Wednesday, October 14, 2009

LUSH Antibacterial Soap

They have gone and done it again! LUSH Cosmetics has once again sent me something that lathers to check out and review and I was certainly happy to do so; as if I would ever turn away bubbly bath products!

Right off the bat I noticed that this time around they got the packaging right on. The box was still a little bit bigger than the soap but not erroneously so like the last time. Plus they used store bags to stuff it for protection as opposed to new paper. The soap they sent is called 13 Soap (Unlucky for Dirt) which retails online for $6.95 for 3.5 ounces of foamy goodness.

The soap makes use of their new base without palm oil (if you did not read the first LUSH review, you can get it here) and also consists of oregano, sunflower oil, coconut oil and honey, not to mention a slew of additional natural ingredients. The soap smells fresh and clean.

The soap gets its name because it is an anti-bacterial soap. So, bummer for grimy germs, but with winter about to set in around these parts there is nothing better than added defense against them!

My only concern on the ingredient list is Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, based on yesterday’s discoveries it nerves me some that they use this but I will continue to research the ingredient SLS due to my unease. At just under $7 this homemade soap is a bit pricier than comparable sized and type handmade soaps.

With all of that in mind I am granting the LUSH 13 Soap a Three and a Half Leaf Rating!

You continue to impress me with your responsible ways LUSH! ♥love♥


FairiesNest said...

Just wondering, what ingredient exactly makes it anti-bacterial?

Jenn said...

Great question, sorry I didn't comment more on that in the actual article! From what I understand oregeno oil acts as a natural anti-bacterial agent (also anti fungal and antiseptic!).

Nahana said...

It is easy to assume anti-bacterial soaps have been around through the years,I won't lose the green soap in my bath!

Almost Precious said...

The soap looks pretty, but as they say; "pretty is as pretty does". SLS does sound sort of creepy, might be okay for degreasing garage floors but not sure I'd like to bath with it. Now if I can find a shampoo that doesn't contain it...could be why I'm lossing so much hair every time I wash my hair !!?!?!!