I've used this a couple of times and find it moisturising, soothing and relaxing.
I pop the melt under the tap as the water runs into the bath to melt the moisturising bar, then let it float around me as I relax in the milky water. Towards the end of the bath I moosh up whatever is left in the material and use it as a light exfoliating cloth over my arms and legs.
After the bath, my skin feels incredibly soft and moisturised. The oats sooth any redness or itchy flair ups I might have.
Overall, I'm pretty pleased with CC. Right away I could feel the milkiness settling into the bathwater as I ran my hand threw it - and it did melt completely down (I cut mine into thirds, per the SA's suggestion) and it was the perfect amount. My skin feels silky and smooth!
It is such a great bath melt, perfect for sensitive, dry skin girls (like me lol) or winter skin. Leaves the water with a light lavender scent. My skin comes out soft and satiny. I let the bath melt sink into the tub for 10 minutes and as it is melting, I use the cheese cloth that it comes in as an gentle exfoliator for my legs. On a downside, it does smell a bit like herbs and has a slight oatmeal scent. But I don't really mind that :)
This is one of my all-time favorite bath melts. The salesperson at Lush who sold me on Ceridwen's Cauldron mentioned that while it's moisturizing, it can also be oily so I put off using it for a long time because I didn't feel like scrubbing my tub. I'm sorry it took me so long to try it and I'm even sorrier that I'm all out and am on a Lush no-buy until I use up all my Lush bath products because I am so addicted to Ceridwen's Cauldron.
It is not at all oily and leaves very little residue when used alone. I was expecting a layer of oil on the top of my bath water followed by a ring of oil on my tub but no such thing happens. After all the cocoa butter melts, the bath water is creamy and completely non-oily yet extremely moisturizing. My skin feels super silky after a Ceridwen's Cauldron bath. The lavendar fragrance is very clean and soothing, especially in a warm bath but does not linger on the skin. Although it's not my favorite fragrance, I quite like lavender so I don't mind at all.
I have not tried cocktailing Ceridwen's Cauldron with other products because there is no need and nothing else I have and like from Lush (Sex Bomb, Sakura, Bathos, etc.) mixes well with the fragrance of lavender. This is one of my absolute favorite Lush products and I will be splurging every chance I get simply because of what it does for my skin.
I used this bath melt with my boyfriend and we were both on the fence about it. I like its natural ingredients like oatmeal, but I didn't think it did much (maybe because I put a little bit of baby oil in my bath for moisture). What is great about it is that the oatmeal stays inside the cheesecloth, so there is less clean-up, and I like playing with the cheesecloth once the rest of product disolved in the water.
However, I think it is way too pricey for a one time use. There is nothing special about it. I don't think I'll get it again.
The cheesecloth packaging is interesting and I give LUSH props for that.
Now this is a LUSH product that I will buy over and over again. This cute bath melt comes inside a little mesh (cheesecloth?) bag thats tied with a natural cord. The scent is sort of herbal-y with a bit of an oat-y sweetness. When put under hot running bath water, the contents melt inside the mesh bag, while keeping the good stuff like the oats and herbs from getting all over your tub and clogging it up. My bath was so moisturizing, that I sat and shaved my legs without any shaving cream---just this wonderful bath melt in the water! I would most definitely buy this again. Its moisturizing, smells great and most of all clean and convenient to clean up! I LOVE this!
This product was not bad. Just not to my personal liking.
PROS: (1) does create a lush creamy bath. (2) Softens skin (3) not too scented, allows for easy layering of scents such as a fun bath bomb or bubble bar.
CONS: (1) Did not like the cheese cloth packaging, it was melting in my hands and all over my stuff when I took it home. (2) the oatmeal was stuck al over my bath tub when I drained the water. When I want to relax in a bath I don't want to bend over and clean it after, haha! it kinda defeats the purpose.
Overall, it's a good product, and I am sure it's heaven for people with dry skin, or if you are trying to get by the winter months. But there are other bath melts that Lush makes that work better for me and my taste.
I am ambivalent about Lush. I'm very fond of Tramp and The Olive Branch, and I like to go into the shop and browse all the different smells and textures. But I find the "friendly" marketing and the pushy "matey" sales people irritating and a bit intimidating. I went into Lush on Regent Street after a very long day at work looking for something to put in the bath, and was talked into this one by the sales girl. She recommended it because I have some trouble with dermatitis at the moment. I find the idea of spending that much money on a single use product a bit offputting, but as they point out it's not much more than a large Starbucks drink, and it encourages you to relax and take time to yourself. Which is good. So I cut it in half and hung it from the tap by its red string (the colour from the string ran all over the muslin bag and my hands). It melted, the water went milky, you know the drill. Mine smelled like white chocolate and calamine, and afterwards the bag was full of daisies. I enjoyed the bath but my skin is still slightly dry and itchy in places now that I'm out and dressed again. I'll try the other half before I decide if I'll buy it again, but for now I give it the benefit of the doubt in my score.
This really helps my dry, quite sensitive skin to get over the irritation caused by central heating. I love the smell as well, not overpowering at all which I find some LUSH products are. This is my HG bath product.
Fun!! Let the butters melt and make the water all creamy. Use the sack of goodies left behind to exfoliate. Double the action for great skin. The wondeful fragrance of the Frankicense and Lavendar are very calming and soothing.