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Best Lush Shower Products Review 2019: Lush Livens Up Showertime

An assortment of Lush products.

While Lush is perhaps best known for their celebrated line of bath products, including the revolutionary Lush Bath Bombs which we have reviewed in the past, Lush covers shower time pretty extensively as well. Traditionally, people seem to think that bath time is for relaxation, therapy (physical and mental), and rest, while shower time is more of a routine-like cleaning process to prepare us for the day.

Lush does away with this unmalleable line of thinking with their exciting and inventive shower products which are designed to make shower time both more enjoyable and more effective. In a unique and inventive way, Lush has managed to translate many of their bath products and their benefits to the shower in a way that transforms the shower experience and can break through age-old shower stereotypes and perceived limitations.

For example, Lush’s “Emotibombs” are made to provide similar benefits in the shower to that of bath bombs in the bath – when placed on the floor of the shower, Emotibombs react with the hot water and release fragrant oils, nutrients, and ingredients which make showering a more soothing, therapeutically aromatic experience. These Emotibombs are just the tip of the iceberg, though!

From soap, to gels, to scrubs, Lush’s extensive shower product line has you covered from head to toe and will help you get your day started off right with the best morning shower you’ve ever had!

Lush banner with background of shower product reacting in water.

Lush homemade cosmetics.

Lush’s Shower Emotibombs Review

As was just described, the Emotibomb is the shower’s answer to the Bath Bomb. Packed with essential oils, nutrients, soothing ingredients, and natural fragrances, Lush’s Emotibomb’s may not react as excitingly with hot water as a bath bomb, but they provide most of the same benefits in a more simplistic package. Simply run the shower on warm (the reaction isn’t as effective with cold water), place the Emotibomb on the floor of your shower, step inside, and get ready for a brand-new shower experience – the shower 2.0, if you will.

The fragrances and oils release and are carried with the steam and engulf you, thereby arousing the senses – try an Emotibomb in an enclosed shower to get a really invigorating experience. Emotibomb’s are a relatively new entry to the Lush catalogue and as such there aren’t quite as many options in terms of “bombing” your shower as there are your bath, but we have detailed the top 3 Emotibomb’s below to let you know which Emotibomb could work for you!

 

Lush Sex ‘n’ the Shower Emotibomb Review

Lush's sex in the shower emotibomb.

Sex ‘n’ the shower.

The most popular of Lush’s Emotibomb’s, and an obvious attempt to play off of the success of Lush’s “Sex Bomb” bath bomb, is Lush’s “Sex ‘n’ the Shower”. After placing the Emotibomb in your running, warm water shower, the blend of sensual ginger, ylang ylang, and rose oil releases, filling the shower with an aphrodisiac-influenced, invigorating fragrance and steamy aroma. Sex ‘n’ the Shower is perfect for stirring passions, getting your day off to a relaxing and therapeutic start, or for your end of the day, wind-down shower.

Also included in Lush’s solidified blend is juniperberry oil, jasmine absolute, and mimosa absolute. Overall, the blend is pleasant and relaxing, as all of the ingredients work cohesively to create an ideal shower experience. Like the Lush bath bombs, if you are a little more on the price-conscious side, you can divide the Emotibomb and use it over the course of two or more showers to enjoy a lessened, but still pleasant effect over the course of multiple showers.

Lush Up You Gets Emotibomb Review

Lush's up you gets emotibomb.

Up you gets.

As opposed to the intense, sexually-marketed Sex ‘n’ the Shower, Up You Gets is a more toned down but still uplifting blend of fragrances and ingredients designed to get you ready for your day. Featuring citric acid, limoene lime oil, grapefruit oil, and lemon oil, Up You Gets makes for a fresh, uplifting shower that might even help you kick your morning coffee habit – with Up You Gets, you’re ready for your day right out of the shower!

Lush Too Drunk Emotibomb Review

Lush's too drunk emotibomb.

Too drunk.

In Sex ‘n’ the Shower we have an intense, arousing Emotibomb, Up You Gets is designed to ready you for the day, and Too Drunk is an entirely different experience altogether. Feeling unwell, weak, sickly, or just plain out of it? Too Drunk is the Emotibomb for you! Featuring biting peppermint, marigold, fennel, and reviving sweet orange oils, Too Drunk is the perfect “headache” *cough*hangover*cough* cure and will have you feeling like your old self in no time. Have a Too Drunk bomb on hand in your bathroom at all times, because you never know when you’ll be needing a little pick-me-up!

