“ Dosage Form: Balm „
I always get up bright and early but I also always dip mid day and then I get grumpy! I saw Whoosh on the Lush website and although I wanted if it would be more of a gimmick, I decided to give it a go.
What does the product do?
The product has been designed for those times when your energy levels drop and you feel tired and overworked. It promises to leave you feeling awakened, perky and your mind more alert. It comes with a citrus fragrance as it contains Grapefruit oil which will apparently go straight to the brain, via the nose, leaving you bright eyed, bushy tailed and ready to face the day again.
How do you use the product?
You simply need to run your finger over the product and then dab it onto your temples. Then just wait for it to get to work.
Packaging and Price
The product comes in a metal tin similar to those used for lip balms. It has a blue sticker on the front with the product name written in white and the Lush logo is written in green. It is difficult to open the tin without long nails and I have the same problem with similarly packaged lip balms. The product is available from the online Lush website and it will cost you around £4.75 per tin.
Application and Performance
The product has the consistency of a fairly soft wax in the tin. It has quite a greasy texture and it is yellow in colour which matches the fragrance nicely. The product smells strongly of lemons and grapefruit with a slightly herbal kick to it as well. It is definitely invigorating and awakening, and it has a slight sharpness to it as well. Once you get the lid off, it is simple to run your finger over the product and because of the consistency, you get enough product on your finger quickly.
The product is easily transferred onto the skin and it doesn't leave much of a greasy sheen behind as I had feared so that was good. As you are applying it to such a small area, it doesn't interfere with your make up either and even though it has a greasy consistency, it didn't cause me to develop any blemishes. Once the product is on the aroma starts to fade really quickly and within 20 minutes, I can't smell it anymore at all. Maybe it has been designed like this on purpose because when you get used to something, you stop smelling it and this would also get quite sickly.
I think the initial aroma of the product in the tin will awaken you and does leave your mind a bit more sharp. It does stop you feeling so tired briefly and it is certainly invigorating. Once the product is on the temples, I can't say that it works wonders but you do feel a little more awake from the fact that you are wearing a product that it supposed to make you feel more awake so it may be a placebo effect. Whether this actually works or not, I find sniffing it in the tin works a lot better than applying it to the skin. It will last a really long time using the product in this way too.
All in all, this product certainly has a sharp, awakening and invigorating aroma to it. It does awaken the mind and makes you more alert when you sniff it in the tin. The aroma quickly fades when you applying it to the skin and I don't really feel any different when I do so. When sniffed, in the tin however, it does work for a little while so I use it in this way. I wouldn't repurchase this product but I do think my little tin will last me forever anyway!
I've had a little tin of this sat in my makeup drawer for what seems like forever and had totally forgotten about it up until a couple of months ago when I was sorting through my things. This is one of my many impulse buys and I bought it purely because it comes in an adorable little tin, plus I liked the sound of it. I purchased this around mid 2010 and as far as I am aware it's still available from Lush, although only in store and it's also available from various websites including eBay. I paid around £4.50 for the ten gram tin, which I do think is a little overpriced considering there are similar products available to this which are much cheaper and better value for money however I was happy paying £4.50 considering that all the ingredients are natural and it's handmade, plus all the ingredients are vegan friendly as they're not tested on animals.
The temple balm comes in the usual Lush packaging that is used with their solid perfumes, lip balms or temple balms. It is simply a small, round, sturdy metal tin with a bright blue label on the lid hich has the product name in white writing and the Lush logo at the top. The lid is a screw on top however I usually have to prise it open with my nails which is a little inconvinient but not a huge disadvantage. I really like the packaging as it's so small and versatile; it can fit in my pocket, handbag or purse so it'll be great for early morning lectures, appointments etc when I am back at university. The balm itself is just like vaseline, it has a similar texture (although a little harder) and it's the same creamy off-white kind of colour.
Most of you are probably wondering what this actually is, and the awnser is simple. This is a product that you simply rub onto your pulse points (eg wrists, neck and temples) or alternatively underneath your nostrils when feeling tired, down, stressed or generally not yourself - Lush claim that the product helps uplift your mood and makes you feel revived. This is down to the ingredients that are in it. The ingredients list is quite long, however the main ones are the essential oils taken from limes, lemons and grapefruits. These oils not only make the product smell devine, but they also help to revive the brain, apparently!! Rosemary and geranium oil are also added, which are both fab - rosemary oil is refreshing and uplifting, while geranium oil helps keep you nice and calm.
