Yes, your mom does even more than a superhero, yet there’s only one official day of the year to recognize her for it. You might as well go big and get her a bunch of treats that will help her finally relax: the Lush Mum Gift Set (54.95). This gift set comes in a beautiful floral reusable tin. If your mom is like mine, she will love how practical and pretty this gift is.
The Mum Gift Set has seven different floral-scented products, including two bath bombs, three bubble bars, a body lotion and a face moisturizer. It’s everything your mom needs to smell amazing after a bit of pampering.
The Mum is a gift a bathing beauty will use for a long time as there are five different bath options, each of which can be used for multiple baths. There are two bath bombs, the first being the Secret Garden Bath Bomb.
What is so secret about this bath bomb? The inside is stuffed with flower petals. Drop this in the tub for a garden scented volcanic eruption as rose absolute, sweet wild orange, and rosewood oils waft about the room. The top of the water is covered with foamy goodness, while the rose petals, marigold petals, and blue mallow flowers swirl underneath to soften the skin. This one requires some tub cleaning afterward, but your mom will think it’s no problem while she is in the zen state of bliss after a Secret Garden bath.
The pink inhale part fizzes up quickly, the scent of neroli making for a perfectly bright and fruity inhale. The blue exhale part takes its time, and infuses the bath with a more contemplative scent of warm amber and sandlewood. This unique bath bomb is one of Lush’s most popular items, so you can be sure your mom will love it.
The other bathing goodies include three very different bubble bars. The first is the Rose Bubble Bar – could this be any sweeter?
Definitely enough for several baths, this bubble bar has a creamy, delicate rose scent that morphs into frothy bubbles. It is actually the scent of the classic Amandopondo Bubble Bar, but with a beautiful pink color and some sexy shimmer.
The next bubble bar is the one named specifically for moms – The Mum Reusable Bubble Bar.
I just love The Mum , a reusable bubble bar on a stick. It’s a never-ending bubble bath with the best sort of packaging ever. I don’t know why, but everything always seems better when it’s on a stick! Draw your mom a nice warm bath, then swirl this pretty yellow and orange flower around to create tons of bubbles that smell amazing. This year The Mum has the sweet Honey, I Washed the Kids toffee scent that will put a huge smile on her face.
The Mumkin is Lush’s hybrid of a pumpkin and your mom. The Mumkin, just like your mom, is very special – it’s only available around Mother’s Day. Crumble up the Mumkin and hold the pieces under running water to create mounds of velvety bubbles. It smells like raspberry, bergamot, lemon, and violets – pretty amazing. The eyes are chocolate drops, and the stick is a candy stalk. It’s tempting to try to eat this one, but it makes a much better bubble bath than a candy treat!
After bathing it’s time to slather on some body lotion, and Lush has included a nice big tub of Dream Cream just perfect for the job.
Dream Cream is a thick but not greasy body lotion that works for even the most sensitive skin. In fact, it’s terrific for rashy, inflamed skin and chapped hands from too much gardening. It has a lovely lavendar scent that isn’t overpowering.
Finally, faces need moisture too…and Lush Gorgeous will make sure your mom always looks stunning.
Gorgeous has cold pressed and organic oils that make it a mega-moisturizer for your face. It is especially fantastic for those with very dry skin. Ingredients include orange blossom honey, extra virgin olive and wheat germ oils for baby soft skin. This is a deluxe sample size so your mom can try before she buys.
The Mum Gift Set from Lush is the supreme gift for bath-loving moms. Hurry and get one before they are sold out! - Lisa
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Spring has officially sprung and Easter is right around the corner. Instead of candy, do something different with the Lush Funny Bunny Gift ($45.95). Funny Bunny is a super cute way to keep the kids both clean and happy (and you will want to steal some things for yourself!).
Funny Bunny comes with six super fun spring treats. It all starts with the Funny Bunny himself – one of Lush’s fabulous Knot-Wraps made with organic cotton from a women’s co-operative in India. He makes for a great first look into the basket, and comes in handy later for all kinds of things from wrapping a gift to holding your hair back as a headband.
