Everytime I’ve been into a Lush store it was like Charlie’s Chocolate Factory but for cosmetics, being awed by products that looked good enough to eat. They display huge loaves/wheels of soap and open/chilled face masks so you can see what’s inside. I always feel energised, revitalised and strangely happy when I’m in there though I know a few people who dislike it and it’s true that you can smell a Lush down the street. They have great customer service, support a lot of causes and have an incentive recycling scheme whereby returning 5 of their trademark Black pots in any size you get a free face mask. However all that glitters is not Gold, Lush is an amazing brand/image though it bothers me that they have/use a plethora of natural ingredients but they combine them with a lot of artificial colours, perfumes (remember when you see ‘perfume/parfum’ on a label that one ingredient is itself made up of upto 100’s of ingredients, mostly synthetic and quite possibly unhealthy), SLS, ALS and parabens. That said they are a standout on the highstreet, mid-ranged prices for the eco-genre and a very high amount of vegan friendly products.
This is a solid product which I prefer over liquids/gels/etc because they tend to be more natural and/or organic/fairtrade. Massage bars look like soap and were intended to be a partner/romantic experience but regardless you can have friend/someone close massage this into your skin or you can do it yourself.
I tend to just use them as I would any thick/deeply moisturizing product, to me they’re a solid version of body butter.
Have a container/plate ready to put the bar on as it gets sticky, warm the bar in hand until soft enough to break a smaller piece off or wait abit until you’ve got oil on your hands. Next in rounded sweeping motions spread and rub it into the skin with medium pressure. It does take some time to sink-in so make sure you have some time or wear fleecy clothes over to help keep your skin and it warm to fully sink in (it will go into the fabric but not as much as on satin/cotton types). I find after a bath/shower is best, the pores are clean/open and a little goes a long way so these last well and have long expiry dates.
The bar, £5.75 @ 50g.
It was marketed as ‘The one to brighten, lighten and throw off the gloom with a concentrated citrus fix.’
A typically moisturizing, softening base of cocoa and shea butters and rich, creamy avocado and mango kernel butter with lime, sweet orange, mandarin and grapefruit oils and safflower petals. Very nutritious ingredients overall but perfume is the third ingredient so a very strong scent/effects permeating the rest. Hence I prefer Lush Therapy Bar, purely organic with ‘clean’ content. This is still rich and uplifting with all the citrus though not long lasting enough to prevent another moisturizer before bedtime.
It was my birthday recently and alongside bits for my garden (including a massive grape vine and a teak bench), I got a big box of Lush stuff from my mother. Which means more tedious Lush reviews for you to suffer- sorry about that!
One of the products in the box was "Each peach and two's a pear", which is one of Lush's massage bars, ie a solid moisturiser. It came wrapped in clear cellophane type packaging with a basic label on the back featuring the batch date and the ingredients. As far as nasty and unnecessary additives go, this massage bar is good, featuring mostly excellent ingredients for the skin and with no nasty bulking agents.
"Re-invented using aerated cocoa butter giving you a lighter, more velvety massage"....
Clever marketing by Lush, because an aerated product means less product. Despite this, the massage bar is very lovely.
This solid massage bar is a hand-sized oval shape in a creamy yellow colour. The mould that they used has tree branches and blossom on it, giving texture to the upper surface. The initial smell is citrus and fresh but it has a creamy undertone thanks to the cocoa butter. Despite the name, there is no peach in this- it is a zingy scented bar.
The base ingredients are cocoa butter, shea butter, avocado butter and mango kernal butter. All of which feed the skin and act as an emollient. Lush state that this bar will soften and moisturise the skin. Anything containing the amount of butters in this product would do the same, so Lush are correct. The bar is designed to be melted in your hands or directly on your skin, and then the oils rubbed in.
Cocoa butter is the reason why chocolate melts in your mouth, it melts at body temperature. And so does this bar. Combining the properties of cocoa butter with shea, avocado and mango kernel, creates a super skin softener made from top quality ingredients. I use a lot of these ingredients on their own so it is always nice to enjoy them merged into one bar. I also make my own bars but again, sometimes it is nice to be spoilt... and this bar certainly feels very luxurious. Both Cocoa butter and Shea are laden with vitamins which feed the skin and sooth irritation, and all of the butters will lock in moisture. Several of the ingredients are antioxidants and the fatty acids in the avocado help to promote the new growth of skin.
