“ Brand: Lush / Type: Bath Bomb / Subcategory: Bath Melt / Bath Foam „
I was in the mood for an earthy herbal bath and this ballistic looked like it would do the job. It was about £3 which is quite steep for one of the smaller bath bombs in Lush. It smelled very herbal and had little gritty bits of leafy looking things sticking out of it - very natural looking and just what I fancied.
But I was really disappointed. In the bath it fizzed a little bit but didn't actually melt fully - I had to rub it between my hands to get it to crumble and melt properly. Once melted the herby scent pretty much disappeared, even from my hands where the neat product had been rubbed, so I thought that was pretty poor. What's more, the water felt horrible, really hard, so I ended up putting in some other bath potion just to make the water pleasant to bathe in. So, it was pretty much £3 wasted because the bath I ended up with was that of another product in terms of scent and softness, and not of Geo Phyzz at all.
I was in Lush on a Friday afternoon looking for something unusual for me - a bath product to use in a pre-night out bath. Normally I have a bath to relax before bed, but for some reason I really fancied a bath before going to the pub that evening!
Dismissing the bath melts as too relaxing, and the bubble bars on the basis that the bubbles would get into my hair, I headed to the Ballistics stand. After perusing the rack for a couple of minutes I settled on Geophyzz. This was partly because, at £2.45, it was one of the cheapest ballistics, but also because it was described as a luxury spa treatment in a ballistic, which I liked the sound of!
Geo Phyzz is the 'earthy' ballistic containing sea salt coated in volcanic clay. It is green with brown bits in, which isn't as immediately appealing as some of the others, but it does give the impression of being natural. It also contains seaweed, cypress and sandalwood to conjure up the impression of bathing in the sea. The ballistic certainly smelled fresh and salty like the sea, with hints of citrus, and I was looking forward to trying it out.
Like with all ballistics, I dropped this into my run bath and it fizzed pleasantly. The water turned a lovely green and the chunks of salt spread out around the bath. Luckily they dissolved pretty quickly or else I might have found it quite painful to sit down!
When I got in the bath the smell was still there, although it was fairly subtle. It smelled rather like a citrusy forest. The water felt lovely too, very soft.
I didn't stay in the bath as long as usual as I was getting ready to go out. I was only in there about half an hour. When I did get out I felt refreshed and ready for the evening ahead. My skin felt soft but not as soft as it feels after using a Butterball (which is the standard by which I measure all ballistics).
I quite enjoyed this ballistic. It wasn't amazing or tremendously exciting but I would consider buying this again. Reading previous reviews it seems that they have reduced the size of Geo Phyzz, which is a shame as it seems that the larger version had a better effect, but also understandable as it used to be very expensive.
What is Lush?
Lush was formerly known as 'Cosmetics to Go' and quite appropriately changed its named which I think suite it best because the only way to describe their products is they smell and look 'lush'. All the products are vegetarian and a lot are vegan. Nothing is tested on animals and they make sure every ingredient is sourced from companies that also do not test on animals. They support many charities and often do limited edition items to gain money for charities or campaigns. They make a lot of 'naked' products, which come with no packaging. Their bags, wrapping and even the stuff that comes in the boxes to protect gift sets are all made from recycled items and can be put in a composter or recycled. They are very much an ethically aware company.
What is a bath ballistic?
A Bath ballistic usually comes in a globe shape but can resemble other shapes, for example Hippy Chick resembles a chick. You drop the ballistic into a full bath when you have stopped running the water. Simply drop into the water, get in the bath and relax. Immediately the ballistic will fizz away, often turning the water a different colour, releasing items such as rose petals but all release essential oils and ingredients which cleanse, soften and moisturise your skin to make it feel soft, silky and smelling divine.
How must does it cost?
Geo-Phyzz costs £2.45 is aprox 100g in weight and is suitable for vegans.
Geo-Phyzz once was a large 200g ballistic biut has since been made more compact and comes in a 100g size. It is a basic round green ball with flecks of browns, reds and blues. It isn't anything special to look at which is maybe why I have always bypassed this product and opted for a more eye catching ballistic such as Honey Bee. Due to its content of ingredients, it smells very much of a combination of Minerals or a Spa Treatment. I was curious to see how could it worked so decided to try it out.
What makes Geo Phyzz special?
It contains luxurious Hawaiian Sea Salt which is an ingredient found in the poshest Spa treatments. Hawaiian Salt is special because it is coated in a very mineral rich Volcanic Clay which is extremely good for your skin. To conjure thoughts of bathing in the warm sea it contains scents of Cypress, Sandalwood and Seaweed.
