When I was in the UK, I bought up some soaps from Lush and the Lush Porridge Soap caught my nose because I liked the smell. It smells not of porridge or oats but of milky creamy sweet vanilla dessert which is sorta delicious.
I liked how it kept my bathroom smelling nice all the time and on the skin, I liked how smooth and creamy it felt. It was lovely! It went on my skin like cream and did not dry out my skin one bit. In fact, I’d go so far as to say that its lovely for dry skin.
But then disaster struck.
This Porridge Soap has a very soft texture, rather like Play-Doh. When softened in the shower, its quite malleable. But that’s not what bothers me.
What bothers me is the bits of oats or whathaveyou that’s stuck to it. These bits act like a gentle scrub on the skin which is nice, but they fall off! And all over my shower floor!
After every shower, I’d have to wash down my shower stall because all these bits are everywhere. Also, for some reason, when the bits are exposed to the air, they take on a dark brown colour which makes the soap look very unappetizing. Almost disgusting to my eyes. And it melts very fast. Perhaps its our warm weather, or perhaps its the hot water, I can’t tell.
I used it till there was about a fistful left and then I could bear it no longer for messing up my bathroom and tossed out the remainder.
Pros: Leaves skin feeling smooth and soft, Lovely creamy texture, Gentle scrub
Cons: Bits fall off everywhere in the shower, Melts very quickly
Lush soaps are sold by weight and this one’s about £2.65/100g. I cannot remember how much this piece was. But its not cheap. I haven’t had many good experiences with Lush soaps, to be honest. Nothing I’ve tried has wow-ed me and I find the scent too strong.
Yet being a bath junkie, I find myself drawn to the store every time I come across one. Crazy and sad but true. Sigh… I should learn shouldn’t I?
Have you tried the Lush Porridge Soap? Do you like it? Does Lush work for you in general?
Lush is not available in Malaysia at time of writing. This was purchased from Lush UK