“ Brand: Lush / Type: Bath Melt „
Yep, another Lush review...
This time"Ne Worry Pas" which is a big, round, bubbling bath ballistic, a swirl of colour and scent.
The blurb on the website states "You may wonder why this otherwise pure white ballistic has a small purple hole in it. It's to whisper your troubles to, before throwing it into your bath and watching your cares fizz away. "
Hmm. I prefer a stiff Gin but nice thought Lush. This is another of the bath bombs that is hand pressed, and comes packaged in plain cellophane. The scent can be picked up by an eager nose before it is opened, but once you hold the bath bomb, the first impression you will get is of sugary floral warmth.
IT'S THE BOMB....
I used this one sans sprog, because although bathing with her is great fun, it is rarely a relaxing experience. So I waited until her social life coincided with my need to chill, and this was the result. A big fizzy bath which I ran as hot as I could bear before sinking into the water. Bliss.
This bomb is an off white colour with a blob of purple peeking out in a small circle to the side. It contains the usual suspects as base ingredients, ie cream of tartar and bicarb for fizz and softness. The picture attached to this Dooyoo listing does not really do the bath bomb justice. The purple is far more attractive.
I tend to find Lush's bath ballistics a bit drying to my skin, so I had a chunk of Shea at the ready for afterwards.
The scent of this bomb is much more apparent once in the water and a delicious mix of floral hits the air fairly soon after throwing it in the bath. Ylang Ylang features (one of my favourite oils), as well as geranium and violet leaf. These all come together to make a rich and heady soup of aroma. It also contains soya milk so don't be surprised if your water starts to resemble a milk bath as the bomb fizzes around in your tub. The "purple bit" does not affect the colour of the water very much, which is a shame.
The water itself is definitely softened by the addition of the cream of tartar and soya milk, and it is less drying than their other bath bombs. The scent fills the whole bathroom and even managed to make it as far as the bedroom.
This is a chill-out product for me, containing the right quantities and balance of scent vs softness, to create a bath in which I could actually switch off and listen to music. It did feel slightly decadent but that is probably more to do with the fact that I rarely get much time to myself.
This DOES contain some purple lustre/glitter but it is minimal and certainly did not reach the shiny merkin levels of my "sunnyside" experience thank goodness.
Like I have said, this is not as drying as many of lush's bath ballistics which I was pleased about. I still used Shea afterwards though, because I am addicted to it. I felt very chilled after this bath, as well as clean and refreshed. The bomb does not contain too many baddies, and relies on some lovely oils for scent and ambiance. Technically speaking, it was expensive for what it was, as I could shove bicarb, tartar and the oils in the bath with some soya milk and have the same effect for a quarter of the price, but then this is a luxury product and sometimes it is nice just to experience that. Technically speaking, this bomb could be split in half to make it last a bit longer but I did not bother this time.
This bath bomb is not tested on animals and is vegan.
Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Soya Milk, Titanium Dioxide, Bergamot Oil, Jasmine Absolute, Cedarwood Oil, *Limonene, *Linalool, Methyl Lonone, Violet Lustre Sparkle
*occurs naturally in essential oils
A nice, chill out bath product with minimal chemical yuk. Recommended as "treat" product.
£3.95 from Lush stores or online.
Being a regular customer to Lush, I seem to know their products by heart although this one I hadn't seen before. It is in Lush's 'retro' section, one I rarely venture into and I thought that it deserved a try.. nothing wrong with a little indulgence.
As you can see from the image, Ne Worry Pas is a white ball with a purple hole in it. It smells a lot like lavender, containing soya milk, ylang ylang and geranium oil - suitable for vegans too!
As soon as I got home, I hopped straight into the bath to try this after my stressful day of shopping and from the minute I dropped the ballistic into the water you could smell the gorgeous fragrance - very calming and flowery. It fizzed up quickly and turned the water into a milk. Due to the soya milk, it left me feeling silky soft in the bath!
Stupidly, I fell asleep in the bath and came out an hour later to a very pruney body, but definately a lot softer. I was so relaxed and woke up the next morning feeling very refreshed which was lovely considering I had a busy week ahead.
The ballistic costs £3.15 from Lush stores or on their online store, depending which is easier for you. Just remember that online you get added postage cost!
I would really recommend this product if you have had a stressful time or you would just like a relax. The only flaw in my books is that you can only use it once!
