I like Bliss. Or I want to like Bliss. I can't decide. The packaging is fun, the marketing is smart and some of the products are great. But then I tried Bliss Lemon + Sage Soapy Suds Body Wash + Bubble Bath. It didn't win me over like their campaign.

I tried Bliss Lemon + Sage Soapy Suds Body Wash + Bubble Bath by mistake, actually. I had just arrived on a late flight to my hotel, and Bliss was the toiletries offered. I was so tired but so beat from the day of traveling that all I wanted to do was take a hot bath. So I ran the water and noticed the product by the tub. Oh, amazing, I thought, considering I didn't bring any sea salts with me (yes, that's right. Sometimes I travel with sea salts, weird I know). Anyway, I poured half of it in, let the water run and soaked. The bubbles didn't last long but it did smell lemony and sagey. And it felt great, or maybe it was the bath. Then I looked at the ingredients and completely felt like I needed to take a shower to rinse off the bath water.

Bliss Lemon + Sage Soapy Suds Body Wash + Bubble Bath has aloe barbeardensis leaf juice and the chemical compound that has vitamin E but that's all the good that comes out of it. So it is soothing, very soothing actually, but there's too many chemicals in here that makes it something you want to have in your skin for a long period of time. In fact, I was hoping there'd be some natural essential oils. Instead, there was fragrance. And limonene. And chemicals.

It's not the best body wash but it's not the worst. Believe me, I've seen the worst and I would rather use this than some out there. In fact, I would use this over some of the bars of soap some manufacturers are making. But I probably wouldn't bathe with this product again.


Water Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamide DEA, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Tocopheryl Acetate, Limonene, Sodium Chloride, Glycerin, Fragrance (Parfum), Citral, Sorbitol, Citric Acid, Decylene Glycol, Benzophenone-4, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Blue 1 (CI 42090).