Yup you read that right! I’m going to tell you how to brew the perfect Harry Potter themed bath using some of my favorite Lush products (disclaimer…one of them has recently been discontinued…so if you see Grass body was…grab it while you can!) I’ll put the links to all of these in the bottom!
I’m a huge Harry Potter fan and I have managed to integrate the fandom into most every aspect of my life, including my bathtub. I have managed to do this using a perfect concoction of Lush Cosmetics products that in some way connect to the books or characters!
Step 1: The bath bomb!
The bath bomb is the product that Lush is best known for and with good reason! It turns a tub of water into a mystical wonderland! The bath bomb that I picked for this is mostly based on the name, the color and the scent. I picked Phoenix Rising because of it’s fabulous tie in to both the rise of the Order of the Phoenix in the book of the same name and Faux the phoenix belonging to Dumbledore. It’s a fabulous purple color with lots of gold, seaweed glitter and a wonderfully spicy smell of apple cinnamon! It turns the water a fabulous purple color with PLENTY of sparkle to go around! (An alternate bath bomb should this one not be available is Dragon’s Egg with lovely gold seaweed glitter and polka dots!)
Step 2: The Body Wash
This is where I tie in a recently discontinued product but only because it works so flawlessly! Don’t worry though, if you can’t find the body wash, I have other ways of integrating the grassy scent of Hermione’s perfect love potion into the mix! The body wash is called Grass and ties in very well with what Hermione’s Amorentia smells like. It smells like fresh cut grass but with a hint of neroli to make it smell beautiful! I absolutely love this body wash and can’t get enough of it! Another way to integrate the grassy smell is through a candle. I know Yankee candle has a candle or two that has hints of grass in it!
Step 3: Shampoo
Not everyone washes their hair in the bath, I know, but the Dirty shower gel adds another element of Hermione’s love potion to the mix perfectly! You can also use other Dirty products that will give off some of the same scent, like perfume or soap. It smells of spearmint, which not only connects to the book and one of my favorite characters but also really wakes up the senses to keep you from relaxing too much while you’re re-reading your favorite book in the series for the 50th time.
Step 4: The Face Mask
I always use a face mask while I’m soaking in the tub, because I like to make it a head to toe treatment! I would suggest using Mask of Magnaminty to keep with the mint from the potion and the candies of the Hogwarts Express or Cupcake to tie in with the fan favorite chocolate frogs! It also has mint in it to keep with the minty theme! If you really want to bring the steam of the Hogwarts Express or potion making into the mix, prep your skin with a steamer tab!
Step 5: Ambiance!
No bath is complete without proper ambiance, especially not a themed one! So grab your computer or iPod, and go to http://harry-potter-sounds.ambient-mixer.com/gryffindor-common-room It’s amazing! It makes whatever room you’re in sound like you’re at Hogwarts, whether it be a common room or the Great Hall! I also suggest grabbing some of the spine candles from etsy that look just like Lupin’s or some of these candles from the Mud in my Blood Store http://mudinmyblood.storenvy.com/ (right now the candles are sold out but if you find the shop on FB you can see when they are restocked). Then light than candle, grab yourself a pumpkin beverage, a Pinterest recipe butterbeer or a large cup of tea and dig back in to your favorite book in the series and relax! Shut the door and pretend you’re at Hogwarts for an hour, it’ll be like you’re at a Harry Potter themed spa! Enjoy you’re bath!
Here’s the links to the Lush products!