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LUSH Harajuku - Exclusive Bath Bomb Store Only In Japan

LUSH Harajuku - Exclusive Bath Bomb Store Only In Japan

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A new and exclusive LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics store opened on November 22nd in Harajuku, Tokyo. They offer exclusive bath bombs and limited items you can only find here. We will introduce the shop and some of the exclusives.

Written by Chiara Mischke

LUSH FRESH HANDMADE COSMETICS is a cosmetic and body care company famous worldwide. They are especially known and loved for their bath bombs which come in creative shapes, scents, and colors.

On November 22nd, 2018 they opened an exclusive bath bomb store called LUSH Harajuku in Tokyo. It is their first store exclusively offering bath bombs and nothing else. Many of the bath bombs are exclusive to this shop and can't be found online or anywhere else in the world.

In this article, we will tell you all about the concept of the store and introduce some of the special bath bombs you can purchase there.

What is LUSH?

LUSH FRESH HANDMADE COSMETICS Exclusive Bath Bomb Store In Harajuku

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LUSH was founded in 1995 in Liverpool, England. They are mainly known for their colorful cosmetics and a variety of unique scents. Their main focus lies on making environmentally friendly cosmetics freshly by hand.

LUSH FRESH HANDMADE COSMETICS Exclusive Bath Bomb Store In Harajuku

LUSH only buy fair trade ingredients and reduce ingredients that are harmful to the environment. Their glitter is plastic free and every product has a sticker with the information when it is made as well as when it should be used by.

LUSH FRESH HANDMADE COSMETICS Exclusive Bath Bomb Store In Harajuku

In recent years LUSH has focused on the NAKED concept, which means cosmetics without packaging. To spread this concept further, various LUSH NAKED stores have been introduced worldwide selling only items without packaging.

If you want to avoid any kind of packaging, you can use the black tray above to collect your bath bombs and purchase a furoshiki, or knot wrap, to carry them home in. Both can be reused as many time as you wish at any LUSH store worldwide.

Why an Exclusive Bath Bomb Shop in Japan?

Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics Exclusive Bath Bomb Store In Harajuku

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LUSH Harajuku is based on the NAKED concept but focuses only on bath bombs. The reasoning behind this is that LUSH wants to help to promote Japans unique bathing culture.

LUSH FRESH HANDMADE COSMETICS Exclusive Bath Bomb Store In Harajuku

Bath bombs rolling by on a conveyor belt

Bathing in hot springs and shared family baths are traditionally an important part of Japans culture. However, research shows that younger people rather take a quick shower than a long bath.

LUSH FRESH HANDMADE COSMETICS Exclusive Bath Bomb Store In Harajuku

The exclusive LUSH bath bomb store in Japan was created to counteract this trend. The bath bombs are created to be as fun and colorful as Harajuku itself and are supposed to make people want to bath more again.

Use the LUSH LABS App to Fully Enjoy LUSH Harajuku

LUSH FRESH HANDMADE COSMETICS Exclusive Bath Bomb Store In Harajuku

At LUSH Harajuku, the bath bombs are displayed without any further information. Only a paper tag on the bath bombs themselves will contain the name and ingredients in Japanese.

The new LUSH LABS app was developed especially for the Harajuku shop. You can download the app for free to your iPhone or Android. Use the LUSH LENS to scan the bath bomb you are interested in and it will provide you with all the information such as name, description, ingredients, and price in several different languages including Japanese and English.

Exclusive LUSH Harajuku Bath Bombs

LUSH FRESH HANDMADE COSMETICS Exclusive Bath Bomb Store In Harajuku

LUSH Harajuku offers fifty-seven exclusive bath bombs that are not available anywhere else. Some are bath bombs LUSH carried in the past and resurrected for this shop, others are completely new inventions.

