The Toil and Trouble Shower Scrub is yet another product from Lush’s huge 2022 Halloween line. Toil and Trouble isn’t just a shower scrub either; Inside the pot, sat right on top of the shower scrub you will also find 2 mini bat-shaped shower jellies too! See the series of photos below.
The Toil and Trouble scrub with jelly bats is the first of its kind so I couldn’t wait to get my hands on a pot. Toil and Troubles consistency is very similar to something in between the Magic Crystals and Mamma Mia shower scrub.
Its ingredients include lavender, peppermint, orris, patchouli, sage and plenty of fine sea salt. The sea salt is the magic ingredient that makes this scrub scrubby, it is the perfect go-to product to use when you’re in need of a full-body exfoliation.
At the time of writing this review, Toil and Trouble doesn’t share a scent with any other Lush products as it’s a brand new scent. It’s rich with lavender with a sage and peppermint twist, the patchouli in it adds an autumnal aspect to the scent, in some ways it reminds me of the Lord of Misrule bath bomb and in others like the Magic bath bomb.
To use, all you must do is scoop out a small amount of scrub from the pot followed by then working it into your skin just like you would a shower gel.
A small amount of the scrub goes a very long way but please feel free to overindulge! With any exfoliator, I recommend that you pay a particular amount of special attention to any dry patches of skin that you may have, such as your knees and elbows.
What’s different about the Toil and Trouble shower scrub in comparison to the other shower scrubs by Lush is the added extras, the mini bat jellies. Lush’s website states that the jelly bats are better to use over the scrub if you are looking for a more ‘gentle cleanse’.
The shower jellies lather up well and each have lasted me about 3 showers. I decided to use them after giving myself a full-body scrub, the skin on my arms, legs and chest have never felt smoother or cleaner.
Toil and Trouble is an excellent exfoliator, not only does it buff away all of your dead, dry skin it also leaves the skin that’s left behind super hydrated too. This is a huge bonus as exfoliating can be a little harsh on your skin.
For me personally, the scrubbier a shower scrub is, the better but I know super-scrubby isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. Toil and Trouble is the perfect balance of scrubby and soothing in my opinion.
I will admit, I’m a little disappointed that Lush still haven’t made a shower scrub that shares its scent with the Calacas shower gel. Calacas is not just one of my most favourite Halloween scents it is one of my most favourite Lush scents of all time.
I am mentioning the Calacas scent because there is a similarly named, Calacas scented bubble bar from Lush called Bubble Bubble Toil and Trouble. Sadly, the name is the only similarity between the 2 products. Both products have completely different scents.
While I am still hoping that Lush release a Calacas scented shower scrub I did really enjoy Toil and Trouble.
The extra mini shower jellies really added to the scrub and I can see Toil and Trouble being quite popular to Lush customers that don’t have bath tubs. Not everyone would have tried shower jellies before so adding them to this scrub is a good way to introduce them to shower-jelly-reluctant customers!