“ Brand: Lush / Type: Shower Gels / Creams „
Lush Sex in the shower
Description: Manufacturer: Lush / Type: Shower Gels / Creams.
Lush isn't the cheapest place to buy products, but this is because they make hand made cosmetics from only natural ingredients and never test on animals. They are committed to reducing packaging and do heaps of charity work so it is worth looking at their website to get an idea of the projects they support and the work that they do. You can also use the website to check out products, order online (orders will arrive packed in popcorn instead of polystyrene which is kinder to the environment), see the ingredients and locate your closest store.
A 70g emotibomb will cost you £2.50. If you are unsure what an emotibomb is, let me explain. They are basically a bath ballistic (very similar to a bath bomb) which has been designed for use in the shower. All you have to do is to is pop the emotibomb onto the floor of your shower and when the water hits it, it will release clouds of amazing fragrance. They were made to try and encourage people to take showers as opposed to baths and therefore use less water.
Now in theory, these sound pretty good however, in actual fact, they are a bit disappointing. Yes you do get clouds of amazing scented steam, but the product dissolves quite quickly and leaves the floor of the shower a bit slippy and sludgy too.
The fragrance was lovely, it was predominantly ylang ylang with hints of ginger and rose. It was deliciously invigorating and quite potent. Unfortunately, as the product disappears quite quickly, the scent doesn't linger nearly as long as I would have liked it to.
Ingredients are as follows;
Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Dipropylene Glycol, Perfume, Juniperberry Oil (Juniperus communis), Ginger Oil (Zingiber officinale), Ylang Ylang Oil (Cananga odorata), Rose Oil (Rosa damascena), Jasmine Absolute (Jasminum grandiflorum), Geranium Oil (Pelargonium graveolens), Mimosa Absolute (Acacia decurrens), *Citronellol, *Limonene, *Linalool}
*Occurs naturally in essential oils
I was given a couple of these so the next time I showered, I placed it on the side of the shower rather than the floor when it got less wet and it did last longer. All in all though, these are a little messy and I am not sure that all the fuss is worth it.
I was disappointed that the fragrance didn't last on skin when I got out of the shower, a little irritated by having to wipe up the sludgy remainder of the emotibomb and let down by the fact that it didn't last very long. They were okay but not something that I would probably buy again. If you are looking for something that fills your shower with one of Lush's gorgeous scents then perhaps try shower gel instead!
I am a massive fan of all things Lush. Maybe a little too expensive to use continually, but on occasions their bath bombs can be such a treat. One thing I miss when I'm living in my flat is a long soak in the bath, ergo no need for bath bombs. Then came along Lush's wonderful idea of shower bombs, otherwise known as emotibombs. In creating emotibombs Lush aim to encourage people to take more showers and have a greener approach to the environment. I received Sex in the Shower as a present, which was pretty bang on because with my sense of humour it was the perfect gift. It is priced at £2.25 and can be purchased online or in store. It is a white, round block with a hand on it. The paper bag that it comes in is also recyclable and supports Lush's green philosophy.
You basically put the emotibomb onto the floor of your shower and let the water hit down onto it. The smell then carries up through the shower cubicle and the steam throughout the whole of your shower and leaves a gorgeous smell lingering in your bathroom afterwards. Initially I wasn't quite sure how it would work; the water isn't contained in the shower so how was it going to fizz around? I have to say although it smelled heavenly it was not what I had hoped it would be at all. It slowly crumbled and mushed in the exact place that it started in my shower. I even tried blocking the water in the shower cubicle with my foot and it still did not fizz and bomb as I hoped it would. It was a bit of a hassle to be honest and I am not sure I would buy one for myself again.
The ingredients are:juniper berry oil, linalool, sodium bicarbonate, citric acid, ginger oil, dipropylene glycol, ylang ylang oil,rose oil, jasmine absolute, geranium oil and mimosa absolute. Although this emotibomb smells heavenly, I could not describe the smell as anything specific, you will have to take a trip into lush and find out for yourself.