The smell of the balm is lovely and it fills my nostrils as soon as I open the tin. It's not a subtle smell yet it's not over the top or obnoxiously strong. The most prominant smell is certianly the lemon, with a tangy lime scent mixed in. The grapefruit isn't particullary noticeable in my opinion. I like that this is such an unusual smell rather than been the run of the mill lavendar or chamomille scented balm, and I think that it's a versatile smell that will appeal to anyone - it's unisex in my opinion. The scent isn't strong enough to clash with perfume or body butter either as long as I don't apply too much.
The smell lasts well but as I only need to put a tiny bit on, it's not noticeable to other people which is good as I don't feel self concious when wearing it. Putting it on is simple, I simply rub my finger over the top and then apply to my temples, wrists and neck and then gently rub it in. It has a slight wet feeling which soon dries and it's not greasy or shiny in appearence; it's not noticeable at all and you can even apply foundation or concealer over it (fragrance free though). I've had no issues with it making my skin itch or become red, and I like how quick and mess free it is to apply; it's much easier than applying a fragranced oil
I usually apply this on days when I feel rubbish but don't want to show how rubbish I feel, for example if I have an early appointment or have had no sleep but need to pop into town etc. It works very quickly and I feel almost instantly refreshed and uplifted which sounds hard to believe, but trust me it really does work! Maybe it's a placebo effect but never the less I love it. It smells gorgeous, is easy and mess free to apply and it does what it says; it reduces any anxiety and gives me a tiny burst of mental energy as well as making me feel more alert and generallly uplifted. It's a lovely little pick me up - 100% reccomended!!
~Whoosh! Feels uplifting yet calming, at the same time!~
Whilst I haven't seen Lush Whoosh Temple Balm around for a while amongst the ever so appealing looking range of products that can be found in many a Lush high street store, it is a product I have experience of. In use I found that my small tin of Whoosh Temple Balm was a product that I found easy to live with, as it could be slightly soothing, yet also uplifting, calming and even dare I say it, a little stress reducing at times, depending on the circumstances at the time of its use.
I found that the combination of the aromas and ingredients in the product were usually effective enough to make it something that I very often be carried in a pocket or purse and kept for those moments when I felt the balm would be of some benefit to me. The small and simple product tin was durable enough to be carried around in a bag without it becoming damaged as it made from strong materials. I found that once the knack of taking the lid off without getting covered in the temple balm to get at the product was down to a fine art, the product was in the main both enjoyable to own and use.
~Using the product~
Even though each small tin of balm held only a measured amount of actual product (around 10gms) I recall that it did last well enough when in use, as I only ever used a very small amount of balm each time. As the texture and tone of the balm was nice and smooth and easy to apply to the skin, I found it could be simply placed where it was needed without having to use too much of the product each time. A very light application of balm felt effective in many instances and seemed to work for me when placed on or around pulse points as wanted.
I found that at times when a little de-stressing was needed a light application of balm with the finger tips to the outer side of the temples using a light circular motion could be quite helpful. The ingredients in the balm included those known to refresh and revive the senses such as lemon, grapefruit and lime oils which I rather liked, as well as other ingredients such as apricot and geranium oil, honey water and mango butter (which all sound very yummy to be honest and seemed to gel together quite well in this product).
~Summary and rating~
In use I found the combination of ingredients in this balm worked well and created a light easy to apply product that could give a little boost at times, yet could also be used to help calm and relax if wanted. I feel that the amount of product in the tin was adequate enough for a good number of applications, so that the balm lasted well, allowing a fair number of uses per full tin of balm. The refreshing aroma produced by the product does fade fairly quickly once applied to the skin, which is a slight negative that I feel is to be expected with these types of products. The initial scent given off by this balm is quite nice and worked well with the oils in my skin.
My rating for Whoosh Temple Balm is a mid way 3 stars which I feel reflects the effectiveness and ease of use of the product.
Whilst stocking up on some goodies in Lush I came across the whoosh temple balm and remembered reading so many positive reviews on it so I added it to my basket along with the one that helps with sleeping.
What the lush whoosh temple balm is, is a small tub that resembles a lip balm that contains a solid block of balm that you add to your temples and pulse points throughout the day when you are feeling a little tired or stressed and in need of a pick me up. The block is quite hard and you need to run your fingers around it a few times to get enough to rub into your pulse points. Once you have some oil on your fingers it should be enough to dap on your temples and wrist points as a little goes a long way.
