When you first walk into a Lush shop I will admit that the Sakura bath bomb isn’t the first one you see, overshadowed by other much brighter and bolder products people tend to miss it completely.
It didn’t take me very long at all to get bitten by the Lush bug, I think out of all of the Lush products on offer bath bombs are probably still my favourite.
As you cans see from the photo above no Sakura bath bomb is quite the same. Yes they are all similar as they each have the same ingredients but they are all unique at the same time.
Some are white all over with a few splashes of pink, some have a small sprinkling of salt on, others are even heavily speckled with pink and/or green!
The Sakura bath bomb is Japanese inspired, based on the beautiful cherry blossom trees it is, ‘..designed to evoke the burst of optimism that the first sign of spring brings,‘
When I was little we had the most beautiful cherry blossom tree in our garden, when I learnt the back story of the Sakura bath bomb I couldn’t resist picking a few up, I now always have at least one in my Lush stock.
I used to love seeing our cherry blossom tree bloom with beautiful light pink flowers. I distinctly remember being beside myself with anger and sadness when a tree surgeon came over to ‘trim’ our cherry blossom tree.
I guestimate that I was about four as my paternal nan was present. I did not like anyone touching my tree, I thought he was killing it, TREE MURDERER!!!
‘What has my tree ever done to you? it has feelings!‘ I screamed at him through the window, hiccups, snot and sobs galore… My family OF COURSE thinks it was hilarious to this day.
The Sakura bath bomb has calming properties. If you have a scary day ahead it makes for a fantastic morning bath-time treat. It helps clear your head of stress and worries leaving you in a better state of mind and more able to face the next 24 hours.
The Sakura bath bomb is quite a fast fizzer in comparison to others of its size like the Fizzbanger or the Frozen bath bomb. As soon as it hits the water the sea salt starts to soften the water as the beautiful Sakura scent hits you.
When looking at Sakura’s ingredients list I imagined it to be quite a fruity product, the mimosa and jasmine within it however dominates the lemon oil and orange flower absolute.
Once out of the bath the scent stays with you for the whole day. It has a very light and refreshing floral scent. Despite this I would still class the Sakura as a citrusy product – Although, if you’re looking for a dominantly strong citrus bath bomb, you are probably better off grabbing a Fizzbanger.
The lemon oil and orange flower absolute may not be easily detectable by scent within the Sakura, their magical properties however shine through. After a Sakura bath I feel relaxed and ready to face any challenges ahead, my skin is soft and hydrated and any mood I find myself in lifts, making me feel more human again.
If you prefer the more gentle bath bombs, Sakura is a good one to go for.
Once it has fully dissolved you are left with a small amount of soft pink and white bubbles, perfect for dry and tired skin.
I know quite a lot of people go for a bath bomb purely for a colourful and artistic bath, although Sakura is rather dull in comparison to other more colourful bath bombs, I still think it’s worthy of its staple product status, I cannot recommend it enough!