Anything with ‘sleep’ in its name always gets my attention. Apart from taking Lush baths my next favourite hobby is most definitely sleeping, I am however not very good at it so anything that could help me improve my ability to sleep is always very welcome. The Big Sleep Jelly Bomb is neck and neck favourite for me with the Dark Arts jelly bomb. I honestly didn’t think I would like any of the new jelly bombs at all but here I am ranting and raving about yet another.
The Lush Jelly Bombs look just like an ordinary Lush bath bomb they however have a magic ingredient, sodium alginate. This ingredient is what divides the normal bath bombs to the jelly ones. Jelly bombs are meant to work in exactly the same way as the normal bath bombs, the difference between a jelly bomb and a bath bomb is, instead of just exploding with colour jelly bombs produce a foam-like-jelly that floats on the surface of the water instead.
Containing lavender, tonka, neroli and chamomile the Big Sleep is the next best thing to a sleeping potion, there is no better combination of ingredients to help you wind down and relax. Although this is quite a powerful blend of essential oils Big Sleep’s scent isn’t at all overpowering, it’s a delicate and soothing mix. Its scent as a whole reminds me of several different Lush products such as the Unicorn Horn bubble bar, Twilight and Golden Slumbers bath bomb.
Instantly after coming into contact with the water The Big Sleep begins to bob around, spreading blue foam across its surface. I noticed that unlike the Dark Arts jelly bomb, the Big Sleep took a lot longer to create its jelly layer.
Once the layer of silky smooth jelly forms on the baths surface you start to really feel the benefits of it. My skin had never felt so well nourished before, the effect the seaweed based sodium alginate ingredient has on your skin is like nothing I have experienced while using Lush before. You heard it here first, the jelly bombs are going to change your life. Even the next day my skin feels soft, smooth and fabulous.
Big Sleeps scent once in the bath doesn’t intensify at all making it a good product to use if you’re sensitive to some of Lush’s more powerful scents.
After about 10 minutes the jelly dissolves into just bath water leaving you with a deep blue lagoon of silky smooth water. It’s hard to describe, I don’t want to mislead you by saying it ‘thickens the water’ as if someone said that to me I’d assume that the jelly and water had began to set. This isn’t the case at all. The dissolved jelly simply just adds a softness to the water and not in an oily way either, it’s so pleasant on the skin.
Overall I am really impressed with this jelly bomb. The Big Sleep was in fact the first of the 4 jelly bombs that I reordered, what I thought was going to be a group of novelty products have really opened my eyes. If you want an easy way to add hydration to your skin while not getting oily then the jelly bombs are perfect for you.