The scent in this melting bar of luxury comes from the citrus oils within. Apart from the annoying addition of "perfume", the scents are natural and come from the essential oils of orange, lime, and grapefruit. These citrus oils all have a similar effect when used, in that they are invigorating and refreshing. They fit well with the slight vanilla/chocolate scent of the cocoa butter, creating a deliciously more-ish aroma as the product melts into your skin. Citrus oils are cleansing and toning, and are often used in Aromatherapy to uplift the mood. This bar has a similar effect and once on the skin, you will find it difficult not to keep sniffing yourself. Of course this is fine in the privacy of your own home but it might look a little strange out of it.
TWO'S A PAIR:
The solid bars are also designed to be used for massage purposes, preferably with a partner. Being an old spinster with too many cats I had to go it alone, plus Kate Bush was busy on the weekend that I used it....
Despite this, the bar is very lovely even when used alone, and it smells absolutely delicious. My favorite way to use this is straight after bathing when my skin is still slightly damp. I rub the bar onto my skin and let it melt before rubbing it in. The bar will last a while going by the shrinkage rate, but not as long as something very solid like "King of skin". To get the best effects from this bar, your skin should be clean otherwise you will clog your pores up. This product will not stain clothing but it is more oily than a cream moisturiser so care needs to be taken with clothing. That said, it is not as greasy as a massage oil.
I have been using this bar for over a week now and it is delicious. It moisturises really effectively and smells incredibly good. I am not impressed at the price for what it is though. When you whip a butter up you get a lot of air in it, giving it a light and fluffy texture. It also makes your butters go further so effectively you are paying through the nose for this product. Lovely as it is, I consider "King of skin" to be much better value for money. If you are not too fussed about that, then "Each peach" is a luxury that I recommend. I would say that it is best suited to skins that verge on the dry side, as it is very moisturising. Apart from the generic "perfume" addition, the bar contains mainly good stuff and it is a very good scent for men and women.
LONG LASTING YUM:
The scent from this lasts a fair while on the skin and I can still notice the scent some hours afterwards. The softening properties also last very well and my skin feels very velvety all day after use. To ensure that your bar stays in tip top condition, it needs to be stored in a cool place. Some people prefer to stick the massage bars in the fridge, but mine live on a shelf in the bathroom. I keep them lightly wrapped in the cellophane that they came in, and they all seem to keep well.
A little goes a long way with this, and if you have dry or neglected skin, then your body will thank you.
VALUE FOR MONEY?
Each Peach used to weigh 65g but it has shrunk down to 50g. Combining this with the fact that it has also been whipped up, then Lush are being a bit cheeky here. Although the aeration gives a nice texture, it also means that you are getting much less of the product for your money compared to a solid like king of skin for example. Therefore it is not as good of a bargain as some of the other bars, but for a treat this is lovely.
Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter, Perfume, Avocado Butter, Mango Kernel Butter, Lime Oil, Sweet Wild Orange Oil, Mandarin Oil, Grapefruit Oil, Safflower Petals, *Citral, *Geraniol, *Citronellol, *Limonene, *Linalool
*occurs naturally in essential oils
£5.50 for 50g available at all Lush stores and online.
Each Peach is a hand made massage bar made by Lush, a wonderful company who make all of their products from only natural ingredients. A massage bar is basically a bar which you rub onto your (or someone elses!) skin, this is easy to do and it's much more mess free than using a liquid massage oil. After the bar has been rubbed on the skin or between your hands for a couple of seconds it starts to melt slightly, and it becomes oily. Lush developed the Each Peach bar with their spa massage therapists and reccomend that you use it with a partner.
Lush state that this massage bar is a nutritious, softening treat for the skin. They say that because of the essential oils that it contains it is reviving and has an uplifting scent. They say that when used with a partner, it will help boost their confidence.
Each Peach has lots of lovely ingredients, it basically has all of the ingredients that you would see in a normal massage oil along with a few added extras. It has cocoa butter in it, which creates a rich blend to the product and also softens the skin. Another ingredient is shea butter which helps the skin absorb the oils and it also helps keep skin healthy. A more unusual ingredient is organic avocado butter which is rich, nourishing, and softening and Lush say that it has drenching qualities which provide a unique sensation when massaged onto the skin. There are lots of other ingredients, including various essential oils and the full list of ingredients can be found on the Lush website.
**Price and Value for Money**
This is a little overpriced but not ridiculously so. For a 65 gram bar it's £5.25. This might not sound too bad but to be honest the massage bar doesn't last very long so it's not particullary good value for money. If you're buying it for occasional use for yourself then it will last that bit longer but if you are buying it to give and recieve a massage with your partner then it will only last for 3 or 4 massages depending on how long the massage is.
The packaging for this massage bar is minimal, it comes loose if you buy it in store from Lush and will be packaged in a recycable paper bag, however if you purchase it from their website it will come in a transparent cellophane wrapper to keep it fresh.
