How do I get lush bath bomb fizz without paying lush bath bomb prices?

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LouiseBelchersBunnyEars Thu 25-Mar-21 20:16:28

Just that really, dd (and secretly ds) love the lush bath bombs, they go all fizzy and lovely and smelly and nice.

They’re so expensive though.

I’ve tried the ones from the supermarket, and from Wilkos, and they just seem so.... lacklustre in comparison.

Hardly fizzing and a bit of a let down.

Where can I get some decent ones without spending £6 or £7 a pop?

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HitsAndMrs Thu 25-Mar-21 20:22:46


SuperLoudPoppingAction Thu 25-Mar-21 20:24:43

They're not that difficult to make. You need citric acid, bicarb, something to scent them like essential oil and a spray water bottle to spritz small amounts of water into the mixture so you don't just make it all fizz up.

PolarnOPirate Thu 25-Mar-21 20:25:26

SoBomb bath bomb kit from Amazon

Bopahula Thu 25-Mar-21 20:26:59

Pretty suds are brill. They do a fantastic monthly box, works out about £14 for 5/6 amazing bath bombs. My daughter loves them. (And so do I)

Lurleene Thu 25-Mar-21 20:29:32

Have you tried Bomb Cosmetics ? Half the price of Lush and you can often buy mutipacjs cheap on Amazon.

Eyre89 Thu 25-Mar-21 20:29:44 is a shop in my town and they're amazing. You'd have to keep an eye on social media for her doing big stock updates. A million times better than lush


Daisychainsandglitter Thu 25-Mar-21 20:30:27

I was going to say bomb cosmetics too but I've been beaten to it. They're great and much cheaper than Lush.

CandyCaneLane0 Thu 25-Mar-21 20:55:48

Another one for Bomb Cosmetics, I've always preferred them to Lush

MarlowesSister Thu 25-Mar-21 20:58:05

Miss Pattisserie is brilliant for bath ball things. Highly recommended because I love the colours, and leaves my skin super soft

megletthesecond Thu 25-Mar-21 20:59:45

If you're careful you should be able to break the ballistic with a hammer in a thick plastic bag.and get several baths out of it. The essential oils are pretty potent so you'll still get a lot of fragrance
I do this for DD's baths.

Invisimamma Thu 25-Mar-21 21:05:33

Honestly the Bomb Comestic ones are nothing at all like Lush. They are nice products but nowhere near as good and not comparable in my opinion. They don't fizz in the same way and don't smell as strong, they don't colour the water, compemetly different quality of product.

You can cut lush ones in half and use them over two baths. Or wait for the lush sale and buy lots!

WellTidy Thu 25-Mar-21 21:10:57

I’m looking for a cheaper alternative to Lush too. The DC just want really bright colours, and bright colours in the water, they’re not fussed about scents or whether their skin is left soft or anything! I refuse to pay more than a fiver for one, but the more pricey end of Lush bath bombs are getting even more pricey over the last few years.

DuckWithOneWing Thu 25-Mar-21 21:15:16

These are better than Lush. They're so fizzy and have an amazing colour, but they don't stain the bath after.

MackenCheese Thu 25-Mar-21 21:51:26

Another plug for homemade ones. DD12 and I make our own with food colouring and our own oils. See the Blue Peter website for a simple recipe as a pp has said: just bicarb, cream of tartar, water. Good fun, not expensive and very fizzy!

LouiseBelchersBunnyEars Thu 25-Mar-21 22:35:41

Thanks all, some of these look promising!

I’ll try and order some and see how we get on!

I didn’t even think of making our own.

Reckon they would love that, even if they come out a bit rubbish haha!

I’ll have to google what is the fizziest formula!

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purpledagger Fri 26-Mar-21 09:36:05

I agree with a previous poster about Bomb Cosmetics - they are a decent cheaper alternative to Lush, but not a good.

Whingey Fri 26-Mar-21 10:32:40

Sale on now. Typed Lush sale on phone. Thanks for telling me names of other companies. Having a nosey!

apalledandshocked Fri 26-Mar-21 12:07:18


They're not that difficult to make. You need citric acid, bicarb, something to scent them like essential oil and a spray water bottle to spritz small amounts of water into the mixture so you don't just make it all fizz up.

I was going to say this! It sounds all hippy woo to say "make your own" but they are genuinely lovely. And I would also suggest mixing Epsom salts in with the citric acid and Bicarb to make the water soft too.

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