In 2018, it’s becoming increasingly important to do your bit to look after the environment. Whether that be shopping ethically, recycling, or riding your bike to work rather than driving your car, there’s always more we can do to try and reduce our carbon footprint and help live greener lives. But do you ever think about the products that you use on a daily basis, and the impact that they’re having on the environment? Probably not. Hygiene, beauty and skin products all offer their own detriments to the world, namely due to their packaging and the amount of waste that they produce. What we choose to use in our bath or shower — and how they’re stored — can play a big part in the effects that our lifestyles can have on the planet. So, thanks to the people at Lush Cosmetics, we’re offering you a range of packaging-free product suggestions that you may want to consider swapping out your current products for — all of the luxury, with none of the packaging.
1. The Bath Bomb
When people think relaxation, many picture a hot bath to achieve optimal calm and serenity. The new Luxury Lush Pud bath bomb from Lush’s Christmas collection offers a sweet and soothing time-out that will lift your spirits even on the chilliest of winter evenings. Its fruity undertones come from the bergamot oil and juicy cassis, while the bomb’s cypress oil is there to lull you into ultimate relaxation. A lush treat (no pun intended), expect gorgeous colouring and a bath you won’t ever want to get out of.
2. The Bubble Bar
Looking for something more than a single-use bath goodie? A bubble bar is a great option, with multiple uses easy to achieve — simply pop the bar under the running tap and then leave it on the side to dry as you watch the bubbles take over the bath. The Candy Cane bubble bar from the Christmas collection not only boasts the ultimate Christmas red and white colour combo, but its bergamot and Sicilian lemon oils will bring fresh and fruity bubbles to bath time over and over again. Not only will it lift your mood, but it’ll add that little bit of festive cheer to your bathroom.
3. The Shower Bomb
For those of you who feel like you’re missing out on the luxury of a bath bomb in your shower, look no further. Catering to those of us in a bath-free home, Lush offers a range of shower bombs, which can transform your shower just by holding them under the water and watching them foam up. An extension of the famous Sleepy range, the Sleepy shower bomb uses lavender to sooth, as well as ylang ylang and tonka to reduce stress and bring balance, creating the perfect recipe for a good night’s sleep. Sleep tight!
4. The Shampoo Bar
The biggest use of plastic and unnecessary packaging out of all of our bath and shower products can be found in the form of shampoos and conditioners. Lush’s shampoo bars offer a long-lasting solid solution that will leave your hair clean without the waste when it’s all used up. You might be a tad apprehensive to leave the bottle behind, but don’t panic: the Seanik shampoo bar has you covered. A combination of protein-rich seaweed, sea salt and lemon brings your barnet both volume and shine, and the mimosa, jasmine and orange flower essential oils will leave your hair smelling divine.
5. The Solid Conditioner
To accompany the shampoo bars, Lush offers a range of solid conditioners, too. Not only does Sugar Daddy-O look after hair with just a small amount of product, it offers blondes similar benefits to bottled silver shampoos, banishing brassy tones. Packed full of gorgeous ingredients including violet leaf absolute, rose and bergamot, it smells incredible. Plus, you’ll also find linseed infusion and argan oil in there for some extra nourishment.
6. The Body Butter
What better way to finish our package-free round-up than with something that leaves the skin exfoliated and hydrated when all is said and done? The Scrubee body butter buffs the skin beautifully, gently removing dead skin cells and giving a new lease of moisturised life to even the driest of skin. Packed with skin-friendly cocoa butter, ground coconut shells, ground almonds and honey, Scrubee is soft and sweet, but packs an almighty punch. If you’re looking for something that focuses more on the exfoliation side of things, Lush also has a great range of Body Scrubs.
And if you’re sat thinking, that’s great, but where the hell am I going to store all these?, Lush products can be protected both at home and on the go in their square, oval or round tins. Match your tins to your products and it’ll offer a clutter-free solution that can allow things to be stored pretty much anywhere.
With plenty more package-free or reduced-packaging products available at Lush, you’ll feel much better knowing that you’re taking another step towards showing a bit more kindness towards the environment. And, to top it off, you can do it all whilst you soak and unwind from the madness of the outside world.