“ Brand: Lush / Type: Soap „
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Lush Pumpkin Soap This is one of the seasonal soaps Lush bring out from time to time. Their soaps are a lot creamier than normal bar soaps you can buy. What Lush say: "You'll want a whole one, but be warned; it's even heavier than a real pumpkin and it's not hollow inside. Probably best to get yourself a manageable slice or two. Mo's new soap is a lovely creamy pumpkin coloured affair with a scent that she borrowed from the gorgeous Almond Buttercream: sweet wild orange, lime, mandarin and spicy cinnamon." Mine came in a gift set and was a half ball shape so nice and easy to wash with - no hard corners, but it does often slip out of my hands as it is so rounded. It looks like a smooth mound of pumpkin purée but smells of oranges. If you buy it from the shop just as a weighed out piece of soap it is cut from a larger pumpkin and then you will get the strange shapes and pointy corners so I am glad mine was a rounded one. The blurb says "Spookily good soap with a citrus scent. (Much more use than a real pumpkin)". I would debate that last statement as I love pumpkin in cooking and lovely though the soap is, it is not any use for eating and sustaining yourself food wise. The soap is very soft, the oils used are sunflower, coconut, and rapeseed and there is also glycerine along with the ingredients for smell which are citrus oils and cinnamon oil mainly. This is quite obvious as the soap is very orange smelling with a hint of cinnamon. It is a lovely creamy soap with a lasting fresh smell. I have been using it for about a month and there is only a little left but it still smells strongly as I use it. The scent lasts for the life of the soap as you use it for washing with. I tend to keep mine in drawers as drawer fresheners until I use them and I had this a few months before using it and the scent still was just as strong as when I first got it when I was washing with it. I found it didn't dry my skin out at all and felt lovely and creamy to wash with almost silky soft but it did go down quite quickly. Although I had it around a month I didn't use it every day as I like to vary my bath and shower products and have a few on the go at the same time. After drying myself I could still small the aroma on my skin which lasted a few hours if I sniffed my arm I could still detect it! This does not have palm oil in it as Lush is against palm oil because of the destruction of the rainforests to plant these palms which destroy orang-utan habitats. Anyway this is a really lovely cinnamon and orange creamy luxury soap and I hope it comes back soon as it is one of my favourites. At the time it was around £3 for 100g but if it returns it might cost more. This review may be posted on other sites under my same user name . ©Catsholiday
My mate brought me a slice of this soap last year and I decided to use it when our usual Dove soap ran out. This is a special edition for Halloween 2008 so it isn't in the shops now but I think it will be back this year because everyone I've spoken to likes it so keep looking. The soap is creamy when I use it but it doesn't lather up much, I think this is because Lush have changed some of their ingredients but it doesn't matter because its the soap that cleans you and not the bubbles. It smells funny at first but I got used to it quick and was happy that the smell changes from boring to a warm and Christmassy smell when I was washing with it. One of my favourite smells is cinnamon and this is the strongest smell in the soap but I also like the way they have mixed this spicy smell with orange. I wash my face with this soap every morning now and like how clean it leaves me feeling but the problem is that when you use it in the bath or shower it disappears very quickly because the soap is so soft. The Halloween soap makes my skin feel nice and soft and when I use it on my face it sometimes feels like I've used a face mask because it is so pampering. Its a shame that Lush only sell this in slices that come from a big pumpkin shaped block. I wish they would sell the soap in individal pumpkin shaped pieces because the fun look is lost when you can only buy a boring orange slice of soap.
Lush halloween pumpkin soap is so much fun. The only downside is that although in the shop you will see a massive pumpkin shaped soap, you only get a slice (well I guess you could buy a whole pumpkin but goodness knows what that would cost you!!) This really does smell of pumpkin but a spicy pumpkin that is mixed with a slight citrus smell - much like pumpkin and orange soup. The colour is very authentic as well. Fortunately the soap does not dye your skin like pumpkin does (anyone who has cooked with pumpkin will know what I'm talking about!) The soap lathers well and produces an orange lather. It is great for using to shave with as it gives a really smooth shave and also moisturises your skin slightly. I did not need to moisturise my legs after I had shaved and they were still silky smooth and soft. The smell that it left on my skin was a sweet citrus. I loved it and it was a really bright fresh smell that perks you up in the winter months. It did not last particularly well on my skin but the intense smell while you use it in the bath was great. It is £2.75 per 100 grams at lush online.
