Who doesn’t love a good, relaxing bath? I think once you discover the magic of a Lush bath bomb, even skeptics are converted to a bath after a long or stressful week. Living in Cape Town, a water scarce city, makes these bath bombs even more precious. I literally savor them for when I really need them as a special treat or when we’re going away for the weekend.
Now in the spirit of Christmas, I’ve decided to pick some of my fave bath bombs and tell you a little more about each one. These make the most amazing gifts – both for a stocking filler or on their own. Best of all – you can smell their divine scent even through the packaging! Spoiler alert to some of my family and friends, but they will definitely be finding a few Lush bath goodies under their Christmas tree.
Lush bath bomb and bubble bar guide: Give the gift of Lush awesomeness this Christmas
Holey night bath bomb
The Holey Night bath bomb is extremely aesthetically pleasing. The blue toned ball is filled with holes (or craters!) that expose a yellow interior. It looks like a moon or some planet far, far away. The Holey Night is very fizzy in the bath and settles into a pretty turquoise-y colour.
Helps to: Soya milk powder will help to get that skin silky smooth, whilst the Rose absolut helps to sooth the skin.
Notes: A delicate fragrance of rose, sandalwood oil and Sicilian lemon to light perfume your skin. Lightly fragranced, soft and beautiful.
Perfect for: The creative soul in your life who sees the world in bright colour. Specifically perfect for anyone who loves the cosmos, because this will take you to a land far away.
Perle de Sel
Our second bath bomb is the Perle de Sel. Hand pressed and draped in golden salt, Perle de Sel isn’t just any Christmas bath bomb, it is the epitome of decadence and class; a wave of elegance. It has some gold nuggets inside for the person in your life who likes a bit of glam. Perle de Sel is French for salt pearls and this relates to the salt that is included within this bomb.
Perle De Sel is a bath bomb of mystery. This can be concluded from the water it produces. Once in the bath, the white exterior gives way to a blue and green core that dissolve to produce a gorgeous, light blue water.
Helps to: Benzoin Resinoid acts as an anti-inflammatory and protective. Coarse sea salt to purify, cleanse and soften without stripping away too much oil.
Notes: The gentle scent of delicate rose to bring calm, and floral cassie to relax and sooth.
Perfect for: For the person in your life who loves anything elegant or decadent. Think the person in your life who loves pearls and all things pretty. This person needs to be a person of mysterious ways, like the Perle de Sel turning water blue from it’s elegant, pearly exterior. They will love this bath bomb!
Cheery Christmas.. the cutest Lush bath bomb around!
The Lush Cheery Christmas bath bomb is one of the new festive bath bombs and apparently it’s made to smell like food. I find it smells like yummy sweets! It’s pink and has an imprint of a snowflake? Need I say more! This bath bomb is pretty, happy and glittery. Best watched in conjunction with a classic Christmas romantic comedy.
Colorful strains of pink and blue unfurl as this bomb slowly fizzes to reveal glittering purple waters.
Helps to: Lemon oil helps to energize the skin, buchu oil to act as an antimicrobial and fragrant
Notes: Buchu oil and lemon oil.
Perfect for: The person in your life who loves everything Christmas. I’m talking about your friend whose tree is already up. Also they probably like Christmas music. They’ll be cheerfully delighted with this bath bomb! Also any friend who loves all things bright and merry.
And now moving from bath bombs to a bubble bar..
Yog Nog Yule Log
Apparently the Yog Nog Yule Log is one of the bestsellers from the Lush Christmas range. The bar comprises of four block that are stuck together using cocoa and shea butters. Additionally, the whole log is coated in butter in order to give the impression of the marzipan outer coating. Yip, pretty luxe!
Helps to: Fair Trade shea butter to get the skin silky soft.
Notes: With a combination of ylang ylang and clove bud oil, Yog Nog is a sweet, slightly spicy, buttery caramel aroma. Also includes nutmeg and clove to add to the Christmas spicy-ness.
Perfect for: The Queen in your life. This bar is luxurious, beautiful and all around amazing, so get this goodie for the person in your life who deserves one lovely spoil.
*Also, this indulgent spoil would make a fabulous office secret santa gift!
I hope that gives you some inspiration for Christmas gifting. Be right back, off to take a bath!!