works fantastically
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Dreamtime Bath Melt is not something I would usually think about buying from Lush, I don't particularly find myself having trouble sleeping, although I do usually wake up 3/4 times a night. However, if you've read my previous review you'll know I received the Sweet and Dreamy gift set for my birthday just after Christmas and this was one of the products inside.
What Lush say: "Skin softening, soothing and sleep-inducing melt. Guess when you should drop this luxuriously creamy block into the water? Bedtime! It may look small, but its secret strengths lie in its scent. The Dreamtime causes your worries to fade away with jasmine, lavender calms your head and sandalwood relaxes your limbs, so use it whenever you need a good night's sleep, soft skin and sweet dreams."
Price: At £2.95 for a 30g block this isn't cheap, however it is a really nice product and I think well worth the money for the sheer indulgence you feel relaxing in a Dreamtime bath. It would be possible to cut this into two chunks, however this would lessen the effects and everyone deserves a treat once in a while!
The Look: This reminded me of a really nice bar of handmade soap, the type I usually tuck away to fragrance drawers because they're just too pretty to use. It's a very simple but effective design, the bar is a creamy colour with a tint of pink and little dried jasmine flowers dotted into the mix. Imprinted onto the top of the melt are the words Dream and Time, just so you don't get it confused with all your other Lush goodies!
Using Dramtime: I popped this under the running tap of my bath and watched it slowly melt away, this is when the fragrance starts to fill the room. It's creamy and floral, but it really is very subtle meaning it relaxes you perfectly. A misty layer slowly unfolds, covering the top of the water and the little jasmine flowers floating around on top made it very magical looking, I quickly lit far too many candles and lay back to relax. The water felt completely silky and smooth, the frangrance is beautiful and like I said not over- powering at all, it's almost herbally which I wouldn't usually like but it seems to work well here.
After the Bath: On getting out I instantly noticed how smooth my skin was, I presume this is down to the cocoa butter. I haven't got a major dry skin problem but I do get the occasion patch especially on my arms and I felt completely soothed and soft. The smell lingered a little but not too much, but the best bit about this was going to bed afterwards. As soon as my head hit the pillow I was gone, and it does usually take me about 20 minutes to drift off, I didn't wake up once during the night and felt completely refreshed and indulged when I woke up the next day.
Overall: I would definately recommend, it looks pretty, smells pretty and is all round perfect. I would definately use this again but not too often as it is quite expensive for just one use. This is suitable for vegans and for those with sensitive skin (my sister in law has to be really careful of the products she uses and had no problems) and it's perfect for anyone with dry skin as the cocoa butter really does sooth. Definately recommended!
Last time I popped into Lush I actually only went in to get a few bits and pieces for my friends for Christmas but somehow - it was totally beyond my control! - I ended up coming out with a bag full of products for myself. In this weather when its so cold outside theres nothing better than coming home to a warm, relaxing bath and even better in my opinion if theres a Lush product floating around in there. Personally I think the bath melts are some of the best products Lush have to offer so with that in mind I picked up this 'Dreamtime Bath Melt' to try out a few weeks back - but I only got around to using it last night so all the details are still fresh in my memory. This has got to be one of the best items Ive used from Lush so far and one I will be definitely be buying again in the future.
Price: £2.90 - 30g bar.
Stockists: Lush & lush.co.uk
Other Info: This bar promises to not only soften and smoothen your skin but also helps you to relax into a good nights sleep. This product is also 100% suitable for vegans.
This bar is white in colour and has visible bits of what looks like orange peel embedded in the waxy substance - I have no idea what these orange bits actually are but I suppose it adds a bit of colour to an otherwise simple bar. On each bar is the name 'Dreamtime' although when they have been in the shop a while this does tend to rub off slightly - not one of Lush's best designed products I grant you but its nice enough and its only going to dissolve anyway so I guess that doesnt really matter. I do advise that you use the whole bar in one go as the results will be better that way and definitely use it just before bedtime as the effects really do work wonders.
