WHAT IS IT?
A bubble bar is bubble bath that is solid so you use this instead of a bottle of liquid bubble bath. You get more bubbles from one of these than most bubble baths and I am happy about that because I like to have a bubble bath very much.
HOW DO YOU USE BUBBLE BARS?
To use a bubble bar you crumble it under the running water so that when the water touches the crumbled powder and clumps it makes alot of bubbles. You can use either a full bubble bar but I think it is best to break them into pieces and then you can have more than one bath out of each one.
WHAT I THINK
I have used bubble bars from Lush for many years and I have always been very happy with them. Some of the fragrances I do not like so much as others but I think I have tried all of the bubble bars and they are all very good but you can not expect to like every fragrance I do not think and that is not a disadvantage of the product because it is so personal.
My favourite bubble bar is Karma and I have liked this one for many years. Karma is a very good bubble bar because it is a flat shape so you can easy break some off and store the rest, not all of the bubble bars are easy to break and some of them you have to use the whole thing because it is so hard and impossible to break. Karma smells like oranges and I think it is a very pleasing way to have a bath because it makes my skin clean and soft and the fragrance lasts for a long time.
You get alot of bubbles from even one quarter of a bubble bar and they all dissolve very quick so there is no powder or sand left in the bottom of your bath, sometimes you have to move the water with your hand to get all of the powder dissolved but that takes 2 seconds only and is no different to when you move the water to help your liquid bubble bath create bubbles.
I like the way the water feels when I use a bubble bar because it is like silk then and feels very relaxing and it doesn't matter what bubble bar you use because you will always have this very good effect on the water and I am happy about that because it lets me try different ones and even if I do not like the smell I know my bath will still be just as pleasing.
5 Dooyoo Stars.
Lush products are literally my most favourite gift to receive- I confess I can't really afford to buy them for myself, so when I get given them (after some heavy hints hehe) this bubble bar is up there as joint favourite with the bath bombs.
I usually get the one pictured, the comforter. It looks so pretty, all marbled and smells absolutely amazing. And not as powdery as you think its going to be! They are quite pricey at around £4 each though, but I find it too large to use in one go. I cut it into four pieces, each of which gives a perfect amount of bubbles, and works out at around £1 a bath - Still expensive per use, but this is more than your average bubble bath!
If I remember, Lush recommends to crumble the bar into running water. I personally found this really messy and ended up with more on my fingers than in the bath! So I just put the bar into the tub, and wait for it to dissolve. There is usually a little lump, but I just break it up when I get in and its fine.
The bubbles are pretty standard, it really is surprising how much you can get from these bars - I was skeptical of the solid bubble bath when I first used them. And the water feels really moisturising, you can literally feel the natural goodness on your skin! The only thing is the smell doesn't permeate the air in the same way as it does with the bombs, and I like smelly baths so perhaps they could do with a bit more fragrance! The bubbles also last ages (I'm in there for about 30 minutes), and don't disappear like some generic liquid bubble baths.
I have very sensitive skin when it comes to things like bubbles. Normally, I would rinse off the bubbles in the shower when I got out the bath, but there has been the odd occasion when I've been lazy and just towelled off, and don't recall any itching or dry skin with these so I would say these are great for the more sensitive among us.
In sum then, these are pricey, but make great gifts and are a little bit of luxury and I would recommend them :-)
Natural handmade products are a luxury in my opinion. I love lush for their products and the smell you get when you wander into one of their shops.
That being said because the products are a little on the pricey side they tend to not be an 'everyday' product for me.
The bubble bars are exactly what they say they are. Run them under a tap and you get a bath full of luscious bubbles. Bubble bars can be almost £4.00 so to use one entire bar would seem like a massive extravagance to me. Most people I know cut the bars up into 4 pieces or more if possible.
To be honest I find cutting up the bar and storing the bits a little bit of a pain, so tend to cut up into 3 pieces and find that this gives me quite enough bubbles with just 1/3 of the bar. I then store the other pieces in plastic bags to keep out the moisture (very important).
If you compare the price of a bubble bar to perhaps a bottle of branded bubble bath then i'm not sure it looks like a good buy but the way I look at it is that as a once in a while treat it's quite ok!
One point i'd like to champion for the bubble bars is that no matter which one you pick they always smell amazing and make your skin lovely and soft when you get out of the bath!
Lush has made a huge impact over the past couple of years and I have yet to go into my local lush store and see it quite. The shops products are made in store and specialise in using natural products! All the products feel asif they have been personally made for you as on every pre packaged product it has a picture of the person in the shop that has made it and when the product will go out of date ( this is down tote natural products used in it). I think this is a lovely touch and you feel like your getting a real quality product.
The bubble bars are brightly coloured chunks of what can only bbe described as solid bubble bath, that feels like slightly dried clay. They are around the size of the palm of your hand.
