I think it's safe to say that I'm obsessed with LUSH products. I've yet to try them all but I'm already hooked on their Sweet Lips Lip Scrub ($9.95) and their Lemony Flutter Cuticle Butter ($16.95), and a body butter was next on my "LUSH products to try" list. I decided to try out their Aqua Mirabilis Body Butter ($10.95) because I wanted something that was moisturizing and exfoliating, but their top selling exfoliating body butter, Buffy ($11.95), was so abrasive that it actually irritated my sensitive skin.
For those of you who don't know, a body butter is basically lotion in a solid form. You are supposed to use it under water, either while taking a bath or a shower, rub it all over you skin and pat yourself dry with a towel. There's no need for you to apply lotion after you towel off because by then the body butter will have sunk into your skin, leaving you moisturized. I figured this would be a good alternative to liquid lotion during my vacation because this way I wouldn't have to worry about TSA's 3 fl. oz rule.
I used this body butter during my time spent at the Disney World hotel, which unfortunately does not provide any lotions, so that means that I used it a total of 5 times. And within those 5 times, the body butter had already dissolved into a tiny sliver that can now be used for approximately 2-3 more washes. I was really disappointed by how quickly this product could be used up because I feel like it was insanely overpriced for something that could only be used a couple of times.
Aside from that disappointment, there were some good points. First of all, the body butter was definitely exfoliating. The grounded almond shells were abrasive enough to buff off any dry and dull skin, but gentle enough to not cause any irritation. Another part of the product that I was happy about was that it was actually moisturizing. At first I was skeptical that a solid lotion bar that is used in the shower could be very moisturizing, but after I toweled myself dry I could feel how soft my skin was, like I had actually applied lotion.
Overall, I would not repurchase or recommend this product. Even though it's exfoliating and moisturizing, it's definitely not worth the money since it disintegrates so quickly! If you do the math, $10.95 divided by 8 uses is about $1.37 a use, which is totally over my budget. While it cuts down the time I spend applying lotion to my body after I shower, I'd rather save the money and take the time. I think as an alternative, I'll just purchase a regular body scrub and continue to use my tried and true liquid lotions.