I think my expectations of a Spa treatment inside a bath ballistic were far too high. I had imagined coming out of the bath with skin that felt like they had been massaged and pampered and this sadly wasn't the case. The ballistic itself isn't anything special to look at and has a Mineral sea-like scent. It dissolves in the water and fizzes away revealing a course sea salt and murky green colour. I could feel the grains of salt on the bottom of the bath and I attempted to rub them onto my skin to feel the full effect. Although my skin did feel soft it wasn't anything different than a normal ballistic. The smell is quite refreshing but I just felt the whole experience wasn't that special. Sadly I think I won't try this one again for a long long time and instead opt for classics to cheer me up like You've been Mangoed Melt. Maybe I am more swayed towards bright coloured and strong fruity scents, but I just expected to feel more pampered by this ballistic.
Geo Phyzz is a Bath Ballistic made by Lush.
It's a green ball shape (a much smoother, less hand-made looking one than most of their ballistics, I'd say) and has a grainy, textured surface / appearance.
In the shop it's quite hard to smell this one and I only really got a faint hint of what I think was sandalwood. But, green is one of my favourite colours and I wanted to try a new Ballistic so I bought one.
When I got it home, I ran a steaming hot bath as usual, got in and then dropped this into the water.
It immediately started fizzing and whizzing around (as Bath Ballistics have a tendancy to do). As it went around the bath it turned the water a gorgeous shade of green - somewhere between an emerald green and a moss green.
Green isn't usually seen as a relaxing colour, but this most definately was a really great, chill-you-out sort of colour.
Along with that, I could feel the water softening and you could literally see the minerals and lovely bits and pieces bursting out of the ballistic as it went about the bath.
The smell was gorgeous too. A very rich, earthy, herbal sort of scent (this would be great for anyone who likes the Karma range, I think) with a sort of fresh-zestyness to it.
The colour and scent, overall, give the impression that you're bathing in the middle of some sort of enchanted wood.
It was a gorgeous, relaxing bath - I'll be making this one of my regular Lush products!
Lush Geo Phyzz Bath Bomb
Description: Manufacturer: Lush / Type: Bath Product / Fast-fizzing, mineral bath for an explosively exciting skin treatment in a tub.
If you have never shopped at Lush before, it is worth knowing that they create hand made cosmetics from only natural ingredients. They never test on animals and ensure that they only use suppliers who don't either. Lush support quite a lot of charities and projects around the world, details of which can be found on their website, along with products and ingredients. You can shop online and also locate your nearest store.
This bath ballistic is suitable for vegans. weighs 270g and will cost you £3.15. Lush isn't the cheapest place to shop, but in my opinion, they are worth the extra money as they feel like a real treat.
Bath Ballistics are based on the same idea as bath bombs and are a solid ball shaped mass of bath salts. To use, simply run a warm bath then drop them in and watch them go crazy, fizzing their way round! They will then soften and scent the water (often colouring it too) until finally they have dissolved.
This one is a great colour, it is an bright and earthy green with red and blue salts through it. It turns your bathwater a lovely green colour so it feels like you are getting into forest pool. I like to light candles and have a glass of wine while relaxing for at least half an hour with no interruptions and feel myself unwind and this ballistic is perfect for those moments.
This Bath Ballistic is a bit different from most of the other ones that Lush do because instead of being sweet and floral, it has a deliciously herbal fragrance. It smells a little like pine, with cyprus oil and sandalwood and relaxing in the bath and breathing it in quickly relaxes and soothes you.
Ingredients are as follows;
Coarse Sea Salt, Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Hawaiian Sea Salt, Perfume, Cypress Oil (Cupressus sempervirens), Pine Absolute (Pinus sylvestris), Sandalwood Oil (Santalum austro-caledonicum vieill and Fusanus spicatus), Seaweed Absolute (Fucus vesiculosus), *Limonene, *Linalool, Gardenia Extract (Gardenia jasminoides), Colour 42045}
*Occurs naturally in essential oils
The scent of this Bath Ballistic is lovely and natural and fills the room for hours after bathing. It also clings to your skin so you catch traces of it each time you move. The water is softened by the oils and you get out feeling that you have been moisturised as well as relaxed.
This is a favourite of mine and I am sure that if you give it a try, you will feel he same. Mr Siamese likes this one too as it isn't as "girly" as some, so it might be a good ones for the boys to use too.
Lush makes various different fragrances of bath bomb and I have tried a few of them. They are expensive at £3.15 for a single use bath additive.
The green has specks of blue, green, grey and red and it smells fresh and tangy. It has no packaging and is simply put into bag for you to take away.
