This year Lush have released the Rangoli Dreams Bath Bomb in celebration of Diwali, the festival of lights.
The bath bombs name and design are inspired by Rangoli, an art form that originates from the Indian subcontinent, the patterns in Rangoli artwork are created on the floor or on a table using materials such as ground rice and flower petals.
It’s well worth doing a little research into the Rangoli art form as all of the creations are truly spectacular to look at. The Rangoli bath bomb is absolutely stunning and intricately detailed. It’s orange and yellow and is decorated with a simple sprinkle of shimmering gold on its top.
Rangoli Dreams is rather large, just about fitting in my small hand. It’s a flat bath bomb instead of the standard round shape, very similar to the likes of the Punkin Pumpkin and Karma Yantra bath bombs. The top of it is yellow and the base of it, orange.
The Rangoli Dreams bath bomb contains popping candy, coconut milk powder, rice starch, benzoin resinoid and the following oils – green Mandarin, rose, cardamom and almond.
Its scent is sophisticated yet delicate, my nose mostly picks up on the cardamom and sweetness of the green Mandarin but the rose oil gives it an almost powdery edge. It’s very unlike what I would normally go for at Lush but I couldn’t resist trying it and I am so pleased that I did.
As soon as the Rangoli Dreams bath bomb meets your bath water you are greeted with an explosion of yellow and orange foam. Slowly but surely the gold shimmer on the top of the bath bomb bleeds into the water creating the most stunning swirling bath art.
The shimmering water and the swirling patterns the bath bomb creates while floating around your bath is simply mesmerising.
The popping candy starts to snap, crackle a pop within about 30 seconds of the bath bomb being put into the water, it starts off slow but doesn’t take long to take over the show, bath art and popping candy wise, the Rangoli Dreams bath bomb really puts on a show.
With the Rangoli Dreams bath bomb being flat, I expected it to dissolve fairly quickly it however stands its ground, not completely disappearing for a full 10 minutes.
Laying back in its cardamom-rich scented waters is truly relaxing, I always prefer hot-hot baths as I find the heat really helps sore muscles. Rangoli Dreams and hot-hot water are a match made in heaven.
The added coconut milk powder also adds a silkiness to the bath water, my skin has never felt softer after a bath. I’m really glad that I ordered 2 of these bath bombs as it is an incredibly fun bath bomb and quite unique to any others currently available.
Its scent although a lot more subtle than the bath bomb itself, stays on your skin for the best part of the rest of the day. The popping candy also never seemed to stop, still crackling away as the bath water drained from my tub.
Overall, I am really impressed with the Rangoli Dreams bath bomb, and I hope it comes back again next year. I’d love to see some more Diwali products in the future and am interested in finding out whether Lush will be using the Rangoli Dreams scent in other future products too.