To use this bar you simply pop it into the bath when the water has been run and let it melt into the water - mine turned the water a creamy colour with little globs of white wax on top which surprisingly looked proper relaxing! If you are only going to use half the bar do store the rest properly - in a cupboard should be fine because due to the texture of these bars they do melt quite easily - they go a bit squidgy when you hold them in your hands so do store them properly. The water feels proper soft after this has melted and it smells absolutely amazing. The main scent I could detect was the cocoa butter but the jasmine and lavender are also really strong - not overpowering though - and overall all the scents mix really well together and are just the type of thing I need before bed because it does relax me!
This honestly makes me skin feel better than any bath melt Ive ever used before which I reckon is mainly down to the cocoa butter in the melt. My skin felt just as soft as the water did and it was like I had already applied loads of lotion so I was a very happy bunny. This definitely helped me relax into a good nights sleep - it usually takes me hours to fall asleep but with this I was gone in minutes and my skin felt and smelt fantastic. Whats not to like? I love this bath melt and would highly recommend it to everyone - the best bath melt Ive used so far.
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When I purchased this bath melt from Lush I didn't know it had a specific quality and was meant to be used in a before-bedtime bath to help sooth worries and relax you. I simply chose it because I was looking for an alternative to the You've Been Mangoed Bath Melt (which I was tiring of).
The bath melt is a very small block that looks like a white/corn coloured soap. It's only a couple of inches in length, about an inch in width and about one centimetre deep. On it's top it is decorated with dried Jasmine flowers. These are small brown and green pieces of plant matter that appear to have died and withered away. The effect of the Jasmine is quite nice though - it makes the bar look pretty and gives it a 'natural' appearance.
The bar has a very soft and oily texture. If you pick this up when it's dry it begins to melt in your fingers straight away. I even was worried at first that I'd accidently bought a massage bar rather than a bath melt because it was so slippy! When it begins to melt between warm fingers you can smell the scent of the bar quickly and strongly.
The bar is fragranced by notes of lavender, jasmine and sandalwood. The lavender is infact the strongest and most noticable scent and it's actually just too strong for my liking. It reminds me a bit of cold cure rubs and cough losenges. I just think the fragrance is a little bit medicinal.
Lavender, of course, is well known for it's ability to calm the mind and induce a sense of relaxation. Lush also say that the rich scent of Jasmine will make you feel stree-free and cherished. Other ingredients in the bath melt include almond oil which softens skin. Ginger oil is added as it has refreshing qualities and is also supposed to soothe tired muscles. Chamomile Blue Oil is something I've not heard of before but Lush say it is used in aromatherapy for easing stress and helping to control any raging hormones! You also have ingredients like cocoa butter which helps to moiturise skin whilst sandalwood oil is another soothing agent which helps ease inflammed skin.
To use the bath melt you simply put it into your warm or hot bathwater and let it melt. You don't have to use the whole thing at once though as the fragrance and effects are very strong. When you feel you've let it melt enough just scoop it out and let the bar dry. Some of the dried flowers float off into the bath and swim around like bits of river debris.
The bar melts very rapidly and the scent of lavender is released into the water and steam. It's a sharp scent that almost chokes me and I do not find it particularly relaxing. The honeyed fragrance of the Jasmine is more pleasant and calming but is overpowered by the lavender.
I though that the bath melt would release oils that would soften and sink into my skin. Instead it releases a waxy substance which coats the sides of the bath and leaves you feeling like you are bathing in a frying pan. The waxiness in the water is so stodgy that when you touch your skin it doesn't flow over the surface it just sticks. It makes me feel like I've just rubbed myself all over with a surfers protective wax! I don't enjoy this sensation at all.
When I get out the bath my skin feels a bit heavy and coated with this waxy surface and when I dry myself it's like buffing up a leather shoe with a thick greasy polish. I find it really uncomfortable. I do not notice my body or muscles being in any way more relaxed than usual. I also find that the bath needs a good clean afterwards with a really good liquid cleaner as it leaves a horrible coating of shiny grease.