The idea is to crumble between a quater or less (dependig how much bubbles and colour you want in the bath) underneath a running tap, I think putting it under the hot tap works best.
The colour of the bubble bar will run into the water to make it a pretty colour and the bubbles produced are the best I've seen out of anyy other bubble bath solution. It realy looks Like the over the top relaxing bubble baths you see in films that you think is impossible to recreate!
The smells are delicious and strong but not overpowering, my favourite is the comforter which is int the picture with the pink and White colours and smells lush!
The bubble bars will last amour a month/month and a half before they dry out too much so if your buying it for special occasion relaxation bath times then it's a little pointless as you have a limetted time to use it's , so you'd just have to pamper yourself with it more regularly! ( something I don't think is a bad factor!)
The products can be a little on the expensive side seen as the have a shelf date but for the quality of the product or as an every now and then treat, I don't think £4.50 is too bad!!
A little tip if lush is just a teat for yourself is to go into the shop after Christmas or valentines day as because they make special packages of stuff for these occasions, if they don't sell they will go out of date so they often reduce them all to half price so you can pick up a lot of stuff for a real bargan!
My first ever lush purchase was this product! Mainly because of the smell which can be best described as sweet, similiar to the love heart sweets, a berry kind of scent. The comforter is a bubble bar and is a nice thick size and so it can easily be broken up and used in three or four baths. The product looks lovely with pink and white swirls. Its quite firm in texture so it won't easily crumble away in your bag. But its easy enough to crumble when using in the bath.
After using a quarter of this product, crumbling it under the running tap of your bath the water turns a pink shade and the scent definately fills the room. Most importantly though it does create a nice amount of bubbles. I wouldn't say it produces as much bubbles as a dollop of other liquid bubble bath products but that mainly depends on how much of the comforter you use. If you use a bigger portion there are more bubbles. This can depend on personal preference. The water also leaves the skin feeling soft and silky... even when in the bath. When emptying the bath water there is no residue left on the tub like some coloured bath products.
I'd highly reccomend this product. The only slight downfall is the recent increase in price to almost £5. Some people also may not like sweet smells, or pink bath water so this may not be for you. However it is a nice portion of around 200g and it definately gives you a nice, sweet comforting bath.
Lush Bubble Bars are a product from the cosmetic store Lush, aimed for use in the bath.
They are of a solid consistency which means they are extremely enviromental as there is no need for a container and therefore no waste!
To make the best use out of the bar, it helps to break it up when putting it into the running water. Although the bars are solid, it is easy enough to crumble, unlike other items of Lush bath products such as bath bombs which are hard to break. When the bar and water collide, bubbles are created and at some points I've been concerned that bubbles would keep appearing and there'd be nowhere for them to go! Can never have enough bubbles though! I find bubbles to be magical and they make bath time special and fun!
Several varieties of bubble bars are available in different shapes and scents, both in store and online, the prices vary from £2 - £4 per bar. It is suggested that the bar is used in one bath, however I do not feel this is necessary and therefore find it extremely good value for money as I get quite a few baths out of one bar! Many of the bars are suitable for Vegans.
One of my favourites is the Happy bubble bar, which is unfortunately only available online in the Retro section. I like this particular one most as the oils used ar neroli, orange and sandalwood which are some of my favourite scents. They combine together to create a relaxing aroma that is very calming, just what I like when I'm in the bath!
Being someone who loves a good bath to unwind and has many bathroom gadgets, the one thing I was missing was the huge froth of bubbles which we often see in TV/Film. I thought that this was not achievable in reality until I discovered the bubble bars by Lush. I remembered walking past a brightly decorated, delicious smelling bath shop whilst at university, but didn't have the money to afford such luxuries, so when I wanted to achieve my 'bubble dream' my first thoughts were of a place that specialised in luxury bath products (animal and environmentally friendly was a welcomed added bonus). After trying several bubble bars I fell in love with their products. They are very fancy and girlie -just what I like a work well as an air-freshener too. The prices I can understand are a little high however, the bubble bars are designed to break-up in your hand so by simply breaking the bars into several pieces they provide enough bubbles, scent and moisturiser in a small amount. There is no need to use the whole bar for one bath as a quarter provides plenty.
My personal favourites are:
Ma Bar: At first I was not too keen on the colours but once it reacts with water, the colour and scent becomes a divine, relaxed, not overwhelming but mature quality.
Cream Candy: Girlie, pretty, lovely scent and produces a lot of bubbles in a small amount. It is very soft so breaks up easily.
Karma BB: I do not actually like the smell of this bubble bar before it is in the bath, it is quite spicy. But once it is in the water -again only use a quarter of this, it is lovely and soothing. It has a hint of shimmer in to which leaves your skin glowing.
The Comforter: Possibly my favourite and definitely the biggest of the bubble bars, it turns the water pink, produces a LOT of bubbles and smells lovely, just what I wanted, ideal to relax with.