The smell of the whoosh is absolutely divine and worth the price of the balm alone. Talking of price I paid £4.30 for a small 10g tub. I think this is a good price as I have been using it non-stop for the past couple of weeks and have hardly made a dent in it so I imagine it is going to last for absolutely ages.
The balm is packed full of essential oils which combined are supposed to revive both your mind and body by tricking your mind into thinking it is both relaxed and refreshed much like a more natural red bull.
The ingredients of the whoosh are: Grape seed Oil (Vitis vinifera), Honey Water (Aqua), Beeswax (Cera alba), Apricot Kernel Oil (Prunus armeniaca), Cetearyl Alcohol, Laneth-40, Perfume, Mango Butter (Mangifera indica), Avocado Oil (Persea gratissima), Carnauba Wax, Sodium Borate (Borax), Fresh Organic Lime Juice (Citrus aurantifolia), Fresh Organic Lemon Juice (Citrus limonum), Fresh Grapefruit Juice (Citrus grandis), Grapefruit Oil (Citrus grandis), Rosemary Oil (Rosmarinus officinalis), Geranium Oil (Pelargonium graveolens), *Citral, *Geraniol, *Citronellol, *Limonene, *Linalool, Methylparaben}
As I said earlier the smell is absolutely beautiful and whenever I feel the need I just put my wrist to my nose and have a big sniff. It really reminds me of a solid perfume and the smell lasts for the whole day. It is surprising just how much this actually does make you feel revived when you are having a stressful day and I have been using it religiously every day since I bought it.
I also got myself the dreamtime one which claims to help you sleep and with using them both I honestly believe I am feeling better in myself and have a much more even mood. Whether this is only psychological or not who knows but it makes me feel better.
I can understand why it has been getting such rave reviews as I think for the money it is a great product and definitely now on my list of must have lush products.
You cannot fail to be impressed when you enter a Lush store. From the smiling girlies behind the counter to the overwhelming smells that make you feel you have entered some mystical land. It is one of my favourite shopping haunts and I buy a lot of stuff from Lush regularly, because I like the concept of buying natural and organic products.
This Whoosh Temple Balm is designed for stressful moments and should be used when you need to feel calmer and more considered. Ideal for mid week blues and when you need a little pick me up at four in the afternoon. I like to use mine before a night out too to perk up the mood and keep my senses alive and alert. You undo the tin and use it like a lipgloss, take a smear of the gloss and rub gently into desired areas. It can be used on the temple, arms and wrists. I would advise against rubbing it in thickly as it can be greasy and will clog pores.
The smell is divine and is an isntant mood enhancer. The delightful waft of summer lemons and lime will arouse any nose and have you perked quickly. There is also honey, mango butter and avocado oil to balance the zesty flavours. These offer a delicate undercurrent to the balm and soften the blow. It never induced drowsiness though and I always feel sprightly when I use mine.
The pot lasts for ages because you only need a dash on the temple each time and you do not need lots of applications a day either. Afterwards, you might like to keep the little tin to store rings in or earings. The pot retails for just over four pounds and is a worthy little thing to have in the handbag or back pocket.
For Christmas last year I received a basket of Lush products from a friend, and within the basket was a small tin of the Whoosh balm. I have misgivings about 'selection boxes' such as these, as where there will be at least one or two products that appeal to you, there will also inevitably be several that you never touch. Included in the package was a blackcurrant bubble bar that looked like a slice of raspberry ripple ice cream, a tub of a rose-scented hand cream and a bath bomb called Honey Bee. I loved the bubble bar and bath bomb, which were fun to use while bathing and left my skin feeling lovely, but I do not use hand cream, and while the smell and texture of the stuff was lovely I knew I would not use it. The temple balm, similarly, was a product I knew I would not get much use out of, but since I had not used products of that type before I thought I would give it a go.
