“ Brand: Lush / Type: Soap „
Today I'm going to tell you all about the Candy Cane Soap by Lush.
I bought this soap in December or January - I can't remember exactly. I was at a Lush shop, looking to pamper myself a little when I stumbled upon this. I had never seen the Candy Cane Soap before. I sniffed one of the sample pieces and immediately liked it. Since I figured out it was a special Christmas edition, I bought it before it could disappear from the shops.
I really like Lush and have really liked most of their products, so I wasn't worried I wouldn't like it despite the not-so-cheap price. Lush is usually worth it!
What it looks like
At the shop you see the giant soap thing your piece of soap will be cut off from. It's a huge wheel, almost like those big wheels of cheese at delicatessen shops. It looks like a giant white and red mint drop!
Ideally, your piece of soap will be mainly white with a bit of red on top. It looks really neat. At the shop, they wrap it in paper and print out a sticker that tells you the name, how much it weighs, how expensive it was and how to use it so you don't get confused if you buy multiple soaps.
You have to buy at least 100g and the shop assistants can also cut off bigger pieces for you if you want. They are always happy to help.
The soap looks really nice - quite an eyecatcher in the bathroom at first, and the smell is really nice and strong.
I've only managed to try the soap out a month ago and now I'm at my last bits after using it daily.
When I started using it, the first thing I discovered was how creamy it was. I usually don't go for the creamy soaps at luch, so this was something new for me. It's easy to slide over your skin and creates nice lather so you can wash yourself properly and feel really clean afterwards.
The scent is nice - it smells like cherry candy, but with a minty edge. It's exactly what I imagined it would smell like when I saw the giant soap at the shop. I really like the scent and if you're into candy-like smells, you'll love it, too.
Sadly, the Candy Cane soap didn't last me as long as other Lush soaps have. It melts away quickly when you use it and the scent wore off a little, too. It didn't stay on my skin after using the soap, or if so only very lightly.
It did provide a bit of moisture, but not that much.
I had no allergic reactions to it and felt clean after using it. If you have allergies or really sensitive skin, check the list of ingredients before buying this product.
Water, Propylene Glycol, Rapeseed Oil and Coconut Oil, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Perfume, Sodium Stearate, Almond Essential Oil, Peppermint Oil, Labdanum Resinoid, Glycerine, Sodium Chloride, EDTA, Tetrasodium Etidronate, Sodium Hydroxide, Titanium Dioxide, *Limonene, Coumarin, Colour 14700, Colour 17200
*occurs naturally in essential oils
The soap is vegan.
A 100g bar of Candy Cane is about 4 pounds. Since it's a seasonal product, the price isn't given on the Lush website right now. It's available around Christmas.
I guess you could hear it throughout my review - I do like the soap, but it hasn't amazed me like other Lush soaps. I was finished with it quicker than with their other soaps and the smell wasn't as strong as on other Lush products. I still like it and would recommend it, but there are other soaps I love so much more.
I'm a huge fan of Lush and always get excited when they release their limited edition Christmas products. Every year sees the release of several old favourites alongside some brand new products. This year, the theme was centred around innovation, and partly inspired by Christmas shops in New York.
One of the products, inspired by sweet shops as well as Lush's own Candy Cane bubble bar, was a Candy Cane soap. This soap is made of a white creamy soap with swirls of translucent pink soap throughout. A full soap truckle is round with the pattern covering the whole thing - when you buy a piece you will have a bit cut off for you.
This soap was designed to smell of candy-sweet mint rock, and contains peppermint oil. The bulk of the soap is made up of rapeseed oil and coconut oil - Lush no longer use their palm oil soap base as it is damaging to the environment. It is fully suitable for vegans and contains almond oil to be moisturising.
The soap smells absolutely delicious - it smells of peppermint candy canes, very sweet and lovely. It has a creamy texture and lathers up really well. I've used it as both a hand and body soap and it isn't drying on the skin, though I do find I still need to use moisturiser afterwards.
One thing I love about this soap is that the scent really lasts on my skin. This is especially good when I'm using it as a hand soap, as I wash my hands and end up with lovely candy scented hands!
The soap doesn't seem to go down too quickly, and is lasting well. It costs £2.75 for a 100g piece, which is reasonable value for a Lush soap.
Overall I highly recommend this soap - it smells lovely and any adult or child who likes sweet things would thoroughly enjoy using it.