6 January 2019

Strawberry Whip Soap

Sometimes our senses can be riled up over something other than the fragrance of a cosmetic alone. Our sensory perceptions can be swayed many different different ways, depending on the colour, shape and general feel of a product, just as much as the smell itself. This is definitely what happened to me when I came into contact with this brand new seasonal special the other week.

Released for the first time in 2019, Strawberry Whip is the only soap to feature in the Valentine's Range this year, which is perhaps in Lush's favour as they've thrown out far too many soaps into the world, over the last twelve months. While a new release for every Lush fan across the globe, this limited edition happens to hold its roots in an old-school classic.

Shaped like a strawberry, and sporting a bright shade of red and green, this beautiful specimen shares its scent with the now discontinued Strawberry Twin Tub Shower Jelly, Strawberry Santa Shower Jelly and the Two Timing Tart Bubble Bar, and it perhaps one of the company's more simplistic aromas.

Although there are many elements going on here, the main note you get given from the get-go is one of sweet, fresh strawberries. While this fruity delight is definitely not synthetic smelling, it's not a direct replica of an actual strawberry either: more like somewhere in the middle with the freshness of the fruit present alongside the other elements that make it a little creamier and sweeter.

In this format, the geranium and jasmine sit a little further under the main component: elevating the strawberry whilst adding their own rich floral cloud to add a little depth to the aroma. Although both ingredients are very much present in the soap, the fruity notes are by far the strongest and most interesting.

Lathering wise, this isn't the most generous of soaps, but it does produce a rather thick and silky foam for you to wash yourself with. The inclusion of the silken tofu definitely dictates how this soap performs, and I love the way it feels on my skin after I have rinsed the suds away. 

As far as soaps go, this will never be as moisturising as a shower gel would be, but it does leave your skin feeling radiant and clean. In addition, I didn't find that my hands felt at all parched after using this, which tends to happen quite a lot when I use a soap in the shower. This limited edition can be stored easily in your bathroom and you wont find that it leaves much of a mess in between uses. It would be worth you patting it down after every shower, as although it hasn't shown much in the way of shrinking over the last two weeks, the moisture will definitely reduce its shelf life if left too wet.

As I stated above, the shape and design of this soap makes me appreciate the fragrance of this a lot more than I have done with the other products of the same scent. There is just something so aesthetically pleasing about Strawberry Whip that tingles my tastebuds and makes my mouth salivate a little more than usual.

While not a soap or smell that's going to win any awards for originality or innovation, Strawberry Whip is a welcome product to this year's Valentine's Day range, and one that I'll be saving to enjoy once again in the summer months. The idea of using this in my shower, after a long day in the sticky heat, sends tingles of delight down my spine.

Quantitative Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Propylene Glycol, Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, Glycerine, Organic Castor Oil, Sodium Hydroxide, Fresh Strawberry, Perfume, Aquafaba, Benzoin Resinoid, Geranium Oil, Jasmine Absolute, Silken Tofu, Cream of Tartar, Titanium Dioxide, Xanthan Gum, Agar Agar Gel, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, *Benzyl Benzoate, *Cinnamal, *Citronellol, *Linalool, Colour 45410, Colour 14700, Colour 19140, Colour 42090.

Vegan?: Yes.

2019 Price: £6.50 each (100g.) 

Year Of Original Release: 2019.

Scent Family:
The Big Strawberry Bath Melt
Strawberry Santa Jelly
Strawberry Twin Tub Jelly
Strawberry Whip Soap

Two Timing Tart Bubble Bar

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