16 July 2015

Johnny Appleseed Bath Oil

The name Johnny Appleseed is inspired by a famous nurseryman of the same name, who travelled throughout the USA planting apple trees in the late seventeen-hundreds. While his name is remembered because of this, he is also known for his generosity towards neighbouring folk, and his passion for conserving the integrity of the apple trees that he was responsible for across America. 

While the bath oil isn't as legendary or as impressive, its name is very fitting,  and only serves to give this exclusive product an extra cute factor that I appreciate very much. Shaped like a miniature Granny Smith apple, with a cinnamon stick for a stalk, this Oxford Street beauty is gorgeous to look at and smells as fresh and as fruity as you can imagine it would.   
With the combined efforts of neroli, lemon and Brazilian orange oils, this bath oil is enough to wake up your senses and offer a light, refreshing experience in the tub. However, it's surprisingly not as zesty as I was expecting - instead giving off a fruity but rather dry smelling apple fragrance. While it is predominantly an apple smell, there's a strong layer of what I can only describe as watermelon alongside this, which is what prevents this bath oil from being as tart as you would imagine it to be. 

There is a slight element of the neroli oil as well, which gives this bath oil a wonderful light and very gentle, sweet floral aroma. With the inclusion of the cinnamon stick to add a little spice to the mix, this is a very rewarding bath oil - one that suits the warmer weather we've been having recently in the UK.
As with all of Lush's new melts and oils, this one contains a generous helping of shea and cocoa butter - two ingredients that not only help to nourish and condition your body but work together to help the skin absorb the added moisture and get the most out of this product. There's no denying that this little ball is a powerhouse for the skin - making an impression that'll last you the entire day. 

Much like all of the other bath oils I've had so far, when dropped into water, this ball of essential oils takes quite a while to get to work - slowly releasing little puddles of green that paint the surface of the water. Once the bath oil has completely dispersed, the whole water turns a very pale green and most of the oils dissolve into the water, allowing them to permeate your skin whilst you are submerged. 

I found that Johnny Appleseed was a little waxy in consistency - very similar to my experience with the Shark Infested Custard Bath Oil. While this doesn't mean that you'll experience nasty greasy patches on your skin, I did find that it took a little longer to dissolve in the water and this meant that some of the oil droplets attached themselves to the sides of my tub - causing some smears that had to be wiped away to prevent staining. 

Furthermore, I was disappointed to discover that this bath oil doesn't really leave much of an impression on your skin afterwards. While it gives you soft and well-nourished skin, it doesn't offer you anything in the way of fragrance. For this reason, while I really enjoyed this bath oil and found that it went exceptionally well with a whole host of other bath bombs (Lord Of Misrule, Dragon's Egg and Big Blue, it's not one that I would buy regularly - especially with all of the other ones that are a little more interesting in the tub and offer a stronger scent during and afterwards. 

Quantitative Ingredients: Organic Shea Butter (Butyrospermum parkii), Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter (Theobroma cacao), Laureth 4, PEG–6 Caprylic / Capric Glycerides & PEG-60 Almond Glycerides, Perfume, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (Cocos nucifera), Organic Jojoba Oil (Simmondsia chinensis), Neroli Oil (Citrus Aurantium amara), Lemon Oil (Citrus limonum), Brazilian Orange Oil (Citrus sinensis), Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool, Colour 19140:1, Colour 42090, Colour 47005, Cinnamon Stick (Cinnamomum cassia).

Vegan?: Yes.

2015 Price: £2 each.

Year Of Original Release: 2015. 

Scent Family:
1000 Millihelens Jelly Face Mask
Johnny Appleseed Bath Oil


  1. Hello

    I've been reading your reviews since the Kichen started, even though I'm a foreigner and English isn't my mother tongue I really enjoy your writing style and accurate description which is rarely the case when I read other blogs .. I can't have a bath right now because of the heat wave in my country, Do you think a bath oil would properly dissolve in cold/ lukewarm water ?


    1. I doubt it would properly dissolve because they have to melt. :(