Sometimes the only thing that can make the weight of the world melt away is a good, long soak in the bath. I'm a shower girl, through and through, and my daily cleansing routine sees me hitting the shower for at least 30 minutes. However, when I need time to myself, a little relaxation and a chance to clear my head - a soak in the bath is the only answer! Every now and again I treat myself to a Lush product to share my rare bath time with - they seem to have a product to suit every mood, and this "Ne Worry Pas Bath Ballistic" seemed the perfect choice to help soothe my stressed head and help my worries drift away.
If you're not aware of who Lush are, what they do, or what sort of products they sell - you are greatly missing out! Lush are a company that make and sell a whole variety of bath, shower and body products which are all 100% vegetarian and most of which are vegan friendly too! Lush strive to provide the world with the most beneficial products made from the best quality ingredients which are ethically sourced and earth friendly. Lush try to use as little packaging as possible to do their bit on being 'green' and this is why you will find that quite a lot of their products are 'naked' in store - their ballistics, bubble bars, solid shampoos, bath melts & other goodies come free from packaging. If you are interested in finding out more about Lush and what they do, you can visit their website at www.lush.co.uk.
This "Ne Worry Pas Bath Ballistic" is produced by Lush, therefore is only available to purchase direct from them. However, this specific ballistic has been retired from physical Lush stores, so you will not find it in your local haunt. The "Ne Worry Pas Bath Ballistic" is still available to purchase through the 'Retro' range on Lush's official website, or via their mail order service. If you would like to purchase this item online, you can do so by visiting www.lush.co.uk. Lush also provide a mail order and telephone order service which you can purchase the "Ne Worry Pas Bath Ballistic" through by simply visiting their website to download the mail-order forms, or calling 01202 668545 to speak to a helpful Lush employee about placing an order over the telephone.
If a soak in the bath with this "Ne Worry Pas Bath Ballistic" takes your fancy, you may want to consider the costs first. The ballistic itself is priced at £3.30, which does make it one of the more expensive ballistics that Lush produce. Due to this product only being available through their Retro range that is only available online or via telephone/mail order, there will be a postage charge attached to purchasing this product. I do think that purchasing this bath ballistic alone would be too expensive for just the one use once postage has been added, so I would advise that you add this "Ne Worry Pas Bath Ballistic" to your next larger order from Lush to make it worth the cost.
To look at, this "Ne Worry Pas Bath Ballistic" is rather simplistic compared to some of the other wild and wacky looking products Lush sell. The ballistic is the typical ball shape, generous in size and a powdery white in colour. Towards the top of this "Ne Worry Pas Bath Ballistic", there is a thumb size hole in the ballistic, inside which the purple interior of the product can be seen. The top of the ballistic is also imprinted with the Lush logo, so you can be sure that the product you are receiving is genuine. As I said, this specific ballistic is rather simplistic looking in comparison to the other products available, and I imagine this means that the "Ne Worry Pas Bath Ballistic" is overlooked quite often in favour of the more brightly coloured and bold looking ballistics. Do not be put off by the minimalistic outer visage of this product - the beauty and magic lie within!
The smell of this "Ne Worry Pas Bath Ballistic" takes me way back to my childhood as it greatly reminds me of parma violet sweets. Even though I've never liked the taste of parma violets, the smell has always been appealing. This "Ne Worry Pas Bath Ballistic" has a sweet, violet-y scent that is strong and heady when sniffed directly from the solid product. I did worry that the scent would be overpowering, heavy and somewhat sickly once dissolved in the bath, but this was not the case. The strong scent of the physical product melted away once in the water, turning into a light and airy floral scent, mixing the violet fragrance with notes of sandalwood and ylang ylang, which soothed my mind and helped to relax my body. The scent is definitely more subtle and gentle once the "Ne Worry Pas Bath Ballistic" has fizzled away in the hot bath water, so do not be put off by how strongly the ballistic smells before use.
In terms of ingredients used within the "Ne Worry Pas Bath Ballistic", Lush only uses the finest and best quality that they can find. The sodium bicarbonate is not only what makes the bath ballistic 'fizz', but also helps to soften the water as it dissolves. The soya milk used in this particular ballistic is included for its softening properties also. The geranium oil and ylang ylang not only add to the wonderful floral fragrance, but also act as a balancing agent to help to clear your skin and keep it looking its best. Violet leaf absolute is used for its cleansing properties, and also to give this product its most wonderful scent. The mix of sandal wood, ylang ylang and violet create a fantastic, soothing fragrance which helps to calm the mind and relax the body. This "Ne Worry Pas Bath Ballistic" has been put together with all the ingredient components needed to send you off into a world of your own as you are soothed during your soak.
