Product Type: Lush Bath / Shower
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A jack-o'lantern with a difference!
Lush Jacko Bath Bomb
Member Name: AbsintheFairy
Lush Jacko Bath Bomb
Advantages: Fun shape, lovely smell
I wasn't a fan of Lush back in the day when they used to release a lot of Hallowe'en products in October, so was pleased when it was announced that a number of those treats were turning up in the October Retro release. I ordered a number of things, including the Jacko ballistic.
Jacko was inspired by that ubiquitous Hallowe'en symbol: the carved pumpkin. He is orange, pumpkin-shaped and has a rather scary face. Lush say that jack-o'-lanterns were traditionally meant to trap the devil (an interesting bit of trivia!) but they prefer to use Jacko to trap essential oils!
Jacko is designed to create a lovely warming bath, perfect as the weather turns colder. He contains cardamom and clove bud oils for a spicy bath, with a little spearmint oil to refresh. The main ingredient is sodium bicarbonate, which helps the ballistic fizz and dissolve. As ballistics don't produce bubbles, there's no sodium laureth sulfate in this product, meaning it is gentler on the skin. Jacko is suitable for vegans.
I thought Jacko looked awesome and smelled lovely with his spicy scent! I decided to use him in a warming weekend bath in order to warm up during the cold snap. As with all ballistics, I ran the bath first then got in and dropped him into the water in order to get the full benefit of the product.
Jacko fizzed away really quickly and turned the water a lovely deep orange colour. At first the smell was really strong but it faded a bit once the ballistic had dissolved. It was still present, however, and the spicy warming scent was very pleasant.
I thoroughly enjoyed my bath, complete with book to read, and felt thoroughly relaxed. After getting out, my skin felt soft and wasn't irritated at all. It wasn't dried out either, although I did have to apply moisturiser since the ballistic doesn't contain any actively moisturising ingredients. This didn't bother me, however, since I do suffer from dry skin.
This ballistic cost £3.50 which is pretty pricey, even bearing mind that Retro products cost more than normal products (as they are produced in smaller quantities). This is definitely one for an occasional treat - though I can't imagine using one other than around Hallowe'en anyway! Definitely one to try if you need a break from all the Hallowe'en craziness!
Summary: Halloween ballistic from Lush