On a cold, rainy Autumn day there’s nothing I like more than to draw a hot bath, slide underneath a blanket of bubbles and let my troubles melt away. Bonus points if I can find a way to make it spooky and instagrammable (tattooed leg shots in orange sparkly water anyone?)
As it does each year, the Lush Halloween range dropped signalling a change in the season and my bath game. Here’s what I picked up…
Boo! Shower Slime, £6.00 for 100g
Boo! returned to haunt the shelves for its second year and, as a fan of this freaky product, I made sure to replenish my stash with a fresh pot. While it’s basically the same product I know and love, it has had a slight makeover; this year it is not scented like my favourite Snow Fairy but rather Lord of Misrule. Lord of Misrule is much less sweet – containing dark sumatran patchouli oil, black pepper oil and vanilla absolute, it has an earthy sort of scent – which is pleasant enough. The product isn’t particularly practical, but it sure is fun. Plus nothing screams Halloween quite like smearing black goo all over your body in the shower.
Very Very Frightening Shower Gel, £12 for 240g
Probably one of the best shower gels I’ve tried in recent years, Very Very Frightening is a delightful new release for this years collection. Bright yellow in colour, this spooky shower gel has a strong, fruity scent that’s reminiscent of retro childhood sweets. In lieu of my favourite Sparkly Pumpkin (wrongfully and painfully axed from the line-up this year), Very Very Frightening is my absolute favourite product from the Halloween range and I will be stocking up on it before it floats off the shelves. It contains grapefruit oil, fresh lemon juice, bergamot oil and almond essential oil. It will stain your skin and leave your bath towels yellow if you’re not a diligent scrubber, but it’s totally worth it.
Bat Art Bath Bomb, £4.50
Also new to the line-up this year is the bat-shaped bath bomb, appropriately named ‘Bat Art’. This herbal-scented bomb creates deep violet waters that swirl with iridescent glitter – ensuring your bath is befitting of your inner witch. It contains Sicilian lemon oil, rosemary oil, sage oil and green mandarin oil.
Bewitched Bubble Bar, £5.50
No self-respecting witch would be seen dead without her familiar, and the familiar face of Bewitched bubble bar is sure to tick all the boxes. Returning for 2020 this cute cat-shaped bubble bar is scented like blackberries (what else would you expect from a black cat, duh?) And produces mounds of deliciously fruity bubbles plus deep, dark waters. It contains olibanum oil and bergamot oil.
Ghost In The Dark Soap, £5
I must admit I’m generally quite reluctant to splash out on soap – my stash is already pretty impressive and it’s fairly hard to get through. That said, who could possibly pass up on glow-in-the-dark ghost soap?! This hauntingly good soap-dish spirit has the cutest expression that you’ll just want to hold up to a light source for a few seconds before rubbing it all over your body. Sound weird? Probably. You should buy it though, it’s pretty great. Containing lemongrass and bergamot oils, its refreshingly citrus scent makes it a
sheet treat to use.
Monsters Ball Bath Bomb, £5.50
The Monsters Inc reject we all know and love, Monsters Ball is back for another year and another bath. This one-eyed treat shares its scent with the Calacas family so wins points for that alone, as far as I’m concerned. It contains lime oil, olibanum oil and neroli oil resulting in a delicious, zesty sherbert-esque scent.
Lord of Misrule Bath Bomb, £4.95
Another staple in the Lush line-up, Lord of Misrule is also back to add some spice to the collection. This earthy, herbally-scented bath bomb has never really been a favourite of mine but as time goes on I’m becoming fonder of the less-sweeter scents. Plus no one can deny, a bath bomb with popping candy that leaves the water a deep, blood red cannot be passed up on. This one contains black pepper oil, dark sumatran patchouli oil and vanilla absolute and will leave you feeling like Elizabeth Bathory – bathing in the blood of your enemies.
Punkin Pumpkin Bath Bomb, £4.50
No Halloween-themed collection would be complete without a cute little pumpkin and this guy is the pick of the patch. With its adorable carved face and warm and spicy scent, Punkin Pumpkin is a firm-favourite of mine. It contains cinnamon leaf oil, sweet wild orange, lime oil Sicilian red mandarin oil. The vibrant orange water it creates is also seriously-worthy of an IG post or two.
Toffee Apple Lip Scrub, £6.50
Last but certainly not least, I picked up the Toffee Apple lip scrub – a red and green-hued sugar scrub that leaves lips feeling perfectly soft. I wear lipstick every day and find it applies much more smoothly (and stays put a lot longer) after applying a scrub. Toffee apples are one of my favourite Autumnal treats so naturally this lip scrub was a must. With sweet and sour layers it does not disappoint – works well, tastes even better!
So that’s everything I picked up from the Halloween collection this year. Do you have any favourites? Let me know in the comments below!