22 May 2018

Sherbet Dip Bath Bomb

When I first heard about this bath bomb, I was a little confused to say the least. As a British company, Lush usually base the names of some of their products on other items that have been available in the past. Therefore, the name 'Sherbet Dip' didn't seem appropriate for the design of the bath bomb that went by that title. 

The colour, shape and smell of this Christmas special is geared towards that of a Sherbet Lemon - a popular sweet originally from the twenties, that is still sold in sweet shops all across the country to this very day. A Sherbet Dip however, is a sachet of flavoured sherbet that comes with a liquorice stick to dip into it - a completely different product altogether but a yummy one nonetheless.

Simplistic in design and scent, Sherbet Dip Bath Bomb was a brand new addition to the Christmas 2017 range, and one of only three exclusive bath bombs that had never been released before. While I would normally be excited about the prospect of a new, citrusy bath bomb such as this, I found myself less enthused this year due to the fact that the company have already offer the incredible Cheer Up Buttercup, which has since become my joint favourite bath bomb of all time.  
Oval-shaped and coloured with a gentle shade of pastel yellow, this limited edition offers a simplistic but equally beautiful fruity scent. Definitely nothing with any character, I am a lover of anything with a fruit or citrus bite, so this satisfied something in me, despite its simplicity.

Sharing its scent with both Elsie The Giraffe (You’re Having A Laugh) Reusable Bubble Bar, and the recently released Bubble Spinner, this Bath Bomb contains a collaboration of lime, lemon and grapefruit oils. As you would expect, the combination of all three create a bright, zesty fragrance. The lemon dominates the scent of this - offering a refreshing, tart burst of tangy lemony goodness; the grapefruit supports this with its own unique citrusy scent, albeit a little less potent. Moreover, the lime oils set about bringing both a fruity component, and a fizziness that helps to replicate the smell of the traditional sweet this Bath Bomb is trying to mimic.

Disappointingly, this Sherbet Dip is one of the fastest fizzers I have used in a long while. However, this is something I could have accepted, if it wasn’t for the fact that this product is also a sinker. As soon as the Bath Bomb hit the water, it plummeted to the bottom of the tub, where it created a murky yellow and blue cloud.
Once fully dissolved, you are left with a beautiful tub of green water, which happens to be noticeably soft when you submerge yourself beneath. In fact, I was surprised that this bath bomb moisturised my skin as much as it did, given how little impact it had on my senses in other ways.

Once fully dissolved (which takes about 60 seconds), Sherbet Dip appeared to lose most of its fragrance in the tub. It was one of those ballistics that doesn’t hold enough scent to begin with, so it ends up dissipating really quickly, and I was left with a bath that didn’t smell of very much at all.

With all of the Bubble bars in this year’s Christmas range being quite hefty in both price and size, Sherbet Dip is a good option for those who want something a little less taxing on their finances. However, you get what you pay for, as this Bath Bomb is nowhere near as good quality as anything else featured this season. 
The scent is lovely but doesn’t last at all - in the tub or on the skin; the bath bomb doesn’t do anything particularly exciting in the water; and all of the ones I bought, have ended up being sinkers. Although this latter point could be more to do with the water in my area of London, it still doesn’t make my experience with this any more interesting. While the fragrance may be reminiscent of of one of my favourite childhood sweets, this is not enough for me to want to invest in something that pales in comparison to everything else on offer. 

Quantitative Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Fragrance, Grapefruit Oil (Citrus paradisi), Sicilian Lemon Oil (Citrus limonum), Lime Oil (Citrus aurantifolia), Water (Aqua), Gardenia Extract (Gardenia jasminoides), Dipropylene, Glycol, Titanium Dioxide, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Tin Oxide (Tin oxide) *Limonene, Citral, Yellow 10, Blue 1, Yellow 5.  

Vegan?: Yes.

2017 Price: £2.95 each.

Year Of Original Release: 2017.

Scent Family:
Bubble Spinner Reusable Bubble Bar
Elsie The Giraffe (You're Havin' A Bath) Reusable Bubble Bar

Sherbet Dip Bath Bomb

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