Welcome to a brand new blog post. Lush released their Christmas 2022 range so I thought that I would talk to you all about it today. Due to the range being quite big, I have decided to break it up into several blog posts.
If you go down to the woods tonight, you sure to see a big surprise! Who doesn’t love a Butterbear? If you have been a Lushie for a fair few years now then you will know of the well-known Butterbear that comes to Lush stores every holiday season. This bath bomb contains Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter and Ylang Ylang Oil. The cocoa butter helps to nourish the skin which is always needed at this time of year for myself as my skin becomes severely dry due to the cold weather and the Ylang Ylang creates a sort of deep Vanilla scent. I love the concept of this bomb as it means that I get to watch the bear slowly dissolve into my bath which I sometimes need after a long day in the cold weather. I also think that this would be a great bomb for children to use during the build up to Christmas or to give as a part of a Secret Santa gift. Priced at £3.
It’s about to get snowy up in here. This bath bomb contains Coarse Sea Salt, Peppermint and Brazilian Orange Oils and Vanilla Absolute. This bath bomb shares the same scent as Abombinaball which is an old classic from Lush. I love this scent as it is creamy but not overpowering. The mint adds a freshness to this bomb. I think that this would be perfect to use first thing in a morning. My only problem with this bomb is that the salt falls off the bomb very easily which meant when I was taking it out of the bag to put into the bath, the salt went everywhere! Priced at £4.50.
Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth! Not only does this bath bomb look cute but smells it too. This bath bomb contains Sicilian Red Mandarin, Bergamot and Sicilian Lemon Oils and Orange Flower Absolute. This beautiful horse shares their scent with The Olive Branch. I’m not the biggest fan of The Olive Branch scent but I really enjoy it in this bomb. It’s more citrus than floral. I think that this would make an amazing gift in a sort of Christmas style gift box that has become all of the rage in the past couple of years. Priced at £4.50.
I want a Golden Pudding for Christmas! This bath bomb looks the part and would make for an amazing Christmas Eve style Bath Bomb. This bomb contains Sweet Wild Orange and Lime Oils and Coarse Sea Salt. If you have shopped at Lush before and have sniffed this bomb already then you may recognise the scent as this bomb shares it’s scent with the Celebrate/Bubbly/Golden Wonder scent family that has been at Lush before. I love the scent but compared to previous years this scent seems to be a little bit muted.I do think that this bomb would be amazing to give as a gift due to the size of it. Priced at £8.
Santa is always magical! Who doesn’t love a bath bomb that is shaped like Santa? It definitely has gotten me into the festive mood when I have sniffed it. This bomb contains Sicilian Lemon, Rosewood and Lemon Myrtle Oils and Raspberry Powder. To me, the Lemon is centre stage but at the same time there isn a sort of fruity creaminess which made me sniff the bomb more as I was trying to figure out what was causing it. To me, it reminded me of a mixture of Rainbow and Lemon Crumble Bubble Bars from Lush. Priced at £5.
Time to say goodbye to your friends and get a bath. Just like Tisty Tosty, this bomb is inspired by the Moon. This bath bomb contains Lemongrass, Sicilian Lemon and Persian Lime Oils and Popping Candy.This bomb shares it scent with the Ghostie bath bomb that is available through Lush’s Halloween range. I love this bomb. Not only does it create amazing bath art but also smells divine. Sharp and citrus without being too cloying or like toilet cleaner. I also love Popping Candy in anything although I know that it is a love or loathe situation with Popping Candy. This would make for an amazing gift for a friend or a Secret Santa. Priced at £5.50.
Partridge In A Pear Tree
I was going to introduce this bomb with the song but it seemed a little bit too on the nose. This bomb looks amazing due to its glitter coating and the ornate design that coats the bomb. This bomb contains Bergamot, Brazilian Orange, Prickly Pear and Neroli Oils and Rose and Orange Flower Absolutes. This bomb smells very similar to the old So White range but with a bit of a sweet twang to it. I quite like this scent as it is light and fresh but its not my favourite scent personally. I think that this scent works better in the Spring rather than Christmas. Priced at £6.
