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How to Reduce Packaging Waste with Lush

Looking for a way to reduce your waste this Christmas? Look no further.

When it comes to packaging this Christmas, less is more, and none is even better.

Excess packaging is everywhere during the holiday season: from dinner with all the trimmings, to clothing, cosmetics and toys. And although businesses and governments are making progress by eliminating items like plastic bags and straws, there’s still a long way to go. Loads of excess packaging is ending up in our landfills and oceans. As consumers, one way we can reduce our impact is by choosing zero and low waste items wherever possible and that includes during Christmas. So, we said we would make it easy for you to shop, wash and gift ethically. 

More than 35 percent of our products are totally unpackaged, or as we like to say, naked. That includes our iconic Golden Pear Soap and cult classic Christmas faves , who have been updated to have a naked counterpart too. Our passion for reducing packaging starts in our labs, where our Product Inventors challenge themselves to come up with naked alternatives to traditionally packaged products. Whether you’re looking to make a naked swap in your skincare, haircare or shower routine, or start your loved ones on their packaging-free journey, we’ve got you covered. 

Skincare

Bûche De Noël Face And Body Cleanser is made with brightening mandarins, vitamin-rich cranberries and a drop of toning brandy and is the perfect way to keep your skin feeling fresh and looking radiant during the party season. 
Looking to keep skin skin soft and supple during the wintery months? Once Upon A Time Naked Body Lotion contains our ethically sourced shea butter, cocoa butter, and murumuru butter to keep your skin hydrated and smooth. 

Go for gold with the sweet suds of Yog Nog Naked Shower Gel.

Haircare

Want your hair to look good, but hate the thought of plastic bottles? We get it. 

Every year, Americans use 552 million plastic shampoo bottles. That’s a huge amount of waste that’s potentially ending up in our landfills and oceans. But what if we could eliminate them entirely? Enter solid shampoo bars: these concentrated pucks come in a variety of formulations for different hair needs and will outlast three 8 oz bottles of liquid shampoo! That’s a win for the environment and your wallet, too.

Of course, we’ve also got solid conditioner bars like our fan fave Jungle to replace even more plastic bottles in your shower and leave hair silky smooth.

Bath and shower

Where you might otherwise find bottles of liquid bath oil, jars of body scrubs and overpackaged soap, we’ve got naked options to help you reduce your waste while still filling your shower with fab lifestyle products that actually work.

Our naked bath treats like bath oils, bath bombs and bubble bars treat your body and mind to a gorgeous soak in the tub, without any unnecessary waste. Even the shimmery and scrubby bits are plastic-free and biodegradable, so you can feel good about what you’re rinsing down the drain. Yog Nog Naked Shower Gel is your favorite scent, undressed. This caramel perfection is limited edition but is the perfect way to wash away any Christmas party regrets you might have. Yes, you may have said something embarrassing to your boss, but when you smell this good? Who cares? Snow Fairy Naked Body Conditioner is here to sprinkle some magic onto your tired skin. This solid, waste-free wonder leaves your skin feeling soft and smooth. 

But wait, there’s more

Stripping away excess packaging is a fabulous way to reduce your environmental impact, but the benefits don’t stop there.

Going away this Christmas? Our naked products are also convenient travel buddies because they’re naturally leak-proof, so you can say goodbye to messy surprises in your suitcase. Just throw your favorite naked products in your carry-on bag and enjoy breezing through airport security with a gorgeous fragrance in your wake. Check out our round, oval and square reusable tins as a handy way to store and transport your naked goods without additional waste like plastic bags.

As an added bonus to reducing waste, all our solid, naked inventions are naturally self-preserving too, meaning they don’t need any synthetic preservatives to stay fresh.

Ready for a nude awakening? Browse all of our naked products online or visit your local store. You can always chat with our Customer Care team at 1-888-733-5874 to see what naked products are best for you.