This is quite an attractive/eye catching product and the design is quite unusual. It's a large oval shape and it's around the same size as the palm of my hand. It's quite a chunky massage bar but it's light and easy to handle. The bar is a nice pale shade of yellow and it has a 3D pattern/design on it which I would describe as a floral pattern, which I think is really cute.
**Smell and Texture**
When holding this massage bar it's just like holding a bar of soap; it has the same texture, it's quite smooth (apart from on the 3D detailing side of it) and lightweight, it's easy to grip and it feels pleasant on my skin. The smell is devine, it's citrussy and the most prominant smell is definetly a sweet lemonny scent. It's not a bitter lemon smell, more of a lemon sherbert type of scent with subtle hints of lime and mango. It is a strong smell and it's very refreshing. I found it quite strange that the smell is refreshing, as massages in my opinion should be relaxing, not refreshing, however the smell doesn't make it any less relaxing - it has a nice uplifting, feel good scent which is lovely to lay there and breathe in while having a massage.
I am a regular in Lush, and in the few years that i've been a fan I have never tried one of their massage bars. Me and my boyfriend Marc were in there last weekend and he picked one up to show me as he thought it looked weird. I had a look and I thought it was really cute due to the floral design and it smelt beautiful. I decided to ask an employee what it was and she did a demonstration of it on my arms. She let Marc have a go aswell and we both agreed that it was worth purchasing as the scent and sensation were magical. Marc bought me a bar of it along with some other Lush goodies and I have since purchased another bar as I am very impressed.
This bar is very easy to use, although had the Lush lady not demonstrated it, I would of been confused as to what it was/what it did - it resembles a solid bar of soap, however now that I know how to use it, it's obvious what to do - to use it, I simply rub it between my hands until there's a generous amount of oil on them and then rub my hands onto my boyfriend's back, arms or chest. Alternatively I rub the bar inbetween my hands so that it starts to melt and then use the massage bar to massage it into his skin, although I prefer doing it with my hands as it's more special and personal.
The oil that melts from the massage bar is quite greasy feeling and it leaves the skin with a shiny film. It absorbs well but the greasy layer left behind doesn't dry very quickly and instead just sits there. When Marc uses this on my skin, it feels lovely. My boyfriend is quite heavy with his hands although it's still enjoyable as the scent is pleasant, as is the sensation of the warm, soothing oil on my skin. Like me, Marc normally uses his hands rather than the massage bar itself, however on the occasion that I used the bar straight onto my arms and legs it felt nice; the 3D texture was an unusual feeling and a very pleasant one.
After the massage, both me and Marc are normally greased up and it's not really practical to get dressed as the oil is greasy and would probably stain, so it's essential to use this product when you have access to a shower or some wet wipes. Once the oil is off, I do definetly notice a change in both mine and my boyfriends skin; it's smooth, has a healthy glow to it and it smells devine as the smell lingers for a hour or so after use. My skin always feels nice and moisturized and although it is greasy, once it's been washed off it doesn't leave the skin feeling sticky or oily.
I have got very sensetive skin and I have had no issues with this massage bar; no itchiness or break outs at all. My boyfriend has quite dry skin and he has said that he can feel a very slight difference after I have used this on him. The only thing that I would say is wrong with it is that it smells too good! I made the mistake of licking my hand out of curiosity and it definetly does not taste as good as it smells haha.
This is a lovely, natural massage bar which is amazing either to use on yourself or with a partner. It's relaxing, smells lovely and is easy to use. It is a little greasy, but so are all massage oils! I overall give it 4/5 stars - I would give it more if the bar lasted a little longer or was a little cheaper.
I really like the Massage Bars by Lush because they offer a more fun way to moisturise our skin. Over the months, I found that I was accumulating more and more of them so I made a deal with myself to use up what I had before purchasing another one. With that done, I headed to Lush to get a brand new one and after giving all the Bars in the shop a quick sniff, I chose the fruitilicious Each Peach...
What does the product do?
The product promises to softens and moisturise the skin leaving it feeling smooth and hydrated. The bar melts on contact with the skin and the moisturising ingredients soften our skin. Using natural ingredients, it also claims to nourish the skin improving its overall condition and with its delicious citrus aroma, the bar will brighten our spirits and leave us feeling invigorated and energised.
How does the product work?
The magic ingredient in the product is Cocoa Butter which melts when it reaches skin temperature and allows this product to work. It is a very moisturising substance which hydrates the skin deeply leaving it soft and supple. The butter also nourishes the skin with vitamins and as it is an antioxidant, it removes toxins from the skin and helps to keep it looking youthful. Shea butter is present in order to serve the same purpose.
