I''m a huge Lush fan and I''m slowly learning that I''m a lover of the subtle in-shop smells. Much like the Floating Island Bath Melt, The Melting Snowman also has a scent which does not stand out in the shop. The aroma doesn''t truly come alive until it is in the bath and wow! If you are a fan of Christmasy spicyness then this is the one for you. You''d be a Scrooge not grab one of these.
The Melting Snowman is a luxurious melt that you plop into a hot bath and watch as it turns your water into a milky white lagoon. It''s chock-a-block full of cocoa and shea butter as well as almond oil with the glorious scent of a wintery hot toddy drink - cinnamon and clove bliss (and patchoili, sweet orange, lime and so on).
With all these amazing essential oils, I can guarantee that you will not need to follow up with any body lotions as this product is very hydrating. My skin was so soft and smooth the following day despite not using any other products post-snowman. This year will be no different to last year and I shall be stocking up to use when I want extra moisturising. The only negative thing I have to say is the chocolate drop eyes and buttons. They do melt in the bath water but as they are a food, they do not completely dissolve so you can just about make out a thin layer of oil on the water. My advice is to brutally pluck out the snowman''s eyes and rip off his buttons before you chuck him into the hot water.
Overall, The Melting Snowman is a great way to spend an evening when the weather outside is frightful but the bath is so delightful.
Product: Lush The Melting Snowman Bath Melt
I'm a huge fan of Lush products and I have been buying their products for several years now. Over the years being one of their loyal customers I have tried heaps of their products therefore I feel that I'm in a good position to give an honest and accurate review on these items.
I first bought Lush The Melting Snowman Bath Melt back in December 2011 and I have been buying it every year around Christmas time ever since. You can only buy the Snowman Bath Melt during the Christmas period, it is normally released every year around the end of November and is available to purchase until the start of January.
Lush The Melting Snowman is of course shaped as a Snowman; a white body and head with a orange carrot shaped nose and two chocolate drops for brown eyes and a further three brown chocolate drops are placed on it's body area. Even though the drops are actual chocolate I still wouldn't advise anyone to eat these. I normally remove the nose, eyes and other buttons from the snowman before I drop this into my bath as I find that these are only on for decorative purchases and do not melt into the water.
The bath melt is priced at £2.25 and can be bought from any Lush Store or www.lush.co.uk which is Lush's official site.
The Snowman Bath Melt is made of water softening bicarb of soda, cocoa butter and shea butter. It is fragranced with Hot Toddy, which is a favourite blend from Christmas past containing cinnamon, clove, patchouli, benzoin, lime and sweet wild orange oils.
To ensure maximum use I always separate my bath melts into several pieces. I find with the snowman melt that I can get three uses out of it; one being the head and I then break the body into two pieces. It's almost too cute to break into pieces but by doing this the cost per bath is then only 75p.
To use I always run my bath first and then I drop the bath melt into the water. It doesn't take long for the bath melt to dissolve therefore I can step into the water quite quickly.
The melt turns my bath water a nice milky white colour. Other than this you don't really notice anything more to start with but as the melt contains oils you will certainly notice a difference afterwards to the feel and appearance of your skin once you have taken your bath.
This leaves my skin feeling baby soft, super smooth and smelling gorgeous. After use I always feel as if I have had a luxurious bath which can only be a good thing.
I will continue to buy this each year, a nice little luxurious festive treat which gets me into the Christmas spirit.
Dooyoo Star Rating: 5/5
Lush have once again created this cute little melting Snowman for their Christmas collection. Last year I bought one before Christmas and then three more in the sales so you can tell I really liked this product. When I spotted it again this year I had to add him to my purchases.
Lush's Snowman is a bathmelt, not a bubble bar nor a bath bomb . It is designed to give you a luxurious moisturizing gently scented bath and is full of lovely almond oil and cocoa butter to do this.
"Our little snowman is about to shuffle off this mortal coil - but not before you get one last bath from him as he disappears for another year.
It is a short but glorious life that our Melting Snowman lives. He may not have long to go, but boy is he going to make a grand exit."
The snowman is not huge and costs £2.25 so I m afraid mine had to be halved as there was no way I was spending that on one bath. I cut this one with a knife. As I was cutting it I had to try the chocolate drops and yes they are chocolate but they did taste a bit funny so not really something to try more than once.
I think this is one of the cuter looking Lush products and great for gift giving as it is sweet. This is not an 'in your face 'fragrance either so would not offend anyone at all.
I have decided after many, many Lush products being tested that I like the bubble bars and bath melts the best. The bath bombs are okay but after they have fizzed all you get is soft water and scent. The bubble bars give silky bubbles and scent while the bath melts give lovely silky soft water, gorgeous moisturizing shea or cocoa butter as well as a lovely scent.
