*Salt and Peppermint Bark (v), Jason and the Argan Oil (v), Soft Coeur (contains honey), Pumice Power (v), Miles of Smiles (v) Veganese (v) Dirty Deal (discontinued)
When you think of Lush, you most likely think bath bombs, bubble bars and face masks (don’t we all) but since losing my bath in the move I’ve really started to explore some other Lush goodness and have instead found myself in love with their shower gels, soaps, scrubs, and all the other bits and bobs they hide away in there. Don’t get me wrong, I still sniff every single bath bomb and dream of the day Liam and I will move to a place with a bath – but my favourites are no longer bath potions. Here’s some you should be trying:
I have a whole post about the Miles of Smiles Toothy Tabs that I’ve come to love, but they now have a whole range of foamy delights to make your tooth-brushing much less boring. Though the taste is initially a little odd (If you’ve ever tried baking soda tooth paste you’ll know the feeling), I actually much prefer the taste of these- refreshing but not overpowering. And although each tab looks tiny, they definitely pack enough of a punch to leave your mouth feeling infinitely cleaner, teeth whiter and your breath fresher. Next on my list of wants are Boom! and Oral Pleasure.
Just about all of Lush’s foot care is on my list of wants, but pumice power is a product until I saw Becky Bedbug mention it a while ago and knew I had to find one. It’s a fresh, citrusy little foot scrub (much preferable to the standard peppermint scent of most footcare), and it leaves your feet feeling sparkly clean and smooth. I personally prefer using it after using one of my foot files (shudder) for that super super soft post-pedicure feel. Although it’s a scrub it’s also perfect if you have sensitive skin as it doesn’t cross that line of too scrubby, a bonus for all.
Or really any of Lush’s shampoo. I’ve tried a couple over the years and I’ve recently settled back with Jason And The Argan Oil – if you’re a Rose Jam fan you’ll love it. It’s a fairly heavy duty shampoo packed full of conditioning ingredients which is fab if like me you’ve battere your hair over the years. It does mean I sometimes need to wash my hair a little more often but the benefit it’s had for my hair more than makes up for it. Some other favourites of mine are Honey I Washed My Hair* and New, which my best friend introduced me too ages ago.
*Not strictly vegan as it contains Honeycomb and Honey but I’ve used it in the past.
Again, or really any of their conditioners. I currently use Veganese which is a lovely lightweight conditioner which has fixed up my irritated scalp and balances the fact I use a pretty intense shampoo without skipping out on the conditioning part. Another all time fave of mine is Jungle, which my best friend and I took to Zante with us in 2012 and it will forever remind me of trying to scrub sand out of my mane. I also love the scent of American Cream and desperately want to give it a go.
Shower Scrubs and Powders
When Dirty Deal was still going I ended up trying it out, intrigued by the idea of a shower powder. As it turns out it was messy as hell but other than that was a delight. Softening, gently exfoliating and divine smelling I so, so badly want to try out their other shower powders (though I may never run out of Dirty Deal, it lasts forever). Speaking of gentle exfoliants I feel like their scrubs go a little unmentioned amongst their products and they’re some that I love. The Rough With The Smooth is a favourite of mine though my bathroom is currently stocked with the festive Salt and Peppermint Bark, a refreshingly gentle scrub that’s an absolute pleasure to use.
I’m sure I’ve missed out masses (more excuse to blow Christmas spends in Lush, I suppose) – are there any other rarely mentioned products I should be trying?