Wednesday, 25 September 2013


Lanolin, also know as wool wax, is a soft yellow substance found on sheep skin. This wax is waterproof and helps to protect the sheep's wool. Although other companies have used a chemical process to extract it, lanolin can easily be extracted by hand squeezing or use of machines.

What does it do?

- Lanolin is similar to our skins natural sebum, so is easily absorbed. This makes it a great moisturizer for the skin and hair!

- Lanolin is full of fatty acids that feed and nourish the skin.

- Lanolin is also very protective for the skin and hair.

- Lanolin makes the skin feel plumper, hence why we use it in Skin's Shangri La!

- Lanolin is very soothing too!

Products it's in:

- Dirty Shaving Cream

- American Cream, Retread

- Curly Wurly

- H'Suan Wen Hua, Hair Doctor

- The Sacred Truth

- Ocean Salt

- British Nanny, Skin's Shangri La

- Lemony Flutter

- Fairtrade Foot Lotion

- Jackie Oates

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Bergamot Oil

Bergamot is a fruit that looks a bit like a small orange and is most commonly found in Earl Grey Tea. Bergamot is also used to flavor cakes and beverages in Southern Italy and Sicily. Bergamot is often used in aromatherapy to help treat SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorders) in winter months.

What does it do?

- Bergamot has a light, fruity and floral fragrance that is said to be a natural antidepressant. People often link bergamot to mental clarity.

- Bergamot is also super relaxing.

- Bergamot is antibacterial which is perfect on acne prone skin.

- As bergamot is an acidic fruit, it makes hair lie flat, giving sleekness and shine.

Products it's in:

- Sultana of Soap, Miranda, Honey I Washed the Kids

- The Comforter, Pop in the Bath, Yuzu and Cocoa, Green Bubbleroon

- Avobath, Blackberry Bath Bomb, Honey Bee, Phoenix Rising, Dragon's Egg, Space Girl

- You Snap the Whip

- Imogen Rose

- Happy Hippy, Grass, The Olive Branch, It's Raining Men

- Sweetie Pie

- Fairtrade Honey Shampoo, Daddy-O, Big Solid Conditioner

- Soft Coeur


Avocados are a fruit we use in our products, most of which we source organically. Organic fruit is free from pesticides! There are over 500 varieties of avocado in the world. Avocado has high levels of vitamins A, B, C and E has even been claimed to help relieve eczema. The avocado oil which the fruit produces is highly nutritious and sinks easily into the skin and hair. Our avocado butter comes straight from the flesh of the fruit.

What does it do?

- Avocados contain lots of healthy fats which hydrate and nourish the skin, keeping it in good condition.

- The high vitamin E content of an avocado can help reduce signs of aging, making the skin look plump and healthy.

- Avocado is conditioning and strengthening for the hair.

- Avocado is also super softening for hair and body.

Products it's in:

- Fresh Organic Avacado: Avobath, King of Skin, Jungle, H'Suan Wen Hua & Skin Drink.

- Avocado Butter: You've Been Mangoed, Ocean Salt, Curly Wurly & Each Peach.

- Organic Avocado Butter: R&B

- Organic Cold Pressed Avocado Oil: Dark Angels, Gorgeous, Lemony Flutter, Lovely Jubblies, Retread & Enzymion.

Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil comes from a small tree in Australasia called the Tea Tree! Rumor has it that Captain Cook named the tree, as he used the bark to make a brew for his crew to stop them getting scurvy! Aboriginal tribes have been using tea tree oil medicinally for many years.

What does it do?

- Tea tree oil is amazing for acne prone skin.

= Tea tree oil is scientifically proven to be antibacterial: fighting spots and keeping the skin clear!

- Tea tree oil is anti-fungal: great for keeping feet fresh in T for Toes!

- Tea tree is also very calming on the skin.

Products it's in:

- Cosmetic Warrior

- Fresh Farmacy

- Dream Cream, Dream Wash

- Dream Steam, Tea Tree Toner Tab.

- T for Toes

- T'eo, The Greench

- Putty for your Hands

Sunday, 18 August 2013


Vanilla beans come from the vanilla orchid, which can be found in Madagascar and Indonesia. Each plant is pollinated by hand! We currently use several different variations of vanilla: vanilla water, vanilla absolute, vanilla extract, vanilla pods, vanilla pod infusion, vanilla powder and vanilla pod powder! The vanilla pods we use come from South America and the West Indies. A lot of the vanilla we use is Fairtrade, for example in creamy candy bubble bar and butter ball bath ballistic, and comes from Uganda. Vanilla is incredibly expensive, and is the second most expensive spice after saffron!

