Over the past few years, I’ve started diving into the world that is LUSH Cosmetics (though I can’t say I’ve ever purchased any actual cosmetics from them.) I mostly started off with bath bombs but have recently expanded my purchases to include massage bars, and now — more fun products!
Today, I wanted to give my quick thoughts on two products: Foot Soak and Fancy Free, and 93,000 Miles. (I guess I should add in a quick line that I was NOT paid or compensated in any way for this review; I purchased the products with my own money and am doing this for no other reason than… I want to!)
First up: Foot Soak and Fancy Free. (On a side note, I love the name!) This product costs $6.95 for one (huge!) circular pack. Each one has a line pressed down the middle, so you have the option of cracking it into two pieces (thus, making it a two-use product instead of a one-and-done!) For just $6.95, I thought this was a bargain.
Here’s what the LUSH website says:
“Take time out and treat tired feet to a soothing soak. Packed with ingredients to soften hard skin, like epsom and fine sea salts, and Irish moss powder. When you drop it into warm water, this baking soda and citric acid disc fizzes up as the salts dissolve and the French lavender oil and jasmine absolute scent gently releases. After a good soak, you’ll emerge with softer, refreshed soles.”
I decided to crack mine in half and use just the one half for my first spin around. I dropped into a foot tub of warm water, but wasn’t sure if I was supposed to wait for it to dissolve before putting my feet in or not. Either way, it didn’t really fizz up much – not nearly as much as I’ve seen bath bombs do – and I certainly didn’t smell any lavender or jasmine. After sitting for about 25-30 minutes (again, it’s not really clear how long you’re supposed to do this), I pulled my feet out. They were definitely softer, but still had a lot of rough skin. And two days later, my feet really didn’t feel smooth anymore.
Overall, I wasn’t too impressed with this product. The price wasn’t bad, especially with breaking it in half, but it didn’t seem like it did all that much. LUSH’s in-store customer service is great, but their website often doesn’t give detailed instructions on product use, which means you’re kind of going in blind sometimes. (And of course, in-store, they recommend you use one of their foot creams/masks/lotions after using this product.) I did buy two of these initially, so I’ve still got one left for another couple of uses, but after that, I’m not sure if I’d use it again.
The other product I want to review is the 93,000 Miles shower jelly. LUSH has a few different shower jellies (a newer product), but my local store only had the 93,000 Miles one left in stock when I went. I bought a small container for under $10.
“If you’ve been giving your muscles the runaround, plan a showertime run-in with this invigorating eucalyptus and mint jelly. Whether you’ve run a marathon or walked a mile this bright wobbly jelly will soothe aches and pains and send lingering cramps on their way. Take it straight out of the freezer and into the shower to enjoy the energizing power of invigorating peppermint and warming cinnamon leaf oils.”
I’ve since used this product just a few times, but I’ve enjoyed it so far! They warn you that it’s slippery, and helloooo, yes, it is. My second time using it, I dropped the whole thing in the shower (which is why they recommend just cutting off a piece.) I do enjoy the way it feels and it has been relaxing so far. I think I might try sticking it in the freezer for my next use to try that. I haven’t had any scents of peppermint or cinnamon hit me yet, but perhaps freezing it will help bring those out.
I’d like to try some of the other shower jellies, so perhaps once I run out of this one (which will probably take a while), I’ll look into ordering some of the others!