Rose Queen bath ballistic is a lightly scented bath ballistic with a dash of rose absolute and geranium. It’s more of a light and refreshing scent than a power-packed rose fiesta; a handful of dried petals versus an entire rose garden. The sweetest part of this bath ballistic is the generous amount of shredded lavender, marigold, and hibiscus petals that float on the surface of the bath and gently plump up as you bathe.
Delicate, girly and a little bit decadent. Lovely.
This hilariously squashy looking thing is a Lush Rose Jam Bubbleroon. Heavy on the shea butter and coconut oil, this is quite a damp and heavy bubble bar. As always I ended up breaking it in half and just using one piece at a time – although I have a comically huge bathtub, one half was more than enough to get a good froth happening.
The name is appropriate, ’cause Rose Jam Bubbleroon smells 100% like the rose marmalade I buy every now and then when we’re holidaying in the country. If Lush revealed that this bubble bar was made by a little old dear rockin’ a violet rinse, I would not be surprised one tiny bit. Rosy and rich thanks to the rose absolute, but not overpowering thanks to a touch of lemon and geranium oils (coincidentally excellent for keeping oily backs under control whilst hydrating drier areas of the body). Delicious.
Rose Queen bath ballistic is AU$4.95/90g, and Rose Jam Bubbleroon is AU$6.50/100g. Lush goodies are available from Lush stores and from Lush.com.au. Bubble on!
P.S. If the idea of rose jam intrigues you, take a peep at this recipe for classic rose petal jam. I’ve made a version of this before – I add grated granny smith apples and a little lemon zest to boost the natural pectin and balance the sweetness a little – and I can highly recommend it!