Lush Cosmetics aka wonderful-smelling, organic beauty and bath products in adorable packaging.
I love Lush. I can’t walk into the store without buying something! Their products smell amazing, leaves my skin feeling super soft, and their bath bombs are totally Instagram worthy. But, shopping at Lush can be a total overwhelming nightmare if not done right. So, I’ve put together a guide to shopping at Lush, tips for using bath bombs, and some of my fave products!
Shopping at Lush
The second you walk inside a Lush store, you are faced with a ton of different smells and some extremely energetic workers who’s missions are to make sure you don’t walk out of that store empty handed and to make sure you are helped the entire time you are in the store. Fun Fact: They are actually required to be by your side and can get in serious trouble by their boss if they just leave you alone!
But ask anyone, Lush products are expensive. Those bath bombs can range from $3 all the way to almost $9, and can usually only be used once. It’s best to come to Lush with a price range in mind and to research which products you want, before you end up holding a basket of random bath bombs and facial masks that a worker persuaded you into buying.
The best thing about Lush workers though, is that they always let you try everything and can demonstrate products for you. Take advantage of it! Smell a bath bomb you like? Ask them about it, and they’ll literally pull out a bucket of water and let you watch the product do it’s magic.
Bath Bomb Tips
- Keep the size of your tub in mind when purchasing bath bombs.
I recently used this little polar bear one, but he was way too small for the tub! The tiny bear literally went in a circle and then completely dissolved, leaving barely any scent or change to the water. If you have a big tub, you must purchase one of the bigger bombs (ex: big blue or twilight) to get the most out of it. If you have a small tub, you can still get the bigger ones, but you should definitely cut them in half for two uses!
- Put the bomb in after you fill the tub!
A lot of people place the bath bomb in the tub while filling it up, which works, but isn’t the best or smartest way to do it. You should place it in after the tub is filled so you can watch the bath bomb fizz and leave it’s colorful trail.
- Some of them won’t leave appealing looking bath water, which could affect your bath experience.
The purpose of a Lush bath is to feel relaxed and comfortable. But, laying in yellow bath water that somewhat resembles pee, is not at all enjoyable. I’ve used a few bath bombs that smelled amazing in the store, but once I popped it in the tub, it made pretty ugly bath water. This is why it’s super important to google your bath bombs ahead of time, or ask for a demo in the store.
- If you’re not willing to clean after, don’t use the bath bombs with stuff in it!
A lot of people love the bath bombs that are filled with things like seaweed, rose petals, and hearts. I’ll admit, I love them too while I’m bathing. It helps give the tub a more relaxing atmosphere. But, cleaning them after can be a total pain in the butt! If you have a big tub and know you’re probably going to have to spend time cleaning after, you may want to pass on these bath bombs.
Twilight turns your tub into a galaxy with light pink and blue colors that fade into glittery purple water! It smells like lavender and is definitely my go-to bath bomb if I just want to relax.
Okay this grapefruit shower gel is the greatest smelling thing on the planet. It wakes me up in the morning and puts me in the happiest mood! I love it with alllllll of my heart.
Obviously, it isn’t packaged like this but I chose to cut my crumble bubble bars in half (Half is all you need to fill a tub, even big ones). The Blue Skies and Fluffy White Clouds Bubble Bar is perfect for when you’ve had a stressful day and just want to relax before bed.
I hope this Lush guide helps you out the next time you want to splurge and pamper yourself! Remember, it’s important to treat yo self (Parks & Rec reference!) every once in a while.