This pot of shower jelly came in a gift box with some other unconventional bathing products all of which I had fun using.
According to the label it is called whoosh because that's the sound school deadlines make when you're trying to study for them. So it seemed to me to be marketed at a school girl audience which seems reasonable given that the nature of the jelly is a bit of fun.
The label also has a best before date on and a sticker telling you who it was made by which is nice to know that the ingredients are fresh and handmade rather than machine made.
The tub it comes in is plastic, lush have a policy where they try to reduce their negative impact on the environment by using 'naked' packaging, I take this to me no excessive unnecessary materials are used.
You can put the tub in the fridge or freezer which I haven't tried because I used them in winter but I imagine this would be really nice in hot summer months.
The ingredients for this particular tub are aimed fighting tiredness so citrus, rosemary and geranium essential oils are used.
I can tell you that I am not a morning person at all so this was right up my street to give me a boost in the mornings, unfortunately it didn't have me jumping out the shower but it does smell good and refreshing. And of course it could be that I am a lost cause when it comes to mornings!
When it comes to the actual washing with the jelly it is a little tricky, kind of like flubber it has a habit of slipping through your fingers down the drain if you're not careful which is a bit annoying. My husband commented that he will stick to shower gel that is easier to use but it's something interesting that will add a bit of fun to your shower/bath time.
As a fan of all Lush products, I have for some reason never tried a shower jelly. However I was bought a gift set for my birthday this year and it included a lovely pot of Whoosh.
Quite frankly the shower jelly's are a little weird, they are like edible jelly and wibble and wobble about in the pots. Lush sell two jellies - Sweetie Pie and Whoosh. They are sold in 100g pots which cost between £3.25 and £3.50 each. The plastic pots they are sold in are clear and simple but do the job and for £3.25 you get a decent amount of jelly.
The Whoosh itself is a dark turquoise colour and as the name suggests jelly like. As soon as you lift off the lid you get a blast of citrus fragrances that really wake you up first thing in the morning. Whoosh contains a plethora of natural ingredients which include; fresh grapefruit, lemon and lime juices, Honey Water, Rosemary and Geranium Oil and Grapefruit oil along with Seaweed extracts.The citrus extracts really work to wake you up in the morning and cleanse skin, along with the essential oils, honey water and seaweed to cleanse and soothe your skin.
The great thing about the shower jellies is that you can use them on both skin and scalp making them a great spacesaver both in the bathroom and if you go on your holidays. Having used it on both my skin and scalp I prefer to keep it to use on my body as I felt it didn't quite cleanse and condition my hair very well. But as a shower gel it cleanses and moisturises very effectively and your skin continues to hold the lovely fragrances for most the day!
The only problem I had with the jellies is that they are so wobbly - perhaps to be expected you may say but they have a life of their own. One second your holding it and the next minute it flies out of your hand! Lush direct you to use it by stroking it over skin and hair but I found it much easier to pull chunks off and use as it was easier to handle. The shower jellies do last a good while as you only need a very small amount for each shower.
The Whoosh does live up to its claim to wake you up and the shower jellies are a novelty but I think I prefer good old shower gel. I wouldn't buy another but I am glad I have tried one nonetheless.
I bought this a couple of weeks ago, purely because it looked and sounded quite cool and really unusual, and I couldn't wait to try it! It is basically a shower gel in jelly form which might not appeal to some people but I was really intrigued and it actually isn't as messy to use as I was expecting it to be!
It is available in several different colours, all of which have different scents and ingredients. The one I have is called 'whoosh' and it is an aqua blue colour and Lush describe it as a 'seaweed jelly'. It comes in two different sized pots with the largest being 240 grams and this costs £6.50 and the smaller one is 100 grams and this costs £3.50. I got the smaller one in case I didn't like it but next time I buy it I will be getting the larger pot as it works out cheaper.
The 'jelly' is made from mainly natural ingredients including fresh fruit juice and various oils. It does have some synthetic ingredients in it but this doesn't bother me and non of the ingredients are tested on animals. The jelly comes in a plastic pot which has the usual black Lush label on it with the product information written on the front of it and the ingredients is written on the back of the pot, and mine also has a sticker on it saying who made my pot of it which I think is a nice touch.
Inside the pot there is the jelly, which actually looks like real jelly and it has a really nice texture - it is nice and firm and not all runny or anything like I thought it might be and I love the fact that it wobbles! When I first got this, I wasn't too sure about how to use it but now I've been using it for a couple of weeks I find it easy but it obviously is not as quick to use as a normal bottle of shower gel is. First I need to scoop a chunk of the jelly out and then crush it into a loofah or flannel and rub it over my body. It doesn't really lather up very well unless I use a lot of it which I find a little disappointing.
