Waving not Drowning was named after a poem by Stevie Smith. Lush thought the idea of struggling in deep water was a good description for the way people sometimes feel when they’re stressed and have trouble sleeping. There's no surprise then, that one of the main ingredients in this bath bomb is lavender.
Waving Not Drowning claims to help induce tiredness in even the most stubborn of sleepers, with a blend of essential oils that have been specially selected to aid restful slumbers. I cannot see how this would work amongst those with chronic insomnia, but I cannot see how it would hinder sleep in anyway.
The fragrance is mainly floral, with relaxing lavender and ylang ylang, but there’s also a hint of cardamom and fennel, which will help clear the mind and put a stop to those whirring thoughts that can keep us awake at night.
Disappointingly, this bath bomb is on the smaller side, so when I first popped it in the bath, the beautiful purple colour dispersed rather quickly around the tub, leaving me with a faint thistle-coloured water. The scent was also short-lasting, and within minutes of entering the tub, I could no longer smell anything at all.
In it's favour, Waving Not Drowning does help to relax your mind and body, and it did make me feel rather sleepy afterwards. It was also nice to get the occasional whiff of lavender once I'd laid my head down on the pillow that night. However, this was very similar to the Ickle Baby Bot, in that it didn't feel like there was enough of the bath ballistic to give me a fully satisfying bath.
Quantitative Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Lavender Oil, Ylang Ylang Oil, Fennel Oil, *Benzyl Salicylate, *Geraniol, *Benzyl Benzoate, *Farnesol, *Limonene, *Linalool, Perfume, Colour 17200, Colour 42053.
2016 Price: £3.25 each.
2017 Price: £3.50 each.