… is what the tag for this “butter ball” says.
“Sshh…be still and listen…you may hear the butterflies whisper. Your skin will enjoy the plant butters extracted from the seeds of the cocao and shea nuts. Expressed coconut oil is also present to luxuriantly nourish your dry skin. The water will carry the exotic scent of the butterfly pea flowers carried from the opium triangle.”
I am going to preface my review by saying I am always honest if I post about something on here and that is not about to change.
It sounds like a lot of melodramatic hullabaloo for a bath bomb to me. This is the second “butter ball” I’ve used from the rain Africa shop that I stopped in during my trip to New York City last December and I still have mixed feelings.
I’ll start with the pros on this butter ball. Their butter balls are advertised as being really good for your skin and very moisturizing. It definitely delivers on that. My skin feels so soft and moisturized. I’ll admit with all the stress of training for my new job, I haven’t exactly been taking care of my skin so I feel like this is really making up for that.
The scent is amazing. I’ve never heard of butterfly pea flowers but they smell devine. It’s a very fresh floral. So fresh I feel like it almost borders on citrus. I love it. The scent is strong. I think part of that is because it’s because it’s filled with so many bits and pieces of flowers. It’s pretty much makes your bath look like someone dumped lawn clippings in it but they’re fun to squish between your fingers. They turn your fingers blue for a moment but it rinces away quite easily.
Now for the cons. My biggest pet peeve when it comes to bath bombs is when they sink to bottom and barely fizz. I’m wondering if these have a shorter shelf life than the lush bath bombs. I feel like I only really experience this with lush bath bombs I’ve had for a while. The fact that it took forever to fizz out while rolling around on the bottom and the lack of color just made it boring.
Part of the fun of bath bombs, for me at least, is how pretty it makes your bath. This particular butter ball does not deliver on that. I don’t blame the people who made it. Its just my personal preference. I do feel the store I got these butter balls from is geared more toward a sophisticated, dare I say mature bath. To be quite honest though, the bath just looked like someone dropped lawn clippings in it.
This is the second butter ball I’ve used and the second time my whole body is just on fire. I highly suggest being cautious if you have sensitive skin. I’m posting this 2 days after the bath and my skin is still on fire.
Have you ever used this brand of bath products? What do you think?