The shower jelly smells lovely - really citrusy and refreshing with a hint of rosemary which gives it an unusual edge, but the smell is not very strong and it does not linger on my skin for very long at all, nor does it linger in the bathroom after I've used it. The shower gel is easy to wash off of my skin and it doesn't stick to it or leave any residue behind. It leaves my skin feeling clean and refreshed as well as smooth but it doesn't really leave it feeling particularly moisturised even if I put a blob of it into the bath and soak in it while it is dissolving. Saying that though it doesn't make my skin dry or anything so I can't complain.
The shower gel does leave my skin feeling very clean but apart from that I haven't experienced any benefits such as softer skin etc so I don't think it's the best shower gel I've ever used however I love how fun and unusual it is and it is quite good value as I have used it three times now and my pot of it is still 1/4 full so for £3.50 I've already got a decent amount of use out of it.
I recommend this shower jelly and I give it four out of five stars.
I am a total Lush addict, however lately in an attempt to save some cash I have committed to not buying any more toiletries and cosmetics till my current stash is used up, so I was really pleased when my little brother bough me a Lushy treat!
I hadn't tried Whoosh shower jelly before although I have tried other Lush jellies and loved them. I am not a citrus scent lover so I guess I never though to buy this one for myself, however I have been quite pleasantly surprised by how yummy this jelly really is ( don't worry I haven't actually eaten it! ).
This jelly is a green/blue colour and comes in a plastic tub - it is a clear tub rather than one of the Lush little black pots however I see it still counts for the bring back 5 tubs and get a free face mask offer - bonus!
As it was a gift I did not know the price, but had a quick look online and see it is £3.50 for a 100g pot. So it is more expensive that an ordinary shower gel, but them that is to be expected with Lush and for me personally this kind of thing is my little treat and absolutely worth every penny!
Opening the tub the scent hits you quickly, it is citrus but it has a slightly flowery scent as well - most likely the geranium oil. It is noce also to have a bit of grapefruit in there rather than the plain old lemon and lime that many citrus scented products have.
The ingredients ( from Lush website ) are -
Glycerine, Honey Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Propylene Glycol, Carrageenan Extract, Perfume, Fresh Organic Lemon Juice, Fresh Grapefruit Juice, Fresh Organic Lime Juice, Grapefruit Oil, Rosemary Oil, Geranium Oil, *Citral, *Geraniol, *Citronellol, *Limonene, *Linalool, Colour 42090, Methylparaben, Propylparaben
I find this is not one to use at night time because it wakes you and and makes you feel refreshed, especially first thing in the morning or if you have had a long shift at work and need a bit of a boost for the evening.
It lathers up nicely although can take a little while to disolves if using a face cloth or your hands, I find the best thing to use is a washing scrunchy, this also makes it last longer I think because it really bubbles up so you need to use less.
This has lots of lovely oils in it so leaves skin feeling refreshed, soft and full of moisture - lovely! The scent is long lasting on the skin too which I love.
My brother is most definitely in my good books right now!
I was browsing the Lush Website one evening, hoping to purchase my usual Cosmetic Lad moisturiser when i cam across the Woosh Jelly soap. I was intrigued about it and it was only a couple of quid I thought i'd give it a go.
The product came in the usual black tub that Lush is known for and if I wouldn't know any better I would have said it was jelly you could actually eat. It was only when I smelt it that I got that scented 'aqua' freshness.
When using the product I found it quite hard to wash with. Unlike shower gel that you can put on a sponge, this jelly tends to fall off once water hits it and it doesn't lather up into a soap like it says it does when you rub it onto your skin. Also I found that the product didn't smell as strong once in the shower. In the end I think I only managed 3 showers before the product was used up. I did however feel clean but didn't get that freshly showered scent that you normally do after a good wash.
I do like Lush and some of their products are amazing but I won't be in any hurry to try the Jelly Soap again.
I've read lots of reviews about Lush products but until recently had never tried any. We recently went away for a night and the town where we stayed had a Lush store, needless to say I bought a few things home with me to try, One of them was a little tub of Whoosh Shower Jelly, which cost £3.50 for 100g's.
The jelly is sold in a little clear plastic re-usable tub with a screw top lid, the label on the lid has the Lush logo on it along with Whoosh Shower Jelly, it also informs the customer that this product is useful for renewed focus, jet lagged or revising for exams.
The label on the side of the pot gives the fragrance which is lemon, lime and rosemary, the ingredients and directions for using it.
The Shower Jelly is a dark blue/green colour and looks just like jelly! It was the smell though that drew me to the jelly, its so citrus and sharp, very natural and smells good enough to eat. It has the same wobbly consistency as regular jelly and to use it you simply scoop it from the tub, its made from seaweed and can be used for your hair too.
