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Archive - September 2012 (clear)
Fresh is more than a name or gimmick here at LUSH; it’s at the core of who we are.
We’ve always focused on creating innovative products with the best and freshest ingredients possible, and we’ll continue in our adventures in cosmetics to create inventive and effective alternatives to the ordinary.
LUSH products are freshly made by hand, but you probably knew that by now. Although there have been enough questions over the years that we know some of you are quite convinced that our products are made by Oompa Loompas! The factories where are our products are made are magical; but there are very real people behind each and every product. The face stickers reveal the very person who crafted your soap, shower gel, and body lotion.
When the fresh fruits and vegetables get delivered- including vodka, honey and chocolate our neighbors may wonder if we are in fact making delectable goodies, and not soap. The honey and chocolate gets blended into delectable goodies, but goodies made for your bath and body.
We like to use the finest ingredients and we have Buyers who seek to find the best honey, chocolate, seaweed, and even organic vegan stout from around the world. If you consider an ingredient good enough to eat, then it makes perfect sense that it would be good enough for your body. There is no need for us to employ squirrels to sort out the good nuts from the bad, we buy only the best nuts and nut oils from suppliers we investigate and trust....
"I don't think people pay enough attention to their lips." - Rowena Bird, LUSH Co-founder and product inventor
Technically speaking, lips can be defined as a visible mouth organ. (Note: this does not then make them a harmonica.) We use them to help us intake food, and to articulate words and communicate. Lips are full of nerve endings, and are sensitive to touch, warmth and cold. They also play a major role in kissing and all that follows. Whether you like it soft, hard, passionate, intense or long - we can think of a few good reasons to make caring for your lips an important part of your daily skin care.
Check out these fine facts:
Moves like Jagger: A typical French kiss uses 29 facial muscles. Which helps to explain once again the many benefits of the Mediterranean diet.
Does the body good: A kiss can quicken your pulse up to 100 beats in a minute, and for a more intense workout, passionate kissing can burn up to 6.4 calories a minute, (or 600 calories an hour). We can imagine there were quite a few volunteers for this research study!
With the touch of your lips: 100 times more sensitive than the tips of your fingers, the sensitivity of our lips brings new meaning to the phrase, "aching to touch".
Take one and call us in the morning: Right now honey, I have a headache! Kissing can relieve headaches. It creates relaxation, which...
Who doesn’t want sex appeal? If cars and gadgets (even refrigerators, but we think it’s what’s inside that counts), flaunt their curves and sex appeal, what person wouldn’t want to be desired too?
We live in a social culture and it's natural to covet the power to interest, and attract others. Various studies suggest that very few animals apart from humans partake in sexual activity for any reason than reproduction. They don’t know what they’re missing. Some mating behaviors are born into us as part of our genetic makeup but the depth of our sexual activity means that we are attracted to our mates for a variety of reasons.
Sexual attraction is largely based on the senses- looks, smells and sounds. We can’t all look, smell, and sound exactly the same, and everyone is attracted to different features anyway- why try to look exactly the same as someone else? Marilyn Monroe is still regarded as one of the sexiest women ever, but not every Norma Jean can, or should be a Marilyn.
In fact, the effect of pleasant fragrances and smell make women and men more attractive to potential partners more than any other sense. If you’re trying to attract a mate or tantalize an existing one, you may want to try using aphrodisiacs. Named after Aphrodite, (the Greek goddess of sexual love and beauty), aphrodisiacs act on the mind to increase sexual desire.
Expensive and very rare, jasmine has been used as an aphrod...
There are some products that strike a universal chord with LUSH fans. These products have armies of devoted followers who couldn't live without them.
But these products aren't ones that a team of marketers have chosen. They are your favorites you tell us you love them on the Forum, on Facebook, Twitter, in the LUSH Times, and even on your home video reviews on YouTube! We love hearing these great comments so please keep 'em coming and we'll carry on trying to add to the list of LUSH Favorites!
If you've ever met Mark Constantine, you'll understand why his Forum name is Big (he's well over six feet tall!) Seeing as he invented this volumizing sea salt, seaweed, lemon and lime shampoo, especially to suit his hair, we think it's a pretty fair deal that he got to name it after himself! It's fantastic and making your hair BIG and giving it more shine than you ever thought imaginable.
Angels on Bare Skin
Our heavenly lavender roll is a best-seller; if you've tried it you know why. We've taken a medieval recipe and blended ground almonds to gently scrub, with china clay to deeply cleanse. Generous helpings of rose and lavender oils do their magic balancing and soothing your skin. No matter how naughty you are, wash with this and your face will look simply angelic.
There’s a lot happening here at LUSH! Our loyal customers trust that we take our responsibility to environmental stewardship seriously. We’re always thinking of new and exciting ways to a green our products and our company. Environmental consciousness is a company-wide effort that flows from each employee into our luscious handmade products and ultimately to your homes. So you can relax and enjoy your bath knowing that we are already thinking about all the hard stuff.
At LUSH, we are committed to reducing our energy load and investing in renewable technology to make clean energy affordable for everyone. Most of our products are sold directly to you with minimal packaging or entirely without packaging. Why is this? Well, packaging is a big problem in our landfills so reducing the amount of materials we toss out in the trash is a no-brainer. Packaging also requires a lot of additional energy to produce and transport. At Lush, we are reducing our carbon footprint by not using packaging at all and by using recycled-only or compostable materials for the packaging that we do have.
As part of our energy initiative, we are proud of our partnership with Bullfrog Power, Canada’s largest renewable energy producer. Bullfrog's green electricity comes exclusively from wind and low-impact hydro facilities that meet or exceed Environment Canada's EcoLogo standard for renewable electricity, instead of from polluting sources like coal, oil, natural gas, and nuclear. A few other organizations alongside us in this partnership are the Canada Green Building Council, Greenpeace Canada, and the Clean Air...