Product Type: Lush Bath & Shower
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It's clucking brilliant
Lush Hippy Chick Bath Ballistic
Member Name: Sarccyslayer
Lush Hippy Chick Bath Ballistic
Advantages: Smells lovely and zesty, wakes you up, good on the skin
Disadvantages: None its cute
I love this time of year when there are so many Lush products to try you simply don't know where to start first. A very good friend of mine recently had a baby and her me time is now when she gets am hour off from her husband to have a bath, a luxury she always looks forward too now. So because I am such a nice person, I treated her to some Lush products after she had given birth to help her relax and wind down. Naturally this meant that I also got to spend some of my well earned money on myself because whilst I also love to spend hours in the bath, work is currently so hectic that it is very rare that I get to spend time doing the things I enjoy.
So Valentines Day has been and gone, along with Mothers Day but just around the corner is Easter and that means Lush bring out their limited edition Easter products and it is a few of these that I bought. The first being The Bath Ballistic which is shaped like a chick and very Easter looking being all bright yellow and lovely smelling also helps of course, along with the fact I love Bath Ballistics particularly from Lush.
Why do I love Lush Bath Ballistics? Well, I spending an hour or so chest deep in hot bubbled water with a glass of chilled wine for me is the perfect way to relax and chill out, as I have mentioned my job is pretty hectic and demanding, so relaxing and chilling out is a must otherwise I would become even more demented. For those of you who are not aware, a Bath Ballistic is often a tennis ball shaped bath bombs which will be made up of bicarbonate of Soda and packed full of essential oils, which give off wonderful aromas, but more recently Lush have used their imagination to come up with some rather funky shaped Bath Ballistics like my recent purchase. This fact alone for me makes them stand out a country mile amongst the competition of walking into your High Street stores like Boots or Superdrug where you would walk out with a bottle of something rather boring looking.
So whilst Hippy Chick is aptly named because it is an Easter related product it also smells very citrusy o, he is also round and fat a rather sumo wrestler shaped but he is a cute looking Ballistic. This ballistic is one of the smaller sized ones that Lush sell and it is similar in size to Honey Bun and Dorothy which are both new products within the Easter range and it will only cost you £1.85 which is a little cheaper than some of the more popular and well known ballistics such as Think Pink that Lush stock. One of the reasons I bought Hippy Chick was because it sounded like something I definitely needed having got to the too tired to care mood and that was "For chicks everywhere, we've made a zesty grapefruit ballistic. The refreshing scents of frankincense and citrus will perk up baths as the birdy fizzes away. Drop it in when you're in need of a spring in your step. It's clucking great!" and because it made me chuckle, I bought it.
When it comes to using your Ballistic, I have always found that Lush are really helpful when it comes to helping you with some hints and tips on how best to use them. In this case and with most Ballistics it is suggested that you place it into a bath a of running water, so like an excited child I got my Ballistic and did just as I was told to do. Once the tap is running at a nice warm temperature or in my case very warm because I like hot steamy baths, you simply watch it fizz away on its own, spinning round in the water fizzing away to itself slowly turning your water into a pastel pink colour. The fizzing is due to the fact the main ingredient in all Bath Ballistics is Sodium Bicarbonate.
Once the Ballistic has fizzed away into the water I was ready to get into my yellowy coloured bubble filled bath to relax, the water wasn't quite the bright yellow I had imagined it to be but it is still yellow and slightly lacking in the bubbles department but then on the whole Ballistics are not designed to create copious amounts of bubbles, that job is the for Bubble Bar Slices. The best thing however about this Ballistic is its aroma and that is released as instantly as the Ballistic hits the water and begins to fizz away in the water. The smells that are released are best described as tangy in an orange sense but fruity and they fill the bathroom with their wonderful aroma and this smelt so wonderful that I couldn't wait to get into my bath. Like other products within the Ballistic range, the aroma from this lingered for a good few hours after my bath, filing the house beautifully and this again for me is one of the reason I am also a fan of these products.
The smell emanating from this Ballistic stems from the three main ingredients - firstly there is Bergamot Oil which is great for creating a more relaxed and happy feeling and is therefore really good for the treatment of depression, stress, tension and more importantly at this time of the year it is marketed for helping with SAD (Seasonal Affected Disorder) and only today I saw an advert for it in the Natural Health store not far from where I live. However on the Skin Bergamot Oil is known for its antiseptic qualities that can be useful for skin complaints ranging from acne and oily skin to eczema, psoriasis and cold sores. Secondly we have Grapefruit oil which is quite the dominant aroma for me and works similarly to Bergamot oil in that it livens your mood and helps with stress, headaches, tension, fatigue and depression but it also helps to clear greasy congested oily skin and most interestingly it helps with water retention. The third and final essential oil is Frankincense Oil which again like the two previous ingredients promotes a wonderfully calming effect on the mind and helps with general skin tone by reducing oil from greasy skin and helps to rejuvenate ageing skin. If you want to know what other ingredients can be found within this product then you can usually find them on the Lush website or if you ask in any Lush store, like I do, you get a detailed reply as to what is contained within the product and why it is in there.
So as soon as my bath was running, I simply chucked this Hippy Chick Ballistic into the water whole, if a Ballistic is a lot larger than this one, I have often cut them in half to get value for money, the second it comes into contact with running water it begins to fizz and rushes round the bath whizzing away and dissolves within a matter of seconds into nothingness leaving behind the soft aromas of grapefruit. Once in the water the aroma is a lot stronger as it swirls around the room within the steam rising from the bath and almost immediately I began to relax and unwind taking in the smells and allowing myself to forget the long hours I had just done at work and instead look forward to a relaxing weekend of sleeping and doing nothing in general other than slurping on some wine and reading my crime thriller novel. With products like this Ballistic you can often notice a slight oiliness on the top of the water, which is the essential oils working their magic helping you to relax and most essential oils are kind to the skin, the ones included within this Ballistic are no different.
After drying my skin it felt lovely and soft and well moisturised to the point where my fingers just glided over the skin and obviously there was a lovely fruity smell to my skin. 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 try everything without having to worry about breaking out into an itchy rash.
So would I recommend this product? I absolutely would without a shadow of a doubt, I admit I am quite bias when it comes to Lush and I love more products than loathe. Also after emptying out the bath water there was nothing left behind clinging to the bottom or the sides of the bath which is always a bonus because with similar products I have found they leave marks around the bath which take a long time to remove. Finally with this product as I mentioned I was ready wide awake and raring to go once again, I was much more with it whether that was because I was so exhausted before bathing or whether it was down to this Ballistic I couldn't tell you either way, but I felt much better.
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
Summary: A zesty smelling chick shaped bath ballistic