“ Brand: Lush / Foam / Type: Bubble Bar / Subcategory: Bath Melt / Bath Foam „
If you read my reviews regularly you'll know that I'm slowly trying to make my way through all of natural cosmetics store Lush's bath products. Originally I stuck to the in-store products, but later I discovered the Retro section. These are products that were discontinued from Lush's main line, but were popular enough to remain available to order via the website and through mail order.
Last year I ordered a huge box of Retro goodies and I'm still working my way through them. One item I ordered was a bubble bar named Melomint. Bubble bars are solid bubble bath products. You crumble them into running water and they produce loads of bubbles, turning the bath a lovely colour and releasing delicious scents into the air.
Melomint is designed to be a refreshing bubble bar. It was so named because in appearance it looks like a chunk of watermelon. It is shaped like a piece cut from a 'sausage' of product, with green on the outside and bright pink on the inside. There are also a few seeds that make it look more authentic. Scent-wise, it smells very minty and refreshing, with peppermint, spearmint and cypress oils adding to the minty yet slightly citrusy smell.
I decided to use Melomint one Sunday morning for a refreshing start to my day. I only used half the bar - in my experience this is all you need for a relaxing bath. I chopped it in half with a knife and saved the other half for later.
I crumbled the piece of bubble bar underneath the running water. I didn't find that it created as many bubbles as I'm used to. However after a couple of years of experience using Lush bubble bars I've found that the strength of the running water plays a large part in how many bubbles you get. Fierce, fast-running water creates tons of bubbles. However, the water doesn't really come out very fast in my current house, so I think I need to learn to expect fewer bubbles, sadly!
The water turned a delicious shade of pink, which was great. I really enjoyed my bath and stayed in there for ages reading my book. The pink water felt very soft. The minty citrus scent was refreshing and the bubbles were lovely. I got out of the bath ready to enjoy the rest of my weekend and felt much better than I had when I first woke up (I had sadly drunk a little too much wine the night before!). My skin felt really soft too, and not irritated at all.
This bubble bar cost £3.15 which is expensive, but I don't mind paying this - it is the cost of a glass of wine after all, and makes me feel much better than wine does! Also, bubble bars are among the better value items as they are multiple use.
I really enjoyed using Melomint and would recommend it as a product to use in the morning or afternoon to refresh and revive you. Another really nice bubble bar from Lush!
I know I tend to shop in Lush quite a bit but until a few weeks back I had never checked out anything from their "Retro" range. The Lush retro range is basically a load of old favourite products that were originally discontinued but people loved them so much they started bringing some back and now they are available to buy whenever you fancy. Now Im still quite new to Lush so I was looking as a first timer at this range but if theres something you loved from Lush years ago that you cant find in stores anymore it might be worth checking this out because they do have loads of products in this section. Anyway as the bubble bars are probably my favourite products from Lush I decided to check out a few of the older one's to see if they were just as good starting with this "Lush Melomint Bubble Bar".
Price: 3.15 - 100g bar - Retro products seem to be slightly more expensive.
Stockists: You can order this via the Lush website (lush.co.uk) or over the phone - as far as Im aware this isnt sold in store.
Type: Bubble bar. Said to give your skin the same feeling as brushing your teeth and is a mix between a melon and a piece of blackpool rock.
I think this bar is actually really cute looking and it was the colours more than anything that attracted my attention. Mine looked exactly the same as the image being green on the outside and bright pink in the middle. Half of this bar is more than enough to produce a whole bath full of bubble so you can get at least 2 baths out of one bar.
Anyway to use this you simply crumble it underneath a running tap or just plop it in the bath when the waters already been run - it doesnt matter which way you do it if Im honest you end up getting the same results. It turns tha water a lovely minty green colour and loads of bubbles seem to appear as if from nowhere and it does look proper relaxing - no pink though :(.
Anyway the smell of this is super nice as well. I was expecting it to have some fruity smell because of the melon and maybe it does but the mint is much stronger I dont know my nose couldnt sniff any out anyway. This actually does smell like toothpaste or chewing gum but although the smell is strong it isnt overpowering at all just pleasant and relaxing - not the nicest smelling bubble bar from Lush I admit but pretty nice all the same.
