“ Brand: Maggies Candles / Foam / Type: Bath Bomb / Subcategory: Bath Melt / Bath Foam „
I have to say I love bath bombs. My actual best favourite of all time is the White chocolate one my mum bought me from a delightful lady on the internet called maggie. Http://www.maggies-candles.co.uk does the most delicious scents and some sound so good you just want to eat them up!!! As a dairy allergic my favourite has to be white chocolate or strawberry and cream..... its the only way I can have them!!! Ofcourse the shea butter bombs she does are the bomb (literally!!) made with shea butter these things may make your bath slippy but makes shaving a dream and you get out the bath feeling so silky!!!!!!! The shea butter does leave a bit of a greasy ring on the bath, hoerver, saying that, a blast with a hot shower, or wipe with neat washing up liquid or any bathroom cleaner, it comes off prity fast. Even if your lazy and wait till the morning to clean it (yeuk) I must add I didnt do this simply to test, my partner decided to borrow one and didnt empty the bath! Luckly it wasnt that much of a job though ;) There are a total of 31 different scents or flavours... including many that are remenicent of high street perfumes, food that would make a dieter drool and some that just scream luxury. Some even contain flower petals, which can be annoying if you get your hair in the bath. You can even buy matching candles so your total bath experience is the same scent! And shes reasonably priced too. All candles and bath bombs are made directly to order so they are beautifuly fresh, well packed and you know when the mail man is coming as hes sniffing the box lol I seriously recommend this woman, shes brill!! ---------------------------------------------------------- wanted to add prices!! 150 g (large) bath bomb is £1.50 80g (small) 70p Postage prices are listed on site and is by weight. Most orders are sent boxed by courier, ensuring quality on arrival. I suggest clubbing together with a few people and sharing the postage for a really good deal.
I first came across the Maggie's Candles website via a parenting forum, where Maggie is a member. Seeing the tagline in her signature, I had to venture for a look. Located at http://www.maggies-candles.com/, she has a shop, and a forum I presume is for discussing her products (I have not used the forum bit). Anyway, intrigued by the assortment and deciding to buy a Nan's candle for my MIL, I also treated myself to a few goodies. A few of these goodies happened to be bath bombs. Maggie's cruelty free bath bombs are handmade and made with all natural ingredients, much like Lush's. They are 220 grammes each, and come in two variety types which then come in several different scents. One variety is made with Shea butter, and is excellent for really dry skin, and the other is a standard type bomb. I ordered the normal type bomb in ocean and tangerine and grapefruit. ordering was simple, with a PayPal type cart, and I received confirmation of the order quite quickly. A few days later, my order arrived without a hitch. A few nights after that, I tried the ocean bath bomb. I ran a nice hot bath (I love my water HOT HOT HOT!), and tossed the bomb under the running water. As expected, I was greeted with a nice steady fizz, and a lovely scent permeated the air about the bath. Swishing my hand a bit in the water to make sure it was dispersed towards the back as it was still fizzing, I got in. The water felt smooth and silky. The scent was stronger in the bath, but not overpowering. It smelt tangy, in a nice unchemically sort of way, rather reminiscent of a sea breeze minus the fish smell from any trawlers lurking about. The bath bomb finished fizzing, and it had dissolved well. I continued for a nice soak, and was pleased with the soft but ungreasy feel of my skin afterwards. I noted the tub was grit and grease free after the water left, though a faint salty residue was left where it had mixed with my soap and shampoo. This was easily wiped away. A few nights later I tried the orange and grapefruit, and was just as pleased. The scent was also very natural, perceptible without being overly heady, and my husband commented he found it rather nice as well. The lovely citrus tang smelt rather like orange and grapefruit peels do while you dry them by a fire. MMMMMMMmmmmm All in all a pleasurable experience, and a steal at only £1.80 per bomb (£2.00 per Shea butter bomb, I notice). The regular bombs are also available in Parma violet, baby powder, coconut, lemon and eucalyptus, apple pie and custard, sweet fennel and jojoba, sweet and girly (which sounds yummy, with chocolate, caramel, vanilla, patchouli and sandalwood blended in), marmalade, retro (a cranberry and lime blend), and peppermint and tea tree. The Shea butter bombs come in Oriental musk, raspberry and black pepper (sounds intriguing!), and romance which is sandalwood and rose. There is also a link at the top of the page for custom orders, where one is informed that candles and gifts can be customised as to scent simply by using the contact button. With such a large variety of bath bomb scents, there is sure to be something for everyone, and I have indeed since purchased a few of the other scents for inclusion in gift baskets I have made up for friends and family. Feedback on those was also good. So, if you like to pamper yourself, prefer cruelty free cosmetics and beauty products, and like to support small business, maggie's candles is a great place to stock up on the bath bombs without blitzing your bank account.