Avocado Butter is also included in order to moisturise the skin and as it contains fatty acids, it promotes the development of healthy new skin cells. The butter also keeps the skin healthy by killing any bacteria that may be lurking around. Vitamin enriched Mango Butter improves the condition of the skin and helps to prevent any premature aging.
A whole host of citrus oils produce an invigorating aroma while also providing other benefits to the body. Lime Oil rejuvenates the skin, while Orange and Mandarin oil tone and brighten the skin. Grapefruit tightens the skin and leaves it extra clean and Safflower petals helps to soften the skin and to leave it completely hydrated.
How do you use the product?
The product needs to be applied to clean, dry skin. After showering or bathing, you need to take the product in your hands and hold it until it warms up and begins to melt. It can be a messy process so I tend to use it in the bathroom so that I don't end up staining any fabric or clothing. Once it has begun to melt, I smooth the bar over my body until I have a layer of oil on my skin and then I put the bar down and massage the product into my skin. The bar needs to be stored somewhere dark and cool to prevent it from melting and you also need to make sure that the product has been fully absorbed before dressing or climbing into bed.
Appearance and Price
The product is a beautiful creamy colour and it has a rounded shape that fits nicely in your hand. On the front of the bar, there is a picture of some flowers on a branch imprinted and this makes the texture a little rougher. As this wears down with use, it becomes much smoother. The bar will cost you around £6 in order to purchase 65 grams of the product and it can be bought from your local Lush store or from its online website.
This product has a delicious scent and this is the thing that first attracted me to the product. It's over riding aroma is a citrus one and it really is very refreshing and invigorating. The fragrance is nicer for use in the morning, rather than at night time because it is energising rather than relaxing so it's quite good for making you feel more wide awake. The aroma is really strong so you'll need to make sure it's your cup of tea before smothering your body with it. The fragrance is also quite long lasting on the skin.
The product is not easy to use until you get used to the product but once you do, it's pretty straightforward. I have found that this one melts particularly quickly in comparison to the others which I have owned so you need to ensure that you're skin has cooled down after shower or bathing before you hold it.
It is an extremely moisturising product so you will only need to apply a very thin layer of the bar or you may end up feeling greasy. It does feel slightly uncomfortable at first and it makes me feel like washing again initially but once it's been fully absorbed, this feeling subsides. If you do have really oily skin on your body, this may be too heavy for it and I would never suggest using this on your face. It leaves a definite sheen on the skin but it is a healthy one and my legs in particular look really well conditioned. I tend to apply more of the product to tricky spots like my elbows and knees.
The product is so very hydrating and it really does leave my skin looking soft and smooth. It removes all signs of dry and flaky skin and it improves the appearance of my skin. It does look well nourished and brighter so it does a great job at removing the dullness. I'm not sure it makes my skin look more toned but it does look nicer and healthier. It has long lasting results and if I apply the product in the morning, my skin will continue to feel moisturised right up until bedtime.
All in all, the product keeps all of its promises. It moisturises the skin well and improves its condition leaving it feeling really soft and smooth. The products results are long lasting and the scent is invigorating and awakening which I really like. I can fully recommend this product for those who like citrus blasts and who have normal to dry skin.
I received this product as part of a Christmas gift. I love all things Lush but I had never used a massage bar. In fact, I first thought it was like a bar of soap that you were supposed to massage into your skin. Little did I know! Do not make the mistake I did. I lathered the bar up onto my leg in a hot bath and it made me so oily. After that incident, I realised that it was to be used as a moisturiser. Phew!
I took a nice hot bath and afterwards I held the bar in my hands to warm it up a little. Then I literally just rubbed the product all over my body. It's best to do this slowly. Make sure your skin is absolutely cleansed as the bar can pick up body dirt such as fluff and transfer this onto skin.
It smells beautiful. Although it is titled 'Each Peach', it does not smell of peaches. It smells like a lovely citrus avocado with cocoa butter. The scent lasts for quite a while. I could still smell in the next morning.
This product is quite oily. If you apply a small amount, it is not so oily and moisturises skin nicely. It can take a while for your skin to absorb the moisture. It's best to put it on straight after a bath. I would recommend putting it on at night as the oils can transfer onto clothes and make it difficult to dress! Also, the bar works fantastically on dry skin, especially feet! Probably not suitable for very oily skin.
Each peach looks perfect on a soap dish in the bathroom. Easy to use, saves on packaging and goes a long way. I've been using mine for a few weeks now.