The first time I used the jelly was in the shower, I scooped some from the tub and tried to use it to wash with, this is quite difficult as the jelly simply breaks up and I found a lot of it was just washing down the plug hole. I scooped some more from the tub and put in on a body puff this was marginally better but still a lot gets wasted. The jelly lathers up reasonably well but I wasn't overly impressed with it. The lather is rather thin, its not what I would describe as thick creamy lather. The shower jelly cleans well enough and after my shower my skin felt clean and fresh, it also felt quite soft and moisturised although the product makes no claims about moisturising.
The next time I used my jelly I tried it on a sponge in the bath, it does lather up slightly better on a sponge but there's still the issue of a lot of the jelly being wasted by falling from the sponge. In the end I found the best way to use Whoosh Shower Jelly was to scoop a nice sized blob onto a sponge and press it into the sponge before I washed, even doing this though some of the jelly was still wasted.
As the tub stated that this could be used for hair I gave it a try one night, I tried shampooing my hair with it but I didn't get on any better using the jelly as a shampoo, it didn't really lather up and although it rinsed away easily once my hair was dry it felt horrible like I hadn't rinsed it properly, although I had.
The only really nice thing about Whoosh Shower Jelly, in my opinion, is the smell, although it doesn't linger on the skin after washing it leaves the bathroom smelling really nice, also it only contains natural ingrediants and hasnt been tested on animals.
I don't really recommend this product, I think its a novel idea that just doesn't really work, maybe if I had chilled the jelly before using it I might have had more success with it but to be honest the thought of showering with cold jelly really doesn't float my boat. Over all its an expensive novelty with a fabulous smell. I wont be buying it again.
I received a tub of Whoosh Shower Jelly from Lush for my birthday. I was quite excited to try this out, as it smelled lovely in the tub.
For anyone not familiar with the shower jellies, they are simply show gel which has been set so it looks and feels like jelly. You simply break a piece off and then lather it over your skin, just as you would a liquid shower gel.
Whoosh comes in a small plastic tub and is blue in colour. The scent of the jelly hits you the moment the lid of the tub comes off, as it's very potent. The jelly contains lemon juice, lime juice, grapefruit juice, grapefruit oil, rosemary oil and geranium oil as well as a few other things. As you can imagine this gives off a wonderful zesty aroma, which is incredibly uplifting.
I have used shower jellies in the past, but stopped buying them as I didn't find I got many uses from each tub. Surprisingly I have found the opposite with this particular one, a little seems to go a really long way with it. The only problem I do have is that I find it difficult to break a piece of the jelly off as it's quite a tough texture, so I often end up with more than I intended to use.
Another negative thing I have noticed is that I don't get a huge amount of lather from the jelly, but there is enough that I feel clean. After using this, I don't notice any huge to my skin - it is not particularly softer or smoother, but a trace of scent is left behind, so I do at least smell nice.
I should also mention that the shower jellies can be put in the fridge or freezer prior to use. The first time I used this I put it in the fridge, but to be honest I didn't notice a whole lot of difference using it this way, perhaps by the time I got upstairs into the shower it had warmed up again. I didn't try freezing, but I have done in the past and it keeps the jelly fresh as well as giving a cooling sensation on the skin.
The shower jelly comes in two sizes - 100g costing £3.50 and 240g costing £6.50. Despite the fact I got lots of uses from one tub, I do still think that is quite expensive, although I suspect in some part you are paying for the novelty factor with this product.
Overall I really liked this product, although I feel it is a little expensive for everyday use. Whilst it was hard to tear pieces of the jelly off and it didn't create much lather, I thought the beautiful uplifting scent more than made up for that. I probably would not use this on a regular basis, but as a treat now and then, I'd be happy to buy another pot.
Like many people, I used to be put off by the price tag of Lush products; not wanting to waste a vast amount of money on something that may not work well. However, one day, I braved the risk and bought a small tub of Whoosh Shower Jelly and was delighted with the results. Since then, Whoosh has become a staple product in my bathroom.
About the product:
Whoosh belongs to the series of Shower Jellies in Lush. It is considered to be the most masculine of the three and features a very strong citrusey scent. The Jelly can be a bit hard to use at first and is priced depending upon the weight of it's pot - though it doesn't come cheap.
The first thing I noticed when I used Whoosh was it's scent. As I'm not a morning person, I was shocked to discover how easily the scent could wake me up; as it claims on the label Whoosh really does 'banish away tiredness. If only for this reason, I would recommend Whoosh to anyone who hates early mornings.
