One of the products from the Lush Easter collection of 2019 is this adorable Carrot Shower Oil. I have never seen a shower oil before from Lush, let alone a naked one, so I was pretty excited about this. The one thing that made me doubt my decision to buy this cutie petudie is the fact that it’s called carrot and therefore probably smells of carrot. But when I read Evelien’s review on this bad boy I knew that it wasn’t that bad. So I ordered it, gave it a couple of proper tries and today it’s time for the review. If you’re interested in finding out more about this adorable shower oil, make sure you continue reading this post!
The Lush Easter Carrot Shower Oil is another naked product, or in other words: a packaging free product. It’s a raindrop-shaped piece of shower oil with a green string through the top. The combination of the orange shaped product and the green string makes it look like a carrot. Or at least it does in my opinion. My mom thought it was a heart-shaped shower oil. Yeah, I don’t see how she came up with that too. But well, it does show that not everyone sees the same thing.
When you’re not familiar with the whole concept of naked shower products you might not instantly know how to use a product like this. But once you’ve used it like once or twice, you’ll get the hang of it and it’s actually a lot easier than using an actual bottled shower product. And it’s also less wasteful.
In terms of size I think it’s pretty reasonable. It’s not a super expensive product -at least it’s not in my opinion- and depending on how much product you use at a time, you can use it about 7 to 10 days. Okay, it won’t last you as long as a full-blown bottle of Rituals Shower Oil, but it’s not that bad. Really it’s not.
Ingredient-wise this Carrot Shower Oil looks pretty good to me. The first product on the list is fair trade organic cocoa butter (hydrating), followed by fresh carrot extracted in sunflower oil (hydrating, brightening and adds scent). Third on the list is cocamidopropyl betaine, which helps to create a foaming experience. Aside from that there’s also fair trade shea butter (hydrating), sunflower wax (thickening), cold pressed carrot seed oil (helps skin to look healthy and supple), organic almond butter (hydrating), perfume, fresh orange juice (healthy, firm and glowing skin), sandalwood oil (base note for fragrance), grapefruit oil (fresh, zesty fragrance and antibacterial), geranium oil (toning and balancing effects and rose-like aroma), paprika oleoresin (used to add colour), titanium dioxide, benzyl salicylate, citronellol, geraniol, limonene and linalool in this little guy.
That’s definitely a lot of ingredients and a lot of good stuff. Scent-wise I feel like the orange juice, sandalwood, grapefruit oil and the fresh carrot in sunflower oil makes up most of the scent. At first I thought this product was going to smell strongly of carrot and I didn’t know if I’d be into that, but I was wrong. This shower oil definitely has a hint of carrot in its scent, but the other fragrance notes make up for it and create a very fresh and juicy scent. It’s definitely something different than what I’m used to, but I really do like it.
In terms of the effects this shower oil has on the skin I’m very impressed. Instead of using a normal shower gel or oil, I now wash my body with this little guy. I just get it wet, rub it in between my hands and use whatever comes onto my hands to wash myself. This is a very quick and easy proces.
If you’re used to very foamy shower products, you might need to get used to the idea of this shower oil because it doesn’t lather up as much. I’m very familiar with shower oils from brands like Rituals, so I’m already known with the way a shower oil feels on the skin. The fact that it doesn’t get as foamy doesn’t mean it’s not effective. It really is.
My favourite thing about this shower oil isn’t even that it’s so easy to use. It’s the way it leaves my skin. After using this my entire body feels super hydrated, soft and clean. Because of the scent I feel happy. It’s almost like a body conditioner from Lush, but with cleansing features as well. It leaves your skin almost just as hydrated as a body conditioner does, so after taking a shower with this oil, I don’t really feel the need to use an actual body lotion or something like that at all.
All in all I’m really happy with my new Lush Easter Carrot Shower Oil. I love the look of it, it’s really adorable and the scent is amazing. It’s really fresh and fruity and definitely a great pick-me-up in the morning. It also works really well for me. It cleanses my body and at the same time it’s very hydrating. Almost just as hydrating as a body conditioner. So after showering with this, there’s really no need to use an actual body lotion too. It’s that good! I really like this product and I’m excited to buy more shower oils from Lush!
With that being said I’m ending today’s post. Thank you so much for reading it, and be sure you let me know if you have any experience with the shower oils from Lush. And if so, how do you like them?