1 November 2018

Holey Night Bath Bomb

I think I can safely say that we all rolled our eyes when we heard that Lush were bringing out yet another 'citrusy' scented bath bomb. Not a day goes by without the likes of lemon, bergamot or orange oil showing up on an ingredients list and potentially spoiling the possibility of a new and unique fragrance. Yet this recent Christmas release has left me a little confused but rather happy that the lemon oil in this ingredients list doesn't steal the show at all.

Holey Night Bath Bomb is a brand new addition to this year's seasonal range: a gorgeous spherical bath bomb with indents (or should that be holes) pressed into the surface of the product. With just a glimpse of a yellow core on the surface as well, this wonderful creation is definitely one that should be used on Christmas Eve, as a last ditch attempt for some relaxation before the big day arrives.

In fact, the two colours reminds me very much of the beautiful Christmas Eve Bubble Bar that had been, up until recently, a staple member of the seasonal range. In fact, although the fragrances of the two products are quite different, there is something about the gentleness of Holey Night that is very reminiscent of this aforementioned bubble bar.   

Containing lemon, rose and sandalwood, you would probably assume that this bath bomb is going to offer you something rather fruity but floral, but you'd be only partially right in thinking this. Instead, I was surprised to find that the main thread of fragrance featured here was in fact the sandalwood oil. 

To my nose, the sandalwood offers a deep, sensual woody aroma that wraps itself around the lemon oil and softens its citrusy powers. Together they create something very warming and beautiful, with only a gentle fruitiness of the lemon oil getting through at all. Alongside this, the rose absolute simply offers a mild touch of floral, which gives the overall fragrance a little extra depth, and a little extra staying power in the water.

As the bath bomb is dropped into the water, you'll realise that this is a quite fizzer: producing thick foam-like waves of blue that spread out across the surface of the water very quickly. As the bath bomb dissolves more, Holey Night begins to decorate the water with swirls of yellow, and then later on pink. Within a few minutes the water is a beautiful shade of blue, and the smell of the sandalwood, lemon and rose is wrapping around you like a warm winter blanket.

What I noticed, as soon as I entered the water, was how softening this bath bomb was. The inclusion of the soya milk helps to create this creamy effect: not only while Holey Nights is dissolving, but in the water as you bathe. You can really feel how soft and smooth your skin feels while you indulge yourself with this one.

Although the scent of this bath bomb remained with me throughout the whole duration of my bath, I didn't find that it left much of an impression on my skin afterwards. Having said that, there is something so beautiful about the subtleness of this delicate fragrance in the water, that I was able to forgive Holey Nights fairly quickly for this negative point. 

Overall, this bath bomb would be great as part of the regular range, as there's nothing about the design or the smell that would limit it to Christmas. In fact, I think this is one of Lush's better wintery bath bombs, and would be a welcome bonus in the first few months of the year, when the weather plummets to horrible temperatures. 

While I am not a mother of a million children in need of entertaining this Christmas Eve, I will still indulge in another one of these to send me to sleep before the big event. If you can find yourself a little time during this seasonal period, definitely invest in a Holey Night before they disappear from the shelves.        

Quantitative Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Soya Milk Powder, Dipropylene Glycol, Sicilian Lemon Oil, Rose Absolute, Sandalwood Oil, Water (Aqua), Cream of Tartar, Titanium Dioxide, Sodium Coco Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Tin Oxide, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Coumarin, Geraniol, *Limonene, Perfume, Colour 77491, Colour 45430:1, Colour 42090:1, Colour 19140:1, Colour 19140, Colour 42090, Colour 15850:1, Cl45410:1.

Vegan?: Yes.

2018 Price: £4.25 each.

Year Of Original Release: 2018.

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