The second thing I noticed was how far you can make it stretch. Just a small piece of Whoosh creates plenty of suds to wash yourself with. Despite the steep price-tag, it really can be stretched to last weeks - a large tub usually lasts 3-4 weeks for myself - so it does compensate for the price your paying.
However, Whoosh isn't perfect. Personally, I found that the shower jelly took a little time to get used to; my first few attempts at using Whoosh resulted in lots of it being dropped in the bathtub and, thus, being wasted. Although, to remedy this, I've found that crushing a small lump of the jelly into a sponge or shower puff will make the jelly stretch further as it lathers relatively well.
Another strength of the product is it's versatility. Taking the recommendations of people in store, I've found that putting the jelly in the fridge (or freezer) before use creates a nice little treat on hot days as the jelly does remain cold for a long time. I found that doing so created a more refreshing effect when showering on such days.
As well as this, Whoosh does make excellent shampoo as well as shower gel which is great for those days when you run out of shampoo or are simply in a hurry.
Overall, while the price-tag is a little steep, I'd recommend Whoosh to anyone as it's benefits far outweigh it's cost.
As I've mentioned in another review, I was very excited when my brother bought me a couple of Shower Jellies for my birthday, and this was the second one I tested out. I'd seen these jellies in the shops before but had been put off buying them as I thought they'd be time consuming to use.
The packaging states that this jelly can be used in a number of ways: 'Freeze it, chill it, or use it at bathroom temperature. Crush or stroke it all over your body and hair, lather and rinse out'. When I use it whilst showering, I hold a shower puff under the shower head so it's full of warm water, break off a small amount of jelly and scrunch it into the puff, so it lathers up. I then clean myself with it as I would with normal shower gel. I was really impressed at the amount of bubbles a small amount produces - a little certainly goes a long way.
I love two things about this jelly. The first is the way it makes my skin feel: it's incredibly moisturising and leaves my skin feeling really nourished and well cared for. Applying it with a shower puff also exfoliates my skin, so it feels really soft and smooth after showering. The second thing I love is the fragrance of this jelly. It smells absolutely lush - with 'energising citrus juices mixed with a blend of revitalising rosemary and geranium', it has a citrusy, zingy scent that really wakes me up in the morning and lingers nicely on my skin. The packaging states that this product is 'perfect for banishing tiredness, jet lag and dreaded hangovers', a statement I'd definitely agree with. The other shower jelly I was bought was 'The Joy of Jelly', but out of the two, I certainly prefer Whoosh's fragrance.
Unlike traditional shower gels, this is sold in a plastic pot by weight, costing £3.50 per 100g. I'd definitely recommend this and will certainly be replacing mine when it eventually runs out.
Lush ' Whoosh'
Jelly in the bath?
I've seen these jellies in Lush on several occasions but somehow they have never appealed. I thought that they were gimmicky and would melt in the bath water and all that I would be left with was gloop. Like all Lush products they are not cheap and for 100g you will pay £2.99 for this one or you can get a bigger piece of 240g and pay £5.99 so now you can see why I wasn't going to risk paying that amount for something that might just gloop down my plughole. However as you might have read in a previous review I had been given a sample of 'The Joy of Jelly' and really loved it so I thought I would give another one a try and asked for a sample of 'Whoosh'. The lady serving me is someone I chat to regularly in the shop and she is delightful, she said as I am in so often she would give me a small pot. Luckily for me there were no small pots of 'Whoosh' so I ended up with a really big pot as a free gift. I was over the moon!
'Whoosh' is a glorious blue colour and smells strongly of lemons, limes and grapefruit.
I was quite excited about trying my big pot of blue gloop so I used it in my bath the next morning. I was initially not sure how to use it and broke a piece off the jelly lump and used that to wipe all over my body creating lather that smelled lusciously refreshing. I thought the lump would sort of dissolve quickly as I lathered myself with it but it didn't. It is really like a very floppy bar of soap. I have now chosen not to break a piece off but to use the entire squiggly lump as soap and lather it all over my body; I then leave it for a few moments so that the scent soaks into my skin before rinsing it off.
It does feel sort of strange and floppy which takes some getting used to but it is much nicer that when I first use a Lush soap as they are often quite hard at the edges and take some using to make them nice and rounded so I can rub them on my body comfortably. This feels so soft and gentle but you have to be careful to hold your hand cupped around it as it does try to slip out as you use it.
My little tip is to use a small piece and then rub this either on a sponge or flannel or if you have some use it with exfoliating mitts as this way you are less likely to drop the squidgy mass in the bath or shower. If you drop a little piece it is REALLY hard to pick up again as I just keeps slipping out between your fingers so you have to trap it in the sponge or the like. Pinch some of the jelly from the pot and rub it in your hands/sponge/flannel/mitt [ to lather it up and scrub it on and this means there is no mess left in the bath or shower by bits breaking off and escaping and no tricky slippery jelly to hold on to.
