Back in September 2022, Lush did a collaboration with The Poetry Pharmacy. The 3 bath bombs created for this super-unique line have sold well and are currently still available to purchase at the time of writing this review.
The Poetry Pharmacy is a shop in the heart of a little town in Shropshire Hills. In store, you will find The Poetry Pharmacy’s pharmacist on hand to prescribe poetic medicine for a complicated mix of emotions. For a deeper insight into what the, The Poetry Pharmacy get up to, please visit their website by clicking here.
The 2nd of the 3 bath bombs from the Lush X Poetry Pharmacy collaboration that I would like to introduce you to is the Broken Heart Bath Bomb.
As I mentioned earlier, the bath bombs within this collection are truly unique to anything Lush have released before. Each of the bath bombs have a hidden paper insert inside of them with a short poem on it relating to the bath bombs name.
The Broken Heart bath bomb is a bright red standard shaped Lush bath bomb at approximately 180g. Out of the 3 poetry bath bombs it is the sparkliest.
The idea behind the poetry bath bombs are that they are an easy way to immerse yourself in perfume and poetics. As its name suggests, the Broken Heart bath bomb is for just that. Lush’s website lists it as to be used ‘in an hour of great need’ and that it was created as ‘a remedy & restorative for comfort, courage and confidence.’
Ingredients wise the Broken Heart bath bomb contains jasmine, tonka and vanilla absolutes and sandalwood oil.
The Lush-scent-family that it comes from is called Sappho. Broken Heart’s scent is very hard to describe as it’s quite complex.
The jasmine in it is rounded off nicely by the vanilla; Jasmine is a very hit or miss with a lot of people, for me it’s normally a miss but the added vanilla makes this scent incredibly pleasant. The sandalwood adds a sweet and woody warmth to the fragrance too.
As soon as you put the Broken Heart bath bomb in the water you are greeted with a gentle hiss, tiny red bubbles erupt from the bath bomb as it starts to turn your bath water an inviting shade of red. The golden shimmer in it makes the red water super sparkly too.
It’s warming-sweet scent fills your bathroom, lulling you into a more relaxed state of mind.
After only 3 minutes the Broken Heart bath bomb has fully dissolved revealing its hidden poem. I’d like to point out that not everyone gets the same poem in the same bath bomb. I am unsure on how many different poems are put in each of the bath bombs BUT have seen other people get a different poem to me that also relates to the bath bomb’s theme.
I didn’t use the Broken Heart bath bomb for a broken heart, I’d say it was more for stress relief, I can’t vouch for the heart-break aspect of this bath bomb but it did help me destress after a long day.
My skin laps up the silky-smooth bath water and feels so soft to the touch. Like the other 2 bath bombs in this collection, the Broken Heart bath bomb won’t give you any bath art, but it will give you a truly relaxing bathing experience. The scent lasts on my skin long after I have left the bath. Lush really need to use the scent of this bath bomb in more of their products.
Overall, I am very impressed with the Broken Heart bath bomb, yes, it doesn’t give you any bath art but its scent is beautiful. The added aspect of poetry being inside of it makes it all the better of an experience to use too!
Reviews for the other bath bombs in The Poetry Pharmacy x Lush collaboration can be found here:
Slow Down Bath Bomb
Wild Remedy Bath Bomb
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