So I admit to being a bit of a luxury toiletries nerd and in true millennial style I rate Lush amongst the best of the best on the market. Going to my local store in Guildford is a real treat, getting to immerse yourself in the scents and products is a break from “real life”, and they usually have a lovely consultant on hand to help you find the right items for your preferences in amongst their treasure trove.
Lush Intergalactic Shower Gel (£13.00 / 250g)
The Intergalactic bath bomb is one of my absolute favourite products from Lush. It smells incredible, as you’d expect, and it’s been a regular purchase for me for a long time, so when the company released their Intergalactic shower gel online I had to try it out. The shower gel packs the same refreshing mix of peppermint and grapefruit as the bath bomb but showering in the scent, I feel, is an improvement as it ramps up the ‘wake up’ factor. One of the best things for me about Intergalactic is the unexpected hint of vetivert and cedarwood that linger on your skin throughout the day and release soft, heady, woody notes. In true Lush style, it’s a bright teal blue with plenty of glitter flakes.
Intergalactic Shower Gel Scents
- Fresh Mint Infusion
- Peppermint Oil
- Grapefruit Oil
- Vetivert Oil
- Cedarwood Oil
Lush Harajuku Bath Bomb (£5.95 each)
I had to look up what Harajuku was – a neighbourhood of Tokyo known for colourful streets, fashion, and youth culture. This bath bomb is new to Lush, I was drawn to it in store thanks to the bright candy colours of pink, yellow, and white, and when I smelled it I instantly bagged it. I loved the look of this one in the bath as it fizzed, and your water ends up a really pleasant pale orange, which matches the scent of Brazilian orange oil. Lush have blended this with benzoin resinoid, which they describe as “soothing and protective” and has a smell that I can’t really relate to any other. Sweet, heady vanilla completes the perfume of the Harajuku bath bomb, making it addictive – I’ve already ordered another!
Harajuku Bath Bomb Scents
- Brazilian Orange Oil
- Benzoin Resinoid
- Vanilla Absolute
Lush Sleepy Soap (£5.00 / 120g)
The Sleepy scent from Lush has cult status amongst sleepless fans. I have used the lotion in the past during particularly bad insomniac bouts and it truly did help; some nights I fell asleep, and when I still couldn’t sleep the scent of the cream was soothing and comforting. This new soap is a cool option for trying out Sleepy without breaking the bank on the lotion (£27 for 440g of cream isn’t cheap). The vegan soap version is moisturising but doesn’t leave a residue behind. The scent isn’t as powerful as the lotion but when you are washing you notice the calming lavender and soothing benzoin resinoid scents working. After washing and drying I couldn’t really smell any lasting scent on my skin, but I still felt relaxed from the hot shower releasing the oils from the soap.
Sleepy Soap Scents
- Oat Milk
- Lavender Oil
- Tonka Absolute
- Benzoin Resinoid
Lush is expensive, and I am always on the look out for alternatives that don’t cost quite so much. I don’t mind spending on the odd treat from Lush though, as the scents are usually strong and lasting, and the products care for my skin.