A Lush Experience

** This is not a sponsored post **

The holidays are not that far away.  I think, between now and the end of the year, I'll periodically share with you a few of my favorite things.  Some of the items might be things you'd like to add to your personal holiday wish list.  Maybe you'll even get some gift ideas for the important people in your life.  

Men?  This post is not just for the chicks.  You should maybe take notes while you're reading it.

Most of you know I spend a good deal of my life being beaten on by The Torturer.  In turn, each evening after he's tortured seen me I'm hellaciously quite sore.  He nags me to sit at home for hours on end with ice on my arm and shoulder, but I rarely have time for that.  Besides, ice is cold and I'm subjected to it's coldness enough while at physical therapy. 

I hate to be cold.  

I hate coldness in general.  

There's a reason why I live in Orange County and not someplace like Nebraska or New York. 

Sometimes The Torturer will suggest I hang out in my jacuzzi when I go home.  (Heat can help with healing and also help relax some of my screwed up muscles.)  Sometimes I do.  The problem is we have a very large jacuzzi and it takes awhile to heat up.  Also, I always want someone to join me in the jacuzzi so I don't get eaten by one of our neighborhood mountain lions.  (Not joking!) 

Instead, at a friend's suggestion, I've recently rediscovered my bathtub.  Quite honestly, I forgot it even existed because I don't think I've taken a bath in at least fifteen years.  There are no mountain lions in my bathtub, unlike the hazards I sometimes face in my backyard.  

I still take a shower every day.  I don't take baths to cleanse myself … because really, wouldn't I just be sitting in my own dirty water if I did?  No, I've rediscovered the pleasure of a bath for pure relaxation … and in my case, the hope of pain relief too.

I can't even express how much I enjoy locking the door and sinking into a hot, steamy, scented, bubbly, tub.  Locking the door is extremely important.   Otherwise, my family sees no problem walking in and out or sticking their heads in the door to yell questions to me.  Also?  Briefcase would hop right in the tub with me the moment he saw me naked.  He's funny like that.  We have a very small tub.  Someone would get hurt.

My bath.  

Peace. Serenity.  Relaxation.

Sometimes I can only squeeze twenty minutes in, but it is so worth it.

A lot of people were raving to me about Lush handmade bath products.  I decided to give them a try.  I purchased some bath bombs, and bubble bars.

Oh my!

I love these products.  They aren't just for women either.  A male friend was the first person to confess to me an addiction to Lush bubble baths.  I'm already planning to use Lush products as stocking stuffers.  They also make great hostess gifts.  Most of the bombs and bars run from $4 – $8 each.  They make an affordable gift and can be grouped together in a cute box or basket if you want to give several.

Today – just for the hell of it, I'm going to give away to ONE winner two Lush bath bombs.  In fact, I'll throw in a package of two Lush bath oil bars while I'm at it.  This is how it works:

Leave me a comment telling me what one of your favorite bath/shower/beauty products is.

Each comment equals one entry.

You may enter as many times as you'd like.

Comments will be closed at 9 p.m. Pacific time tonight.

I will use the Random Number Integer thingy to pick the winner.

The winner will be announced in tomorrow's post.

Have fun and good luck!

Β© Twenty Four At Heart

132 Responses to “A Lush Experience”

  1. Mad Woman

    Ivory soap is a must have for me. And any of the Dove shower products.
    I don’t think I’ve had a bath in ages.

  2. Mad Woman

    Ivory soap is a must have for me. And any of the Dove shower products.
    I don’t think I’ve had a bath in ages.

  3. Mad Woman

    Ivory soap is a must have for me. And any of the Dove shower products.
    I don’t think I’ve had a bath in ages.

  4. Tennessee

    I love Bathed & Infused gels, scrubs, etc. They have GREAT after shower/bath “fluff” and they have ANY scent imaginable. I also love LUSH.

  5. Tennessee

    I love Bathed & Infused gels, scrubs, etc. They have GREAT after shower/bath “fluff” and they have ANY scent imaginable. I also love LUSH.

  6. Tennessee

    I love Bathed & Infused gels, scrubs, etc. They have GREAT after shower/bath “fluff” and they have ANY scent imaginable. I also love LUSH.

  7. Maureen@IslandRoar

    I’ve always been big on essential oils in the tub. They react so nicely with the heat. When my kids were young and congested or felt crappy, I’d use Lavender, Eucalytus, and Geranium. For myself I love Neroli and Jasmine.
    Your bath sounds soothing. Heavenly. Glad it helps!