LUSH Harajuku works closely with their development team LUSH LABS. The line-up of the exclusive bath bombs is subject to change. It all depends on customers reviews and comments. You can tell your opinions and wishes concerning available bath bombs directly to the LUSH Harajuku staff or tweet them with hashtag #LUSHLABS.

Let me introduce seven of the fifty-seven exclusive bath bombs available as of December 2018.

1. Harajuku Bath Bomb - Inspired by the Famous Fashion District

LUSH FRESH HANDMADE COSMETICS Exclusive Bath Bomb Store In Harajuku

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The Harajuku Bath Bomb was created to represent the shop and the fashionable district surrounding it. It is showcasing all the neon pastel colors you can witness walking the streets of Harajuku and entering the shop.

LUSH FRESH HANDMADE COSMETICS Exclusive Bath Bomb Store In Harajuku

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Harajuku is lined with many unique and colorful sweets shops, so the bath bomb has a candy scent as a base. However, it also has a slight spiciness just like Harajuku itself.

In the bath, the bath bomb produces colorful foam, known as bath art. After the bath bomb dissolved, you will be left with orange candy-colored, sweetly fragranced water. A perfect bath for any Harajuku girl or boy.

2. Kitsune Bath Bomb - Adorable Little Fox Spirit

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Kitsune means fox in Japanese but it also refers tofox spirits. Fox spirits are a type of Japanese yokai (Japanese ghosts). The stories about the Kitsune vary but it is generally seen as a kind spirit.

Over the years kitsune can earn up to nine tails depending on its powers. The nine-tailed fox spirit is kitsune's highest form known as Kyuubi or heavenly fox. Its fur will turn from silver to a golden color once this level is archived.

LUSH FRESH HANDMADE COSMETICS Exclusive Bath Bomb Store In Harajuku

Kitsune Bath Bombhas a smoky lemon scent and represents kitsune's final form. What might look like a shell design is actually Kyuubi's nine-tails wrapped around the bath bomb. When you release the little fox in the bath, the water will turn a stunning shade of light gold just like Kyuubi. A must have for any fox or yokai fan.

3. Sushi Bath Bomb - The Ultimate Japanese Bath Bomb

LUSH FRESH HANDMADE COSMETICS Exclusive Bath Bomb Store In Harajuku

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When speaking of Japan sushi is one of the things that come to mind immediately. Traditionally sushi consists of fish and vinegared rice. It was created as a way to preserve rare fish in the Edo period.

The Sushi Bath Bomb has a fruity mikan (Japanese satsuma) smell and looks like a big sushi roll. It would make n iconic souvenir from your trip to Japan.

LUSH FRESH HANDMADE COSMETICS Exclusive Bath Bomb Store In Harajuku

The outside is a normal bath bomb that will dissolve in the water as usual. The squishy inside is made of something called a LUSH FUN. FUN has the consistency of Play-Doh and can be molded into different shapes.

After the bath bomb is dissolved you can use the FUN as soap, shampoo or even bubble bath. To created bubbles, you just hold it under the running water. This makes this bath bomb a multi-use product. You don't need to bring anything but the bath bomb in the bath with you as the center provides you with a shampoo and a body wash.

4. Ginger Ninja Bath Bomb - Complete with Shuriken

LUSH FRESH HANDMADE COSMETICS Exclusive Bath Bomb Store In Harajuku


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Ginger Ninja Bath Bomb has a strong floral ginger scent. It is a scent known as "Gingerly" in the LUSH community and people either love or hate it. Make sure to smell it before you get it.

Ginger Ninja is covered in copper luster. As mentioned before this luster and all of LUSH's glitter is plastic free and will not harm the environment.

LUSH FRESH HANDMADE COSMETICS Exclusive Bath Bomb Store In Harajuku

The bath itself is not very sparkly as the glitter is just on the outside and sinks to the bottom. However, when the bath bomb dissolved, little white stars spread over the surface. They are supposed to be many little shuriken, the famous star-shaped ninja weapons.

