“ Brand: Lush / Bar / Type: Massage Bar „
I think most people on here know that I am pregnant and I am really milking it with my partner! Bless him, he has been great and one thing I have managed to get a lot of is massages (knowing full well when the baby arrives I wont get another massage!). I'm a huge fan of Lush's massage bars and they are proving their weight in gold in moisturising my skin since (touch wood) no stretch marks anywhere so far! I'm not a fan of the usual cocoa butter scented creams as they actually make me feel rather sick and I'm still not convinced with Bio Oil so I'm sticking to what I know and love!
One bar I have been using recently is Lush's Fever massage bar simply because I have been using this bar since it was originally created when it was actually originally a two coloured bar, the bottom later was cream and the top later was a scarlet red colour but to my dismay (and to many others) it was discontinued but brought back by Lush in 2003. It was completely redesigned and didn't look like anything it did before. Gone were the two coloured layers and instead it was completely cream with a pair of bright red lips stuck on top (those who remember the limited edition Hollywood Bubble Bar will remember that Lush also used the same red lips on this). When I think of Fever I immediately think of Salvador Dali's painting of Mae West, those bright red lips are imprinted on my mind! Fever is now a plain cream oval shaped bar with a pair of scarlet red lips stuck on the top, yes it may look a bit plain but you shouldn't judge a book by its cover!
Even though Lush redesigned the bar its gorgeous recipe wasn't changed thankfully! Fever is an incredibly soft massage bar which goes on easily but to warn you the scent is quite strong. It is almost stifling which is a shame as it would have been better if the fragrance comes on gradually but you do get an instant aroma of rose but once rose fades you soon get the scent of sandalwood and jasmine combining their sweetness and spice giving a bit more depth to the overall floral, rose fragrance.
What is in Fever which makes it so wonderful? Lush is made up of two base butters the first being cocoa butter which is non-greasy and successfully blends with other butters to create rich blends. Cocoa butter is a great base for a massage bar as it reacts with body temperature enabling it to melt. Cocoa butter is great for softening and moisturising dry skin. Shea butter is the other butter which joins cocoa butter which is actually a lighter product and packed full of Vitamin A. It is a well known emollient which softens skin and because it is incredibly gentle it is ideal for those with sensitive skin.
So what gives Fever its gorgeously sexy fragrance? I touched on the aroma above but Fever contains rose, jasmine and sandalwood oils which give an incredibly alluring fragrance. Rose absolute has quite an intense aroma which is full of depth and it is great for balancing and calming the mind. Once distilled it is also great for rough and dry skins as it has moisturising properties. Jasmine is another oil which has quite an intense aroma as well as being floral. Despite being rich it is ideal for sensitive skin and is known to relieve stress. The next fragrance is sandalwood which Lush use quite a bit! It is astringent, antiseptic and is an effective emollient ideal for those with dry skin. It is also known to help ageing skin. Again this aroma is rich but rather than floral like the other two sandalwood is woody.
Fever is a wonderful massage bar as unlike some it doesn't leave a stickiness on your skin, both the cocoa butter and shea butters easily sink into your skin leaving behind gorgeously soft skin with no residue. I often use this massage bar when I've had a shower as it acts as a great solid body lotion as it manages to keep all the moisture on my skin. Some massage bars take a few minutes to get fully absorbed but with Fever as soon as it touches the skin its absorbed instantly. I'm currently using it far more frequently than I used to in order to reduce stretch marks and my skin has stayed nourished and supple for hours after using this bar. I have naturally dry skin and some moisturisers don't last for hours and I need to re-apply but with Fever I can last for up to 8 hours. I tend to use it at night and by the time I wake up my skin is still lovely and soft. Only problem is that once you've been handling it for a while it gets a bit hard to handle as it goes quite soft!
What Lush say:-
"A head-turningly sexy rose and sandalwood bar.