Go! Go now and grab some of this while it's still available! A Halloween limited edition, that there are still stocks of this left (on the website at least) is nothing but excellent luck - get some before it disappears!! Are you getting the impression I like this soap? Well spotted! :) Thing is, back in October I actually picked this up in the shop, had a sniff - *and put it back down*! It really didn't smell of much, certainly wasn't impressive, and I decided to show a rare moment of self restraint. Luckily, my obsessive-compulsive try-everything Lushaholism soon reasserted itself, and when there was a small stack of end-of-stock on the counter during my next visit, I just shoved a last-minute block in the basket - last chance to try, after all. And oooooooh (spooky Halloween effect there!) am I glad that I did! In the shop, the only impressive thing about this soap is the appearance. It's moulded in life-sized pumpkin shape, and Lush are probably right in saying a whole one sounds quite appealing! However, the slices will have to suffice, and while I like the effect of the darker 'skin' toning as you get to the edge, as I said there's very little to make you want to take it home when you sniff it dry. However, take it home anyway! My first pleasant surprise was when I took a knife to my slice to carve it down to usable size - it is very soft and creamy! That does carry through to the use: while Lush's new ethical palm oil-free base to their soaps means you're not going to get much froth, this still feels smooth and soft on the skin. While not overtly moisturising after you've rinsed off, nor did it leave my skin feeling dry or tight. Of course, the softer the soap, the quicker it melts. This one is pretty good - it didn't disappear after a few goes, losing only what it felt like I'd used, if that makes sense. Now, remember that unimpressive smell? That's about to change! In use, the pumpkin soap is *gorgeous* (well, I think so!). Despite containing real pumpkin, I couldn't really smell much of it. Instead, fresh orange and warming spices - yummy and comforting and just delicious! I love the smell of oranges, finding it very uplifting. The richness from the spices - cinnamon is the most obvious - makes the scent that much more comforting and cosy, perfect for the recent cold weather and getting a bit into the festive spirit. The whole thing is soft rather than citrus-sharp, and in case you hadn't noticed, I love it! Alas, the smell - pleasantly subtle in use - doesn't linger too much on the skin or in your bathroom - which is just a good excuse to find more reasons to have another bath or shower! ;) Boring bits: Price: £2.75 / 100g Availability: LIMITED! In fact, this Halloween special is no longer being produced, so grab some leftover stock while you still can - I managed to stock up this past weekend, so there is still some out there, or the website (www.lush.co.uk) is still listing it if your local store has run out! Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Glycerine, Rapeseed oil; Sunflower oil; Coconut oil (Brassica napus; Helianthus annuus; Cocos nucifera), Fresh Organic Orange Juice (Citrus Aurantium dulcis), Pumpkin puree (Cucurbita pepo), Sodium Hydroxide, Perfume, Sweet Orange Oil (Citrus Aurantium dulcis), Mandarin Oil (Citrus nobilis), Lime Oil (Citrus aurantifolia), Cinnamon Leaf Oil (Cinnamomum cassia), *Eugenol, *Limonene, Titanium Dioxide, Gardenia Extract (Gardenia jasminoides), Colour 45350, Colour 15510, Pumpkin Seeds (Cucurbita pepo) * Occurs naturally in Essential Oils Lush say: "You'll want a whole one, but be warned; it's even heavier than a real pumpkin and it's not hollow inside. Probably best to get yourself a manageable slice or two. Mo's new soap is a lovely creamy pumpkin coloured affair with a scent that she borrowed from the gorgeous Almond Buttercream: sweet wild orange, lime, mandarin and spicy cinnamon." I say: I didn't think I could get so enthusiastic about a bar of soap, but I love this stuff! Such a shame it's a limited edition, as it's easily my favourite soap ever from Lush - now excuse me while I try and order all the remaining stock on the website ;)
