A spot from Lush on the frankincense trade: "Much of the world's frankincense comes from rare and fragile trees in Somaliland, but demand and drought have pushed the precious resource to the brink."
Start 2018 with a minute of relaxation, courtesy of Lush.
I have to confess that I’m not really sure how to categorize this review. Once again, Lush — creator of powdered toothpaste and solid bath gel — has gotten very creative with its product formulations. Right now I’m mystified and charmed by its new “wash cards.” I happened across these clever little inventions when I was browsing the Lush website and noting the addition of several new perfumes. I was pondering my next opportunity to get to a Lush store to try them, and wondering whether my local Lush would even carry the full line, and then I noticed the wash cards and ordered a few.
So what are they? Each wash card is a flat rectangle, measuring about one inch by three inches, made from a mix of apple pulp and cellulose fibers…
Speaking from my present circumstances: if you ever have the bad fortune to break an ankle and end up basically housebound for more than a month, once you get past the initial pain, you’ll find yourself valuing simple comforts more than ever. Clean sheets, pre-prepared food, a really nice-smelling bar of soap: they all make a big difference when you’re feeling uncomfortable and temporarily trapped. So, not to bemoan my short-term fate ad nauseam, but: here are five citrus-scented products that have cheered me recently.
I think a broken bone merits some indulgence in fancy toiletries you’d normally tuck aside and save “for later,” and Antica Farmacista Grapefruit Hand Cream is one of those…
My latest Lush lemming: Santa's Christmas Shower Gel. "This spicy-sweet, cola-scented shower cream features a rich coffee infusion for an instant pick-me-up! A warming blend of cinnamon and black pepper is invigorated by fresh lime juice and softened with cocoa butter and almond oil for the silkiest skin possible. Santa's Christmas is also available in an innovative solid formula that's packaging-free!" In 3 sizes, $9.95 - $32.95, or $14.95 for the "naked" Shower Cream. Please comment if you've already tried it!