This makes the water feels proper soft and and that in turn makes your skin feel amazing as well. It seems like there must be cocoa butter in the bar as well because the water feels proper silky against your skin as soon as you get in the bath and this really does hydrate your skin loads - I didnt have to apply any lotion after using this. So really this is an all round success - why did Lush ever take this one off the shelves!
Ill definitely be buying this again and for the first Retro product I used I am very impressed and this comes highly recommended from me.
Thanks For Reading.
x0 Salz 0x
If you are not a fan of Lush then you may not know what they do and what they are all about,. To begin with, they create hand made cosmetics from only natural ingredients. They never test on animals and ensure that they only use suppliers who don't either.
In addition to this, they have quite a strong social conscience, Lush support quite a lot of charities and projects around the world, details of which can be found on their website, along with products and ingredients. You can shop online and find your nearest store.
Part of the website is dedicated to "Retro" items which they no longer sell on shelves but because they are old favourites of customers, you can continue to buy online. This bubble bar is part of that range.
Bubble bars are solid bars of salts designed to be crumbled under warm running water where they then transform into loads of fluffy bubbles and release their gorgeous fragrance to scent the water and the whole bathroom too. Some also colour the bathwater. One bubble bar will usually give you two or even three baths worth of bubbles depending on how frugal or decadent you are feeling.
A 100g bubble bar will cost you £3.15 and is suitable for vegans.
This bar ranks as one of my all time favourites. It looks like a watermelon because it has a bright green ext erior and a bright pink middle. The best bit though is the smell, it smells like peppermint.
If you have never bathed in peppermint bubbles before then you are in for a treat. There is something incredibly reviving and invigorating about the fragrance and whether you use it in the morning or at night, you can't help but be soothed and energised by it.
Ingredients are as follows;
Sodium Bicarbonate, Cream of Tartar (Tartaric acid), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Lauryl Betaine, Peppermint Oil (Mentha piperita), Cocamide DEA, Linseeds (Linum usitatissimum), Cypress Oil (Cupressus sempervirens), Spearmmint Oil (Mentha viridis), *Limonene, *Linalool, Perfume, Gardenia Extract (Gardenia jasminoides), Chlorophyllin (CI 75810), Colour 10850}
*Occurs naturally in essential oils
There are loads of bubbles from this bar which fill the whole room with the gorgeous fragrance, and despite having sensitive skin, I have never noticed a problem with this product. The scent really is something special and definitely something that you should try. It is great for men and women and I can't stress enough how different it is to all the other products that are available. I love this bubble bar and am confident that you will too!
I like the Melomint bubble bars from Lush. They are bright olive green on the outside, with a bright pink centre. They are really bright and fun and modern. They really remind me of the new double flavour chewing gums that you can now buy. These bubble bars look really fruity and they do not disappoint when you use them.
They fizz in the water quite slowly and create hundreds of bubbles. The bubbles fill the bathroom with a sweet mint smell. There is watermelon scent in this bubble bar and that really does make it sweet smelling (nearly wrote tasting - my mouth is watering thinking about it - it honestly does smell good enough to eat!)
It is a very invigorating smell. It made my skin feel slightly tingley, which is very invigorating. The water was soft and my skin felt soft after the bath.
A bar will cost about £2.80 - it is expensive but it is definitely worth it for a treat. Also you could just use some of the bar because the smell is so strong you do not really need to use all of it.
I cannot fault this product in any way at all.
This looks like stick of seaside rock that has been broken in half and it smells like it too. I am pleased Lush has decided to bring this back in it's retro range.
The bar is lime green on the outside with a big bright pink centre, it smells like peppermint (toothpaste almost!) This one really does wake you up, the mint scent is very strong. It gives loads of bubbles so feels very luxurious.
I normally used half a bubble bar and half a ballistic in my bath but I have never been able to find a ballistic that compliments this bar so I just use the whole one alone. The water tends to go a dark pinky colour - no green visible.
It is also great if you have a headache or blocked nose as the mint seems to cut through all the gunk in your head and you do feel a little better - sort of like a more upmarket Vicks vapour rub bath!!
I do hope Lush keeps this one in the retro product line, especially now winter is coming and my sinuses will start playing merry hell soon!
