I’m an addict. A junkie. A LUSH. I am absolutely obsessed with taking baths, they are my ME time and I love to just sit in the water and unwind. What is better than that you ask? A LUSH bath. Of course I use a lot of products and various “lotions and potions” (as I call it) when it comes to creating the perfect bath experience and that means I have used my fair share of lush products and I’ve gotta say, I love them all, especially the bath bombs. However I have found that bath bombs can be kind of expensive and for those of you looking for the most luxurious of baths without spending a
million billion dollars trying every single bath bomb to find your favorite, I thought I’d break down a list of all the most popular bath bombs at LUSH with my review and rating.
As a friendly reminder, this is my opinion and if you try a bath bomb and don’t like it, it is not my fault that you don’t have good taste… 😉 **take with a grain of salt and shot of sarcastic humor.
Now without further ado, let’s get into it! I’ve tried almost every single bath bomb to date (excluding some of the limited edition runs and the jelly bombs), so there should only be a handful that might be missing. I should also mention that this is based on bath bombs that have been released in the last few years, I only discovered the goodness about 3 years ago! Gasp, I know! What a day that was for me!
Ratings are on a scale of 1-5 stars based on my own personal opinion 🙂
I’m going to kick this off with one of their best sellers and one of my personal favorites. If you’re looking for the ultimate one to gift then I recommend this one because I really think it has more of a “wow” factor than the others. It’s really pretty and vibrant while it is fizzing, and then the water is left a shade of really deep blue with swirling glitter. I’m a big glitter girl so this is a huge hit for me.
This one is a little more cost effective than the others and I love the color the water turns. First it fizzes out kind of pink (as the outside looks) and then inside is a blue color so the water turns a really pretty purple, but I’m not a huge lavender fan so the scent isn’t my favorite.
The water ends up absolutely beautiful when you use this, it turn s a really pretty kind of rose color! The scent is little too sweet for my liking because Jasmine is naturally kind of a sweet smell, and then the petals on top kind of turn into a slimy texture that really grosses me out although the lady at the store said they are like a skin softening substance haha. If you get weirded out by textures like me…. let’s be friends.
2 stars. Maybe 1.
Let me tell you what, this one was such a let down. I heard so many great things about it, and I heard it is really cool to watch dissolve but I bought one with high hopes and it turned out to be a dud. It’s on the more expensive side to begin with, then the fizzing (at least on the one I tried) just wasn’t all that impressive, especially when I kind of expected it to be on par with the intergalactic bomb based on price. After you are left sitting in water that looks like a dirty toilet has been stewing for three days. Yes, it’s a gross visual. Save yourself the money. You’re welcome.
THE BIG BLUE
This one is actually really refreshing and I love the natural kind of salty smell it has. I would absolutely give this one five stars just for the relaxing scent and the really pretty aqua color it turns your water, it feels like you’re soaking in a Tahitian oasis or something, but it has seaweed in it. For a lot of people they like the seaweed, and seaweed has some really amazing qualities as a natural ingredient for baths buuuuuuuuuuuut….it’s back to that texture thing I mentioned earlier. Ew. Still worth the money though!
CHEER UP BUTTERCUP
This one is actually kind of fun to watch because the yellow is so bright and vibrant, it honestly looks like you’re bathing in yellow gatorade haha. It mostly fizzes yellow but then once you hit kind of the middle there is a layer of pink in there so it looks pretty. I do absolutely LOVE the smell, it’s very citrus-y and I love citrus! Overall it’s a little underwhelming compared to some of the other bath bombs Lush offers but it’s still kind of fun if you’re looking for something to wake you up. I feel like it’d be a great for a morning bath.
This one makes your water feel like you’re laying in SILK, it is seriously so soft that it’s almost like butter. Maybe that’s why they name it butterball?? And it smells soooo good, too! I love that it’s a little more neutral and it’s not quite as strong fragrance-wise compared to some of the others which is nice because I get headaches from strong smells sometimes ha! I really am a fan of things that are pretty so I prefer to have water that is pretty too, if I’m spending money on a bath bomb, and this one doesn’t really do anything to the water or look that pretty fizzing but it is an absolute dream to bathe in and one of my favorites because it is so cheap compared to the others.
LORD OF MISRULE
This one is usually a fall-time exclusive, or at least it has been for a couple of years. I have to admit, this one I may not be able to give that great of a review on because I used it while pregnant and that was a HUGE mistake on my part because I was throwing up like crazy and just the smell of this still makes me nauseated in memory of it. Pregnancy is weird, haha. It’s kind of pretty with the green and wine color and it’s very warm and cinnamon-y which is something I would ordinarily love but I will tell you that I’ll never purchase it again and I could pick it out of a crowd a mile away and get nauseated, so for that reason it gets my one star rating.
