LUSH= Fresh Handmade Cosmetics, 100% vegetarian, ethically made, fair-trade vanilla. Great line, right? ABSOLUTELY, POSTIVELY NOT. One of the worst Greenwashers, in my opinion. Clicking through their ingredient labels is a horrible experience for a label reader such as myself. Bar soap is something very easy to make safely. Many of the lines on my So-So & Greenwashers lists make bar soap with absolutely no ingredients of concern. Please take a look at the men’s bar soap by LUSH- ingredients:
Water (Aqua) , Propylene Glycol , Rapeseed Oil , Coconut Oil (Brassica napus; Cocos nucifera) , Sodium Stearate , Sodium Lauryl Sulfate , Fragrance , Glycerine , Spearmint Oil (Mentha viridis) , Thyme Oil (Thymus vulgaris) , Menthol Crystals , Sodium Chloride , EDTA , Tetrasodium Editronate , Sodium Hydroxide , *Limonene , *Linalool , *Farnesol , Hydroxycitronellal , Methyl Ionone , Mica , Titanium Dioxide , Iron Oxides , FD&C Green No. 5. http://www.lushusa.com/Dirty-Soap/03581,en_US,pd.html#q=soap&start=4
Propylene Glycol is the main ingredient after water?!?! I would hope, even if you’re not a super educated label reader, you can look at that & know it screams TERRIBLE.
Their shampoo: Water (Aqua) , Sodium Lauryl Sulfate , Ammonium Laureth Sulfate , Cocamide MEA , Fragrance , Propylene Glycol , Lemon Oil (Citrus limonum) , Fresh Papaya Juice (Carica papaya) , Fine Sea Salt (Sodium Chloride) , Carrageenan Extract , Sweet Orange Oil (Citrus sinensis) , Fresh Pineapple Juice (Ananas comosus) , Fresh Kiwi Juice (Actinidia chinensis) , Fresh Mango Juice (Mangifera indica) , *Citral , *Limonene , Benzyl Alcohol , Methylparaben , Propylparaben. http://www.lushusa.com/I-Love-Juicy/9999902007,en_US,pd.html. Methylparaben AND propylparaben– WOWWWWWWW!
Honestly, I don’t even have words for this. Again, TERRIBLE! I thought, ok, maybe the shampoo bar is safer. 1st ingredient=SLS! Just about everything in their line contains Red and/or Blue #something. I just wanted to share this info, as someone asked my thoughts. Again, the reason I recommend Poofy Organics over & over & over, is it is REALLY, TRULY the safest on the market. Take a look at a bar soap from Poofy: Ingredients: Saponified Organic Oils of Olive Oil, Coconut Oil Palm Oil, Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Organic Coconut Extract, Organic Burnt Sugar Extract.
And their very popular orange/lavender shampoo: Ingredients: Purified Water, Decyl Polyglucose, Vegetable Glycerin, Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, Organic Yucca Extract, Organic Orange Essential Oil, Organic Lavender Essential Oil, Xanthan Gum.
And yes, I benefit if you purchase Poofy Organics via this link: https://mypoofyorganics.com/ecofriendlyusa
But I’m not recommending it because I’m selling it. I’m selling it because I recommend it over & over & over, as it’s everything it says it is= safe, effective, organic. Here’s more info on my decision: https://ecofriendlyusa.wordpress.com/2014/06/16/my-decision-to-become-a-diva-with-poofy-organics/
Please, if anyone you know is using LUSH, share this info with them!