The Fever Massage Bar encapsulates the feeling you get when you're so besotted with someone you can think of nothing else. Its rose, jasmine and sandalwood fragrance is unashamedly sexy. If Fever got dressed to go out it would definitely not be wearing jeans and trainers; lipstick, heels, a full skirt and eyeliner would be essential (and satin knickers for the full effect). Fever makes you look at it, come close enough to inhale and - if you're lucky - you might get to touch it"
Cocoa Butter (Theobroma cacao), Shea Butter (Butyrospermum parkii), Perfume, Rose Absolute (Rosa damascena), Jasmine Absolute (Jasminum grandiflorum), Sandalwood Oil (Santalum austro-caledonicum vieill and Fusanus spicatus), Gardenia Extract (Gardenia jasminoides), *Benzyl Salicylate, *Eugenol, *Geraniol, *Isoeugenol, *Benzyl Benzoate, *Farnesol, *Limonene, *Linalool, Hydroxycitronellal, Colour 73360
£5.25 per 65g bar
Overall, I adore this massage bar, not only does it keep the skin supple and soft but its great for using as a solid body lotion. The scent is gorgeous, although it comes on quite strong initially it soon softens to become sweet and floral with just a hint of woodiness. I've been using it for years and I just hope Lush don't discontinue it soon!
Fever is a massage bar from Lush. Massage bars are like very intensive moisturisers, with essential oils and other lovely ingredients to make your skin smooth and smelling nice. This particular one can be recognised by the bright red lips attached to the bar!
This one is supposed to be the 'sexy' massage bar. It contains jasmine, rose and sandalwood - jasmine is supposed to be an aphrodisiac, and rose and sandalwood add to the sensual scent. Like the other bars, this one contains cocoa butter and shea butter to melt the bar and moisturise the skin. The bar is suitable for vegans.
The first thing I noticed about the bar was the smell. It is very rich and deep and sensual, floral but not too sweet. It definitely wouldn't appeal to everyone, but I like it. There is something very Fifties about it - it's probably the lips!
With massage bars, you have to rub them between your hands to melt the oils and then apply them to your skin. Fever doesn't melt as easily as some of the bars I've tried, but that's probably a good thing, as it's very rich - definitely an evening massage bar, rather than one suitable for use as a daytime moisturiser (unless your skin is VERY dry). It provides an excellent intensive moisturiser, and the scent lasts for hours.
The only slight annoyance is the lips - as these melt they create red streaks everywhere! Having said that, you can have fun applying 'lipstick marks' to yourself. On the Lush website there's a review that says you can actually use the lips as a lip tint - I tried that and it actually works!
This massage bar is lasting ages - I've used it three times now to moisturise my whole body, and I estimate I can still get four or more uses out of it. Overall this is a great massage bar and I'll certainly be repurchasing.
Fever costs £5.25 and if you buy two massage bars you get a free massage bar tin. Luckily, this is one of the bars that actually does fit in the tin!
I got this Lush Fever massage bar for £4.84 and the main reason why I got it was because I just love how cute it looks... I'm definitely a red lippy kind of girl so I really love the look and smell of this one! The scent to me is very sensual and would be ideal to wear as a fragrance for a romantic date.
This massage bar is oval shaped and the main colour is cream and there's some red lips at the right hand side which look so adorable. The main essential oils that make up the wonderful, romantic fragrance of this bar are rose, jasmine and sandalwood. The massage bar is made up of a blend of cocoa and shea butter, which are lovely and moisturising and the essential oils set the mood.
This product is very easy to use; you simply warm it in between your hands to then apply onto the desired body area or you can apply the bar directly onto the skin. It simply starts to melt on contact with warm skin and leaves a smooth layer that you can either massage in or just use as a heavier moisturiser.
What I love about this (and most other Lush massage bars) is that it's soft and gentle enough to use on my sensitive skin, as I often find that many products tend to irritate my skin. This is lovely to use on your own or with someone, I also find it good to massage in to de-stress and relieve tensions and aches.
This is one of my favourite Lush massage bars and I think anyone looking to get something as a treat for a hot date (or any other occasion really) should go check this out!