I found this product very difficult to review because I was so unimpressed with it. Here is a summary rundown of the good and bad points of Sex In The Shower:
Price: at £2.25 it is good for the occasional shower but by no means economical if you wanted one for every shower!
Smell: absolutely gorgeous although indescribable until you smell it yourself. It lingers well in your bathroom long after the emotibomb itself has disappeared down the drain.
Emotibomb idea in general: an excellent idea in itself as it encourages people to take showers as opposed to baths and therefore encourages helping the environment; the fact that the packaging is also recyclable supports this.
Quality: did not live up to its expectations, did not dissolve as readily as I would have hoped and it only lasted one shower, although to be fair it could have lasted 2 if you wanted to split it up.
Ingredients: none of these are tested on animals and the combination creates a beautiful scent, Lush still manages to make your bathroom smell heavenly for a considerable amount of time afterwards.
Basically, although it smells beautiful and is visually pleasing before you use it, it does not work as well as you would hope. I would definitely stick to the occasional bath bombs but I may purchase the other emotibombs in the not too distant future to try them out aswell, just to be sure :)
The only great thing about this product was the amazing smell!!
I actually kept it by my bed for about 2 weeks before finally using it just so i could smell it while in bed.
The idea of a shower bomb probably sounded good on paper but in reality, its not worth the money. All it actually does is create a nice smell for about 5 minutes in the shower. It does have any skin nourishing properties that I'm aware off. It was nice for a treat but I won't be buying one again for these reasons.
I can see where lush were coming from with the idea but it just doesn't do enough. I get a nice smell from my shampoo, soap and conditioner which will actually overpower the emotibomb as i shower!
At least the product isn't full of nasty chemicals only natural ingredient. Hopefully lush will use this amazing scent for a more effective product.
I received a good few Lush products over Christmas as gifts and slowly I have been getting round to using them, I have also decided that it is about time I started writing some reviews on them so I can muster up the money to replace the ones I liked.
This particular Lush product in my goodies at Christmas really confused me, it looked like a bath bomb but it was for the shower, what it turned out to be was a Lush sex in the shower emotibomb.
What you do with these is you pop them on the floor as you shower and as the hot water hits them they fizz around giving off a cloud of fragrant steam.
I liked the sound of this so off I went to have sex in the shower, trouble is as with real sex it can often be very disappointing and this was certainly the case with this sex in the bath emotibomb.
Firstly as there is no plug in the plug hole you lose much of the product down the drain and after ten minutes in the shower it had gone taking with it the lovely smell.
The second problem was that it made the floor of the shower unit very, very slippy and I had to cut my shower short for fear of falling flat on my ass. I was enjoying the experience of showering with this emotibomb but the experience was over all too quickly, again just like real sex!
I found this bomb to have a lovely smell mainly of jasmine and if it had lasted properly and not turned my shower floor into an ice rink I probably would have used it again but as they are £1.95 each for a ten minute shower they are now off my Lush shopping list and I would recommend that others stay clear of them too.
Sex in the shower is a bath bomb - but for the shower, not for the bath. A bath bomb is a large fizzy ball which fizzes and writhes around your hot bath water and releases nice smelly stuff and natural vitamins and stuff. Well, an Emotibomb does the same thing, but for the shower.
And your next question should be....How? How can this do the same thing in a shower? A shower does not hold water, what does it do, fly?! And well, that my friends, is where the product fails.
I liked the idea of this- the main reason being I hate having baths, I have s bath at home and dislike my bath so much that I make a point of going to the gym for an hour or more a day 5 or 6 days per week in order to use their showers instead of my bath. So when I saw the Emtibombs in a Lush store, I took my pick (between the 4 current ones: 'Sex in the Shower' with its sensual scents, 'Too Drunk' for the day after the nigh before with its mix of fennel, peppermint and marigold, 'Up the Wooden Hill' made for night time with lavender, neroli and camomile and 'Up You Get' for waking you up, with lime, lemon and grapefruit). All -with the exception of Too Drunk, costing currently £1.91 (Too Drunk costing £1.96).
I disliked the other scents, but Sex in the shower smelt nice- I overlooked the name of it as I was not hoping to actually have sex in my shower (it being in the female changing room and myself not being gay), so chose this purely on smell.
