18 May 2019

Hi Ho Silver Bath Bomb

I think I felt as shocked as a lot of other people did when they first saw the price tag and realised how small this little bath bomb actually was. My initial reaction was a combination of wondering whether Lush had made a mistake on the website; if the company were in fact playing a huge joke on the committed fans amongst us, who will buy near on everything; or if this bath bomb had a miracle cure inside that I was about to find out. 

Ultimately, not one of the above ideas were realised during my experience of this bath bomb and I learned pretty quickly that Hi Ho Silver was just in fact a rather expensive bath bomb. Having said that, this is definitely not a terrible bath bomb by any means, and here's why:
Firstly, I will start by saying that despite how minute this bomb is, the scent you get when unleashing this into the water is beautiful. Olibanum, lime and orange oils go into creating a rich, slightly exotic and very resinous fragrance. The olibanum oil makes the smell of Hi Ho Silver very alluring and warming, and it comes across as rather smoky when it's dissolving in the water.

However, both of the citrus notes also make their presence known: offering very dry but equally slightly bitter fruity layers. Now don't get me wrong, there is nothing juicy or zesty about this aroma at all. In fact, the latter two components almost seem as if they've had the fruitiness knocked out of them. Instead, the lime and orange smell slightly dry and sour, which when combined with the olibanum makes for an interesting twist. I'd even go as far as to say that the smell of this bath bomb has an almost grape-like note to it.

What is impressive about Hi Ho Silver is how much of an incredible show it puts on in the tub. Within milliseconds of dropping it into the water, it begins to send out thick frothy purple streaks that shimmer slightly because of the inclusion of the silver lustre. As the bath bomb continues to dissolve, more and more trails of silver begin to decorate the surface: intertwining with the purple to offer a beautiful visual as you're submerged beneath the water. 
As the bath bomb sinks further, the silver stamp on top - which is made from creamy cocoa and shea butters - starts to dissolve into the water and adds an extra boost of moisture to the experience. What you are left with is a wonderfully translucent (and equally softening) purple water with a shed load of silver lustre pulsating under the surface.

For those that may be put off by the latter point, I should probably add that none of this lustre makes its way onto your skin during your bathe and you only need to rinse the bath for a few seconds afterwards to help the lustre disappear down the plug hole.

What I found was that Hi Ho Silver was really moisturising on the skin, and the condition of my body, especially in regards to my hands and feet, were noticeably smoother after my bath. The wonderful bath art that it created was also rather entertaining, and rather impressive given how small the bath bomb is. 
Having said this, I found that the fragrance didn't seem to stick around as long as many of Lush's other bombs, most notably the Goldrush Bath Bomb, which offered far more in the way of scent even though it was just as small as this one. Ultimately, this is a lovely addition to Lush's bath bomb collection but one that I feel is a little on the expensive side for what it offers consumers in the water.

Quantitative Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Titanium Dioxide, Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter, Lime Oil, Olibanum Oil, Brazilian Orange Oil, Cream of Tartar, Water (Aqua), Fair Trade Shea Butter, Almond Oil, Dipropylene Glycol, Laureth 4, Sodium Coco Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Tin Oxide, Benzyl Salicylate, Hydroxycitronellal Isoeugenol, *Limonene, Perfume, Colour 42090, Colour 77742.

Vegan?: Yes.

2019 Price: £5.95 each.

Year Of Original Release: 2019.

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