Lush Fever Massage bar is a creamy yellow colour with a funky pair of red lips. It's one of their range of bars designed for luxurious massages. It's one of their vegan selection and it sells for £4.95 for a 65g a bar.
Cocoa Butter (Theobroma cacao)
Shea Butter (Butyrospermum parkii)
Rose Absolute (Rosa damascena)
Jasmine Absolute (Jasminum officinale)
Sandalwood Oil (Santalum album)
Gardenia Extract (Gardenia jasminoides),
* Occurs naturally in Essential Oils
The smells I detect are mainly the cocoa butter, shea butter and sandalwood, with a hint of the sweet flower scents. It's quite a delicate smell really.
This is a bar that's really rich in oils, that melt at body temperature as you rub it between your hands. Its a lot less messy to use for massage than an oily liquid, as there is no risk of spillage. It's best to keep it in one of the tins that Lush gives away free with every purchase of two bars. You can buy the tin, but these bars are so lovely it's worth splashing out on two different ones and getting your free tin.
If someone is giving you a lovely back massage with one of these it's a wonderful sensation, and it doesn't all disappear into your skin too soon. If you're the one giving the massage, you'll find the bar has a fabulous moisturising effect on your hands.
And really that's the thing I mostly buy this for. At night I melt some onto my hands, and rub it in, which of course is really oily, so then I put a pair of cotton gloves on for five minutes. When I take them off my hands have benefited from the rich oils, but they're not going to smudge it all over the sheets. It's also great to use around the neck area if you've been out in the sun all day, and on dry areas like the elbows or heels. I prefer this to hand cream or body lotion as it contains no parabens.
Fever might seem expensive at £4.95 a bar, but you really only wear off a little of the bar when you melt some onto your hands. It lasts ages!
I have recently been buying a stupid amount of beauty products including lots from Lush. I say this merely as a warning, as there will probably be a lot of Lush reviews from me over the next few weeks - or possibly even months the amount I have bought!
One of the products I purchased was the fever massage bar. I have used two of the Lush massage bars before - It's a pleasure treasure and black magic, both of which I liked. I was wavering between this and the each peach bar, and decided on this one, because I liked its strong rose and jasmine fragrance.
The bar, as you can probably see from the picture, is a creamy pale yellow colour, and has a red lips motif on one side. Given its oval shape, it looks similar to a bar of soap, but shouldn't be confused with one, or that could turn out to be one oily bath!
When you pick the bar up, it feels quite solid and slightly waxy. I noticed in the shop, when trying to decide which one to choose, that even just picking a massage bar up will leave a lovely scent on your hands.
My past two massage bars where mainly used when I had a boyfriend, to give and receive massages. Now that I'm single and no-one wants me (well, not entirely true, but I am only ever asked out by highly unsuitable men!) the main reason I decided on a massage bar, was for my legs. I have been using a liquid massage oil on my thighs and have seen an improvement to the stretch marks there. They have by no means disappeared, but I find that they feel smoother and not as raised up, and I prefer the oil to using body lotion. Also, the massaging action is supposed to stimulate the lymph glands and get rid of cellulite - bonus! I knew from the past that Lush massage bars are quite oily, and thought that now the body oil has ran out, I would try using this for a while in its place.
The Fever massage bar contains a good mix of oils and butters and contains Jasmine Absolute, Rose Absolute, Sandalwood oil, Cocoa butter and Shea butter amongst other things. This combination not only smells delicious, but the butters it contains are great for the skin too - Shea butter is renowned for its moisturising effects, and Cocoa butter has emollient properties and acts as a barrier to protect skin from the environment.
The Lush website describes the fragrance of this bar as 'unashamedly sexy'. The fragrance is fairly strong, and the main fragrance you can detect in this is jasmine - a strong oriental, spicy scent -but you can also detect a hint of the rose in there, which gives it a slightly more feminine twist.