It did travel well with me in my shower bag. I did not throw my bag around that day, so cannot comment on if its easy to smash, but I would imagine you could smash this if you do drop it as its flat not round, like bath ballistics are, so would be that little bit more fragile to breaking into pieces more easily with too much pressure in a bag.
The smell on this one is quite mild, very sweet and made me want to use it. I wouldn't decribe it as "sensual" as Lush does, but its not sickly by any description.
The instructions are simple. Place on the floor of the shower and the smell will waft up.
Well, unfortunately not. I took it into the shower, and placed it at my feet, it started to fizz, but there was no scent- nothing at all! I tried changing position, and at one point got a very vague scent, but nothing that I would have noticed had I not been looking for it.
It did last quite a while- I was able to wash my body, my hair, my face, condition my hair, and rinse everything and the emotibomb had only just ended its party at my feet, but I was a bit miffed I had spent almost £2 on what was basically nothing. My feet were not grateful- despite being right up close to the emotibomb, there was nothing on my feet, no scent, no softness.
Will I buy this again? Nope. I see no reason to, it did not do anything for me what so ever. I think that Lush need to revamp this- add something more to it- a stronger scent and make it cheaper before I will attempt it again.
I'm a sucker for anything new from Lush and jumped at the chance of trying the emotibombs when they were launched recently since I can no longer use the bath ballistics now I dont have a bath at home.
Lush sell 4 types of Emotibomb, Sex in the Shower being one them, so named I guess as it's meant to get you in the mood for some loving? ha ha nice try Lush. At less than £2 you might think these are a bargain but dont be fooled.... I bought mine from the store in Southampton and the whole way home I was eagerly looking forward to giving it a try thinking it would be an ideal subsitute for the bath ballistics I miss so much, not so however.
I decided to break the bomb in half as using the whole thing in one go seemed wasteful plus my boyfriend wanted to try it, I placed it at the bottom of the shower, got in and washed as usual. I admit the fragrances given off by the bomb were amazing but after about 10 minutes all that was left of it was a tiny piece of crap near the plughole, bugger I thought, I paid £2 just for that? My boyfriend wasnt impressed either so needless to say we havent bought any more since.
I think these products are more of a novelty than anything else and probably wont be something that stays on the shelves of Lush for the long term, at least with the bath ballistics you have the fun of watching the fizzing and swirling in the water before you hop in, with these emotibombs you get nothing.
Nice try Lush but I think its back to the drawing board.
Lush is my favourite shop ever and I love almost everything I have tried. I was therefore very disappointed when I found a product that I found absolutely pointless.
I have just moved into halls where we have no bath, only a shower. When I read about a bath ballistic for the shower I was so excited. Lush designed emotibombs for people like me who love ballistics fizzing around their baths but only have a shower. You place the emotibomb on the floor of the shower and as the water hits it the emotibomb fizzes away and creates a steam full of fragrance that surrounds you and enhances your mood (this one is supposed to make you feel sexy).
Sex In The Shower is the emotibomb I chose because I love the smell of Jasmine. This emotibomb smells of Jasmine, Ginger and Geranium and in the shop it smelt very strong. When I placed it on my shower floor I couldnt smell it at all. The emotibomb just dissolved and went down the drain. If I knelt down near to the emotibomb then I could smell it but what use is that?
Sorry Lush but this is a completely pointless product and a complete waste of £1.95.
My husband bought me a huge box of goodies from Lush following thr birth of our second child (aw I hear you cry...nope I had to leave several copies of the Lush Times hanging around the house with big rings around the things I wanted) and Sex in Shower was a new product at the time and it was a free gift they gave at the time.
To look at, its not particularly sexy just plain white with a hand print on top.
The idea is to put it in the bottom of your shower and whilst the waters running the scent will be released into the air.
To me, it feels a bit pointless it just goes down the plug whole and I want to smell of the fragrance not just smell the air!
Its supposed to smell of ginger jasmine and geranium, now i like jasmine but was not convinced by the ginger fragrance.
