Wednesday 8th June 2016 is World Oceans Day – a day to highlight the importance of the world’s oceans on the planet and the future of the planet. It’s also a chance to celebrate the big and small ways in which our lives are impacted and influenced by the oceans. With that in mind I have a few ocean themed blog posts going up this week, the first of which is on my favourite ocean themed products from Lush.
By using minimal packaging, and that which is used is recycled and largely recyclable they are minimising the impact of rubbish entering the open. As a company, Lush takes much inspiration from the oceans of the world and I’ve selected a few of my favourite ocean themed products for this post!
The first is now a classic, Ocean Salt. This is a soothing and exfoliating scrub for face and body. Using chunks of salt as the exfoliant within Ocean Salt eliminates the use of dangerous plastic beads which clog up the oceans and cause a huge number of problems to the wildlife of the seas. A zingy citrus scent from the lime, grapefruit and vodka means Ocean Salt makes you smell impossibly clean, and the avocado butter and seaweed leaves your newly exfoliated skin feeling soft and hydrated. It’s a pretty coarse scrub, so I only use it once or twice a week to really exfoliate when shaving my legs and other such activities!
My hair naturally has a rather unruly wild wave about it – and if left to its own devices takes on something of a lion’s mane – however if I want to leave it down, looking tousled but tame I love using Sea Spray from Lush. It smooths any frizz, but also leaves enough texture and volume for that ‘just been surfing’ look. Sea Spray also refreshes hair that might be a little limp from a hot summer commute, and smells incredible.
One of the ways Lush incentivises recycling is through their scheme which rewards you with a free fresh face mask when you return five clean Lush pots to the store. The most ocean themed of their fresh face masks is the BB Seaweed mask which contains fresh seaweed (obviously), ground almonds and aloe vera to soothe the skin. Perfect after a day in the ocean with the sun and salt battering you!
Big Blue is one of the classic bath ballistics from Lush and another one containing plenty of sea salt and seaweed to evoke a summer’s day as you laze in a bath, safe in the knowledge your bath hasn’t required any potentially dangerous packaging or testing on animals.
Lush’s shampoo bars are one of their greatest creations – with absolutely no packaging, a great lather and long lasting they are the perfect way to keep your hair clean and fresh. A major benefit to them is how compact they are for packing away on holiday! The Seanik bar contains seaweed, sea salt and lemon to give you fresh and smooth hair with plenty of volume.
Lush’s ocean themed products are a great, environmentally friendly way to embrace the ocean in your bathroom. Whether you’re a stifled suburban surfer or just love those salty summer days, these products are great for feeling fresh, clean and at one with the oceans that make up most of this planet!