Previously only available online, I discovered the Jumping Juniper shampoo bar in my local Lush store recently, and decided to give it a try. I’ve been using New! and Montalbano most frequently, but decided my hair deserved a change.
Made with a Rosemary and Lavender infusion plus Juniperberry oil, Jumping Juniper has a relaxing aroma, which I spoilt slightly by having used a Whoosh! shower jelly before washing my hair.
The shampoo bar lathers up easily, which is a real bonus for my long thick hair. Lush say that the Juniperberry oil in the shampoo bar works to give hair a deep clean, which I can definitely agree with – where some shampoos can either make my hair dry, or feel like it’s weighed down, this one actually made my horribly greasy hair feel perfectly clean, without being flyaway.
Previously, I was told in the store to expect a shampoo bar to last for between 40 and 60 washes. Personally I’ve never achieved that yet, but I think the thickness of my hair has something to do with that. When I get to the point where the shampoo bar breaks, one of my housemates with shorter hair usually calls dibs on tidying up the pieces!
It’s been a while since I wrote anything about Lush products, hasn’t it? The summer was just too hot to even consider having a soak in the bath (before you say anything, I had showers instead!), but now we’re getting some Autumnal weather, it’s the perfect time to check out the Halloween stock at Lush!
Monsters’ Ball is one of those bath bombs which stands out on the shelf – I’m sure those eyes were following me as I walked past the display.
Scented with a mixture of lime, neroli and olibanum oils, it seemed vaguely familiar, but I couldn’t quite put my finger on what it reminded me of.
Now this is where I ‘break the rules’. I rarely use a bath bomb in one go – I break mine into pieces, and get multiple baths from the one bath bomb.
My Monsters’ Ball had a crack running around the middle, which made it ideal to cut through (I use a plastic knife so there’s less chance of catching my hand as I cut it).
I didn’t use a huge amount of it, but the scent was superb and the effect in the water was equally spectacular.
It may sound strange, but I’m not all that keen on having the scent lingering on my skin for ages after I’ve finished my bath. Because I didn’t use all the bath bomb, the scent hardly lingered at all, but for me that’s perfect. If I’d used more (or all of it), no doubt the scent would still be lingering as I’m typing this.