Description from the Website
This is our go-to bar for seriously sore muscles: specifically molded with bumps to enhance your massage with extra pressure, this rich jojoba oil and cocoa and shea butter bar melts into the skin quickly for a smooth and sensual experience. We use vanilla absolute for its sweet, comforting aroma and its skin-softening properties, and warming black pepper and ginger oils for a spicy fragrance to really get you going.
How to use: Melt the bar directly onto dry skin and massage the oils and butters in.
Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter (Theobroma cacao), Shea Butter (Butyrospermum parkii), Cold Pressed Organic Jojoba Oil (Cold Pressed Organic Jojoba Oil (Simmondsia Chinensis), Fragrance, Ginger Oil (Zingiber Officinale),Vanilla Absolute (Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract), Black Pepper Oil (Piper nigrum), *Benzyl Salicylate, *Citral ,*Coumarin, *Geraniol, *Benzyl Benzoate, *Benzyl Cinnamate, *Farnesol, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, *Limonene, *Linalool
*Occurs naturally in essential oils
Coco butter comes through the strongest, with a ginger undertone
- They don’t test their finished products in animals
- They only purchase from ingredient suppliers who don’t test on animals
- The mostly natural ingredients
- Everything is handmade and when you buy a product, there’s a sticker on the packaging telling you who made it, on what date, and when to use it by.
- They use recycled and recyclable packaging
- The majority of their products are “naked”, meaning no packaging whatsoever
- Instead of traditional gift wrap, they use knot-wraps: reusable fabric either made from a material created from recycled plastic bottles, or from organic cotton.
- Their products can be ordered via subscription
Using as a lotion
I wasn’t having much luck in finding a body butter that blended well with their Olive Branch Shower Gel. So far, two of their butters weren’t working for me, so back to the drawing board. One of the sales people told me about this Hottie Massage Bar and how she used it like a lotion. So I thought I might try it.
I liked how it made my skin feel soft and would last all day.
The problem is the application. There’s a reason I no longer use bars of soap in the shower. It’s always slipping out of my hand, it gets used up quickly, etc. This was no different. Even though it’s a massage bar and not soap.
This is one of their many products that’s considered to be “naked” packaging. Meaning, when you buy it at one of their stores, you just put it in a little paper bag and take it to the counter.
It’s not in a box.
It’s not wrapped in plastic.
And there’s no strip of recycled paper wrapped around it.
It’s just plain. Nekkid.
However, you’ll need to buy a tin holder for it—as you will all their “naked” products—but it’s too small to hold this particular product. So you’ll have to break it in half.
When applying Hottie, it was like using soap. At first, I tried rubbing it between my hands to “activate” the product and then smooth it on. I didn’t like that because I felt like I wasn’t getting enough product on my body. Then I decided to apply it directly to my body, like I a bar of soap. But it would slip out of my hand.
And after rubbing it on like that, I found myself going back and blending it in, smoothing it out, etc. It just got to be too time-consuming. I want this part of my daily routine to be easy-peasy: unscrew a pot of butter and scoop out the product.
While I liked the scent and the way it made my skin feel, it would be great if they made this in cream form.
Or one of their brick and mortar locations
What about you? Have you tried any of Lush’s product line?
Tell me what you think in the comments below.