Whilst shopping for a gift for a friend who just so happens has never tried anything from Lush I did treat myself to one or two things. Since the retro Lush products became available online I have been trying some of the ones I missed out on the first time round that I remember being quite popular.
This time I opted for a bubble bar called 'Melomint'. One of my favourite Lush products are the Bubble Bar Slices, because I love to have lots of bubbles in my hot bath, I love the aroma which lingers throughout my home when I use them and ultimately I love the weird and wacky names given to these products to draw me to them.
This particular Lush Bubble Bar Slice 'Melomint' I suspect is given its name because the 'melo' part represents the fact it looks like a melon and the 'mint' is because of the ingredients. Looking at it directly I love the look of this bar and it is a shame you can only purchase it online because I can imagine it being quite popular in a Lush shop because the bright fluorescent green colour will clearly stand out on the shelves, that and the fact it smells absolutely fantastic when you remove the lush clear cellophane wrapper.
What drew me to this particular product? Well the name is always a draw for me but this particular product stands out amongst the crowd because of its vibrant greenness and because it looks rather quirky and reminds me of a watermelon for all of the reasons that I have just mentioned. The one thing with these bubble bars is that within any Lush shop they are displayed in a very eye-catching way rather than being on a shelf and because this product is one of the first ones that I tried I have always gone to them.
Anyway this Bubble Bar Slice retails from Lush for the bargain price of £2.75 per 100g and although it is more expensive than some of the other products in this range, you really do get the bubbles for your money. If you are a girl who loves a bath full of bubbles and a bathroom that smells so lovely of mint then this product will put a smile on your face.
As one of my favourite things to do is to relax in a nice hot relaxing bath after a hard days work or just because I feel like with a good book to read, I always to the bathroom for a nice hot bath and a good read. Baths need to be a little fun though, I don't like sharing my baths with anyone, for me they mean relaxation and when I am busy at work I simply don't get a lot of time to relax and wind down, late meetings and early mornings usually mean a rushed shower. So I don't like to take having a bath for granted and for those people who hate Lush then that is fair enough but I always something more out of my baths, I don't want to just open a bottle of bubble bath and pour it in, I want something different and that is what Lush gives me. I don't have a bath every day and sometimes it is every other week (and stop holding your nose because I shower everyday) so it doesn't become anymore expensive than me buying a bottle of your high street stuff, which I have to be careful with due to sensitive skin anyway, so Lush is perfect for me.
Now, when you are using this product Lush suggest on their website that you crumble the bubble bar under a running tap water, so I got my 'Melomint bar' and did just that. So once the tap is running at a nice warm temperature or in my case really warm, you simply get your Bubble Bar and start to crumble it into the water.
You will find that once you have held this product under the running tap for ten seconds it will crumble really easily and you will find that your hands and the water will become a vivid green colour to begin with and if you are intent on using the whole bar like I am the pinky red colour also mixes into the water and it doesn't turn the water a horrible colour, what you actually see is a mixture of both colours within your water.
Once I began to crumble it, the first thing I noticed was that it felt like wet sand in my hands, which simply slipped through my fingers into the hot water below. Once you have crumbled your bar into the warm water any larger blobs begin to fizz away on their own, and I still find it totally fascinating to watch as my clear bath water instantly turned into a vivid green kind of colour. The fizzing is due to the fact the main ingredient in all Bubble Bar Slices is Sodium Bicarbonate.
Once the Bubble Bath Slice was nicely crumbled I was ready to get into my bubble filled bath. 'Melomint' does give off a relaxing minty smell, which filled the bathroom, like with most products, I always smell it before I buy it or use it just to ensure that I will actually like it and as this smelt so delicious, almost good enough to eat I couldn't wait to get into my bath.
So what is contained within 'Melomint' to make it smell so delightful? Firstly we have Peppermint Oil which has a fresh, sharp minty smell to it and can be used to cool the skin but in this instance it is used as a stimulating oil to relieve you of any stress, strain and metal fatigue that you might be feeling after a long day or week at work. Secondly we have Spearmint Oil which again aides the minty smell I have been describing and with spearmint oil when your mind is tired and you are in need of stimulating and uplifting to relieve you any fatigue you feel once again this works with the Peppermint oil to do exactly that and it is especially useful if you have a headache or the signs of a headache to help clear your sinuses and it does stop your head aching. Finally we have Cypress Oil which has a variety of uses but in this instance it promotes a calming and soothing effect on your person and is also kind to the skin.