The idea is that the temple balm will provide your senses with some refreshment, in whatever kind of situation you most require it. I would imagine that it would be particularly useful to act as a pick-me-up due to its zingy fragrance, or to soothe during periods of stress. The balm comes in a small silver tin with a basic cobalt-blue sticker that outlines the product information. The lid lifts off to reveal the balm itself, which is the colour of cloudy honey. The lid of the product annoyed me slightly (so probably not the best for stressful situations!), as it needs to be lifted off and this can be difficult to manoeuvre, as it is quite firmly fitted to the base. As soon as you remove it though, the scent of the balm hits you. The balm is very viscose, and this is useful as it prevents you from using too much of what is a fairly strongly-scented product. It has a smooth texture, and while it is easily applied it can leave your fingers a little greasy, so you need to have somewhere to clean them after applying the balm. This is perhaps not ideal if you are out and about and there are no toilets nearby.
The balm has a predominantly citrus-y fragrance, and smells so clean and fresh it is almost sour to smell. It is so evocative of lemons and limes that it makes my mouth water whenever I remove the lid of the tin. When you apply the balm however, other scents begin to work their way through the longer it rests on your skin. There is a sweet undertone that reminds me of honey and marmalade, and this balances very well against the punchy scent of the citrus fruits. On the few occasions I have applied the balm I have done so before bed, and I do find the fragrance relaxing, especially when I am just out of the bath and my skin is warm. Applying a modest amount to each temple I find that even when I wake up the following morning the scent still lingers very slightly.
Whoosh Temple Balm is available in 10g tins, priced at £4.30. I would not personally purchase the balm again, but if you enjoy using products such as this you may find the balm to be a cut above the competition. The balm will also last a long time, as you need only a small amount each time you use it. Lush is an ethical company, and they try to use recyclable products from sustainable sources, and are also against animal testing. The balm is suitable for vegetarians and contains many organic ingredients. Temple balm is not my sort of thing, but if you enjoy using it I would highly recommend this product.
Lush Whoosh Temple Balm
I have to admit to loving the lush products, once you have tried them you will find that there is always something to tempt you at your next visit to the Lush shop and this time i bought Lush Whoosh Temple Balm for £4.30 for a 10g little tin.
The tins are small and handy for popping in your handbag and have a nice blue Lush Whoosh label, it's quite eye catching so easy to spot in the Lush shop and is always in stock.
The balm inside the tin is not clear but is an off white colour and you rub it on your forehead, temples, wrists or neck for uplifting and refreshing your mind and it helps you to focus and stay alert.
It is made to refresh your sences and the balm is a little greasy much like the consistancy of other balms on the market.
The ingredients are :-
Grape seed Oil (Vitis vinifera), Honey Water (Aqua), Beeswax (Cera alba), Apricot Kernel Oil (Prunus armeniaca), Cetearyl Alcohol, Laneth-40, Perfume, Mango Butter (Mangifera indica), Avocado Oil (Persea gratissima), Carnauba Wax, Sodium Borate (Borax), Fresh Organic Lime Juice (Citrus aurantifolia), Fresh Organic Lemon Juice (Citrus limonum), Fresh Grapefruit Juice (Citrus grandis), Grapefruit Oil (Citrus grandis), Rosemary Oil (Rosmarinus officinalis), Geranium Oil (Pelargonium graveolens), *Citral, *Geraniol, *Citronellol, *Limonene, *Linalool, Methylparaben}
Which are basically a lot of essential oils mixed and blended into a balm for picking you up when your feeling tired or bored or just not on par with the world when your supposed to be working.
Some of the ingredients like geranium and rosemary are good for combating stress and lime, grapefruit and mango essential oils are good for a tonic and refresher.
Does it work I hear you ask ....well to be honset yes it does, it takes a few minutes to be able to feel the difference but after rubbing this into your temple you will feel a little more awake and can focus a little better.
I carry it in my handbag for when I'm feeling tired and a little dab helps, I use it once or twice a week when I feel I need it and sometimes it is good to use if your on a long driving journey as it can get boring and tedious on the motorway with the risk of falling asleep at night dabbing this on your forehead will help a little for you to focus.
I have bought this product three times now and used it often so I rate it as working well, if your in a Lush shop have a try as it can be tested there if you aren't sure you want to buy it and I can bet you go back for a tin.
It has a lovely scent of citrus oranges and lemons but you can also smell a hint of the other essential oils.
==Lush Whoosh Temple Balm==
Having been an avid Lush purchaser for a good number of years, I came across this product a while ago and recently found an out of date one in my drawer. I have used it recently and it seems to have the same effects as it did when it was brand new and I haven't come out in an sort of hideous rash or had any problems from using it when it is out of date!