Lush Shower Soaps Review

Lush is known for being a personal care company first and foremost, and what screams “personal care” more than soap? Designed to make cleaning fun, exciting, and efficient, Lush soap bars aren’t the same as the boring old soap bars you’ve been buying in bulk from the local pharmacy.

Original, colorful, and exciting, Lush makes soap bars are designed to create different kinds of cleaning experiences to keep things fresh (pun intended) and fun. I highly encourage a visit to a Lush store in order to check out all of the different kinds of soap Lush has to offer, but if you’re short on time, these are my personal favorites.

Lush Outback Mate Soap Review

Lush's outback mate blue soap bar.

Outback mate.

My favorite Lush soap, this one looks like it came straight out of the ocean and leaves you with an ocean-esque refreshing sensation. With a stimulating peppermint tingle, fresh lemongrass-infused aroma, and cleansing eucalyptus, Outback Mate does just about everything you’d want your soap to do and it looks cool as can be while doing it. Coconut Oil has always been a favorite essential oil of mine and is a part of the Outback Mate formula as well, which can be felt clearly in the moisturizing effect of this popular soap.

Lush Serendipity Soap Review

Lush's serendipity bar soap.

Serendipity.

A new, 2016-addition to the Lush family, Serendipity soap has become an instant-hit among Lush loyalists, and it isn’t tough to see why. Featuring a formula which is intended to relax its user while it cleanses, Serendipity uses soothing French lavender and chamomile lullaby to calm the skin as well as the person using it via its fragrance.

Serendipity is also one of the sudsiest soaps offered by Lush just a few rubs of the pink-red bar will have you covered in enough suds to cover plenty of real estate and get a lot of cleaning done. Rapeseed Oil contributes as well to provide for an exfoliating, moisturizing soap experience.

Lush Respect Your Elders Soap Review

Lush's respect your elders bar soap.

Respect your elders.

Elderberries get a bad rap in terms of smell for one reason, and one reason only. In the beloved cult classic Monty Python and the Holy Grail, there is a famous line uttered amidst a sea of insults hurled in an exchange between a belligerent guard and a pleading King Arthur: “Your mother was a hamster, and your father smelt of elderberries!”

Why this was intended as an insult, I have no idea, because I love the smell of elderberries, as does almost everyone who has had the pleasure of smelling them! Respect Your Elders uses an elderflower infusion and olibanum oil to create a pleasant, fruity fragrance which smells good and features an attractive, deep purple color. I can’t recommend it highly enough!

Also popular among the Lush soap line are Layer Cake, Maypole, Karma, Honey I Washed the Kids, Sea Vegetable, Sultana of Soap, Sexy Peel, and many more – visit a Lush store to experience them for yourself and see which you enjoy most!

Lush Shower Gels Review

While it’s true that Lush does love its bars, bombs and solid-form soaps, it loves its gels too! Lush produces a number of shower gels designed to make shower time cleaning an easy, convenient, and fun experience. Hand-made and infused with the same herbs, fragrances, oils, and ingredients that make Lush bombs and soaps so effective, Lush Shower Gels are a great way to make your shower an efficient, clean, and pleasant experience. Unsurprisingly available in a wide variety of formulas and colors, these are my top Lush shower gels:

Lush Beautiful Shower Gel Review

Looking and feeling like the perfect morning scrub, Beautiful shower gel comes in a warm, peach color thanks to its primary ingredients – an exotic myrrh resinoid, fresh peach, peach juice, dried apricots. With a feeling of sensational softness, as well as a fresh, delicious aroma, Beautiful is a proven crowd pleaser – anyone who tries it doesn’t have a hard time understanding why it is so popular.

Lush The Comforter Shower Gel Review

The Comforter is fittingly going for a more comfortable vibe, and it pulls this off both in its aesthetic as well as its effect. The Comforter is a berry-based formula (blackberry, vanilla, bergamot oil, and Cyprus oil are the essentials of the formula), which is apparent in its berry-red coloring as well as in its fragrance. With a soft yet instantly recognizable and comforting berry scent, The Comforter is sure to be a hit with all who use it.

Lush Yuzu and Cocoa Shower Gel Review

As yellow as the morning sun and just as invigorating, Lush Yuzu and Cocoa shower gel is packed with cocoa and citrusy yuzu juice which makes for a positively deliciously scented shower gel! It isn’t edible, but you’ll wish that it was – this shower gel is a natural mood enhancer, and it’s a damn fine cleaner as well – this would make a great daily shower gel for your regular cleaning needs.

