This product caused me quite a bit of confusion in the beginning, and it was thanks to the wonderful world of Lush fans that helped set me on the right path again. While this product was originally released a good many years ago, Lush decided to reformulate it in 2012 - maintaining it's cute design but giving it a different scent.
From 2012 onwards, Melting Snowman Bath Melt has shared it's fragrance with the wonderful Glogg Shower Gel and Hot Toddy Bubble Bar - a spicy, wintery cinnamon and clove fragrance that guarantees to warm you in even the most harshest of weather conditions.
Prior to the change, this bath melt used to share it's scent with the likes of Snowcake Shower Gel, Perfume and Soap - a creamy, sultry marzipan fragrance with nutty almonds, a splash of rose and a hint of sweetness from the inclusion of icing sugar. This older aroma offers you a far more indulgent experience - one that gave me all the joys of Christmas cake trimmings without the gluttonous full feeling I get after eating too much.
For those of you unfamiliar with what a 'bath melt' is, Lush have coined this term as meaning a product which is used in the bath, that does not create bubbles or give you a show with different colours, glitter and so on. Renowned for their moisturising properties, bath melts create a layer on the top of your bath water which helps to soften and smooth the skin, as well as releasing oils and fragrances to make your bath more relaxing.
This product was super easy to use; I simply dropped it into the bath, under the running tap, and the bath melt began to dissolve wonderfully by itself. Although it does take a little while to fully dissolve, you can get into the bath while it's working it's magic and enjoy the softness of the water straight away.
The only aspect of this bath melt that I didn't enjoy were the addition of the dairy-free chocolate chips for it's eyes and decoration. Once in the water, these little pieces melted very quickly. But rather than dissolve into the water, they instead left sticky marks on both my skin and the bath tub. I had to spend a good 5 minutes trying to scoop the 'gloops' of chocolate out before I could really relax.
Melting Snowman turned the water a cloudy white colour, which seemed boring when compared with the show that other Lush bath bombs put on. However, the bath melt was a hit for me. Containing both cocoa butter and shea butter, Melting Snowman made the bath water incredibly moisturising and left my skin looking radiant and feeling silky smooth and soft.
Overall, I was really impressed with the results. For a product so cheap, I really felt that this was going to be one I tried and never went back to. As it happens, I would consider this to be amongst my favourite bath products ever. The scent stayed with my for a long time after I got out of the bath, and I didn't feel as if I needed to moisturise my skin afterwards, as the bath melt really goes to town on healing and softening your skin.
Although I love the new formulated product, I think this older fragrance tips the scales just that little bit more. The fact that we have quite a number of bath products in the Glogg scent, gives me enough evidence to suggest that Lush need to bring back the old formula. A firm favourite of mine.
Quantitative Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Icing Sugar, Citric Acid, Cocoa Butter (Theobroma cacao), Capric Glycerides & PEG-60 Almond Glycerides, Almond Oil (Prunus dulcis), Titanium Dioxide, Perfume, Shea Butter (Butyrospermum parkil), Benzoin Resinoid (Styrax tonkinensis pierre), Rose Absolute (Rosa damascena), Cassie Absolute (Acacia farnesiana), Dairy Free Chocolate Drops, Benzyl Benzoate.