Lush launches 'Saltburn' bathbomb inspired by 'traumatising' bathtub scene

by 24britishtvFeb. 3, 2024, 3 p.m. 21
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Saltburn is one of the most talked-about films of the year - and there's one scene in particular that sticks out.

The film stars Barry Keoghan as troubled Oxford student Oliver Quick, who is infatuated by his fellow pupil Felix Catton (Jacob Elordi). Felix invites Oliver to his family estate, Saltburn, for the summer - and it turns out to be a summer he'll never forget.

There's one scene in particular that left many viewers "traumatised". After witnessing Felix pleasuring himself while in the bath, Oliver secretly drinks the water his friend had ejaculated in as it gurgles down the plug hole.

The social media reaction was immense - with one person taking to X, formerly Twitter, to write: "What on earth is this bathtub scene? Why is he? Ew," while another added: "No one warned me about the bathtub scene. Borderline traumatised."

But while some viewers felt uncomfortable watching the scene, others found the aspect less displeasing, with one person saying: "That scene in Saltburn where he drinks his bathwater is romantic tbh," and another adding: "I personally found the bath scene in Saltburn hot."

Various retailers have since begun selling candles that claim to be 'Jacob Elordi's bath water'-scented - and now Lush has taken it one step further. The British cosmetics retailer has launched the Saltbomb - a bathbomb inspired by the BAFTA-nominated thriller.

The limited edition bathbomb, which retails at £5, creates "salty, milky bath water" - but doesn't contain any traces of bodily fluids. But there's no doubting the bathbomb has been inspired by the eye-opening scene.

The description reads: "Lap it up, Saltbomb's salty, milky bath water is fit for a stately splurge. This salt doesn't burn, it's a soothing blend of coconut milk powder, mineral-rich coarse sea salt, while sharing a fragrance with our all-year-round moisturising bubble bar, Milky Bath.

"Feel like Hollywood royalty with this limited edition bath bomb that never kills the groove, leaving the bather with silky smooth bath water they'll want to treasure every last drop of."

Going all out with the advertisement for this product, Lush even got their models to pose as if they were Oliver. The Lush inventors said: "It felt like all of a sudden everyone was talking about how much they love milky bath water and, at Lush, we totally agree!

"Bath time self-care looks different for everyone, whether you love a silent soak, a rave and bathe, or just a moment of pure self love. That's why we have over 60 different bath bombs and bubble bars - from the calming waters of Twilight, to the sensual Sex Bomb.

"Whatever your bath time looks like, we've got you - just remember to lock the door if you're sharing a bathroom."

Lush's limited edition Saltbomb is available online and via the Lush app while stocks last.

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