What does it do?

- Vanilla has a lovely, sweet aroma.

- Vanillin, the main source of vanillas scent, is said to be an antioxidant.

- The sugars in vanilla act as a humectant; creating a barrier and keeping moisture in the skin.

- Vanilla is a luxury ingredient. A true pampering treat!

Products it's in:

- Vanilla water in: Celestial

- Vanilla absolute: American Cream, Big, Curly Wurly, Squeaky Green, Big Conditioner, None of your beeswax, Whipstick, Honey Trap, It Started with a Kiss, Latte, Mask of Magnaminty, Skin's Shangri La, Cupcake, Oatifix, Handy Gurugu, Vanilla Dee-Lite, Hottie, Lustre, Vanilla Puff, Lust, Vanillary, Creamy Candy, Yellow Fun, Think pink, Rock star.

- Vanilla extract: Mint Julips, Tiny Hands.

- Vanilla pod: Vanilla puff, Oatifix.

- Vanilla pod infusion: Sympathy for the skin, American Cream, Ro's Argan Body Conditioner.

- Vanilla powder: Breath of God toothy tabs.

- Vanilla pod powder: Latte, Vanillary solid perfume.

Also check out:

- The latest copy of the Lush Times for an article all about our Fairtrade Vanilla Absolute!

Saturday, 3 August 2013

A Special Edition: Rub Rub Rub & Ro's Argan

Rub Rub Rub Shower Scrub

Fine Sea Salt: From Spain. (Fact I learnt from Adam), Salt is rich in electrolytes and minerals which maintain a natural ph balance, making the skin extra clean. Alongside this, sea salt is exfoliating, and great for adding volume and shine to the hair too!

Lemon Juice & Lemon Oil: From Sicily. A fruity fragrance and super cleansing.

Jasmine, Mimosa & Orange Flower: To soothe, soften and cleanse the skin. A gorgeous fragrance that lingers on the skin and hair.

Ro's Argan Body Conditioner

Argan Oil: Rich in vitamin E and essential fatty acids, which are great for conditioning the skin and are rumored to help with aging! Glycerine, Almond Oil, Brazil Nut Oil, Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, Vanilla & Cupuacu Butter: Super hydrating and softening on the skin!

Rose Absolute & Rose Oil: For that fragrance, and to soothe the skin.

Goji Berry Juice: Packed full of antioxidants to feed the skin.

Monday, 29 July 2013

A Special Edition: Feet!

Stepping Stone

Pumice Powder & Fine Sea Salt: To exfoliate and buff away dead skin.

Lemongrass oil, Lemon oil & Lime oil: To deodorize, cleanse and refresh the feet. Fruits are also packed with antioxidants!

Jojoba oil & Cocoa Butter: To soften the skin.


Kaolin: To clean the feet.

Pumice: To buff away dead skin.

Fresh Papaya: A gentle enzyme to break down oil and dead skin.

Fresh Tomato: To refresh, deodorize and add antioxidants to the skin.

Potato: To soothe the feet.

Menthol, Lemon & Cinnamon: To boost circulation and cool the feet.

Fair Trade Foot Lotion

Arnica infusion: To reduce bruising and swelling.

Fairtrade Organic Cocoa Butter: To soften the skin and prevent cracks.

Spearmint & Peppermint Oil: To stimulate blood flow and cool the feet.

Lemony Flutter


Fresh Organic Lemon Infusion: Full of vitamin C and can reduce staining on nails.

Shea Butter, Mango Butte & Organic Cold Pressed Avocado Oil: To deeply hydrate the skin.

Organic Cold Pressed Wheatgerm Oil; Packed with vitamin E to improve the condition of the skin and nails.

T for Toes

Powdered Horsetail Herb: To soothe feet and strengthen nails.

Powdered Walnut Leaf: Antiseptic to keep feet smelling sweet! Also helps prevent dryness.

Tea Tree Oil & Lime Oil: Antibacterial and refreshing for the feet.

Don't forget:

You don't have to limit yourself to this section of the shop! All our body moisturizers will soften your feet amazingly, and our body butters and scrubs in the shower section will scrub away any dead skin. Think outside the box!