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Monday, June 27, 2011

Lush Soaps Review - Figs and Leaves, Sexy Peel, Honey I Washed the Kids, Ice Blue, and Sea Vegetable

Lush is my latest addiction and I have been using and enjoying a few of their products for over a month now. But today, I am going to review their soaps. For those who don't know, what makes these soaps (and Lush's products) special is that they are made with natural and fresh ingredients derived from fruits, vegetable, and fine essential oils, which makes them better for use on your skin.
First off, these soaps are sold by weight so you can get at much or as little are you desire. Just ask the sale associate to cut the soap for you. Price varies from one product to another and depends on the ingredients that the soap contains. However, expect to pay an average of $8.00-13.00 per bar soap.
They have a large variety of soaps and scents to choose from and that can be overwhelming when shopping there for the first time. I don't love all of the scents that they carry but I do really enjoy a handfull of them and once you are hooked, it can be addicting and you'll want to come back for more.
Another thing I would like to mention is that there is no special packaging for these soap. Lush will wrap them with a piece of paper. The reason behind that is because Lush strives to be environmental friendly, therefore using paper cuts down on waste since it is biodegrable.

Figs and Leaves
  • It has this soft floral and feminine scent derived from orange blossom and ylang ylang fragrance
  • If you love floral scents that are not overpowering, you will love this soap.
  • Ingredients: figs and fig seeds for exfoliation, aloe vera extract, Rapeseed oil, coconut oil, and leaves.
Sexy Peel
  • This soap smells amazingly citrucy! Like a mix of lemon and orange. The scent is very fresh and potent. This soap probaly has the most potent scent from all the ones I've tried so far. Perfect for the morning because it will wake you up. When I had this soap and Honey I Washed the Kids in my bathroom, the combination of fragrance was so strong that it lingered and freshened my bathroom for at least 2 weeks!
  • Ingredients: fresh lemon juice, grapefruit, lime juice, rapeseed oil, coconut oil, lemon peels, orange peels, and lime oil.
Honey I Washed the Kids
  • This soap smells so delicious! It has this sweet and delectable scent that makes me drool. I am normally not a big fan of sweet scents but this one I love! The sweetness coming from this soap is unlike any other. I can totally see this one being a favorite among many. I like it so much I had to repurchase it. Definitely take a whiff of this soap if you ever happen to pass by a Lush counter.
  • Ingredients: honey, rapeseed oil, coconut oil, beeswax, sweet orange oil, aloe vera extract, and gardenia extract.

Ice Blue
  • This soap has a very interesting scent and invigorating peppermint scent to be exact. I actually really like it. It smells refreshing.
  • Ingredients: peppermint oil, rapeseed oil, coconut oil, sea salt, sweet wild orange oil, bergamot oil.

  Sea Vegetable
  • When looking at and smelling this soap, you will be reminded of the ocean. As you can see from the picture the teal color of the soap and seaweed also give that visual aspect. It smells very fresh like an ocean breeze.
  • Ingredients: lime oil, rapeseed oil, coconut oil, lavender oil, sea salt, and seaweed.
These soaps last just like regular soaps. I noticed they foam not as much but will still give good amount of lather. Since I am not the only one using them. I tend to go through them quicker, which can get expensive if I'm going to continue buying them.
Overall, these soaps do a good job at cleansing. I don't find them moisturing but neither drying. One big difference that I notice about Lush soaps as compared to commercial soaps is that they rinse completely off your skin. You are going to get that squeaky clean feeling. When I use commercial soaps, after I rinse my skin feels sort of slippery but I don't get that when I use Lush soaps.
With that said, some may still wonder or not understand why Lush gets so much raves. I am happy and don't mind paying for these soaps because I know what they are made of and I know that they are good and gentle on my skin. Also, I am very in love with some of the scents that they have. When you find a scent that you love, it sort of have that narcotic effect on you. Scents have a power to relax, perk you up, or put you in a happy mood. It makes showering a pleasant and relaxing experience, who wouldn't like that you know.
For the record, my favorites are Honey I Washed the Kids and Sexy Peel.

My rating 9/10.

For more info about Lush, please visit or your local Lush counter.


  1. I've never tried Lush soaps even though I love going there :) Honey I Washed The Kids is one of their best sellers so it's no surprise you love it! I plan on getting small bars of that and Sultana of Soap because of its creaminess next time I drop by Lush. Do you cut up your soap or use it straight from the bar? I think cutting it into pieces would make it last longer :)

  2. I use it straight from the bar. I wouldn't know how to work the lather if my soap was cut into small pieces. I have a hard time working with a finishing soap so perhaps on can give tips on how to use small piece of soap 0_o

  3. A 9/10 is a great rating, especially by your standards! I believe I have Sexy Peel, and I definitely agree with you about how the scent just wakes you up! It's also strong enough to linger in the room for quite a while! lol The other soaps you mentioned sound amazing, particularly Ice Blue. I love refreshing scents like that <3

  4. i used sexy peel before too but i love Honey I washed the kids because i lovee honey smell

  5. ive tried sexy peal, and ice blue~~~my favorite is Sexy peel~~~you should try demon in the dark/night???(4got the name)....its really good, and it feels much more tingley on the skin than ice blue~~~

  6. Huda, I think you got the sexy peel. It smells really strong and I also love the scent.

    Amanda, everytime I smell honey I washed the kids I just wanna bite the soap haha

    Jessy, thanks for the suggestion. I'll check it out next time I restock on my soap :)

  7. Thanks for the useful review, I'm getting Honey... :)


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