Lush’s Olive Branch Shower Gel
Description from the Website
If your body has been beaten down by the rigors of the rat race, extend an olive branch as a peace offering and give yourself some TLC. Once you give it a good shake (the shower gel, not your body), the skin softening organic olive oil will be nicely blended in. Loaded with vital antioxidants with an infusion of vine leaves, sea salt and fresh mandarin juice, it’s just like a warm embrace from the Mediterranean. It’s uplifting and reassuring, and brings peace of mind and body whenever you lather up in the bath or shower.
Water (Aqua), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Glycerine, Vine Leaf Infusion (Vitis Vinifera), Fragrance, Lauryl Betaine, Fresh Mandarin Juice (Citrus reticulata), Fair Trade Olive Oil (Olea europaea), Bergamot Oil (Citrus Aurantium Bergamia), Lemon Oil (Citrus limonum), Orange Flower Absolute (Citrus aurantium amara), Mandarin Oil (Citrus Reticulata), Lactic Acid, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Hexyl Cinnamal, Hydroxycitronellal,*Limonene, *Linalool, Red 4
*Occurs naturally in essential oils
Musky, orange 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.
Hands down, this is the most expensive shower gel I’ve ever bought: 16.9 fl oz at $34.95!
I was needing something to replace Dr. Bronner’s when I got the Lush catalog in the mail. That was for the previous tenant. LOL. To be honest, this scent is a little more masculine that I’m used to. Straight out of the bottle, it does smell musky with an orange undertone. Babendude could use it if he wanted to and not feel like he smells all girly. I like the thickness of it and that you have to shake it to mix everything up. UPDATE: They recently changed the ingredients so it’s self-preserving. Which means it has a longer shelf life and I no longer have to shake the bottle to mix everything up.
I immediately felt the difference when rinsing off. My skin felt smooth. Once it melds with my body chemistry, it settles into a more subtle cinnamony-spicy scent. For a while, I would get the smaller size (3.3 fl oz) and would go through it so quickly. I finally wised up, got the biggest size they had (16.9 fl oz), and it’s lasting me a LOT longer.
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