Thursday, 1 September 2011

Lush "The Comforter" Review & Quick Storage Tip

My Lush bath collection isn't really something to envy by any means. But I thought I'd show you how I store them in order to get the most out of them, and to keep them fresh and organized.

-I cut my Comforter bubble bar into quarters, and both of my Ballistics in half (the Sex Bomb Ballistic was an absolute pain to cut in half, next time I think I'll leave this one whole). 
-I then put them into sandwich bags (including any excess that may have crumbled off), and use clips to close them so I can re-use the bags again  (obviously Lush try to minimise plastic packaging wherever they can - It seems a bit of a waste to store them in plastic only to then throw that plastic away).
-I stick their labels onto the bag so I know their use-by-date, and, just so I can see at a glance what they are, I label the clips too.

The good thing about storing them this way is that nothing is wasted: You get more use out of each product, and any 'crumbs' get caught in the bag, so they can be added to the bath too and don't end up getting lost.


I used just one quarter of my Comforter bar, and crumbled it under hot running water.

Below you'll see in the photo on the left a small amount of bubbles at the beginning, and pink water.
The photo on the right shows the amount of bubbles the bar had created once the bath had finished running. I'm pretty impressed that such a small amount of bubble bar created so many.

What Lush Says:
"This fruity bubble bar gives the feeling of being hugged by a jolly blackcurrant. When life is getting you down, crumble The Comforter under hot, running water for purple water and creamy bubbles. The warm aroma of cassis absolute is relaxing so relaxing that you'll go to bed feeling happier and the world will seem brighter the next day."

My Thoughts:
I'll admit when I first smelled this bubble bar in the shop I didn't like it at all. I thought it was too strong, and found the scent completely overwhelming.

But my boyfriend surprised me with this one day as a gift, so I thought I'd give it another chance. This time round I thought the smell was actually quite lovely. I guess all of the other Lush smells didn't really mix well with it in the shop.

Whilst the bath was running, the smell was quite strong. But once it had run I couldn't really smell it if I'm honest. Though I'm sure that's because I only used a little of the bar.

There was a very faint scent of the bar on my skin afterwards though, which was nice.
I will buy this bar again, though next time I'll probably use half of the bar instead of just a quarter of it.

Have you used this before? Would love to know your thoughts.



  1. I love Lush and it's nice to see a review about the bubble bar and photos of how they work.

  2. I love walking into a LUSH store. It smells wonderful in there.
    I have yet to try their bubble bath balls. These look great. :D

    Thanks for following me. I am now your newest follower.


  3. I am a lush junkie, I think I'll take a few tips from you with the way you store it :) I really like this post!


  4. I know what you mean - lush products can be a bit in your face. But this is one of my favourite!

    Helen, X

  5. I know, it's amazing. I have a friend who hates the smell, I love it!
    This was the first one I've tried. I really want to try their bath melts.

    Thank you :) x

  6. Aw thank you! I'm glad you got something out of it :) I have a couple more posts on my Lush storage if you're interested:

  7. I love the smell of the Lush stores, but when the scents mix together they can distort each of their smells until you get them out of the shop. But I do love this, I'm so glad someone bought it for me as I doubt I'd have given it a chance otherwise!


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