16 February 2015

Love You Mum Soap

When I first found out about what was being featured in Lush's Mother's Day range, I wasn't initially bowled over by the idea of this product. Firstly, the fact that it was a soap was enough for me to order it's level of importance as being underneath the other shower and bath products. Secondly, the mere mention of the floral elements didn't sell it to me on fragrance either. However, it's beautiful design was what convinced me to purchase a couple of slices and what I found surprised me. 

Love You Mum Soap is a new addition to Lush's impressive array of seasonal goodies - a beautiful royal blue soap with a yellow, green and red cherry tree design crafted on the surface. It's one of those soaps that looks more like a piece of artwork than a cosmetic, and if I had the money, I would have happily invested in a complete piece to marvel over. 

Lush describe it as being an elegant soap - one made from a combination of mimosa and jasmine absolutes, and featuring a generous helping of bergamot oil to give it a sweet and uplifting note underneath. To me, it is definitely the jasmine that dominates the smell - a strong, rich and very sweet floral aroma that has elements of the Lust smell without being as overbearing or as pungent. 

While there's nothing in the ingredients list to suggest where the scent comes from, there is also an element of sweet almond and benzoin, which makes this soap smell a little of Snowcake Shower Gel. In the shower, this element takes a back seat and the mimosa comes forward - giving off a sweet, floral and slightly woody aroma.

The bergamot oil brings all of these elements together with its fresh, fruity scent - offering a very cheerful and uplifting fragrance that lingers on your skin after use. Although the soap does possess a flowery smell, there is something rather rounded about Love You Mum that helps it to stand out above other Lush soaps.

In the shower, I found this soap to be very easy to use - lathering up without having to massage it for very long between the hands. It produces a slightly bluish and rather oily foam, which immediately gets to work at cleaning your skin and leaving it looking and feeling really cleansed.

Although the foam felt lovely and smooth whilst it was being lathered onto my legs and arms, once the water had washed it away, my skin didn't feel very hydrated at all, and I would recommend that you moisturise after using this soap to ensure that you don't develop dry patches. 
Despite this, I have found that my piece has shrunk very little since I have started using it. After nearly 10-12 showers, the 100g block has barely changed at all and I can see this piece lasting me for a good couple of months. For this reason, it is probably one of the better value soaps from Lush and definitely worth stocking up on if it works for you. 

Overall, while I love the scent and design of Love You Mum, it's just not a match for my skin, but that's not to say that I don't at least recognise the merits of this product. I would still recommend that you try it for yourself and I just hope that Lush choose to release other products with this wonderful aroma for me to enjoy.

Quantitative Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Glycerine, Rapeseed Oil and Coconut Oil, Sorbitol, Perfume, Bergamot Oil, Mimosa Absolute, Jasmine Absolute, Titanium Dioxide, Sodium Chloride, EDTA, Tetrasodium Etidronate, Sodium Hydroxide, Benzyl Benzoate, Limonene, Linalool, Cinnamyl Alcohol, Colour 42053, Colour 14700, Colour 45350, Colour 17200, Colour 42090.

Vegan?: Yes. 

2015 Price: £4.25 for 100g, £10.63 for 250g, £21.25 for 500g.
2016 Price: £4.50 for 100g.

Year Of Original Release: 2015. 


  1. Does this soap remind you of 17 Cherry Tree Lane scentwise?

    1. Hmmm - very slightly but not much. They both have that sweet 'cherry' element but Love You Mum is far richer and 'in your face', whereas 17 Cherry Tree Lane is more of a lighter fragrance.

  2. Ha I saw this as the whole soap and thought the same too lol...too pretty to chop up :( would make a good decoration for my bathroom walls hehe :) Wonder how much a whole soap would be?

    1. I think a whole wheel of soap is about the £200 price mark - I've never bought one myself but I do know people who have. In all fairness, aside from it being pretty, I just don't understand how anyone could use that much soap to justify spending £200 on in! : )

  3. HI Jen! Would you at all think that this soap smells like Sultana? On the website, Lush said its similar, but the only excuse i would buy this soap is if it smelled like Sultana. Thanks!