The Lush Whoosh Temple balm is basically a little tin containing a kind of "Pick me up" that works by invigorating the senses and making you feel more alert. It is not a bad price at £4.30 pence now (but I think this price has gone up a little since when I purchased this particular tub I have).
For this price you are getting a tin containing 10 grams of beige type greasy product which looks similar to a little tub of Vaseline but the consistency is slightly harder. The idea of the product is that you rub a small amount of it on to your "pulse points" such as your temples or your wrists. I mainly stick to doing my temples but this sometimes can cause my eyes to water slightly at first.
On the Lush website, it does state that some people put it around their nostrils to get the greatest effect from it but I don't really fancy doing this as I find the aromas of the Whoosh Balm strong enough on my temples. The oily balm is easy to extract from the small tin even if the lid is sometimes tricky to put on and off but I would suggest always washing your hands after applying it as getting it in your eye does sting somewhat (I have done this on a few occasions).
The balm contains a whole host of different and natural ingredients the main ones being lemon, lime and grapefruit oils which of course all have a citrus aroma to them and these are what gives you that little lift and picks you up. The citrus scent is evidently very strong because as soon as the lid is removed from the tin you already get a good hit of the wonderful smell.
Not only does it have these alive and kicking fragrances of the citrus fruit it also claims to have the calming properties such as rosemary and geranium but my tainted nose find it hard to pick out these scents.
I have used this little tin on and off now for a good few ears and it does certainly work at making me stay more focused or indeed "with it". I do remember taking out to a nightclub with me a while back as I wasn't really in the mood for clubbing and even after a few drinks felt rather lacking in energy but after a few more drinks and a few applications of this I really did feel in the mood to dance!
I will often use it at work (and have done in the last few weeks using this out of date one) and it works a treat at keeping me awake! Just.
I really do rate this product and am nearing the end of this little tin now but do have plans to buy another. It has lasted a good while (not just because it has been stuck in a drawer for a while) as a little bit of the balm does a good job at releasing enough of the aroma to do its job.
A top product worthy of a 5 out of 5 star rating and a very high recommendation!
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you.
Temple balms are something that I had never considered buying, even from my beloved Lush. I was sceptical they would actually work, and also worried they would be greasy to apply, so I always used to walk straight past the display of them every time I visited Lush.
I was first introduced to Whoosh temple balm when I went for a validation facial at the Lush Spa. My therapist said it would help to energise me and wake me up at the end of the treatment. I wasn't overly thrilled at the prospect but she seemed to know what she was doing, so I let her get on with it!
Whoosh is a zingy citrus scent, and it is also available as a shower jelly. The ingredients list is rather amazing really- how do they squeeze so much natural goodness into such a dinky pot?! The scent comes from orangic lime and lemon juice, and grapefruit oil and juice, so it is a really genuine zesty smell- no artificial scents here. The scent is beautifully fresh and clean, and I find it really sits well on my skin. It also contains geranium oil, which is known for it's calming properties, and rosemary oil, which according to the Lush website, is refreshing. The base of the balm itself contains mango butter and avocado oil, so it should also moisturise my skin well. Other ingredients include grapeseed oil, beeswax, and honey water, so it is all lovely an natural.
As the name suggests, this temple balm should be applied to your temples, and also to your pulse points. During the facial it was applied just to my temples, which was very effective, but personally I prefer applying it on my wrists as I am worried using it too regularly on my temples might clog up the pores and bring me out in spots.
The balm is designed to wake you up and revive you, and while it is no substitute for an early night, it certainly helps you get through the day. I've found it helpful to apply it before long dull meetings, as it helps me stay alert and makes me less likely to fall asleep! It is also great for helping get through jet lag, hangovers, and those general days when you're just feeling a bit run down and tired. I am definitely not a morning person, so I find having a sniff of this product does help to clear my mind, and let me get on with my day. I also find it helps to soothe headaches, though the product doesn't claim to do this.
If I had the time, then I would personally rather jump in the shower and use some whoosh shower jelly. This would wake me up more and leave me feeling freshed and revitalised. This temple balm is a good substitute for those times when I don't have time for a luxurious long shower, or am at work and am lagging. For anyone who travels a lot and suffers from jet lag, this is really worth giving a try.
