Having recently struggled to sleep I went into the Lush store in search for natural ways to help me relax before bed. I decided to try out their Twilight Bath Bomb which contains lavender oil, in the hope that it would help.
Now call me tight but this bath bomb is pretty big compared to others so in my mind I figured I that I chop it in two and get two uses out of it. Hacking it in half wasn't too bad, it was a bit crumbly but easily done. Inside it reminded me of those massive gobstoppers you used to get when you were a child and you'd lick them for three hundred hours until they were tiny. Chucking one half into the running water I sat and watched it fizzle.
Once it was done and there were nothing left of the bath bomb, I realised that the water didn't have much colour to it, you could barely smell it, so it wasn't really going to do the trick as a product to help you sleep. Begrudgingly I threw in the other half, accepting that my tight-wad ways hadn't worked out this time and watched it fizz away.
The teal sort of colour the centre turns into the water is lovely, my bath did get a lot darker with the full bath bomb in. Little bits of glitter appeared which did make my bath look like the moonlit sky with a few stars. The fragrance was definitely a lot stronger too and extremely relaxing.
Looking back at it though to write this review, I now think I've missed the full experience. Lush's website says:
"Twilight dissolves to create a growing sunset that gradually gets darker until you are finally left with the glimmer of stars."
I suspect that if I hadn't chopped it in half and allowed it to do what it was supposed to do, the pink would have fizzed away first giving me a pink sunset coloured water and then the blue would have kicked in to make the bath darker and darker until it got to the little bit of glitter right in the centre. Massive fail on that part and I'll happily admit to it. I have always enjoyed the way your skin feels from the Lush bath bombs, they really make you feel moisturised and silky.
The bottom line is... I do think the combination of getting a nice warm bath and scent definitely helped me get to sleep at a decent hour last night which is brilliant. The part I struggle with is the price. At £3.25 this is a pretty expensive bath for a one off. I'm all for the more luxury things in life but this isn't the sort of product that people who love baths could be affording a few nights a week. I would buy this bath bomb again but it shall be reserved for 'treat baths' (If you've read my Origins Ginger Up Shampoo review yesterday you'll already know that 'treat showers' definitely exist - file 'treat baths' under the same concept.)