14 November 2018

Honey I Washed The Kids Bath Bomb

I think most long-term Lush fans will agree that Honey I Washed The Kids is perhaps one of the most overused scents that Lush produce. That’s not to say that it isn’t gorgeous in any way, just that there seems to be something almost yearly that comes out in that aroma. Therefore, I wasn’t originally that excited for this particular bath bomb.

As what happens sometimes, I will be honest and say that this bath bomb quickly became a firm-favourite in my house. While my head was going to write it off as yet ‘another product in that scent’, my heart was won over very quickly, because Honey I Washed The Kids is simply a fantastic bath bomb. There seems to be recurring theme going on here with the Lush Community release...

Sporting a yellow design with red hexagonal ‘spots’ on the surface, this bath bomb is definitely not the most appealing. Yet, when I discovered this one is one of the strongest-smelling bath bombs that have released in a while, and that the red dots are in fact little pieces of hardened oils that melt in the water, I quickly became far more invested in trying this one out for size.

Much like The Olive Branch, this bath bomb was super strong throughout the whole process. Before, it stunk out my living room; during, it filled my entire bathroom and drifted out across the rest of the house; and afterwards, it stuck to my skin like a stubborn plaster. If you don’t like the scent, or indeed strong bath bombs, please avoid this one like the plague: it will try and drown you with the level of fragrance it offers. 

Talking of fragrance: for those who are not familiar with other products in this scent range, Honey I Washed The Kids is a sweet, sultry combination of orange and bergamot oils, and secret ingredients that give it an almost food-like scent. To my nose, it smells like sweetened honey, with gentle drippings of caramel and a strong, bright thread of orange oil branching out across the whole scent. Although it’s not sickly sweet, it is very rich and sultry, and is a perfect replica of the products to come before it.

In the water, my bath bomb unfortunately seemed to bob under the surface of the water, so it won’t offer you that much in the way of a performance. It also happens to be a very fast fizzer so it’ll disappear in under a minute or so. Having said that, HIWTK makes an immediate impression by turning your bath water bright golden yellow (perhaps not the best colour to bathe in) and the little bath melts swirl around the surface and add their own generous helping of essential oils to soften the skin.

While translucent to look at, what I loved about this bath bomb was the fact that it was so incredibly moisturising. I was only in the bath for a couple of minutes before I could feel and see the difference it was making on my skin. The water itself was velvety soft to touch, and this left an amazing impression on my skin: I could quite literally feel the affects of this bath bomb the very next day, and I didn’t feel the need to moisturise at all. As I mentioned above, the smell stays with you longer after you leave the bath. So if, like me, you’re not fortunate enough to own the body spray or body lotion anymore, you can still enough the smell for hours after you’re dry.

As you can imagine, I would rate Honey I Washed The Kids Bath Bomb very highly, and is yet another one that I hope becomes a permanent in shops, in the near future. While I won’t be visiting Japan any more, I would be tempted to take a plane trip just to grab a few more of these in the future. Well done Lush for yet another impressive release!

Quantitative Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter, Brazilian Orange Oil, Bergamot Oil, Gardenia Extract, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Organic Castor Oil, Aloe Vera Extract, Glycol, Laureth 4, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Citronellol, *Limonene, Perfume, Colour 47005, Colour 15510, Colour 45410, Colour 19140.

Vegan?: Yes. 

2018 Price: £3.95.

Year Of Original Release: 2018.

Scent Family:
Golden Egg Bath Bomb
Gold FUN
Honey I Washed The Kids Bath Bomb
Honey I Washed The Kids Body Spray
Honey I Washed The Kids Liquid Perfume
Honey I Washed The Kids Solid Perfume
Honey I Washed The Kids Soap
Humpy Dumpty Bath Bomb
Ma Bar Bubble Bar
Noni I Washed The Kids Body Lotion
Santasaurus Reusable Bubble Bar
Shoot For The Stars Bath Bomb (2013)
Shoot For The Stars Bath Bomb (2016)
Sugar Mama Sugar Scrub
The Mum Reusable Bubble Bar

coming soon!

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