Love, Lust…LUSH – Pop In The Bath Bubble Bar

Not quite sure what this series is about?  Pop over (haha – see what I did there?) to this blog post to find out…

I can sometimes get a bit carried away with my normal reviews – and by carried away I mean, review posts that resemble the Never-ending Story (aaaaah, now that got me thinking about Falcor…gosh, how I used to love that dog with his pearly back and big nostrils).  So, where I was going with that is these reviews are short , (sort of) concise and to the point.  There’s always a point when it comes to LUSH, the point is:  BUY MORE LUSH!

Pop In The Bath comes in an array of different colours, I chose a pink one (obviously) but all of them have the same scent – a mix of bergamot, lemon and mandarin.  This bubble bar was inspired by Mary Poppins, who blew in on the East wind and landed at 17 Cherry Tree Lane.  Why?  Because after a particularly troublesome day, this little bar is said to soothe all your woes.  It’s like chicken soup for the soul, but instead of chicken soup they used mandarin oil (an uplifting citrus oil).

You really need not use the whole bubble bar for just one bath – I quarter mine with a knife and then crumble a piece under running water.  It creates a lovely mountain of snow white bubbles with a very subtle citrus-y scent.  I must admit I was a bit disappointed with the intensity of the scent once the bubble bar was dissolved.  I have even used a whole Pop In The Bath bubble bar in the past and the scent was still very subtle and it only changed the bath water a teeny tiny bit.  The picture below is one whole Pop In The Bath bubble bar dissolved in my bath and as you can see, the colour of the bath water wasn’t amazing unfortunately.

I don’t dislike this bubble bar because I know there are ladies who prefer a more subtle scent.  As mentioned before, LUSH bubbles are the best bubbles I’ve ever experienced – and yes, I do believe they are very different to other normal, boring bubbles.  A LUSH bubble sounds different when it pops & they don’t disappear within a couple of minutes of you getting in the bath.

Pop In The Bath doesn’t dry out the skin but I also don’t find it particularly moisturising either.  It’s like quiet, introverted girl in your group of friends…she might not be the most interesting person you have ever met, but she has her place in the world and someone else will like / love her because she is so reserved.

Geez, you know you’ve gone off the deep end when you start comparing a bath product to a person.

Ok, so my final thoughts:  Pop In The Bath will definitely appeal to someone who does not want to take a bath in vibrant coloured water, nor do they want their nostrils filled with an over-powering scent.  A bubble bath is always fun, though, so I’m always happy when I get to take a LUSH bath.

Here’s a little something you didn’t know…  Pop In The Bath has the same fragrance as the LUSH Olive Branch shower gel (and the fragrance will probably be a bit more intense too), so if you’re more of a shower-girl then pick up Olive Branch instead.



  1. Zee Mohlapi
    25 April 2014 / 10:54

    I never watched The Never Ending Story but I just googled that dog and he is beautiful.

    I am someone who likes to take a bath with a faint fragrance every now and again becoz it relaxes me. Thank you for the headsup on the olive branch body wash. 🙂


    • 26 April 2014 / 10:05

      Falcor was my fantasy dog for a long time (probably still is!) – he could talk, fly, he was SUPER cute and he had pearly skin on his back…and he was a good dog.

      Pleasure, Zee. Let me know if you decide to try this bubble bar or the shower gel. 😉

  2. 25 April 2014 / 11:30

    Good to know 🙂 I got this bubble bar as part of a birthday gift but haven’t used it yet – I’ll save it for a day when I just want a simple bubble bath rather than all the bells and whistles 🙂

    • 26 April 2014 / 10:03

      Great idea, Laura! At least you know to expect a nice relaxing scent. 🙂

  3. Caryn
    25 April 2014 / 12:37

    You have the best pictures, Luzanne.

    I’m quite the fan of PITB because its so subtle in fragrance, I personally dont like the heavy fragranced products.

    Thank you for not only doing reviews on things that you like, but being open minded enough to know that other people may prefer the things that you did not like that much.

    • 26 April 2014 / 10:03

      Aaaaah, thank you for your sweet words Caryn.

      I knew there would be people who really enjoy this little bubble bar – I also don’t like hectic fragrances but this one was a liiiiittle too subtle for me.

      And it’s a big pleasure! 😉

  4. barbara
    25 April 2014 / 13:36

    Loved this post, Luzanne. ♥

  5. Dee
    25 April 2014 / 15:21

    I didnt enjoy this bubble bar, I bought it once because it was all cute with the flower on top but it just didnt do anything for me. You are right, though, it will defs appeal to someone who likes a subtle fragrance. 🙂

    • 26 April 2014 / 10:01

      Yes, I agree. I also bought it because it just looked so cute but I like trying new things, so it wasn’t a complete dud for me. 😀

  6. 25 April 2014 / 22:55

    Great post, as always, Luzanne! I love your bath setup! <3

    • 26 April 2014 / 10:00

      Thank you, Lily! 🙂 x

  7. Sibahle
    26 April 2014 / 20:57

    It looks cute. I would love to try it.

    • 28 April 2014 / 14:03

      You definitely should try it out, Sibahle, especially if you’re into subtle scents. 🙂

  8. Tjoppie
    28 April 2014 / 14:12

    Love the fact that it doesn’t dry out your skin and that it has a subtle fragrance! Lovely pics as always!

    • 5 May 2014 / 20:09

      Thank you, Mom! Subtle is good, hey? 🙂

  9. 6 May 2014 / 13:18

    I die, I am really enjoying trying out all the lush goodies I an get my hands on, especially the ones you’ve already reviewed as I know they will be good and fun.

    • 8 May 2014 / 08:17

      Ugh! I am SO jealous…you get to walk into a LUSH store whenever you want! LUSH seriously need to get their butts into gear and open up a store here SOON!

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