Last week the Granny Takes A Dip Bath Bomb made a very pleasant and unexpected return to the Lush Kitchen. The Granny Takes A Dip bath bomb was sadly discontinued as a staple store product earlier this year (2015). Its retirement however made way for a new product of the same name and scent, the Granny Takes A Dip bubble bar.
Although I am a fan of the new bubble bar equivalent of Granny Takes A Dip, it’s definitely not nearly as theatrical in the bath as the bath bomb ever was. Up until last night I had only one Granny Takes A Dip bath bomb left in my personal stock. I didn’t want to use it as, as any Lush junkie will know, it’s pretty much an extinct product now.
My very last one has been carefully wrapped in cellophane to keep it as fresh as possible. I was therefore ecstatic to see it pop up on the Lush Kitchen menu.
I think the main reason behind the discontinuation of this bath bomb was because of how easily it breaks, that and a lengthy production process. Much like the Sacred Lotus bath bomb, I have never actually managed to get an unbroken Granny Takes A Dip bath bomb from shop to home.
Granny Takes A Dip floats upon the surface of the water, as it slowly dissolves it creates a vast amount of colourful foam. Every time I use the Granny Takes A Dip bath bomb I am reminded about how wonderful it not only smells but looks in the water too.
Back in the old, old, old Lush catalogue this bath bomb is described as ‘a sensory explosion in the tub. A ginger, pepper and lemon-scented bath time experience.’ The lemon, ginger and pepper oil within it blends perfectly together making the Granny Takes A Dip bath bomb a spicy, zingy and refreshing bath time treat that is very good for achy muscles.
I’m so glad that Lush brought this retro bath bomb back, even if it is for a short time. I decided that it was worth ordering a few while I could so thanks to the Lush Kitchen I now have 3 new ones on the way 🙂
I hope that Lush will one day make a new Granny Takes A Dip scented bath bomb as the scent is beautiful and I feel sad that it has been banished.