As soon as you reach Lush’s website, you feel the fun. It’s happy, lively, and brings out the kid in you. It’s like…comic book meets eco-friendly meets the bathtub, all in one. This graphic from their website pretty much sums up all the great things I love about them:
The graphic pretty much says it all. They get fresh produce delivered, which gets peeled, chopped, juiced, and all that other food-ie stuff. And by “they,” I mean the people you see on the products, at right. Want to know who handmade your product? You can find their smiling face right on the bottle (a little strange, but kind of nice?). Lush is environmentally conscious and actually tests their products on human volunteers (novel idea, huh? testing products for humans,on humans?). And they give back to various charities via their Charity Pots, a unique product that’s developed for each charity. All the proceeds from Charity Pots get donated, which is awesome! I loves me some companies that give back.
Know what else I love? I mean, LOVE? The fizzy little man that came in my gift pack! (The white, round thing at left). You put the Emotibomb (technical term for the fizzy little man) on the floor of your shower and he fizzes up, releasing the yummiest citrus scent you’ll ever smell. It was delish! Like being transplanted to a citrus grove, but all steamy and wonderful, too. I don’t get to take baths very often, so having this for the shower was awesome! It lasted for a pretty long shower (but probably would’ve made it for 2 shorter ones…ah, we’ll never know!).
The entire Happy giftpack was so yummy. My second favorite was the Lemslip, a lemony cross between a soap and a gel. Of course, it smelled lemony and fresh, which was great, but it also left my skin smooth, soft – it didn’t even need lotion when I got out of the shower. It’s a really rich, nice creamy-gel that can be used at room temperature, or you can chill it (I couldn’t wait to dig in, so mine didn’t get chilled!). It’s quite the unique product, definitely worth trying out.
I also got a shower gel (the Olive Branch) and a hair and body gel (Happy Hippy). I liked the grapefruit scent of the Happy Hippy (I’m no hippy, far from, so I questioned whether I’d like a product named Happy Hippy, but sure enough, I did!). The hair and body gel had some more complex scents that I found to be a bit masculine, so I left that for hubs to test. The other thing that came in the pack, the Sandstone Soap was fun. It’s actually got a layer of sand on top, a great exfoliator. Oh, and it works perfectly to scrub grass stains off of your feet after you mow the lawn barefoot. That genius move was performed by hubs. I was happy to have a soap to de-green his feet!
The only thing I really fault with Lush is that their products contain sulfates and parabens, which are some nasty buggers. I was pretty surprised to find that they use them, giving how eco-conscious they are. I’m thinking that might be something to look for in the future from them, sulfate and paraben free products. They’ll be a homerun once those are out of their goodies! I still love that the packaging is so bright and fun (and green friendly!) – have a look:
I really enjoyed these bath products. I’ll be asking for some more of the Emotibombs, for sure (hubs, are you reading?). If you’ve got a citrus fan to shop for, the Happy gift would be perfect!