Lush Community Bodylotions review
Just when I thought that I figured out all of the Lush bodylotions, they decided to launch the Community range, as part of the #LushKitchen campaign.
In case you’re not familiar with #LushKitchen: This is a campaign where users can vote for products that they’re still missing. In this particular case, Lush received tons of feedback from the community regarding their bodylotions and how people would love to have their favourite bath bomb (or soap) scent turned into a body lotion.
And so they did.
I’ll review 3 body lotions in this post. Spoiler alert: I love them all. But they’re all really different, so I also switch them up depending on my mood that day.
I use this lotion when I’m in a cozy mood or need a bit of self love. This lotion feels like a warm hug, while that person also silently shoves a huge bar of high quality chocolate in your backpack.
For the Butterball bodylotion, Lush combined the main ingredient, organic cocoa butter, with illipe butter. almond, jojoba oil and a bit of ylang ylang to give it a slight floral scent.
Personally, the first smell that hit me was the cocoa butter. You literally feel like you’re dripping yourself in luxurious chocolate, but it doesn’t 100% smell like cocoa, so I guess that’s where the floral hints of ylang ylang came in.
I love using this lotion when I’ve used a sweeter smelling body shower gel, but it would be an absolute perfect match with their (Christmas collection) Butterbear shower jelly.
Lingering smell: ⋆⋆⋆
Noni I Washed the Kids
Yep, you read that right. If you’re a true Lushie, this may sound familiar. Or if you love movies, this may sound familiar too.
Noni I Washed the Kids is the new Honey I Washed the Kids (from Honey I Shrunk the Kids, the movie); a cult favourite soap.
I’ve noticed that Lush is striving to become a bit more ethical and a bit more vegan as the time passes. Loads of their newer releases are predominantly vegan, same goes for this guy right here.
They decided to replace the fair-trade honey that they used in their popular soap, by noni, which initially kinda scared me. I know that the noni fruit has been used as a traditional Hawaiian medicine, but I’ve also heard that it doesn’t taste too great and almost has this cheese-like odour. Not something I’m really looking for in my lotions.
But thankfully, this lotion smell like anything except cheese. Lush decided to extract the fruit in a way that the healing properties can work their magic, but the scent has been abstracted. They combined the noni fruit with cocoa butter, a splash of citrus zest and Brazilian orange and a refreshing few drops of bergamot oil. Because of this beautiful combination of ingredients, this lotion now smells like sweet but refreshing goodness.
Lingering smell: ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆
Lord of Misrule
This beautiful scent is also an old cult favourite, but this time in the form of their bath bomb.
And honestly, this scent is so complex that I’m not sure where to begin. First of all, if you love their Karma range, there’s a big chance that you’ll fall head over heels for this little green monster too.
Upon opening this tub of pastel goodness, you’ll first of be hit with a beautiful concoction of patchouli, black pepper and vanilla. So if you’re not into patchouli with a mix of spices, this bad boy isn’t the one for you.
The black pepper in there does something really great for your skin: It stimulates your blood circulation which will make your skin feel and look plumper even give it a glow.
Lingering smell: ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