  8. Maureen@IslandRoar

    I’ve always been big on essential oils in the tub. They react so nicely with the heat. When my kids were young and congested or felt crappy, I’d use Lavender, Eucalytus, and Geranium. For myself I love Neroli and Jasmine.
    Your bath sounds soothing. Heavenly. Glad it helps!

  9. Maureen@IslandRoar

    I’ve always been big on essential oils in the tub. They react so nicely with the heat. When my kids were young and congested or felt crappy, I’d use Lavender, Eucalytus, and Geranium. For myself I love Neroli and Jasmine.
    Your bath sounds soothing. Heavenly. Glad it helps!

  10. Marlee

    I LOVE taking baths. Using bubbles or oils are essentials when taking a bath. Lavender, jasmine, and sandlewood are my favorites.

  11. Marlee

    I LOVE taking baths. Using bubbles or oils are essentials when taking a bath. Lavender, jasmine, and sandlewood are my favorites.

  12. Marlee

    I LOVE taking baths. Using bubbles or oils are essentials when taking a bath. Lavender, jasmine, and sandlewood are my favorites.

  13. Middle-Aged-Woman

    I think of the spa as People Soup. I just can’t bring myself to climb in one with other people. Having your own must be delish! Bath products-wise, I am a fan of anything ocean-scented. It reminds me of Waikiki.

  14. Middle-Aged-Woman

    I think of the spa as People Soup. I just can’t bring myself to climb in one with other people. Having your own must be delish! Bath products-wise, I am a fan of anything ocean-scented. It reminds me of Waikiki.

  15. Middle-Aged-Woman

    I think of the spa as People Soup. I just can’t bring myself to climb in one with other people. Having your own must be delish! Bath products-wise, I am a fan of anything ocean-scented. It reminds me of Waikiki.

  16. tiffany

    i love giovanni hot chocolate scrub; the smell is amazing!

  17. tiffany

    i love giovanni hot chocolate scrub; the smell is amazing!

  18. tiffany

    i love giovanni hot chocolate scrub; the smell is amazing!

  19. Midlife Slices

    I’ve never been a fan of bath bubbles, etc. This would have to be some kind of different before i’d change my mind.

  20. Midlife Slices

    I’ve never been a fan of bath bubbles, etc. This would have to be some kind of different before i’d change my mind.

  21. Midlife Slices

    I’ve never been a fan of bath bubbles, etc. This would have to be some kind of different before i’d change my mind.

  22. missy

    I’m not much of a bath person either, but in the cool, dry winter months here in the OC (haha) Neutrogena Bath Oil is great after the shower to soften the skin.

  23. missy

    I’m not much of a bath person either, but in the cool, dry winter months here in the OC (haha) Neutrogena Bath Oil is great after the shower to soften the skin.

  24. missy

    I’m not much of a bath person either, but in the cool, dry winter months here in the OC (haha) Neutrogena Bath Oil is great after the shower to soften the skin.

  25. di

    Not entering the contest because I never get in our tub. Just wanted you to know I was here. :-))
    Di

  26. di

    Not entering the contest because I never get in our tub. Just wanted you to know I was here. :-))
    Di

  27. di

    Not entering the contest because I never get in our tub. Just wanted you to know I was here. :-))
    Di

  28. Erin

    I love all bath products πŸ™‚ Especially exfoliating ones that work well with Dry skin…I love it when the scent is super strong because then I dont have to apply a smelly lotion too πŸ™‚
    Love your blog πŸ™‚

  29. Erin

    I love all bath products πŸ™‚ Especially exfoliating ones that work well with Dry skin…I love it when the scent is super strong because then I dont have to apply a smelly lotion too πŸ™‚
    Love your blog πŸ™‚

  30. Erin

    I love all bath products πŸ™‚ Especially exfoliating ones that work well with Dry skin…I love it when the scent is super strong because then I dont have to apply a smelly lotion too πŸ™‚
    Love your blog πŸ™‚

  31. Jeanne P

    Anything scented coconut. Reminds me of summer when we are in the depths of winter here in Minnesota.

  32. Jeanne P

    Anything scented coconut. Reminds me of summer when we are in the depths of winter here in Minnesota.

  33. Jeanne P

    Anything scented coconut. Reminds me of summer when we are in the depths of winter here in Minnesota.

  34. Jeanne P

    I just discovered a Vaseline body gel that I put on after the shower while still wet. Great moisturizer!

  35. Jeanne P

    I just discovered a Vaseline body gel that I put on after the shower while still wet. Great moisturizer!

  36. Jeanne P

    I just discovered a Vaseline body gel that I put on after the shower while still wet. Great moisturizer!

