“ Brand: Lush / Type: Bath Melt „
I went into the Lush store to buy some bath bombs for my sister's birthday gift. I decided against a gift set as I could get the same individual ballistics that are in the box for a little cheaper if I bought them separately. Rocketeer was the first one to catch my eye; it's a bright blue jetpack shaped bath bomb with yellow thrusters on the end and is covered in a purple coloured sparkle dust. It looked so appealing that I ended up getting one for myself too. I did try to smell it in the Lush shop but all the scents seemed to be mixed up and the lady assisting me said I would be able to smell it a lot better at home where there aren't mixtures of other strong scents. It costs £2.75 which is slightly cheaper than most Lush Bath Ballistics but it is still quite big in size
When I got home I could smell the candy cane scent as described but it wasn't overpowering as the other bath bombs in store which I liked. I didn't use the bath bomb straight away and it kept very well in a zip lock bag, besides getting slightly crumbly. It is quite a big ballistic and when I dropped it into the water it took a very long time to fizz away, so much so that I ended up getting into the bath before it fully dissolved because I was too excited to use it. When I first dropped it in the bath, it turned the water blue with streams of yellow from the bottom end. I didn't really notice the sparkle in the water and slowly as the yellow mixed in the water turned a lovely green colour, very nice to watch. With the other Lush bath ballistics I have used the scent tends to linger around and is quite strong, however the Rocketeer scent was barely noticeable even when the bomb was still fizzing away and that was quite disappointing. Also, according to Lush, the bath bomb contains popping candy which I did not notice.
It left my skin feeling very soft and the bath tub afterwards was very easy to clean, it did not leave a ring of colour or anything that needed fishing out in case it clogged up the drain.
This is the perfect bath bomb for kids because of the way the colours fizz together and also adults who want a mild candy scented bath bomb
I used this Rocketeer bath ballistic by Lush for the first time the other day. I have used Lush bath bombs before but was new to this one, and I also thought it only out at Christmas as I got this in the 50% off sale in my local Lush store after Christmas. However, Lush are now selling this all year round, I'm guessing because it became quite popular! I am not sure if all Lush stores will sell this, as in my experience I am sure not all Lush stores sell the whole range that is available on the Lush website, at least mine does not.
The bath bomb is blue with a little bit of orange on and is covered in silver lustre. The lustre is a bit messy and so best to keep this bath bath ballistic wrapped away until you come round to using it. When I was in the shop I couldn't quite put my finger on the scent of the Rocketeer. I did like it though and just quickly picked it up to buy with all my other sale items without even thinking about it. When I came around to using it a sweet candy cane smell hit me. I was pleased as I am a fan of all the candy scented products from Lush.
As I do with all my bath bombs, I ran my bath first and got in then put the ballistic into the water. I then watch as it fizzes away around me. As this is inspired by a rocket and Lush state to "drop one on the surface of your bathwater then lie back and watch take off", I was expecting it to fizz around my bath quite quickly, but it actually did the opposite! It just stayed pretty much still and took around ten minutes to fizz away completely, and it didn't make much noise when doing so, despite the popping candy it contains.
This did not bother me as it still looked pretty and smelt gorgeous, but just don't expect it to be exactly as Lush describe it! The bath water first turned a lovely blue colour and then bursts of yellow and green appeared, making my bath water very colourful. The silver lustre was also very visible in the bath and I actually had to stir this around with my hands a bit as it seemed to all just blot together at first. When the bath ballistic had completely dissolved the water remained a lovely green colour.
The only thing that disappointed me with this ballistic is that the scent didn't last as long as I would have liked it to. I couldn't smell the candy cane smell that hit me when I first put it in the bath around 15 minutes later, which isn't very long. However, as well as my skin feeling very soft when I got out, it did smell lovely, and so maybe I had just gotten used to the scent whilst in the bath that I actually thought the scent had gone, but this usually isn't the case with Lush products as the scent of their products are usually very noticeable and for quite some time too!
The silver lustre didn't make the bath messy afterwards, I think it became less noticeable and I actually forgot about it when the bath ballistic had completely dissolved, but it was nice while it was there.
I think the Rocketeer is a great bath ballistic for younger people as the bursts of colour in the bath are lovely to watch and the smell is exactly like candy canes. However I still liked this and will likely purchase this one again. I paid just under £1.40 for mine in the sale but it now costs £2.75 which is a lot considering you only get one use out of it, but does make a nice treat.
Once again it's December, which means it's nearly Christmas - a good excuse to sample Lush's new Christmas range. Every year my favourite store releases a number of seasonal favourites alongside several new products, generally based around a particular theme. This year's theme is innovation and seems to have been inspired by the inventiveness of Willy Wonka, albeit using bath products rather than chocolate! The new products are brightly coloured, fun and exciting and seem to be aimed at children - the Rocketeer ballistic is one such product.
The Rocketeer was a 1991 film starring Billy Campbell and Jennifer Connelly about a man who gets hold of a jet pack. I have never seen it but it was apparently the inspiration for this bath ballistic. The product is shaped like a jet pack and designed to zoom around your bath, releasing scent, colour and oils into the water. Lush say that it will "take you to other worlds"!
Based on my previous, considerable experience with bath ballistics, I've learned that the best thing to do with them is to drop them into the bath when it's already run and you're lying in it. That way, you get to witness the full effect. Ballistics don't produce bubbles - they're all about the dissolving effect.
While solid, the Rocketeer is blue in colour with silver lustre dusted over the top to give it a shimmery metal look. This does get all over your hands so it's best to keep the ballistic in its yellow bag until it's time to use it. Lush say that the Rocketeer smells of candy sticks, which is true - it's sweet and rather like Candy Cane soap.
In the bath, the ballistic dissolves quite slowly - so not much like a rocket, but it's pretty impressive to look at. The shell turns the water blue at first but holes in the ballistic soon release golden streaks of colour which look lovely swirling round the bath.
After the ballistic had dissolved - which took a good ten minutes - the water ended up a rich deep green colour with a hint of lustre. The scent had changed too - I thought the water smelled a little of fresh apple (which is confusing as there is no apple in the product!), though the candy rock scent was still evident.
After my bath, I was surprised to find that my skin felt softer than I had expected (the ballistic doesn't claim to be moisturising). Also, I could smell the sweet scent on my skin for a couple of hours afterwards. I also ended up with a little silver lustre on my skin, and unfortunately on the bath too - though luckily this washed away easily.
The ballistic is made mainly of sodium bicarbonate which helps it dissolve along ingredients such as perfume which give it its lovely scent. Popping candy is also apparently included, though I couldn't detect any evidence of this in the bath. The ballistic costs £2.75, which is expensive for a single-use product but okay for a one-off treat. It is fully suitable for vegans.
For a ballistic designed to look like a jet pack, I would have preferred a more dramatic fizzing effect in the bath. However, the pretty colours, lovely scent and skin softening effect more than make up for this. Overall, I do recommend Rocketeer and think it would make a great little gift for children and adults alike!