MY REVIEW IS ALSO ON CIAO: SAZRAWR
I have an addiction to Lush products however they have some odd products in there and the each peach massage bar is one of them. I have eyed up the massage bars dozens of times when in store, buying my friend one as a gift gave me the excuse of buying a second one so that I could get a free tin for my friends gift. Each massage bar weighs in at 65g and costs £4.75.
The each peach massage bar is made of a blend of different body butters including cocoa and mango butters and a citrus essential oils moulded into a solid bar. The idea behind these bars is that they melt when applied to the body due to your body heat and if you are lucky enough to have someone to massage you they can be used in that way otherwise they can be used as a moisturiser.
The bar is a creamy yellowy colour and in the shop it smells lovely, a really strong and uplifting citrus aroma, I can't make out which citrus fruit smell is the most dominant but I can smell the lime and orange. Once I started using it however this smell becomes mixed with a tinge of furniture polish which is distinctly odd and I can't tell which of the oils causes this smell.
How easy the bar is to use very much depends on how hot your body and room is. If you try to rub it over your body when you have just come out of a shower and the room is cold then it will be very hard work indeed as the bar will not melt easily and you will be left with a solid residue on your skin. When the room is warm and your body is warm it glides over your skin efforlesly leaving a layer of oil which is nice and easily absorbed. The bar is moisturising but not to the extent of a Body Shop body butter.
I'm not to impressed with my first massage bar encounter, I estimate you would get around 6 full body applications which is not fantastic value. Add this poor value to the odd smell and the fact it is hard to apply in a cold room and it's not brilliant.
I've been getting aches and pains in my back and shoulders recently (must be old age - I'm getting on for 24 after all), so I decided that a Lush massage bar would be the way forward and went to my local store to see what was on offer.
At the moment I'm on quite a natural beauty kick, which means that I'm avoiding buying products with parabens (for the links to cancer), sodium laureth sulphate - and relatives - (due to the environmentally- and people-unfriendly palm oil derivatives), and so on. This narrows down a good percentage of Lush products, sadly, and once I'd studied the ingredients lists and mentally removed the massage bars containing glitter (because of the phthalates) - yes, I am sad and life is too short - I was down to deciding by smell.
One of the bars I was drawn to was this Each Peach (And Two's a Pear) massage bar. It's quite simple, being a creamy oval bar with an embossed flower/branch design on it. It actually reminds me of that kids' book by the Allbergs (Each Peach Pear Plum), which it might be derived from? The bar costs £4.75, for which you get 65g, and it fits nicely into Lush's massage bar tins.
65g doesn't sound like much, but you do get a big bar and I would guess that it lasts for at least 15 or 20 massages, depending on how much massaging you're doing and for what length of time. The bar has strong scents of lime, mandarin and orange, which gives it quite a sharp kick but it isn't unpleasant. It does smell clean and fresh, and like the majority of the Lush massage bar range, the smell will linger strongly for many hours - which could be an advantage or a disadvantage depending on your preference!
To use the bar, you simply rub it until it melts a bit, and then rub your hands together and massage. I'd definitely recommend having something to store it in so you don't waste any or make a mess. The scent is much stronger once melted, as you'd expect, and the result is a nice, relaxing massage which does get rid of those aches and pains.
The one disadvantage for me is that this bar is pretty greasy. I have normal skin, and I've used Lush bars before, and they all sink in fairly quickly, whereas this one does leave a greasy sheen. The ingredients do include cocoa butter, shea butter, avocado butter and mango butter as well as a selection of oils, so this might be why. As a result, I'd suggesting showering after using, and avoid if you have really oily skin.
As with all Lush products this bar hasn't been tested on animals and nor have the ingredients. The ingredients are:
Cocoa Butter (Theobroma cacao), Shea Butter (Butyrospermum parkii), Perfume, Avocado Butter (Persea gratissima), Mango Kernel Butter (Mangifera indica), Lime Oil (Citrus aurantifolia), Sweet Wild Orange Oil (Citrus sinensis), Mandarin Oil (Citrus reticulata), Grapefruit Oil (Citrus paradisi), Saffron (Crocus sativus), *Citral, *Geraniol, *Citronellol, *Limonene, *Linalool (*occurs naturally)
Thanks for reading.
Each Peach (And Two's a Pair) is a quirkily named massage bar from Lush. It can be used in a similar way to massage oils, but I find it is more versatile. Lush chose to present this as a solid massage bar rather than as a more standard oil because they would have have to have added a number of chemicals and preservatives to get the product to be a liquid at room temperature. This means that the bar is packed full of lovely natural ingredients, so not only is it great for people with sensitive skin who find themselves allergic to some of the chemicals we find in everyday products, it will also be extremely nourishing for your skin.
