At the time of writing this review, the Wally De Wasbeerhond Bath Bomb (Wally the Raccoon Dog Bath Bomb) is an exclusive product to Lush Netherlands and as far as I am aware, won’t be released anywhere else.
I was lucky enough to get a hold of 2 thanks to the incredible, Carina.
Carina is behind the Lush-Instagram-account @lush.scents. I couldn’t start this review without sending her a thousand thank yous for going out of her way to get these bath bombs over to me in the UK. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
This adorable bath bomb with the face of a raccoon was created and released to raise money and awareness for a very important cause.
Did you know that the fur most commonly worn in Europe comes from the raccoon dog? Did you also know that very recently a number of clothing retailers were found out to be selling ‘faux’ fur items that were actually real fur as bizarrely, real fur is less money to produce? It’s disgusting and cruel. Animals shouldn’t be killed and kept in awful conditions for anything, let alone for fashion purposes.
The Bont voor Dieren are an organisation that are committed to working towards a European ban on the fur industry. All proceeds from the sales of the Wally De Wasbeerhond bath bomb minus VAT are going towards Bont voor Dieren’s fight. (You can read more about what they do here.)
From now on, I am going to refer to the Wally De Wasbeerhond bath bomb as just the Wally bath bomb just to make reviewing and reading this review a little easier for the both of us.
The Wally bath bomb shares its scent with Lush’s popular Daddy-O Shampoo as well as the Violet Cream bubble bar. Some of the ingredients included in the bath bomb are both violet leaf and Pakistan rose absolutes as well as bergamot and canaga oils.
Its scent is warm and delicious, it’s very similar to Parma Violet sweets!
As soon as the Wally bath bomb touches the water there is a gentle hiss of bubbles, at first the bubbles are plain white then as the bath bomb dissolves, they slowly become more and more pink.
Wally is a very slow dissolver, 10 minutes after putting it in the water mine was still fizzing away although much smaller than it started out.
Once it has fully dissolved, the water it leaves behind is a beautiful, light-pink and it feels silky-soft to touch. The violet within in it makes it such an incredibly relaxing bath. The Daddy-O scent is one of Lush’s most uplifting and inviting fragrances and is one I often find myself craving.
Other than the fact that this bath bomb is raising awareness and funds to help the fight against the use of animal furs in Europe, my favourite part has to be its scent. I don’t think I have ever owned a stronger scented bath bomb. I could even smell it as the postman handed me over the well-sealed box of them.
I actually left the closed box of them downstairs in my living room when I went up to bed that night. Amazingly I could still smell them while I lay in bed. After use, the scent also stays on your skin for the longest time after getting out of the bath too, I love it!
Lush really need to release more violet scented products, it’s a really underestimated ingredient that adds so much to a product’s final fragrance. It also seems to work in any format Lush put it in, be that a shampoo, bubble bar or bath bomb.
Why Lush haven’t made this bath bomb available to purchase in other European countries confuses me as I know it would sell brilliantly and would raise so much more money for the cause?!?!!