This weekend I was lucky enough to be invited down to Poole in Dorset for a very special Lush experience. As many of you might know, Lush is one of my favourite bath and body brands, so I was super excited to be invited, but also to hear about the launch of their new 'Lush Kitchen'.
|The Lush Kitchen|
I got taken on a little tour of the factory on Friday, although most of the staff had gone home for the bank holiday by the time I arrived (they take their time-off seriously at Lush!) I got to see how they make all of their soaps, bath melts and ballistics, as well as see the online order team hard at work packing orders to send off all over Europe.
|Freshly Poured Miranda|
|The brand new 'Magnificent' soap ready to send out.|
|The online order stock room|
|Factory Kitchen Cupboards!|
|Mini Comforters ready to be packaged up and sent out to stores|
|The result of a staff training day - Hedgehogs made of Gold 'Fun'!|
|The original Lush shop: 29 High Street, Poole|
|Dry Ice fragrance demo in the Poole Store|
I also got the chance to chat to the head of the Digital team at Lush, son of the founders and product inventor, Jack Constantine, and learn a bit more about their new 'self-preserving' products. Although a large number of Lush products are already preservative-free, according to Jack, eliminating preservatives entirely is high on Lush's priority list and introducing preservative-free versions of their best selling body creams is a big step towards this goal.
|Trying not to spill the shower gel!|
I also got to take a few extra bottles of my 'Back For Breakfast' away with me to give away to 4 readers this week. If you'd like to win your own bottle, made with my own fair hands(!) all you have to do is:
- Write a comment on this post telling me what your favourite lush product is.
- Don't forget to leave your email address or twitter username as well, so I can get in touch if you win!
Finally, a massive thanks to all of the lovely people at Lush! It was such a lovely experience getting to know the people behind the products and learn a bit more about the company. It's certainly made me love the brand just a little bit more than before!
*The giveaway is open internationally. It closes at midnight GMT on Saturday 10th May 2014. I will email or tweet each winner to let them know they have won. You can enter as many times as you like before the closing date*