I’ve been wanting to try out Lush soaps for a while, but found the Movis soap to be a really squidgy consistency (with an overpowering aroma of bread!), and didn’t really get on with the treacle-like aroma of the original Porridge soap. But Ice Blue sounded interesting. Mainly mint scented, it has a nice clean appearance – there is salt in the top of the soap, but there’s no strange pieces of seaweed, or oatmeal that will make a mess over the sink.
I purchased 100g to start with, and asked for it to be cut into 4 pieces – I wanted to use this as a hand soap, but struggle to use a large bar of soap without continually dropping it into the sink! The pieces were cut lengthwise, which makes them interesting to try using…. the soap is quite slippery, as demonstrated by it flying across the room a few times while I’ve been trying to lather it between my hands.
It does take a while to lather up, but I’ve found I get on better if I make the soap really wet first, then rub it between my hands. That gives enough lather for my hands to feel clean.
Hearing that this was going to be discontinued, I went back into my local Lush store to pick up some more. I was aiming for 200g this time, but the staff member got to 180g (I don’t know how they even attempt to the cuts accurate, on a curved piece of soap!), so I went with that.
I asked again for it to be cut into 4 pieces, and this time was presented with 4 individually wrapped cubes, which should be a lot easier to use than the strips I had originally.
Ice Blue doesn’t make my skin feel too dry, and the minty fragrance isn’t so strong that I can smell it on my hands for ages afterwards. My only trouble with it, is that it’s discontinued!
I asked Lush head office what soap they would recommend with a similar fragrance, and they’ve suggested Outback Mate or May Pole…. all I have to do now, is wait for the new stock to arrive!