I tried Lush's 'jelly bomb' that coats your bathwater in a thin layer of goop — and my skin has never felt softer

Jessica KellyThe big sleep bath bomb smelled like lavender.
  • Lush released jelly bombs in 2017, a type of bath bomb that coats the top layer of bath water with a moisturizing jelly-like goop.
  • I tried the new jelly bombs and found that they lived up to their hype.
  • They made my skin incredibly soft, smelled amazing, and were fun to use.

Lush has gained quite the following with their use of natural and safe ingredients. Their high-quality face masks make your skin glow, their sea salt hair spray gives your locks a natural beachy wave, and their bath bombs have been creating better, more entertaining baths for years.

In 2017, the company released jelly bombs, a new bath bomb meant to coat the top layer of bath water with a squishy, jelly-like goop that’s supposed to make your skin soft.

To check out if these bath bombs live up to their claims, I bought two of their most popular jelly bombs and one of their seasonal jelly bombs from their Halloween line.

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The two popular scents I tried were secret arts, a dark charcoal bomb with citrus, almond, and cinnamon scents, and the big sleep, a lavender and chamomile scented bomb meant to soothe and calm your nerves after a long day. From the Halloween line, I opted for the purple ectoplasm bomb.

LushJessica KellyThe ectoplasm bomb smelled like grapefruit and tangerine.

The ectoplasm bomb left my skin smooth and smelling like refreshing sweet grapefruit and tangerine. Both the secret arts and the big sleep bomb had the same consistency. The only differences were the smells, all of which were pleasant.

LushJessica KellyThe jelly bomb immediately frothed in my hand.

Regardless of what colour or scent you decide you want to try, the real wow-factor was the layer of jelly that forms over the tub that you can actually squish, grab, and play with before it dissolves.

LushJessica KellyThe bombs left a slippery consistency on my skin.

It’s important to know you don’t just drop the bomb into the water like a bath bomb. Rather, you’ll want to actually hold it under the faucet so that it distributes evenly into the hot water.

LushJessica KellyMy skin felt noticeably smoother.

If you’re doing it right, a frothy layer of foam should form that slowly turns into a jelly-like, gooey texture that you can pick up and hold. Just be extremely careful when stepping in and out of the tub, because these will make the bathtub extremely slippery.

Lush’s new take on their bath bomb will not only leave you smelling great but your skin will be incredibly smooth.


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