Once my friend sent me a LUSH bubble bar for me to use in my kid’s baths they fell in love and wanted more. So I got a few more to try – the next in line we tried was the LUSH Hot Milk? Bubble Bar. I thought the name sounding calming and the idea behind this bubble bar was supposed to be soothing … like something you’d use before bed time.
The bar I received was a bright orange blob, just as pictured on the website. It felt pretty hard to the touch (though the bubble bars are supposed to be dry and solid) and I didn’t get a super strong smell from it.
Still I figured we’d try.
To use a bubble bar you simply use the entire bar, half the bar, or a piece of the bar and crumble it into the bath. The first time I used this LUSH Hot Milk? Bubble Bar I used a quarter of the bar. The first thing I noticed was that this one was really dry and hard to bust apart. I had to take a pair of nail scissors and gouge out a decent sized piece.
Though orange in color I never did see any color in the water. Though many LUSH bubble bars produce a colored effect, I never got much of anything to come out of this bar. The bubbles initially were decent – better than a bubble bath liquid, but not as good as another bubble bar we had tried.
The bubbles quickly disappeared though – I’d have to say within minutes of the bath. The bubbles really didn’t even stay while the tub filled up to its capacity, which was kind of disappointing. Though water felt nice and soft, part of what my kids love about these bars is the overabundance of bubbles!
The scent – well I swear it was just faint for a LUSH product as well. I never really smelled much, which frankly confused me because I was guessing from the description that it would be fairly fragrant – after all patchouli is never a light scent. I think it’s safe to say there’s not really any noticeable patchouli in there … this is more a coconut milk smelling bath. Not that that’s bad, but let’s face it it’s pretty light.
From the company:
“Gently spicy to soothe and get you ready for bed
Love the smell of warm milk with a bit of added spice? Hot Milk? comforts with orange and patchouli essential oils and soothing coconut milk. Its delicate bubbles envelop you like a favorite old blanket then it wraps you up nice and warm and sends you off to bed with a big hug and a huge smile on your face.”
I think soothing could be accurate, and I think delicate bubbles is even more accurate. Though my kid’s enjoyed this bath fine, they commented on the lack of bubbles and no colors in the water. I found I had to use more of the bubble bar than I wanted, and that the bubble bar itself was dry and hard to use. Personally I was disappointed by the LUSH Hot Milk? Bubble Bar and found it not to be worth a repurchase.
Current prices are $6.65 for 3.5 ounces.
Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Cream of Tartar (Tartaric acid), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Lauryl Betaine, Coconut Milk Powder (Cocos nucifera), Cocamide DEA, Orange Oil (Citrus dulcis), Patchouli Oil (Pogostemon cablin), *Limonene, *Linalool, *Benzyl Salicylate, Hydroxycitronellol, *Geraniol, *Citronellol, Perfume, Gardenia Extract (Gardenia jasminoides), FD&C Red No. 4.