To use the bar, you simply need to warm it up, by either rubbing between the palms of your hands, or rubbing directly onto the surface of the skin you want to massage- although doing it this way will take it a fair bit longer. The warmth of your skin will start to melt the butters and oils, and these can then be massaged into the skin.
I found that this had quite a buttery texture to it, but was also oily enough to be massaged in without too much effort. Although I had originally bought this for the oily texture, I actually found that I preferred that this also had the butteriness to it, as it felt better on my skin and was not overly greasy.
The fragrance is strong already, but I had expected it to become even stronger once I started to massage this in. To be honest, I didn't think this was the case - the strength of the fragrance stayed pretty much the same.
Once on the skin, it does leave a slightly oily film - the product never really seems to sink in fully, so I tend to apply it before bed. It does make the skin feel moisturised and when I wake up in the morning, it is noticeably softer, and there is still a faint smell of the product there.
One problem I encountered - and is something I have found with each massage bar I've bought - is that the bar itself can become very oily straight after use, and it's hard to know what to do with it between applying it to the skin, and rubbing it in! I have been resting it on the clear plastic Lush bag it came in, however Lush do sell a 'massage bar tin' for £2.95 which you can store it in, but bear in mind it is oval shaped and will not fit all massage bars.
The bar weighs just 65g and will cost you £4.95. This seems around an average price for the massage bars sold by Lush. You will probably find that you get quite a few uses out of it - I am only applying it to my thighs once a day, and have so far got about a weeks worth out of it, and there's still enough for a few more uses. Obviously, this is probably not as economical as, perhaps, a bottle of massage oil, but I think the exotic fragrance, and the fact it's made with natural ingredients are worth it.
All in all, I quite liked this massage bar, and would buy it again, but probably not for myself - unless I can find a decent man to massage any time soon! The fragrance is lovely, and it leaves my skin feeling soft. The main negative point is the oily film it leaves on the skin immediately after use, which I can understand that not everyone would like. Otherwise though, it's great!
It is always dangerous allowing me to go to lunch with my boss in the city of London and having to go through Liverpool Street station means I have to go past a Lush shop which you can smell literally the second you get off the tube. So, naturally I went in with a purpose of looking to see what was new....5 minutes later and I am leaving with a brown paper bag of goodies and my wallet is £20 lighter!
The first thing to catch my eye was the massage bar shelf which is a product I have taken to quite a lot and it is a product that is definitely worth not only it's weight in gold, but its money.
I have an extremely stressful job which often has me working long hours, being in endless meetings and dealing with members of the general public and when I get home I like nothing more than a sexy man (in walks Gingaro) to rub me down and knead away the tension and for me this is exactly what Lush Massage bars are designed to do and for me they do it very well.
The Fever Massage Bar resembles a piece of soap which picture shows (although this picture depicts the Black Magic Massage bar rather than the Fever one which is a cream coloured bar with red lips on it), and to use it you pretty much mimic the actions of using a soap - to melt the bar you rub it between your hands which then loosens some of the calming essential oils and butters to enable you to massage much easier so that your fingers glide over the skin or as Lush suggest Rub the bar between your hands to melt the oils and butters until they are coated liberally, then apply them gently but firmly to a friend. Or even better, get a firm friend to apply them ever so slowly, thoroughly, luxuriously, insistently, gently and firmly to you - all over. It may be useful to note that whilst the butters and oils are greasy on the hands, it does melt into the skin really easily without leaving your skin feeling greasy. Lush do advise you to make sure every single piece of oil is massaged into your skin to avoids transferring it to clothes, towels and bedclothes, although it does wash out without leaving a stain. The other thing to note is to make sure the person massaging you has warm hands when they begin to massage you, there is nothing worse than a cold handed masseuse.
