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Lush Products Make Great Gifts

  • Mar 7, 2009
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I love Lush as a concept (fresh, handmade, eco-friendly) and as a seller of soaps and bath bombs, though I've had less luck with some of its face/toner and lotion products. Their soaps are gloriously colorful and glittery and fragrant and not all the same size/shape. 

Basically, Lush is one of my favorite places to go to get gifts--after all, some of its products are a little expensive for me to justify buying for myself (one bath bomb at $6 is good for one bath). However, they make great hostess gifts and are perfectly priced as such.

One warning: bath bombs are super cool, but it's best to buy the ones that don't have confetti or seaweed or some other non-soluble material inside. They "explode" in the water, releasing stuff everywhere that can clog your drain. I'd recommend, if you just have to have one of those, putting them inside the cut-off toe of a pair of pantyhouse before releasing the bath bomb in the water. This will contain any of the debris. Otherwise, they're totally worth getting.

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March 12, 2009
I love Lush's Dream Cream lotion and Sea Salt facial cleanser. Tons of my vegan friends also use their products. The Lush sales people totally know how to get you to buy: free samples of things you didn't know you needed or wanted but glad you ended up buying.
March 12, 2009
Oooh, thanks for the tip on those bath bombs. I've been cleaning up the debris like a fool! :P
March 12, 2009
I am a lush fanatic- I also love how they give you samples so you can try before you buy!
March 09, 2009
Yeah, I find them fairly irresistible but they can be messy. I also don't have a lot of pantyhose, so I usually grab a few of those free pantyhose cutoffs they let you use to try on shoes at Famous Footwear and Payless and other shoe stores.
March 08, 2009
Props on the great suggestion to contain the debris of the bath bombs. They always seemed a bit much to me!
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Lush is a company based in Poole, Dorset in the UK.  Lush produces a large array of beauty products from soaps, cosmetics, lotions to face masks using organic fruits and vegetables.

Lush is an environmentally friendly company that minimizes packaging on solid products by eliminating any packaging completely and only wrapping them in paper when you pay for the products at the counter.  In addition, Lush aims to keep their freshness in products, which is why their inventory of any specific product at any time is relatively low.

Lush does not test its products on animals, nor does it purchase any products for use from companies who do test on animals.  Instead, their cosmetics and soaps are tested on volunteer humans before they are rolled out to Lush stores around the world.  As for purchasing from companies who test on animals, Lush does not discriminate against companies who have previously tested on animals but have since stopped.  By doing this, this gives incentives for companies to stop testing on animals as of now.
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