Lush’s Mothers Day 2019 saw the release of a lot of limited edition bath bombs, but four of them were relatively similar. Each of these flower-themed bath bombs comes with a rectangular piece of paper rolled up and inserted into a little hole on the top of the bath bomb. The idea is that you can write a note to your mum (or whoever!) and once the bath bomb has fizzed away, the note unfurls and they’ll find it! Honestly it’s one of the cutest ideas Lush have had in a long time!
Marigold Flower Bath Bomb is based around a real marigold flower, which are commonly yellow and orange, explaining the colour choice. Whenever I think of marigolds, I picture bright flowers with an uplifting smell that really make you happy. The smell of the bath bomb is similarly uplifting and it contains Buchu, Grapefruit and Bergamot Oils. Buchu Oil has a strong blackcurrant scent but I wouldn’t say Marigold Flower smells of blackcurrant as such, yet it’s still quite fruity. The Bergamot and Grapefruit add the more citrusy notes and give the bath bomb a sherbety aroma that’s fairly sweet. Furthermore, there’s gentle floral hints underneath the main notes from the addition of Marigold Powder. Marigolds aren’t just pretty flowers but they are also thought to have excellent soothing and antioxidant properties. The flower can be used entirely or grinded to make a fine powder that will disperse easily into water and oils.
Once I had popped it in the water, Marigold Flower began to fizz instantly. Although it dropped below the surface, picking it up again allowed me to notice that the orange and yellow parts were dissolving at different speeds to each other. The orange flower section actually contains a little bubble bar mixture to help it retain it’s shape longer than the bath bomb’s base.
As it fizzed, the fragrance filled the room and I was once again hit by a strong sherbet-like aroma which excited me to get in. As the orange section grew smaller and smaller, the tub had settled into a warm yellow colour which surprisingly was so pigmented that the water had turned completely opaque!
I very much enjoyed my bath with Marigold Flower! With the bright yellow colour and the uplifting and energising scent, I really felt so positive and happy! After I had dried off, I was pleased at the fact I could still smell a slight hint of the aroma on my skin. I was worried that with the water being so pigmented, I might have had to spend a few minutes wiping away the sides of my bathtub but actually there wasn’t anything to clear!
Stay tuned for posts on the other three flower bath bombs. I wonder which I’ll use next, Jasmine, Chamomile or Iris?
Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Titanium Dioxide, Bergamot Oil, Buchu Oil, Grapefruit Oil, Marigold Powder, Cream Of Tartar, Water, Dipropylene Glycol, Sodium Coco Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Geraniol, Limonene, Perfume, Colour 47005, Colour 14700, Colour 45350