The smell is strongly citrus, initially I found it a bit harsh but as a morning refresher it is a bit like the Original Source shower gels of similar scents. The main jelly colour is a deep strong bright blue which is very pretty but as this is very much a scent that could be used by either male or females the colour is also very much unisex too.
I feel that this is a great morning scent and also I would be more inclined to use this in the summer when it is warmer as I find the refreshing uplifting citrus smell goes better in the warm weather rather than when it is cold, then I want cinnamon and spice, mulled wine and chocolate sort of scents which I think are cosy and warming.
Like a lot of Lush's products I just love it and what I especially love is that when I get out of my bath I can smell this lovely fresh smell on my skin for quite a few hours which gives me confidence in the fact that I smell nice to others too hopefully.
Lush advertise this jelly in their usual fun way:
"Anti-jetlag jelly for keeping you calm, cool and focused. Have you noticed the way that time speeds up as deadlines approach? 'Whoosh' is the sound they make as they rush by. To slow time down, what you need is a Whoosh shower, with its ultra-refreshing essential oil blend of the citruses (plus lemon, lime and grapefruit juices) with revitalizing rosemary and balancing geranium, which we put in there to wake you up a bit, but not too much. Excellent for overcoming jet-lag or general fatigue."
I used this when we came back from America and I did recover much quicker than my husband but wouldn't like to say that this was because I used 'Whoosh. I think it had more to do with his health condition at the time and the fact that he is a bit older than I am. However you never know this might have helped.
What's in this jelly then?
The good things are :
Fresh Organic Lemon Juice, Fresh Grapefruit Juice and fresh Organic Lime Juice - all good and sound like I should be drinking this not washing with it.
Grapefruit Oil- an anti depressant and an uplifting mood stimulant. It is also helpful in combating Cellulite and improves the lymphatic system.
Rosemary Oil - Is said to help prevent age-related skin damage. It also helps strengthen the capillaries and has a rejuvenating effect on skin and is also an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.
Geranium Oil - Also helps lift depression, fight cellulite and helps balance hormones so good for PMT and menopause sufferers.
The jelly is made from carrageenan extract which is a natural and nutritious seaweed gel full of vitamins and minerals and so this is meant to condition skin and also soften hair. I have to say my skin did feel wonderfully pampered after using this so tap marks for that Lush.
Not so good:
We still have the methylparabens and propylparabens which are not so great and are questionable ingredients that help give lather.
Interestingly they have also added Benzyl Benzoate which is a parasiticidal preparation used for Scabies which is a little odd but must do something in here. It is also used to cure 'Sweet itch 'in horses. In this product I think they add it to fix the scents and smells but I'm not sure if it is really needed!
There are also colours and other bits and pieces but I won't go on about those and if you are really concerned about this sort of thing I am sure that you are more than capable of investigating the contents yourself.
Is it just a strange sort of soap then?
Well no, as with many Lush products this has multiple uses. Obviously you can use it as it is in its wobbly form as a soft and gentle soap with a refreshingly enlivening scent.
Secondly you can use it as a shampoo and the seaweed gel is supposed to help make your hair soft and of course the smell will stay in your hair for ages. I did try it and found it was hard to keep hold of the gloopy mass but it did feel nice and lathered up well. Obviously the smell is a bit diluted depending on the conditioner you use after it, what a shame they don't make a conditioner with the same scent. My hair was not noticeable soft but my hair is quite course so really never actually feels soft so maybe I am not a good head of hair to test this on.
Thirdly you can put this in the fridge and use it as a cool soap or shampoo when it is really hot outside. You can also take it one stage further and put it in the freezer so then you have a hard very cold soap or shampoo which would be nice in a hot climate but so far I haven't been tempted. I think you would have to freeze it in a rounded container so that it had rounded edges otherwise it could be a bit sharp when using it on your body.
The idea behind freezing is that you can lather your body up with a cold soap and rinse off with hot water a bit like a Turkish bath or sauna experience, hot then cold then hot. I'm not a fan of this hot cold experience and when I use a sauna I never jump back into the pool or have a cold shower as it is not my idea of a pampering at all!
So will you buy this again?
Well I certainly was impressed with this and would recommend it. As I have my drawers crammed with Lush soaps and also handmade soap made by a friend of mine in Australia it will be a long time before I need to buy any more. I will certainly ask for samples of the other jellies as I am very impressed with this one. I was not sure what to expect and really had thought they were one of Lush's gimmicky and rather silly products but this one is wonderfully pampering and smells truly divine and sensual in my view. Luckily with my big tub of 'Whoosh' I think it will last a long while so I might have to try a different one next time.
