Candy Cane Soap was a seasonal release, last making a reappearance in 2011 as part of the Christmas range. Inspired by traditional sweet shops, this soap encompasses the magical, child-like allure of such places and shares it's scent with the popular Candy Cane Bubble Bar. There are a few variants in terms of design for this soap, but you can guarantee that each slice will sport a combination of white and pink - giving it a similar appearance to the very candy it is named after.
Containing both almond and peppermint oil, this soap has been designed to play homage to the classic candy cane - a sugary sweet and subtly minty offering that compliments the mug of hot chocolate that keeps you company during those colder months. What I love about the scent is that the mint isn't overly strong - instead offering a refreshing but gentle fragrance that isn't at all overpowering. For those consumers who may be put off by mint-scented products, this is still a soap I would recommend you trying out.
Furthermore, I found that I could detect an almost cherry-like fragrance in the mix and this worked well with the mint to create quite a mature smelling soap. When you read the name Candy Cane, you expect it to be a sugary-sweet offering much like Snow Fairy or Creamy Candy. However, I thought it was quite a delicate and slightly more sophisticated scent that would appeal to consumers of all ages.
The inclusion of rapeseed oil and coconut oil make this soap highly moisturising and offers users a creamy foam to wash themselves with. Candy Cane is very easy to lather up and you don't have to use much of the bar during each use. A few rubs between your palms and you'll have enough to clean your entire body. For this reason, a 100g chunk lasted me a good 1-2 months.
Unlike other Lush soaps, this one isn't drying on the skin, although I did find that I still needed to use a moisturiser afterwards. In regards to it's scent, I found that the scent doesn't stay around for too long and this is probably my biggest grouch with the product. If I love a scent enough to use a product, I do expect to enjoy it outside of the shower as well as within. However, it could detect it on my skin for a while after leaving the shower.
I do hope that Lush choose to bring this back as I prefer it to the likes of Godmother, which I find a little one-dimensional at times. Furthermore, I think this would work equally well as either a body lotion, shower gel or perfume and I'm excited to see if Lush choose to make different renditions of this in the future.
Quantitative Ingredients: Water, Propylene Glycol, Rapeseed Oil and Coconut Oil, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Perfume, Sodium Stearate, Almond Essential Oil, Peppermint Oil, Labdanum Resinoid,Glycerine, Sodium Chloride, EDTA,Tetrasodium Etidronate,Sodium Hydroxide,Titanium Dioxide,*Limonene, Coumarin,Colour 14700, Colour 17200.
2014 Price: £4.50 for 100g.
Year Of Original Release: ?