I finally made it to a Lush store…
Ever since I started blogging I have read the 5 star reviews on the items for Lush. I was excited to get into the store and try out some of the products.
I do like the fact that Lush uses fresh and organic products to create some of the items in their shops.
I picked up a few items to see what all the hype was about. I always keep in mind, just because something does wonders for others does not mean that I am going to love it!!
I got their new soap called Neon Love, which I am hoping it lasts quite awhile considering it was $6.12 for 0.1951b. It costs $31.40 per lb, so to preserve what little I have I will break it down into pieces. I know your probably thinking “Well, why did you buy it if you thought it was too much?”. I bought it because it smells so damn good! It is a mix of passion fruit and cinnamon.
I also purchased their charity pot. The unique thing about Lush’s charity pot is that 100% of the purchase price is donated to grassroots charities around the world. Which I think is pretty awesome. On top of all that goodness it smells really good! Can you tell I am a sucker for things that smell amazing? This lotion is made with organic cocoa butter, almond oil, and ylang ylang. The little pot costs $5.95 and the larger pot costs $22.95.
As soon as I saw this bath bomb I knew I couldn’t leave the store without it. This is the Phoenix Rising bath bomb. I love the colors and the scent is apple cinnamon. I wasn’t aware that each bath bomb has a story behind it. The purpose or meaning of this bath bomb is to always keep the belief that great things can rise out the ashes, just like the mythical phoenix! One of Lush’s statements is that “We believe in the right to make mistakes, lose everything and start again.” This bath bomb costs $6.95.
I was intrigued by their massage bars. I picked up the Close to You massage bar, it’s made with a mix of butters and a vanilla scent. And yes, you guessed it, this massage bar smells divine!! I thought this would be fun to share with my hubby. Since it is a massage bar it can be easily smooshed in between your hands for use. I am also considering breaking this down into pieces because it melts so easily and I think you could get more uses out of it that way. Also be sure that if you purchase a massage bar that you keep it somewhere cool. This costs $7.95.
I picked up some FUN for my son. This stuff screams FUN!! It can be used as a moldable toy, soap, shampoo, or even for a bubble bath. I think this will liven up bath times. The blue FUN is made with Moroccan chamomile and lavender oils which are known to be soothing. This costs $6.95.
The woman that gave me a full tour of the store swore by the Ocean Salt so she gave me a free sample. The sample jar holds a little more than a tablespoon and you only need a teaspoon of it to scrub your face. I tried this out last night as soon as we got home and I FELL IN LOVE!!!! It really does make your skin glow and this stuff does taste like the ocean. I know that sounds weird but some got on my lips and I tasted it and it tastes just like the ocean, which I think is amazing!! It is made with coconut, lime, and sea salt. It costs $21.95 for 4.2 oz and $35.95 for 8.8 oz.
The burning question, Is all of this worth it?
For these 5 items it cost $37.14 and yes, my eyes got really big when she announced my total. Yeah, look, I get it their stuff is “fresh and organic” but there are other shops out there that make the same products but for less. I think Lush is the soap version of Sephora or MAC. To me, it is a high end soap store. And yes, I get that their items are handmade and all that feel good stuff but, again, there are other shops out there that sell similar stuff for half the price. I know you are wondering “Well if it’s not worth it, then why did you buy all this stuff?” I bought it all because when you are in the moment and the sales people are telling you all the benefits, you succumb to some pretty outrageous things. One of my friends, who I won’t name (but you know who you are), bought a lip scrub and was kicking herself later for spending the $10 when it is something that could be made at home. In fact, I made my own lip scrub HERE with products that I have on hand everyday. Bottom line, I think Lush products are overpriced. After reading through their catalog I realized that some of their products contain parabens which a lot of companies, especially ones that claim to be “fresh and organic”, have cut out parabens from their ingredients completely. Why? Because parabens have been found to imitate the hormone estrogen which can cause problems in young girls such as hormone disruption. Also, parabens have been found in breast tissue that has developed cancerous cells. It’s not proof that parabens cause cancer but the possibility and the risk is still present. I always find it interesting when companies are fresh and organic but they use synthetic preservative in some of their products. That defeats the purpose in my opinion.
Even though their products smell divine, I won’t be buying from them again.
More information on Parabens also Google parabens if you like, there is a lot of information out there.
What do you think of Lush?