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I love Lush products. I have a number of names that I keep coming back to over and over again and Lush is one. Recently I went shopping for something completely unrelated but I can never resist all the testers in Lush and so went in there too.
The shower jelly testers caught my eye, I had never seen these before and someone had completely crushed the whoosh version of this and so it was easy to pick up a piece, crush it on me, test the scent and the way it would work in the shower.
I have to admit I was hesitant because it had been crushed. I know I said that's what caught my eye in the first place but my thoughts at the time were that if someone had done it that easily in the shop it must be much more easy in the shower when its combined with water and it was designed to melt! After a quick chat with the sales assistant and a look at one that hadn't been crushed I was reassured (I fall for sales patter far too easily!)
~*~ The Packaging And Appearance ~*~
The shower jellys come in 2 sizes, I chose the smaller one at 100g. It comes in a small clear plastic pot making it easy to see how much is left, the jelly itself is a dark blue and looks and feels almost exactly like the jelly you would make at home.
I paid £2.49 for mine, there is also a larger size at 240g also in a clear plastic pot although I am unsure of the pricing for this size.
~*~ Using The Jelly ~*~
This is the tricky part! I'm still unsure exactly how you're supposed to use it, the guy I spoke to in the store said to just rub it over me when I'm in the shower/bath but my concerns about the whole thing just falling to pieces hasn't completely left me (although after using this I doubt it will happen) so I tried breaking a piece off, not so easy when the jelly has a mind of its own and seems more intent on sliding out my hand then breaking apart, I don't know how that person did it to the one in store! Anyway, I now have an old razor blade packaging that I use almost as a knife to cut a bit off, this works well for me. I tried rubbing just that bit over my body (its about the size of a 10p) but again it seemed more intent on sliding out my hand then over my body so now I just crush it into a sponge or pouf and use it that way.
~*~ Effectiveness ~*~
The first thing that I noticed about this jelly is the scent, I can't separate any particular scent but it's definitely citrus and very very strong, especially when you first open the pot but for me, this is a good thing. As the scent is so strong in the pot I see this as a sign that it would last when used on me but if you're considering buying this then it might be worth seeing it in store first as I'm not exaggerating when I say the scent is strong!
Just a little bit of jelly lathers up well and a bit the size of a 10p piece is enough to do my whole body, so long as you don't lose it in the bath!
After I'd gotten out the bath the scent is still strong, even a long time after I got out. Despite having been very strong in the pot it's not overpowering, just a refreshing "clean" scent. My skin is soft and feels clean, Lush claim that the grapefruit helps with skin prone to spots and I have found this to be true for me.
~*~ Would I Recommend It? ~*~
Yes. I originally thought I'd buy this only as a treat because I thought almost £3 was a lot for the 100g pot but due to the small amount used in each bath/shower the pot will last a long time. The scent is strong and does last for a long time after the bath and my skin feels clean and refreshed
Now to start of with I thought that this was a little weird a shower gel in the form of a jelly... erm not really sure this is for me, but as it's a gift I shall give it ago.
This Whoosh Shower Jelly costs £3.95 for 100g tub. This shower gel is designed to wake you up with Whoosh great for use on those mornings when I would just rather get back into bed and forget about the world.
The jelly contains grapefruit juice which refreshes your skin and is also good for spot prone skin which I am unlucky enough to have. It also contains essential oils of lemon and lime so as you can imagine it has a very citrus smell to it. The jelly also contains rosemary said to be revitalising and geranium said to be balancing which I assume means evens out skin not 100% sure though but thats what Lush tell me lol.
To use is a bit weird you have to break some of the jelly off then I found it was best to rub it into a body buffer, the circle ball shape ones which encourage the jelly to foam up and release the scent even more. On rubbing it on my body I do begin to feel awake. The scent more than anything makes me feel bright and awake. The smell of lemon and lime also lingers on your skin long after the shower sis over leaving me smelling clean and fresh. This shower gel is unisex which is great because its good to share!
5 stars for this weird jelly which leaves me ready to face the day.
Lush is a beauty company offering bath and body treats which have been handmade with natural ingredients.The company do not test their products on animals and pride themselves in supporting charities.
Lush offers many exciting goodies and there is certainly an extensive choice of products for your bath or shower.
They have a range of Shower Jellies which are shower gels set to resemble wobbly jelly. These can be frozen, chilled or used a normal room temperature depending on your preference. Not only can they be used to cleanse your body, but they can also be used as a jelly shampoo for your hair!
Currently, Lush offer 3 different scented jellies :
*The Joy of Jelly
Whoosh is described as a shower jelly to keep you calm and focused due to its combination of ingredients. It combines the oils of lemon, lime and grapefruit juices with rosemary and geranium to wake you up.