The center is orange and the water will turn a pale shade of orange with the little shuriken floating on top. A great gift for any person who loves ninja.

5. Lucky Cat - Small but Powerful

LUSH FRESH HANDMADE COSMETICS Exclusive Bath Bomb Store In Harajuku

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Beckoning cats are another iconic Japanese item. Did you know that they also belong to the species of Japanese yokai just like the kitsune mentioned earlier? They belong to the category the Bakeneko (cat spirits).

Lucky Cat Bath Bomb smells like candied florals. It is on the smaller side and the outside is covered in a sparkly pink luster.

LUSH FRESH HANDMADE COSMETICS Exclusive Bath Bomb Store In Harajuku

It dissolves rather quickly in the water but it reveals a colorful center and rainbow stars hidden inside. The stars are edible stars just like in the ones in Ginger Ninja. They will not be harmful to you or the environment. The end result is an orange bath water with colorful stars. 

Lucky Cat is one of the smallest and cheapest exclusive bath bombs in the LUSH Harajuku store. It is the perfect bath bomb to pick up if you are on a budget but still want to try something from the exclusive store.

6. Black Rose Bath Bomb- A Sparkly Black Bath

LUSH FRESH HANDMADE COSMETICS Exclusive Bath Bomb Store In Harajuku

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Black might not be the first color that comes to mind when thinking of Harajuku. However, gothic fashion is a big part of Harajuku.

Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics Exclusive Bath Bomb Store In Harajuku

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The Black Rose Bath Bombis scented with a popular LUSH scent called rose jam. Rose jam smells like a mixture of roses and red jam. It is inspired by Turkish sweets made with rose water.

This bath bomb is elegant and sweet at the same time just as the famous Elegant Gothic Lolita style. It has a hidden purple and pink center and will turn the water a sparkly shade of black. Black Rose is great for everyone who loves roses or black baths, which have become very popular in the recent years.

7. Geode Bath Bomb - Bathing in Liquid Gold

LUSH FRESH HANDMADE COSMETICS Exclusive Bath Bomb Store In Harajuku

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Geode Bath Bomb might be one of the prettiest bath bombs in the store. The bath bomb itself is golden and topped with salt crystals that shine like they are real amethysts.

A Geode is a rock that looks rather unassuming from the outside but is filled with an abundance of precious stones on the inside. Usually, these crystals are clear or purple as represented by the bath bomb.

LUSH FRESH HANDMADE COSMETICS Exclusive Bath Bomb Store In Harajuku

Geode is not very unassuming on the outside but it is indeed even more gorgeous on the inside. It smells like a smoky, sophisticated dessert. Once in the bath, swirls of gold will spread through the water. The end result is an opaque golden water which will make you feel like bathing in liquid gold.

While Geode Bath Bomb doesn't represent any iconic Japanese item, it had to be mentioned in this article as one of the most outstanding bath bombs in the new store. If you want to give someone the gift of a truly luxurious bath you should consider Geode bath bomb.

Bath Bomb Chan - LUSH Harajuku's New Mascot

Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics Exclusive Bath Bomb Store In Harajuku

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Lush wouldn't be the same without all of their cute mascots. With the new LUSH Harajuku, Lush also introduced a mascot for the first time in their long history. The little guy's name is Bath bomb-chan and you can follow him on Twitter

LUSH FRESH HANDMADE COSMETICS Exclusive Bath Bomb Store In Harajuku

The shop offers seven different iron-on patches of Bath bomb-chan dressed up as exclusive Harajuku bath bombs. The patches are one of the most popular items in the shop so I am sure we will see more goods featuring him in the future.

A Bath Lovers Dream Come True

If you love taking baths you shouldn't miss out on the new LUSH Harajuku Store. As mentioned above, many of the new bath bombs are even inspired by Japan itself and make for a perfect souvenir from your trip.

Why not treat yourself or your friends and family with some exclusive, luxurious bath bombs you can only get in Japan?

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