This one has a bit of a berry scent and it is pretty cost effective. The water turns a pretty lavender color and as it is dissolving it kind of has these little strands of berry (or something) that dissolve in the water. It is a quick dissolver though.
I’m just a big old space geek, so I knew I was going to love the launch of all the space-y themed bombs that came out recently! The Rocket Science bomb is no exception, I really liked it. I think the one drawback is that it is very similar to the intergalactic, the colors are similar, it fizzes in kind of the same pattern, and the water ends up dark blue. It is kind of fun because the pink fizzes out like the tail of a rocket which I think is clever, it smells really good but is another one of those that is not too overpowering (#win), and it is definitely more cost effective than the intergalactic as it’s smaller and doesn’t last quite as long.
This one looks really pretty in the store, but it’s kind of pricey and fizzes really quickly. It doesn’t really have any cool tricks up it’s sleeve and even though it smells good, it feels a little underwhelming after you just spent what feels like a fortune on a bath bomb. The smell is very floral and it does leave a nice aura (can you leave a smell aura haha) behind you after you’re done.
NEVERMIND THE BALLISTICS
I’ve mentioned I love the citrus smell in this post, right? Let’s say it again. I LOVE CITRUS. And this one is extra lime-y and it reminds me of bathing in a sunset on a tropical beach. The colors are very sunset-y too. I just have nothing bad to say about this one. Go get it. Now.
SHOOT FOR THE STARS
This one is fun but a little underwhelming. It turns the water blue, but only a little bit lighter blue than the rocket science and it’s not nearly as fun to watch. It just kind of fizzes and then the yellow stars come off and float in the water. I feel like this one would be really fun for younger kids. I do really like the scent, it’s different than any of the others that Lush has and on reading the ingredients, I think it might be the honey.
You guys know that candy cane cocoa that comes out around Christmas every year? This smells like that candy cane cocoa to me! This is an exceptionally pretty one to watch fizz and the water ends up a really pretty shade of turquoise/teal green. It’s one of my favorite colors for a bath bomb actually and so far the only company that has one that I like is the COSSET bath and body bath bomb called Down To Earth (guys, go check that one out if you haven’t, it’s incredible, but this post is about Lush haha). The other thing that I love about this is the cocoa in it makes the water feel really soft and kind of buttery, so when you get out you feel really moisturized.
I’m not sure if they use more glitter in this one or what, but it feels like you’re swirling in a sea of blue glitter and I feel like if you were a princess in an igloo this is what your baths would always look like. Since I’m a princess, I’m in love with it. The scent is subtle and kind of floral but it works really well with the smell of the natural ingredients. It has varying shades of blue and white as it fizzes and ends up kind of a blue koolaid color.
LUXURY LUSH PUD
This one is very strong with the lavender smell so I just….. meh. No like-y. BUT it is very pretty to watch, it fizzes really pink and then has little sections that break off and fizz in yellow and blue. The water ends up kind of a pink-y scarlet which I really like, but other than that I wasn’t impressed with this one just because of the smell. For you lavender lovers, this is a seasonal one that you would love and I recommend it.
This one was fun because it was vibrant color for pretty cheap, and my daughter loved the little confetti stuff it left behind, however it was a quick fizzes and they have since replaced this one with the new PINK one, which is by far superior!
ALL THE PINK!!!!!!! This bath bomb is basically layers of varying shades of pink and white, and as pink is my favorite color it is an absolute delight to watch. I also love the aroma therapy going on with this one because the smell is really natural and kind of sweet, and when you get out of the bath it lingers on your skin really well so you smell amazing and your skin is so soft. It smells kind of like vanilla but the vanilla is not overpowering, if that makes sense? I would say probably of all of them, this is one of my top favorites.
This one is great because it is a little cheaper than some of the others, but in my book that’s pretty much the only win. It fizzes very quickly and then the scent is a little dull, it seems to dissipate quickly. It doesn’t really do anything fancy with the water or make it extra soft or anything, I’d say this one is definitely more for a kid that would just think it’s really cool to have a neon yellow/green bath.
This one makes your skin feel like a dream, it’s by far the moist SOFT feeling, besides maybe the butterball.
This one is a seasonal one for winter time and it’s pretty great actually. It’s pretty much identical to the butterball, so check out my review under that section as it all applies and I’m too lazy to type it out here. 🙂
I’m in love with this one. It is so freaking cute before you even put it in the water, then you put it in and the scent instantly hits you. It’s another one that is citrus-y scented (surprise!) and kind of sweet like vanilla or candy. I think the only downfall is the scent is kind of strong so I ended up with a headache one time after using it, but the colors of the pink and blue and purple swirl around really well and just can’t be beat. This is one of my favorite seasonal ones and if you ever need a gift, this one is a hit.
