There is nothing like a good long soak in a bubble bath after a hard day’s work. The problem is, most of the time, I can’t get a good and sudsy bath like I see in the movies with mounds and mounds of bubbles. I’ve tried almost every liquid bubble bath you can think of and all of them came up short.
Enter LUSH Cosmetics bubble bars. These little beauties are solid bubble bars that promise to produce mounds of bubbles every time you use one in the bath. I was a bit skeptical, so I decided to try one for myself.
The first LUSH bubble bar I ever tried was the Creamy Candy bubble bar (since renamed “Candy Bar” and is repackaged at Christmas and called “Candy Cane”). It’s a bright pink bar that smells like soapy vanilla. It’s not the most pleasant smell I can think of, but I thought that it was pleasant enough, and the smell might actually change and become more fragrant once it hits the hot water in my bath.
After taking this gem home, I read up a little on how they work. These are solid bars of natural soap and other ingredients that, when crumbled under running water, would produce a luxurious amount of bubbles for my bathing pleasure. I saw some pictures of baths that other LUSHies had made with various bubble bars and I was convinced.
One of my other friends wasn’t too happy with one of her bubble bars. This was because she failed to read the instructions and chucked the whole bar in the bath and waited for it to bubble up. Please, when and if you decide to get a bubble bar, DO NOT chuck the whole thing in the water! You will be sorely disappointed (and out a good deal of money, as well).
In order to properly use a bubble bar, start your bath by turning on the faucet to a temperature that you find pleasant. Grab your bubble bar and place it under the running water. You will see the bubbles start to form below almost immediately. As the bar starts to dissolve, slowly crumble it up with your other hand and hold the crumbles under the running water until they have all dissolved. By now, you should see a HUGE mound of fluffy bubbles. Step in the tub and add a LUSH bath bomb for a “cocktail” and a seriously fragrant and pleasant soak.
One of the biggest mistakes I made was using a WHOLE bubble bar in my first bath. I didn’t know how many bubbles I would get from this bubble bar and I crumbled up a whole bar into my bath. Wow, was I in for a shock!!! My whole tub was overtaken with giant mounds of bubbles. I have since read online that many LUSHies cut their bubble bars into halves (or even thirds) because the amount of bubbles they get from these bars is way too much.
Some of these bubble bars are pretty pricey. For example, the Comforter bubble bar, which is a beautiful neon-purple and white bar that smells like berries, comes out to about $10 USD, plus tax! That’s a lot of money! Here’s where cutting the bar up makes sense, especially if you’re a LUSH fan but can’t afford to go to the store as often as you’d like.
Also, look for sales after Christmas. LUSH often has bubble bars, bath bombs, and other goodies on sale for half price, or buy one get one, and you can stock up for the coming year. I didn’t find the scents were too lingering or powerful, so you could cocktail these bars with any bath bombs that you wish and come out smelling fantastic.
If you’re looking for a lovely and relaxing bubble bath, look no further than LUSH bubble bars. They are one of my favorite ways to relax and are sure to be a hit with you, too!