Shoot For The Stars
Even at the end of the year, its always good to try and shoot for the stars! I love this bath bomb and have used it for years when it has come out at Christmas. This bomb contains Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter, Brazilian Orange Oil and Bergamot Oil. This bomb shares it scent with the Honey I Washed The Kids scent family at Lush which to me smells of toffee that has been stored next to a fruit bowl full of Oranges. Sweet with the tiniest whisper of Citrus. I absolutely adore the scent. The bath art is amazing and the cocoa butter stars are nourishing to the skin. If you have never tried this bomb then I urge you to. Priced at £5.50.
We all need a bear to cuddle us to help us get to sleep. This bath bomb doesn’t only look the part by being a sleeping bear with a chunk of Lavender in the middle of them but also smells the part. This bomb contains Lavender and Ylang Ylang Oils, Tonka Absolute and Benzoin Resinoid with the addition of Fine Oatmeal, Lavender Flowers and Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter, To me, this is a sort of cousin to the Butterbear. I think that again like Butterbear, this would be amazing to use on Christmas Eve or to put into a gift box for someone. I normally have one of these stored away every year as they seem to help my anxiety ridden self relax and sleep sometimes alongside the CBD range from Lush that helps with that too. Priced at £3.50.
We all need a Dragon to help warm us at this time of year. Lush know how to create cute and creative animal inspired bath bombs such as Butterbear and Sleepy Bear and this Dragon is no different! This bomb contains Coarse Sea Salt, Popping Candy, Lemon Myrtle, Grapefruit and Ylang Ylang Oils. If I am right then this bomb shares it scent with the Christmas limited Baked Alaska Soap and Mermaid Tail Bubble Bar. I love this Baked Alaska scent. Its creamy and citrusy without being bland and boring unlike some of the other creamy citrus scents that I have smelt in the past. I also love this as it was one of the first soaps that I ever bought from Lush. I think that again like the Bears, this would be perfect as a gift for a child or anyone who has a childlike spirit to them. Priced at £3.50.
Who wouldn’t want to drift in a snowy bath? Some of you may know this bomb as Snowball from last year but now this bomb is known as Snow Drift and has a bit of a glow up. I love this design compared to the Snowball Bomb from last year which kind of reminded me of a cross between a Snowball and a Breast depending on which bomb that you got. I also get that they can’t replicate the making every Snowball by hand again which is completely understandable. This bath bomb contains Eucalyptus, Lemongrass and Peppermint Oils to create a lovely herbal scent that has a bit of a bright twang to it, If you are a fan of Lush then this bomb shares it scent with the Outback Mate Soap that ia available all year round at Lush. I love this bomb and normally stash the soap or bomb until I am a bit poorly which seems to be most of the time at the minute as the Peppermint and Eucalyptus helps my sinuses. Definitely worth a try especially during the Christmas/Festive Party season. Priced at £5.50.
This bomb doesn’t need an introduction. Anyone who is familiar with Lush at Christmas will know of this scent. If you have never tried it then imagine a vivid bright pink scent that smells of a mixture of Candy Floss and Pear Drops. This bath bomb contains Synthetic Musk and Persian Lime Oil. I think that most will agree when I say that it isn’t Christmas until you see Snow Fairy appear at your local Lush. I love this bomb. I have to be in the right mood to enjoy Snow Fairy but when I do, I want every product possible within the SF range. This bomb will definitely sparkle up anyone’s day. Priced at £5.50.