The balm is currently priced at £4.30, and weighs a tiny 10g. The pot is the same size as Lush's lip balms, and despite it's dinky weight and size, the balm is very concentrated so you only need a little bit at a time. The scent lasts a good few hours, so you don't need to reapply it too frequently. This means that even with regular use, the pot will last you absolutely ages! Because you only need the tiniest amount, my wrists are not left feeling greasy or stricky, which I had been concerned about so I was really pleased to discover this. I still wouldn't risk it on my face though as I very difficult combination skin, and it doesn't take much to trigger breakouts.
In summary, I would recommend this product highly. If you're not short on time then go for a shower with whoosh shower jelly, but if you're stuck in a deathly boring meeting/lecture/class, then this will really help you to perk up. It is extremely long-lasting, so great value for money, and it contains lots of gorgeous natural ingredients which will help to soothe and moisturise wherever it is applied. A well-thought out product from Lush.
My love of Lush never ceases and I am forever finding something I have managed to miss out to try. I used to use the temple balm called Flying Fox but then I came across this one and it became a permanent fixture in my Lush cave.
Packaged in a nice little silver 10g tin with a blue sticker saying "Whoosh" in the typical Lush font, it cost a pricely sum of £4.50. Now this is a fair bit of money for such a tiny amount of product but it is worth every penny plus you only need to use a tiny bit at a time. Literally just a little swish of your finger and you will have enough to use. A tin lasts me about 6 months.
To use a temple balm all you need to do is rub your finger lightly over the balm. The heat from your finger tips will start to soften this solid balm so that your finger tip ends up with a clear oil (though not runny) film. You then gently rub/massage this into the desired temple or pulse point. This can be behind your ears, wrists, knees, neck and I have put it on the temples of my head before now.
This particular temple balm is supposed to be one which is refreshing and will wake you up when you in that state of dreariness or at risk of falling asleep when you shouldn't be. It is a combination of scents which are lime, lemon, grapefuit, rosemary and geranium. The scent to me is quite sharp and the minute I smell it, I do feel as if I have been given a bit of a kick up the bum and feel quite refreshed.For people who know Lush, it is the same scent as the shower jelly of the same name.
The temple balm absorbs nicely and doesn't leave you feeling greasy at all. It doesn't leave any tell tale signs of it being used. It is also so nicely fragranced that it lasts all day long so it does double up as a solid perfume if you like the scent.
The scent is supposed to absorb through the skin and enter your blood stream to awaken your senses (or whatever the chosen temple balm is claiming to do). I have always felt refreshed and awakened when using this temple balm. There is an arguement as to whether it does actually work or if it is just all in your head. I have tried all of the temple balms and each have worked. My husband has said the same thing about it being my head so I tested it on him and he even had to admit it worked! (One on the score board for me!).
I would recommend this. It is a nice pick me up when you are feeling less than energetic and well worth the £4.50
I've become quite a fan of the Lush range, since I received a huge hamper of Lush products from a friend on my last birthday. Among the many goodies was some Whoosh temple balm along with dreamtime and flying fox balm. The range of temple balms Lush offers evoke certain effects on the body, dreamtime sends you to sleep at bedtime, flying fox puts you in the best possible of moods and whoosh wakes you up - oh and did I mention that they smell delicious also :)
Whoosh is ideal for those situations that require focus and concentration, be it exams, driving tests, meetings or seminars - whoosh gets you through that demanding weekly routine alive. So should an occasion call when you need to look alert (...and awake at least), following the directions on the back of the tin, you simply apply a trace of Whoosh to your pulse points: wrists, neck and temples. It also says that the product is especially effective when used on the edges and insides (be wary of attracting attention of passers-by when doing so...) of our nostrils - which makes sense, being the most direct pathway to the brain that is.
So how does this hit of energy work? Well... it applies reviving essential oils of lime, lemon and grapefruit to your tired body and brain. Then it adds refreshing rosemary and stress reducing geranium so you stay nice and calm.
I love these products, I always keep some Whoosh in the house or in my handbag and it's comforting to know you it to have to hand when feeling sluggish on an especially dragging day. A 10g tin costs around £4.30 in every Lush store and a tin usually lasts me about 6 months or more (when applied skin requires only a trace of balm). It does warn however not to rely on Whoosh to get you out of trouble; as it is not a sleep substitute, it should be used sensibly and you must make sure you get enough rest too.