Okay so into my bath goes half a snowman and it melts quite slowly giving off a lovely gentle scent, a mixture of winter warming spices of clove and cinnamon combined with the mulled wine scents of orange and neroli as well as my favourite patchouli. I love this one even more than last year's Snow man which was more almond scented than winter warming mulled toddy scented.
I love the way the water is so soft and silky and creamy. The smell stays all the while I am in the bath and indeed I can still smell a hint as I dry off. My skin feels nice and soft and well moisturized. I find that I don't really need to apply any body lotion as really my skin has absorbed lots of lovely butters and oils.
This is available in stores and on line at present and will be till the New Year sales so if you think it sounds like something you might like get to a Lush store and grab one.
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Lush offer a collection of bath melts. Bath melts are packed full of bicarb of soda, shea butter and cocoa butter. They melt in hot water and leave your bath water soft and your skin moisturised.
Melting Snowman is released as part of the Lush Christmas range. He has a Christmas fragrance of clove, cinnamon, benzoin, lime, sweet orange oil and patchouli. Regular Lush users will may be aware that this is the same as the Snowcake fragrance. Melting Snowman also has almond oil in it and potential users can check the full ingredients list on the website if they have concerns or allergies. Melting Snowman is suitable for vegans.
~Price and Availability~
Melting Snowman can be purchased from www.lush.co.uk or instore. The current selling price for this little guy is £2.25.
During a recent visit to Lush to obtain a specific product from their Halloween range, I ended up taking this little guy home. He looked very cute and at £2.25, he is a bit cheaper than the majority of Lush bath products. The sales assistant wrapped up it up for me and I used it the other evening. I personally prefer showers over baths but if I have Lush products in the house, I like to treat myself to a long, relaxing bath.
Visually, Melting Snowman lives up to his name. He looks like a big puddle of melted snow with a round head and little chocolate buttons for eyes and buttons. An orange carrot completes the look perfectly and he is very fun to look at. I think he would appeal to children as well as adults and I am tempted to buy another for my son as a treat as he loves Lush products.
I have used other bath melts from Lush in the past and whilst I favour bubble bars, I do find the bath melts to be appealing. Melting Snowman is a good size and has a powdery feel to it. Melting Snowman smells gorgeous in solid form - quite spicy and warm. Lush have recommended two ways that you can use him. You can either drop him in to a running bath or wait until you are in the bath and drop him in then. I used the first option. As with the other bath melts, the snowman starts to dissolve into hot water and doesn't fizz about like a bath ballistic does. I actually felt quite guilty watching this little white blob melting away but my conscience was cleared when I stepped in to the bath!
The snowman melts at quite a slow pace and I noticed the water started to become a cloudh white colour. Touching the melting bath melt, it feels like a smooth paste. The entire snowman completely melts including the chocolate buttons. The water is completely white with a very delicate froth on the top - no bubbles. Using this bath melt proved to be a very relaxing experience and I spent a good 30 minutes in the hot water. When I first stepped in, I was pleased by how amazingly soft the water felt. It was like stepping in to a bath of silk. I was able to lie back, relax and take in the lots of scent of this bath melt. Whilst the spicy scent was still evident, the almond oil came through too and offered a sort of sweet, marzipan scent which I liked.
The water remained soft and beautifully scented for the duration of my bath and didn't leave any residue on my bath when the water had gone down the plughole. I was pleased by how my skin felt after drying off. I have dry skin which needs moisturised. I would say that this bath melt moisturised most of my skin really well and left it feeling soft and delicately scented with the almond oil all night. It wasn't quite so effective on extra dry areas but did soften my skin well. I have sensitive skin and didn't experience any irritation from using this bath melt.
Overall, I was very impressed with Melting Snowman. It was adorable in design and was quite luxurious to use in my bath. The scent is perfect for cold, Wintery evenings and I would happily purchase this bath melt again. It can be used alongside the Snowcake soap to ensure your skin is soft and beautifully clean too.
Thanks for reading :)
I know I am writing this review a little after Christmas time (February to be exact), but I have only just got round to melting my little snowman which I was gifted at Christmas. I had received numerous bath and body gifts, including a lot of goodies from Lush, and this Melting Snowman was just one of them. The poor little man is only available at Christmas time, but has been seen in 2011 and 2012, so he may even return at the end of this year too. He is a limited edition bath melt which is sold in Lush online and in their stores. You will no longer be able to purchase this as all the winter stock has now been cleared from stores. Although I did not buy this myself, I often take the value of the product into account when deciding how effective it is overall. I'm pretty sure this was one of the cheaper items Lush sold, and it was only around the £2.00 mark. It may have been a little more, or a little less, but either way this is significantly cheaper to the £4.00 odd I usually pay for their bath products! Because of the cheaper price, I was not expecting it to create a colourful, sparkly and magical bath, but I was still hoping it would serve its purpose as a bath melt.
