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13 January 2018

Turtle Immersion Jelly Bath Bomb




It's a sad fact that many sea turtles are killed each year due to plastic debris in the ocean. They eat floating plastic bags thinking that they are jellyfish and other small pieces of plastic that get tangled in seagrass. This bath bomb is a small reminder to everyone to not only be conscious of how much plastic they use in their lives, but also to make consumers aware that more needs to be done to reduce our carbon footprints. 

Turtle and Turtle Immersion (originally called Mama and Baby Turtle Jelly Bombs) are two of the same kind, albeit different sizes for those who want to select how intense they want their experience to be. Both sharing their scent with the Geo Phyzz Bath Bomb, this Lush Summit is not only a beauty to look at, but one that smells equally good as well.
Made from a collaboration of cypress, sandalwood and pine, this is definitely one of Lush's more naturally uplifting and clean smelling fragrances. As I stated in my review of Geo Phyzz, it is the pine oil that makes the biggest impression here - offering a dry, green-like aroma that smells like a freshly cut Christmas tree. It's robust and full-bodied and lingers in your bathroom hours after you've drained away the water. 

Alongside the pine oil is the cypress oil, which adds an almost clinical smell that reminds of the Vicks Vapour Rub gel that you might use to clear a blocked nose and help you to breathe better. In a way, this element reminds me very slightly of what menthol crystals do, albeit slightly different in scent.   
There is something very crisp and clean about the smell of these bath bombs - that give you a sense of clarity afterwards and make perfect early morning companions. Using one of these will definitely wake you up and prepare you both mentally and physically for the day ahead.

What sets this bath bomb apart from its older sibling is that it doesn't contain anywhere near the amount of sea salt. This prevents the bath bomb from being as heavy as Geo Phyzz, therefore it is able to float on the surface of the water without sinking to the bottom. Furthermore, as this is a jelly bomb, it has many more moisturising properties than its predecessor, meaning that your experience is far more beneficial for your skin. 

In the water, Mama/Baby Turtle begins to fizz and send out wave after wave of thick, vibrant green and blue froth. As the sodium alginate begins to react with the water, a layer of slimy, jelly-like foam begins to coat the surface and thicken the water around it. Once the bath bomb has fully dissolved, you are left with a very gooey coat of green that takes a good 10-15 minutes to dissipate into the water. 
During this time, you may find that the slime will coat your skin and the edges of the bath tub, and create a mess that some people are put off by about Lush's new jelly bombs. However, once it has fully dissolved in the water, you are simply left with a tub full of very moisturising, silky-soft water to bathe in. While I not that much of a fan of the jelly bombs, I do appreciate how nourished they make my skin feel during and afterwards.

Given the size of these bath bombs, you could definitely divide them into two and use them for multiple bathing experiences, and given how moisturising they are will definitely feel the benefits of using a half or a quarter at a time. Unlike some of Lush's other jelly bombs, these ones also contained agar agar strands (which I found when crushing up a few pieces in the water) and these only intensified how soft the water became.

Ultimately, this is a really effective bath bomb: one that leaves your skin feeling velvety soft and super clean, and smelling very slightly of pine for a short while after your experience. The fragrance was strong enough to stay with me throughout the whole bath and even my hair felt and looked more moisturised because of the exposure to the water.
Luckily, the tub was easy to rinse afterwards and I didn't find that I had to scrub any unwanted grime, despite the fact that I know other consumers have complained about staining and mess after using one of these. I would most certainly buy one of these again and I only hope that they make an appearance in shops across the country really soon.

Quantitiative Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Sodium Alginate, Sea Salt, Perfume, Cypress Oil, Sandalwood Oil, Pine Absolute, Seaweed Absolute, Water, Titanium Dioxide, Agar Agar Strands, Dipropylene Glycol, Limonene, Linalool, colour 47005:1, Colour 42090:2, Colour 47005, Colour 59040, Colour 42053. 

Vegan?: Yes.

2018 Price: Baby Turtle: £4.00 each/ Mama Turtle: £5.00 each.

Year Of Original Release: 2018.

Scent Family:
Baby Turtle Jelly Bomb
Geo Phyzz Bath Bomb
Mama Turtle Jelly Bomb


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