A couple of tips I will give you is that if you don't use small portions of the bubble bars, your hand will become uncomfortable under the hot or cold running water!
Keeping them for too long will take away from their effectiveness, try not to keep them for more than two months as they are best when fresh!
Most of the he bubble bars are safe to use on pets, and if you re-use water, the bath water can still be used on plants!
Lush Gingerbread house bubble bar
I love lush and when they had a sale on their christmas products I went in and picked up a few things. One of the items I bought was this product, it is a bubble bar and to get rid of any confusion - a bubble bar is not a bath bomb it is similar but it creates lots more bubble and a bath bomb just colours the water and does not produce a lot of bubbles.
*About the product*
It comes in the shape of a gingerbread house which is super cute, it has a small chimney which I think is made out of a cinnamon stick and it has a white roof with 100's and 1000's on (multi coloured sprinkles) and the actual house part is orange and it just smells soooo good!
Sodium Bicarbonate, Cream of Tartar (Tartaric Acid), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Lauryl Betaine, Cocamide DEA, Perfume?Ginger Oil (Zingiber officinale), Lemon Oil (Citrus limonum), Buchu Oil (Barosma betulina), Ginger Powder (Zingiber officinale), Titanium Dioxide, *Cinnamal, *Limonene, Colour 15510, Sugar Sprinkles, Cinnamon Stick (Cinnamomum cassia)
*My opinion of the product*
it just looks edible (although I wouldn't advise eating it), it does look like a gingerbread house, well a squished on, but a house on the less. It has sprinkles on the top, which does actually do anything or change the colour of the water. It has a cinnamon stick although mine fell off and it again is just for decoration.
It does have a kind of gingerbread scent, but it is not a traditional gingerbread cake/man kind of scent. It definitely does smell of ginger thought and to me it is like a sweet sweet gingerbread scent, with a little bit of a cinnamon scent to it as well - overall the scent is definitely warm and christmasy! Although it would be great all year round.
-How to use
I was a bit confused when I first when into a lush store about two years ago, I have used bath bombs or ballistics before but not a bubble bar. I don't think I had even heard of a bubble bar until lush made them. They are like bath bombs in that they colour the water, they had different effects depending on which one you get and they are scented.
To use a bath bomb you just put it in the water but to use a bubble bar you have to crumble it under running water. I find that this one crumbles really easily and it is also super easy to cut it in half.
I did a little test with mine before I used all of it in a bath. I used it in a foot spa, I just crumbled it into the water as the water was swirling and bubbling around and I only used a little bit and it created loads of bubbles. It probably made more bubbles than in the bath as in a foot spa the water is being moved a lot faster and it is bubbling around - creating more bubbles. I also did the test as I have sensitive skin and also really very dry skin and it did not irritate my skin.
I have used this product in a foot spa and it works great, I have used it in the bath and it also works great (although the scent is not that strong in the bath and also it does not stay on my skin as long) and I have tried this today - I took a really small piece (about 2cm by 2cm) and I crumbled it in to a luffa/bath scrunchie/puff and I lather it up in the bath puff and used it in the shower and it worked great too! Although using it this way is a little messier than normal but it does create tonnes of lather.
-Using the product
It was really nice to use this product I used all of the bar (minus a small amount that I used in a foot spa), which was really quite big, I probably should have cut it in half. But when I broke it off to get a small amount it just crumbled so I could have really - unless I wanted to keep the crumbled mess in a small container to keep for next time.
It is easy to crumble and it dissolves really well, although the white 'roof' of the bar did not dissolve as easily or as quickly as the rest of the house as it is not as crumbly so it just kind of stays in small flakes and they do dissolve eventually but not as long as the orange part of the house.
The product is made of the white and orange parts, but it only turns the water a bright orange colour, the exact colour of the orange house base. It does not turn white although the bubbles on top of the water are white and very very creamy.
I find that with this product the water turns really really silky feeling and it does feel really moisturising when in the bath. The water feels really smooth, soft and silky and it is like using the butterball bath bomb which is super moisturising.
After using this product my skin feels really smooth and soft, it also smells quite strongly of the product cinnamon/gingerbread kind of scent which is great. The lush bombs I have used do not last long on my skin at all (about half an hour) but this scent lasts a lot longer than that.
I find that straight after using this product my skin feels really smooth and it feels quite moisturised, but about 15/20 minutes later my skin feels really really dry, not moisturised, slightly rough and not soft at all. The worst thing about this bar is that it makes my skin feel really dry but it also makes my skin feel really tight.
I would not recommend this product if you have incredibly dry skin, like I do although a moisturiser after this works well to correct the dryness - but this does get rid of the scent of the bar.
