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9 March 2019

Sushi Bath Bomb




As far as food goes, I’ve had very little sushi in my life: mostly due to the fact that it’s not something I’ve ever really craved all that much. In fact, I probably enjoy the side helping of wasabi more than the rolls themselves. Having said this, Sushi was one of two bath bombs that initially offered the most potential when my large Lush haul arrived in the post.

As its name suggests, this Harajuku exclusive is a cylindrical bath bomb, with a white design and a thin black layer around the outside to replicate both the rice and seaweed elements. As a unique bonus, there is also a small roll of red FUN in the centre, which can either be used to create bubbles before the rest of the bath bomb is added to the water, or used as a shower gel/shampoo once Sushi has fully dissolved.

Size-wise, this bath bomb works out roughly the same size as a regular spherical version, although it does give the impression that it is bigger due to its diameter being wider than one of Lush’s usual bath bombs. Unfortunately, the results you get in the tub don’t replicate the grandeur of the bath bomb itself.

Dropping it into the water, I found that Sushi begins to fizz immediately, and produce a comforting sizzling sound as the outer black layer dispersed across the surface of the water. As it’s a white bath bomb, I definitely didn’t expect much in the way of colour to come from this bath bomb. However, I also wasn’t very prepared for the layer of stubborn black staining that decorated my tub both during and after my experience.


Lush definitely need to reformulate the design of this a little because my tub was definitely free of anything that may have encouraged the colour to linger around the edge, and I certainly didn’t appreciate having to scrub it away afterwards either. In fact, the black marks were the only colour that this bath bomb added to the water: even using the Red FUN beforehand only adds a gentle hue of colour to the water.

When I first sniffed Sushi Bath Bomb, the scent reminded me of something almost savoury: like a gentle note of soy sauce with a delicate note of orange alongside this. It was a very odd collaboration, and one that I was super excited to try out in the water. Once I had given the bath bomb a few days to settle, the savoury element was replaced by a stronger, juicier note of mandarin: the strongest note coming from the piece of FUN in the middle, which is definitely the ‘star of the show.’

Having said that, the overall fruity aroma was not particularly strong overall, and if you’re like me and looking for something that will stay with you in the water, this might be a bath bomb you avoid. While I could definitely appreciate how soft and silky-smooth Sushi Bath Bomb made my skin feel both during and after my bath, I cannot say there was much else in the way of redeeming qualities that would make me buy it again.

There isn’t any bath art to really enjoy; the scent is very faint in the water; I wasn’t able to detect the fragrance on my skin afterwards; not to mention the staining, which a lot of other consumers have noted as well. Sadly, this isn’t a product I’m all too keen to invest in again, especially given how incredible some of Lush’s other new bath bombs are turning out to be.

Quantitative Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Cornflour, Talc, Glycerine, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Brazilian Orange Oil, Sicilian Red Mandarin Oil, Water (Aqua), Titanium Dioxide, DRF Alcohol, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Tin Oxide, *Limonene, Perfume, Colour 77491, Colour 77266, Colour 19140:1, Colour 42090:2, Colour 14700.

Vegan?: Yes.

2019 Price: £5.95 each.

Year Of Original Release: 2019.



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