I thought this one was going to be SO cool because it looks awesome, has a cool name, and smells different than all the other bath bombs. It’s more spicy and warm smelling, like a hot tamale candy haha. It actually felt nice because I had sore muscles that day and it was kind of soothing. I think that the silver, pink and yellow inside looked really cool while they were dissipating, but otherwise the water ended up kind of a gross brownish color and the worst thing about it is that it left a residue all around the tub that I had to then wash. Extra work = FAIL in my book.
Picture taking a bath in pop rocks, that is kind of what this is. It has some kind of popping effect and then the blue fizzes out of the yellow and it is really fun. This one is a little cheaper, too, and it smells kind of like fall apples to me. Overall even though this one fizzes very, very quickly I think it is fun and like to get it every now and then.
ICKLE BABY BOT
Truth time, guys. I’ve actually never tried this one. I just can’t bring myself to do it when there are so many other cool ones to choose from, but I have bought them for my daughter and she thinks they are really cool. The smell is pretty subtle and it turns the water kind of a sky blue color. From a kid’s perspective, it’s great. If you’re looking for an amazing bath for yourself, shell out the extra dollar or two for something a little better.
This was the very first ever bath bomb I tried from Lush, where my love first began. I feel like Khaleesi just because it is called a dragon egg, but more than that it is such a fresh, kind of lemon-lime scent. It fizzes out white, then kind of an orangey color, and then there is the “dragon” (yep, I call it the dragon!) in the middle with a gold glitter core. To me it is so soothing and refreshing, and I love the way my skin smells after I get out because it is one that really seems to soak into the skin. For the cost, this one is an absolute winner.
We all live in a yellow submarine…. 😉 I’m pretty sure everyone that reviews this one gives some kind of rendition of that in their comments. This one is very coconut and fruit-y to me. The scent felt a little overpowering at first but it seems to wear off quickly and then it just kind of feels like you’re chilling in a warm mango smoothie. This one is fun to watch because it putters around the tub as it dissolved and is pretty to watch but overall it’s a little more juvenile. I really enjoyed it but it’s probably not one that I’ll get again.
This one was actually a gift to me and I probably never would have tried it otherwise. It smells like Pavlova (where my Australia and New Zealand peeps at?) and reminded me of a milk bath. The water was very smooth and soft which means you come out feeling very moisturized, I didn’t even need lotion after I took a bath which is saying something because I’m basically a lizard with dry skin. The roses make you feel really pretty while you are bathing haha, so it’s romantic. I like pretty and romantic, so I really enjoyed this one!
This one is hands down my go-to bath bomb because I just love how it smells. It is the most citrus of them all, and honestly if you just picture taking a bath in a big thing of fruit loops, that is what this smells like. It’s so relaxing and my skin always feels so CLEAN afterward. This one is cheaper than some of the other bath bombs that I love, which is what usually makes it my go-to automatically. Plus I love the Kelly green color that the water turns.
This one is actually really fun to watch because the purple spots are made of an oil based ingredient, so they kind of float through the contrasting orange water just like a lava lamp and that was really fun. I love citrus as I’ve mentioned, but this one is very orange-y so it kind of smells like you are bathing in a bath of Tampico. No complaints there. It IS a little pricey and I think the reason for that is because of the lava lamp effect, but I think I would like this a lot more for a slightly lower price.
This is the longest running fizz, it literally lasted like 20 minutes or something because there is a bath melt in the center and it takes forever, so I immediately fell in love with that! I love the gold and orange swirling together as it fizzed and it has a very fresh scent that really sticks to you after you get out so you feel like you’re very fresh afterward.
GUARDIAN OF THE FOREST
This might be the employees fault, haha. She REALLY talked this one up, telling me how great it was and how it smelled amazing and was so pretty when it was done which I’m sure was her opinion. But I definitely didn’t share the opinion. It smelled good while it was dry but as it dissolved the scent was almost overwhelmingly earthy to me, which sounds weird but I’m not sure how else to describe it. Then the color of the water just was kind of a dull green. Overall I felt like it was a dud and I wouldn’t buy this one ever again.
So this one kind of smells like candy, but I honestly didn’t really like it. It smelled kind of like burned sugar or something. I did like that it felt healing on my skin which at the time was beyond scaly with eczema, so I do recommend this if you are struggling with that. I noticed considerably less itching after on the dry patches.
This one is a holiday exclusive and it’s a lot of fun because it is SO vibrant. I love the red, and I do NOT love the burtnt orange color that comes out of it haha. I think it is one of the cuter ones before you put it in the water. It also smells kind of like a gingersnap cookie which makes my mouth water the whole time and it’s delightful. For a holiday bomb, it’s a really good one.
Alrighty guys… that’s it for my list for now, I’m sure I will do some more posts like this reviewing some of my other favorite bath products or lush products, it’s always so fun to get them all down and compare them piece by piece! Be sure to let me know what your favorites are and if you have any recommendations for me to try! 🙂