Gigi's 'Sugar, Spice And All Things Lush' Cocktail
Lashings Of Hot Toddy Shower Gel
Wash With Yog Nog Soap
I love this cocktail for multiple reasons. Firstly, the winter has definitely well and truly arrived, and a cocktail such as this is the perfect remedy after a long, hard day at work. Secondly, the pairing of these components work so well, and this really rubs off on you when you're in the tub. Finally, the ego in me imagines that the 'all things Lush' reference in the title, might just very well be a homage to myself - a far stretch if there ever was one.
The truth be told - while I am definitely a citrus lover at heart, there is nothing like a hearty, warming, spicy bath to indulge in after a stressful day. Sugar, Spice And All Things Lush ticked all of the boxes last night, when I decided to concoct this recipe for the first time.
Aside from Hot Toddy Shower Gel, all of these products are normally available as part of the Christmas range, and if you added in a generous piece of Holly Golightly, you'd be able to replicate this cocktail easily. While each of these items are definitely very different in scent, the outcome is a warm, creamy, decadent bath with a hint of spice and a hint of sweetness to round it all off.
First I crumbled the Yuzu & Cocoa under the running tap. This firm favourite of mine is packed full of cocoa butter, so you immediately notice the softness of the water and the silky-soft glaze that coats the surface as the product gets to work on infusing the water.
This gorgeous, tropical-scented beauty created a mountain of fluffy bubbles and gave the water a light tinge of orange, which wasn't exactly spellbinding, but was warming enough to get me excited about the outcome of this cocktail.
Up next - add in lashings of the shower gel. If you're looking for a bath with quite a strong spicy element, you may need to add 3-4 generous squirts into the water; as I was only hoping for a little warmth underneath the other ingredients, I opted for only two helpings.
This patchouli, orange and cinnamon beauty is so thick and creamy, so not only does it soften the water and nourish your skin, but it also creates a mound of bubbles that are equally as moisturising. I found that I was able to wash myself with the bubbles and I could feel as soft and smooth my skin felt afterwards.
Finally, I added in an entire Shoot For The Stars. I would recommend that you add in only half of this bath bomb if you want to detect the other ingredients a little more, as I found that this bomb was quite potent in the water, and I found it a little difficult to smell the other products without really concentrating on what I was looking for.
This gorgeous ballistic turned the water a lovely shade of blue and patterned the water with trails of silver glitter that made the bath just that little more special.The product also softened the water even further, so this was definitely a very moisturising experience - perfect for those cold, winter evenings.
What I loved about this cocktail was that rather than opting for the shower gel to wash myself with, this recipe asked for Yog Nog to be used instead. This was a lovely touch as the creamy, buttery caramel aroma really worked with the other ingredients and left my skin smelling good enough to eat.
This is one of those cocktails that'll have a lasting impression on you - it left me feeling amazing and smelling great, and is so cheap and easy to make. I would definitely recommend that you try this out for yourself, and banish those cold, winter blues while you do so!
Rating: 9.0 out of 10.