The lemon is organic and is included for its ability to cleanse away dirt from your skin. It also acts as an antiseptic and an astringent whilst also providing Vitamin C.
The grapefruit juice is acidic and antibacterial. It refreshes the skin and works well to combat oily and spotty skin.
In the Lush stores, the jelly comes in the form of a long slab and a section will have already been cut off for you ready to buy. The shower jelly is moulded into a round, clear plastic tub and finished off with a screw off lid. There is a label on top telling you how to use this product and what ingredients it contains. The jelly itself is a strong, blue/green colour which is similiar to that off clear seas.
This will take some getting used to as the jelly is slippy. Once you are in the shower, use your fingers to gently scoop out some jelly and lather it up either by massaging directly on the skin or by rubbing between your hands. Rinse off.
If using on your hair, ensure it is thoroughly soaked and rub the jelly piece all over to create a foamy lather then rinse it off.
Glycerine, Honey Water (Aqua), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Propylene Glycol, Carrageenan Extract (Chondrus crispus), Perfume, Fresh Organic Lemon Juice (Citrus limonum), Fresh Grapefruit Juice (Citrus paradisi), Fresh Organic Lime Juice (Citrus aurantifolia), Water (Aqua), Grapefruit Oil (Citrus paradisi), Rosemary Oil (Rosmarinus officinalis), Geranium Oil (Pelargonium graveolens), *Citral, *Geraniol, *Citronellol, *Limonene, *Linalool, Colour 42090, Methylparaben, Propylparaben
*Occurs naturally in essential oils.
This shower jelly is suitable for vegetarians.
~~~Availability and Price~~~
Lush shower jellies can be purchased from Lush stores and online at www.lush.co.uk.
100g @ £2.85
240g @ £5.70
During a recent trip to Glasgow, I had a sudden urge to treat myself to a few goodies from Lush. Whilst I view Lush products as being high quality and natural, I feel they can be quite expensive and the instore smell can be overbearing! I opted for 2 different Shower Jellies as I have previously used them and found them to be a gorgeous treat. I opted for a 100g of Sweetie Pie and a 100g of Whoosh.
Whoosh couldn't be anymore different from Sweetie Pie. It is a beautiful shade of blue/green and doesn't contain glitter. The packaging has been reduced over the years and this has resulted in a difficult to dispense jelly! Whilst I froze the Sweetie Pie, I decided to use the Whoosh straight from the fridge to discover what the real difference would be.
The first comparrison I would like to note is that the surface of Sweetie Pie went quite foamy in the freezer..the runny surface of Whoosh remained and was quite oily to the touch. Once my skin was damp with the help of the shower, I poured the oily layer onto my hand and used it as a base for the jelly. Despite being runny, it felt thick against my skin and produced a light, foamy layer. I do this every time I take it from the fridge.
The scent of this jelly is extremely powerful and awakening before it even reaches my skin. It is without a doubt a strong citrussy aroma which has evened out with a floral tone. I use this shower jelly in the mornings to give my body and senses a much needed urge. The jelly is cold and squidgy to the touch and once it makes contact with my wet skin, it instantly gets to work. I feel this jelly is easier to manipulate around my body compared to Sweetie Pie. I feel it may have something to do with this being chilled rather than put into the freezer.
The jelly starts to break apart into little pieces on my skin but instead of slipping straight off and down the plughole, it clings to the fresh and reviving lather that has fluffed up onto my skin. The lather is thick and soft and the scent omitting engulfs my body and freshens my mind up quickly. The lather washes off fairly quickly leaving a soft and perfectly cleansed feeling to my skin. A light, citrus trace is noticeable for many hours after my shower and is beautiful.
I feel that only a tiny dollop of shower jelly is required for full body cleansing and should you need more, you can always take a little extra. This shower jelly appears to be lasting longer than Sweetie Pie as it lathers up and clings on better meaning I use less. I wasn't keen on using Sweetie Pie on my hair so haven't tried this one for that purpose. The scent isn't overly sweet or floral like some others and would be perfectly sufficient for male and females to use.
The powerful scent of this jelly envelopes my bathroom and certainly competes, well I should say overtakes, my air freshener in there. If I leave the bathroom door open, the scent slowly works its way through the house prompting any visitors to comment on how lovely our home smells.
At £2.70 it is expensive but certainly a welcomed treat for me. I find that Whoosh perks me up and I feel it will come in extra handy in the cold, wintery mornings when I really don't want to do anything!
