Product Type: Lush Bath / Shower
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Lush Rose Jam Bubbleroon
Member Name: Sarccyslayer
Lush Rose Jam Bubbleroon
Advantages: Smells wonderful, it isn't expensive, it's easy to use, kind to the skin
Disadvantages: None it's lovely
Christmas Eve is always a bit of a big deal for me because it was the eve upon which I got married. So we always go out somewhere to celebrate either with friends or for a meal and then at midnight we exchange cards and gifts. So to prepare myself for such an occasion calls for a nice long hot soak in the bath, maybe a glass of wine, my Kindle and a face pack and then I lay back and relax soaking up the luscious smells that rise up through the steam of my bath.
This Christmas Eve it was Rose Jam Bath Bubble Bar from Lush that would be keeping me company, a secret Santa gift that I had been given in the week at a work dinner and it wasn't a product I had tried before, so I was really looking forward to trying it. Rose Jam says it will create "A bath that helps you get out of it feeling better than when you got in "and to look at reminds me of a Macaroon, though I am not a fan of them, because it looks as though two halves have been put together to make a whole, its not quite a tennis ball shape as it is a little bit jagged around the edges, but its almost circular. It is also bright pink in colour and costs £3.50 and you can, if you are careful, break it into two and get two lovely baths out of this one Bubble Bar. I am however too greedy and I chucked the lot in.
Bath Bubble Bars are often a tennis ball shaped bath bombs and happen to be one of my favourite Lush products. Mainly made up of bicarbonate of Soda they are packed full of essential oils, which give off wonderful aromas as soon as they make contact with the hot water in your bath and over the years I have been using these products, I am always surprised at how lovely they smell and how many bubbles they can create, unlike its sister product the Bath Ballistic which whilst creating lovely fragrances and aromas, often do not create bubbles.
When it comes to using your Bubble Bar It is suggested by Lush suggest you crumble the bubble bar between your fingers under a running tap water. So once the tap is running at a nice warm temperature, not too hot to burn your hands, you simply get your Bubble Bar and start to crumble it into the water. I did find that once this product had been held under the running tap for a few seconds it began to crumble really easily. As you begin to crumble it, the one thing I always notice first is that it feels 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 your water should have by this stage become the same colour pink as the bubble bar was.
As mentioned, The fizzing is due to the fact the main ingredient in all Bath Ballistics is Sodium Bicarbonate which causes the ingredients to loosen and fizz away into the water and also for those of you, whom like me, live in a hard water area, sodium bicarbonate also helps to soften the water. So once your Bubble bar has dissolved and fizzed away into the water, then it's time to get into the bath, lay back and enjoy. The best thing however about this Bubble bar was its aroma and that is released as instantly as it hits the water and begins to fizz away in the water. The smells that are released are best described as being Citrusy but with a hint of coconut which isn't too overpowering, but just lovely and relaxing.
For me there are at least 6 ingredients that are worthy of a mention- firstly there is Extra Virgin coconut oil which is a great moisturiser for the skin. Then comes Fair Trade Shea Butter which again is kind to the skin and acts as a great moisturiser to leave the skin feeling soft and smooth to the touch. Rose absolute and Rose Oil come next and most people that I know who have used this say for them this is the dominant smell, but not for me, I could barely smell it but I do like it as an ingredient because it helps to improve the look of your skin by hydrating and moisturising it and also soothes dry, inflamed and irritated skin. Next comes Geranium Oil and it helps control the production of sebum which is great for those people who have dry skin or over oily skin because it creates a balance between the two. It is also said to be good at dealing with head lice!! Finally comes Lemon Oil, which for me is one of the dominant smells and a scent that I really like. It acts as a great cleanser for the skin and if you have greasy skin it is great for cleaning it as well as getting rid of unwanted dirt and impurities that are lurking and also because it is such as a sharp and zesty smell, I find it quite uplifting. Naturally there are a few more ingredients to add to the list above, but they can be found online.
Once out of the bath and having dried my skin, I wasn't surprised to find that it felt lovely and soft and well moisturised to the point where my fingers just glided over the skin and obviously there was a lovely lemon and coconut scent smell to my skin. As mentioned before, I also have extremely sensitive skin and often find that I am limited in which products I can use, but with Lush I haven't had any problems whatsoever, so that means I can now try everything without having to worry about breaking out into an itchy rash and that is the main reason I am a lush addict.
So would I recommend this product? I absolutely would without a shadow of a doubt, I admit I am quite bias when it comes to Lush and I love more products than loathe. Also after emptying out the bath water there was nothing left behind clinging to the bottom or the sides of the bath which means I don't have to spend hours cleaning it after using. For me this is the type of Bubble Bar I would be more than happy to use again, it smells lovely, leaves your skin with a lovely scent after using and is also very moisturising and soothing.
Summary: Bubble bar from Lush