I certainly wouldnt buy it, I might as well chuck my £1.95 down the plug hole as 5 mins is all you get with this one.
Well another emotibomb, another waste of money (see my review of the get me up emotibomb and you will understand) Now Lush are using this one to promote helping the environment by saving water, i.e. 2 of you go in the shower together, very nice!
Trouble is if I suggested a sexy shower for 2 my other half would probably be up for it but I can imagine it going a little like this:
Me; honey why don't we have a lovely shower together
Him: oh yes that would be great!
(off we go and get in the shower)
Him: what's that on the floor
Me: it's an emotibomb from Lush to make the shower smell all sensual
Him: You are telling me that you have paid good money to chuck something down the drain! You are ******* mad, wasting money on more **** from that ******* shop!
(gets out the shower and storms off)
Now I said it would probably go like that but in reality it may well be much worse - he doesn't like my Lush 'habit' as he calls it, but he will put up with it grudgingly. However if I started spending money on stuff to throw down the drain he would defiantly blow his top!
Yes it does smell nice - it is a bit spicy and floral, kinda like a magnolia smell - I think but apperently there is no magnolia in it, but that is only when it is right in front of your nose not down by your feet fizzing away into nothing.
It just looks like a big off whitey pink pebble no real deign there at all. Come on Lush sort it out showers are meant for shower gel not ballistics!!!
I can't imagine these will stay around for too long, people will wise up sooner of later!
Who gets all excited with new products from Lush? Me, yes you all guessed correctly when I heard about Lush Emotibombs I was straight online to make an order. Emotibombs are designed for use within the shower, those lovely people at Lush felt that for those people who didn't have a bath in their bathroom, only the shower. The idea being that when you have people like me getting over excited as a Bath Ballistic fizzes around the bath you wouldn't get to see that in the shower, except with the Emotibomb it has been designed to do exactly that.
However, the emotibomb is used in a slightly differently way to a Ballistic. Lush always it suggest that you place your Emotibomb "on the floor of your shower and as the warm water hits your Emotibomb, it fizzes up into the atmosphere, surrounding you in a cloud of fragrant steam". Which is fairly easy to follow and once the water is running you will see your Emotibomb fizzing around the floor of your shower. The one thing with doing this however is unlike a bath there is no plug hole so some of your Emotibomb will disappear down the drain, however once the fragrant steam has begun to surround you it is definitely enough to last for the whole shower, my showers are never less than 20 minutes and I have never had a problem making the emotibomb last for that length of time,
So what happens when the products has begun to dissolve is the cloudy fragrant steam interacts with the water and like with a Bath Ballistic the aroma is dispensed around the bathroom and later to linger around the house. Instead of sitting in the bath, you have your shower using the steam or mist as Lush call it to have your shower, that steam/mist will create a wonderful aroma and slightly spritz your body. So with the Emotibomb in the shower, the water naturally doesn't run as fast as the bath water which means the product will take longer to dissolve and as it fizzes around the shower once it comes into contact with the water you can see the steam evaporate, just be careful not to slip on the emotibomb because it could be quite serious. Now an Emotibomb isn't something you use to have a wash with, it isn't like a bar of soap that you wash yourself with, the mist or steam is created for a specific reason and Lush have to date come up with four different Emotibombs which have been designed.
The Emotibomb which I bought was called 'Sex in the shower' not because I wanted Sex in the Shower but because I liked the sound of the ingredients and because at the time it was the only one on offer. So having paid my £1.95 for a 70g ball of Emotibomb I was eager to try it. Emotibombs are all currently priced at £1.95 and do range in size although not too dramatically and they are not the most colourful products on the shelves which in some ways makes them stand out a little more than the brightly coloured products but in others it makes them look very dull, perfect for online shopping but not so good for in store shopping. That is just my view.
To look at Sex in the Shower wasn't anything special, it is a white disk coloured product with nothing fancy sticking in or out of it but very faintly on the top of the product is what looks like a hand which has been pressed on top of the Emotibomb but it was so faint I wouldn't say I was right about the picture and even on the Lush website it isn't very clear. Also once the product began to dissolve and it didn't turn any water a bright fluorescent colour. The one thing I bought it for was the list of ingredients because it sounded like it would make my skin soft, smooth, moisturised and I would be stress free and relaxed.