*Price and availability*
I bought this in the sale and I can't remember how much it was but it was half the price of the normal bubble bars. I think before the sale it was about £2.50 - £3 - in that kind of range which is a good price and it can be used for about 2 baths, although I prefer to use all of it in one. It is a christmas product, so as you can probably guess it is only available at christmas, or maybe ebay at other times of the year. And it can be used in multiple ways - not just in the bath.
*Smells gorgeous - like cinnamon and gingerbread (warm and christmasy)
*Good price as it can be used multiple way not just in the bath (can be used in a bath puff in the shower and in a foot spa)
*Scent stays on my skin a while - not ages but more than some others
*Creates loads of lather/bubbles
*Cute house shape
*does not stain my bath
*Makes my skin feel smooth
*dries my already dry skin out even more!
*Only available at christmas
*Scent does stay longer than the bath bomb scents but it still does not last long
*white 'roof' does not dissolve easily in the bath - as it is not as crumbly as the orange base
This is the only bubble bar I have used and I liked it apart from the factors stated above
This review is written by me and it is also posted on ciao under my user name labellavita1992
Thank you for reading my review
This is my 250th review on dooyoo! I decided to write about a product that I really enjoy, and being a Lush addict I decided it would have to be one of my favourite bath time treats - Lush Bubble Bars. They are a really unique and fun product to use, and I've been hooked on them for years now. I always recommend these to my friends and fellow Lush fans, and hopefully I can encourage a few dooyoo'ers to give Lush's Bubble Bars a try as well :)
I was first introduced to Bubble Bars by my other half. I was already keen on Lush but didn't really understand the concept of the Bubble Bars, so tended to avoid them and use the Ballistic Bath Bombs instead. He opened my eyes by buying me my very first Bubble Bar, The Comforter. This was his favourite Bubble Bar and now it's mine as well! I am incredibly glad that he talked me into trying at, as I was sceptical about them to begin with. After that first luxurious bath I was hooked, and there is no other bath product out there that gives the same sort of experience. I'm working my way through trying the whole range and have enjoyed testing them all out so far.
Bubble Bars are a really original idea for a bath product. It's basically a solid bar and feels totally unlike most other bath products. The idea is that you use chunks of it in your bath water and it creates the same effect as a regular bubble bath. Because of its nature the product requires no packaging and is extremely environmentally friendly, just pop it into a recycled paper bag and then re-use or recycle it again once you've finished.
Bubble Bars are available exclusively from Lush stores on the high street, mail order, or online at www.lush.co.uk. I haven't seen any similar items retailing in any other stores, so these bars are true individuals! They come in a variety of scents and sizes, and there should be something to suit everyone. There will often be seasonal promotions where special Bubble Bars will be released for a limited period of time, so stock up on them while you can as once they're gone they might not be back again! Sometimes when a range is discontinued the products will be transferred or re-released through Lush's Retro range. This is an online only collection, which can be found here http://lush.co.uk/retro. If you have fond memories of an old Bubble Bar, or want to check out some of the older products that have been resurrected, this is the place to try some of the rarer items.
Here's my tried and tested run down, including a list of all the Bubble Bars that are currently available to purchase.
CURRENT LUSH BUBBLE BAR RANGE
* Amandopondo - £2.45 - 100g - 5/5 stars
* Bathos £2.50 - 100g - 4/5 stars
* Blue Skies and Fluffy White Clouds - £3.95 - 200g - 4/5 stars
* Creamy Candy Bath - £2.35 - 100g - 5/5 stars
* Dorothy - £2.80 - 100g - 3/5 stars
* Flosty Gritter - £3.30 - 100g - 5/5 stars
* French Kiss - £3.85 - 100g - the only one I haven't tried yet! Will have to purchase it next time I have a Lush shopping spree.
* Karma Bubble Bar - £2.95 - 100g - 3/5 stars
* Ma Bar - £2.45 - 100g - 4/5 stars
* Pop in the Bath - £2.70 - 100g - 2/5 stars
* Sunny Side - £3.30 - 100g - 1/5 stars
* The Comforter - £3.95 - 200g - 5/5 stars, my all time favourite!
