Category Archives: Soap

Baked Alaska Soap

Another soap from the Christmas 2015 range, Baked Alaska was particularly eyecatching cut open in the store, with its frosted white exterior hiding a vibrant multicoloured interior.

Baked Alaska has a very strong lemony aroma, which is suitably refreshing to use as a bath soap – I think it would be a bit too overpowering as a hand soap, unless you wanted to lose the smell of onions or something similar from your skin!

It lathers up easily and although the soap itself has a very strong aroma, which intensifies when used in a hot steamy bath, the lemon scent doesn’t linger on your skin like a perfume, which is a welcome surprise.

Lush Review - Baked Alaska Soap

I purchased my block of Baked Alaska soap in the Boxing Day sale, but I’m hoping it will return for 2016.

Yog Nog Soap

Before I start, I will just point out that Yog Nog is a seasonal soap, and is currently not available for sale. However, it has been in the Christmas range for at least the last 2 years, and I hope it’ll be there for years to come too!

Yog Nog is a pretty strange name for a soap, but at least it’s one of the easier to pronounce names, unlike Ceridwen’s Cauldron! Yog Nog has a very treacly, almost fudge-like aroma which is a little sweeter than Honey I Washed my Hair. It’s not overpowering though, so you don’t feel you’ve washed with a block of fudge rather than soap!

Lush Review - Yog Nog Soap

The soap lathers up really well, and does leave my skin feeling clean, unlike some soaps which leave a kind of annoying sticky residue. I bought a 200g block in the Boxing Day sale last year, which I’m hoping will last me through part of the summer (I’m alternating that and Woosh shower jelly to make the soap last longer!), then I’ll be ready to buy another block when the Christmas 2016 range is released.

Ice Blue (discontinued)

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.

Lush Ice Blue Review

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!