This bath melt certainly does not relax me mentally or physically nor does it give me any pleasure whatsoever to use in my bath. It provides a texture in my bathwater that I find unappealling and it releases an overly powerful scent that repels me rather than relaxes me. The Dreamtime bath melt just did not work for me, I'm afraid, and I will not be buying this again.
Dreamtime costs £2.90 for a 30g sized bar and is available online and in stores.
Lush is a well known and worldwide company offering skincare, bath care and other beauty products made with natural ingredients.
Here we have the Lush Dreamtime Bath Melt. A bath melt is a creamy block designed to be submerged in your bath.
This particular bath melt is designed to soften skin, sooth and help sleeping.
Lush say :
"Skin softening, soothing and sleep-inducing melt. Guess when you should drop this luxuriously creamy block into the water? Bedtime! It may look small, but its secret strengths lie in its scent. The Dreamtime causes your worries to fade away with jasmine, lavender calms your head and sandalwood relaxes your limbs, so use it whenever you need a good night's sleep, soft skin and sweet dreams".
*The Bath Melt*
The bath melt comes in a small rectangular block. It is an off white colour with noticable flowery pieces throughout. The bath melt although in block form, is creamy to the touch and begins to melt on contact with water. The block has Dream Melt engraved onto the top of it.
The bath melt comes wrapped in a clear cellophane wrapper.
To use this bath melt, simply swish around in your hot bath. You can split this into two for more uses but apparently it is best to use it all in one bath for best impact.
Cocoa Butter (Theobroma cacao), Laureth 4, Almond Oil (Prunus dulcis), Lavender Oil (Lavandula angustifolia), Ginger Oil (Zingiber officinale), Sandalwood Oil (Santalum austro-caledonicum vieill and Fusanus spicatus), Chamomile Blue Oil (Matricaria chamomilla), Jasmine Absolute (Jasminum grandiflorum), Jasmine Flowers (Jasminum officinale), *Geraniol, *Limonene, *Linalool, Perfume
*Occurs naturally in essential oils
*Availability and Price*
I purchased mine on ebay however the bath melt comes in a standard 30g size on the Lush website for £2.90.
Oh my another Lush review..I never thought I would be capable of it! I picked this Dreamtime Bath Melt up on ebay as I was buying some other bits and pieces from a seller and this looked nice. I was shocked at the size..30g! It is tiny but not to be deterred, I decided to use it in one of my rare 30minute bubble baths last night. This is a 3 part review..before, after and the morning after!
The block itself is cute and the cellophane is good at keeping the bar dry. On opening, the bath is quite oily on the outside. It is almost smooth with the exception of some bumpy flowers.
I ran my hot water and dipped this into the water and started swirling it around. The bath melt started to melt quickly and became really soft and squidgy. The bath water turned a milky white colour. The scent omitting was strong and the lavender really shined through. It smelt gorgeous and the bath water felt really nice.
The flowery pieces were aplenty and were pretty. My hand when removing from the bath felt quite oily but not unpleasant. I was desperate to jump in but my water takes an age to run so i waited and waited and yes its done! The lavender scent is swirling around our apartment..even hubby has noticed it and he isn't normally as perceptive haha :)
Ok I am off for my relaxing bath..catch you all in 30mins if I don't fall asleep.
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Ahh that was nice..did you miss me?
So once my bath was fully run, there was a small clump of bubbles floating alone around the tap area. The water was a milky but see through colour and had an oily layer which glistened on top of my water. The floral pieces were floating around and had become quite soft to the touch.
Jumping in, the water soon engulfed me in a soft and relaxing experience. I had my bath quite hot and that combined with the lavender scent proved to be very relaxing. I felt like I was bathing in luxury. The water was perfectly soft against my dry and tired skin and I simply relaxed.
I did not quite manage 30 mins though as the lavender scent is very overpowering and as we live in a tower, we have no windows to vent some of it out! I started to feel a bit nauseous so got out and dried off. I ran the water away and noticed that the bath melt had left an oily residue on the bottom of my bath and some random flower pieces. These were easily washed away but I gave hubby that honour!
My skin did feel smooth and the once strong lavender scent had left a delicate trace on it which was pleasant and soothing. I personally could not detect the other scents, however, I do feel this is due to the lavender being the most prominent. I jumped into my pjs and went to bed soon after...read below for the morning after experience.