If you are unaware of Lush's bath melts, they are nothing like their bath bombs or bath ballistics. They often do not colour the water, or release stars and confetti in the water, or even create fizz and bubbles! A little boring in comparison to some of the bath products, but the bath melt is renowned for create a layer on the top of your bath water which helps to soften and smooth the skin, as well as releasing oils and fragrances to make your bath more relaxing.
The bath melt is fairly small, so I just used it all in one bath. I suppose you could split it into two and get two uses, but I just threw the whole snowman in. I think it is quite cute, and makes a nice change to the relatively simple designs that their other bath melts have. As the name suggests, it is a melting snowman, and I just think its lovely. Some of them in the shop were a little disfigured and odd in shape, so you could not tell what they actually were. However, my one was a very well formed little snowman, and I could not wait to pop him in my bath.
To use this, you do not have to mess around by crumbling under water, you just simply have to drop it into the bath once it is full and warm, and the snowman starts to get to work. I found that the melt took quite a while to dissolve completely. I would say a good ten minutes for all traces to disappear. It is simple to use, and within minutes you start to see the water gather a layer on the top as all of the product rises to the surface. It smelt lovely, and started to create a vague white shade on top of the water which was nice. You could almost see where some of the oils had reached up. One thing I was disappointed in was the chocolate buttons on the snowman. He has them on his eyes, and some as his buttons. They are a nice decorative thought for the bath melt, but they are a real inconvenience when in the bath. They started to melt and get messy, with brown bits sticking to my skin. Eventually, with a bit of effort I got them to sort of melt away into the water, but this really wasn't relaxing. I would recommend picking these out before use to save this happening.
The scent of this bath melt is quite nice. He is filled with essential oils, and scented of marzipan, orange, vanilla and rich fruits. I was really looking forward to this as I am a huge fan of the Snowcake soap and Smitten hand cream. They smell just like marzipan, and many compared this snowman to these. Unfortunately, although the snowman had a slight marzipan scent, it was not too strong which I was disappointed in. I smelt chocolate and fruity smells much more, and they stood out most for me. The combination of scents for me was a little muddled and maybe too much. All in all, it was not bad, just not really that good either.
I found that my bath was just so much more relaxing when using this little snowman, and in particular there was just one benefit that stood out for me. This was how moisturising the bath melt was! It left my skin feeling and looking lovely and smooth. I was really impressed with the results, and this meant that I did not have to use a body butter or lotion after my bath. Bath melts are a great way to moisturise the skin, as well as pamper yourself a little. The great results on my skin from this bath melt are all down to the fact that it contains shea butter and cocoa butter which are well known for their moisturising properties. I have tried many bath melts, and I can confirm that this is just as good as the more expensive ones for moisturising the skin.
Overall, I was really pleased with this little snowman. He was a nice treat to use and great to receive as a gift for Christmas. It worked well, and left my skin feeling wonderful. Unfortunately, he is no longer available, but he might pop back for a visit next Christmas! In terms of value for money, this is really good, and if it comes back this Christmas I will be sure to grab a few. One star knocked off as I noticed some minor issues, but nothing big. Thanks for reading. :)
I love Lush's products and their bath items are my favourite treats. This is one of the Christmas range bath melts which was released for winter 2011. It can be bought from the Lush high street stores, via mail order, or online at www.lush.co.uk. I was lucky enough to receive one in my box of Lush goodies underneath the Christmas tree this year! I have since been straight to the store and bought more as it was a real bargain and proved to be a lovely treatment.
Product description: "Our little snowman is about to shuffle off this mortal coil - but not before you get one last bath from him as he disappears for another year. It is a short but glorious life that our Melting Snowman lives. He may not have long to go, but boy is he going to make a grand exit. His legacy is your great skin - which means he lives on in the memory of all who knew him."
The Melting Snowman is a special seasonal product that has been designed for this year's range of Christmas products. It is based on the popular Snowcake soap that has been released at Christmas for many years, but while it shares the same scent it has taken on a very different format and has been transformed into a lovely bath melt.
The Melting Snowman has a festive appearance but in all honesty I thought that this was a bit lacking compared to Lush's usual standards. As each item is handmade I usually search through the stack of items on the shelf in search of the "best" one, which is whatever I find to be the most aesthetically pleasing. Unfortunately for these poor little guys they seem a bit on the shabby side! I know they are supposed to look like they are melting, but they also looked a bit poorly constructed and the decoration was not particularly neat on any of them. The details are cute though, with a little candied fruit peel nose and chocolate drops for eyes and buttons.