Whilst browsing the Lush website for ingredient information to help me write one of my reviews, I found out that Lush has just launched a new soap, a Halloween special called Pumpkin. I made Lush my first stop when I went shopping the next morning, I had to have a piece! On the website, pumpkin soap is shown as a whole pumpkin, and Lush insist that you will want a whole one and they were right, I sure did want a whole one, till I got to the store that is..... I entered the shop and the first thing that caught my eye were these massive pumpkins, my dreams of getting a whole one quickly shattered they were about 5 times bigger than I had envisaged. Knowing there was o way I could afford a whole pumpkin, I still enquired what the weight and therefore cost of a whole one was. It turned out I wasn't the only one who had wanted a whole one and a previous customer had settled with a quarter of one and it cost her around £20, so I would be looking at a minimum of £80 for a whole one, so as tempted as I was, I realised that if I went ahead and bought a whole one my Lush addiction really would be out of control, though I have to admit for a few seconds I did consider it, I was thinking " hmmm I do have a Lush voucher in my bag for 10% off" then I came back to reality and picked myself a nice size chunk for £4.61. Pumpkin soap costs £2.75 for 100g making it one of the cheaper soaps from Lush. This soap is bright orange and if you see it pre-cut it is actually the shape of a pumpkin and eve has a green stork! The soap was cut in many shapes, there were some slices and some chunks, I decided to go with a chunk as it would be easier to wash with. I was unprepared for the fragrance of the pumpkin soap, I had expected it to resemble pumpkin and I had heard it was spicy too, so had imagined it would be completely different to the orange aroma that greeted me when I opened my piece. I have to be honest, the fragrance was a little disappointing as it is very similar to sexy peel, perhaps a bit sharper smelling. I can not really smell much spice in it either; I was hoping it would be nice and spicy smelling as I love spicy soaps and this contains cinnamon which is my favourite but I could not tell it was in it really. The smell is pleasant though and despite it being citrus it does not remind me of kitchen cleaner like many citrus bath products do. There is pumpkin puree in this but not enough for you to know that it is there. This is definitely one of the softest soaps I have ever used. As with all my soaps I cut around a 10g piece off to use as using the whole bar in the bath or shower leads to waste as it just melts away. The knife slid through the soap like it was butter. When it came to using the soap, I initially used it to wash my hands and as I rubbed it between my palms I could feel it changing shape. Its not so soft that it turns to mush when used but I would advise you don't go rubbing it too hard onto a flannel or sponge and it would be best not to use it with one of those plastic poufy shower things (can't for the life of me think what its called) as it would just go to mush I think. The fragrance from pumpkin soap lingers well on your skin. I used some in the bath before bed and the next morning I could still smell it, however it did not linger in the bathroom as many of the Lush soaps do. I do like my soaps to be nice a bubbly, this one isn't really. It is already at a disadvantage as it is made with the new palm free base which does bubble less, but I have had some palm free soaps from Lush which are satisfactory in the bubble department, this one isn't really. The pumpkin soap leave more of a shiny sort of oily lather on the skin, I would not advise using it for shaving because it just does not produce enough lather for a smooth shave, I had intended to use it to shave but quickly changed my mind. The ingredients in Lush pumpkin soap, as given on the Lush website are - Water (Aqua) Glycerine Rapeseed Oil Sunflower Oil Coconut Oil (Brassica napus; Helianthus annuus; Cocos nucifera) Fresh Organic Orange Juice (Citrus Aurantium dulcis) Pumpkin puree (Cucurbita pepo) Sodium Hydroxide Perfume Sweet Orange Oil (Citrus Aurantium dulcis) Mandarin Oil (Citrus nobilis) Lime Oil (Citrus aurantifolia) Cinnamon Leaf Oil (Cinnamomum cassia) Eugenol Limonene Titanium Dioxide Gardenia Extract (Gardenia jasminoides) Colour 45350 Colour 15510 Pumpkin Seeds (Cucurbita pepo) As you can see there are pumpkin seeds in this soap, however there are no rough bits in it and there is nothing that would make you think there were any seeds so they have obviously been mashed up into the soap. I have no objection to continuing to use the rest of my bar of pumpkin soap but I can't say that I am disappointed that it is a limited edition. Usually I would stock up on limited edition soaps, but I will not be buying any more of this one. I think I will use my pumpkin soap as a hand washing soap because in my opinion it's nothing special and I have plenty of other more luxurious soaps to use in the bath. I like my skin to feel moisturised when I get out of the bath, this soap does not do that, it's not drying either though, its just normal and has little effect, in my opinion it just performs the basic function of soap - it make you clean.
Lather up at halloween in this almond buttercream: sweet wild orange, lime, mandarin and spice cinnamon /