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Why I Love LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics

Updated on November 7, 2011

What's to love about LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics? Everything!

I'm an addict. A Lushie. A product junkie. Whatever you want to call it, I can't get enough of LUSH Cosmetics, and I am not alone! LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics produces unique bath and beauty products featuring fresh, natural ingredients including real fruits, vegetables, and herbs! Many of their products are sold "naked" (without packaging) and are animal-friendly! If you haven't joined the ranks of we-who-drool-over-Ocean-Salt, read on and see what you've been missing!

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What is LUSH, and why are they so amazing?

LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics started in 1994, but the owners have been making natural cosmetics since the 1970s. They use organic ingredients, low or no packaging, and, most uniquely, carry solid versions of bath and beauty products that are usually liquid (shampoo, bubble bath, massage oil), thus saving on packaging and preservatives.

LUSH is a highly ethical company, rejecting animal testing and bad environmental practises, and they even have an in-store recycling program! Not only that, but their products are high quality, very effective, smell amazing, have quirky names, and look cute!

LUSH sells their products online and in retail locations all over the world!

  • LUSH is against animal testing. All LUSH products are not tested on animals. Not only that, but they make sure that the supplies they source are also not tested on animals.
  • LUSH products are vegetarian (and mostly vegan!) LUSH soaps and other products to not contain any animal fats or other non-vegetarian additives. About 70% of their products also do not contain any animal products whatsoever (vegan). The non-vegan components include beeswax, honey, and eggs.
  • LUSH products are natural, fresh, and organic. LUSH products contain real, fresh (sometimes whole) fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Their products come with stickers that state the date the product was made, who made it, and when it should be used by. They use almost all natural ingredients, using what they refer to as "safe synthetics" when necessary.
  • LUSH products are so, so good to your skin and hair. A lot of the publicity LUSH gets is over its amazing scents and fun bubble baths and bath bombs, but (speaking as someone with psoriasis, and terribly dry, frustratingly bad skin) their soaps, lotions, and hair products are amazingly good for your skin health. They really know their stuff, and trust me, your skin will thank you!

The Most Adored LUSH Products

a few of LUSH's best sellers!

These are the products that turn people into LUSH addicts and keep them coming back for more! Of course, this is just the tip of the iceberg. Many more LUSH treats await!

Ocean Salt Cleanser

Ocean Salt is an amazing exfoliant, and it smells like a fresh, fruity cocktail!

Buffy Body Butter

LUSH Body Butters are used in the shower or bath after cleansing, sort of like an in-shower lotion. Just smooth the bar over your body and rinse off. Buffy contains ground rice and adzuki beans for excellent exfoliation as it moisturizes!

Karma Soap

Karma is one of LUSH's most popular signature scents, and they carry many different Karma products, including perfume! Many LUSH fans absolutely swear by Karma soap!

Dream Cream

This is my personal must-have product. Super softening, smells great, and really helps calm dry, irritated skin.

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LUSH Solid Shampoo & Conditioner

Zero-waste hair care products that work amazingly well!

LUSH sells shampoo and conditioner in solid bars, which are bought with no packaging (you take them home from the store in a small, compostable tree-free bag). Not only are they super eco-friendly, long-lasting (making them budget friendly), great for travel (no worries about spills and you can take them in your carry-on when flying), but they are also amazing for your hair and scalp! Everyone I know totally swears by LUSH's solid hair care line!

Godiva Solid Shampoo

One of LUSH's best-selling solid shampoos!

LUSH Bath Bombs

More fan-favorites!

LUSH is world famous for their bath bombs! They create bath bombs a wide variety of scents, colors, and shapes!

Big Blue Bath Bomb

Big Blue is one of my favorites! It turns the water a lovely bright blue, smells great, and leaves my skin feeling healthy and wonderful!

Butterball Bath Bomb

Butterball is full of rich, moisturizing cocoa butter, and has a delicious caramel-like scent!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I have a serious Lush addiction. This is worse than heroin, but I have to have it. My favorites right now are: Sacred Truth Facial Mask, Mint Julips Lip Scrub, Honey Trap Lip Balm, It Started with A Kiss Lip Balm, The Kiss Lip Gloss, Imogen Rose Solid Perfume, Alkmmar Soap, Peachy Peach Massage Bar, Vanilla Dee-Light Hand & Body Lotion, ULtraBland Facial, Full of Grace Facial Serum, Cleanser/Makeup Remover, Angels on Bare Skin Cleanser, The Comfortor Bubble Bar, Rose Jam Bubbleroon, Volcano Foot Mask, Rehab Shampoo, American Cream Conditioner......I could go on. Somebody Please HELP ME!! I can't live without this stuff :)

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      Kim 4 years ago from Yonkers, NY

      Angel Blessed. Love the Lens & Love Lush!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @cuteordeath: I do lol, I keep a scrapbook and put all the stickers you get from the products , so so stupid but such a good idea lol

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      cuteordeath 6 years ago

      @Zodiacimmortal: Awesome! ^_^ Nice to meet another LUSH fanatic! ;D

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      Kim 6 years ago from Yonkers, NY

      OMG!! I am so adding this to the Featured Lenses on MY Lush Lens I just started started!!!

      (tho not published yet)

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      cuteordeath 6 years ago

      @anonymous: Haha, I should start doing that. ^^

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I circle all the things I've used in my Lush Times!