Review: Lush Candy Cane soap – washing yourself with candy cane scent

This is a review for the Lush Candy Cane soap. This is a limited edition product for the holidays which I picked up in Japan.  In Japan, this is called “スウィーツシェフの野望” (Sweets Chef no Yabou, “The Ambition of the Sweets Chef”), which is yet another Japanese Lush product name which is unrelated to the original name!

In my experience, if I buy a Lush soap in the US or the UK, the SA will cut off a piece and weigh it for you. In Japan, most of the time the soap is already precut and prepackaged. This helped me make sure that I got both the light pink part and the dark red part of the soap.

What it does: (from
Inspired by all the candy shops in New York City (and with just the slightest of nods to a certain Charlie in a certain factory), Candy Cane Soap is everything you could ever want from a bar of soap. Our perfumer Simon captured the fragrance of a candy cane perfectly using English peppermint oil and the sweet, cherry scent of almond oil. It was probably thanks to the fact that he consumed his body weight in candy canes whilst making it. All in the name of research! Anyone who loves candy canes will love the scent of this soap. Invigorating and comforting at the same time; perfect for waking up in the shower on a winter morning. The aroma of English peppermint oil refreshes and revitalizes. 

Price: 2.75 GBP/100g, 6.95 USD/3.5oz, 650 JPY/100g
This translates to $0.04/g in the UK, $0.07/g in the US, and $0.08/g in Japan. Please remember that the Japanese Yen is currently at an all-time high.

Scent: Minty-herbally-sweet? Take the sweet-minty smell of a candy cane and mix it with the herbal scent that all Lush products have.  That’s what this smells like.


  • This soap really smells like candy canes to me. It smells not only of peppermint, but it also smells sweet
  • Like all Lush soaps, this is a good cleanser


  • The peppermint oil is a little strong, so be careful if you have sensitive skin
  • Like other Lush soaps, this does not have moisturizing properties. During the winter, I definitely need another moisturizer. Considering this is a limited edition product for the winter, it would have been nice if it were more moisturizing.

Note:  The dark red part of the soap contains more water and will melt faster than the pink part. Be careful to store this in a dry place.

Would I repurchase? Yes! I really liked the scent and it got me into a holiday mood!

This was the only Lush holiday product that I bought this year, but you can check out the other reviews that I’ve done in the past.

Angel’s Delight Soap

Buche de Noel Cleanser

Hope you enjoyed this review!
xoxo, K

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3 thoughts on “Review: Lush Candy Cane soap – washing yourself with candy cane scent”

  1. i don’t like using bar soap at all, but there is something about a bar of soap..i just wanna go buy a 12 pack of bar soap everytime i see a post like this one.
    sounds like this soap smells very naturally sweet smelling.
    happy holidays! 😀

  2. What a cute holiday scent!! I don’t shop as much at LUSH since it’s not very close to where I live, but that’s an interesting tidbit about the way they sell their soaps. 

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