One of the products from the Lush Valentines collection I just needed to have is this ‘The Big Banana’ Massage Bar. So far I haven’t tried any of the massage bars from Lush and they do sound very appealing to me. I mean, I love getting massages and what’s better than getting a massage with a Lush product?! So, I ended up buying it and I’ve thoroughly tested it throughout the past couple of weeks. In today’s post I’m going to tell you guys all the ins and outs about this massage bar and whether or not it’s worth rushing to the store for while you still can. So, if you’re interested in finding out, make sure you keep on reading!
The Lush The Big Banana Massage Bar is, like the name already suggests, shaped like a banana. It’s a very cute looking product and it smells really good as well. It’s a naked product which means that it doesn’t come with any kind of packaging at all. Since the massage bars melt easily you do have to beware of how you store it. I ended up buying one of the Lush Massage Bar Tins. It doesn’t completely fit into that, but if you cut off a bit of the bar you can put it in there. If you can’t do that, you’ll have to use it a couple of times before it fits. That’s not too bad either, am I right?!
The size of the massage bar is pretty decent. It’s about the size of my hands and it’s decently thick. And the best thing about it: you only need a tiny bit per use so this bad boy is going to last for a long time. I always like it when that’s the case, especially when it comes to limited editions and Lush products. And this is both.
All in all I really like the look of the Big Banana. I like that it’s a naked product since this is way better for our environment and I think it’s still really easy to store if you get one of those tins or another thingy you might have laying around at hoe.
Lush The Big Banana Massage Bar – €9,50
When I first heard of this banana massage bar I was kind of hesitant about it because I thought it would smell really bad. I mean, I don’t hate the scent of bananas, but I do think it’s a very overwhelming and strong scent and I don’t necessarily want to be covered in it. However, this scent isn’t like that at all. Obviously it does have a decent amount of banana scent to it, but it also has something warm to it that takes away that strong, typical banana scent that you might not love. I can’t put my finger on what it is I think it smells like aside from the banana, but it almost reminds me of like white chocolate or something like that.
If we take a look at the ingredients the other notes in the scent are probably caused by the cocoa butter, shea butter and ylang ylang oil that are all in this product. Aside from that there are also tons of other oils in this product, which makes this a super hydrating product.
When I first tried this product out I wasn’t sure what to expect from it. I mean, I’ve never used something like a massage bar before and I was especially curious to see what the consistency would be like. I expected it to be more of a creamy or lotion like product, but I was completely wrong about that.
When you hold the banana in between your hands it melts a little bit. And what you then get is very similar to an actual massage oil. So it’s not a butter, it’s not a lotion, it really is an oil. I was very impressed by that and so was my boyfriend who ended up trying it on me as well. Lucky me. Anyway, I’m really intrigued by the texture of the product. I don’t know how they manage to do it, but it’s really the same deal as you get when you buy a bottle of massage oil. But this is naked and a bottle of oil isn’t.
Like I mentioned before, a little bit of this product goes a very long way. It does depend on how big of a surface you need to cover with this, but generally speaking one load of product is enough for a proper 20 minute full back and shoulder massage. And with one load I mean that you rub it in between your hands for like half a minute and use the product you get from that. That’s pretty impressive to me.
And the very best thing about this is that you’ll be left with a very soft and hydrated body. It really does intensely hydrate the skin and leave it feeling very healthy and nourished. The oil will stay on the skin for quite some time leaving it with a gorgeous smell as well. It’s just really amazing. My back is so soft right now, incredible!
All in all this The Big Banana Massage Bar REALLY impressed me. Like it impressed me a lot. I didn’t know what to expect from a massage bar but I sure as *** didn’t expect it to be this amazing. I’m just in love with the scent of this product and in addition to that I think that the way it works is amazing. It’s just as easy and effective as a massage oil, a little bit of it goes a very long way and it leaves the skin feeling so soft and nourished. I love this a lot and if I were you, I’d rush to the store to get this!
And with that being said I’m going to end today’s post. Thank you guys so much for reading it and be sure to let me know what you think of the Lush massage bars! Which one is your favourite?!