Not in our lifetime has the importance of voting been made more clear than in the past couple of years. It’s a red alert that affected record voter turnout (particularly among young voters) and key wins for women in the midterm elections last month. Less urgently, it has informed one most nostalgic surprises of the season: limited-edition bath bombs from Lush.
Lush announced today it will drop 12 new bombs (all vegan and cruelty free, of course) on December 26. Each is a winner of a special election held by the brand in which Lushies (the company’s passionate fanbase) voted their all-time favorite scents and styles back into production. And they brought back some pretty deep cuts.
To start, there’s the long-awaited comeback of one of the first bath bombs to have ever been sold by the brand. Long-loved and lost fragrances from holiday seasons past were also resurrected. One special item from this year’s limited edition, drag-inspired holiday collection gets an extended run, thanks to a surge in votes, while a handful of other winners have been formulated to match other products’ coveted scents. Picture: a cult-favorite avo co-wash reimagined as a bath bomb that spills dark green into your bathwater. Can you think of a more delightful way to be reminded of the power of the polls?
Of course these suckers, which are available online only, are going to sell out fast, so … well, you know the drill. See every single winner, including Yog Nog’s triumphant return, ahead.
As one of the first created by the brand, Blackberry is the OG of bath bombs. The new iteration gets a cute makeover while maintaining its original olibanum, lemongrass, and neroli scent and bluebell coloring.
Lush Blackberry Bath Bomb, $5.95, available at Lush
Say hello to American Cream, fragranced just like the vanilla and strawberry scented American Cream Conditioner fans love so much.
Lush Marshmallow World Bath Bomb, $6.95, available at Lush
Made with fair trade organic cocoa butter, this bright bomb swipes its scent from Honey I Washed the Kids, a popular caramel-tinged soap and body spray.
Lush Honey I Washed The Kids Bath Bomb, $5.95, available at Lush
Maybe The Olive Branch was a bath bomb trapped in the body of a shower gel all along? Either way, fans can now enjoy the bergamot, lemon, orange flower absolute, and Sicilian red mandarin scent no matter how they choose to bathe.
Lush The Olive Branch Bath Bomb, $6.95, available at Lush
One of the Lush’s best-selling bubble bars gets the bomb treatment, this time releasing a purple, pink, and white foam in the tub.
Lush The Comforter Bath Bomb, $5.95, available at Lush
Inspired by Day of the Dead celebrations, Lush reissued this festive bath bomb made with marigold petals (a Dia De Los Muertos staple), which explodes into a vibrant swirl of yellow and hot pink in the tub.
Lush Calavera Bath Bomb, $6.95, available at Lush
If Avocado Co-Wash is your curl-enriching jam, this bath bomb, made with the same scent, will have you covered in bergamot and litsea cubeba from head to toe.
Lush Melusine Bath Bomb, $6.95, available at Lush
Lush Tender is The Night Bath Bomb, $7.95, available at Lush
Cocoa and tonka are included in this bomb as skin calming agents, while grapefruit and bergamot oils are used to deliver a chill mindset.
Lush Yuzu & Cocoa Bath Bomb, $6.95, available at Lush
Always wondered what it was like to bathe in milk? The white froth of this bath bomb may be the next best thing. Once a coveted holiday release, the smooth apple fizzer is also infused with rose, for equal parts crisp winter fruit and soft spring floral.
Lush So White Bath Bomb, $5.95, available at Lush
Not all re-issued bombs are taken from deep in the company’s archives. This bomb was released as a limited-edition holiday soap just a few weeks back. Now, early adopters can get their hands on a second spicy-meets-sweet variation.
Lush Golden Pear Bath Bomb, $6.95, available at Lush
Yog Nog, a classic holiday release, is back, y’all, in all its cocoa butter and shea butter glory.
Lush Yog Nog Bath Bomb, $6.95, available at Lush
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