You can break this into pieces if you want to make if go further but I prefer to savour the treat. I fill the bath up as full as I can get it and drop in the bath bomb. It makes the water fizzy and it feels great as it dissolves.
It does disappear completely into the water and even the Hawaiian sea salt in it melts away into the water making the water green. You don't get gritty bits in the bottom of the bath like you do from some much cheaper products.
My skin feels soft and clean as I soak in the fizzy water and the smell is gorgeous. I suppose I would describe it a fresh, zingy but also exotic.
After drying myself off my skin was soft and had a lovely perfume to. In fact the whole of upstairs had that same glorious, expensive perfume smell and it seemed to linger for quite some time.
This product is expensive if you use in the way I do, but I think it is worth it as a treat.
If you are buying a gift, you can get this cheaper if you buy it as part of a set.
One thing is sure and that is that there is no other product that gives an aroma anywhere like this one. I'm addicted to it and can't wait to buy my next one.
When Lush's Geo Phyzz ballistic was launched around a year ago, it was never one that really appealed to me. Although I liked it's promises of providing a spa bath, the appearance of it put me off. Although it looked OK in website pictures, when I actually saw it in store it appeared to be an awful mottled brown colour. As Lush products are handmade their appearances can be different with each batch, so perhaps my local store was just unlucky to get such an awful looking set!
It was only recently that I started thinking about giving this ballistic a try. I'd read quite a lot about the fact it is full of minerals and is supposedly detoxifying, and I ended up picking one up on my last Lush visit.
The ballistic is fairly large and is a pale green colour with lots of brown specks giving it a sort of mottled appearance. As I said, appearances can vary batch to batch but the one I bought had a pleasant, although not particularly special appearance.
If you have ever been in a Lush store, you will know that the mixture of scents can often be quite overpowering, and I must admit, even though I tried sniffing this in the shop, because it's not the strongest scented ballistic ever, I had no idea what it smelled like until I got home away from all the strong scents! I'd read quite a few negative things about the scent of this on the Lush forum - one comment describing it as smelling of wee! I must admit, I didn't think that at all -in fact I quite like it.
The smell is quite gentle and very unusual. It's a slightly herbal, almost woody scent, and its quite a unisex fragrance, that I think would be more than suitable for men and women. The product contains cypress oil, sandalwood oil and pine absolute amongst other things, so that may give you a little bit of an idea as to the way it smells.
To use this, you simply put it into a bath full of water where it will dissolve releasing all the skin softening essential oils as well as the sea salt and Hawaiian sea salt (the little brown bits).
When I put this into the bath, the first thing I noticed was that it fell to the bottom with a thud. Normally I find the ballistics stay near to the surface so this was a little odd. It fizzed quite slowly and as it did, I found that lumps of sea salt and the brown Hawaiian sea salt all fell to the bottom of the bath making it feel quite gritty and uncomfortable. Obviously this didn't last very long as the salts eventually dissolved.
The water turned a murky green colour and I could feel a change in the water as it started to feel silky. The smell also changed a little once in the water and started to smell a little more 'oceany' - probably due to the fact it contains seaweed absolute. The aroma was quite noticeable throughout the entire duration of the bath too which was good.
One thing it's worth noting is that this thing stains the bath quite badly. It left a greeny brown ring around the top of the bath and the bottom had a pinkish brown stain where the Hawaiian sea salt had dissolved and settled. It did come off easily with some standard bathroom cleaning spray, but still, it's something to be aware of.
After my bath my skin felt soft and smooth and was not dried out. Unfortunately the scent did not linger on my skin which was a shame. Another thing I think is worth noting, would be that I have quite sensitive skin and have a few patches of eczema. When I used this, I found that it seemed to make my eczema feel very uncomfortable, irritated and itchy - not something I have found with any other Lush product.
A Geo Phyzz ballistic costs £3.08 from Lush. That is fairly pricey for one bath, although you could try breaking it up to get more uses from it.
Overall, I found this to be a very mediocre ballistic. It smelled quite nice, but in all other ways it was simply very normal, and nothing about it stood out. I don't think I'd buy it again, but if you're a Lush fan (and you don't have sensitive skin) then it may be worth a try.
This ballistic is brilliant green in colour with lots of flecks of blue, grey & red mixed in. It is around the size of a cricket ball and comes with no packaging other than a yellow Lush paper bag which can be reused or recycled and it's large enough to hold a few bath bombs.