Kids and adults will smile and giggle at all the funny bunny items found inside the Knot-Wrapped egg.
As with all Lush gift sets, it comes with a handy-dandy explanation of each item, thoughtfully illustrated with a picture so it’s easy to pick out each goodie.
One of my favorite Lush items of all time is included – Honey I Washed the Kids Soap. This heavenly soap smells like buttery caramel, and it is full of honey water and aloe to leave skin deliciously soft. I don’t care if this gift came from the Easter Bunny for the kids…Honey I Washed the Kids Soap is MINE.
FUN is awesome, a huge favorite of my daughter, so it was great to find a mini version inside Funny Bunny. FUN is soap, shampoo, bubble bath, and modeling clay all in one. Talk about the perfect bath time treat. The cellophane wrap is actually biodegradable. Just peel back the wrapper but keep it, and it creates the perfect storage for FUN until the next play time. Funny Bunny comes with Green FUN, which has a beautifully springy lemon/lime scent.
And color me happy! The Funny Bunny Gift includes the limited edition Fluffy Egg Bath Bomb, which is only found at Easter time!! I love the bright pink bubbles this makes in the tub and the scent is a rich and yummy vanilla.
I have been buying the Carrot Reusable Bubble Bars for years, and let me tell you these veggies are the perfect persuasion to get my kids to take a bath. Typically they aren’t thrilled with vegetables but everyone seems to want some of this carrot. This is a collection of smaller bubble bars than the normal big Carrot and it takes about half a small carrot to make a bath. You hold the carrot by the top and swish it around the tub for frothy, lemony scented bubbles.
My favorites in the Funny Bunny Gift are the Bunny Bubble Bars. I mean, come on! These are so sweet they almost make my teeth ache. One bunny is good for about two baths. They make some serious foam that is full of coconut oil and shea butter. They smell a lot like another of my favorites, Rock Star Soap. And inside each bunny’s tummy are teeny blue cornflower petals that makes for a cute surprise as they float around in the water. These two little bunnies are simply adorable.
Skip the Easter candy this year and go with fun, sweet-smelling treats that will satisfy the sweet tooth. Get yourself a Funny Bunny Gift or two before they run out! - Lisa
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Vanilla lovers rejoice!
Many great scents have a vanilla base with good reason. Vanilla smells sweet, but not too sweet. It is a warm, comforting scent that can be playful or sophisticated. It also pairs well with so many other scents. The Lush Vanillary scent is a fantastic option for vanilla lovers. It combines deep vanilla with soft caramel notes, a pairing that adds up to a wonderfully rich scent that isn’t too sweet or too foody. Lush sent the BIZ their Vanillary Perfume Gift Set ($44.95 ) to try, a beautiful bouquet of products to layer for maximum lasting power throughout the day.
The set comes in a cute retro tin that can be repurposed – right now I am storing my larger makeup brushes in it. Inside the tin are three Vanillary-scented products that work perfectly together: Dee-Lite Body Lotion, Perfume Spritzer, and Solid Perfume.
The Vanilla Dee-Lite Body Lotion is a light, smooth, and hydrating body lotion that drenches the skin in a yummy vanilla scent.
The impressive ingredient list includes organic coconut water, kiwi fruit, coconut oil, illipe butter and hibiscus infusion. This body lotion has a divine texture that is truly a ‘delight’ for the skin.
After slathering on some Vanilla Dee-Lite Body Lotion, make it a vanilla party with a few well-placed spritzes of the Vanillary Perfume. This vanilla fragrance has major sex appeal with notes of vanilla absolute, sandalwood, caramel, jasmine and tonka bean. Spray this on pulse points, behind the knees, and the back of the neck for an aura of absolute deliciousness.
Finally, stash the Solid Perfume in your purse or at your work desk for quick touch ups during the day. This version of the Vanillary fragrance has more pronounced caramel and toffee notes and wow does it smell amazing. The solid stick is awesome for travel and for overall convenience. I can quickly swipe this on without worrying about spilling or accidentally putting on too much.