  37. Kelly

    I love LUSH. They make the absolute best stuff! Pick me! Pleeeeeeeeeease!

  38. Kelly

    I love LUSH. They make the absolute best stuff! Pick me! Pleeeeeeeeeease!

  39. Kelly

    I love LUSH. They make the absolute best stuff! Pick me! Pleeeeeeeeeease!

  40. Angela

    I love the LUSH shampoo bars. I’ve yet to use the the bath bombs and sadly we don’t have a LUSH store around here -I made my first purchase in Canada!

  41. Angela

    I love the LUSH shampoo bars. I’ve yet to use the the bath bombs and sadly we don’t have a LUSH store around here -I made my first purchase in Canada!

  42. Angela

    I love the LUSH shampoo bars. I’ve yet to use the the bath bombs and sadly we don’t have a LUSH store around here -I made my first purchase in Canada!

  43. Bridget

    I like the Moulton Brown shower gels and lotions. They all smell good!

  44. Bridget

    I like the Moulton Brown shower gels and lotions. They all smell good!

  45. Bridget

    I like the Moulton Brown shower gels and lotions. They all smell good!

  46. Pseudo

    I LOVE baths. I used to gt these aromatherapy bath beads at a bath store in the mall over here, but they stopped selling them. Nowadays I have been usign bath salts. I usually just throw in some shampoo for bubbles.

  47. Pseudo

    I LOVE baths. I used to gt these aromatherapy bath beads at a bath store in the mall over here, but they stopped selling them. Nowadays I have been usign bath salts. I usually just throw in some shampoo for bubbles.

  48. Pseudo

    I LOVE baths. I used to gt these aromatherapy bath beads at a bath store in the mall over here, but they stopped selling them. Nowadays I have been usign bath salts. I usually just throw in some shampoo for bubbles.

  49. Michelle Pixie

    Mistral soaps, bubble baths, lotions, and potions are my absolute favorite! I love taking baths and I like my bubbles to last the whole way through and to not dissolve the minute I make contact with the water. And the scents are unbelievable! http://www.mistralsoap.com/

  50. Michelle Pixie

    Mistral soaps, bubble baths, lotions, and potions are my absolute favorite! I love taking baths and I like my bubbles to last the whole way through and to not dissolve the minute I make contact with the water. And the scents are unbelievable! http://www.mistralsoap.com/

  51. Michelle Pixie

    Mistral soaps, bubble baths, lotions, and potions are my absolute favorite! I love taking baths and I like my bubbles to last the whole way through and to not dissolve the minute I make contact with the water. And the scents are unbelievable! http://www.mistralsoap.com/

  52. Kate

    Nivea Touch of Happiness body Wash Orange Blossom Scent & Bamboo Essence. It smells so nice and wakes me up in the morning.

  53. Kate

    Nivea Touch of Happiness body Wash Orange Blossom Scent & Bamboo Essence. It smells so nice and wakes me up in the morning.

  54. Kate

    Nivea Touch of Happiness body Wash Orange Blossom Scent & Bamboo Essence. It smells so nice and wakes me up in the morning.

  55. angi

    I love to take baths. They relax me at the end of the day or allow me to forget the week on the weekends. My new house has a two person jacuzzi…that just makes baths even more fun. πŸ™‚

  56. angi

    I love to take baths. They relax me at the end of the day or allow me to forget the week on the weekends. My new house has a two person jacuzzi…that just makes baths even more fun. πŸ™‚

  57. angi

    I love to take baths. They relax me at the end of the day or allow me to forget the week on the weekends. My new house has a two person jacuzzi…that just makes baths even more fun. πŸ™‚

  58. LPC

    I use Shikai. Environmentally and walletish friendly. I change scents each time. Currently on Vanilla).

  59. LPC

    I use Shikai. Environmentally and walletish friendly. I change scents each time. Currently on Vanilla).

  60. LPC

    I use Shikai. Environmentally and walletish friendly. I change scents each time. Currently on Vanilla).

  61. Brooke

    Bath & Body Works Coconut Lime Verbena is my favorite.

  62. Brooke

    Bath & Body Works Coconut Lime Verbena is my favorite.

  63. Brooke

    Bath & Body Works Coconut Lime Verbena is my favorite.

  64. Jack

    There are no mountain lions in my bathtub
    Reminds me of the old Groucho Marx line, β€œOne morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got into my pajamas I’ll never know.”

  65. Jack

    There are no mountain lions in my bathtub
    Reminds me of the old Groucho Marx line, β€œOne morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got into my pajamas I’ll never know.”