I would recommend breaking this bath bomb in half or even quarters as you will then get more baths for your money. This bomb currently costs £3.08 when purchased alone and may be slightly cheaper if purchased as part of a gift set. I usually have a luxurious Lush bath once or twice a week as some of the products are expensive so I want to make them last as long as possible and by breaking them up I can achieve this. To break up a bomb or ballistic I usually put it inside a freezer bag and give it a few hard bangs on a worktop or table, this helps to break it up as well as catching all the dust so that I can then use this in the final bath I get out of each bomb or ballistic.
To use this bomb simply run a hot bath and drop it in. Within seconds it will start to fizz and foam and I usually give mine a good poke around the whole bath to make sure the colour and scent gets nice and evenly distributed throughout the water. Once it dissolved my bath was a lovely green colour with a gorgeous scent.
This particular bath bomb contains red Hawaiian sea salt which is blended with a refreshing, green ballistic mix. It really does feel very luxurious when I get in to my bath and it's so well scented and it's a delicious scent that lingers in the bathroom for hours after use as well as making my skin feel lovely & smooth and making me smell fantastic. Lush say that this is luxurious like a spa treatment and it really does make me feel all relaxed and wrapped in lovely scents and products.
I would thoroughly recommend this bath bomb & it is one that I will be buying again. I will probably look for a gift set containing this as I like to buy my regular items while trying out new things as Lush just has so much to offer.
I am rating this bath bomb 5/5 as it's well scented, looks pretty, makes my bathroom smell nice & gives me lovely & soft skin.
I was recently given a selection of Lush stuff, in fact rather a lot, so expect some other reviews from me soon.
Now I don't normally use this sort of thing, but a gift is a gift, and you don't look the proverbial gift horse in the mouth. I don't normally bother with Lush in general. their shops stink the street out, and when you do go in there you are pounced upon by the staff, to the point where it is almost assault!
This was the first out of the box.
Of course I knew what it was, but what I thought I was holding in my hand was a rather small model of a strange planet off the set of some science fiction B Movie. The most bizarre looking toiletry product I have seen in a long time.
Of course, being a Lush product. I was expecting a bit of a pong and this was no exception. The smell reminded me of pine disinfectant and although not a severe, just the suggestion was enough to be a put off.
Anyway, in for a penny and all that, it was eventually time to give this a go.
I began to run the bath, and when there was enough water in it, I placed the bath bomb under the still running hot tap. Now if I had been a child I would have been a little excited at watching this spheroid bounce and tumble around under the running tap, as it fizzed away to it ever shrinking end.
The nasty pong had subsidsed, perhaps diluted by the water.
When I got into the bath the water felt unusually soft and the smell which had now become more of a pleasant aroma made me feel a little more relaxed, not just in general, but in using this product.
Well I must say, how pleasantly surprised I am at having used this. I am still to be convinced by Lush products, but this wasn't a bad start.
The bath bomb is surprisingly one of my favourites. I am normally either a pink sweetie lady or an aromatherapy lover..This bomb kind of breaks the mould; it looks quite unconventional, being an odd green and brown colour, andthe initial scent is quite strong and overpowering.
But don't be put off by this. Once you have dropped the bomb into your warm bath water, it turns into a fizzy spa haven! You can really feel the salts penetrating your skin, softening and conditioning you as you relax.
The scent is beautiful; cypress is the top note and immediately hits your nose. This provides comfort and also can help alleviate nasal/sinus/respiratory illnesses for example a cold or a headache. This is such a lovely natural way to relieve your stress and make you come back down to earth slightly!
A great unisex bomb, which provides a real spa experience in your own home!
I received a good few Lush products over Christmas as gifts and slowly I have been getting round to using them, I have also decided that it is about time I started writing some reviews on them so I can muster up the money to replace the ones I liked.
The Lush Geo Phyzz Bomb is a wonderful Lush product it has a very distinctive appearance with its rough speckled texture and its many shades of green.
As well as being very eye catching it is also very, very nicely scented and although it is a bit woody and musky in scent which is not usually my thing, it certainly works.
Once the bomb had fizzed ferociously around my bath leaving a beautiful deep aroma throughout my house, the water had turned almost silky and as I dipped into the water it immediately made me sigh with pleasure.
There was a distinct lingering smell from this on my skin long after leaving the bath and towel drying and the scent lingered around my home for a good hour after the bath had drained.
This bomb was true luxury and at the average Lush price of around £3 it is definitely one I will use again and certainly one I would be in a hurry to recommend to others.
As with most Lush products this does not irritate nor dry out skin even skin as sensitive as mine can be, so no worries on that front. This is just sheer pleasure in the form of a green ball.
