Labor Day with LUSH: Don’t say goodbye to the smells of summer

We don’t have to leave the luscious smells of summer behind thanks to the ingenuity of LUSH and their sea inspired products.

WASHINGTON, September 3, 2012 — This was absolutely the fastest summer of my life.  Now the days are already noticeably shorter, the mornings are a little cooler, and the scent of fall is on the winds.

Thanks to the ingenuity of LUSH and their sea inspired products, we don’t have to leave the smells of summer behind. LUSH has produced a variety of all-natural, hand-made products that bring the summer smells of ocean, forest and garden to your bath year round. These products will revive and refresh you and make you feel like a day at the beach is as close as your morning shower. 

Start your morning with a blast of fresh ocean salt and an invigorating scrub. The LUSH Ocean Salt Face and Body Scrub brings the islands to your bath with scents of lime, coconut, grapefruit and sea salt. The mild exfoliate will scrub your face and body fresh and clean, leaving your skin bright and new.  

Ocean Salt face and body scrub by LUSH

Ocean Salt face and body scrub by LUSH

Sea salt is a natural antibacterial, so scrubbing your skin clean with a sea salt scrub has the added benefit of removing germs without the drying chemicals found in antibacterial soaps and lotions. 

LUSH has built a great reputation with their shampoo bars, solid bars that are filled with good things for your hair. Aside from the wonderful things they’ll do for your hair, these bars are eco friendly, as are all LUSH products. As if that weren’t good enough, this shampoo is solid, like bar soap for your head. That’s particularly nice when you are packing shampoo in luggage; no leaking here. Another benefit is that since it is not a liquid, the TSA won’t be confiscating it at the airport, either.

A gift from the sea is the SeaNik Shampoo Bar. Sea salt adds volume and shine, Japanese Nori and Irish moss seawoods moisturize and soften your hair, and lemon adds a bit of extra luster. Keeping your bath routine sunny, mimosa and orange blossom essence will have your bath and your hair smelling like salted air fresh from the grassy dunes.  

The SeaNik Shampoo Bar is best for oily hair. If your hair is dry, you may want to use LUSH’s beer shampoo, Cynthia Sylvia Stout.  

Blue Bomb bath bomb by LUSH

Blue Bomb bath bomb by LUSH

A combination of protein-rich, organic, vegan stout beer from a local brewery, Cynthia Sylvia Stout gives your hair weight, and it helps keep the frizz at bay, which was a necessity this hot and humid summer.

Cynthia Sylvia Stout is one of my favorites and it works with the summer theme, harkening back to those beach bomb fires and summer evening brews! 

We all need to take a breath, a Breath of Fresh Air that is, to get us through the day. LUSH’s toner water spray is invigorating, refreshing and smells wonderful. It combines the scents of rose, patchouli, carageenan and rosemary atop the smells of the sea in a suspension of salt water and aloe vera.

Breath of Fresh Air face toner and refresher by LUSH

Breath of Fresh Air face toner and refresher by LUSH

A spritz or two will wake you up, or sprayed on a cotton ball, Breath of Fresh Air can be used to wipe away the grit and grime of the day. 

It is hard to resist the call of the mountains, walking beneath the cool tree canopy, smelling pines of the forest or the earthiness of the moss beneath our feet.

Dirty Springwash shower gel brings all those summer smells back to us in a shower gel that smells like a mountain spring. Essence of spearmint keeps it cool, and sodium bicarbonate softens the water and acts as a natural deodorizer.

LUSH products offer a variety of unique, eco-packaged, hand-made bath, shower and beauty products. All are 100 percent natural, and each is 100 percent fun.

LUSH products will be a part of my daily routine, culminating with the Big Blue Bath Bomb, with relaxing lavender, lemon oil, sea salt, and seaweed, Big Blue helps rid your body of toxins while seaweed softens and soothes your skin until it’s time to head back to the beach.

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Jacquie Kubin is an award winning journalist that began writing in 1993 following a successful career in marketing and advertising in Chicago.  She started Communities Digital News in 2009 as a way to adapt to the changing online journalism marketing place.  Jacquie is President and Managing Editor of Communities Digital News, LLC and a frequent contributor to The Washington Times Communities as well as a member of the National Association of Professional Woman, New American Foundation and the Society of Professional Journalist.  Email Jacquie here

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