Sex in the shower contains a whole host of ingredients which drew me to it over the other three products. Firstly there is bicarbonate of soda which gives Emotibombs the 'fizzing effect' sending it whizzing around your shower as with Bath Ballistics and then there are the essentials oils and absolutes which create those amazing smells. Geranium Oil is the first ingredient and it is an oil with many properties firstly it helps to boost circulation which gives a healthy glow to pale or sluggish skins and secondly it helps to balances sebum production on the skin, so for anyone with over oily skin, Geranium oil is a good thing to have within any product you buy. Next we have Ginger Oil which again aides circulation and gives the skin a healthy glow as well as being an aphrodisiac. Jasmine Oil follows on and for those people with skin problems such as dry, greasy, irritated and sensitive skin jasmine Oil helps tone the skin to try and solve those skin issues and works well with the Juniper Oil which is also an ingredient. Ylang Ylang Oil which is a sweet flowery smell which brings about a calming effect on both the mind and body whilst on the skin it also helps to soothe dry skin and over oily skin by balancing the amount of sebum the body creates which leads to both of these skin problems. Also with your scalp it promotes the same effect as on the skin and encourages hair growth. Also as an added benefit to me personally I suffer with high blood pressure and this oil itself is used to help reduce it. Finally there is Mimosa which is not an ingredient I was familiar with and anything I use I like to know more about what is contained within in as an ingredient, so I looked at what Mimosa Absolute was to find that it is used in skin care for oily and sensitive skin whilst helping to promote Relaxing and calming influences whilst helping you to de-stress and it works best along Jasmine based products.
As always with Lush there is a whole list of further ingredients, which can be found on the Lush Website. Within most Lush products you will find a lot of essential oils, which are specially picked for each product and I would suggest that you visit the Lush website to read the entire list of ingredients, especially those of you who are pregnant, suffer from epilepsy or have sensitive skin. Most of their products are suitable for use for anyone who is Vegan and Lush now use a sign to show that they are Vegan friendly.
Once I had got out of the shower I could smell the Emotibomb over my usual Lush soap (I should Coco) which was an added bonus because it does smell really nice and it is a very relaxing and de-stressing product and it does do everything Lush tell you it would do but for those people who know that I love Lush products I have to say I wasn't sure whether I liked this product or didn't like it. I am not going to rush to my nearest Lush shop to buy it again in a hurry but I haven't been put off buying it again or trying something similar, I just didn't think "wow I have to buy that again soon".
So would I recommend this product? Yes and No really. Yes because if you don't have a bath and have never used a Bath Ballistic and haven't got a clue how exciting it is to watch something fizz round your bath, then you can get a similar experience with an Emotibomb. It also smells really nice and the lingering smell is quite strong as well, so if you do like products which smell of Jasmine then this is a good one to try and it does what Lush say it will do. But no, because it wasn't an exciting colour and didn't really stand out very much and I don't think I am sure about the whole idea of a Bath Ballistic for the shower, the effect isn't the same, although my skin did feel soft and moisturised but was that because of the other products I used or this? I think it is the other products that I used. Finally no because the idea of putting something on the floor of the shower to dissolve whilst I am showering doesn't quite seem to right to me because you have to be conscious of it the whole time and be careful not to slip on it.
So overall, it was a new experience and a product which does as it says it will do and smells lovely but didn't really do it for me. I think Lush have tried to come up with something to be used in the shower to create the fizzing effect which it does very well, but just isn't a Bath Ballistic.
** Extra information**
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.
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It's good to go green and now that we must all be sensitive to the pressing needs of our planet, everything that helps us to behave more responsibly is a fine thing / So something the encourages to people to climb into the shower in order to conserve water, is a very fine thing indeed / Our new Sex in the Shower Emotibomb is just one of those things / As the warm water touches its surface, wafts of sensual scents entwine themselves around you