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How to use bath bombs, bubble bars and more

Love dipping into deep mounds of cloud-like bubbles but hate leaving a trail of packaging behind you? Get the lowdown on how to use Lush’s classic naked products from bath bombs to bubble bars with this handy guide.

The following bath products strip off unnecessary bottles and wrappers, so that you can delve into divine, waste-free baths. Your conscience will be as clean as your skin.

Let’s get ready to crumble!

From big, boldly scented bubbles to more subtle suds, naked bubble bars are an oh so easy way to indulge in a bubble bath.

Bubble bars shake up the notion of liquid bubble bath, taking many different colours and forms to create a unique experience. Product Inventor and Co-founder Helen Ambrosen explains: "Creating solid bubble bars turned into an art form. You could make all sorts of shapes, all sorts of sizes, but also you didn’t need a synthetic preservative." From candy sweet, fresh and green, or dark and earthy, there’s a bubble bar for all the family. Simply crumble the bar under running water, swish, and relax in lashings of trouble-free bubbles. Most bubble bars are perfect for one blissful bath, so you don’t need to worry about using too much or too little.

Bigger bars, like The Comforter and Blue Skies And Fluffy White Clouds, are good for more than one use, so crumble as much as you crave under the tap and store the rest in a cool, dry place ready for when the mood takes you. The more you use, the bigger the bubbles!

For a bar that lasts a little longer, a reusable bubble bar is the answer. These can be twirled in your bath water until it is brimming with beautiful bubbles, then whipped out of the water and into a cool, dry place ready for you to summon splendid suds again.

Izzy wizzy let’s get fizzy

If bubbles aren’t your bag but you’re fanatical about fizz, perhaps a bath bomb is for you? These solid orbs packed with beautifully scented essential oils, lustres and kaleidoscopic colours will transport you to new dimensions. Get lost in thick forests or jetted deep into the cosmos, all whilst sitting in your bath tub.

Once you are ready to embark on a bathtime adventure, simply run your bath and climb aboard. Place your chosen bath bomb in the water and get lost in its whirling, twirling wonder. Why not celebrate your out of this world experience by creating your own bath art?

Five minutes peace

Bath oils are made for tranquil baths. Sink into deeply soothing waters and let rich organic shea and Fair Trade cocoa butter glide over your skin, lulling you into deep repose. Unwind knots that have gathered through the day, embrace hydrated skin, breathe in aromatic essential oils and let the day’s tension fall from your shoulders. Rolled in dried petals or lustres, these melts will paint coloured oil patterns in the water and release celestial scents. Choose one, or select a pick n mix, to dip into when you need some well deserved ‘me’ time.

One bath oil or melt is all you need for five (or 50) minutes’ peace. Let the tap run over the oil until it turns into melty goodness, releasing clouds of fragrance. Alternatively pop it in the bath once it’s run and allow the water to infuse with all those magnificent natural oils and butters. The ultimate reward after a long day!

Dip your wobbly bits

For a daring dip, why not slip into rich Jelly Bomb waters. As Turtle Jelly Bomb liquefies, it releases a nourishing jelly into the water to moisturise thirsty skin. Watch as mesmerising colours trickle out of your rolling, tumbling Jelly Bomb, filling the bathtub with soothing oils and spellbinding scents. Place in the water and bathe in rejuvenating waters.

Making an Impressionism

Sometimes you just need to add a pop to your bath art and bubble brushes are just the ticket. As your bath runs, hold under the tap to build mounds of bubbles before dipping your brush in the water and stroking, dotting, splashing and drawing over the foam to create your very own masterpiece. Your canvas awaits: just add water. 

Discover the full range of bathtime treats here. Who knows where your next bath could take you?

Comments (32)


about 2 years ago

Lush make some great bath bombs


about 2 years ago

I crumble the balls into large pieces then use a piece to rub against my skin as a cleanser. The smell is heavenly and the oils leave my skin feeling so soft. Beautiful product!


about 3 years ago

I want to buy a jelly bomb but I'm curious as to what they do to the bath water and how it goes down the drain at the end of the bath because if it turns into jelly as I know it then it wouldn't go down the drain :)


about 2 years ago

well marmalade jelly bomb had a orange slice in it so that blocked my drain but the other ones i don't really know much about the rest of them but id say go for it #YOLO


about 2 years ago

Search "lush jelly bomb" on youtube. There's a youtuber called xpurr. She made a video about each jelly bomb. You can see what they look like in the bath and how it goes down the drain.


about 3 years ago

i use them in a sieve and cut them or crumble them up then top it up with other bubble bars shower creams shower gels shower jelly and fun

about 3 years ago

I put my bubble bars into pantyhose and tie it to the bath nozzle so the water runs through the pantyhose so I don't have to sit there with the bubble bar the whole time the water is running. It works really well!


about 3 years ago

Great tip! Thanks!


about 3 years ago

Can you wash your hair with Bubble Bars?


about 3 years ago

no you can't but you can use fun or shampoo bars but not the bubble bars because they are used for baths not hair
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