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31 March 2019

Ginger Ninja Bath Bomb



Over the years I have made it very clear that the Ginger family is easily one of my least favourite fragrances from Lush. Yet over the years, my tastes have matured as much as I have, and I can now honestly say that I appreciate the aroma far more than I ever have. That's not to say that I would choose it over many other smells, but I'm definitely less opposed to trying something with this scent as I once was. 

This is why when I received Ginger Ninja Bath Bomb through the post a few weeks back, I actually found myself rather intrigued to see what it would do for me in the water, and I decided that it was going to be one of the first ones I tried out in the tub. 

Design-wise, this gorgeous little character is wonderful to look at, and definitely one of Lush's most playful bath bombs to date. Sporting an outer layer of bronze lustre, this little fella is rather messy to handle, but there is something magical about the way he glimmers in the light that makes the mess far more bearable.

For those unfamiliar with the Ginger scent family, both the floral elements and the ginger oil combine together to create a naturally sweet, slightly spicy, floral aroma. You have all of the herbal elements of the ginger present but the other components have masked most of the heated kick that you would expect it to offer. Therefore, there is a note here that reminds me a little of high-end ginger beer, just without the fizzy element and obviously far more complex.

Initially, the fragrance I picked up from this bath bomb was dominated by the ginger, while underneath this, floral notes of both geranium and mimosa mask the natural spicy potency that the ginger would produce if left to its own devices. Together, these smells gave the bath bomb a very warm and comforting, yet strangely refreshing fragrance - one the echoes very much the scent of the discontinued Lemon Days And Ginger Beer Bath Bomb.

In the bath, much like the aforementioned bath bomb, Ginger Ninja is a fast and rather noisy fizzer; dissolving in under a minute to leave behind very little trace of any colour at all. Aside from a few streams of red, which tend to leave smears of colour across the sides of your tub, this is not a bath bomb that will be remembered for its interesting bath art. Fans who appreciate something to bathe in, aside from just the water, will need to consider adding a second produce alongside this to get the desired affect.

What I will say is that Ginger Ninja is rather moisturising on the skin, and my body was left really soft and smooth after my experience. Furthermore, the scent of the bath bomb was strong enough that it lingered around the tub and the bathroom during and after the experience, and it permeated my skin enough to leave a gentle note of ginger on my body afterwards.

While this bath bomb does have many merits, and fans of this fragrance family will really appreciate how well it replicates the aroma, the lack of colour in the water, and the mess it made to my tub, means that I don't think I would consider using this again any time soon.  

Quantitative Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, DRF Alcohol, Ginger Oil, Mimosa Absolute, Sicilian Red Mandarin Oil, Sandalwood Oil,  Geranium Oil, Bergamot Oil, Popping Candy, Water (Aqua), Titanium Dioxide, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Tin Oxide, Hydroxy propyl methyl cellulose, Sodium carboxymethyl cellulose, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, *Limonene, Perfume, Colour 77491, Colour 15850:1, Colour 77499.

Vegan?: Yes.

2019 Price: £6.95 each.

Year Of Original Release: 2019.




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