It’s Mother’s Day next week (in case you’re not aware) and if you’re looking for a really indulgent gift, then Lush is a safe bet for most. I love a lot of their stuff and will often treat myself to a long soak with a Lush bath bomb to try and wash the day away. So, with the big day in mind, Lush have launched their latest range of limited edition bath bombs for Mother’s Day and Easter. But, are they any good? More importantly, are they a worthy gift for your amazing mum?
Well I’ve bought it, bathed in it, and the results are in.
Let’s start off with how it looks before it hits the water. It’s a cute and quirky attempt to turn a bath bomb into a superhero; the colours are really pretty and vibrant and the cape is a nice touch. However, the cape causes significant structural issues with the actual bath bomb itself. I painstakingly picked the best looking one in the store and even that looked like it was about to form a sinkhole. It’s a lovely idea, but practical? No. Not really.
The smell of it is… nice.
Lush state that it’s a mix of Ylang Ylang, Bergamot and Orange Flower; so it’s bang on for relaxing you, but its fragrance was not particularly strong nor did it blow me away with how nice it was. Which was disappointing. Lush normally smash it with this aspect, but this just falls a bit flat and is underwhelming.
Which brings me to when it does hit the water. The fizz is everything that you would expect from a Lush bath bomb; it lasts around two minutes and turns your bath a lovely bright orange colour. But with a small, floating piece of paper in it. The cape is just a piece of paper. It’s like a sock that’s gotten stuck in the door of your washing machine. It’s just there for you to fish out.
I had thought that the cape would also dissolve, or at least be a leaf of soap or something. It seemed a little bit wasteful and given the issues I felt it caused with the bath bomb itself, I was a bit sad that it was just a sheet of paper. Oh, and that smell I was talking about? Disappears the minute this thing dissipates in your bath. It lingered on my skin for a tiny bit afterwards, but it again was super subtle.
What I will say is that my skin felt really lovely after this bath bomb. It’s not as moisturising as some of the other Lush bath bombs in their collection but I felt super clean and refreshed. Just what a mum needs after hiding for an hour in the bathroom away from her kids! Sadly no glitter in this one, and surely your incredible mum deserves to sparkle after her well earned bath, hm?
In all, I have to say, mightily disappointed.
I understand the gimmick and why it’s a thing at this time of year, but to me it’s been rushed through to cash in on the occasion. It’s not an exceptional bath bomb at all. Its poorly executed cape is, sadly, its biggest selling point. We found that many of these bath bombs in the stores had been damaged, either with torn capes or no cape at all. Finding a nice one was difficult, and that’s frustrating if you’re thinking of buying it as a gift.
Honestly, just get her one of her old favourites instead and give this one a miss.