To use the massage bar, you simply warm it up in your hands and until the oils start to melt. You can then either apply the bar directly to the skin, or continue rubbing the bar until you've built up enough oils and butters on your hands, and then massge them into your skin. If you've got a willing partner or friend, then this is best used for a thorough full body massage. If not, then it is also lovely as a hand massage before bed, as it leaves your hands super soft in the morning. It can also be used as an alternative to moisturiser or body butter after a bath or shower. However I would advise not to use too much, and to massage it into your skin to speed up the absorption process. Make sure it has fully absorbed before getting dressed afterwards, as otherwise the oils might make your clothes cling to your skin.
Now for the exciting bit: the ingredients list! It contains four types of butters, which I think is pretty impressive for a massage bar, even by Lush standards! So, it contains cocoa butter and shea butter, which are beautifully nourishing and moisturising, and avocado butter and mango kernel butter, which add to the fabulous fragrance of the product as well as giving extra goodness to the skin. The other parts of the fragrance come from lime oil, sweet wild orange oil, mandarin oil, and grapefruit oil- now do you see why I'm excited?! Having so much intense natural goodness squashed into one product makes it a real treat for your skin, and that combination of scents is just gorgeous. It is a fairly mild smell, so you can use it all over without the scents becoming overpowering, but the combination of the avocado and mango with a real citrus twang is simply heavenly, I could happily sniff it all day long! It is a beautifully refreshing and uplifting smell, so not really one to use before bed. It is however perfect for gently waking you up in the morning, or for use throughout the day. I would love Lush to bring out some other products in this scent, Each Peach scented bubble bars or solid perfumes would be amazing!
My skin is left super soft after using this massage bar, and I particularly like using it on my legs after a shower, as it gives them a serious moisture boost. I do tend to do this when I'm at home for the morning rather than just before work though, purely because it takes time for the butters to work their magic and for the skin to absorb those oils, so it's not an ideal product to use when you need to get dressed straight after using it.
Each Peach currently retails for £4.75 for a 65g bar. To me 65g sounds fairly dinky, whereas the bar itself was a good size, so I have got my ruler out to give you the dimensions! As you can see in the picture, it is an oval shape, and it is 10cm long, 6cm wide at the widest point, and 2cm deep, so a really decent size. I really like the oval shape as it makes the bar easier to handle, and the floral pattern on the top adds a nice little touch.
Lush massage bars last for such a long time, even with frequent use. Because you can only melt the exact amount of oil you need, there is no wasteage, and of course having it as a solid product rather than a liquid means there is no chance that somebody clumsy like myself can knock it over and spill any! I've been using my bar at least once a week for a lovely shoulder massage for the last three months, and the bar is still almost it's original size. There has been a little shrinking around the edges- roughly 0.5cm, but that is all, so I feel this product represents great value for money as you can get so many uses out of it. Obviously the more generous you are with how much oil you use per massage, the faster you will use up the bar, but in any case I feel that given the quality of the ingredients, this massage bar is rather bargainous.
Lush recommend you store your Each Peach in an airtight container. They sell some funky little metal, oval-shaped tins for this purpose, and the Each Peach fits perfectly inside (some of the other massage bars are unusal shapes, which means they don't fit inside the massage bar tin, ooops!). The tins cost £2.95 each, but if you buy any two massage bars then they will give you one tin for free. Of course any airtight tupperware container would do the same job, but if you were buying two bars anyway then it's nice to get a freebie!
In summary, I throughly recommend this massage bar. It has a beautiful scent, and my skin really loves the cocoa butter and shea butter base. The massage bars are definitely easier to use than traditional massage oils, and I love the fact this contains no nasty chemicals that can irritate my skin. Definitely worth persuading your partner to give you a massage with this one, it is truly blissful.
I probably wouldn't have thought of picking up the Each Peach (And Two's A Pair) massage bar if left to my own devices, but I got a sample bar included in the Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes pack earlier this year. My sample was small and round with a smily face, but the normal bar is oval (it's one of those bars that DOES fit in the massage bar tin) with a pretty flower pattern.
The bar is pale yellow in colour and doesn't smell much like a peach I must say. In fact the smell is a citrus one. I don't normally like citrus but Lush is converting me - it does smell very refreshing and enlivening. The bar contains avocado and mango kernel butters as well as the cocoa and shea butter base, in order to soften skin, while Persian lime, red grapefruit, orange and mandarin provide the citrus scent.
I decided I would take my bar on holiday with me to use instead of liquid body moisturiser. I used it after my shower each morning for seven days in a row and still had over half the bar left when I came back, which is pretty good going for a massage bar.