Other popular Lush shower gels include Don’t Rain On My Parade, Wash That Man Right Out Of My Hair, The Olive Branch, Dirty Springwash, and Happy Hippy – each is delightful in its own right, and sure to make a Lush fan out of you!

Lush Shower Jellies Review

Yes, you read that correctly – jellies, not gels as we were just discussing. Shower Jellies are one of the most innovative products that Lush has developed, and that’s saying something given the innovative nature of Lush’s products. The wobbly ‘hunks’ of gel are fun to hold, but effective too: they wash as well as any of the cleaners made by Lush, they just accomplish their cleaning in a fun, different kind of gel form.

Packed with the same natural ingredients that make up many of Lush’s other beloved cleaning products, Lush shower jellies come in tubs  and are available in four refreshing and effective ‘flavors’, which are as follows:

  • 93,000 Miles
  • Refresher
  • Needles and Pines
  • Whoosh

With each flavor featuring its own distinctive color, formula, fragrance, and exact level of cleaning effect, you could go a long way towards phasing traditional soap out of your shower routine with Lush shower jellies – try them today to see what all of the fuss is about!

Four flavors of Lush shower jellies.

Shower jelly

Lush Shower Smoothies Review

Lush’s body creams and lotions have been so successful that Lush has been constantly looking for ways to expand on their impressive lotion-making ways, even if that means bringing them into the shower. However, these Shower Smoothies aren’t exactly like body lotion – yes, they provide the same soft, creamy, nourishing effect as the classic Lush body lotions, but they are in fact a soap that can be lathered, rinsed, and repeated to your hearts content. The four different Lush Shower Smoothies available are as follows:

Containing the same nourishing ingredients as other Lush cleansers such as sweet almond oil, coconut oil, aloe vera, and helpings of rose, Lush shower smoothies are applied like a body cream and washed away like a shower gel – a perfect gift for your favorite body lotion enthusiast!

Lush's shower smoothies for smooth skin.

Lush shower smoothies.

Lush Shower Scrubs Review

Last but certainly far from least in Lush’s happy family of shower products are Lush shower scrubs. Think of them like rougher, more rustic bars of soap – these little bars of rough are made with more firmly textured and intense ingredients than Lush soaps and bombs, so as to provide consumers with a bar that can firmly and effectively scrub dirt and other imperfections away in a perfect little package.

Lush shower scrubs are also made with cleansing, moisturizing, and healthy skin-promoting ingredients – essentially, you’re getting the benefits of a world-class soap in the effective and helpful package – sort of like a bar of soap that doubles as a loofa. There are seven different Lush shower scrubs available, my favorites of which are as follows:

Lush The Rough with the Smooth Shower Scrub Review

Lush's the rough with the smooth sugar bar soap.

The rough with the smooth.

Designed to soften and cleanse harsh, tough skin at the same time, The Rough with the Smooth shower scrub is made with rough granulated sugar, as well as murmur butter, cocoa butter, cream of tartar, organic castor oil, and black pepper oil. This potent combination of essential oils, softening butters, and healthy, rough sugar makes for an orange bar that smells great, works great, and gives you just about everything you might need out of both a soap and a traditional shower scrub.

Lush Rub Rub Rub Shower Scrub Review

Lush's rub rub rub shower sugar rub.

Rub rub rub.

A pretty floral scrub decorated with pink flowers on a blue base, Rub Rub Rub uses sea salt to buff away dry, rough skin and a blend of illipe and cupuacu butters in order to soften, moisturize, and smooth skin. Jasmine, mimosa, and orange gives the bar a fantastic fragrance, and a combination of other ingredients makes it a very effective cleanser – basically, Rub Rub Rub has got your shower routine covered. Ocean Salt, Self-Preserving Ocean Salt, Buffy, and Sugar Scrub are the other shower scrubs available from Lush today, although more are planned for release in 2018.

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Conclusion

Yes, Lush made its name in the personal care products industry by introducing a slate of revolutionary bath products, but it’s time we started paying closer attention to what Lush has developed for the shower as well. Emotibombs, Soaps, Gels, Jellies, Smoothies, Scrubs – Lush’s utterly comprehensive family of shower products can evolve your shower experience and routine and change your personal care approach in life – try some of them out today and start feeling the full power of Lush!

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