If you or someone you love is a vanilla lover like me, this absolutely yummy gift set has the sweet smell of success. - Lisa
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Nobody does gift sets like Lush and their Neon Love Valentine’s Day set ($39.95) doesn’t disappoint. Everything is flirty, fruity, fresh, and fun…sounds like a perfect Valentine’s Day to me! This box is full of possibilities for a wild romantic night.
Lush Neon Love is a bright, festive set that you will want to share with that significant other … and trust me all of the bath, shower, and body products are meant to be shared and the collection is built for ‘getting a little’. Or maybe getting a lot!
Red Fun is full of possibilities. It’s bubbles for your bath, soap for your shower, shampoo for your hair … or you could just do a little interpretive clay modeling with it. Spell out flirty messages to one another or build an Eiffel Tower. Then wash one another with it. Great stuff that smells orangey and clean.
Get your lips free of flakes and kissably soft with the Bubble Gum Lip Scrub. This is a super fun pink sugar scrub that tastes absolutely delicious. Rub it over lips with just a touch of water and the sugar exfoliates while the jojoba oil moisturizes. You don’t even have to rinse, you can lick off the excess for a sweet treat … then get on to some even sweeter making out.
I am not always a fan of rose scented products but I truly love the Turkish Delight Shower Smoothie. Smooth it all over your body in the shower and wonderful oils and hydrating butters cleanse and soften skin. This delightful pot of dreaminess is full of aphrodisiac jasmine and Turkish rose, smoothing almond oil, moisturizing cocoa butter and neroli. This is a really decadent product that definitely makes partnering up in the shower extremely enjoyable.
The From Dusk ‘Til Dawn Massage Bar just cracks me up. It is anything but subtle. If you are hoping to go from dusk til dawn, this pointy massage bar will keep those muscles loose and smelling great with Sicilian lemon and sweet wild orange oil.
And finally, the real star of the set, the Neon Love Soap. This is a new soap made just for Valentine’s Day and it is beautiful inside and out. Ingredients include passion fruit juice for cleansing and soya yogurt for softening the skin. It also has bergamot, rosewood, and cinnamon for a spicy but sweet scent that is gorgeous. Inside each love-inscribed soap are little white soaps that are beautiful and romantic. It was love at first sight (and smell) for me.
The Lush Neon Love set is perfect for bath and body product lovers. Get your Valentine on and check this out! - Lisa
Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics, the bath and body store that keeps bath-time fanatics up at night with visions of thick foamy bubbles and magical color-changing bath water, has some amazing holiday gift sets this year. They sent the BIZ the Shooting Stars Holiday Set ($37.95), which is absolutely perfect to gift your bath-loving friends or to add to your own holiday wish list. Every treat inside is totally out of this world.
Shooting Stars is a great way to tell someone you think he/she is a star. The huge ornament holds five awesome Lush treats, including a lip balm, a body soap, two bath bombs, and a bath melt.
Honey Trap Lip Balm is a cult favorite which is no surprise as this little dynamo is mixed by hand so it has a softer texture and smells and tastes delicious. This is a wonderful little gift to find inside that great big ornament because it is ALWAYS sold out at my local Lush store!! It smells like honey, vanilla, and white chocolate, it tastes great on the lips, and it makes lips kissably soft.
How cute is this star-shaped Rock Star Soap? This is bubble gum rock, with pink and sweet and vanilla suds that leave you singing in the shower, putting Britney Spears to shame. Rock Star is a soft soap, so keep it in a covered soap dish or out of the shower to get the most from it. It really is lots of fun and smells better than a candy store.
Shooting Stars includes the brand new for the season Shoot for the Stars Bath Bomb. A bath with this beauty is truly an otherworldly experience. It has the iconic caramel Honey I Washed the Kids scent and it turns bath water into ribbons of purple, blue, yellow and pink, with tiny white moisturizing stars floating about. It’s so cool, people have even put up YouTube videos showing what it does! Watching this bath bomb spin wildly as it shoots out different colors will have you thinking aliens have invaded your tub time…but in a good way.
