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27 November 2018

Plum Pudding Bath Melt




When I look back now, I find it interesting how mesmerised I was by the array of colourful new bath bombs and bubble bars in the Christmas range, yet not as intrigued about, what I now believe to be, the best bath product from this year's seasonal range. In fact, I may go as far as to say that it may be one of the best bath products to have come from Lush in years.

Plum Pudding is a brand new bath melt to join the limited edition seasonal range this year, and what a feast it is. Although sharing its scent with the family new fragrance, Plum Rain, this exclusive beauty plays homage to one of Lush's oldest products, Ceridwan's Cauldron Bath Melt.

Wrapped in a light, purple cloth, the inside bath melt contains so many incredible ingredients - both to offer the gorgeous scent that this product carries, but also to make you really feel as if you're truly indulging in a freshly made pudding when you're using this in the bath.

Dried apricots, raisins and dates have been blended into this bath melt to offer perhaps the sweetest, fruitiest version of this fragrance possible. It really does smell like freshly stewed pears that has even left to soak in their own juices. It's a bright and very beautiful aroma that needs to be celebrated far more than it does.

Alongside this, Plum Pudding also contains osmanthus oil, which thickens the fruity elements of the product and adds a sultry wave of sweetness to the bath melt. This latter ingredient offers a richness to the scent so that this product isn't 'just a fruity' smell. Furthermore, there's a surplus of almond oil and cocoa butter featured in Plum Pudding that helps to hydrate and condition the skin, while it's in use. There are also a handful of oats thrown in here as well, which do wonders at cleansing and softening the skin.

The idea behind Plum Pudding is that you pop the whole bath melt straight into the water and leave it to do its magic. And magic is does. Within a few seconds of it floating on the surface, beautiful swirls of deep purple begin to branch out under the water, oozing out across the water, creating patterns that you simply cannot take your eyes of of.  

There is something about how this bath melt works that just puts your mind into such a restful state. As it's so quiet and unwinds really slowly, it truly helps you to relax much more than you would with a bath bomb, and I think this only served to make my whole experience that much better.

After about eight minutes, the bath melt has dissolved by around half, and it's around this point that I suggest removing Plum Pudding and leaving it to dry for a second use another time. By this stage, the water is now a beautiful shade of purple and the fruity smell coming off of it is sweet and beautifully warming. 

What impressed me with this product was that not a lot of bath melts or oils have ever managed to make such a big impression on the water as this one was able to achieve. Very few of Lush's oils and melts can turn a whole bath a shade of purple as this one did, and not many would be able to create a smell as strong as Plum Pudding also managed to achieve. Furthermore, a dash of silver lustre painted this purple a sparkly shade of magic, without leaving a mess on your skin or your tub afterwards.   

All that was left was to enjoy how incredibly moisturising the water was, and just how quickly it conditioned and replenished my skin, leaving my body feeling velvety-smooth and silky soft almost instantly. The power that this array of oils and butters had on my skin lasted throughout the entire day, and the following morning as well. I was also able to detect hints of the osmanthus and mandarin oils on my skin as well, which was a welcome bonus.

Overall, I don't think I could gush over a product any more than I have done so already. Plum Pudding is everything as beautiful as you would expect from such a concept: the design is exquisite; the smell is truly wonderful; and the magic it creates in the tub rivals that of Santa Claus. To find a collection of these in my stocking would be the best material present a girl could ever wish for. Hint. Hint.

Quantitative Ingredients: Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter, Laureth 4, Whole Oats, Almond Oil, Dried Dates, Dried Apricots, Raisins, Perfume, *Limonene, Osmanthus Absolute, Petitgrain Oil, Sicilian Red Mandarin Oil, Water (Aqua), Titanium Dioxide, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Tin Oxide, *Citral, *Linalool, Colour 17200, Colour 42090.

Vegan?: Yes. 

2018 Price: £5.95 each.

Year Of Original Release: 2018.

Scent Family:
Hedgewitch Soap
Plum Pudding Bath Melt
Plum Rain Body Spray
Plum Rain Naked Shower Gel
Plum Rain Shower Gel
Plum Snow Bubble Bar

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