As with all Lush products the smell is totally divine, using a combination of Jasmine and Rose absolute, Shea & Cocoa butter to smooth and soothe your skin. I didnt really know what Shea butter was, but after a little research I now know that Shea butter has soothing, moisturizing and protecting effects and has similar qualities to cocoa butter in that it is good for dry skin, skin irritations and stretch marks to name a few. You will also find Sandalwood oil used in this massage bar, I had no idea what this was so I went to look it up and this is what I found "Uses - Sandalwood essential oil has a soft, warm, woody, earthy, balsamic scent that many feel contain aphrodisiac qualities. Many individuals find that sandalwood has calming and soothing effects that help reduce stress and alleviate anxiety. Often used to enhance meditation. Sandalwood is renowned best for its balancing effect on the nervous system, gently soothing away anxiety and tension". (all details come from http://www.essential7.com/essentialoils/sandalwood.html). Interestingly the notes on Sandalwood oil describe perfectly how the Fever Bar makes you feel once it is in use and I felt all the stress and tension from my days work at the office vanish within minutes and all that matters is the right now moment!
There is also a batch of other essential oils used to make this massage bar and they can be found on the Lush website for reference.
The smell as with most Lush products I have used, does linger for a good few hours after using and if like me you grow to love this product and use it rather more frequently (or as frequently as you can get your other half to massage you) then you will find it does last a very long time. Lush estimate that using it three times a week on average it will last a good three months and I tend to agree with them.
After using this my skin was left feeling totally moisturised and very soft for a good two days and for those of you who want a full body massage, this product is safe to use on your whole body, so the slower and more sensitive the massage the better the experience.
For those if you who have sensitive skin, again I also have extremely sensitive skin and often find that I am limited in which products I can use, for example I am allergic to The Body Shop shower creams and gels, but with Lush I haven't had any problems whatsoever, so that means I can now become a Lush addict and try everything.
So would I recommend this product? I absolutely would without a shadow of a doubt. As someone who is addicted to Lush products I think it is only right and proper that you but something and try it to see what all the fuss is about, which is exactly what I did. Also as someone with super sensitive skin I would also suggest their products, but I would advise you to go onto their website and check the ingredients used, they are listed under each product so it is easy to find out and whats more, it is only £3.40 for 65g and as mentioned it lasts a very long time. If you are not sure you like the sound of this massage bar than worry not, there are another thirteen or so massage bars to choose from.
If anyone wants to investigate Lush further to see what ingredients are used for this or any other products then you simply go to www.lush.co.uk which will give you the UK version of their website.
Lush products are not tested on animals, in fact they are vehemently against products being tested on animals and to test their own products they do tests on humans to ensure they are safe for general sale to the public and they will not buy ingredients from companies who use testing on animals as one of their protocols.
Lush first officially launched their products in 1995, although they had been around for many years previous and their name was decided upon in a competition after many years of working under the name 'Cosmetics to go' as a mail order company and so to Poole in Dorset the firm grew and became globally known.
Many of you who have read some of my past reviews will know that I am a big Lush fan, and am easily tempted to part with large amounts of cash just by entering the shop. I used to have to travel into the centre of Newcastle to fulfil my Lush needs, but that has been sorted as they have now opened a branch in Gatesheads Metrocentre which means I can frequent their premises even more than before!
In the past I have tended to go mostly for bath products with the odd skin product once in a while, however I have recently been taking baby massage classes with my baby and it has aroused an interest in all things massage related, and I just knew the place to go was Lush, and this latest trip was met with a positive reaction from the husband maybe because he thought he would be on the receiving end of something pleasureable!
When I entered the store, there was a central display of quite a few massage bars, and as usual the smell was amazing. I began talking to one of the girls working in the shop, and as I was a massage bar virgin, she explained that for the most part, the massage bars were separated into two groups depending on what purpose the massage would serve. Firstly, is a night of sensual passion was on the cards, then there were some which had more potent smells, as opposed to the workhorse group of bars which were there to banish such nasties as cellulite or dry skin.
I will admit now, my needs were firmly in the former, as a 5 month old certainly puts the dampners on your love life .especially when she sleeps in between you! Hubby and I were having a night to ourselves, so after much debate, I chose the cute looking Fever, a cream coloured bar with red lips on it which smelt amazing.