As always with Lush there is a whole list of further ingredients, which can be found on the Lush Website. However, it might look like a Melon but the 'Melo' is definitely a play on words to make this product look more interesting and give it a reason to be so colourful.
I did mention earlier that when you crumble this product it felt like wet sand, surprisingly there was not one grainy piece of Bubble slice lurking on the bottom, it had completely dissolved. The lovely mint smell lingered for a good few hours after my bath on my skin and my skin also felt refreshed and moisturised at the same time. As this product contains two different mint products it does feel cool on your skin when you first get into the bath, although the feel to the skin isn't quite a zingy as the Original Source products, which for me is a blessing.
My skin did feel totally moisturised after my lovely Melomint Lush bath and I felt incredibly relaxed and refreshed. The one good thing about minty products is that they definitely awaken your senses and manage to refresh and revive you whilst relaxing you completely. Before I used this product I was feeling slightly tired and worn out but stressed because I knew I had quite a lot of work to do in the office the following day and my mind mentally would not stop working, after having this bath I felt amazing and the worries of work faded into the background.
With many of these Lush Bubble Bars you can actually break this bar into two pieces (rather messy though) and have double the pleasure but if you are greedy like me, you can crumble the whole bar.
So would I recommend this product? I absolutely would without a shadow of a doubt. As someone who loves Lush products and is rather partial to buying lots of them. 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. I've already been on the Lush website to decide what to try next after my birthday package runs out so watch this space...
Lush packaging on single objects is relatively simple, they are wrapped tightly in some see-through packaging and upon opening, the first thing you notice is the smell
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.
As I said in my Wuss bubble bar review, I do not like ballistics and bubble bars, but will never say no to a Lush freebie, so when I was given a Melomint bubble bar, I gave it a try.
As you can see from the Dooyoo picture, Melomint has a pink centre and a green crsut - what you may not be able to see, is that in the pink but, there are little black seedy bits making this really look like a watermelon slice, especially my piece as it is cut in half, it looks just like a slice of melon !
Im not sure if this is meant to be melon and mint = melomint , I cant really smell any melon, however there is a bit of a fruity smell along with the minty smell, it is however predominantly mint in fragrence.
This is brilliant for use in the morning, it makes you feel very freh and awake, it has a bit of a muty smell to it, however it is lovely whilst in the bath - its just afterwards it leave the bathroom smelling damp and musty.
This costs £ 2.75 for 100g and they say the bubble bars are for 1 bath, however having used Wuss and found that the 50g piece I have produced a huge amount of bubbles, I would say that a 100g piece is suitable for 4 baths, I cut my 50g piece of Melomint in half and it was sufficient. I think £2.75 for 1 bath is too much but if it made 4 baths it would cost 60p ish per bath which is not too bad.
This bubble bar produced a wonderful amount of minty bubbles and it was a very refreshing bath ! I am still not keen on bubble bars though as they leave bits on the botom of the bath which are scratchy and anoying. I found all the bar disolved well, however there were little black seedy bits both on the bottom of the bath and floating, other than that I am pleased with this product. It leave a feint minty smell on your skin for a few hours.
The ingridients of this bubble bar as advertised on the Lush website are -
Cream of Tartar (Tartaric acid)
Sodium Laureth Sulfate
Peppermint Oil (Mentha piperita)
Linseeds (Linum usitatissimum)
Cypress Oil (Cupressus sempervirens)
Spearmmint Oil (Mentha viridis)
Gardenia Extract (Gardenia jasminoides)
Chlorophyllin (CI 75810)
Overall I am pretty pleased with the Melomint bubble bar, I think this is one bubble bar I would consider buying ( thats a first ! - I usually only use if given to me) .
This is suitable for a woman or a man, but as its not sweet or flowerly, I think this is particularly good for a man, my partner used the other half of my bar and was very happy with it, he like Lush but says it makes him smell too girly.
Looks like a chunk of watermelon, smells like a stick of Blackpool Rock, makes pepperminty bubbles to wake you up and unclog your mental blockages /