Like all massage bars, you rub it between your hands to melt the oils and then apply to your skin. I found this bar one of the toughest ones to melt and I ended up rubbing the bar directly onto my skin at some points. Having said that the bar was not greasy at all, like some of the massage bars are - many of them are designed for luxurious evening moisturising but I found this one to be much lighter and perfect for daytime use. My skin felt soft and moisturised all day while using it, and I could still smell the refreshing scent on my skin, though it was mild and didn't overpower my perfume.
I will definitely buy this massage bar again. I recommend it if you are wanting a lighter moisturising bar to use in the mornings - it's not the best option if you are looking for a rich luxurious one for a post-bath massage. It's also ideal to take on holiday as a moisturiser - it saves space and as it's solid can be taken in hand luggage without worrying about the 100ml liquid rule. As it melts more slowly than other massage bars, it also lasts longer.
This massage bar costs £4.75 for a 65g bar, which is comparable with others in the range, and excellent value for money considering how well it lasts.
One sniff of this pretty massage bar led to an impulse purchase. I simply picked it up in a Lush store, got a whiff of the amazing citrus aroma, and just had to buy it! At the time I didn't even notice the name with its peach connotations, but even if I had noticed I didn't care that it didn't smell of peach. The citrus smell was yummy and gorgeous. It cost £4.75 for a 65g bar.
My husband and I ended up getting about 4 full body massages out of one bar so I think its excellent value for money. The oils went on nicely and weren't too greasy or sticky. It was a joy to apply and a joy to receive a massage with this bar. After use the whole bedroom smelled of the bar which was great.
This is my husband's favourite Lush massage bar and I hear it is also the favourite for a lot of men.
On a minor note, although its quite important to some, this bar fits perfectly into one of Lush's massage bar tins as it is the correct size and shape.
Lush Each Peach is the first massage bar I ever bought, in fact I had never even heard of a massage bar before I saw this on the Lush website.
I always suffer from dry skin through the winter months, most likely due to wearing layers of clothing and having central heating on all day. My poor skin just never gets to breathe and I am always having to moisturise it.
When Each Peach arrived, I was a bit unsure how it could possibly work as a massaging and moisturising bar, but soon worked it out.
This oval shaped massage bar, fits in the palm of your hand perfectly. It's creamy yellow in colour, smells very fresh and citrusy and has a raised decoration of peach blossom. This is in fact the closest you get to peach with this bar and there is no pear in it at all. Goodness knows why they came up with the name!
After working the massage bar between my hands to warm it up, it does start to soften and feels quite buttery. Very soon my hands are coated in oil and they glide smoothly across my skin, making it feel, soft, moisturised and glowing. The oils were quickly absorbed by my dry skin and it was left looking and feeling very healthy. My hands also benefitted and were left well moisturised, smooth and soft. I did actually feel quite invigorated afterwards. I imagine if I had a body massage, that it could also be quite relaxing, but haven't tried that yet.
Lush Each Peach massage bar contains fruity avacado, mango kernel butters, cocoa butter, shea butter, essential oils of Persian lime, red grapefruit, sweet orange and mandarin.
This product is vegan friendly.
I purchased the Each Peach massage bar online, with some other products. It cost £4.75 for a 60g bar, which is expensive, but was a special treat.
An expensive product, but a lovely treat which I only receive for birthdays or xmas.
I received this item in the Lush head shoulders knees and toes 9 products for £12.50 and it claims to be a mini version of it although it still is rather large and a good size!!!
As we all know Lush is commited to reducing packaging and waste, also using as few preservatives and chemicals as possible and using the best fresh ingredients in their handmade cosmetic products.
It is wrapped in slightly waxy Lush printed paper with a label informing you of the product itself and its ingredients.
Lush massage bars can also be used as lovely body butters for yourself, a bit like a solid body conditioner. They are small solid pieces of what look like soap and there are several lovely varieties available.
To store I recommend not keeping in direct sunlight etc because they are designed to melt pretty easily, and although will keep solid in most rooms you just need to be aware and careful lest you discover a gloopy mess somewhere.
This particular bar is a fresh, fruity and zingy number, very creamy and moisturising.
The ingredients=Cocoa Butter (Theobroma cacao), Shea Butter (Butyrospermum parkii), Perfume, Avocado Butter (Persea gratissima), Mango Kernel Butter (Mangifera indica), Lime Oil (Citrus aurantifolia), Sweet Wild Orange Oil (Citrus sinensis), Mandarin Oil (Citrus nobilis), Grapefruit Oil (Citrus paradisi), Saffron (Crocus sativus), *Citral, *Geraniol, *Citronellol, *Limonene, *Linalool}
*Occurs naturally in essential oils
The main ingredient is the amazing cocoa and shea butters, both of which I love. Shea is edible but do not munch on this bar!! Shea and cocoa are both highly moisturising and I have found them excellent on my severe eczema and dry skin. Both melt at body temeprature making them ideal for use in this massage bar!!
