12 Days Of LUSHmas | Day 9 – Hot Toddy Shower Gel

LUSH Hot Toddy Shower Gel

Two things that I love in life are the words ‘limited edition’ and anything with a spicy scent – Hot Toddy from the LUSH Christmas collection features both, so obviously this love affair was meant to be.  If you’re a Christmas fiend like me, then this shower gel will blow your socks off!  It features everything I love about Christmas:  Sparkles, gingerbread biscuits and mulled wine (yes, even in Summer).

Hot Toddy is a rich, ruby red shimmering shower gel that makes me feel like I have stepped into a Winter Wonderland.  Laced with softening seaweed & aloe vera, uplifting sweet orange oil, invigorating cinnamon leaf oil, fresh ginger, warming clove leaf oil and cleansing lemon juice, this shower gel will bring a sparkle to your shower.

If you live in the northern hemisphere, then this shower gel is guaranteed to warm you up this cold Winter season.  Ginger infusion helps to stimulate blood circulation in the body to warm you up when you most need it.  But if you, like me, live where it is Summer right now…don’t fret, I still find it to be the perfect Christmassy shower gel for our neck of the woods.

Hot Toddy creates a light & fluffy foam and even though it might not smell that intense in the bottle, just you wait until it starts to lather up.  Literally an explosion of Christmas, right there in your shower!  While it showcases a large amount of golden lustre in the bottle, I didn’t find it to be too glittery at all once squirted onto my bath lily (shower pouf, whatever you want to call it).  The glitter particles didn’t stick to my skin either after rinsing and getting out of the shower.  I love glitter – on my eyeballs, in my bath water, on my nails…but I can’t stand chunks of glitter on my skin (I’m getting itchy just thinking about it).   It does moisturise and nourish my skin to an extent but still found I wanted to apply a body lotion afterwards.

The colour of this shower gel is actually quite a bit brighter than it looks in the bottle, almost like a raspberry jam shade.  If you look closely at the photo below (click to enlarge), you can see little flecks of golden glitters.

LUSH Hot Toddy

Now let’s talk about the scent – it smells like mix between fireballs (the gumball sweeties) and Cola lollipops with a boozy, yet decadent twist.  I like using Hot Toddy in a super hot shower because the steam intensifies the scent, creating a spicy steam room.  The scent doesn’t linger on the skin for too long, but just long enough to catch a whiff of it every now and again.  Hot Toddy also reminds me of my grandpa (who passed away when I was 12 years old), I think there’s something in the scent that is similar to ‘Old Spice’ cologne (his signature scent).  Hot Toddy brings back happy memories spent with my ‘Oupa’ helping him polish his bowling balls and eagerly waiting for the gnome in his cupboard (which turned out to be my grandpa himself) to make up a small plastic baggie filled with choccies and biltong – but only if I was a good little girl!

Hot Toddy Shower Gel retails for R 75,00 (100g), R 135,00 (250g) or R 235,00 (500g) and is currently only available in-store (Cavendish, V&A Waterfront, Canal Walk and Gateway).  I’m am lighting a candle every single night in the hopes that Hot Toddy will be stocked in the LUSH online store soon.  Ok, not really…but I do hope it comes to the online store so that my fellow spicy-scent-fiends can get their hands on it.



  1. Lulu
    22 November 2014 / 10:31

    Your photos really are great! Your description is so great, I can already smell the Hot Toddy!

    • 25 November 2014 / 09:33

      Thank you so much, Lulu! 🙂

  2. 22 November 2014 / 11:33

    Jou foto;s is pragtig, dit lyk soos foto’s wat LUSH vir jou gestuur het, maar toe herken ek die Mr Price skinkbordjie, ook vir my ene gekoop na ek jou blog gelees het, my badkamer lyk baie mooi daarmee met my velprodukte daarop!

