Product Type: Lush Bath / Shower
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Like the summer we just had - disappointing
Lush Green Bubbleroon
Member Name: catsholiday
Lush Green Bubbleroon
Advantages: Moisturises and softens water
Disadvantages: Expensive and lacks scent
Lush Green Bubbleroon
This is the third of these new bubble bar that look rather like a macaroon that I have tried and am now reviewing. There are three new bubble bars that are the same shape but they are different colours and very different scents. They are not very big but are designed to get two baths from each if you break the macaroons apart. The bar weighs 100g and costs £3.25, which is the middle one of the three price- wise and in my humble opinion the least nice of the three. Rose Jam is my favourite then the yuzu and cocoa one and then comes third by a long way.
WHAT IS THIS ONE ALL ABOUT?
They are all quite simple and all one colour, this is a subtle minty green colour. There is an apricot coloured one and a green one in the same series, the apricot coloured one is a bit like a chocolate orangey scent and is the Yuzu and Cocoa bubbleroon , the pink one is called Rose Jam and smells like a field of fresh roses in summer. This has the mildest and least interesting scent, a very subtle and slight lemony, grassy scent.
I bought this after the other two as I felt I should at least try it even though the scent in the shop was barely distinguishable. This sometimes happens in the Lush shop though as the other scents are so overwhelming.
THE REASON IT BECAME - BY LUSH
Lush say this bubble bar is their attempt at recreating summer with "A foaming, meadow-sweet bath of grass and orange flower. ". "We've tried to capture the essence of summer - so, whilst your body is lying in the bath, your mind is on a tartan blanket on the grass beside a lake enjoying the perfect summer picnic. Everything is here; the jug of homemade lemonade, the warm breeze through the grass, the smell of orchards in the air and the warmth of the sun on your skin."
The scent of this one is so subtle and gentle that you almost don't notice it. There is a hint of grassy citrus but a hint only. It is certainly not unpleasant but it could do with a lot more 'oomph' in my view.
The scent is fresh and uplifting as bergamot , lime, orange and juniper essential oils are all fresh and positive oils. Also included in the mix are coconut oil and shea butter to make your skin soft and moist and make the water lovely and creamy soft.
SILKY BUBBLE BARS
Just in case anyone has not tried a Lush bubble bar, the idea is that you crumble the bar as your bath is filling and then enjoy a huge mountain of luxuriously softening and moisturising scented bubbles. I did manage to store this in one of my drawers for a few days to enjoy the rose scented loveliness on my clothes as well as in my bath. I keep all my Lush soaps and bubble bars in my drawers as that way I never by any drawer scented liners and my clothes always have a "Lushious "smell about them.
I decided to use this as I fancied a change and also need to use up those in my drawers before unpacking my Christmas present stash. I had used my Rose jam bar just before Christmas and that gave me three good baths. Granted the baths were not overflowing with bubbles but I prefer not to be buried in bubbles and I can still enjoy the lovely aroma.
I grabbed my Green bubbleroon from my drawer, took it out of its yellow paper recyclable bag and had a sniff. Not that strong and I found it hard to actually decide what it smelled of. Okay it doesn't smell too strong dry so let's try it in the bath.
It was still pretty fresh so I squeezed off about two thirds of one lump to use in my bath and being quite fresh it was pretty soft and broke off easily. The scent is exactly again very slightly citrus and a subtle grassy aroma.
IN WE GET
I crumbled my piece under the hot tap coming into my bath. I sat and watched as the bubbles began to grow and sniffed in. I was hoping to be transported back to glorious summer days enjoying the rather lovely scent of fresh grass and citrus orchards but sadly I struggled to discern any real scent at all.
The bubbles from two thirds of the half bar give me a reasonably bubbly bath; they were not so abundant and thick as they normally are when I treat myself to one of these. Bear in mind the price of £3.25 I don't think I'm being unreasonable in expecting at least three baths and there were an okay amount of bubbles but not as thick as they usually are.
Now we move onto the feel in the bath. I am never disappointed Lush bubble bars as they always makes the water feel creamy and soft and I needed no soap or other cleaning agent I just soaked in the bath and enjoyed luxuriating in my bath of creamy silky rather measly bubbles but I did enjoy the caressing smooth feel of the moisturised water warmingly soothing and caressing my tired joints and oozing into my dried old skin! My nose struggled to pick out the scents i was hoping for but the water was lovely and soft and moisturising.
My bath water is a lovely creamy pale green colour and the bubble bar dissolved quickly into bubbles. There was no sludgy mess left behind and no need for extra bath washing at all whenIi had finished which is a plus for me.
WHAT IS IT MADE FROM?
What are the benefits of this bar in terms of essential oils? Looking at the list of ingredients these include: Cream of Tartar, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, Lauryl Betaine, Fair Trade Shea Butter, Perfume, Bergamot Oil,Juniperberry Oil, Lime Oil,Sweet Orange Oil, Cocamide DEA, PEG-6 Caprylic / Capric Glycerides, Titanium Dioxide, Colour 17200.
Straight away I notice the extra virgin Coconut oil and Fair trade Shea butter which is why this is so beautifully moisturizing.
The Perfume, Bergamot, Juniper, lime and sweet orange oils all combine to give the wonderful scent and these are all natural and good quality ingredients. These oils are included as ingredients intended to lift your spirits and make you feel more positive.
The sodium bicarbonate and tartaric acid make the water soft and the Lauryl Betaine is there to make the bubbles. This has not been found to cause any health concerns according to the www.goodguide.com which is good.
PEG-6 Caprylic / Capric Glycerides are a skin conditioning agent and also not of any concern according to the www.goodguide.com.
Less desirable ingredients:
The Cocamide DEA is a viscosity, thickening and foam booster but once again there have been stories about links with cancer. The storage and handling precautions are also a little worrying. See http://www.useful-chemicals.com/?p=39 .
Titanium Dioxide is a cause of some concern. Some websites say it is carcinogenic while others insist it is safe but it is something to think about.
So if you are concerned I would suggest you investigate more thoroughly the ingredients just so you know what you are using. Some of the above ingredients can be irritating to skin too; my step daughter cannot use these products as she gets bad eczema if she does.
WHAT DO I THINK?
I quite like this bar but it is far from being one of my favourites. It is not one of the pretty and feminine products. It looks more like something a child would make a preschool! The scent is almost impossible to make out which is disappointing.
I didn't notice that the bath tub was left with any tinge after the water has gone so that was a plus as I always have to check for any residue and I usually have to give a good rinse of the tub straight away to avoid any potential staining of my white tub.
Thanks Lush this one I will pass on in future as there are so many much nicer bubble bars in your collection. It is also quite expensive for something that in my view was a bit disappointing
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Summary: A disappointing effort from Lush