Have you ever had a dream filled with unicorns, sugar and all things nice? To then be woken up and sorely disappointed? Well, the lovely folk at Lush have been busy little bees making such dreams a reality.
Since it’s establishment in 1995, Lush has been committed to only using fresh organic fruit and vegetables, the finest essential oils and safe synthetics within their handmade cosmetic products. All ingredients used are sourced only from companies who do not test on animals, and contain minimal or no preservatives. Some products even cater to all those vegans out there. This ongoing promise of quality is then combined with a certain creative genius that has merited many of Lush’s innovative products to be patented (or pending to be patented).
With only a few weeks left till Christmas, Lush is a one-stop-shop for gifts that won’t hurt your pocket, but will lift your good karma.
For this year’s festive season, Lush have put together a variety of quirky-packaged Christmas gift packs with a mixture of new products and old favourites. The House of Fun for instance, is jam-packed with value and is exactly what it’s name suggests – a whole lot of fun! For $24.95AUD, this gift pack comes with the Space Girl Bath Ballistic, Whoosh Shower Jelly, Party Popper Bath Ballistic and Rocket Reusable Bubble Bar. Lift up the paper flap just a fraction and the divine smells will be wafting up your nostrils. However, it was the Party Popper Bath Ballistic that really caught my attention. Bath Ballistics are balls, or in this case, triangles, full of essential oil goodness that dissolve in baths to rejuvenate the body and the mind. This particular Bath Ballistic is made of soap flakes and fresh honeydew melon, and an infusion of poppy candy crackling that makes the Party Popper Bath Ballistic shoot around the tub in a whirlwind of colour, making bath time fun for both kids and the inner child in all of us.
Another, the Festive Cheer gift pack ($13.50AUD), comes with the Sandy Santa Sugar Scrub and Ponche Shower Gel – two products that will make you glow after every shower. The cute Santa shaped scrub is a special mixture of sand and sugar that gently exfoliates dead skin cells while also toning overall skin appearance. The Ponche Shower Gel (Mexican for “punch”) is a celebration in itself. Giving off a scent of emulsifying seasonal fruits such as plums, oranges, cinnamon and vanilla, with a dash of tequila, this shower gel can be used as a body wash and as a shampoo, leaving you smelling exquisite and fruity.
If the massive variety on offer is making choices a little difficult or overwhelming, Lush has long been a leading maker of luxury handmade soaps and The Honey I Washed the Kids Soap is an absolute favourite! A creamy shaped star that smells of toffee and honey, this soap bar gives a lavishly buttery wash that moisturises and nourishes even the most tired of skins. The Honey I Washed the Kids Soap is available along with the Cinders Bath Ballistic in the Secret Santa gift pack for $9.95AUD.
With such great prices and irresistible products, it’s definitely safe to say that we here at The Zine are now complete suckers for anything and everything, LUSH.
To check out other gift ideas that will be met with smiles all round, head to your nearest Lush store or visit their online store here.