4 September 2018

Karma Massage Bar

During my attendance of the Lush Summit event last year, I stumbled upon a demo table that immediately captivated my full attention. The display explained that Lush were soon to bring out a brand new spa treatment completely centred about the Karma fragrance, and my tongue couldn't help but lol out of my mouth while I listened on with glee.

Before leaving, I noticed that the table had a single Karma Massage Bar for fans to demo: a little taste of what you could experience if you were lucky enough to book in for the full treatment upon its release. As I left the stall and headed around the rest of the displays, I couldn't help but wonder how complete my life would feel if I could get my hands on one of those magical massage bars myself.

Fast forward almost a year, and the Lush Kitchen answered my prayers: bringing out the bar as a limited edition release for us all to buy: yet another taster that drew us Karma obsessives in. After using the bar for a straight two weeks, I began wishing I had bought a few more to hold stock until they came back again. Unfortunately, it's unlikely that this dream will ever come true.

While rather plain to look at, Karma Massage Bar smells exactly as you would want and expect it to be. Oozing with patchouli and sweet orange oil, this limited edition offers a delicately fruity but equally as spicy affair. As with most products in the Karma range, this one sends out vibes of the swinging sixties: it's sultry and sexy, yet naughty and fruity at the same time. 

The lemongrass and pine oil yet again revel under the surface: offering short bursts of green without being overly generous. Lush describe it will by stating that Karma 'evokes memories of summer and the heat and spice of India', and you only need to give this bar a sniff to know that this is the perfect description to match the wonderful fragrance.

What I loved about this massage bar was that it was super easy to melt - running over my skin and leaving a delicate layer of oils to massage across my body. The cocoa and shea butters really get to work at softening and hydrating your skin, whilst the orange oil has a radiance and a shine that stays with you as the oils are sinking into your skin. 

While some Karma-scented products can be rather powdery, this one was a little more sultry: a little closer to the soap than it is to the perfume. It's perhaps a slightly more reserved than the perfume, but I think that's what makes it truly special in this format.

As with most massage bars, this can last a long time, depending on how you use it. While I went a little crazy and used it for a couple of weeks straight, this is best used as either - as the name suggests - a tool during a full body massage, or as an intense moisturiser a couple of times a week. As the latter, this bar can last upwards of three to four months - making it great value for money in my eyes. 

Quantitative Ingredients: Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter, Coconut Oil, Patchouli Oil, Pine Oil, Elemi Oil, Lavandin Oil, Lemongrass Oil, Orange Oil.

Vegan?: Yes.

2017 Price: £5.95 each.

Year Of Original Release: 2017.

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