[Mini Review] Lovehoney Apothecary “Arouse” Bubble Bath

I love taking baths. Though I prefer showers for the purposes of actual hygiene (especially because I have a lot of hair), I love a hot bath as a way to unwind, relax, and take a little time to myself. I also really enjoy sharing a bath with a partner, either before (or after) sex or just as a way to spend some quality, intimate time together.

In my latest batch of review goodies from Lovehoney, I found a bottle of their new Apothecary Bubble Bath in the Arouse scent (there’s also another scent known as Seduce). So of course I dutifully poured a generous splash into my next bath to see what it was like. The things I do for my readers…

Arouse Bubble Bath by Lovehoney

Lovehoney Arouse Bubble Bath, ideal stocking stuffer for women and femmes, cute gift for lover

Arouse Bubble Bath contains the following ingredients: Aqua (Water), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Chloride, Parfum (Fragrance), Cocamide Dea, Glycerin, Benzyl Alcohol, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone.

I’m not a cosmetics expert by any stretch, but some Googling suggests that these are all fairly standard ingredients in many common household products including bath and shower products. There have been some safety concerns around some of these ingredients, particularly Methylchloroisothiazolinone and Methylisothiazolinone. At least one study seems to show they’re safe in “wash off” products in small quantities, though. Obviously you should avoid this product if you have any allergies or sensitivities to any of the ingredients.

Because this bubble bath contains Glycerin, I’d avoid it if you intend to have sex or masturbate in the tub. Glycerin is a sugar and can upset your body’s pH and cause yeast infections.

Since this product contains no animal products or their derivatives. it’s suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

Arouse Bubble Bath, romantic gift for lover, sexy stocking stuffer

In Use

Arouse Bubble Bath comes in a 250ml bottle with a simple purple label. I got some pretty good bubbles from two capfuls, so the full bottle should last you a while. The bubbles last well, too – my bath was still nice and bubbly after an hour of soaking.

The scent is described as “citrusy”, though I didn’t really get that. For me, the jasmine and rose scents are the ones that stand out the most. It’s a lightly sweet and feminine scent that left me feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. If you like the scent, there’s also a matching massage oil and massage/wax play candle. My skin was left feeling soft without any residual greasiness after bathing with Arouse bubble bath, though the scent did not linger long once I was out of the water.

Woman's legs in the bath

I wouldn’t necessarily go out of my way to order this on its own, but it’s a fun add-on if you’re looking for an extra little treat (or a way to push your order over the £40 free delivery threshold!) A bottle of Seduce or Arouse Bubble Bath is also a nice stocking-stuffer for your bath-loving sweetie!

Arouse Bubble Bath retails for £9.99 ($12.99 US).

Thanks to Lovehoney for sending me this product to review. All images and views are mine!

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