Snow Fairy Lights
Is it really Christmas without the lights? This bomb is an amazing gift for anyone who loves Snow Fairy. My friend Michelle loves Snow Fairy quite a bit and I think that they would love this bomb as a gift. This bomb is like the Snow Fairy bomb but is shaped as a star and can be used between 3 different baths or one very extravagant bath.. The topper/smaller bomb can be used as a bath bomb of its own, the bigger star can be used as a bomb of its own and the bath confetti in the middle of this bomb can be sprinkled into the bath for a superb bath of its own. Would you be the one to use it all as one bomb or as three separate bombs? Let me know. Priced at £8.
Snowman Finger Puppet
Everybody loves Puppets! Is this bomb cute or creepy? Who knows but it is striking and unique. (I think its a bit creepy personally, that’s not a bad thing but still…) This bath bomb contains Peppermint and Almond Essential Oils and Labdanum Resinoid. To me, the Almond comes out the most in the bomb so personally if you’re not the biggest fan of Almond then you may not enjoy this bomb that much. I think that this is a cute or a creepy gift to give children to enjoy and could get them into enjoying baths before the New Year is upon us. Priced at £2.50.
A bath bomb made for those with a sweet tooth. Who doesn’t love a good Pudding inspired bath bomb at Christmas? We’ve had bombs such as Luxury Lush Pud in previous years that emulate this concept and this year it’s Sweet Pudding’s time to shine! This bomb contains Benzoin Resinoid, Tonka Absolute and Almond Essential Oil. To me, the Tonka and Benzoin come out the most to give a sort of deep yet very sweet Vanilla/Birthday Cake scent to it. If you like very sweet scents then you will like this bomb. This bomb also shares it scent with the Mr. Loba Loba bomb from the Valentrines Day 2022 range fiom Lush. Its not my favourite scent but I do have one stocked away for those days that I am wanting something simple and soothing to use. Priced at £4.50.
Four for you Glen Coco! Who doesn’t love a good Candy Cane? This bubble bar has been out for many years but has had a bit of a revamp for 2022. This bath bomb contains Sicilian Lemon, Bergamot and Peppermint Oils. To me in previous years, this bubble bar has smelt more like Snow Fairy than Candy Cane but this year I can smell the Peppermint a little bit more which I really love. I think that this would make an amazing gift for someone who just wants something relaxing but isn’t a big fan of Lavender. Priced at £5.
Cinnamon Roll Bubble Roll
Gimme all of the Cinnamon Rolls! I may be a little bit bias but I love anything Cinnamon so being able to enjoy something Cinnamon heavy in the bath is a dream come true for me. Luckily I grabbed a couple of this in the well-known Boxing Day sale last year so I could enjoy it throughout the year when I needed something warming and comforting. This bubble bar contains Cinnamon Leaf, Clove Leaf, Lime, Brazilian Orange and Dark Sumatran Patchouli Oils with the addition of Cinnamon and Clove Powders. I know that some may say that this is Hot Toddy scented but to me this has more of an emphasis on the Cinnamon and Patchouli whereas to me the Patchouli in Hot Toddy is more of a subtle ingredient. You know, to help the other ingredients sing. I would definitely recommend getting one of these especially in the cold weather that we are having at the moment. Priced at £6.50.
Let this Golden Angel shower you in Love this holiday season. Glitter is like Marmite, its a love or loathe sort of situation and if you love it then you will love this bubble bar. I love anything glitter heavy so when I saw this bubble bar I knew that I had to have it. My only problem with this bubble bar is that I got it home and it was already broken into half without my knowledge which was a bit annoying. Priced at £6.
Come on, twist that bottle! I wanna hear that cork go pop! I mean is it a festive holiday party without something going pop? This bubble bar looks small but oh it packs a punch. This bubble bar contains Popping Candy, Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter, Ho Wood, Brazilian Orange and Lime Oils. If you have tried the Golden Pudding Bath Bomb this year then you may recognise this scent as they both share the same scent. I love this bubble bar. As I’ve stated it is small but the scent is phenomenal and a little goes a long way. Priced at £6.