They are very simple to use. When you want to use the bar, you simply rub it in your hands to get it warm, which in turn melts the oils and butter. When you feel you have enough on your hands then apply to chosen area ..I will leave that to your discretion, although I can vouch it was gentle even in delicate places!!! The slower the massage action, the more luxurious the feel, so make sure you have time set aside to enjoy the experience. If you are mess conscious, then you can avoid grubby sheets by thoroughly massaging in the oil, but we did not and I thought the sheets were ruined, but I assure you that the oils washed out without any problems.
Like all Lush products, the bar has its own unique mix of ingredients, which include cocoa and shea butter, rose, jasmine and sandalwood. It has a retro scent, which is meant to be reminiscent of the 50s, but since I was not around then I cannot vouch for its authenticity, but I can say it is a very nice smell. It did leave my skin feeling very soft, and even my hubby said It felt nice, which from a cosmetic phobic such as him that is a compliment indeed.
The bar cost me £3.40, and judging by how much was used, I would say it would last around 6 massages, which is pretty good value in my books.
For thoae of you who may have read one of my other opinions, you will know already that I'm a BIG lush addict and that I was lucky enough to get a xmas temp job there last year! The most intriguing products that lush sell, the ones that seemed to get the most interest from the customers, were in fact their amazing massage bars. There are two types of massage bars. Sensual ones, ideal for a seductive evening with the partner of your choice (!) or theraputic ones, that are good to pick you up or get rid of tense muscles (these ones contain beans which really knead your body!...good for cellulite too!) But you don't have to share these little blocks of wonder...ooooh no! They are ideal for moisturising in general...and really good if you have very dry skin! HOW DO YOU USE THEM? Simple. The warmth of your hands melts the massage bar, leaving an oil on your hands..a good alternative to messy massage oils or baby oil (in some circumstances..i wouldn't recommend this particular massage bar..there's one called therapy that you can use on your baby if you wanted too!) You then rub the oil into your/your partner's skin! Because some of them are so beautifully scented (such as this one)you can use them instead of your normal body moisuriser to leave you smelly gorgeous! SO WHAT ARE THEY MADE OF? Each massage bar is made of a blend of cocoa butter and shea butter, renowned for its moisturising properties, and a blend of essential oils. Fever is so called because it was inspired by the 50s era. Red lipstick, pink cadillac,...blonde bombshell! It contains a sensual blend of Rose and Jasmine absolute (very expensive and luxurious essential oils) and Sandalwood essential oil, to make a scent that is reminiscent of perfumes popular at the time! What is extra special about Fever, is it's inspiring red layer on top. This can be used as a subtle colour for your cheeks or lips (althou
gh I'm not sure it would taste so good!) One of these bars will last about 4/5 body massages, maybe a few more and at £2.95 it won't break the bank either! But to keep it a bit longer, keep it somewhere cool, like a fridge so it doesn't melt and loose it's shape. You can buy these bars from any Lush outlet or from their website at www.lush.co.uk ..check out the website for details of your nearest branch! Happy lushing! Thanks for reading! :)
Lush make a wide range of gorgeous, pampering bath and skincare treats. They use as much natural oils and ingredients as possible and virtually no preservatives. Massage bars are in solid form and mean an end to knocking over a hefty bottle of oil! All you do is hold in your hands for a few moments to let the oil melt on to your palms and then apply, either to yourself or a special someone. Fever is one of their latest massage bars and has a distinctly floral, fifties scent which I find nostalgic, underlaid with the usual sort of Lush scent which I can't describe but anyone who has used Lush products will know what I mean! I loved this product as I really enjoy it's scent and I use the massage bars as a skin moisturiser as well as for giving massages to the man in my life. The only reservation with this particular bar as I think it's scent is very feminine and if your special someone is male, he may prefer one of the other bars in the range - there are several from which to choose.But,if you like a bouquet, go for it and imagine you're Peggy Lee !
Contains rose, jasmine and sandalwood /