Geo Phyzz Bath Bomb is definitely one of the best bath bombs from Lush. For me it seems to be more fizzy and to take longer to dissolve. It fizzes in a pretty spectacular way as it shoots around the bath, dissolving in the water.
It is a big bomb with a speckled texture of different shades of green. It makes the bath go green. The green is a bit too like a pond rather than a turquoise spa but it is still lovely in my opinion. Green is my favourite colour. It is meant to be a relaxing colour so it is lovely to lie back and soak in the green water.
The scent from this is pretty strong. It is quite woody and not at all floral or feminine so would be lovely for a man or a woman.
The water was so soft once the bath bomb had dissolved. My skin felt really soft after I had had the bath and I smelt lovely and fresh for hours afterwards.
At three pound it is pretty average for a bath bomb but obviously pretty expensive for one bath. Nice for a treat! And lovely for a present. I don't think anyone would turn their nose up!
The Geo Phyzz bath bomb that you need to throw in the bath after a stressful day in work and you are in a terrible mood, the kind of mood where nothing else will relax you except a long hot bath in peace, and what a way to relax. It really is like popping into a home made spa. This bath bomb has bits of salt and minerals inside the dark green coloured bomb that make you skin so unbelievably soft that you just have to try it for yourself, it gives what feels like a deep cleanse a gets all your dead skin off. The smell is refreshing but abit strange, like a mix of wet wood, the sea side and cut grass but is really refreshing and relaxs you so well that all your stresses wash away.
The Geo fizz also fizzes alot better than most lush bath bomb and leaves the bath water a green-ish colour, which adds ro you home spa experince. It does not smell girly one bit so can be used for both a woman and man, my skin is in great condition after using this bath bomb.
The bath bomb costs £3.00 and is the average price for the Lush Bath bombs and if you cut it in half, it seems alot less expensive on the purse strings. I would definately recommed this to all my family and friends.
This bath bomb makes me think of a holiday in the Greek Islands when I smell it, I don't know why it just does, it maybe the Cypress oil but is that just because of the name or the smell? It doessn't smell sweet - quite rare for Lush, instead it smells very earthy and natural. It is a bright green ballistic this is due to the seaweed and pine extracts that are in here in quite large quantities. It also as a red sea salt in - Lush say the salt is red because it is covered in a layer of volcanic clay, from Hawaii no less! This is a great ballistic I use it differently to the others though. I still cut it in half but I put it in a little bag made out of the same sort of netting material as the shower puffs. I then get in the bath and sort of rub it everywhere until I am left with this little bag with a few salt pieces in, I then get these in my hands and rub them over my legs. I do this because I find it exfoliates my skin really well and I feel I am getting the full benefit of the salt. If you just bung it in the bath then none of that volcanic clay will be rubbed onto your skin, and that stuff is up there with dead sea mud for skin purification properties. This one feels like a little spa at home - just like Lush said it would. It isn't cheap but it is really worth a try, your skin will thank you for it!
For my birthday my best friend told me to write down everything in lush that I liked or liked the look of. I went on the Lush website and looked at absolutely everything (even retro) and wrote out a giant list. It turned out that on the day she went into town to buy my presents she forgot the list and had to guess which I would like. Geophyzz was not on my list as I couldn't help thinking that the salt would make the bath extremely uncomfortable until it dissolved. I usually go for pink/purple pretty looking things and this bomb wasn't pretty in the slightest. The fragrance also did not appeal to me as I like sweet things. My friend picked the bomb up in our local lush and thought I would like it because I can be quite hippy like and it said its smelled of forests.
I put off using it for ages and used everything else I had been bought. When everyhting else had gone I decided to be brave and chucked the bomb in the water. It immediately started fizzing but was the strangest bath bomb I had ever seen. It seemed to consist of half bath bomb and half sea salt. It fizzed and the salt fell off in chunks. The water turned a nice deep green colour. The smell was quite nice, nicer than I thought it would be. It still wasn't my kind of thing though.
I ran my hand along the bottom of the bath before getting in as all the salt had settled there where it was slowly dissolving. I got in and must admit the fragrance left me quite relaxed. I soaked in there for a good half an hour.
When I got out of the bath and the water had drained I saw brown stains where the water line was. I had to use Cillit Bang to get it off but it wasn't hard.
The bath left my skin so soft and lovely. It was indeed the spa experience it described on the wrapper. I couldn't believe how soft my skin was.
The bath was not as bad as I thought. In fact it was quite nice. I don't think I'd buy it again but I would use it if it was bought for me. I recommend it to everyone who likes sandalwood or foresty type smells.
Fast-fizzing, mineral bath for an explosively exciting skin treatment in a tub /