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Lush Bath Bombs: Hits and Misses

If you’ve got a Snapchat, you’re probably well aware of the trend sweeping across the globe for our generation – baths. Why do I mention Snapchat? Well, if you didn’t post a picture of your legs in the bath, did you really take one? Only joking, keep the bath pictures coming. How will I ever know which bath bombs to buy without them, you know?

For real though, baths seem to have grown on us college kids, and a lot of that is owed to Lush (and the intense stress we are under 24/7, of course).

Though founded 30 years ago, Lush has risen quite significantly recently as a top company for bath products – all thanks to social media and some damn good advertising (check this awesome LGBT Valentine’s campaign – (http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/lush-valentines-2017-products_uk_5…). Where most of their social media campaigns and advertising is seeming to resonate is with our generation, and to be honest, it’s kind of great to see college aged kids using something super safe and beneficial health-wise to relieve stress and relax for once.

Though a lot of Lush products run on the expensive side, their famous bath bombs and bubble bars actually run fairly cheap. For as low as about $4, you can have a nice bubble bath and a night in when you’re stressed, instead of going and racking up a bar tab (no shame though, sometimes we all need a night like that).

Below you’ll find some of my top hits and misses with Lush bath bombs specifically, and my aim is that it’ll encourage you to try something new to relax if you haven’t before, or to avoid spending money on a product that’s a little overhyped. Remember though, this is just my opinion. Ultimately, find what works best for you. Don’t forget to post your bath on Snapchat too, so the whole world knows you’re a trendy bad b*tch who can relax like no other.

1. My Go-To and a Hit: Intergalactic (Bath Bomb)

If you want to feel like you’re bathing in the galaxy, this one is for you. Lush describes it as, “An awesome mix of refreshing peppermint and neon colors [that] will send your mood rocketing, while popping candy takes you on a trip around the Milky Way. Before you leap too far, rogue layers of vetivert and cedarwood bring you back to earth.” This one is a definite hit, for me. It’s only $7.75 and the colors and aroma you get from it make for a beautiful, mood-boosting therapy sesh. For a similar colorful effect, try The Experimenter, Blackberry, Fizzbanger, or Lava Lamp.

2. A Miss for Me: Butterball (Bath Bomb)


For me, bath bombs and bubble bars are all about the experience. I like the pretty colors, glitter, and fun stuff that comes along with most of Lush’s products, but this one just didn’t measure up. If you’re just in it for the aromatherapy and not necessarily a color show, bath bombs like Butterball and Sakura are for you. They run under $8 and will still give you a nice, relaxing time.


3. Major Hit: Avobath (Bath Bomb)


I know what you’re thinking – I literally just told you I only dig the bath bombs with lots of colors. Still though, some of the ones that don’t put out a galaxy or some sort of ocean effect can be a big hit for your mental healthy and your skin. Avobath is described by Lush as a  “zippy green fizzer to [help you] feel instantly energized!” No lie – that’s what it does. This is a great bath for before a long night of studying or writing, and even though it’s one color, the green still makes for a great picture and the feeling that you’re doing something other than just sitting in clear warm water. It also rings in at only $6.75, around what most people pay for a large coffee at Starbucks. Treat your body and try this next time instead!


4. Romantic Hits: Titsy Totsy and Sex Bomb (Bath Bombs)

(Titsy Totsy)

(Sex Bomb)

I put these two together because they’re great for a bath with a partner, or even if you just want to spend some time alone falling in love with yourself through lovely aromas and flowers. Titsy Totsy comes chalk full of little rose-buds that release as the bath bomb dissolves, and the scent from it is delightful. It leaves your skin feeling smooth and smelling great. Sex Bomb, like Titsy Totsy, has a great aroma to it. The bright pink it produces can be fun for a couple to enjoy or for you to relax in by yourself, and Lush describes it as an “aphrodisiac lavender soak,” so do with that what you will. Both ring in under $8 and are well worth the expense!


5. A Final Miss: Big Blue

If you’re anything like me, things that slightly resemble bugs in any form don’t exactly relax you. Though it has a great lavender and lime oil scent, Big Blue also contains actual seaweed – which floats around with you and often lingers in your tub as seen in the picture on the right. Me particularly, I don’t find this relaxing and I don’t enjoy the extra clean up after use. You never know though, you might dig it. If you want to give it a shot, it only costs $6.75!

Obviously, there’s tons more bath bombs produced by Lush including seasonal only ones that get released around each major holiday. There are just the ones I have experienced, and you can do what you wish with my advice. My main hope is that you at least slightly want to give bath bombs a shot now. They can do so much for you mentally and physically – don’t miss out on this trend!

Hello, my name is Jack Rivera and I am a graduate student at SFASU. I did my BA in English with a minor in women's and gender studies at SFA as well, and I currently am working on my Master's in Literature with a focus on British and American women writers and queer theory. I am a Senior Editor for HerCampus SFA, but I additonally like to dabble in writing when I have the time. Aside from that, I enjoy reading queer fiction and biographies, and I spend most of my free time hanging out with my lovely girlfriend and our cats. 
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