  66. Jack

    There are no mountain lions in my bathtub
    Reminds me of the old Groucho Marx line, β€œOne morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got into my pajamas I’ll never know.”

  67. Southern Web Girl

    ohhh I’ve been wanting to try a Lush bath bomb!
    Hmmm one of my favorite products now is this discontinued Bath & Body Works lotion I got at the outlet. The scent is called “summer dress” and it smells amazing, just like a summer day!

  68. Southern Web Girl

    ohhh I’ve been wanting to try a Lush bath bomb!
    Hmmm one of my favorite products now is this discontinued Bath & Body Works lotion I got at the outlet. The scent is called “summer dress” and it smells amazing, just like a summer day!

  69. Southern Web Girl

    ohhh I’ve been wanting to try a Lush bath bomb!
    Hmmm one of my favorite products now is this discontinued Bath & Body Works lotion I got at the outlet. The scent is called “summer dress” and it smells amazing, just like a summer day!

  70. Lorna Harris

    Has to be bath bombs with rose petals, so you spend the time after your bath digging them out of your plug hole.

  71. Lorna Harris

    Has to be bath bombs with rose petals, so you spend the time after your bath digging them out of your plug hole.

  72. Lorna Harris

    Has to be bath bombs with rose petals, so you spend the time after your bath digging them out of your plug hole.

  73. Jan

    I don’t do baths, although hopefully that will change – we are looking at installing a 2-person jacuzzi tub in our upstairs bathroom (while ripping out our dinky tub and installing a large, walk-in shower in our master bath). So, right now, since I don’t really wear makeup any more (it breaks me out something fierce – stoopid menopause), my favorite bath product is Nexxus Sleektress Shampoo and Humectress Conditioner. OH – and my PediEgg. No more rough, cracked, calloused heels. Hooray.
    However, I will say that there is nothing like warming up a jar of extra virgin coconut oil and rubbing it all over your body after you’ve showered but before you’ve dried off. It *really* does wonders for dry skin, especially in the winter. And it smells really good, too.

  74. Jan

    I don’t do baths, although hopefully that will change – we are looking at installing a 2-person jacuzzi tub in our upstairs bathroom (while ripping out our dinky tub and installing a large, walk-in shower in our master bath). So, right now, since I don’t really wear makeup any more (it breaks me out something fierce – stoopid menopause), my favorite bath product is Nexxus Sleektress Shampoo and Humectress Conditioner. OH – and my PediEgg. No more rough, cracked, calloused heels. Hooray.
    However, I will say that there is nothing like warming up a jar of extra virgin coconut oil and rubbing it all over your body after you’ve showered but before you’ve dried off. It *really* does wonders for dry skin, especially in the winter. And it smells really good, too.

  75. Jan

    I don’t do baths, although hopefully that will change – we are looking at installing a 2-person jacuzzi tub in our upstairs bathroom (while ripping out our dinky tub and installing a large, walk-in shower in our master bath). So, right now, since I don’t really wear makeup any more (it breaks me out something fierce – stoopid menopause), my favorite bath product is Nexxus Sleektress Shampoo and Humectress Conditioner. OH – and my PediEgg. No more rough, cracked, calloused heels. Hooray.
    However, I will say that there is nothing like warming up a jar of extra virgin coconut oil and rubbing it all over your body after you’ve showered but before you’ve dried off. It *really* does wonders for dry skin, especially in the winter. And it smells really good, too.

  76. NGS

    I’m a big fan of Benefit’s F. Y. Eye! It’s an eyeshadow primer and it has saved me approximately a gazillion dollars. With the primer you can buy cheap eyeshadow and it will stay put! No creasing, no flaking, no sliding off. So. It’s not really a “bath-related” product, but it’s definitely my favorite beauty related product!!

  77. NGS

    I’m a big fan of Benefit’s F. Y. Eye! It’s an eyeshadow primer and it has saved me approximately a gazillion dollars. With the primer you can buy cheap eyeshadow and it will stay put! No creasing, no flaking, no sliding off. So. It’s not really a “bath-related” product, but it’s definitely my favorite beauty related product!!

  78. NGS

    I’m a big fan of Benefit’s F. Y. Eye! It’s an eyeshadow primer and it has saved me approximately a gazillion dollars. With the primer you can buy cheap eyeshadow and it will stay put! No creasing, no flaking, no sliding off. So. It’s not really a “bath-related” product, but it’s definitely my favorite beauty related product!!

  79. Joanne

    Crabtree & Evelyns LOOOONG discontinued Patchouli bath gel. When they discontinued it I bought ten bottles on Ebay!!

