Photography by Jamie of StrangeFate photo
Michelle Resendiz- Chicago, Il.
I’ll admit it… I have a strong addiction to bath products. So, my relationship with Lush is clearly un-healthy, but I DONT CARE! Yeah, I’m not afraid to admit it.
In my ventures around town (between my visits to the various Lush stores) of course my Bucktown store always stands out to me. That seems to be the store that I buy the most product at… that seems to be the store I feel the most ‘at home’ in… and that seems to be the store that I never want to leave from! The girls clearly help me get what I want and more, and for that I love them. ENABLERS!
In my obsessive moments of smelling I noticed that I would gravitate toward this amazing table of Soap. It’s a large table set up with HUGE blocks of soap that smells delicious. On this everlasting table of soap I learned that I have a problem with being too indecisive and I’ll let my shopping purchases tell you the rest of the story.
Here’s my little haul of soap from Lush Bucktown… a BIG thank you to all my amazing new friends that I have made there, I love going to visit them! Not only because I love the girls and the store, but because they always point me to the best products for my body. They know what you may like just based on the scents that you pick up! They help you with everything from skin care to smelling like a million dollars… By far best experience ever has always been at Lush, it’s the cure to the common cold, a broken heart, or just some smelly feet!
Super citrus soap, bursting with fresh a-peel
It’s time to bring Sexy to the shower. Jump start your morning with a juicy citrus splash of organic orange juice and zesty lime oil. It’s the perfect solution to recharge your sex appeal when you’re feeling sluggish. Simply unpeel your clothes and get to work with our scrubby soap loaded with citrus peels to exfoliate and tone your skin while you suds up. You’ll feel fresh and squeaky clean again in no time and the revitalizing citrus juices and oils will get your senses going.
Honey I Washed the Kids
Best-selling honey toffee soap-sation
Honey I Washed the Kids is one of our best-selling soaps because it’s simply irresistible. People who fully intended to walk past a LUSH shop find themselves unable to resist its sweet caramel fragrance. You’ll inhale, drool, pick up a big chunk and immediately want to wash yourself all over with it. It’s so gentle, buttery and scrumptious you’ll have a hard time keeping it to yourself. The honey water and aloe are so softening and moisturizing, you can use our toffee-scented sensation on the whole family.
Sultana of Soap **FAVE!**
Lusciously fruity, supremely creamy soap
Revel in Sultana’s majesty, and have a wash with the royalty of soaps. It looks like a fancy Italian dessert; a giant nougat cake topped with succulent currants and apricots. Smooth a slice of our soft decadent soap all over your body for a creamy lather and the most dazzling bergamot and olibanum scent. Your skin will be delighted and you’ll be left softer and smelling like a fancy candy shop with a touch of fruity sweetness. If you weren’t invited to the wedding, at least you can brush shoulders with royalty in the shower.
Rock Star Soap **Fave!**
Vanilla candy soap for rock stars
There’s nothing hard rock or heavy metal about this soap. We’re serious about soap, but not too serious not to love our pink sudser. It’s unabashedly a best-selling pop hit that everyone, boys and girls, can’t wait to get their hands on. While you may object otherwise, once you try our pink, vanilla-scented cream soap you’ll be singing a different tune. Scented with real vanilla (the gorgeous stuff that comes from pods, not labs), and decorated with soap stars embedded inside you’ll want to give Rock Star a regular rotation in the soap dish.
Figs and Leaves **FAVE!**
Fruity, exfoliating figgy scrubby soap
Sophisticated, and subtly sexy, our Figs and Leaves soap is understated in appearance and effect. Modestly draped in grape leaves, and demurely creamy beige in color; it’s the scent of this soap that draws you in: alluring orange blossom and juicy figs, with an undertone of eastern exoticism. Figs are incredibly nutritious and good for your body, and their scrubby brown seeds exfoliate and really get to work getting you clean. Wonderfully suited for irritated and sensitive skin, organic aloe vera is calming and gentle. Seductive, nutritious, scrubby, and soothing – what are you waiting for?
Scrubby soap for sensitive skin
Start your day right with a generous helping of Porridge soap. Ideal for sensitive skin; it’s irresistible to everyone else, even bears. A nutritious breakfast bar; we fill each one with oats to gently exfoliate and cleanse. As the oats mix with hot water, they create calming milk that soothes and softens your entire body. Organic orange juice is full of nutritious vitamin C, ideal for refreshing and brightening your skin, and keeping it clear. Oh, and did we mention the delicious caramel scent? All in all, this soap is just right.
Get a grip on these nuts!
Inspired by Italian nougat, Noubar looks good enough to eat. To create the peculiar texture of this green curiosity, our inventors experimented with pistachios and other nuts to get it just right. Stirring in soap flakes, pistachios, peanuts and walnuts gives Noubar one of the most striking appearances in our range of handmade soaps.It lathers up into rich, creamy foam that cleans and leaves a lingering scent on your hands. The smoky, slightly bitter scent of vetivert and rose took a lot of work, but it paid off with Noubar
Did you know?
Our soaps are made by hand in small batches and poured into large moulds. This allows for less overall packaging, and is rather confusing for people who walk buy and think we are a deli!
We developed our line of soaps not only to cleanse, but also to condition the skin with beautiful, natural ingredients and at the same time add joy and fun to the entire process of washing.
LUSH soap is not run of the mill; in fact, it’s not even milled at all! Made with only 40-60% palm-free soap, it leaves more room to add other wonderful goodies to add to the experience.
At LUSH we make soap, which is not just a simple cleansing material, it is an entire experience. There are soaps with extra exfoliating power, soaps to wake you up and soaps to calm you down.
LUSH soaps are some of our most creative products and we’re pretty confident that you won’t find finer soaps anywhere else. You’ll find more expensive ones; this doesn’t mean that they’re better. With LUSH you get what you pay for and a whole lot more too. We fill our bars with copious quantities of essential oils, fresh fruit and vegetables all in a piece of affordable luxury. Plus, they all get dirt off your body!
Now, I bought all of these… some of them obviously I haven’t been able to use yet, but some I have, and I have already picked some faves among those. It was hard to pick my top choices, it’s like picking a favorite child! HOW COULD YOU? I’ll be doing individual reviews on each soap… but which ones would you guys like more info on? Do you have a favorite in this list? Or maybe one I didn’t list here? Lets talk dirty… I mean soap!