Over the last few weeks I have been on my feet and up and about none stop especially on the weekends so you could say Ive been burning the candle at both ends. Combine that with trying to quit smoking & dieting at the same time and you could say Ive been a little less my happy self and more run down and annoyed. Ive been searching for something like this for ages as I used to have a Bodyshop product that was very similar and worked wonders but as that has now been discontinued I settled for this "Lush Whoosh Temple Balm" as it had some really great reviews on here and well its from Lush and we all know what an addict I am when it comes to their products right? Now Ive got it though I don't know how I ever lived without it - on an early morning or a late night this is now essential.
Price: £4.30 - 10g Tub
Stockists: Lush & lush.co.uk
For: Originally made for those who suffer with jet-lag this balm actually helps to awaken your senses & can even help you remain nice and calm if your particularly stressed - basically how everyone gets from time to time. They should add perfect hangover cure to that list though I reckon!
The balm to me reminds me a lot of Vaseline when you first buy it although I reckon this is probably even thicker to begin with. The balm is more or less colourless (has a little beige tint to it) and you just run your fingers across to get some out of the tub and then apply it to basically anywhere you fancy. Neck, wrists and temples are the recommended points of application but as I have often done (and it says that's fine on the Lush website) is actually apply it just underneath my nose so the smell hits me quicker. The gel is totally transparent and has never shown up on my skin so it isn't greasy or heavy at all - you CAN leave the house wearing this because no-one will be able to tell I don't think.
Like so many reviewers before me I did actually expect this to feature lavender scents quite heavily but believe me it is nothing like that at all. This is very strongly citrus and normally I'm not a fan of citrus scents at all but for this purpose they do the trick really well. Lush say this is a mixture of lime, lemon and grapefruit but I can honestly say I cant pick out any one scent in particular but all the scents do mix really well together rather than overpower one another or make the balm too strong. The smell stays noticeable for around an hour maybe 2 I reckon but by then it really has worked wonders so you don't need it to carry on smelling.
Rather than help me relax I think this actually helps perk me up a bit. When I have a really early start or I am a little bit hungover this is the first thing I reach for as it makes me feel more alive and awake and you only need such a small bit for it to really work. It does help relax me to a certain extent but I much prefer to use this in the morning as there's nothing better o quicker for waking me up fast! I don't know how I ever lived without this and I do highly recommend it to anyone who needs a little help with those early mornings - which lets face it is actually most people. I highly recommend it because for me it works wonders!
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Juggling my studies with a part-time job can be sometimes very stressful; esspecially those early morning lectures can be a real torture. Whoosh from Lush is a real wonder in a small tin - a refreshing wax that will instantly wake you up when you rub a bit of it on your temples or pressure points.
It reminds me a tiny bit of Tiger Balm which has the same effect but does not stand up to the lovely citrus smell of Whoosh. A 10ml tin will set you back 3.95 pounds which is rather cheap for a Lush product. High quality comes here for once with a very small price tag.
---- Ingredients ----
Grapeseed Oil, Honey Water, Beeswax, Apricot Kernel Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Laneth-40, Perfume, Mango Butter, Avocado Oil, Carnauba, Sodium Borate, Fresh Lime Juice, Fresh Lemon Juice, Fresh Grapefruit Juice, Grapefruit Oil, Rosemary Oil, Geranium Oil, Citral, Geraniol, Citronellol, Limonene, Linalool and Methylparaben.
There are know known side effects and I did not experience any skin irritations while using the cream.
---- What did it do ----
The essential oils of various citrus fruits like lemon, lime and grapefruit give the cream a lovely fresh smell and help to revive your senses. Rosemary is long since known to to refresh and to wake you up. This blend of all these different fruits and aromas is absolutely irresistible, it is a very fresh and young fragrance and very addictive.
I use it almost daily when I need a little wake up call during lectures or during a long shift at work. Simply rubbing a tiny bit of the wax on my temples and wrists refreshes me instantly. The smell is quite intense and can be easily mistaken for a rather expensive perfume. The smell is long lasting although it gets less intense over time.
Using the wax does not leave any sticky patches and can be even used over make up. But please make sure that none of the wax gets into contact with your eyes - believe me, this hurts!
---- Would I buy Whoosh again ----
Whoosh is a permanent addition that can always be found in my handbag. For 3.95 a tin it is much cheaper than all the espresso cups it saved me.
Whoosh is very refreshing and saved me already a few times when I needed to stay focused and concentrated.
