Sunday, January 24, 2010

Lush Fresh (and Vegan) Handmade Cosmetics

I first fell in love with Lush Cosmetics when I lived in Portland, OR. I was excited beyond words to learn that they have a Lush here in Vienna also! They sell all sorts of fun bath and body products, lotions, lip gloss, bath bombs, shampoo and conditioner, and on and on. Many of their products are vegan and labeled such with either the word Vegan on the sign or a green dot. This information is very good to know before going in.

The company also has such an environmentally conscious business plan. They use very little packaging, everything you buy goes into a thin paper bag that identifies itself as recycled and compost-able. They do not test on animals at all, instead they test on themselves! Their mission statement, located on their shopping bag (if you decide to take one!) also clarifies their use of the words "fresh" and "organic" as "beyond marketing." Here are a few statistics from their facebook page.
100% Vegetarian
74% Vegan
66% Unpreserved
58% Unpackaged

So, I picked up a shower bomb (you drop it on the floor of a hot shower and it fizzes up and creates an amazing aroma)called "Sex in the Shower" and a Sugar Scrub bar with an herbal scent.

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