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So I did have a pleasant sleep. I have not slept very well in a while and this bath melt did help me relax. I wouldn't go as far as to say it put me to sleep but it did soothe my mind and body and prepare it for bed time. The lavender scent was still noticable the next morning but not to the same extent as the evening before.
At £2.90 for 30g this is very expensive and I personally could not spend this on every bath. I did like the feeling of this but I feel the scent was overpowering and would personally prefer a fruity or sweet bath melt to try on my next Lush bath. If you can recommend a good one, please leave a comment..it will be much appreciated.
Thank you for reading :)
I do love Lush's bath melts, however I only use them as a treat because being a student, I can not always afford to purchase these. I picked up the Dreamtime bath melt purely because recently I've had difficulty sleeping. Because it's exam period for me, I need to ensure I can get a good nights sleep in order to concentrate the following day, however many nights I find myself just lying awake for hours. I have tried various techniques such as stopping eating straight before bed, avoiding caffeine, getting rid of all distractions, however I heard that jasmine is an excellent way of making you calm and much more tired. Dreamtime bath melt was a bath melt created just to help you sleep better.
I picked this up in store purely based on the fact it could possibly help my sleep routine. Upon picking one up to put into one of the yellow bags, it almost slipped out my hand. It is very oily compared to the other bath melts. I had a quick sniff of it and thought it was horrendous. It consists of jasmine and lavender which help you become calmer and aid your sleeping, as well as sandalwood which helps to relax limbs and soften the skin. The combination of scents was a bit too strong for me, but it becomes far more subtle when added into the bath.
This bath melt is only available in Lush stores or online at www.lush.co.uk. It costs £2.90 which I think is expensive for just one bath, and as this was so creamy and oily, it was fairly easy to cut. I cut mine into three chunks so that I could get three baths out of it, therefore getting three for the price of one, and it only costs me under £1 per bath which is excellent.
I dropped it into my bath when it was full, and I noticed that it took quite a while to dissolve (perhaps around two minutes) which is longer than some of the others I'd tried. A thin layer of oil could be seen on the top of my bath and it felt very moisturising on the skin. I wasn't entirely happy with the smell originally, but once it had filled up my bath, it wasn't as strong and I infact grew to like it. The only thing I was unsure about were the little bits floating around in my bath. There wasn't a lot of them but they were a little off putting and I didn't like this much.
Generally, it was a very nice bath, however it was after the bath which I was more concerned about. About an hour after my bath I felt my skin and it did infact feel super smooth. I personally felt a lot more relaxed after the bath, and I did find that it set me up for a good nights sleep. Obviously this isn't the cure to getting a good sleep routine going, but I have found that it helps on those nights where I'm just not tired.
Overall, I'm going to give this product 4/5 as it does work for those who have sleep problems. One star knocked off because of the little bits floating around in my bath and the yucky scent! Thanks for reading.
Dreamtime Bath Melt is yet another product by Lush that I couldn't wait to use. Their description makes it sound absolutely gorgeous and relaxing but after using it I had other ideas!
~What do Lush say?~
This is copied directly from the Lush website on their product. "Skin softening, soothing and sleep-inducing melt. Guess when you should drop this luxuriously creamy block into the water? Bedtime! It may look small, but its secret strengths lie in its scent. The Dreamtime causes your worries to fade away with jasmine, lavender calms your head and sandalwood relaxes your limbs, so use it whenever you need a good night's sleep, soft skin and sweet dreams."
~How do you use it?~
When your bath is running, drop this into the water so that it can slowly melt in the hot water, hence the name 'bath melt'! It does take a while to melt, but by the time my bath was finished running, it had completely melted. It doesn't produce many bubbles because its not meant to, its just meant to let all natural oils in your bath water so that it can soothe and moisturise your skin naturally.
Even though the description says that there is jasmine and lavender, all I could smell was the sandalwood and this was very, very overpowering. I really didn't like the smell, and for once, I just wanted the smell to go away rather than last on my skin, or stay in the air in the bathroom.
