One day till Christmas, so it couldn’t be more apt to be posting about this lovely shower gel. A few weeks ago I set into Lush to repurchase to of my all time favorites: Angels on Bare Skin and Flying Fox. I came away with the equivalents of these products, but from the Holiday line. I already reviewed face cleanser Bûche de Noël here, and today I’m reviewing Hot Toddy shower gel.
Lush Hot Toddy shower gel
Hot Toddy is a shower gel which Lush released specifically for their Christmas collection. I bought the medium size which retails for €15.95 for 250 ml. That’s as much as Flying Fox shower gel. The smell is very warm and winter appropriate. It reminds me a bit of a limited edition shower gel Lush did a few years ago as part of their Holiday collection, which was called Glögg. It also reminds me of Glühwein, and cinnamon buns.
All things spice and everything nice
Ruby red and cinnamon scented, our sparkling Hot Toddy shower gel will transport your senses to the warmest reaches of your mind. Come in from the cold and lather up with a fresh ginger infusion and cinnamon leaf oil mix that will keep you cozy on the chilliest days. It’ll even leave a delectable, cinnamon-y scent on your skin that’s not overpowering – unlike a certain cinnamon-y, heart-shaped candy…any guesses?
I was right about the cinnamon! And it definitely smells cozy. I love using this scent before I go to bed. It’s as if you’re wrapping yourself in a comfortable warm blanket. It doesn’t help to sleep as deeply as Flying Fox, but it definitely gets the job done. As you can see in the picture above, the shower gel is infused with gold glitter. But you don’t have to worry to come out of your shower looking like a human disco ball. I find it hard to get the glitter out of the bottle as you can see below.
But before we look at the product inside, let’s have a look at the ingredients. According to the packaging this shower gel includes cloves and cinnamon to perk you up. The list starts with ginger, followed by the foaming agents. Next in line is aloe vera and around halfway through you’ll find cloves, patchouli, lime, cinnamon and orange oils. The reason why this shower gel smells like Christmas! All the way at the bottom there’s perfume and also some colorings to help the color of the product. So it’s not 100% natural, but I don’t believe Lush claims this product to be that.
Right, moving on to the product itself. It smells heavenly, the ingredients list looks alright, but does it do what it’s supposed to do. One thing I love about this shower gel that I find it more nourishing than most shower gels. You can see why in the close up in the bottom right corner. It foams up nicely, but leaves a bit of an oily residue. The smell lingers in your shower and on your skin, but subtly so. I personally love shower gels like that. The glitter as you can see is pretty non-existent. I even put this upside down to hopefully help the glitter to distribute more evenly in the bottle, but no such thing happened. I am curious to see whether it will show up once I start nearing the end of the bottle.
Yup, you guessed it right: I love Hot Toddy. It’s perfect for this time of year and I will be surely using up the whole bottle. But I don’t mind it running out and having to repurchase Flying Fox come this spring. I love this smell but it’s not one I’d be into for an entire year.
What is your favorite winter shower gel?