Lush Diary #39 | Ceridwen’s Cauldron

Hello there !

Surprise, surprise. Who would have thought I’d be back to talk about another Lush bath bomb. To be completely exact, today’s ‘bomb’ is in fact a bath melt called Ceridwen’s Cauldron.

I finally went and got this bath melt after years of hesitating. It’s literally been years. I remember that when I first got into Youtube, Fleur de Force was often talking about this bath melt and kept saying that it was one of her favourite ones. But the price is a bit higher than the other Lush bath products so I never picked it up, until a few days ago.

Ceridwen’s Cauldron, is a heart of cocoa butter and oat flakes, fragranced with essential oils and encased a little muslin cloth tied with a red ribbon.

At the time, I seem to remember that Fleur was saying that once the melt had fully melted, she would use the little muslin sachet with the oat flakes still inside to give her body a little scrub. I didn’t find this information anywhere else, be it in other people’s reviews or on the Lush websites, but I tried it and I approve.

It’s not the most intense scrub but it’s a nice scrub nonetheless.

As for the rest of my experience, the scent it very subtle. If you usually find Lush products to be a little too heavily scented, you might like this one. If you like a fully fragranced bath, you might be a little disappointed.

As for colour, there isn’t one. The water turns slightly milky. Once more, it depends what you’re looking for. Personally, it makes me feel like I’m Cleopatra bathing in ass’s milk. (Oh my ! that sounds terrible in English. It’s much better in French.)

I thought that I could get more than one bath out of this Cauldron, so I let it melt for a while and then let it dry on the side before putting it back in its paper sachet. I read somewhere that someone was getting about 3 baths out of one Ceridwen’s Cauldron.

This bath melt is also supposed to be hydrating for the skin, thanks to the cocoa butter it contains, and meant to be great for sensitive skin (and I did see on their website that it’s one of the products that contains the biggest percentage of natural ingredients with only two exceptions (perfume and laureth-4)).

So maybe I shouldn’t have tried to get more than one bath out of it, but I didn’t find it particularly good for my skin. I did’t really find it nourishing, and my skin was even a little itchy afterwards.

So all in all, I’m not too sure what to think. I really wanted to love this bath melt but I think that I sadly don’t. I’m not quite convinced enough to repurchase it or recommend it to someone.

However, I’ve read that many people found this Cauldron magical for it’s soothing, softening and nourishing effect on the skin. So maybe my skin just doesn’t like one of the ingredients.

But what’s for sure is that I’ll use what I have left of it in one of my next baths, and if my second experience should be different from this one, I’ll be sure to update this post.

Have you tried it ? I’d love to know other people’s opinion !


  • I purchased this for a friend of mine and she loved it! The lady at the store told me to use the sachet as a scrub and I think it was written on the little plate next to the product as well. I think I might like this one so I’ll give it a try 🙂

    Cheryl | SwissBeautyTalk

    • Have you tried it in the end ? I’m sorry for such a late reply, apparently Disqus has been hiding comments from me :/