2 November 2013

World Piece Bath Bomb

Whenever Lush release a bath bomb or product that has an agenda attached to it, I'm all over it like a rash. I feel these products epitomise the purpose and value of Lush as a company, and what better way of getting rewarded for supporting a great cause than to get a lovely, limited edition item in return. World Piece Bath bomb is one such product. 

Released early in 2013, World Piece was Lush's way of showing support and educating the public on Peace One Day - an organisation founded by filmmaker Jeremy Gilley, who wanted to create an annual day of ceasefire and nonviolence – Peace Day. He created a documentary about his fight for the day to exist and in 2001 the UN accepted his plea - unanimously voting for an international day of peace, the 21st of September.
Peace One Day's objective is to institutionalise Peace Day, creating a day that is self-sustaining - an annual day of global unity, and a day of cooperation on a scale that humanity has never known; Peace One Day aim towards a target of 3 billion people's awareness of Peace Day by 2016.

For most of the public, a cause like this might seem too much on the grand scale to know where to begin supporting or getting involved. Aside from 'keeping the peace' in your local area, what can someone do to voice their support for such a cause? Buy a bath ballistic of course! Not only does every penny go towards funding and supporting Jeremy's cause, but the ballistic has been specifically created to promote world peace in other ways. 

Featuring pine oil from Russia for courage and constancy; and peppermint oil from the USA to symbolise friendship and love, this bath bomb has been carefully crafted to represent the term 'peace' in as many ways as possible. Lush have also included sweetie oil from an Israeli grapefruit that has been specifically bred to remove sourness, mixed with a secret perfume from the edges of the Arabian Sahara Kenyan. To round it all off, cypress oil has been added, which is said to soothe anger and calm down irritability.
To my nose, the bath product has a fragrance that is predominantly pine, although I wouldn't for one second say that this element is as at all potent on the senses. It's a beautiful clean, crisp pine aroma - embedded amongst a light, fruity note of grapefruit and a gentle touch of mint. All three of these components could easily thwart the other, or make this bath bomb unbearably strong. However, they work together to create an experience that is far more refreshing and delicate than I was originally expecting.

This is such a great bath bomb to use on a hot day, or in the morning when you need a wake up call, as alongside the perfectly balanced aroma, the bomb turns the water a gorgeous deep turquoise blue - which remains vivid throughout the whole bathing experience and reminds me of the Mediterranean sea.

This calming, uplifting product was created to bring peace and tranquility to you and your bath, and I really got a sense of wellbeing when testing it out for the first time. I loved the fact that both the peppermint and pine fragrance lingered on my body during and after bathing - awakening my skin and making me feel invigorated and refreshed. I also appreciated the fact that my skin felt really clean and clear afterwards, and I put this down to the inclusion of the grapefruit, that no doubt cleansed my pores and left my skin radiant.

The best part about the bath bomb is that it looks like our planet Earth, - a personal touch that demonstrates why I support Lush Cosmetics in everything that they do, and why I'm always excited to see what they decide to bring out next.

Quantitative Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Pine Oil (Pinus), Sweetie Oil (Citrus grandis), Peppermint Oil (Mentha piperita), Cypress Oil (Cupressus sempervirens), Perfume, Gardenia Extract (Gardenia jasminoides), Colour 42045.

Vegan?: Yes

2016 Price?: £3.95 each.

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