As I was about to get in the bath, I noticed that there were pieces of sandalwood floating aroung on top of my water, which was disgusting. I wasn't sure whether I was meant to get a sieve in there to try and fish them out, or leave them in so that the natural oils from the wood could go into the bath water. After oo'ing and ahh'ing about it for about 5 minutes I decided that they must stay in there, otherwise the Lush website would say! My baths normally last for at least an hour when I'm using Lush products, but after about half an hour, I had to get out. The smell of the sandalwood was giving me a big head, and it just was not for me.
When I got out of the bath, I had to stand there for about 10minutes picking all the bits of sandalwood off my body that had stuck on when I was in the bath. This was absolutely grim. I'm meant to get in a bath to get cleaner, not come out dirtier than I was going in! As I was picking the wood off me, I noticed that there was white liquid on my fingertips. When I ran my hand over my arm (which had obviously been in the bathwater) it came away all milky. There was a film of oil on my body that hadn't seeped in, but rather just decided to stay on my body and annoy me. Well, that was it for me ... I had to run another bath with no products in, and wash myself all over again. Definitely not something I want to do when I had just got out of the bath!
This is the first time I have ever used anything from Lush that I haven't liked and I will definitely not be buying this product again. I only used half the bar, but unfortunately the other half will be going in the bin. Therefore I give Dreamtime bath melt only 1 star, and that's only because I have to.
Note: I have just read other reviews on Dreamtime to see if anyone actually likes it, and noticed that quite a few people said that they had bits of jasmine in the bath, but the bits floating around in my water was definitely sandalwood! Just thought I would let you know, as you never know which bits you'll be swimming with! Either way, its still not my cup of tea at all!
When I was in Lush shopping for Mothers' Day gifts I spotted the Dreamtime bath melt. The description said it had Sandalwood in it - my mum's favourite smell. It also said it had Jasmine and Lavender so I thought it would be just the thing for my mum, so I bought one for her, and one for me to try. It was 2.90 for a 30g bar.
I decided to use my Dreamtime bath melt the next night. I initially planned to only use half so I sliced the bar in half and put one half in the bath while the hot tap ran. There was a strange smell. It wasn't as I imagined. To me the smell was quite musty and stale. I got into the bath and the water didn't feel luxurious or oily to me at all so at this point I decided to drop the remainder of the bar into the water. This made no difference at all except there were now more bits of dead jasmine flowers floating about in the water, which aren't exactly pretty. By now I had either become too used to the smell or it had disappeared entirely. I suspect the latter because I could still smell nothing when returning to the bathroom later. This was probably a blessing in disguise though, because the smell didn't really appeal to me at all.
I won't be buying this bar again, for myself nor as a gift. I guess some people will love the scent and will therefore go for it but it really did nothing for me. I think I could have got over lack of scent / bad scent if it had made my skin smooth or silky but it really did nothing for me and that price I can't justify another purchase. Sorry Lush.
I bought Dreamtime a while ago to keep it in reserve for when I couldn't get to sleep. This occasion arrived not long ago. I always find that I get a bit stressed out on Sunday nights because on Mondays I have a really long day of lectures and group meetings! The other Sunday night I got about three hours of sleep, so this time I decided to try this bath melt to see what it did.
The bath melt is a small rectangle, rather like the 'You've Been Mangoed' bath melt. It is creamy white with cute little flowerbuds inside. The smell is fairly strong, and overwhelmingly of lavender, but there are hints of sandalwood and jasmine in there too. In fact it strongly resembles the Dreamtime temple balm, which I also have.
I dropped the block into my bath and it melted slowly, turning the bath white as it went, which produced a relaxing effect. When I got in, the smell of lavender was less strong than it had been in solid form, however it was still there in the background. As usual, bathing with a Lush bath melt is like bathing in silk! The water is so soft.
When I got out, my skin felt lovely and soft because of the cocoa butter in the melt. I felt much calmer and more relaxed. I won't say that I was falling asleep in the bath or anything like that, but I found it much easier to get to sleep and felt a lot more rested when I woke the next day!
