Thursday, September 1, 2011
"Whoosh" Away Grime With Lush's Shower Jellies!
Shower Jellies are one of those products from Lush that make you do a double take. Soap in the form of jello? Yes. My curiosity got the best of me and I bought the small tub ($5.95 for 3.5 oz. $10.95 for 8.4 oz.) of the Whoosh shower jelly to try out. The bright blue coloring and fresh, citrus scent drew me to Whoosh at the store but upon continued sniffing at home, the fragrance reminds me a bit of cleaning detergent.... Nonetheless, the scent is pretty powerful and lingers in the shower after use.
As you can see clearly from the label, Whoosh is made from a hodgepodge of ingredients including honey water, organic lemon juice, organic lime juice, grapefruit juice, and an assortment of oils. There are a few familiar words such as Sodium Laureth Sulfate which is pretty much in every foaming bath product. So although Whoosh has several "good for you" ingredients, it is important to note the presence of some parabens, perfumes, and whatnot.
I cut the jelly into small cubes so that I can conveniently take a single piece with me per use as I do with a majority of other Lush products. By my approximations, one small tub can last me about a month as a body wash. How long the tub lasts ultimately depends on how much and how often you use it though.
Lush claims that this product also doubles as a shampoo and I have only tried it for this purpose once. While it does foam and clean the hair, I do not prefer it as a shampoo because I feel like it does nothing to moisturize or nourish it. This would be great if you were to go on a trip because you would have one product that performs two ways though.
If you are a no-fuss kind of shower gal or guy, the shower jellies may not be for you as it does take effort to make sure the slippery substance does not squish out of your fingers and onto the floor. I prefer to crush the cube and lather the particles on my body rather than try to lather up the cube itself. I can see this product being a hit with younger kids as it is a fun and unique product. Other than that, I can't really see who else might appreciate this gimmick in the long run because it can be a pain to use. You really have to be careful when working with these or else most of the jelly (and your money) will fall to the floor and be wasted.
On the upside, these clear containers also count in the recycling program at Lush where you can receive a free fresh face mask if you bring in five empty Lush containers. I do not think I will repurchase the shower jellies because I prefer Lush's bar soap but I think it is a fun product to try.
Have you tried any of Lush's shower jellies? What do you think of them and if you haven't tried one out, are you interested in these? Let me know what you think in the comments!