Product Type: Lush Bath / Shower
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Lush Ickle Baby Bot
Member Name: cyberem78
Lush Ickle Baby Bot
Date: 14/12/12, updated on 14/12/12 (25 review reads)
Advantages: Fun to use.
Disadvantages: Fragrance could be stronger.
I bought this when I was on a shopping spree at Lush and only chose it because it was one of the cheapest bath products in the store. It was the only one I could find that was under two pounds in price so I thought I would give it a try. This product is one of Lush's bath bombs rather than a bubble bar. I personally find it easy to get confused between the two. This product is also slightly smaller than some of the other bath bombs available, hence it's name 'ickle baby bot' as it's small and cute.
The product comes in the shape of a small metal robot which is a sky blue colour. He is rather sweet with a little smile on his face and I think if anyone gave me one or two of these as a gift I'd think they were great. The product is about one inch deep and about three and a half inches tall. Most bath bombs in Lush come in hard cricket sized balls which means you really have to use them all in one go. The shape of the robot means you can actually snap him into pieces and use him over a couple of baths - although this means decapitating him which is a bit sad!
The texture of the product is that of very dry, hard sand which has been compressed into shape. It's similar to old style bath salt squares. To use the product you need to drop it into your bath water. This then makes the substance start to fizz and whizz about in the water. It's fascinating to watch and great fun. The product tints the water very slightly a turquoise blue colour which makes you feel like you are bathing in some kind of special milk or potion. Except for the initial fizzing it doesn't create bubbles (it's not supposed to - get a Lush bubble bar for this effect). It doesn't make the water feel particularly soft or oily either despite the product containing essential oil (lavender and sandalwood oil). The oils are supposed to have skin soothing properties although I can't say I've noticed a change in the condition of my skin after a couple of baths. You may have to use them more regularly to notice any effect in this area.
The 'ickle bot' smells like lavender, sea salt and burned wood. To my nose the raw ocean saltiness is quite strong and fresh. It reminds me of the Lush Big Blue. It's possibly the combination of lavender and sandalwood which causes this. There is a sort of low note of dusky flowers as well as husky notes of log fires. Overall it's a pleasant fragrance but not quite strong enough once it's in the water. Lavender tends to have a relaxing effect but using this product the fragrance tends to make me feel refreshed and alert.
Whilst I've enjoyed the experience of using the product I have used other products from Lush that have been more satisfying and had a stronger, more pleasing fragrance. I would probably not buy these again although I still wouldn't mind getting them as a gift. Being a sci-fi fan I love the novelty of these robot shapes!
You can buy these either online or in the high street shops and they cost £1.90 per 'ickle bot'.
Summary: Cute and fun to use, but the fragrance should be more intense.