Snow Fairy Wand Bubble Blower
Who doesn’t love to blow.. a big long bubble? Some of you may remember this bubble bar as the Magic Wand Reusable Bubble Wand but it is back after a good long break with a bit off a revamp. Now you can blow through it. If you want a Snow Fairy product that children will use then this is definitely the product for you. This product contains Persian Lime Oil and Synthetic Musk. I like the concept of it but I notice that with the other bubble blowers that it takes a long while and a lot of dexterity to get a bubble to form through the hole of these so they’re not my favourite product but I can get why they would be the perfect product for anyone with a sense of whimsy. Priced at £7.50.
Snow Fairy Bubble Roll
Crumble this and create a bath fit for the most fabulous fairy in the world. I love a good bubble roll as you can crumble as much as you want and watch the bubbles form before your eyes. In this case, the bubbles are as pink as candy floss. I love this product and have used it recently just before going out to buy some Christmas presents to get me into the festive mood and it definitely did the job.. This roll like all of the other Snow Fairy products contain Synthetic Musk and Persian Lime Oil. Priced at £6.50.
Big Snow Fairy Bubble Roll
I’m not a size queen but sometimes big is better. I will keep this one short, sweet and snowy. This is the bubble roll but bigger. Whereas the normal bubble roll is £6.50 for 200g, This bubble roll is £20 for a kilogram which makes it perfect for those who love Snow Fairy but want to save a bit of money during the cost of living crisis. This is definitely the perfect gift for anyone who loves Snow Fairy. Priced at £20.
Other Bath Products
Snow Fairy FUN
Who doesn’t love a bit of FUN during the holidays? FUN can be used as a multitude of products. Shampoo, Bubble Bar, Soap. The possibilities are endless. This is a brand new product for 2022 but if you or anyone that you know of loves Snow Fairy then I would recommend this. I have actually travelled with FUN and it is the perfect product as it saves space and I can sometimes find it in one of my favourite scents even if it means going to the Liverpool Spa Anchor Store. This product contains Persian Lime Oil and Synthetic Musk. If you haven’t tried FUN from Lush then I urge you to! Priced at £9.50.
Snow Fairy Lush Melt
Let the Snow Fairy melt! This is a brand new product for Lush this year. This product can be used as a bath melt by snapping off a piece and letting it melt into the bath water or can be used as a wax melt by popping into a burner and letting it fill the room with the lovely scent of Persian Lime Oil and Synthetic Musk. I like this concept but personally it seems to work a little bit better for me in the wax burner but I am glad that Lush are brining back Bath Oils in one form or another. (Please bring back Polyamorous in this new format Lush!) I would definitely get if you used to love the bath oils from Lush or want a new way to fill your room with the lovely scent of Snow Fairy. Priced at £6.50.
Bouncing Santa Shower Jelly
Bounce, Santa! Bounce! This shower jelly is a completely new scent for 2022. I love Shower Jellies as I can use them whenever, wherever and can be transported a little bit easier sometimes compared to the gels. I also love the texture of the jellies and they last forever! This Shower Jelly contains Fresh Cantaloupe Melon Infusion, Litsea Cubeba, Brazilian Orange and Watermelon Seed Oils, Benzoin Resinoid and Lime Juice. If you love a good sort of candied Watermelon scent then you will love this but for me, its just a bit too much. I just wish that it was a little bit more sharp than sweet but that is my own preference. I think that this would make a perfect Secret Santa gift especially as this Shower Jelly is shaped as a Santa. Priced at £6.
Elf Shake Shower Gel
Now let me see your Elf shake! Lush are brining out all of the new scents this year it seems. This gel is a new scent for 2022. This gel contains Fresh Mint Infusion, Sweet Wild Orange and Ylang Ylang Oils, Fresh Apple, Grape, Kiwi and Lime Juices. To me, this smells like the bubble gum that you get at the bottom of a Screwball Ice Cream from the Ice Cream Van. Sweet, creamy and fruity. I absolutely love this scent. It is definitely one to use to uplift yourself on a cold Winters morning. Priced at £7 for a 100g bottle.
