16 June 2017

Big Calm Body Lotion

For most of my life, I have dreamt of travelling; of visiting new places and exploring new terrain; of creating lasting memories and discovering my full potential as a human being. Unfortunately, my career-driven head has meant that I have spent the majority of my time working, and have barely visited anywhere of note as of yet.

Big Calm Body Lotion is like the plane ride I have never been able to take: a feast of smells that engulf your senses and leave a lasting mark on the skin. If you're as much of a fan of the shower jelly as I am, you will be pleased to hear that this limited edition is the perfect partnership, and replicates the fragrance perfectly.

From the moment I removed the lid, the smell engulfed me like a tidal wave - a thick, sweet, nutty collaboration that'll have you salivating from the get-go. With the key ingredients being sweet orange and vetivert oil, this body lotion has both a fruity and a sultry side to it, and the two work in perfect unison to make this one of Lush's greatest body lotions to date.

On the one hand, the latter ingredient gives the lotion a thick, creamy coconut base: one that is both warming and comforting, while still managing to be cooling and crisp on the skin. There is a very subtle element of sweetness, which is what gives Big Calm its creamy fragrance. 

Alongside this coconut element is a note of orange, which offers tropical bursts reminiscent of juicy pineapple. Together both components create a fragrance not unlike that of a Pina Colada - one that is slightly musky and sultry, while also being rather uplifting, cooling and refreshing on the body.

What I loved about this body lotion was the strength of the overall smell, and just how long it lasted on the skin. After applying a generous amount all over my body, I was surprised to find that although the lotion was quite thick, it was absorbed into the skin fairly quickly. Within five minutes of massaging it across my body, I was able to reapply my clothes without any excess product transferring itself onto my attire. Furthermore, I was left with instantly smooth skin that not only lasted for the most part of the day, but had a wonderful glow about it.  

Despite my opposition at using body lotion in the warmer months, I was  impressed by just how light the lotion felt, and how long the aroma lasted, once it had been applied. I would be more than happy to use this in the summer because not only does the smell compliment the warmer weather, but the lotion doesn't leave you feeling at all sticky.

After settling on the skin for a matter of minutes, the coconutty element comes to the forefront and the fruitiness diminishes a little, and you are left with a sweet, musky fragrance that lasts a good couple of hours.

Unlike some of the body lotions that I have experienced recently, I found that Big Calm improved the condition of my skin from the very first use, and then maintained and continued to replenish even further with every application. Having used this lotion near on solidly for a week, I have noticed that my legs, which have sported small areas of dry skin due to the humid weather, now appear radiant and soft at all times.

Overall, this is perhaps my favourite body lotion that Lush have ever produced, which is a big statement to make given knowing that they've made a number of exceptional creations over the years. Not only am I glad that they have chosen this as a fragrance to explore in other formats, but that I have two tubs of this beautiful body lotion to see me through the summer months. This has definitely become a staple in my household, and I just hope this is not the last time it makes an appearance in the Lush Kitchen.   
Quantitative Ingredients: Water, Almond Oil,Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter, *Glycerine, Stearic Acid, Triethanolamine, Sweet Orange Oil, Vetivert Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Benzyl Alcohol, *Citral, Coumarin, *Limonene, *Linalool, Perfume, Methylparaben Propylparaben.

Vegan?: Yes.

2017 Price: £13.95 for 240g.

Year Of Original Release: 2017.

Scent Family:
Big Calm Body Lotion
Big Calm Shower Jelly

Big Calm Solid Perfume

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