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Cinco de Mayo is sometimes mistaken as Mexican Independence Day, but that’s a whole other reason to celebrate on September 16.
May’s famous festival is an annual remembrance of an unlikely victory, May 5, 1862 in Puebla, Mexico. Successfully holding off the better-equipped French Army in the Battle of Puebla was indeed a cause for celebration; nowadays, north of the border, celebrating extends into a special day full of festivals, dancing, and appreciation for Mexican heritage and pride.
If you can’t get to Puebla this year, you can still enjoy a LUSH Fiesta:
Lively lemongrass will wake you up, but it’s the mango and avocado butters that really make You’ve Been Mangoed Bath Melt a great pick for a Cinco De Mayo soak. Mexican Mangos are among the country’s largest fruit exports--and considered a gold standard for their flavor. Though n...
It's that time of year again - nominations are now open for the 2013 LUSH Prize.
“The goal of the LUSH Prize - to encourage the scientific, regulatory and campaigning communities everywhere to focus their attention on animal-free safety testing - is still as important as ever. The 2012 winners were inspiring and ground breaking across all categories. We hope that this year's awards will be able to build on that momentum”. - Katy Brown, LUSH Prize
Every year, it is estimated that more than 100 million animals – including mice, rabbits and rats – are used in testing laboratories around the world. In our continued fight against animal testing, we want to support organizations working to replace testing on animals with scientifically valid alternatives. A partnership with Ethical Consumer; the awards are judged by an independent panel of expert judges from the scientific, academic, and campaigning communities.
2012 was the inaugural year of the LUSH Prize, and we're proud to say that it's the biggest international annual prize in the non-animal testing sector. Last year, £250,000 was distributed to 13 groups across eight countries. Winners included scientists in Italy and the USA, campaigners in Japan and India, young researchers in Denmark and the UK, and a filmmaker in Canada. A further...
In honor of all Mom's - human or furry, we're excited to share the story of Second Chances, our Charity Pot partner. Founder and Director, Brigette Williams joins the LUSH blog.
This Mother's Day, I am a Mom of two teenagers plus forty furry foster animals, most of which are infants. I celebrate my children and celebrate the life I am trying to offer to the babies that lost their Moms. In some way, I feel that I owe it to the Moms. Wildlife Moms are such wonderful and dedicated Moms.
When my children were a bit younger, I took them camping one weekend. That weekend played a key role in my thoughts of rehabilitating wildlife. There was a woman there that had just found two baby opossums. No one knew what to do or how to care for them. Not knowing that possessing any wildlife, even to care for it, was illegal, I took them with me; at least I had some background in caring for animals, as I have been a volunteer educator at our local zoo for almost 14 years. My children and I thoroughly enjoyed caring for "Peanut and Ginger" and we experienced our first bitter sweet release.
That was such a learning experience. I realized the critical need in our community and in 2010, founded the 100% volunteer 501c3 organization, Second Chances Wildlife Center. The need was for someone to help the often-overlooked and misunderstood wildlife. There simply was not ...
May is National Asparagus Month! A crown jewel of the spring crop, asparagus is enjoyed in cuisine around the world. It’s more than just a mouth-watering veggie with a ton of nutrients, though.
·1. 1. The name for asparagus comes from a Greek word, asparagos, which means “sprout” or “shoot”. This word was likely borrowed from the Persians, with their similar word of the same meaning, “asparag”.
· 2. After planting, asparagus is not usually harvested in the first 3 seasons, which helps the plant develop strong, sturdy roots. Generally, a plant that is tended well will produce for 15-20 years.
Just in time for Mother's Day, Jeff and Erica are back with their Quick Tips to help you pick out the perfect products and gifts to tell your Mum just how much you love her. Thanks Mum!
We've got a lovely bunch of limited edition products just for Mother's Day. It only seems fitting that we create a special range to show our appreciation for all that Mum's do. Erica's back and this time she's got a very special guest - her mum! Find out all about our blooming reusable bubble bar, The Mum!
We put special care into each gift we lovingly wrap by hand - we believe in making our Mums proud! Want to know the best way to make your mum happy? (Besides you of course.) Happiness: A bright cheery gift filled with uplifting citrus scents for spring showers. Plus, it has a functioning pinwheel... most of the time.
Want to see more LUSH Quick Tips for Mother's Day? Check out our YouTube channel....