Lush Bath Bomb Review: Granny Takes a Dip

Granny Takes A Dip Lush Bath Bomb

I’ll be honest, I’ve never used a Lush bath bomb before. My bath luxury comes from squeezing my boyfriend’s Old Spice shower gel into the tub and hoping for bubbles. Then I come out smelling like a dude, but hey, I’ll take it. I hit up Lush Cosmetics yesterday because of my favorite mantra, “TREAT YO’SELF.” One of those was the “Granny Takes a Dip” bath bomb. Check out my Lush bath bomb review below.

Granny Takes A Dip: Smells like Vintage Store (in a good way)

Granny Takes A Dip Lush Bath Bomb

Above is the bath bomb in all its glory. I wasn’t 100% sold on the scent, which is apparently inspired by a vintage store called “Granny Takes a Trip.” The scent includes notes of black pepper, gardenia and lemon oil. I wish the pepper were a little stronger, with maybe a dash of cedar or sandalwood? I decided to buy it when the salesgirl said it looked “psychedelic” in the bathtub.

This Lush Bath Bomb Looks Like a Jellyfish

Granny Takes A Dip Lush Bath Bomb

Say hello to my jellyfish friend! I’m not sure it looks “psychedelic” but it does float around the tub like a joyous little sea creature. It also turns your tub a neat purple/pink color.

Granny Takes A Dip Lush Bath Bomb

And then it just kind of looks like you ate a bunch of Skittles and then threw up. The bubbling wasn’t too severe – I wish it had been a little more powerful, but it was fun to watch float around the tub. I asked my boyfriend if I smelled weird after – he couldn’t even tell. No strong scent here!

Soft skin after the bath bomb

My skin definitely felt softer after this bath, but not at all greasy. The next morning I still feel like my skin is hydrated, but not much more so than it usually does after using normal shower products. At $6.95 a pop, it’s a little expensive for a 20 minute bath. I suppose I could have let some water out and kept adding more hot water, but that would have diluted the bath bomb more. I certainly enjoy these, but they’re a bit pricier than ideal. Yeah, yeah, they’re natural ingredients and no animal testing, I knowwwww. But a girl’s gotta manage her funds! And when I want to use one of these in every bath I take… well those funds disappear all too quickly.

Which Lush products do you love? Tell me in the comments.

  • Hilary

    I’m a sucker for their love lettuce face mask and the big blue bath bomb!