“ Brand: Lush / Type: Bath Melt „
I do like Lush as a shop, but not all of their products live up to the hype. I have tried their charcoal face scrub thing before and found that pretty effective at dealing with my oily t zone, so I thought I would give this one a shot. The Want To Believe bath melt is popped into a bath and left to gradually melt away, leaving you sitting in a pool of relaxing grit. Yes, sounds delightful doesn't it? The block comes in a rough looking shape and has a gritty texture to it. It looks like a piece of coal, but smells better than coal, with a subtle perfume smell about it. The idea behind this product is to soften the skin and relax the senses. The cocoa butter is designed to soften and the starflower oils will help calm and unwind you after a busy day. It disssolves easily enough, but the downside is the concept of sitting in a black bath. Now, it might be cleaning the skin and having a good effect on your mind, but the colour of the water is a bit of a turn off. Worse still, cleaning afterwards becomes a chore. Having used the facial scrub which is similar, I was reminded how messy these things are. Yes it did smell alright and the skin felt soft, but the hassle of wiping the bath and showering off all the grit after seemed a bit pointless. Especially considering there are other bath melts that do the same kind of job and don't leave a mess. I would not rush to use this one again, though I do believe it does genuinely benefit the skin, even my googling tells me of the benefits of charcoal. Just too messy for me. A block will cost £2.75 for 100g.
This is by far the worst Lush product I've tried. Got this in a bag of goodies after Christmas and wasn't really sure what to think about it. It looks like a cubed piece of grey coal covered in grey glittery bits. Not particularly attractive to look at. I didn't really like the scent of it, which I think was supposed to be cinnamon but I found it a bit odd. Unlike bubble bars, bath melts are supposed to be dropped into the bath whole and release their essential oils and smells as they dissolve, a bit like a ballistic. I tend to cut my bath melts in half to economise! So half of this went in my bath... and it turned the water such a horrible dirty looking murky grey that I didn't even want to get in. So I decided to throw the rest of the melt in too just to get rid of it. Apart from the dark murky grey colour there were little gritty bits of a charcoal like substance floating around the tub where I assumed were for exfoliating purposes but were very scratchy and uncomfortable on my skin. The scent coming out of the water wasn't very strong but it wasn't very pleasant either. So, rather than a nice relaxing bath I was anxious to get back out again and shower myself clean of this product. It left a dirty looking scum on the bath that had to be scrubbed off which was a bit off-putting too. In general this was a terrible product for me. I hated everything about it which is unusual, I usually find one or two redeeming qualities in any Lush product but this was just horrible. I certainly wouldn't recommend it to anyone. Sorry Lush, not good enough this time!