Using the "Ne Worry Pas Bath Ballistic" is a complete doddle. As with all ballistics, they are meant for use in the bath. Trying to use this product in the shower would be something of a great disappointment. Firstly, run yourself a bath full of wonderfully hot, soothing water and prepare yourself to be relaxed as you soak. Simply pop the "Ne Worry Pas Bath Ballistic" into your ready-run bath water and watch it fizz and swirl before your very eyes in the water. Wait for the ballistic to completely dissolve into the water and then climb into your tub for a long and relaxing soak. Ballistics are probably the easiest to use and certainly the most fun of all the bath products Lush sell. Watching the ballistic fizzle and dance in the water, releasing it's lovely lilac colour and lustre sparkles, is somewhat hypnotic with the bath water turning from its regular translucent shimmer to a milky, lilac coloured heaven of relaxation.
This "Ne Worry Pas Bath Ballistic" will turn your bath water a lovely, subtle shade of light lilac with a slight shimmer from the super fine, tiny lustre sparkles and a milky white silken foam will rest on top of the water. Not only does this certain ballistic give off a soothing floral scent to relax your whirling mind and release the tension in your muscles, it also softens the bath water to give you the most delightful soak in the bath you will have had in a long time! The milky white foam which lies on top of the water is silky and will leave your skin kissably smooth whilst the softness of the water beneath will lovingly soften your skin and leave you feeling divine.
Once out of the bath, my skin felt wonderfully soft and smooth with no greasiness or residue left behind from the product. The fine lustre sparkles did cling to my skin as I removed myself from the tub, but this was more of a fun bonus than a downside to the product. I know that some people dislike the fact that Lush use glitter in some of their products, but the lustre used in this "Ne Worry Pas Bath Ballistic" is so fine and tiny that it only adds something of a slight shimmer to your skin and can be brushed off easily during your drying off routine. The scent of the "Ne Worry Pas Bath Ballistic" did linger for a short while on my skin, but didn't last for more than an hour or so. Even though the product in its solid form does have a strong smell, the scent is definitely more subtle once fizzled away in the bath, meaning the fragrance left behind on the skin is only gentle and 'barely there'. It's a great ballistic to use for a 'before bed' soak in the bath, as the fragrance helps to relax you and is gentle enough on the skin to soothe you to sleep without giving you a headache like some of the heavier ballistic scents do.
Overall, I think this "Ne Worry Pas Bath Ballistic" is worth the expense as a special treat, but only when purchased as part of a larger order from Lush. If this item was still available in stores, I probably would treat myself to it a little more often, but as it is only available through the mail which adds on the cost of postage, I'm afraid it is only ever a 'now and then' treat. I do enjoy the effect the ballistic has on the bath water, turning it a lovely lilac shade with a silky creamy top, and I think the super fine lilac lustre adds a bit of fun to the mix. This "Ne Worry Pas Bath Ballistic" softens the water beautifully, even the terribly hard water that I get living in the Midlands, and I found that my skin was wonderfully soft once I tore myself out of the bath. I am prone to getting terribly dry skin, generally almost immediately after exiting the bath or shower, but my skin was left soft enough to slip straight into my pyjamas without the need for moisturiser after taking a bath with this "Ne Worry Pas Bath Ballistic". The violet, floral fragrance of this product probably won't be to everyone's taste, but I myself thoroughly enjoyed it and found that it helped to relax and soothe me. I have lots of trouble sleeping, but using this ballistic before bed helped me to relax and unwind my mind before getting a good nights sleep.
Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Soya Milk (Glycine soja), Titanium Dioxide, Sandalwood Oil (Santalum austro-caledonicum vieill), Violet Leaf Absolute (Viola odorata), Geranium Oil (Pelargonium graveolens), Ylang Ylang Oil (Cananga odorata), *Eugenol, *Geraniol, *Citronellol, *Limonene, *Linalool, Methyl Ionone, Perfume, Violet Lustre Sparkle. *Occurs naturally in essential oils.
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I made an order from the Lush Retro section recently, and chose several bath products. One of these was Ne Worry Pas, inspired by the popular 70s refrain of 'don't worry, be happy'. I felt I could do with this advice so popped this ballistic into my virtual basket!
