Look out LUSH! Although the oh-so-cool couple behind Haus of Gloi, “purveyors of fine vegan bathing goods”, aren’t looking into world domination just yet…they’re about to launch some yummy-looking bathtub “fings” (looking being the operative word) out of their home. If you’ve tried LUSH bath bombs/ bath ballistics which are fizzy things you drop in the tub (watch my LUSH Golden Wonder demo here to sort of give you an idea), Butterbombs will be HOG’s version of those mixed with butter for softness and a little bit of a bubble bar effect. HOG butterbombs won’t just fizz, there’ll be some yummy gourmande aromatherapy (which they do ohhh so well) and hydrating benefits, too as for soap I don’t know how much soap will be in it. The butterbombs are going to be the first new HOG attraction launching together with the Valentines collection this Jan.27 Noon PST time. Stop drooling, these are bathing goods not bathing foods, they’re vegan hence complete free of “nasties”.
“Toss these little scoops in hot bath water for a fizzy, slightly foamy and decadently moisturizing bath. Crumble under running bath water for best results!” -HOG
Butterbomb Scents being launched on Jan. 27:
TOASTED / “Reminiscent of warm milk, aromatic rice and burnt sugar.”
WHITE BLUEBERRY / “Blueberries awash with white vanilla sugar, cream and a sprig of white thyme.”
TONIC #3 / “A clean and green blend of: parsley, peppermint, howood, petitgrain, kaffir leaf, bergamot and dry gingergrass.”
BITTER CHOCOLATE / “An accord with supporting notes of cocoa c02 and a gentle touch of coffee co2.”
A SIMPLE ROSE / “Bulgarian rose absolute supported by Egyptian geranium in a base of amyris wood.”
I’ve raved about Haus of Gloi before and have purchased bubbling scrubs from them 4 times over the last 3 years. I pay with credit card and wait for my order to arrive in 3 weeks from the U.S. via standard parcels at the Makati post office, I pay Php40 tax. These butterbombs will come wrapped in foil to protect them in transit from humidity. I suggest if you’re going to get these, get them now while the local weather is surprisingly still chilly, to avoid melting issues in the summer. What’s making me want my own set of butterbombs so bad is they’re looking like scoops of very well-chilled ice cream, that don’t melt in your hand of course.
Haus of Gloi is a small Etsy-ish sort of bathing goods business run by vegans, Matt and Briton. Their Etsy shop is just a supporting outlet for the online store when they go on vacay, their Etsy shop is not the main operating Haus of Gloi site. Briton is still trying her hand and experimenting with these “bath cookies”.
Briton’s actually injured her hand for now with too much butterbomb molding, so we may have to wait awhile for the next batch to come around. On the other hand, (literally) these bath cookies for later on are still being developed and fine tuned. Follow Haus of Gloi via their blog, HOG’s Facebook page, and Twitter @hausofgloi. Once again, to reiterate, the Haus of Gloi Valentines Collection and their new Butterbombs will go live for ordering on the Haus of Gloi main site on January 27, 2013 NOON PST time.