Hot Toddy Shower Gel
Let the Hot Toddy warm you up! This was one of the first Shower Gels that I ever bought from Lush so I love it quite a bit. Spicy but not too spicy and just comforting enough to help you not feel like rubbish on a cold Winters day. This gel contains Fresh Ginger Root Infusion, Organic Aloe Vera Gel, Fresh Lime Juice, Fine Sea Salt, Cinnamon Leaf, Clove Leaf, Lime, Brazilian Orange and Dark Sumatran Patchouli Oils and Benzoin Resinoid., It is definitely Winter Spice in a bottle and if you haven’t tried it then I urge you to! Priced at £8 for a 100g bottle.
Jolly Holly Shower Bomb
Let’s have a Holly Jolly Christmas in the Shower! This Shower Bomb contains Pineapple Powder, Ho Wood and Lemongrass Oils. I loved the sound of this product on paper but to me, the Ho Wood is the centre of this scent profile and I wished that it was the Lemongrass or the Pineapple as I love Pineapple and Lemongrass! This product also has a Ginger undernote to me which confused me as I wasn’t expecting it. These do say one use but I shove the rest of the bomb that I don’t use into a tub to use at a later date. I would definitely suggesting smelling this one if you can. Priced at £ 3.50.
Snow Fairy Delight Body Wash
Lets get down and sticky. This is a new concept for Lush for Christmas 2022. Imagine a travel friendly wash that doesnt require packaging that smells of Snow Fairy. To me, the Body Wash concept reminds me of Marshmallow more than Body Wash that can be taken on the go but that’s just me. I did use this recently and really liked it., My only problem was that it required a vessel to dry in so it was good that I had an empty tub on hand to put the product into. This body wash contains Persian Lime Oil, Synthetic Musk, Xantham Gum, Agar Agar Gel, Rose Water and Cornstarch. I would definitely recommend trying this and it would be a perfect gift for those that are on the go a lot. Priced at £3.40 for 40g.
Snow Fairy Shower Gel
Snow Fairy Gel doesn’t really need an introduction. This pink beautiful bottle contains the washing dreams of many. Scented with Persian Lime Oil and Synthetic Musk. This gel is the epitome of Christmas for some and I get why. I can’t use a lot but I do like to have at least a bottle stashed as I do go through phases of wanting it all of the time for a while then not at all for a bit. Betty at Lush White Rose was telling me that they wash their dog in Snow Fairy which was quite intrigued by. Priced at £6 for a 100g bottle.
Yog Nog Delight Body Wash
To paraphrase Homer Simpson we only get 30 sweet soggy days and then Lush takes it away again. I love Yog Nog to the point that I have the Gel, Body Lotion, Bubble Bar, Body Conditioner, Soap and Body Spray. This product contains Granulated Sugar, Maple Syrup Water, Aquafaba Powder, Almond Oil, Clove Bud and Ylang Ylang Oils. To me, this smells mainly creamy with a spicy kick. Just like Egg Nog. Some have said that it smells like Butter to them but I disagree. I would definitely recommend getting some to try if you’ve not tried the Body Wash Delights or the Yog Nog scent before. Priced at £3.40 for 40g.
Let’s wash our hands with something that’s baked! This soap has been a staple at Lush during the festive season and is actually one of the first Soaps that I bought from Lush so it has a special place in my heart. This soap contains Rapeseed and Coconut Oils, Popping Candy, Glycerine, Soya Milk, Lemon Myrtle, Ylang Ylang and Grapefruit Oils. To me, this soap has a creamy yet citrus heavy scent to it. I guess in a way it reminds me of a sharp citrus ice cream that dreams are made of. My only qualm with this soap is the Popping Candy. Something that has been introduced to the design of this soap after I first bought this. The Popping Candy never stays on the soap and in turn kind of reminds me of dandruff a bit. If you’re looking for a simple gift for those who love citrus then I would definitely recommend this soap. Priced at £5.50 per piece.