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I had to come on here and back up what everybody else has said. A lot of people seem very reluctant to try the jellies, as they seem a bit playful and aren't really taken seriously. After falling in love with Snowshowers Jelly one christmas, and now going through a bit of a citrus phase, I just had to get my hands on some Whoosh after reading up about it on the website:
'To slow time down, what you need is a Whoosh shower, with its ultra-refreshing essential oil blend of the citruses (plus lemon, lime and grapefruit juices) with revitalizing rosemary and balancing geranium, which we put in there to wake you up a bit, but not too much. Excellent for overcoming jet-lag or general fatigue.'
Sounds delicious, no?! At £2.45, I see this as very cheap, especially as the bottled shower gels are around the £4.00 mark for the same amount (100g). I immediately ordered some from the website and waited excitedly.
Upon arrival, I was very please with how it was packaged. I believe in the shops it comes in an oval plastic container, but in my parcel it was packaged tightly in a black pot (the same ones that hold the skin care products). Not only was I very happy that it hadn't managed to leak and spill everywhere, which I worried about, but I can also now add the empty black pot to the rest and take 5 back to get a free face mask - result!
The smell is even better than I expected, I am not overly keen on the scent of grapefruit and was hoping it didn't smell too strongly of this. It certainly doesn't, it smells more like lemon and lime - a strong, citrussy, gorgeous energy reviver that I could smell all day! I couldn't detect any floral notes from the geranium, which I was pleased about. Using this in the shower, it was easy as always to break a small piece from the jelly. I smushed it up in a shower puff, making sure all of the pieces had dissolved to form bubbles, then proceeded to wash myself with it. The foam is fantastic, such a small piece of jelly gives a huge amount! The jelly feels fantastically moisturising, and once dry the scent lingered softly on my skin.
Overall, I would say this jelly is fantastic value for money and brilliant to use any time of the day as an energy pick-me-up and generally just great to use as an extra special body wash. It smells amazing, a little goes a long way, and is easy to use once you get the hang of it. It leaves your skin feeling fresh, moisturised, and smelling of lemons and limes. I would definitely recommend it, and will be buying it again.
So when on a trip to London recently I visited the one place that is always essential for both my fiancé and I, Lush. I love everything about the shop, whether it's the smell that you can instantly recognise or the little cavern they have at Covent Garden there is always something that really pleases me. I was really pleased about visiting Covent Garden as the staff there are particularly attentive and there was a real party feel to it with lots of lovely, funky music playing and lots of products out ready to be sampled complete with towels and water and no obligation to purchase the products.
A shower jelly is a totally new concept to me as I'm normally strictly a shower gel girl when it comes to washing in the shower but they looked really fun just wobbling away in their little square plastic pots that I had to sample some. Whoosh is the shower jelly that was recommended to me as being suitable for both sexes so this was what made the final decision for me as I don't want to smell too masculine and my fiancé doesn't want to smell too feminine if he's had to pinch a little of my product because he's always forgetting to pack something when we go away for a few days!
To use this shower jelly is very simple. It can be chilled or frozen before use but I prefer mine at room temperature as I find this cool enough to be comfortable but not so cool that I'm freezing in my warm shower first thing in the mornings. I find it really easy to break off a little chunk and while not many shower jelly users would agree with me I find it best to use it on it's own rather than with a shower puff or on a sponge. Occasionally I do drop the jelly but where I stand in the shower means it never flows down the train of water straight down the plughole.
This particular shower jelly does have a nice unisex scent to it, with a fairly strong scent to it that does cling to my skin for hours afterwards and this is one of the best things about this product. I love being at work and knowing that I still smell nice many hours after my morning shower. The scent is quite full of citrus notes and it reminds me a little of the happy hippy shower gel that I used for quite a while last year. There is nothing I don't like about the scent and it's perfect for making me feel wide awake in the mornings and believe me I need it some days!
I have fussy skin sometimes and I've had absolutely no problems with this at all. I am always left feeling lovely and clean and refreshed afterwards and I've found it suitable for use on my face too with no flare ups or problems.
I love everything about this shower jelly, whether it's the reasonable price of £2.45 per 100g or the fact that it lasts for many many showers nothing makes me feel more awake than showering with this stuff. The jelly is lovely and wibbly and wobbly and it does live up to it's jelly name. I would recommend this to anyone who is a fan of Lush and I know that my fiancé is equally as pleased with this product as he's used it on a few occasions now. The scent is definitely suitable for both sexes and I prefer this to some of the more feminine scented shower jellys that I smelt in the shop, as soon as I sniffed this one I knew that it was just perfect for the two of us.
The little pot that the shower jelly comes provided in is very easy to use as I normally just stand it on the edge of the bath while showering and have no problem clipping it open and closed. The lid has never opened in my wash bag either and it's fair to say that I throw it around a fair bit so this product is definitely getting 5 stars from me!