“ Brand: Lush / Type: Bubble Bar / Subcategory: Bath Melt / Bath Foam „
I love Lush and am gradually trying to work my way through all of their bath products. One particularly appealing product from the Retro range caught my eye recently: the Pleasure Dough bubble bar.
Bubble bars, as the name suggests, are designed to be crumbled under running water to create heaps of bubbles. This particular one was apparently inspired by Ninon de Lenclos, a seventeenth-century French courtesan, who was fond of the herb and flower blend featured in the bubble bar. This blend is made up of lavender, rose, peppermint and orange blossom (the bar is suitable for vegans). Since lavender is calming and peppermint is refreshing, this makes for an odd combination, although the scent is pleasant and unique and, subsequently, suitable for bathing in at any time of day.
The bubble bar itself resembles a cream lump of dough with little bits in: on closer inspection these are revealed to be pieces of lavender and rose petals. It's quite old-fashioned in appearance, but not unattractive. As usual, I only crumbled half of the bar into the bath, as that's all that's needed to produce a lovely lot of bubbles.
The bar did indeed produce lots of lovely bubbles, but it also released bits of lavender and flower petals into the water. I felt quite luxurious bathing in petals! I also found that my skin felt very soft, and I didn't have to use much moisturiser after getting out. The smell faded a bit in the bath, but not too much.
I was worried that the petals would stick to the bath, however I was able to wash them away with the shower head without much trouble.
Overall, I really enjoyed using this bubble bar. It was luxurious and different. However, at the price of £3.70 I'm not sure I'd buy it again! Lush make plenty of other good bubble bars and most of them are cheaper, so I reckon I'll stick to those!
Lush's bubble bars are by far my favourite type of product by them, they also have a selection of bubble bars in their 'Retro' range, which is made up of discontinued products which have been brought back due to popular demand. The only downside to purchasing products from the retro range is that they aren't available in Lush shops - only online and via. Mail order, which means they encounter a postage charge too.
Pleasure Dough is part of Lush's Retro range and costs £3.70 for a 100g bar, this makes it slightly more expensive than the average bubble bar, but not the highest priced. Pleasure dough is a light brown colour with lots of dark 'bits' in it. I find the best way to describe really would be to say it looks like a lump of dough.
To use a bubble bar you simply crumble it under running water and slosh it around a little to create mounds of bubbles. Some people prefer to grate, squash or flatten their bubble bars and store them this way, then take the desired amount to add to the bath. I find that for an 'economy' type bath you can get away with using around one third of a bubble bar, for a 'standard' bath use half and for a luxurious (and rather expensive!) soak use the whole thing!
Pleasure Dough has an odd scent, and it's hard for me to put my finger on it. It's very subtle, and not particularly sweet - more of a floral and herbal scent. It has definite hints of lavender and rose and Lush's website also state that it contains peppermint and orange blossom.
What Lush don't state on their website is that this particular bubble bar contains a vast amount of 'bits' which, once released, will float aimlessly around your bath. These 'bits' include rose petals, lavender flowers and peppermint leaves. I must admit it was a little odd finding a lumps of leaves and flowers on me throughout my bath, but they're okay - just a bit of a pain for the plughole and post-soak bath clean.
I found that the bubbles from my Pleasure Dough lasted for the entire bath (which was quite a long one!) and the scent, although very mild, was relaxing and enjoyable. I have recently found out that Lush will be discontinuing Pleasure Dough from it's Retro range, which I think is a shame, so I would definitely recommend trying it before it goes!
Sodium Bicarbonate, Cream of Tartar (Tartaric acid), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Lauryl Betaine, Cocamide DEA, Perfume, Rose Petals (Rosa damascena), Peppermint Leaves (Mentha piperita), Lavender Flowers (Lavandula angustifolia), Lavender Oil (Lavandula angustifolia), Orange Blossom Absolute (Citrus aurantium amara), Rose Absolute (Rosa damascena), *Cinnamal, *Geraniol, *Limonene, *Linalool (* = Occurs naturally in essential oils)
Lush Pleasure Dough Bubble Bar
Description: Manufacturer: Lush / Type: Bath Product
Lush are well known because they create hand made cosmetic products from only natural ingredients. Not only do they never test on animals themselves but they also won't by from suppliers who do. They are not the cheapest place to shop but their products are so delicious that they feel like a treat and in my opinion, are well worth buying.
This bubble bar is suitable for vegans. It is 100g and will cost you £3.70 which makes it one of the more expensive ones.
Lush also carry out load of charity work and campaigns, both in this country and across the world, you can find more details on their website as well as product information (including ingredients), their retro range and also a store locater.
This is another one of the products that Lush are selling online as part of their "Retro" range. These are products which are no longer available in stores, but because customers still want them so much, they are still available to buy online.
In case you are unsure of what a bubble bar is, these solid bars are crumbled under warm running water and then fill our bath with deliciously fragranced fluffy bubbles which last for ages. They are not the cheapest of products but one bubble bar can be used for two or even three baths.
This bubble bar combines lavender, rose, peppermint and orange blossom to create a fantastically heady fragrance which lasts on skin for hours after bathing. This one is designed to be used after a relaxing long lie, and is bound to make you feel pampered and refreshed. The scent is delicious and leaves you feeling relaxed and revived and ready to face a days shopping, or a long lunch with friends. Don't waste it on an everyday occurrence, because there is a decadence about this one that should be taken full advantage of!
Sodium Bicarbonate, Cream of Tartar (Tartaric acid), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Lauryl Betaine, Cocamide DEA, Perfume, Rose Petals (Rosa centifolia), Peppermint Leaves (Mentha piperita), Lavender Flowers (Lavandula angustifolia), Lavender Oil (Lavandula angustifolia), Orange Blossom Absolute (Citrus Aurantium dulcis), Rose Absolute (Rosa damascena), *Cinnamal, *Geraniol, *Limonene, *Linalool}
*Occurs naturally in essential oils
It is a shame that this bar isn't a little cheaper because I do love it. It doesn't look very appealing (it looks a bit like it is stuffed with oatmeal and is a beige colour) but all the bits are released into the water where they help to add to the gorgeous scent. They do have to be cleaned out of the bath afterwards but that is a small price to pay for such a treat!