Who doesn’t love a good plump and juicy Cranberry at this time of year? A new soap for 2022. This soap contains Marshmallow Root Mucilage, Rapeseed, Rice Bran and Coconut Oils, Sweet Wild Orange Oil and Fresh Cranberries. I love the concept of this soap especially as Cranberry and Orange is a well loved festive pairing. Sadly, the pairing doesn’t really come through in this product. It’s more Orange scented with an appearance from some Cranberries which is a bit of a shame. Priced at £6 for a 100g slice.
Let’s get this party started right now! A new soap for 2022. This soap contains Rapessed and Coconut Oils, Golden Linseed Decoction, Juniperberry Oil, Myrrh Resinoid and Ylang Ylang Oil. Apparently some say that this is the old Miranda soap but I don’t remember it so I can’t really say if it is or not. I wasn’t fully sold on this. I don’t know if I was detecting the Golden Linseed the most but I just wasn’t sold on it. I love Myrrh and Juniperberry so its a bit shocking that I wasn’t sold on it but hey ho. Priced at £5.50.
Let’s bite into a juicy golden pear. I don’t know whether to include this or not due to it being only an anchor store/online exclusive but I have smelt and used it before so why not. I love this product and still have two stashed away somewhere along with the Body Spray. To me, it gives off sort of a spicier version of Snow Fairy to me. That Pear Drop scent with a spicy twist. This soap contains Rapessed and Coconut Oils, Marshmallow Root Mucilage, Pear Puree, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, Cardamom Oil and Brazilian Orange Oil. I still have the Gong Shower Jelly (scented in Golden Pear) which is an anchor store exclusive and oh my god these paired together first thing in the morning alongside the spray set me up for an uplifting mood no matter what. Priced at £9 for a 150g soap.
It’s a wonder! This soap not only looks the part due to it being designed to look like the top of a golden present fit for someone special this Christmas but also smells amazing due to it’s citrus yet slightly boozy scent. This soap shares it scent with the Golden Pudding Bath Bomb that is available to purchase from Lush this year. This soap contains Rapessed and Coconut Oils, Sweet Wild Orange and Lime Oils. I do wish that the scent of this was a little bit more powerful as it becomes muted to me when lathered up but otherwise it is definitely a great soap that I think should be showed off just so that anyone that uses it can react in the same way that I did when I first saw this soap. Priced at £5.
Even bears need to wash their paws sometimes. This soap looks cute and would go great in a makeshift gift set with Snow Dragon and both of the Bear Bath Bombs. This soap contains Oat Milk, Rapeseed and Coconut Oils, Soya Yoghurt, Tonka, Vanilla and Mimosa Absolutes and Benxoin Resinoid. To me, this smells similar to Snowcake but has a little bit more of a creaminess to it. I love this soap as a makeshift replacement to Snowcake Soap which I wish was back out especially as Luke loves it and would be a great gift for children as I am sure it would encourage them to wash their hands. Priced at £5.50.
A Soap fit for a Fainy. Snow Fairy has made its way into the Soap department at Lush this year. This soap contains Persian Lime Oil and Synthetic Musk which creates a sweet bubblegum like scent. I love this Soap as it is quite moisturising and looks amazing on a soap dish. Definitely the soap for anyone who looks forward to Snow Fairy coming back at this time of year. Priced at £5.50.
Thanks to the staff at Lush White Rose who as always were amazing and helped me and Luke look at all of the products (Betty, Sandra & Katrina) especially as we were both recovering from illnesses.
Have you tried any of the Bath or Shower products in the Lush Christmas range? Let me know down below.
Thanks for reading!
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