For me it is certainly 10 points out of 10!
Thank you very much for reading and rating my review!
I first brought Whoosh Temple Balm about 2 years ago when I was getting some headaches through the stress of a big exam. I didn't think it would work and didn't even think Lush would sell anything like that so was surprised when the guy working there suggested it.... I'd asked about any particularly relaxing bath bombs and thought he was just being nosy when he started asking questions about why I was stressed and stuff! lol Shows how much Lush prices have gone up because I remember I only paid £3.50 for Whoosh then but it's £4.30 for a 10g tin now!
The balm has got a gorgeous smell, it's not the sort of relaxing lavender smell you'd expect but has got a tangy lemon, lime and grapefruit smell. Whoosh isn't exactly made to help with stress, it's more something that says it will brighten up your mind and help you feel more alert. When he was selling me the product the Lush guy said that exams can make people feel stressed because obviously it's a big thing and even if you don't realise it your sleep will suffer and that can make you feel sluggish the next day.
It made sense to me and now after using Whoosh for 2 years it makes even more sense! You just get some of the balm on your finger tips and rub it on your temples, it rubs in quite quick and doesn't leave any greasy or wet marks or anything like that. You can use the balm over foundation without it making your face look a smeary mess and it's easy to apply your make up OVER the balm if you want to do it in that order.
When you're wearing it you can't always smell the balm, the gorgeous lemon smell doesn't come through all the time but sometimes you'll get a whiff of it. I recommended it to my aunt and she swears by Whoosh now, but she applies hers on the skin under her nose because she said the effect is better for her like that. Lush say you can use it on any of your pressure points but I've got into the habit of using it on my temples and for me it works best when I use it there.
It's hard to say what Whoosh does for you because it's not a strong product and won't make you feel 100% different. It definately wakes me up and if you apply it on a hot day it's mega refreshing, it helps me to relax because my mind feels sharper and even sometimes when I've not had a lot of sleep I make sure I use Whoosh and the next day I feel a lot more alert than I would have done if I hadn't been using the balm.
My mum had a stressful few weeks at work recently and I brought her some Whoosh, she said it worked wicked and kept her awake during a lot of late night meetings and...... even one night when she had to work though without sleep she said she managed ok with a combo of Whoosh, Red Bull and coffee!
Having tried the Dreamtime temple balm, I decided to give another Lush temple balm a go, namely Whoosh. As the name suggests, Whoosh comes with the same zingy citrus scent of the Whoosh shower jelly, and has a blue label to match the colour of it.
Temple balms come in little metal tubs and are designed to be applied to your pulse points, such as your temples or wrists. They can also be applied just under your nose if you want a more intense scent. Whoosh contains beeswax, mango butter and carnuba wax to hold the balm together and make it easy to apply, while apricot kernel oil and avocado oil create a moisturising effect, and rosemary oil, geranium oil, grapefruit oil, and grapefruit, lemon and lime juices provide the invigorating effect and smell. This balm is sadly not suitable for vegans owing to the beeswax and honey water, but like all Lush products it is suitable for vegetarians. This particular balm is designed to be used when you need waking up and revived, or, as Lush say, when you're in "soporific seminars, lullaby lectures and meetings which are so immensely tedious they have a narcotic effect". As I'm in the middle of writing my dissertation, I thought I could do with some of this to keep me awake!
Opening the pot, the balm smells very citrusy and refreshing, and it is easy to apply. I normally scrape out a little amount with my fingernail and apply it to my nostrils, temples and wrists. The balm feels very soft and moisturising, and I haven't noticed any adverse effects on my sensitive skin.
I've found that the smell of this does help to revive me. It's not a miracle worker, and often a cup of coffee provides a better effect, but too much coffee is bad for you and this balm kind of works like a perfume as well. The citrusy scent does make me feel more alert, and I find it handy to use in the afternoon, when I always have a slump no matter how much sleep I've had.
On the downside, the smell isn't as strong as I'd like, and it doesn't last very long - only about half an hour to an hour max. However, it is reasonably long-lasting and ok value for money at £4.30 a pot.
Overall, I quite like this product and would consider buying it again. It's not one of my favourite Lush products, and it doesn't make me go 'wow', but it's useful to have around. If you're interested I recommend walking into Lush and having a sniff!
Refreshing, reviving balm with lime, lemon and grapefruit, plus revitalising rosemary and geranium.