Hi everyone :)
I'm slowly but surely working through my Lush Oxford Street reviews. It's a pretty gargantuan task as so many new products were released, and they're difficult to get hold of, but we're getting there! Today I'll be sharing the last of the exclusive bath oils with you. These are little solid spheres of butters and oils that create a really moisturising, extravagant bath.
Let's talk about Oil on Troubled Waters, Cloak of Invisibity, The Sun and Happy Thoughts.
Oil on Troubled Waters
Oil on Troubled Waters is a primarily blue bath oil, with hints of purple and silver peeking through. It's also very soft and melty - the bath oils tend to vary in how solid they are, and this one is definitely on the softer side.
In the water, the bath oil begins to break down, revealing a primarily purple centre. The water gradually turns a translucent shade of blue. Oil on Troubled Waters contains organic shea and Fair Trade organic cocoa butters plus extra virgin coconut oil and organic jojoba oil to soften the water and deeply moisturise the skin without overwhelming it. It also contains oakwood absolute, bay oil, beeswax absolute, English peppermint oil, mint absolute and Roman chamomile oil. This unique blend of oils and absolutes give Oil on Trouble Waters a woody and sweet scent that reminded me very much of the Lush Bath Spa.
Cloak of Invisibility
Cloak of Invisibility looks slightly different to most of the other bath oils as it's been formed into a flower shape. It's mostly orange, with lots of gold lustre decorating the surface.
Fair Trade shea butter and Fair Trade organic cocoa butter and extra virgin coconut oil also form the base of this oil, plus almond oil, rosewood oil, jasmine absolute and ylang ylang oil for scent. Cloak of Invisibility had a soapy jasmine scent that lingered on the skin, and the resulting orange bath water was moisturising without making my skin feel greasy. I didn't find the glitter irritating at all and the bath wasn't left stained afterwards.
The Sun is a deep golden bronze bath oil and you can just about see the orange centre peeking through. It looks very similar to Ginger, but The Sun is deeper and warmer in colour and of course has a different scent.
In the water, the lustre immediately disperses to reveal the orange centre, and the water gradually becomes tinted as the oil dissolves. The Sun contains organic shea butter, Fair Trade organic cocoa butter, extra virgin coconut oil and organic jojoba oil as the moisturising base, plus Brazilian orange oil, Sicilian mandarin oil and tangerine oil to add a sweet orange scent. This bath oil really softened the water and surprisingly enough the glitter wasn't too much of a pain - I didn't have super sparkly skin afterwards.
Happy Thoughts looks like a little boiled sweet - it's orange, and has a slightly textured appearance that makes it look sugary.
In the bath, the oils begin to break down and tint the water. Like all of the other bath oils, Happy Thoughts contains a base of organic shea butter, Fair Trade organic cocoa butter and extra virgin coconut oil, plus Brazilian orange and neroli oils for scent. I actually found this wasn't as citrussy as you might expect, and the neroli came through more for a strong floral note. This left my bath quite badly stained afterwards which is a shame.
Lush's bath oils cost £2 each and are a wonderful way to treat yourself without breaking the bank (unless you buy them all, like I did :P). I hope they bring more out as I love trying new Lush products!
Have you tried any of Lush's bath oils? What did you think?
P.S. I want to take the time credit the wonderful Jen of All Things Lush UK. She's an absolute superstar when it comes to Lush reviews and her posts have helped me fill in any gaps in terms of ingredients for my reviews - the fact that these exclusives aren't on the website can make it hard to know what's in everything! Do check out her blog and give her a follow because she's great.