PSA: Here’s How to Get Yourself Some Free Lush Bath Bombs
It’s cold outside and officially bath season (for those of you lucky enough to have a tub). For many, a bath is a perfect opportunity for self-care. From de-stressing after a long day, to soothing tired muscles post-Pilates, a bath can provide numerous physical and psychological benefits.
Half the fun of a bath, of course, is the stuff you put in it. Which is why we’re big fans of bath bombs here at POPSUGAR Australia.
Bath bombs bring out the child in all of us — they’re colourful, sparkly, make fizzing noises and many have skin-softening ingredients that allow you to skip moisturiser.
Wednesday, April 27 is World Bath Bomb Day and, to celebrate, Lush, arguably pioneers in the bath bomb category, is giving away 100,000 bath bombs over the week. Visitors to the store can pick one bath bomb, and employees will be available to guide your choices (it’s the Willy Wonka factory of bath time accessories).
It’s first in best dressed so you can find your nearest Lush store here. Meanwhile, these are our favourites:
Tisty Tosty is a delicately scented bath bomb that provides a calming and never overpowering bathing experience with rose, orris root powder and lemon. With nourishing geranium and lemon oils, it leaves skin soft and supple, while the rose petals will make you feel like Mira Sorvino in American Beauty.
Sex Bomb gets its name because it’s relaxing and energizing. If you’ve got date night coming up but can’t get… in the right headspace this is the bath bomb for you. Jasmine Absolu, Clary Sage Oil and Ylang Ylang are soothing and uplifting, while the pink and purple fizzy explosion makes for escapist fun. Chuck on this playlist while you soak.
On the flip side, sometimes you just want to totally switch off at the end of the week. Enter Deep Sleep. With a double dose of lavender (oil and absolu) plus Neroli and camomile, essential oils this bath bomb is calming and transportation. A thoughtful detail is the netting around the bath bomb which means you get the refreshing benefits of real German camomile and lavender flowers, without having to worry about scraping them out of your tub when you’re finished bath-time and ready for bed.
Feeling witchy? Black Rose is the perfect bath bomb for you. A full-on sensory experience this jet-black and red rose will make you feel like Daenerys Targaryen at bath time – before exploding with colour once chucked in the tub. As you’re enveloped in the scent of Pakistani rose absolute, rose oil, Sicilian lemon and geranium you can watch as deep violet, turquoise and pastel hues unfurl. Pure magik.
On cold winter nights, you can’t go past Tumeric Latte to warm you right up. With cozy resinous fragrances like tonka bean, benzoin and vanilla this is a deeply comforting scent. Coconut milk powder and turmeric powder will leave your skin incredibly soft — ready to slip into your pjs and under your blankets.