Yeah I know this is a food site!
But..I have always thought it would be great to find hair and body care products that were made with real food ingredients. Even thought of formulating some personally. I figured herbs like rosemary and lavender and other ingredients like avocados, walnut husks, goat’s milk etc. could be combined into healthy products without harsh chemicals.
There is a child-proof lock on my bathroom cabinet for a reason, the personal care products we use are toxic and dangerous, yet we put them in and on our bodies. I recenly came acrose a company called Lush Cosmetics. They make incredible, natural cosmetics that are indeed GREAT STUFF. I recently starting using these items so I could tell you all about them here.
The Harvest Eating family is over 20,000 strong and about 90% female (I love my flock of chicks) so this post is a perfect fit for this audience. Lush cosmetics are very ingeniously designed and the creativity shown in this line is awesome. These are some talented folks.
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Lush products contain all types of food and herbal ingredients that simply work well. Of course I have tried many natural personal care products, either they do not work or they do not last. I can’t tell you how many $10 bars of goats milk soap I have used only to get 4-5 showers of use before they are toally gone.
Because I travel often to promote Harvest Eating and my cookbooks, I have become very interested in one bag travel, (more about the bags I use in a future post) essentially packing everything in one bag to avoiding the checked baggage fees. I need to take lightweight gear that helps lighten the load and also pack using packing cubes and pouches to stay well organized and well equipped while on the road. Lush makes some really neat solid shampoos that come in a water tight tin that are amazing. They do not need to be shown to TSA as they are not liquid. One tin is much lighter then a bottle of standard shampoo. This way I am not subject to cheap and harsh shampoo in my hotel room.
These shampoo bars make an amazing amount of lather, smell good and clean my hair perfectly. They last a long time too. When you see all the natural ingredients contained in Lush, you can really feel good about using them.
The shaving creams are also incredible. I get a very smooth shave and my skin smells like oranges and cream instead of heavy, toxic “guido” cologne like my regular shave gel does. Read the labels on shampoo and deodorant…you’ll be running to visit the lush website.
Above is a slide show showing some of the products. I plan on reviewing them in more detail in the near future so check back often. Be sure to subscribe to your newsletter or RSS feed so you can read the reviews.