  80. Joanne

    Crabtree & Evelyns LOOOONG discontinued Patchouli bath gel. When they discontinued it I bought ten bottles on Ebay!!

  81. Joanne

    Crabtree & Evelyns LOOOONG discontinued Patchouli bath gel. When they discontinued it I bought ten bottles on Ebay!!

  82. Katie

    Are you serious about entering multiple times? So I could write 50 comments and won’t look like a total loser?
    I don’t use many of those products, but I will say that I’m a fan of coconut oil. I love natural stuff, and it smells so delicious!

  83. Katie

    Are you serious about entering multiple times? So I could write 50 comments and won’t look like a total loser?
    I don’t use many of those products, but I will say that I’m a fan of coconut oil. I love natural stuff, and it smells so delicious!

  84. Katie

    Are you serious about entering multiple times? So I could write 50 comments and won’t look like a total loser?
    I don’t use many of those products, but I will say that I’m a fan of coconut oil. I love natural stuff, and it smells so delicious!

  85. topmomblog

    I have a lovely bath tub -but rarely use it because it seems that there is not enough hot water in our water heater to fill the tub up. So you have to either have a lukewarm bath or sink down so your boobies don’t get cold. So I would love to try Lush bath products – It would be worth a lying down, slightly tepid bath.

  86. topmomblog

    I have a lovely bath tub -but rarely use it because it seems that there is not enough hot water in our water heater to fill the tub up. So you have to either have a lukewarm bath or sink down so your boobies don’t get cold. So I would love to try Lush bath products – It would be worth a lying down, slightly tepid bath.

  87. topmomblog

    I have a lovely bath tub -but rarely use it because it seems that there is not enough hot water in our water heater to fill the tub up. So you have to either have a lukewarm bath or sink down so your boobies don’t get cold. So I would love to try Lush bath products – It would be worth a lying down, slightly tepid bath.

  88. Mad Woman

    I’m told that just plain putting warm milk in the bath is good…but something I HAVE done is put oatmeal in the bath. It’s great for sunburn.

  89. Mad Woman

    I’m told that just plain putting warm milk in the bath is good…but something I HAVE done is put oatmeal in the bath. It’s great for sunburn.

  90. Mad Woman

    I’m told that just plain putting warm milk in the bath is good…but something I HAVE done is put oatmeal in the bath. It’s great for sunburn.

  91. jennster

    you are hilarious! lush is the bomb! my gf in new york told me about it a few years back- she is obsessed!!! πŸ™‚
    and dude, baths.. are… awesome!!!!

  92. jennster

    you are hilarious! lush is the bomb! my gf in new york told me about it a few years back- she is obsessed!!! πŸ™‚
    and dude, baths.. are… awesome!!!!

  93. jennster

    you are hilarious! lush is the bomb! my gf in new york told me about it a few years back- she is obsessed!!! πŸ™‚
    and dude, baths.. are… awesome!!!!

  94. dogmother

    When my daughter was in Italy a couple of years ago, she brought me a LUSH product…it was a soap called “Dirt”. Yes, really. I wanted more and I soon discovered tha LUSH makes different products in different countries and “dirt” was only found in Italy. I made an attempt to order some on-line but couldn’t read the Italian so well…thought I could kind of guess. Anyway, I love their products and wish I could find “dirt” again.

  95. dogmother

    When my daughter was in Italy a couple of years ago, she brought me a LUSH product…it was a soap called “Dirt”. Yes, really. I wanted more and I soon discovered tha LUSH makes different products in different countries and “dirt” was only found in Italy. I made an attempt to order some on-line but couldn’t read the Italian so well…thought I could kind of guess. Anyway, I love their products and wish I could find “dirt” again.

  96. dogmother

    When my daughter was in Italy a couple of years ago, she brought me a LUSH product…it was a soap called “Dirt”. Yes, really. I wanted more and I soon discovered tha LUSH makes different products in different countries and “dirt” was only found in Italy. I made an attempt to order some on-line but couldn’t read the Italian so well…thought I could kind of guess. Anyway, I love their products and wish I could find “dirt” again.

  97. Stephany

    I love good smelling body wash. I have no fewer than 4 kinds in my shower at all times.
    Thanks for the intro to LUSH – I’m going to do some shopping!

  98. Stephany

    I love good smelling body wash. I have no fewer than 4 kinds in my shower at all times.
    Thanks for the intro to LUSH – I’m going to do some shopping!

  99. Stephany

    I love good smelling body wash. I have no fewer than 4 kinds in my shower at all times.
    Thanks for the intro to LUSH – I’m going to do some shopping!

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