The Twilight Bath Bomb is awesome for a night-time bath. The vanilla and lavender scent is relaxing, a perfect usher into dream time. Bubbly bath water turns from pink to purple and then there’s pretty glitter to really brighten up your mood. In the end the bath water does look like a starry night and you are totally ready for some sweet dreams.
The limited edition Star Light Star Bright Luxury Bath Melt is a beautiful, sparkly holiday treat with mega-moisturizing organic shea butter and extra virgin coconut oil. It smells clean and happy with notes of ginger and lime. The shea butter makes bath water very silky and creamy, and it’s like magic for dry skin. Like many Lush treats, this has a hidden treat inside that I won’t spoil for you, but it does turn bath water blue shot through with silver glitter. Be prepared to be a sparkly version of yourself afterward!
While Lush has many fabulous gift options this season, I vote for Shooting Stars. Everything inside has something extra to really brighten your mood and make you feel like a star. Be sure to grab this before it sells out! - Lisa
In my opinion, nothing smells better in summer than coconut. Plus coconut has amazing healing properties that can tackle skin and hair that’s had waaay too many kisses from the summer sun. Lush, the quintessential bath and body store, carries some of my favorite coconut scented/coconut infused products that keep summer fresh and fun, even at the end of the season. Here are four terrific picks Lush sent the BIZ that feature wonderful coconutty goodness.
My Lush coconut adventure starts with extra virgin coconut oil to tackle my summer sun-wind-water damaged dry and frizzy hair. Jasmine and Henna Fluff-Eaze Hair Treatment ($22.95) is a special treat that leaves my locks soft, sleek, and shiny. The ingredients include organic jojoba, almond, Brazil nut and extra virgin coconut oil. This is definitely for people who LOVE scented hair products. The fantastic jasmine scent truly lasts, I can even smell it three days after a treatment. This conditioning treatment works for every type of hair from extremely coarse to baby fine. I put it on dry hair the night before I need to wash it, letting it soak in overnight. In the morning I wash it out for hair that smells as good as it looks.
Next, I nourish my beach-weary skin with a tropical coconutty shower smoothie. The Almond & Coconut Shower Smoothie ($21.95) has almond and coconut oils to cleanse and moisturize and the jasmine, ylang ylang, and vanilla scent is to die for. This is not a typical lathering soap – it cleanses, but without foaminess. While no foam seems strange at first, it makes sense – after all, this is a shower smoothie, not a bar soap or gel. It leaves skin super moisturized and smelling like a soft summer evening. The texture is a thick, non-sticky marshmallow fluff, and it is an absolutely awesome shaving cream. After my shower I can even skip body lotion because my skin is so hydrated.
Summer in Michigan means hot and humid days, so I need something coconutty to keep me dry and cool. The answer is Lush’s Coconut Deodorant Powder ($7.95). It’s made from powdered coconut milk, as well as creamed and desiccated coconut and coconut oil. Excess moisture is absorbed by the tapioca, cornstarch, and natural magnesium carbonate. I love how it is a powder but in a lotion bottle – kind of freaky but very cool. I use it specifically for underarms but I also find it’s a terrific body powder that keeps me cool and dry all over. I sprinkle it into shoes to deodorize them and keep feet smelling fantastic. I put it in my gym bag to freshen it up, I’ve used it as a dry shampoo, and I always sprinkle it on my sheets when I change my bedding. I keep finding new ways to use this fantastic smelling coconut powder.
To finish off my coconut body adventure, I need some sweet-smelling perfume. My favorite scent in the Gorilla Perfumes is, of course, the one with coconut notes – Furze (0.3 fl.oz is $14.95). At first I thought ‘Furze’ referred to the fur on the gorillas but apparently there is a flowering furze bush that smells just delightful. This has a vanilla base with fresh coconut plus some green notes as well. Somehow it manages to simultaneously smell of vanilla, coconut, cookies, and the beach. It’s a soft and cozy scent that perfectly finishes my Lush coconut experience.
If you love coconut as much as I do, Lush is the place to find summery treats that will make you happy. It’s where you want to go to get your coconut on. - Lisa