The Body Shop Strawberry Bath Bomb – Review

Okay so I know the last review I did on my blog was about a product from The Body Shop and as you can tell from the title of this post, this one is about the same brand again.

I’m sorry for posting another review about The Body Shop BUT lately I feel like they’re ticking all the boxes and doing something right. I want to talk about them as much as I can, whenever I can!

I found out when writing my wish list Wednesday post about The Body Shop that they now stock more bath products, which makes me feel so damn happy!

If there is one thing I have been trying to do throughout 2018 is find a replacement for Lush bath products. As cool as Lush products are, I really don’t like them anymore, for so many reasons. If you’d like to know why, please let me know and I’ll do a post about it.

For now however, I’m going to be talking about one of The Body Shop’s newer products, Strawberry Bath Bomb.

I recently picked a couple of these up to try because if there is one scent I love from The Body Shop it’s definitely Strawberry! I have so many childhood memories of my mom taking me into The Body Shop to buy a bottle of both the strawberry and satsuma shower gels, alongside some bath pearls and animal soaps.

There are various different scents you can choose from for the bath bombs including strawberry, mango andΒ green tea. I didn’t pick up the other two as I wasn’t 100% sure if I’d like the scent, but for just Β£1.50 you wouldn’t be spending a bomb (Ha… Get it? Bomb? :P) on one of these.

That small price makes sense considering these are only 28g. They’re not very big, but I rather like this. I feel like these will make great stocking fillers at Christmas, as well as good little gifts to pad out someone’s birthday present. They’re especially great for children and teenagers who are starting to get into beauty and bath products.

The strawberry bath bomb is a cute pink colour and smells just like the other products, especially the shower gel. For such a small bath bomb, the scent really does pack a punch and I was so pleased these smelt strong. I say strong, they’re not like Lush bath bombs, I just mean strong for the size of them.

I popped this straight into the bath and wow did the fizz on this last a long time, or what?! It also produced a pink shade similar to the bomb itself. I was pleasantly surprised at how “dark” the bath bomb was when it had finished. I couldn’t wait to get in to be honest with you!

In all honesty this felt slightly moisturising but meh it wasn’t anything special. I didn’t not feel moisturised but I didn’t feel like I was all at the same time. If anything I would want to use the Strawberry Body Yogurt afterwards so I could smell of The Body Shop strawberry for as long as possible.

I have sensitive skin and after using this I didn’t find I encountered any issues. This felt really gentle on the skin but as I said, if you need moisturiser after a “boring” bath then you’ll need it with this too. These are like the Lush bath bombs where you feel conditioned and soft afterwards.

This being said I did notice that I could smell the strawberry on my skin throughout the day on and off, which was really nice! I did use the shower gel alongside it too in the bath, which was amazing!

Okay so this next part has kind of resulted in a mini rant about Lush and the hipster standards they now seem to have set up for bath products. I read a couple of reviews on The Body Shop website for these bath bombs and urgh, I’m now raging.

Granted to Lush fans this ISN’T an exciting bath bomb and nor is it pigmented but for the price, what the fuck do you expect?! I’ve noticed a couple of people on The Body Shop website review the bath bombs and moan at how they’re nothing like Lush. Why do we always compare to them? They weren’t the first people to create bath bombs and they certainly won’t be the last. I honestly feel like there is nothing natural in their products half the time. I don’t want greasy butters in my bath bomb and nor do I want edible glitter. I just want a plain bath bomb that I can enjoy and not feel greasy or look/feel like Tinkerbell afterwards when she’s being shaken around. I do apologise for the mini rant, but I am sick and tired of the “standards” that Lush have set for bath products, when in all honesty they’re actually pretty shit and WAY OVER THE TOP.

Rant over. πŸ˜›

Overall my thoughts on The Body Shop Strawberry Bath Bomb is pretty awesome and for its size it really does pack a punch and all for just the sweet price of Β£1.50! This won’t break the bank at all! These are especially great for kids and teenagers to spend their pocket money on! You could buy all 3 scents for just Β£4.50, you’d pay more than that for just one bath bomb from Lush, as well as other bath product sellers.

Do yourself a favour and get to The Body Shop and pick some of these up! Which scent(s) would you like to try? Or have you already given them a go? Make sure to let me know in the comments down below!

Until next time all, take care and I hope you’ve had a lovely weekend.

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6 thoughts on “The Body Shop Strawberry Bath Bomb – Review

  1. I don’t buy from lush that much the past few years, I went completely away from them about 4 years ago for various reasons but do get dragged back at Christmas. Ten years ago my blog would have just been lush and I still have bubble bars left softer than ones they sell now. I haven’t seen these body shop bath products before and now they aren’t owned by L’OrΓ©al I’m definitely more likely to buy more from them. I tended to find their strawberry one wasn’t my favourite scent but I’m definitely going to check out the mango. They do sound like great little stocking fillers or pocket money bath bombs.

    • I always check out the new products they have in online, but I’ll rarely go into store anymore because I can’t be arsed to be bombarded by someone when all I aim to do is look. It really sucks when you get pounced on. I know it’s just their job, but it’s a shit job if you ask me. Like someone in sales. :S I just have so many peeves with Lush and over the past 10 years my love for them has dissolved. 😦 They’re just a waste of time and especially money!

      The Body Shop ones are just so amazing, I cannot express how much I love them! πŸ˜€ I’ve just tried the Coconut Bath Bubble and it was AMAZING! I’m definitely going to stock up on those when I’m in store next. I’ll be reviewing that on my blog sooner rather than later, so keep your eyes peeled for that! πŸ˜€

      • I may have just made an order from the body shop with a bath bomb and bubble bath in. I almost got one of the advent calendars but was good, even if I did end up with a couple of the Christmas sets. I’ve tended to find that he local Lush has pretty good staff who don’t jump on you any more. Plus the fact I used to go in a lot and staff doesn’t change much so they know I know what I’m looking for. I think the only real time I go in is to exchange my many black pots for a free mask or in the Christmas sales as they tend to have a lot of the bigger gift sets and they don’t sell out as fast as online.

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