20 August 2014

Melomint Bubble Bar

On the surface, this product is a little misleading. To look at, you would envisage a fruity offering - one that not only matches the melon it's been shaped as, but the 'melo' it has in its name as well. Then, while we're looking at the title, we might also come to the conclusion that it contains an element of mint thrown in there for good measure. While the combination sounds rather strange, it's not past Lush to pair contradictory fragrances and produce something rather wonderful.

Yet Melomint is not like I imagined at all, and aside from its design there is nothing here that ties it with melon at all. While it is heavily minty, there is nothing fruity about this bubble bar at all. In fact, due to the array of oils that Lush have used to create this product, this bar smells of a combination of mint and wood.

Containing both spearmint and peppermint oil, it is clear from the get-go that this bubble bar is full of minty goodness. While the former ingredient is the most prominent, it's not a straight forward mint smell that you would expect from a product like Freeze. Lush have also included cypress oil to the mix, which gives this bar an earthy element as well.The smell reminds me very much of what it would be like to chew minty gum whilst walking through a forest full of pine trees. It's an odd combination but one that does work rather well together. 

To use any of Lush's bubble bars, you can either crumble it under running water, or as I do; hold it directly under the flow of the tap, which I find creates more bubbles. As soon as the water hits the bar, lots of bubbles start to form and disperse throughout the tub. Within a few seconds, the fragrance begins to waft around the bathroom and seep into your senses.

As many people have commented on beforehand, Melomint is a product that takes no prisoners. In the bath, it produces a rather strong, pungent mint and earth smell, which although is not overpowering, those with a sensitive sense of smell might find it a little too heavy. While the earthy element is less fragrant than the mint, it is definitely present in the mix.

In its favour, it does stay with you for the duration of the bath and it does help you to unwind and feel more relaxed. Lush claim that they've included the mint and cypress oils to de-stress weathered bodies and help to sooth tired and achey muscles. They've also included chlorophyllin, which is really high in natural minerals and vitamins so your skin is left wonderfully soft and nourished. 
Furthermore, it turns the water a beautiful light red and creates a mound of wonderful bubbles, which remain with you for the entirety of the bath. I was in there for a good 40 minutes and there was still many bubbles when I got out. I was impressed by this, given that I had only used half of the bar.

While it's not my favourite bubble bar, it is very refreshing and leaves you feeling really cool and invigorated afterwards. It does leave a gentle scent on your skin, but it's subtle enough that it won't take away from any body lotion or perfume that you wish to apply afterwards. All in all, another interesting and rather unique release from Lush.

Quantitative Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Cream of Tartar, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Lauryl Betaine, Peppermint Oil, Cypress Oil, Spearmint Oil, Linseeds, Perfume, Gardenia Extract, Limonene, Linalool, Chlorophyllin, Colour 17200, Colour 14700, Colour 45410.

Vegan?: Yes.

2015 Price: £3.75 each.
2016 Price: £3.75 each.
2017 Price: £3.95 each.

Year Of Original Release: ?

1 comment

  1. this was really helpful, thankyou for sharing this although i think you should have awarded it a higher rating x