Lush have recently started a new section on their website which is called the lush kitchen. they make limited ( very limited0 release products, some are new and some retro that you have to be really quick to get.
I love the shower jellies and so i was keen to grab this. it did annoy me to have to pay postage for one item but if I added more it become even more expensive.
The jellies are made of seaweed jelly and are like a solid jelly. They are great to use as they are soft and lather up quickly leaving my skin smelling of whichever one it is.
This is a great name of a product and is inspired by Nordic saunas and spanking with birch twigs etc,
This jelly is a dark green and has the most gorgeous natural smell as though you are taking a walk in a pine forest.It has a real woody aroma which must come from the oakamoss. It has an unusual combination of ingredients from sea water to neroli and also bay leaf, olive leaf and cucumber are also in there with grape juice as well. A real mix of natural ingredients and the leaf infusions really do come through leafy and natural. Sea water presumably is softening as salt does soften water.The neroli and grape juice lift the scent to a fresher level so it really is just wonderfully different.
This is one that would appeal to men as well as ladies and most of their shower jellies tend to be rather fruity o that is nice to have something a bit different.
I find the best way to use shower jellies is to use the whole lump as a wobbly soap but hang on to it as it is really slippery. If you break bits off I find I lose the piece to easily so the best thing is to rub it on a face cloth then it lathers up and dissolves.
The shower jellies can be used as a soft kind of soap or also as a shampoo but personally i prefer a separate special shampoo.
You can put this in the fridge or freezer if you want a really Nordic experience of hot them cold!
This is a lovely unusual shower product and I wish lush would bring it into the shops again.
Recently a number of limited edition Retro products were released by my favourite store, Lush, as online-only specials. They seemed to carry a Valentine's Day theme, appropriate for their February release date. I bought one of each product I hadn't tried before, including this shower jelly.
Spank Me With Saplings attracted me immediately because of the name! It is one of the older Lush products - many of the products that pop up in Retro were around a couple of years ago, but this one hasn't been produced for ages. The jelly was inspired by the Scandinavian tradition of slapping the skin with birch twigs after a hot sauna, which is meant to be invigorating - I think I'll stick to a hot shower personally!
A shower jelly is like a semi-solid shower gel, with the texture of actual jelly. This one is a lovely deep green colour with a rich woody refreshing scent. Sea water, bay leaf and olive leaf infusions and fresh cucumber create a lovely refreshing scent, given a citrus kick with grape juice and neroli oil. Oakmoss absolute adds a natural aspect and black pepper and cinnamon leaf oils add a touch of spice. The product is suitable for vegans. I normally like sweet scents but I loved this - it was so refreshing and evocative of woods and northern landscapes, perfect to use in a cold rainy city.
To use a shower jelly, you can either take the whole thing and rub it over your body like a soap, or break off a piece at a time. I prefer the latter method, especially as it allows me to use my shower puff - this creates a very impressive lather with not much product. The refreshing scent fills the shower and really helps to cheer me and wake me up in the morning. The product is gentle and doesn't irritate my skin at all. I do have to use moisturiser after use, but this certainly isn't drying. The scent sometimes lasts, albeit faintly, on my skin, which I like.
I definitely recommend this shower jelly - it's a lovely product, ideal for anyone - male or female - who likes refreshing, natural scents.