“ Brand: Lush / Type: Massage Bar „
This massage bar is beautifully romantic smells a bit chocolatey and is a cute discreet heart shape.
Its also a reasonably priced massage bar at about £2.90 for 30 g (VAT cut incl as last time I bought one it was 2.95).
Before using find somewhere to put it in between rubbings, conveniently Lush give you a free tin when you buy two massage bars so this is probably your best bet.
To use the massage bar rub some onto your hands and then smooth into the body area that needs massaging. It relaxes the muscles and you'll smell great afterwards. You probably won't want to swap over if you have a massage partner.
As with any massage you can expect to get oily but this one does seem to have a particularly high oleic content. If you're prepared for this you'll have a very pleasant experience courtesy of Lush.
This is my favourite massage bar that Lush do and I look forward to putting it in my basket in my Lush shopping spree.
I discovered Lush a few months ago, but up until recently I had only ever bought the soaps and bath ballistics. On my last visit I noticed the massage bars, and decided to give one a try. I chose Its a pleasure treasure because of its cute heart shaped design I love anything nice and girly, and I think its feminine look must have appealed to me!
To the untrained eye this looks like a bar of soap a cutely shaped one at that. Its a heart shape, cream in colour with pale pink chunks. As you use the massage bar, the cream colour wears down and pink chunks become more exposed.
To use this, you simply rub it onto the skin, and the heat of the skin will melt the bar and leave a scented oil on the skin. To be honest, I was a bit dubious about this when I first bought it, as when I tried the sample in the shop it didnt seem to melt very much!
A few days after purchasing it, my boyfriend twisted his shoulder by sleeping in a strange position. I used this as a perfect opportunity to try out the massage bar. I found that it melted fairly quickly onto his skin, and left a good layer of oil on his back. One problem I found, was that when it started to melt, it stayed quite oily, so in between rubbing it onto his back/shoulder, I had no-where to put the bar, as I didnt want to get my sheets covered in oil!
The oil, once on his skin was great for giving a massage, as it was so slippery, but one problem was that it didnt really absorb into his skin at all, so I ended up blotting it all off with a towel afterwards, so he didnt stick to the sheets when he went to sleep!
I have since used it on myself, and found that it caused no irritation despite my suffering from psoriasis. I beleive this is because of the natural ingredients used, and so far I have not had a reaction to any Lush product.
The massage bar contains orange oil and neroli, and has a very strong scent. I would say the scent is fairly feminine, and although it lingers on the skin for some time, I know that when my boyfriend woke up the next morning I couldnt smell it on him.
I was fairly impressed at how long this lasted for some reason I had expected it to only last for one use, but I reckon you could get about 6 goes out of one bar.
The orange oil is meant to be calming and the neroli relaxing, so this is perfect for use before bed, and of course could be quite romantic.
Only available in Lush stores or www.lush.com and costs £2.95 for a 30g bar
All in all, I would definitely recommend giving this a try, because of the lovely fragrance and the fun we had using it!
Having visited the Lush shop at Liverpool Street station with my wallet is £20 lighter and a bag full of goodies, once again another fabulous product has been used, tried and tested.
Whenever I visit a Lush shop I am always looking for something a little bit different and usually the first thing to catch my eye is the massage bar shelf. The reason being is that the these products are the ones I have taken to quite a lot and it is a product that is definitely worth not only it's weight in gold, but its money and it means I can be rubbed down and massaged by my gorgeous, fit and sexy husband :o)
I have an extremely stressful job which often has me working long hours, being in endless meetings and dealing with members of the general public who want to whinge and whine at me about their lives ills and when I get home I like nothing more than a sexy man (in walks Gingaro) to rub me down and knead away the tension and for me this is exactly what Lush Massage bars are designed to do and for me they do it very well.
'It's a Pleasure Treasure' resembles a love heart shape which picture shows, and to use it you pretty much mimic the actions of using a soap - to melt the bar you rub it between your hands which then loosens some of the calming essential oils and butters to enable you to massage much easier so that your fingers glide over the skin or as Lush suggest Rub the bar between your hands to melt the oils and butters until they are coated liberally, then apply them gently but firmly to a friend. Or even better, get a firm friend to apply them ever so slowly, thoroughly, luxuriously, insistently, gently and firmly to you - all over. It may be useful to note that whilst the butters and oils are greasy on the hands, it does melt into the skin really easily without leaving your skin feeling greasy.
Lush do advise you to make sure every single piece of oil is massaged into your skin to avoids transferring it to clothes, towels and bedclothes, although it does wash out without leaving a stain. The other thing to note is to make sure the person massaging you has warm hands when they begin to massage you, there is nothing worse than a cold handed masseuse.
As with all Lush products the smell is totally divine and this product is no exception. With a combination of Cocoa butter to smooth and soothe your skin, Orange Blossom Honey, Olive and Avocado Oil, Almond Oil and Coconut Butter to name just a few. There is also a batch of other essential oils used to make this massage bar and they can be found on the Lush website for reference.
The smell as with most Lush products is totally divine with a mixture of honey, coconut and hibiscus floating in the air as the massage bar is warmed through the hands and the oils are released. If like me you grow to love this product and use it rather more frequently (or as frequently as you can get your other half to massage you) then you will find it does last a very long time. Lush estimate that using it three times a week on average it will last a good three months and I tend to agree with them.
After using this my skin was left feeling totally moisturised and very soft for a good two days and for those of you who want a full body massage, this product is safe to use on your whole body, so the slower and more sensitive the massage the better the experience.
For those if you who have sensitive skin, again 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 become a Lush addict and try everything.
So would I recommend this product? I absolutely would without a shadow of a doubt. As someone who is addicted to Lush products I think it is only right and proper that you but something and try it to see what all the fuss is about, which is exactly what I did. Also as someone with super sensitive skin I would also suggest their products, but I would advise you to go onto their website and check the ingredients used, they are listed under each product so it is easy to find out and whats more, it is only £2.95 for 30g and as mentioned it lasts a very long time. If you are not sure you like the sound of this massage bar than worry not, there are another thirteen or so massage bars to choose from.
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.
Lush products are not tested on animals, in fact they are vehemently against products being tested on animals and to test their own products they do tests on humans to ensure they are safe for general sale to the public and they will not buy ingredients from companies who use testing on animals as one of their protocols.
Lush first officially launched their products in 1995, although they had been around for many years previous and their name was decided upon in a competition after many years of working under the name 'Cosmetics to go' as a mail order company and so to Poole in Dorset the firm grew and became globally known.
Cocoa Butter (Theobroma cacao), Olive Oil (Olea europaea), Orange Blossom Honey (Mel) /