    • 25 November 2014 / 09:33

      Baie, baie dankie Sandra… 🙂 Ek kan net imagine jou badkamer lyk pragtig met die skinbord! Gewoonlik hou ek my parfuum botteltjies op hom, maar gebruik hom elke nou en dan vir ‘n foto ook. 🙂

  3. Sibahle
    22 November 2014 / 11:54

    I used to love fireballs. I’d definitely purchase Hot Toddy 🙂

    • 25 November 2014 / 09:31

      I STILL love fireballs – haha! I buy them at my local Spar…the ones we get today are quite a bit more spicy and hot compared to the ones we got when we were little…or maybe my tastebuds are getting more sensitive as I’m getting older… 😉

  4. Wilma
    22 November 2014 / 15:18

    Loved reading about your memories of your gramps, I just love how you are so relatable in your blog posts. Hot Toddy sounds like the perfect shower gel. 🙂

    • 25 November 2014 / 09:30

      Thank you for your sweet words, Wilma. 🙂 Hot Toddy is pretty darn perfect!

  5. Caryn
    22 November 2014 / 15:20

    Oooooh Hot Toddy sounds like something I would love! Pleeeease bring it to the online store, Lush!?

    • 25 November 2014 / 09:29

      I have no idea why it’s not available in the online store…maybe they received limited stock and decided to only keep it in-store? Hopefully Hot Toddy will appear next year again & will be available online too. 🙂

  6. Geraldine
    22 November 2014 / 15:21

    Your photos are just divine…

    • 25 November 2014 / 09:28

      Thank you, Geraldine. *blush*

  7. Louise
    22 November 2014 / 16:23

    It’s a cold icy winter this year, with lots of snow.. Most definitely going to pick this one up at Lush, sounds perfect for sweater weather. x

    • 25 November 2014 / 09:28

      Aaaah, I’m so jealous!! I would love to see (and feel) snow again! x

  8. Belinda
    22 November 2014 / 18:15

    Waaaaaaant!!! I think I will love the smell of this one, especially because I love anything with a clove or cinnamon scent. Thank you for doing these daily Lush reviews, Luzanne. They’re so helpful. 😀

    • 25 November 2014 / 09:27

      You are very welcome, Belinda. And thank YOU for taking the time to visit my blog and leave a comment. 🙂

  9. Katy Glynn
    22 November 2014 / 21:39

    Ahhhhhh! Your descriptions make me want to go out and buy this right now!

    • 25 November 2014 / 09:25

      Yay! That’s exactly what I was going for! 😉

  10. 23 November 2014 / 17:53

    This sounds so warming. Definitely would like this for when I am feeling a bit under the weather.

    • 25 November 2014 / 09:24

      This will be so lovely for those days (and nights) when you need a little something to open the airway up a bit… Great idea, Abby! 🙂

  11. Taz
    24 November 2014 / 10:39

    Sounds mouthwatering! 😀

    • 25 November 2014 / 09:21

      Funny you should say that…I used Hot Toddy again last night and my mouth actually really started to water because all I could think about were fireballs! Yum! 🙂

  12. 25 November 2014 / 15:36

    I got so excited by this post that I didn’t check if it was available online – went to place my online order for my usual toner – Eau Roma – and thought I’d pop some Christmas goodies in for good measure. I got Two bath melts and two ballistics. But when I went to look for this, it wasn’t there *cue sobbing*

    I just re-read this and saw it’s only available in store. And now, I was making a trip into Durbs to the dentist (I live in an outlying area), and will be trekking that bit further to Gateway JUST TO GET A BOTTLE OF THIS!

    Hello, my name is Siobhan and I am a Lush addict…

    • 26 November 2014 / 10:51

      Bwahahaha! This comment made me LOL! I love Eau Roma too, placed an online order just the other day because mine is finished and I LOVE it for Summer. 🙂

      I hope you find Hot Toddy, Siobhan! xx

      LUSH ADDICTS UNITE! *high five*

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