12 Days Of LUSHmas | Day 6 – Cinders Bath Bomb

LUSH Cinders Bath Bomb

We’re halfway through ’12 Days Of LUSHmas’ – if you’ve only just discovered my blog and not sure what this Christmas series is about, then click here.  It’s been a lot of fun doing daily blog posts but it’s also quite challenging – especially on the days when I load 2 blog posts in one day (like yesterday).  Shew!  I filmed 2 YouTube videos today as well, that’s why this blog post is up a bit later than normal.

A yuletide favourite, loved by many…this is Cinders Bath Bomb and is part of the LUSH Christmas 2014 collection.  Even though Cinders is a lot smaller than your average Bath Bomb, is packs a punch…a BIG fragrant punch!  Fortunately for us, being smaller also means it comes with a cheaper price tag – R 34,50.

Cinders Bath Bomb smells exactly like Christmas to me – cinnamon, spice & all things nice!  The red speckles you see on top are vegan popping candies (you know, like the popping candy crystals you used to love when you were a little kid?) and they’re supposed to pop and crackle as soon as soon as Cinders hits the bath water but…

*crickets chirping*

I was listening to my bath water like a child listening to their Rice Krispies…and nothing…niks…nada.  No snap, crackle or pop!  The popping candy is supposed to be reminiscent of the popping sounds a warm cozy fire makes, but like I said:  Nothing.

I plopped Cinders into my bath water on a lovely rainy evening and found it to be the PERFECT warming and comforting bath product.  It fizzes quite fast and before you know it, the show is over – which could be a bit of a letdown for some.  When dropped into the bath it whizzes around like a little ball of energy giving the water a slight yellow tint.  I didn’t take a photo of the bath water as there were no bubbles, no shimmers, no glitters and no foam – just plain ol’ yellow bath water.  It’s probably not the most interesting Bath Bomb LUSH has ever produced but its the warm & inviting, yet sweet scent makes me want to go back for more.  I would describe the scent as a mulled cider aroma with a spicy cinnamon twist.

Cinders is packed with Orange Oil and Citric Acid, these combined moisturise the skin and give the bath water  a fresh citrusy scent.  Almond Oil is rich in Vitamin E to soften and nourish dry skin and Cinnamon Leaf Oil is also added for its spicy, woody notes to create an comforting & uplifting scent.  My skin did feel moisturised after my Cinders bath, however, I wish it was just a tad bit more moisturising.

Cinders is for those people who love the smell of Cinnamon but don’t necessarily enjoy the smell of Cloves – Hot Toddy has a delectable spicy scent but contains Clove extract, which might not be for everyone.

Ultimately, I love the warm & inviting smell of this Bath Bomb and given its size, I was really impressed by how strong the scent was and how long it lingered on the skin for BUT if you’re looking for a Bath Bomb that is going to put on an extravagant show, then Cinders is unfortunately not the product for you.

Cinders Bath Bomb retails for R 34,50 and is currently available in the LUSH online store, as well as in-store (Cavendish, V&A Waterfront, Canal Walk and Gateway).



  1. Qondiswa N 25 November 2014 / 17:22

    I dont mind plain yellow bath water, as long as the fragrance of the bath bomb is intense then Im happy. Going to pick this one up for sure. :)

    • Luzanne 26 November 2014 / 10:49

      The fragrance is amazing, and I’m sure you will LOVE it! :)

  2. Porchia 25 November 2014 / 17:27

    Aaaah noooo, and I was so hoping those popping candies would make this bath bomb a must-have… :( I’ll probs still buy it, I’m a sucker for anything spicy scented. x

    • Luzanne 26 November 2014 / 10:49

      I know…but maybe I just bought a dud? The deliciously spicy scent of this Bath Bomb will definitely make me buy it every single year though and hopefully next year I’ll get a popping one! :)

  3. Mary-Anne 25 November 2014 / 17:42

    I love cinnamon! Yummy!

    • Luzanne 26 November 2014 / 10:47

      Me too, it’s one of my all-time favourite scents! :)

  4. Isabelle Perkins 25 November 2014 / 18:06

    Thank you for sending my prize, Luzanne! Im loving the Sigma 3DHD brush. :)

    Enjoying these Lush posts so much, Im a Lush hoarder too…its a problem. 😀

    • Luzanne 26 November 2014 / 10:47

      Aaaaah…you’re welcome, Isabelle. Thank you for letting me know it arrived safely. :)

      It’s definitely a problem in our household!! 😀

  5. Em Cameron 25 November 2014 / 18:39

    Cinders is my ultimate Christmas bath bomb!!!! Can’t get enough of it!

    • Luzanne 26 November 2014 / 10:46

      It’s absolutely delectable, isn’t it!? 😉

  6. Tiffany 25 November 2014 / 19:08

    Definitely buying this one, mainly because its one of the cheaper versions. :)

    • Luzanne 26 November 2014 / 10:46

      Haha! You’re right though, a lot of people don’t want to spend R60,00 on a bath product so it’s nice that LUSH has these more affordable ones too. 😉

  7. Sibahle 26 November 2014 / 06:42

    It sounds like a really lovely scent.

    • Luzanne 26 November 2014 / 10:45

      It totally is, Sibahle! Definitely one of my favourite scents! :)

  8. Jean 26 November 2014 / 09:51

    Woohoo for Youtube videos! Looking forward to them!

    • Luzanne 26 November 2014 / 10:44

      I’m editing like a busy little bee…hopefully they’ll be up soon! :)

  9. faeema 26 November 2014 / 13:09

    Completely obsessed with cinnamon

    • Luzanne 27 November 2014 / 09:55

      Me too!!! Love a good spicy scent! :)

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