LUSH- ingredient labels speak for themselves, they just need a voice!

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.,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.,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:

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:

Please, if anyone you know is using LUSH, share this info with them!

9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. hartmanhollow
    Jun 28, 2014 @ 19:01:47

    I love lushes shampoo bars. We haven’t had them in a while because they’re pretty pricey. Does pooft organics offer shampoo bars?



  2. Cindy
    Jul 02, 2014 @ 20:35:04

    Thanks for this, I had the same reaction recently when I received a Lush catalog in the mail!



  3. Liane@Live-Clear
    Jul 16, 2014 @ 15:35:34

    I couldn’t agree more!!! It has always really bothered me how Lush markets themselves as natural… for people who love bath bombs – Hugo and Debra Naturals make a truly natural, toxin free bath bomb that I really like. Have to try Poofy – ingredients look amazing!



  4. trbobitch
    Jul 17, 2014 @ 15:53:36

    I wrote an open letter to them on my blog and they responded when I sent it directly to them – with a bunch of BS. I even gave the girls at the store here in Pittsburgh an earful. When I mentioned SLS, the one girl was like “well, we don’t care, we NEED our BUBBLES!”. Ugh.

    Here’s the letter:

    My regular blog is



  5. Beth
    Mar 06, 2015 @ 22:55:30

    Just reviewing this old post since I am considering buying some of the “self-preserving” products from Lush’s newer line (i.e. dream cream and ocean scrub). Any thoughts on their self-preserving formulas?



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