I love a nice bubbly bath so I very rarely choose bath melt products, instead opting for something that will give me a nice stack of bubbles to soak in. I thought that the Melting Snowman took an unusually long time to dissolve in the water, but by the time he had finished melting the bath water had turned a milky white colour and released a really strong scent all around the bathroom.
This little snowman is packed full of ingredients that help to moisturise and care for dry skin, including cocoa butter, almond oil, and shea butter. This gives the bath water a silky slightly oily feeling and makes for a luxurious bath time experience. The butters and oils really helped to nourish my skin, and afterwards my skin felt re-hydrated and much softer than before.
The scent of this bath melt is very relaxing and indulgent, it smells just like a rich block of marzipan and is perfect for anyone like me who enjoys sweet scented beauty products. The fragrance was long-lasting all the way through my bathing time, and it lingered on my skin for a short while afterwards as well. This scent matches with the Snowcake soap so you could use both products together to really enhance the scent and layer it up.
This was a lovely little treat that worked wonders on my dry wintery skin. At £1.95 this is one of the cheaper Lush products and is well worth snapping one up during the festive season while it's still around. Catch him before he melts away!
Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Icing Sugar, Citric Acid, Cocoa Butter, PEG-6 Caprylic / Capric Glycerides, Almond Oil, Titanium Dioxide, Perfume, Shea Butter, Benzoin Resinoid, Rose Absolute, Cassie Absolute, Dairy Free Chocolate Drops, *Benzyl Benzoate.
*occurs naturally in essential oils
This is a vegan product and Lush are against animal testing - please keep your beauty cruelty free!
If you like this bath melt you may also enjoy these similar products from Lush...
+ Snowcake soap
+ Smitten retro hand cream
+ Butterball ballistic bath bomb
If you're familiar with the store Lush, you will probably know that they release a number of special limited edition products every Christmas. Some products - the most popular ones - come back year after year. The almond/marzipan scented soap Snowcake is one of these - it's creamy and deliciously scented and is a favourite among Lush fans. There is also a hand cream, Smitten, with the same scent available from Lush Retro (online only).
This year, Lush decided to capitalise on the popularity of the Snowcake fragrance by creating a bath product with the same scent. That product is The Melting Snowman. As the name suggests he is an unbelievably cute little snowman who is in the process of melting. He is white with little brown chocolate drops for eyes. It's worth noting that the chocolate drops are dairy free, so this little snowman is suitable for vegans.
The Melting Snowman is a bath melt, so it belongs to one of Lush's most luxurious product ranges. Melts do not produce bubbles like bubble bars, nor do they fizz like ballistics. They dissolve slowly in the water to create luxurious baths filled with colour, scent and essential oils to make your skin incredibly soft. This particular melt contains cocoa butter and shea butter which are both incredibly moisturising. Almond oil, rose absolute and cassie absolute help to create the lovely scent. The melt also contains sodium bicarbonate (which is also found in bath ballistics) which helps the melt to dissolve, fizzing slightly. I'm not sure what his little orange nose is made from - in any case my snowman's nose must have fallen off in transit as it had vanished by the time I got him home (poor thing!).
I decided to sacrifice the snowman in the interests of moisturising my skin one Sunday afternoon. Based on my previous experience with bath melts, I ran the bath first, got in, then dropped the melt in. He dissolved away quite slowly (and looked so forlorn in the process!). His little eyes and mouth dissolved as well, though not completely as there were still a couple of little bits of chocolate left in the bath at the end. These rinsed away easily, though if I was to use the melt again I would probably remove the chocolate drops before putting it into the bath, as they don't really serve any purpose other than decoration.
The melt turned the water a white cloudy colour, which wasn't particularly exciting but which was nice enough and fairly relaxing. The delicious almond scent was subtle but lovely and pervaded the whole bath. The water felt silky-soft and very luxurious.
It was when I got out of the bath and dried myself that I realised the full extent of this little snowman's powers. My skin felt wonderfully soft and incredibly moisturised - to the extent that it felt as though I had just applied moisturiser. This is no mean feat considering that I have very dry skin and even the most moisturising of Lush's bath products normally still require me to moisturise my lower legs at least (the driest part of my skin). Not this product. Not only did my skin remain soft until the next morning, but the delicious marzipan scent remained on my skin until then, too.
This little snowman can be obtained from Lush for the duration of the Christmas season, for the relatively low price (compared to other Lush products) of £1.95. It's money well spent in my book and I'm planning on stocking up on a few of these before the season ends!