[Mini Review] Lovehoney Apothecary “Seduce” Bubble Bath

In sex blogger land (and, presumably, any blogging niche that involves talking about products), it always seems as though Christmas is barely over and it’s almost time for Valentine’s Day. I just received my shipment of Lovehoney Valentine’s Day products this week, so I’m going to be reviewing them between now and early February to help y’all out with your V-day shopping.

Among this batch of fun things was a bottle of the Apothecary Bubble Bath in “Seduce” (there’s also one called Arouse, which I reviewed back in December).

Lovehoney Seduce Bubble Bath and Arouse Bubble Bath

Seduce Bubble Bath by Lovehoney

Seduce Bubble Bath contains the following ingredients: Aqua (Water), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Chloride, Parfum (Fragrance), Cocamide DEA, Glycerin, Benzyl Alcohol, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Benzyl Benzoate, Coumarin Limonene.

I don’t claim to be an expert on cosmetics, and certainly not on the intricacies of various cosmetic ingredients. Some cursory Googling suggests that these are all fairly standard ingredients, found in many common household products including bath and shower products. Some of the ingredients have been the subject of safety concerns (such as Methylchloroisothiazolinone and Methylisothiazolinone, which one study seems to indicate are safe in “wash off” products in small quantities). Naturally, you should always read the label and avoid this product if you are allergic or sensitive to any of the ingredients.

Lovehoney Seduce Bubble Bath

One note of warning: as this product contains glycerin, I don’t recommend using it if you have a vagina and you’re planning to have sex or masturbate during your bath. This is because glycerin is a type of sugar, which can disrupt your body’s pH and cause yeast infections.

Lovehoney’s bubble baths contain no animal products and are therefore suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

In Use

Though I prefer showers for hygiene, I love taking baths as a way to relax, unwind, and practice self-care. So it wasn’t exactly a chore to run a hot bath and pour in a generous slug of Seduce Bubble Bath.

Seduce Bubble Bath comes in a 250ml bottle with a pink, Lovehoney-branded label. I needed about three capfuls to get some decent bubbles. My water was still nice and bubbly after about 45 minutes in the tub, though you can always add extra if you need to.

The scent is described has having top notes of orange peel and saffron, middle notes of warm patchouli and jasmine, and base notes of amber, cedar, and vanilla. I’m no perfume connoisseur, but the patchouli and jasmine came through the most strongly for me. The overall effect is zesty and energising. “Seduce” is a good name for this one because it really does smell, well, sexy. It’s the kind of stuff I’d bathe in while getting ready for a hot date or a night out at a club… or pour into a bath to share with a lover.

Seduce Bubble Bath left my skin feeling soft and moisturised. Like the Arouse Bubble Bath, though, the scent didn’t really linger much on my skin once I was out of the water.

Verdict

Lovely for winding down at the end of a long day or getting in the mood for a hot night.

While I don’t think I’d go out of my way to order this on its own, it’s a fun add-on to your Lovehoney order (or a great way to push your basket over the £40 free delivery threshold!) If you love the scent, there’s also a matching massage oil and massage/wax play candle. The full set could make a sweet Valentine’s Day gift for a lover who enjoys yummy scented things.

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

Thanks to Lovehoney for sending me this product in exchange for an honest review. All views are, as always, mine!

[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!