CURRENT LUSH RETRO BUBBLE BAR RANGE
* Aura Suavis - £3.00 - 100g - 5/5 stars
* Happy Birthday - £3.05 - 100g - haven't tried
* Happy - £2.70 - 100g - haven't tried
* Hollywood - £5.05 - 100g - 3/5 stars
* Ice Hotel - £2.90 - 100g - 4/5 stars
* It's A Date - £2.85 - 100g - haven't tried
* Marzibain - £2.75 - 100g - 4/5 stars
* Melomint - £3.15 - 100g - 5/5 stars
* Phoenix - £4.60 - 100g - 1/5 stars
* Playdoze - £2.85 - 100g - haven't tried
* Pleasure Dough - £3/70 - 100g - haven't tried
* Psychodelic - £2.70 - 100g - haven't tried
* Temple of Truth - £3.55 - 100g - haven't tried
* The Wuss - £2.65 - 100g - haven't tried
* Turbo - £3.30 - 100g - haven't tried
* Two Timing Tart - £3.05 - 100g - 5/5 stars
It's important that you use this product correctly, so here are some tips on how to get the most out of your bath. To start with, keep the Bubble Bar dry at all times to preserve its solid state. I usually store my Lush things in their little yellow paper bags in a box in my wardrobe, so that the steam and dampness from the bathroom doesn't affect them. When you are ready to use it, with dry hands break off a section of the bar. Lush usually recommend that you use a third of the bar per bath, but you can use more or less depending on your personal taste. Start running the taps and crumble the Bubble Bar section under the hot running water. Make sure you break down the little lumps and help it to dissolve properly. To get an extra frothy bath, run the water through your showerhead and the bubbles grow out of control! Once the crumbled bits of bar have disappeared you will have a gorgeous bath full of bubbles waiting for you. They should be quite soft and break up easily when you crush it in your hands, so you don't need to use too much force.
Bubble Bars often affect the colour of your bath water, transforming it into a rainbow coloured pool. The bubbles are amazing, you get so many and they are nice and light and frothy. They last a good long time, and the fresher your Bubble Bar the better staying power your bubbles will have. The bubbles literally stack up and really fill the bath area.
As well as creating a pretty bubbly bath for you to relax in, they smell absolutely wonderful. Lots of essential oils are used in sophisticated blends using aromatherapy to give you an effective result. The scents can be fruity, sweet, floral or herbal, and natural extracts are used to achieve this. Depending on your mood you can choose a Bubble Bar that is suited for being soothing, relaxing, invigorating, stimulating, de-stressing, or indulging. The scents are usually strongly concentrated and will be released throughout your bathroom as the clouds of steam lift and carry the fragrance. The stronger scents will transfer and last on your skin, but some of the more subtle scents will only be noticeable while you are bathing.
Another bonus to Bubble Bars is that they work really hard to condition your skin. Sometimes bubble bath products can be drying due to the synthetic ingredients used to cause the bubbles to foam up. Lush have made sure that their Bubble Bars contain lots of rich moisturising ingredients such as cocoa butter, shea butter, and natural oils. When I use a Bubble Bar in my bath it feels like I am sinking into a silky rich liquid that is a far cry from plain old wet bath water! The oils really penetrate your skin while you are soaking and you get a hydrating boost without having to do any work yourself. The effects vary from bar to bar but I can often get away without using a moisturising body lotion afterwards, and the effects can last for up to a full day after bathing.
All in all I have to give Lush's Bubble Bars 5/5 stars. Some are better than others but most of the time it's a matter of personal taste as to which ones you will like. Some are very pink and girlie, some are more herbal and earthy, some are floral and sophisticated, and some are just good colourful bubbly fun! The combination of attractive appearance, stacks of gorgeous bubbles, colourful bath water, gorgeous rich fragrances and rich hydrating ingredients make this much more than just an ordinary bubble bath. This is a truly extravagant bathing experience that feels very indulgent and is the perfect bath time treat for when you want a bit of "me time". These pampering products are a firm favourite of mine and I would recommend them to anyone and everyone! Give them a go, you are bound to enjoy it and your skin will feel fantastic afterwards.
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I always anticipate a long, warm soak in the bath after a hectic day, and am a sucker for any gorgeous products which will add to my already relaxing experience. Handmade cosmetics company "Lush" create my favourite bath-time products which leave me feeling not only relaxed, but very clean and smooth.
Lush have a variety of products on offer in their stores, but nothing beats their Bubble Bars. 11 are available all year round, but more are added throughout the year as limited edition seasonal varieties. They range from £2.40 up to £3.88, which is a little pricy to splash out on reguarly, but as a luxury treat, or a gift, they make excellent products to use in your bath.
Using a Bubble Bar is simple. Crumble a section of the bar under warm running water and watch as the bubbles instantly start to form in the bath. A lot of the Bubble Bars turn the bath water a different colour, depending on what bar you purchase.
On first glance, the Bubble Bars look a little like a bar of soap, and on Lush's website they have stated that often many customers start to use this on themselves in the bath, only to discover that they are covered in a ton of bubbles, rather than the light lather a bar of soap will normally offer them. Of course, do not try to use it as a soap, it works a lot better when crumbled in the bath tub! Lush products are environmentally friendly, are not tested on animals and are suitable for Vegans. Each product contains ingredients which will work with sensitive, dry, or other problem skin, it is just a case of asking the employees what Bubble Bar will suit your skin the best. All the staff are helpful and happy enough in there to give you some advice.
