7 May 2014

Happy Blooming Bath Melt

I remember a family member buying me a Berry Box, back when I had only been a vegetarian for a couple of years and I was considered 'difficult to buy for' during the seasonal period. At the time, I had no idea how most of the products worked, and I would probably be embarrassed if I could remember how I 'disposed' of them. Although many years ago, I still remember that one of the products in the gift set was a Happy Blooming Bath Melt. This was my first experience with a bath melt, and although I didn't have the funds to go out and purchase a few more, I remember raving about it for weeks after I had used it.

The first positive aspect that you'll notice about this bath melt is that it's considerably bigger than any other I've seen Lush produce. The product is designed to be broken into three separate pieces; each having the strength to hold it's own in a bath tub, making this melt extremely good value for money. I believe Happy Blooming used to sell for about £3.50, make it incredibly affordable at just over £1 per bath.

For those unfamiliar with how bath melts work, you have two options to go about using yours effectively. As these products are designed to give the consumer a sensual experience, a lot of Lushies choose to drop the melt in whilst they're lazing in the tub, which can take upwards of 10-15 minutes to fully dissipate. This may sound like a long time but if you're planning on remaining in the bath for an extended period of time, it's a nice way to retain the scent of the melt for longer as well as keeping a steady flow of essential oils being released into the water. If you've got less time to spare, you can hold the melt under the tap as you run your bath, and this will reduce the bath melt down a lot quicker.

With Happy Blooming I learnt that it's probably best to do the latter, as I found that my piece sunk to the bottom of the bath and it took a while for the oils to surface. Whichever way you choose to use this product, you'll find that the melt turns the water a pretty pale pink colour.

Probably the biggest attraction for me, is the fact that this melt possesses a beautiful, sensual cherry flavour. Just like the shower jelly, Happy Blooming smells of Bakewell tart; a combination of dried cherries and almonds that give the product an almost marzipan-scented aroma. However, unlike the jelly, the bath melt has the almonds slightly less prominent in the mix so you get more of the cherry scent here.

Happy Blooming contains cocoa butter, passion flower seed and ylang ylang oils, which not only add to it's amazing smell, but helps to moisturise, soothe and soften the skin. Furthermore, calamine is also added to calm sensitive skin, so would be a perfect accompaniment for those with eczema or just very dried and damaged skin.
The next morning I could still smell this on me, and I was able to detect whiffs of it all day, so it definitely seems to linger. Although the bath water felt very oily when I was in the tub, this soon disappeared when I towelled myself down and I was left with beautiful, soft velvety skin.

This is a wonderful bath melt, perhaps one of my favourite ones to date. I only hope that Lush plan on bringing it back in the future, not just as an exclusive for their Kitchen range, as it was great value for money and one I would use regularly to condition and invigorate my skin.

Quantitative Ingredients: Cocoa Butter (Theobroma cacao), Calamine Powder, PEG#6 Caprylic / Capric Glycerides & PEG-60 Almond Glycerides, Passion Flower Seed Oil (Passiflora edulis), Perfume, Dried Cherries (Prunus cerasus), Fresh Passion Fruit Juice (Passiflora edulis), Titanium Dioxide, Ylang Ylang Oil (Cananga odorata), Benzoin Resinoid (Styrax tonkinensis pierre), Colour 14700}.

Vegan?: Yes.

2016 Price: £4.75 each.
2017 Price: £4.95 each.

Scent Family:
Cherry Blossom Reusable Bubble Bar
Happy Blooming Bath Melt
Happy Blooming Body Lotion
Happy Blooming Shower Jelly
Happy Blooming Solid Perfume


  1. I was broke when this was in the Kitchen... T.T

    1. So excited this is coming to the kitchen tomm! I def plan on buying atleast 5!

    2. It was already sold out when I got online. I swear I'm cursed to never have it...they obviously don't want me to be happy, lol! Now we play the waiting game on ebay.

  2. This is chocolaty and yummy. It is pretty expensive but a nice treat about my cacao bliss reviews.