We were at our local mall last year when my girls dragged me into a new storefront that had recently opened; called Lush. Or Lush Cosmetics. Or something like that.
Anyway, it was a fateful event. The store had all these natural soaps on a display table in large shapes. If you found a soap you’d like, they will cut off a chunk, weigh it and wrap it up for you. Kind of like a soap deli. Oh. I happen to have taken a photo:
Although I’ve been a Dr. Bronner’s loyalist for about 30 years, I’m was convinced by my daughters to try something new. And I’m glad I did. I’m hooked.
Some notes: (* all soap images are from Lush)
I’ve been washing my face with this soap and the results are amazing. It is very soft and doesn’t really lather, but leave my skin smooth and moisturized. I think years of using Dr. Bronnner’s on my face was causing perpetual breakouts. Ro’s Argan actually seems to be healing the situation. As my friends across the pond would say, it’s a bit dear.
Oh, trippy thing; Sue and I went back and bought a large piece and decided to cut it in half, to make it fit into the shower better. Although the surface of the soap is brown, it was a creamy white on the inside… And then it slowly started to turn brown.
Just tried this one out this morning. OMG, incredible scent. A little berry-ish, and a bit like Earl Grey. Sounds funky, but it was really nice.
We’ve been using Maypole in the shower for the last month. In fact, we just took it out of service this morning. Minty, but not overpowering. A great soap.
The soap that started this madness, this was my first purchase. Wonderful citrus scent, with citrus peels incorporated.
Refreshing, but the blue coloring will cover everything. Your skin, the shower walls. But it washes right off.
Sue really liked this one. I thought it was like washing with a pumice stone. Nice scent, but a bit too rough for me.
We’ve bought this one, but haven’t used it yet. Like everything we’ve bought from Lush, it smells great.
OK. The sales associates at Lush are very well practiced at showing their customers other products they might enjoy. This is one example. Seeing the benefit of Argan oil on my face, I thought I’d give this Shampoo Bar a try.
I had never tried a shampoo bar before, but it turns out, it really works well. I might be converted. Seems more efficient than liquid shampoos, and with one or two wipes across my scalp, there is ample lather. I will probably try a different variety next time. This has a pleasant rose scent, but… rose scent.
They have loads of other stuff I don’t really care about. I’m all about the soaps, baby!