It is a lot cheaper to buy a bottle of bubble bath rather than using the bar, but once you have tried a Bubble Bar, you'll never feel as satisfied again when you revert back to the usual cheaper bottle. Each Lush Bubble Bar is freshly handmade, and the scent stays in the bar until the useage is over, although it is advised to use them when they are still fresh, as the scent stays in them more at the beginning. Once the bar has been crumbled into the water, the bathwater is irresistible. The water strongly smells of the fragrencies from the bar, and the water is turned the colour of the bar. Due to the soothing ingredients contained in the bar, the water is softened, and you will find your skin feels a lot smoother once you have finished bathing. Using a Bubble Bar is like a bubble bath with moisturiser, combined into one. In order to make it last longer, a little can be crumbled under the tap at a time, as it will still fill the bath with a lot of bubbles. I find dividing the bars up into four or five sections will allow them to last for quite a lot of baths. However, if you don't mind splurging all your cash on one bath, then you can put the whole bar in in one go, which will give you an overload of bubbles, an even more colourful bath, and a more powerful scent.
As Lush is constantly creating new Bubble Bars for their stores, as well as the usual 11 that are found all year round, it is quite hard to write about every single one in such a small space, so I have narrowed it down to the four I found were the best purchases. These were:
1. Amandopondo- A rose scented Bubble Bar entwined with lemon and orange oil, and topped with a Rosebud on top. This bar is priced at £2.40 per 100G, and is seriously worth it. It leaves the skin feeling zingy and ultra-smooth, and the scent will stay on your body for a long time after bathing.
2. The Comforter- A blackcurrent scented Bubble Bar that turns the water a purply-pink colour, topped with fluffy white bubbles. This one is extremely soothing on the skin and really helps you to unwind. It really does live up to it's name. This one is the most expensive I have come across so far, priced at £3.95 per 200g but it lasts for ages and is definitely worth it.
3. Creamy Candy Bath- Lush describe it as being "the equivalent to a cup of vanilla flavoured hot chocolate topped with marshmellows", and I definitely agree with that description. It is a quaint pastly pink bar that is topped with a little flower [colours of the flower vary per bar]. This one is great for those with a sweet tooth, and like the other Bubble Bars, this one really soothes your skin. The scent is gorgeous, and smells good enough to eat. This one is priced at £2.27 per 100g.
4. Ma Ba- A bar split into two halves, with one half containing a Chocolate scent, and the other containing a Toffee scent, topped with a lump of brown sugar, which melts in the bath water. Originally created for Mothers Day, this Bubble Bar appeared to be so popular that it gained an all year-round release. The scent is scrumptious, and chocoholics will absolutely love this. It smells good enough to eat, but I don't suggest you try! This one is priced at £2.45 per 100g.
So if you are a newbie to Lush, make sure you make a Bubble Bar one of your first purchases. They are an essential item when you feel like giving yourself a luxiourious, warm bath, and if divided into sections rather than using the whole thing in one go, can last quite a while. However, they may be quite expensive which is why I do not make a habit of constantly stocking up on them. I often buy Lush products when I feel it is time to give myself a treat. So go on, treat yourself to a gorgeous smelling bath with one of these fantastic Bubble Bars. You don't know what you're missing!
Lush Bubble Bars
Description: Brand: Lush / Type: Bath Foam / Solid Bubble Bar for baths. Available in a variety of scents.
For anyone who hasn't had a bubble bar from Lush before, I do think that you are missing out and that you should consider buying one, just to see if you like them, because they are a treat! They are basically a compact bar which crumbles easily under your fingers. When crumbled under warm running water, they create loads of bubbles, often colour the bathwater and smell fabulous. They come in different shapes and varieties, and new varieties are frequently introduced too, so you can try new ones quite often, along with your old favourites.
I do have to explain that they are not the cheapest things in the world, one bubble bar costs from around £2.50 to £4.50 per bar, though one bar can create 2 or even 3 baths (though it can be nice to feel decadent too and thrown the whole thing in!). Having said that, these are handmade cosmetics using natural ingredients which are never tested on animals, so you are paying for the quality. They are also gorgeously scented and will leave your skin smelling delicious for hours afterwards.
Lush are committed to helping the environment and supporting charity, so it is worth having a look on their website where you can gain more information on the company and the products, order online or locate your nearest store. Going to the store is a great way to smell the various products and choose the ones that you like best, and you can also ask the staff any questions that you have, they are happy to help and have an excellent understanding of the products.
If you want to order online, the website does offer good descriptions of goods and ingredients and is very easy to navigate. I have ordered online several times and always had my order (which has always been correct) within 3 or 4 days. It arrives packed in popcorn instead of polystyrene so is also better for the environment!.
You can also buy gift boxes containing a mixture of products from the website and in store. These range from around £7 upwards. In addition, a copy of the Lush Times can be ordered online or picked up in store, which tells you all the latest news, along with details of new products etc.
