22 November 2013

Ma Bar Bubble Bar

If there's one Lush product I want to sink my teeth into, it's Ma Bar. With it's sweet orange oil and cocoa powder combination, it shares it's scent with the Honey I Washed the Kids range; making it a chocolatey-nectar treat that wont tip the scales but is equally as delicious. What's even better is that it's vegan-friendly, something that the soap cannot claim to be.

You’ll get mountains of deliciously scented bubbles from every Ma Bar, which Lush originally invented as a limited edition product for Mother’s Day and brought back most recently as part of their retro range and through the Lush Kitchen.

What I love about the bubble bar, is that it looks like a chocolate brownie, decorated with a sugar cube on top, which just tempts you even more to take a bite. Unfortunately, the product does not double up as an edible snack so you may want to refrain from eating it - although if you're particularly ravenous, you might get away with eating the sugar part!

As with most Lush bubble bars, you can normally get more than one use out them, which benefits those that don't have a lot of disposable income. However, after a busy week at work, I chose to use the whole thing in one go, creating a bath that was over-flowing with beautiful silky soft bubbles. 

One problem I envisaged for those of you who want to use Ma Bar more than once, it that the cube is rather difficult to break. After banging it against the bath tub and trying to break it apart with my bare hands, I had to result in using a sharp knife to cut it into pieces before I was able to pop them in the bath. Not that this matters too much however, as the cube doesn't add to the bath in any way. 

Once under the running tap however, the pressure of the water helped to crumble the bar up fairly quickly to produce a surplus of luxurious, creamy bubbles that permeated the room with the gorgeous scent of toffee, cocoa and honey. It only takes a few minutes to crumble the bar into the bath, and although this means it's more effort than pouring in some bubble bath, a bubble bar bath is definitely worth that little extra effort.

As with most bubble bars, the bath water isn't as impressive or exciting as it would be if you were using a bath bomb. Ma Bar produces a pale creamy brown coloured water which definitely wouldn't win any awards for presentation. However, the bar does excerpt itself in other areas. 
My skin felt incredibly soft when I got out and the fragrance really helped me to feel more relaxed and calm before bed. I used Charity Pot to moisturise myself straight afterwards and found that both scents complimented each other beautifully. This is one of those scents that is strong enough to hold its own on your skin, but works equally well with other vanilla and cocoa-scented products without clashing.  

I would definitely recommend you try this bubble bar, particularly if you like sweet scents or are a chocolate fan. This bar is soon to be discontinued as Lush are reinventing their retro section, so I highly suggest you pick up a couple before they're gone for the foreseeable future.
Quantitative Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Cream of Tartar, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Lauryl Betaine, Cocoa Powder, Perfume, Sweet Wild Orange Oil, Bergamot Oil, Citronellol, Geraniol, Lilial, Limonene, *Linalool, Sugar Cube.

Vegan?: Yes

2014 Price: £3.95 each.
2015 Price: £3.95 each.
2017 Price: £3.95 each.

Year Of Original Release: ?

Scent Family:
Golden Egg Bath Bomb
Gold FUN
Honey I Washed The Kids Body Spray
Honey I Washed The Kids Liquid Perfume
Honey I Washed The Kids Solid Perfume
Honey I Washed The Kids Soap
Humpy Dumpty Bath Bomb
Ma Bar Bubble Bar
Noni I Washed The Kids Body Lotion
Santasaurus Reusable Bubble Bar
Shoot For The Stars Bath Bomb (2013)
Shoot For The Stars Bath Bomb (2016)
Sugar Mama Sugar Scrub
The Mum Reusable Bubble Bar


  1. When do they usually bring out the new range after Christmas? Recent lush addict and can't wait for the new stuff as ive used everything else now and its boring! :P x

    1. The next range is the Valentine's Day stuff which is being released on January 9th and then there's the Easter range which will make an appearance in a matter of weeks later. There are some brand new products coming out with the Valentine's Day range so keep your eyes peeled :)

    2. Sorry for the delay. I can't wait. Hope to see reviews on the new bits asap :) x

  2. Is it possible to purchase it from UK even if we are in the U.S.? Desperate to get it again!