“ Brand: Lush „
I can't believe how long it's taken me to use up the Lush products I bought at Easter. This Henata ballistic has been languishing in my drawer for months, so I thought it was finally time to put it out of its misery!
'Henata' is a play on the Mexican piñata, a colourful model animal that is smashed to reveal sweets. Naturally enough, it is in the shape of a hen, and apparently contains a mini ballistic egg inside - sounds like fun! The ballistic cost £4.50, which was more than I would usually pay for a single use bath product, but I thought it would be okay as a one-off.
The ballistic is suitable for vegans and made with a base of sodium bicarbonate (a safe ingredient which is used in food) and citric acid. A small amount of sodium laureth sulfate is included to help it lather slightly - this is worth knowing as some people have trouble with SLS on their skin. The ballistic is scented with mandarin, tangerine and bergamot oils to create a lovely citrusy uplifting scent, ideal for spring, while pink paper made from dissolvable soap provided decoration within the ballistic and marigold and rose petals also added decoration.
Even after a few months, I thought that the ballistic had a really good strong smell, fresh, citrusy and pleasant. I ran the bath and dropped the cute little hen into it. The lovely scent filled the bathroom and it was fun watching the thing dissolve. It was very pretty with the soap ribbons and bits of flower floating about.
However, unfortunately after everything had dissolved, the water was yellow. I have a problem with yellow bathwater, for obvious reasons. This put me off slightly although the smell was lovely and I did enjoy my bath.
Afterwards, my skin felt soft and slightly scented. My skin wasn't irritated at all although I did need to apply moisturiser.
Altogether, I quite liked Henata and it was fun to use, but I don't know if I'd buy it again - the price and the yellow water would put me off. If you fancy giving it a go, it might be back next Easter.