Are They Worth It? Lush Secret Arts Jelly Bomb

Yesterday I had the day booked off of work so I could take a day trip to Halifax and do a bit of shopping before going to a concert in the evening. As we're passing through the mall all I notice is this amazing floral smell, so I follow my nose and wind up at Lush. 
I wasn't planning on stopping in at Lush because I had already gave into temptation at Sephora, and this sale at David's Tea had sucked my budget dry, but then the treat yourself mentality kicked in. I am living in a Canadian winter wonderland after all, so a nice luxury bath is kinda of necessary for the dry skin this season brings.
One thing I have been curious to try is a jelly bath bomb. I have always thought it would be fun to take a bath in jello and figured a jelly bomb would be kind of as close as I would get to one. I took a look at the selection of jelly bombs and when I found the black Secret Arts jelly bomb  I knew I had found the one. My kitten Avocato also approved of this purchase. 
Secret Arts is a larger pale black bath bomb and it goes for $7.95 CAD each. It has a strong aroma of cinnamon, orange and almond. The scent reminds me of warming up on a cool rainy autumn afternoon. If you are sensitive to scents this might not be the best choice for you. I love anything that reminds me of October so this one was a win for me. 
The young woman who helped me with my selection mentioned that the jelly bombs were amazing for dry skin. This was perfect for me because I experience horrible dry skin in the winter and have an issue with eczema as well. 

As expected I was way too excited to try this one out. I have tried many different bath bombs before, but I haven't tried a black one or a jelly one. I was informed that the bath bomb works best if you hold it under running water, so that's exactly what I did. 
This jelly bomb was so exciting to watch. I didn't take too many pictures out of fear of dropping my phone in the water. The jelly bomb dissolves quickly and instantly the water is a lot thicker. It's not thick like jello, just thicker than any bath water I've ever sat in before. As the bath bomb dissolved it shot out a few steaks of a nice pink hue. That quickly disappeared as the black took over. There was also a nice shimmer to the water as well to give the bath some majestic vibes. 

One thing that was very different about this bath bomb compared to others is that there were bits of jelly that would stick to my skin. I read many reviews where people were grossed out by this. I thought quite the opposite, I rubbed those jelly bits into my skin for extra hydration and it felt amazing. 

As I mentioned earlier in this post, I get eczema during the winter months. This bath really soothed the affected area. Not only did it look a lot better, it has been hours since I had this bath and the eczema hasn't bothered me once. 
I should also mention that I am not affiliated with Lush or any other brand at the moment. This review was inspired by my own curiosity and experience with the product. That being said, I would highly recommend this jelly bomb to anyone who loves a nice autumn aroma and is looking for a bath bomb that's going to help with thier dry skin. It has been nearly 5 hours since I took this bath and I still smell like it. I am also amazed at how soft and hydrated my skin is right now. 

Of course one thing I can imagine you're wondering about this jelly bomb is the mess. The thickness of the jelly bombs only lasts for approximately half an hour. The water will eventually go back to it's normal texture and will not hurt your pipes. Oh, and my bathtub did look horrifically disgusting after I drained it. 
That looks pretty nasty, right? It was actually really easy to clean, it just took a lot of rinsing. Even if you don't get a big mess like this, it is still important you clean the tub after using any bath bomb so the next person who takes a shower in there doesn't slip and fall. Those things can make a tub very slippery. 

What's your favourite bath product? Let me know in the comments below. 


  1. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on the Lush jelly bath bombs. I've never heard of those before.
    Loren | Plaid & Sugar

    1. I really enjoyed it. I would highly recommend trying one if you have dry skin!

  2. Thanks for sharing. I had never heard of a bath jelly bomb. Sounds like fun!

  3. I've never used the Lush jelly bombs before because I thought they'd be a bit strange haha. This was such a useful post x

  4. I'm a total Lushie:) I haven't tried the jelly bombs for fear of the mess but it sounds like they're not actually so bad!

    1. When I saw the tub after draining it I was scared, but it cleaned up easily.


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