The Lush Hottie Massage Bar is definitely one of my favorite pampering items these days. While it looks like a bar of soap, it really does have a creamy oil texture. I've really enjoyed having massages with this bar, and I think this bar may even be a good alternative to a bottle of oil for body. I'd say it takes just a bit longer to soak in than Caudalie Divine Oil, and this bar is a bit slippery once you warm it up in your hands. (Can you imagine how many laughs we've gotten as we've watched this fly out of our hands??) Anyways, I find that it is easy to use, and definitely comforting as a massage tool! Those little circular bits really help to work into the muscles, and the oil creates a nice comforting and moisturizing effect! The scent is also a light rich cocoa that is not intrusive at all, so for those of you who find some Lush scents to be overwhelming, this may work for you. All in all, I love it and I think this would also be a great item to bring along in your travel beauty kit - solid and oh so luxurious when you need to relax!
I thought I would also share my boyfriend's (hilarious) thoughts on this massage bar -
The massage bar, another one of those intriguing Lush products that I stare at every time I go into to one of their stores, this time we finally got one to try! After reading about and smelling all the massage bar offerings we decided on the Hottie. The smell is luxurious and comforting, with rich notes of cocoa,vanilla, and pepper.
Ladies first, so I gave the girlfriend a massage to test it out. The melting bar effect proved its functionality moments after being rubbed on the skin, leaving behind a glossy coating. I thought that effect was perfect for massages, I’d always imagined giving massages with oils turning out like the Chevy Chase scene in Caddyshack, oily mess everywhere. My method was to just rub the bar around the areas I planned on massaging then switch over using my hands. The residue left by the bar allowed my hands glide freely around with applied pressure without much friction to the skin, while a nice soothing aroma arose from her skin. Ok, thats enough of how it worked in practice, or else this review is going to look like an excerpt from 50 shades of grey or something...
I’d say this is a great thing for couples, its cheap, appears like it will last a lot of uses, and allows for great relaxing massages thanks to its aroma and consistency when applied to the skin. As for how the massage was you’ll have to find out in Joyce’s review on this product. One final note, I thought it was nice that product seemed to be absorbed by her skin nicely, and didn’t feel gross afterwards and in desperate need of a shower. I think we’ll be using this product a lot more in the future.
What do you think? Have you tried this or any other massage bars, from Lush or other brands?