There are loads and loads of Lush products that I could recommend but the bubble bars are my absolute favourite. They create masses of gorgeously scented bubbles and leave your skin (and bathroom!) smelling great for ages afterwards. They are not the cheapest but do feel like good value because they are so good. If you like relaxing in a bubble bath then these bars are for you, and I am hoping that I get some for Christmas!
When you can just have liquid bubble bath?
Because they're BETTER,that's why!
With bubble bath,you can easily put too much in - with these,you crumble just the amount you want in.
The crumbling itself is a fun part of it,then you watch as the bits swirl around melting up in the hot water!
Nevermind the fact that they smell much nicer,and make the water lovely and soft.
Or that they look amazing and quirky and fun?
Or that kids will love them?
The fact that they can be used as conditioner too (it's fun making it into pastey-gloop in your hands then rubbing it onto your head,strangely therepeautic!)
Well,if none of that is good enough to convince you that they're better,I guess that just means that liquid bubble bath and you deserve each other. ^_^
PS ; Lush are obviously better known for their ballistics,but I find these prefferable as they do more than one bath easily and scent the water much more.
I love Lush bubble bars even though they work out as a proper expensive way to have a bath. If you've never been to Lush before a bubble bar is a chunk of solid bubble bath that you have to crumble under running water and it's the sandy powder that makes the bubbles. You get loads of bubbles off a full bar and that means you can break most of them in half and get 2 baths, that's good because they are nearly all about £3.00 each and it helps lessen the cost a bit.
There's loads of different bubbles bars with all different smells so you'll deffo find one you like. Most of them have got a bit of a floral smell to them but there are also citrus ones and spicy bubble bars. I think all the bubbles bars I've tried have made the water lovely and soft and are proper moisturising for my skin, I haven't got a favourite because I love them all but the Amandopondo one has grown on me just lately because I love the citrus lemony smell of it.
I don't use bubble bars for every bath because I reckon you'd have to be a millionaire to do that! lol I probably use them 2 or 3 times a week and use my normal liquid bubble bath in between these times.
If you like sweet smells then you should try the Creamy Candy bar because that smells like candy and is proper sweet and girly, this one isn't that moisturising but it does make my skin feel nice and soft for ages after I've used it. Marzibain is another sweet one and that smells like a mix of almonds and marzipan, I reckon if you like either of those smells then you'll love this bubble bar and it makes my skin feel amazingly soft and smooth. Ma Bar is a bit chocolate and toffee smelling but it does make the water go a bit murky brown.
There's another one I love and that's Ruby Red Slippers, it's a more musky bubble bar that is absolutely covered in bright red glitter that gets everywhere! I don't think this one is as softening but the wicked effect of the glitter makes up for that, I think this one might only be available at Xmas so it's worth stocking up because it's a proper girly and fun bubble bar.
Blue Skies And Fluffy White Clouds is quite a spicy one and it's got a rich smell and creates loads of bubbles. This bubble bar is a long flat one and I can usually get 3 or 4 baths out of 1 without sacrificing any bubbles. I love this one because it smells of cinnamon but a lot of people think the smell is a bit masculine, I don't though because it's just not quite as girly as the rest.
Lush bring out different bubble bars for Xmas, Easter and Halloween and they also do a retro range that is only available online so it's worth looking on the Lush website for a full up to date list of the different bubble bars available. If you love bubble baths though do give them a try because they are worth the money.
I do enjoy a nice bubble bath and am writing this somewhat as a reminiscence as a week tomorrow my beloved bath is being ripped out and replaced with a wet room, I shall certainly miss my long baths but unfortunately age and health is catching up with me now and a shower is absolutely the most sensible option for me.
Lush bubble bars are, in the main, amazingly beautiful. They are basically a chunk of dry solid bubble bath that you crumble under running water to produce masses of bubbles, more than most liquid bubble baths will provide you with. The bubble bars are then fragranced and enhanced with essential oils before Lush add either a glittery topping or otherwise stuff it full of rose petals and other such goodies.
There are, at the time of writing, eleven bubble bars available for purchase on the Lush website although this seems a rather low number to me and I am sure there is a wider selection in the shops themselves. Mind you, I could well be wrong on this as I tend to walk around Lush in a dream like state and have never really counted them!
I've never come across a bubble bar I particularly dislike. I'm not fond of those containing too much glitter as really at my age the days of wanting to shimmer and shine my way through life are sadly gone, however I can well understand the appeal amongst younger women for these very pretty and feminine bubble bars. Particularly glitter ones include Frosty Glitter (naturally) and Sunny Side, which I haven't used but must say it looks glorious in its thick golden glittered jacket.
My absolute favourite is the Creamy Candy bar and I have kept one of these in readiness for my very last bath next week. This bubble bar is typical of the range, crumbling beautifully (I have heard another reviewer refer to it as crumbling like wet sand and that is a completely accurate description of the feel of a bubble bar as you crumble it) and leaving me with a thick layer of thick and luxurious bubbles. The scent of this one is very feminine and youthful, with an almost bubble gum aroma - the air in my bathroom after using Creamy Candy is like sitting in the most fragrant sweet shop ever!