This is going to become a Lush staple with me - I want to keep a few handy in case of sleepless emergencies! At £2.90 for one melt it's not cheap but as an occasional treat it's lovely.
Lush Dreamtime Bath Melt
Description: Brand: Lush / Type: Bath Melt / The Dreamtime causes your worries to fade away (jasmine), your head to feel calm (lavender) and your limbs to relax (sandalwood) so use it whenever you need a good night`s sleep, soft skin and sweet dreams.
If you haven't had the pleasure of shopping with Lush then you may be forgiven for being a little unsure who they are or what they do. It is worth knowing that they make hand made cosmetics products from only natural ingredients. They never test on animals and ensure that they only use suppliers who don't either. Many of their products are suitable for vegans.
Lush also support a variety of different charities and projects around the world, details of which can be found on the website, along with products and ingredients. You can also shop online and also locate your nearest store. They are committed to reducing unnecessary packaging and orders placed online will arrive packaged in popcorn instead of polystyrene.
The Lush website will also allow you to buy items from their "Retro" range, which is basically products from the past that customers still want to buy. There isn't room in the shops for them but you can still buy them online. I love that I can find my old favourites here and have been buying quite a lot of things lately to see if they are as good as I remember!
A bath melt is designed to be popped into a bath, where it melts into the water, softening it and filling it with its gorgeous oils which scents the water, the room and of course, your skin. These bath melts are also a great way to moisturise your skin.
This 30g bath melt will cost you £2.90 and is suitable for vegans.
This bath melt quickly disappears in the water, leaving it feeling soft and gorgeously scented. The fragrance is a mixture of vanilla, lavender and almond which is very sweet, with hints of jasmine and sandalwood. The scent isn't as strong as some of the bath melts from Lush, but genuinely does have a relaxing and calming effect which leaves you feeling chilled out and ready for bed.
I don't find that the fragrance of this bath melt lasts as long on my skin as some of their products, which is a little disappointing but it is lovely while it lasts. My skin always feels soft and hydrated and like it has had a treat when I have used this melt, but in my opinion, there are better ones so I probably wouldn't buy this one again, instead opting for a different variety.
Ingredients are as follows (taken from the Lush website);
Cocoa Butter (Theobroma cacao), Laureth 4, Almond Oil (Prunus dulcis), Lavender Oil (Lavandula angustifolia), Ginger Oil (Zingiber officinale), Sandalwood Oil (Santalum austro-caledonicum vieill and Fusanus spicatus), Chamomile Oil (Anthemis nobilis), Jasmine Absolute (Jasminum grandiflorum), Jasmine Flowers (Jasminum officinale), *Geraniol, *Limonene, *Linalool, Perfume}
*Occurs naturally in essential oils
This is one of Lush's luxury bath melts, priced at £2.90 for just one, it can seem a bit pricey. But what i like to do it to cut this bar into three pieces, and that way i can use it in three different baths!
So this is one of my must have at all times products, i always have one of these in my lush stash, just in case! I like to use one of these when i am sick, or stressed out with work or uni, or just feeling a bit down about things.
It is scented with jasmine, lavender and sandalwood. The sandalwood is meant to relax your limbs, while the lavander and jasmine are meant to soothe your head, and calm you down. This really does work for me, and it one of the best things i have found which de-stress me after "one of those days" type of days.
It is also very moisturising, because it is a bath melt and is packed full of essencial oils, it melts slowly in the bath and you can see the little ring of oils around it as it melts. The oils float about and mix with the water, soaking into your skin, making you feel super moisturised when you come out of the bath!
I like to cocktail my products, so i find that using 1/3 of dreamtime, along with a waving not drowning bath ballistic, soothes me, and actually calms me down and makes me feel sleepy. A great one for those days where i just can't seem to relax, and switch my head off to get to sleep! After a bath with these two, i have one of the best sleeps in a long time!
The Dreamtime causes your worries to fade away (jasmine), your head to feel calm (lavender) and your limbs to relax (sandalwood) so use it whenever you need a good night's sleep, soft skin and sweet dreams /