Ne Worry Pas is a round, white ballistic with a little hole in the top which is purple. It contains geranium oil and ylang ylang, as well as violet leaf absolute to calm you down and refresh your skin. The product also contains soya milk which is supposed to be very good for the skin. The ballistic is suitable for vegans.
I decided to use this ballistic on a Sunday night before bed, knowing I'd have a full week of work coming up. I thought it smelled lovely: I couldn't detect a particular ingredient, not being amazingly certain what geranium and ylang ylang smell like, but the whole thing seemed very floral and calming. It smelled as though it should have had lavender in it, but it didn't (and I DO know what lavender smells like!). I did detect the violet leaf, though, as violet has a very distinctive scent.
When I dropped the ballistic into the water, it fizzed pleasantly and turned the water a lovely shade of white. I must admit I was slightly disappointed - I was secretly hoping that the little purple 'spot' at the top of the ballistic was a sign that the inside of the ballistic was purple too, and that the water would turn a lovely shade of lavender or lilac! However, I couldn't really regret this for long as the water was lovely and calming, being covered in a sheet of white. In fact, it was rather like bathing in milk - I felt a bit like Cleopatra! As a matter of fact the ballistic does contain soya milk and the water felt beautifully silky and soft. The scent was fainter in the water although I could still detect it, and I felt wonderfully relaxed.
I stayed in the bath for absolutely ages, and only came out in the end because I wanted to watch Downton Abbey! I loved using this ballistic and would certainly consider buying it again, even though at £3.15 it's not one of the cheapest. My skin felt soft after using it, too. I would definitely recommend this ballistic to anyone who likes to relax, but make sure you set aside plenty of time for a long luxurious bath - you won't want to get out after you get in!
What is Lush?
Lush was formerly known as 'Cosmetics to Go' and quite appropriately changed its named which I think suite it best because the only way to describe their products is they smell and look 'lush'. All the products are vegetarian and a lot are vegan. Nothing is tested on animals and they make sure every ingredient is sourced from companies that also do not test on animals. They support many charities and often do limited edition items to gain money for charities or campaigns. They make a lot of 'naked' products, which come with no packaging. Their bags, wrapping and even the stuff that comes in the boxes to protect gift sets are all made from recycled items and can be put in a composter or recycled. They are very much an ethically aware company.
What is a bath ballistic?
A Bath ballistic usually comes in a globe shape but can resemble other shapes, for example Hippy Chick resembles a chick. You drop the ballistic into a full bath when you have stopped running the water. Simply drop into the water, get in the bath and relax. Immediately the ballistic will fizz away, often turning the water a different colour, releasing items such as rose petals but all release essential oils and ingredients which cleanse, soften and moisturise your skin to make it feel soft, silky and smelling divine.
How must does it cost?
Ne Worry Pas costs £3.15 is aprox 180g in weight and is suitable for vegans. It is only available online or by mail order in Lush 'Retro'.
Ne Worry Pas was created an dinspired by the 70's saying 'Don't worry be happy'. It is designed to fizz away your problems and make you happy and worry free. It resembles a standard white ballistic but has an odd little dint in the top which is coloured Lilac. It has a subtle floral scent to it which I didn't find that appealing. I do prefer strong fruity scents but those who like Ylang Ylang may prefer this ballistic. It isn't anything special to look at which is why I never tried this ballistic prior to it being discontinued then resurfacing as part of the Retro range. Currently it is one of the most expensive bath ballistics and one you can't buy in the shops so you incur a postal fee on top, ouch!
What makes Ne Worry Pas special?
It contains geranium oil which is very balancing and ylang ylang help keep the skin carefree whilst adding a delicate floral fragrance. Violet leaf absolute adds to the scent and also helps to improve the condition of your skin. Jasmine absolute is believed to relax the body and Mind whilst Bergamot Oil can stimulate the senses. Soya Milk helps this is foam into a milky white bath.
Firstly I was a bit reluctant to try this product, it is a little pricy especially when you include postage. It doesn't look very impressive and the floral scent just isn't my thing, but it did smell fresh which was nice. It turned the bath into a milky white colour and did feel lovely and soft and gentle on my skin. I found the fragrance didn't last that long and I couldn't really smell it on my skin. Overall I found this ballistic just so so; it looks boring, it smell isn't anything to shout about and although my skin felt nice and soft It wasn't anything different or special to any other ballistic.