“ Brand: Lush / Type: Soap „
My favourite store, Lush, invented a number of Easter products this year like they do every year. As is customary, one of the new products was a soap. This year's soap was called Easter Egg Hunt.
The name was highly appropriate, as the soap was designed to look like a green lawn studded with Easter eggs. The eggs came in all colours and sizes, and looked simply stunning on top of the circular soap. My piece was marginally less impresssive, consisting of a green piece of soap studded with a blue egg. Still, it looked pretty nice.
The soap was scented with the same raspberry fragrance as the Mumkin bubble bar which was released for Mother's Day. I thought it smelled lovely, really fruity and fresh. A 100g piece cost £3.40, which is expensive, but Lush soaps are certainly high quality.
The soap was suitable for vegans and was made up of a base of rapeseed and coconut oils. Lush no longer use palm oil in their soap bases, as the farming of this ingredient is destroying rainforest habitats, a decision which I applaud. Unfortunately some of the lesser ingredients such as sodium lauryl sulfate contain palm oil, but at least it is used in much smaller quantities than it would be in an entire soap base. Other ingredients include bergamot oil, Sicilian lemon oil and violet leaf absolute, which help to create the delicious scent.
The soap was very pleasant to use: it lathered up well, cleansed well and didn't dry my skin out or irritate it. In addition, it left a lovely fruity scent on my skin for a little while after use. I tried it a couple of times as a body soap, but then stuck to using it as a hand soap, simply because I have such a lot of soaps to use up.
Unfortunately the soap did seem to wear down rather quickly, which was somewhat disappointing given the price. I like and recommend this soap, but I would definitely suggest it as a treat rather than an everyday soap.
Easter Egg Hunt Soap is no longer being made by Lush, but it may still be available in some stores or online.