Bath Bomb Review (LUSH Alternatives)

Bath Bomb Review (LUSH Alternatives)



If you read my post about my Sunday Afternoon a few weeks ago, you will have seen I picked up some bath bombs from a local craft show and promised a review. I picked up products from Mountain Mist: Luxury Bath & Body Products and Shabbybath Naturals. The Mountain Mist products are the round shaped and the Shabbybath are the flower shaped in the picture.

From Mountain Mist I bought the:
Bliss Bath Bomb (This is my favorite)
Amber Bath Bomb
Passion Bath Bomb
Rain Bath Bomb
Spring Bath Bomb

From Shabbybath I bought the:
Oatmeal & Honey Bath Bomb Petal
Stress Relief Bath Bomb Petal
Amazing Grace Bath Bomb Petal

The bombs from Mountain Mist were 6 for $5 at the craft show and online they are 3 for $5 or 10 for $12. Shabbybath was selling their bombs for a $1 a piece at the craft show and online sell 12 for $12. 

Mountain Mist

Overall I prefer the Mountain Mist Bombs for several reasons. The Mountain Mist Bombs fill the whole room with their aroma, they have amazing scents and they are made with coconut oil which makes my skin feel awesome. The only downside is that sometimes you can feel a little too oily after a soak in a bath with one of these bombs. Some of the bombs, like bliss have flower petals in them that are a nice addition to bath time.

If you are a LUSH fan then you might wonder if these compare to their products and I would say that these are better in some ways. I think the Mountain Mist Bombs make my skin feel better than LUSH bombs and the scents are comparable if not better. The two main differences are size and entertainment factor. Mountain Mist's bombs are about 1.5" in diameter while most LUSH bombs are about 3" or 4" in diameter, this is not a bad thing though. Mountain Mist's bombs dissipate faster while packing an equal punch. As for entertainment factor I am referring to the novelty that LUSH builds into its bombs like shapes, glitter and changing the color of the water. I suspect that the lack of glitter and dye that changes the color of the water is probably healthier, though shapes are pure novelty. I think Mountain Mist wins in my book and I will definitely order more. Further if you include price as a factor then Mountain Mist is definitely an amazing value.

Shabbybath Naturals



Shabbybath bombs are also great for the value. The scents are very nice although they have less of a selection than Mountain Mist. These are also less potent than the Mountain Mist bombs, which would be great for someone more sensitive to aromas. Shabbybath bombs include essential oils and cocoa butter, they make my skin feel good and slightly less oily than the Mountain Mist bombs. 

Compared to LUSH these don't have the powerful scent, the glitter or the water color changing effects. The Shabbybath bombs are also smaller in size but do have a cute flower shape. I would probably say that LUSH wins this one for me because I prefer the stronger scents for my baths. Shabbybath does has very good prices though, so they may not replace my interest in LUSH but I take a lot of baths so that means I use a lot of bath products, price is definitely a factor.

Conclusion


I think I will be placing an order with Mountain Mist sometime soon and I might try some of their other products, I have been loving their Bliss scent. As for Shabbybath they aren't exactly what I am looking for in a product but if I see them at another craft show I might purchase a few more or try another product. Overall these are both good LUSH substitutes that are more affordable. 

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2 comments

  1. Gotta try those, in urgent! :D

    Let me know about idea, following each other. I'm from Slovenia!

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    Katja

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