Lime, mandarin and grapefruit will act as a skin cleanser and toner, lime is efficicient for circulation and therefore cellulite!!! Grapefruit is a 'lymphatic stimulant' which disperses impurities from the skin.
The mango butter is antioxidant and highly emolient as are the other butters present.
The smell of this product is extremely refreshing. Although predominantly citrus it smells more interesting than that description alone. Very uplifting and quite punchy and zingy.
To use is a real pleasure and melts easily but not in a mess all over you, it gradually releases more and more of the ingredients the longer you use it for and the more it warms up. It is deliciously moisturising and glides over skin extremely easily, leaving behind fragrant and soft skin!!
I just love this bar, it is like creamed fruit mashed up with loads of buttery soft goodness and is simply delicious!! Cannot fault it.
$#£4.75 for a 65g bar and it is very long lasting providing you store it correctly.
Each Peach and Two's A Pair was the first massage bar I was ever interested in by Lush! Funnily enough,it was also the one I tried most recently!
It's a rather large bar - bigger than my hand (I have small hands,but still!) and a lovely cream-white sort of colour.
It has a beautiful design which I assume is meant to be peach-blossom?
For me,the smells that stand out in this bar are the grapefruit and mandarin - they work so well together.
The overall scent of this is one that will put you into a relaxed,calm state of mind but it won't send you to sleep - it will keep you awake,it will just make being awake less stressful. It's uplifting and beautiful.
To use - you simply rub it onto whatever needs massaged! I reccomend using the side with the design,as the bumpy bits of the design help to get rid of any knots in your muscles.
If the bar is too big or you find it hard to weild,then just rub it between your hands then use your hands to do the massage.
I found this melted perfectly - not too fast so that some went to waste and not so slowly that it became frustrating to use.
I'm surprised it took me so long to try this,especially as it was the first one I wanted - but,the wait was worth it - this one's a winner!
The thing that really attracted me to this particular Lush bar was the smell. It really smells to me like Pick n Mix! Now why I would want to smell like Pick N Mix is something I haven't quite worked out but even so, I love this massage bar!
Normally with my Lush massage bars I use them for their intended purpose - massaging. With this one however, I tend to use it as a perfume first and a massage bar second - just proving that Lush products can be very versatile.
The scent I have found it increased by layering the bar on. What I do is to melt it between my hands and then rub a generous amount into my arms and chest area with a little on the neck like a normal perfume. I then wait half and hour and do the same again to build up the scent (and maybe again half an hour later depending on time!). I have found that this approach makes the perfume last all evening and also gives my arms a lovely sheen which is a great bonus!
The product leaves my skin really soft due to all the cocoa butter contained in it, and you can also dust the Lush body talcs over the top to change the scent slightly and tone down any over-greasiness if too much of the bar has been used.
The scent makes me feel happy and summery - great in the dead of winter!
I am a big fan of Lush massage bars, but had shied away from this one because of the name - I am not really a peach fragrance type of girl, but whilst browsing Lush on my last shopping trip I picked this up without really checking the label. I couldnt believe that this has not shown up on my radar before!
There is absolutely no peach in this whatsoever, the name comes from the nursery rhyme 'Each peach, pear, plum' - none of these fragrances are in it - from what I can gather its more of a general 'fruity' bar.
The bar itself was £4.63, and is the oval shape that fits into the massage bar tins. It has a pretty peach blossom imprint on the top of the bar.
The fragrance is amazing, zingy, fruity and very citrusy. Its packed full of lime, mandarin, and grapefuit essential oils, so is wonderfully refreshing. It is superbly moisturising due to avocado and mango kernel butters, mixed with cocoa butter and shea butter base.
I use it generally as an all over moisturiser, just melt the bar a little between my palms until the oils melt then smooth on. The scent lasts for hours - particularly if used in conjunction with Lush's citrus shower jelly Whoosh. This is particularly great for morning use to really wake you up - just be cautious on using too much as you wouldnt want to be too oily whilst dressing.
This will definately be a massage bar that I shall purchase again - they are just so conveniant too, great for holidays, smooth on your tanned skin for a beautiful scented sheen, and great to tame stray flyaway hairstyles too.
Essential oils of Persian lime, red grapefruit, sweet orange and mandarin help to encourage a sunny disposition /