I’ve been a fan LUSH Cosmetics since 2013. Friends have spoken of their love of Lush Bath Bombs for years but, I’ve never really been a fan of scented products, so I dismissed the idea until I wandered into their store at my local mall and fell in love.

For those of you that aren’t aware of Lush. All their products are made using fresh organic fruits and vegetables, essential oils, and safe synthetics. They do not test on animals, use little or no preservatives and use environmental packaging. They even have vegetarian and vegan products. They have great beliefs and are involved in multiple charities. Their products are also available world-wide. The Lush website shows ingredient lists for all their products as well as videos on how they make them. How cool is that!

During my research for my “carry-on luggage only journey“, I read about their solid shampoo bars, conditioners and (wait for it) toothpaste tablets. All liquid free and therefore carry-on friendly and I thought…

This I got to see!

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I love the ambience of the store (photo is from the Lush Website not the real store I shopped at) – their products are all natural and fresh and that concept is reflected in the store design with crates and wood shelving similar to a country market. I’ve found the staff to be extremely knowledgeable and willing to explain their products, their merits and demonstrate their use. They have sinks, and towels available for you to clean up with after too (not that you plan on taking a shower there or anything). What I think is great is that each product has an expiry date and a sticker stating which employee physically created it. That’s different eh?

Godiva Shampoo Bar


The instructions say to wet the bar, rub it down your hair three times (1 on each side and one on the back) and voilà lots of lather. The product works great and smells especially nice – scented but not overpoweringly stinky. I bought the Godiva Shampoo Bar because a staff member told me that it was the most conditioning 2-in-1 (shampoo and conditioner in one) that they made. I was hoping to get away with not buying a separate conditioner bar, but unfortunately, it isn’t conditioning enough for me, so I plan on buying the Jungle Conditioner Bar. Don’t be worried when you notice little herbs and spices embedded in the bar – it’s all natural remember and the Godiva has rosemary oil and leaves.

I made sure to buy the matching metal Shampoo Bar Tin to hold the bar. Why? Purely because it has the logo on it (I’m a sucker that way) but you could use a ziplock bag or wrap the bar inside a small facecloth and toss in your toiletry bag.

Overall I love the shampoo bar. I just wish that it was not as drying on my hair.

Toothy Tabs

Now, this product I was most intrigued by. In each package, you get about 100 little tablets that remind me of those sour rocket candies you get at Halloween. You nibble 1 tablet between your teeth, brush with a wet toothbrush, rinse and spit. Once you start nibbling the baking soda in the tablet immediately starts to foam up. The Toothy Tabs come in 7 flavours.

There were some bits of the tablet that didn’t dissolve fully in my mouth, and I have to admit that the sink looked pretty gross after I rinsed but my mouth and teeth felt really clean for hours after so they definitely work.

Would I purchase the Toothy Tabs again? I would. They are great for travelling liquid free and if you are out at a restaurant and you had a really garlicky meal – you can just excuse yourself to the restroom, pop a Toothy Tab in your mouth, nibble, rinse and spit – no brush necessary. I think I prefer my usual toothpaste for regular use though but for the cost of a bottle of 100 tablets, they’re a great portable little product.

Be aware – that all LUSH Cosmetics products contain all natural materials – so if you have allergies to anything, make sure you read the ingredient list before use.

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Have you tried LUSH Cosmetics for travel? I’d love to hear what your opinion is.

 
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