Some shower gels can be used all year round, while some are mainly limited to one time of year.
Hot Toddy is a perfect example of a shower gel which is loved, but not exactly used by everybody all the time. It’s definitely a Christmas scent.
Many describe it as a scent which is similar to that of coca cola, and while I agree, after having a few sniffs I must admit that it’s more cinnamon and clove that I smell. When compared to, say, Santa Baby lip scrub, the lip scrub is what I’d call a cola scent. It’s much sweeter, whereas Hot Toddy is a spicy scent, consisting of mainly cinnamon and cloves. It’s perfect for fans of Lush’s spicier scents.
The colour of Hot Toddy is gorgeous; it’s a deep red with golden lustre swirled in. Don’t let this put you off Hot Toddy, however, as the lustre doesn’t really transfer to your skin. The red colour is absolutely festive and suits the scent so well. Unfortunately, most of the lustre has settled at the bottom of my bottle, as it seems to do with a lot of my shower gels which contain lustre.
Despite the Christmas nature of the scent, I could maybe imagine using this during hot weather. I really enjoy spicy scents like Lord of Misrule and Glogg (which is very similar to Hot Toddy!) so I can use them all year round. The heat of the sun only adds to the spiciness of the scent and increases the fragrance.
Many claim that Hot Toddy and Glogg are the exact same scent. I really disagree, as although they’re similar, Glogg contains red wine and brandy which gives it an extra kick. I do prefer Hot Toddy, though.
Hot Toddy works up a mighty lather, creating a bubbly foam which easily glides over your skin. It’s not extremely moisturising, though I do still enjoy using it. The scent lasts for a while on your skin also.
I’m rather disappointed that this was removed from the Christmas range back in 2015. I find that it’s a Christmas favourite of many Lush fans, so I’m not so sure why it was discontinued. Luckily, we have the kitchen though!
This product is vegan.
List of Ingredients: ginger infusion, sodium laureth sulfate, sodium cocoamphoacetate, fair trade aloe vera gel, lauryl betaine, propylene glycol, fresh organic lemon juice, fine sea salt, clove leaf oil, patchouli oil, lime oil, benzoin resinoid, cinnamon leaf oil, sweet orange oil, carrageenan extract, cinnamal, eugenol, limonene, linalool, benzyl benzoate, benzyl cinnamate, coumarin, hexyl cinnamal, perfume, colour 14700, colour 17200, gold glimmer lustre, methylparaben.
This is a kitchen product.