The aromas of the bubble bars do of course vary from product to product. Some are distinctly floral such as the glorious rose scented Amandopondo, others are fruity with a citrus aroma like Pop In The Bath, while yet more contain a spicier fragrance such as the Blue Skies and Fluffy White Clouds which has the warm and delicious aroma of cinnamon. One thing the bubble bars have in common is the fact that the aroma lingers beautifully in the steam from your bath, whichever variety you choose to put in your shopping basket in Lush.
I adore the fact that my skin smells so wonderful after bathing in a Lush bubble bar, in particular I find the scent of the Karma bubble bar lingers fairly strongly - to the point that my daughter can always tell when I've had a Karma bath because she says my entire bungalow reeks of the fragrance! Mind you, that woman is a complete Lush addict and she can spot the scents at 100 paces so perhaps she is not the very best judge!
Regular readers of my reviews will know I have problem skin. I don't just mean skin that gets dry or itchy, the skin on my body is absolutely appalling - it reacts out of the blue to products that I have used for years and particularly strong bath products will leave my skin quite literally cracking and sore to the point of having to visit my ever patient GP. I have rarely had a reaction to any Lush product, and never ever reacted badly to a bubble bar. Perhaps it's the naturalness of their products and ingredients or the fact that they add no preservatives to the bubble bars, but something in them refreshes and replenishes my skin in a way that liquid bubble baths don't.
Admittedly I do find both Blue Skies and the Ma Bar to be a little drying, but this is nothing that can't be fixed with a slathering of body lotion once I've dried myself - a small price to pay for smelling delicious and being spotlessly clean and relaxed after my bath.
Speaking of being clean, all the bubble bars I have tried (which is most of them by now) are extremely cleansing to the point of not needing to use soap in the bath when bathing in one of these. To be honest, I wouldn't advise using soap in conjunction with a bubble bar anyway as the soap will dissolve most of the bubbles and you'll be left with a thin foamy scum on top of your bath water which isn't pleasant. I tend to soak for a while in the bath and then use some of the piles of bubbles on a sponge to wash myself, this has always worked a treat and I honestly feel squeaky clean after using whichever bubble bar I have decided on that particular evening.
My only complaint about Lush bubble bars is the price. The cheapest at the moment is Creamy Candy which costs £2.20, while the most expensive is The Comforter bubble bar and this is a whopping £3.87. Many of the bubble bars can be broken in half or quarters to ensure you get more for your money but this isn't always possible due to the shape and bulk of them, and anyway breaking a bubble bar that costs almost £4 in half is still a very expensive way of bathing considering what an excellent range of liquid bubble baths are available in the shops at very reasonable prices right now.
I shall miss my bubble bars though, I'm actually dreading my wet room being installed in a way but I shall acquaint myself with my daughter's bath in the future so I don't need to completely give them up! Oh well, what Lush shower gel shall I buy?
I have often heard it said that Lush products are good enough to eat.
Some of them definitely smell like really yummy sweet treats, whilst some others just smell too over the top and pongy.
They are also presented rather well in the shops, often appearing as slices of cake, or cheese.
When I first got my hands on this, my first thought was that it looked like a red cabbage which had been sliced through the middle, such was the lovely patterns swirling around.
Now I am going to 'fess up here. I thought this was some sort of bar of soap at first and tried using it like this at first. I was wondering why it was dissolving so quickly. But it was noticed, and I was informed that you use it like a bubble bath.
So next bath time in it went. I crumbled this under the running tap, and sure enough it did start to do the bubble bath thing. I was reminded of something, which wasn't too plain at first, but then it came to me. It smelt like a battenburg cake!!
Well I did say Lush stuff was supposed to be good to eat!
Now, be sure of this. You get plenty of bubbles. I am not and never have been a lover of bubble baths for one simple reason - the bubbles feel cold on my skin compared to the lovely warmth of the bath water.
If you like your bath water an odd colour this will be a treat for you. the water goes a light shade of pink.
The water does feel softer, and there is no mistaking - the smell is sweet and pleasant.
If you are into having an over 'girly' bath, then you are going to enjoy this. Personally I prefer a straight-in, get well-washed, then straight-out kind of bath, but these Lush products are turning me a little.
Now Although I was given my Lush goodies, I do know they are expensive, as I have bought them for other people. I have also seen similar products at half the price (Sainsburys Bath Eggs, for example, similar to Bath Bombs, but egg shaped and come in an egg box - nice!), which I have also bought for others, and the report back was that they were just as good as Lush.
Whilst not directly recommending this, if you were given it as a gift, accept and enjoy. If you are buying for others, get the cheaper product and get them an extra with the difference you will save.
Solid Bubble Bar for baths. Available in a variety of scents.