Father’s day is fast approaching, and if you’re anything like me you may be pranging out about what on Earth to get the guy ‘with everything’. I find it trickier shopping for chaps, and often panic and go for edible gifts like chocolate and beer, but since my old man has been following a more specific – and limited – diet, it left me pondering other options, which is where Lush came to the rescue…
Lush is one of my favourites for fun and thoughtful gifts. I mean, who doesn’t like a bath bomb? Their cruelty-free products make great pressies, particularly as they can be used and enjoyed without adding any clutter to the house, or fear of having to return something unwanted. This year Lush hasn’t disappointed with their new range for Dad. I opted straight up for the cartoon-styled Superdad bath bomb (£3.95) but with eight goodies to choose from in the Father’s Day range, you’re pretty spoiled for choice.
The Superdad bath bomb (£3.95) features guaiac wood, sandalwood and olibanum for a colourful and invigorating soak. A point to note – and true to Lush’s giving approach – is that their sandalwood oil is sourced directly from an Aboriginal harvesting group based in Kalgoorlie in Western Australia, where a quota system ensures that the trees are not over-harvested. For every kilo of sandalwood oil that Lush buy, Lush contributes 50 Australian dollars towards the Indigenous Working Fund for sandalwood, which provides interest-free lending to Aboriginal people, to help them develop their own harvesting businesses.
Once I’d added My favourite dad-themed product to my virtual basket, I went a little off-piste looking just for colourful and fun products for my pops. Included in my selection was the Blue Skies and Fluffy White Clouds Bubble Bar (£4.95). One of Lush’s oldest standing scents, I have vivid memories of being a child, spending weekends at my dads with my sister where he’d always run us a bath with Cosmetic To Go’s version. Dad would run the bath just so, where I recall bubbles billowing up and out of the bath. It was fantastic.
Lava Lamp (£3.95) was next on my list and sounded so good I chucked one in my basket for myself too. This groovy bath bomb is made with cocoa butter for a moisturising experience. With Sicilian mandarin, tangerine and orange flower it promised a fragrance of fruit pastiles, and when my order arrived a few days later, I could smell it before I saw it. In a really good way!
A bath bomb not new to me, but much loved is The Experimenter (£3.95) – the most colourful, swirly, and sassy creation for bathing – ever. Plop this under running water and watch the tecnicolours fizzing away in front of your eyes, a la Rainbow Bright. With vanilla and popping candy to boot, need I say more?
And finally, one that’s technically aimed at kids, but went straight in my basket is the on-so-cute Ickle Baby Bot (£1.95) – which as a robot fan, will definitely make my dad smile. Really reasonable priced, this little treat is full of gentle lavender for a relaxing pre-bedtime soak. While it’s suitable for little o Es from 6-months, it also means it’s a good option for those with sensitive skin.
Have you tried any of the new products from Lush? I’d love to hear recommendations.