I bought this massage bar from eBay after I noticed someone was selling a pack of two for only £5. Given that they were being sold on the Lush site for that much individually, I felt I had to snap up a bargain while I still could. If I'm going to be honest, this was the first time I had used a massage bar, so I was unsure what to expect.
With essential oils of sweet orange, cinnamon leaf and clove bud, this is a warming and very festive smelling bar. Aside from it's heavenly fruity-spicy blend, it also has the underlying scent of white chocolate, which makes it even more special. It's a layered scent and absolutely lovely.
The ingredients list also claims that it contains Black pepper oil, and although I love the taste and smell of black pepper, I was worried it wouldn't be a scent I would particularly enjoy lathering all over my body. Whereas some people claim to smell the black pepper after the oils have had time to settle on their skin, I've never once got a experienced this.
The bar feels lovely when rubbed against the skin and it melts pretty much straight away - as soon as it comes into contact with the heat of your body. However, you need to ensure your body is at least partially damp as I find appliance on dry skin is less successful. Applying it after coming out of the shower/bath is probably the best idea.
The bar lasts a good while as it doesn't shrink straight away and it keeps well. I've used mine generously since the beginning of April, probably using it 2-3 times a week, and it still has a few uses left. The scent of the bar doesn't fade either. I find it lingers on the clothes you've worn, and I can often relive the smell days later when I put on put on certain clothes.
The bar is very soothing and moisturising and it helps to keep the skin soft and supple. The scent lingers on your skin for hours after use and the bar doesn't leave the skin feeling greasy. The bar is great for all year round use but it's especially great in winter when your skin is feeling drier than usual.
Although solely a Christmas product, I find this massage bar smells delicious on your skin during the warm weather months. I hope that Lush bring this back this Christmas as I would love to stock up.
Quantitative Ingredients: Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter, Fair Trade Shea Butter, Perfume, Sweet Orange Oil, Cinnamon Leaf Oil, Clove Bud Oil, Black Pepper Oil, Cinnamal, Eugenol, Geraniol, Benzyl Benzoate, Limonene, Linalool.
2014 Price: £6.00 for 60g.