You know when you've really enjoyed something, you'll come home and tell everyone about it who will listen? Well that's pretty much how I felt after getting back from a press visit to the Lush factory last month with Carrie and Adrienne- yup, I was really that impressed, and trust me I'm already a big Lushie.

Ever since growing up as a high-street loving teenager, Lush seems to have been a part of my life. From when the first shop opened in my local shopping centre, to making endless baths as colourful as humanly possible when I first discovered the bath ballistic- to envying the cool knowledgable people they always seem to have in store and the fact they get to play with these goodies ALL. DAY. LONG. Anyway, it wasn't until I visited their factories a couple of weeks ago in Poole, that it really struck me how much love, care and passion goes in to each and every single product.

Lush Factory Poole Lush Factory Poole Lush Factory Poole

Now, I know I'm probably getting a little soppy, but it truly blew me away to learn that every time you walk in to a store, those products are actually fresh (everything is delivered to stores as soon as possible after production to keep things the best they can be- with everything from the fruit in products being hand juiced), the bows on the gift boxes are hand tied individually (it's a little like Santa's workshop in parts of their HQ) and each drop of scent has been carefully measured and poured to bring you the sweet smelling goodies we all know and love.

Lush Factory Poole Lush Factory Poole

It also meant a lot to know that they're super careful about the environment, animals and how things are created. With their SLush fund (Sustainable Lush fund) being a key focus, the brand are keen to develop partnerships with the communities that they work closely with- from buying (and protecting) 6000 hectares of Amazonian rainforest to later be used for sustainable rosewood in their products, as well as partnering with communities who bring us the Aloe and Shea Butter used in their charity pots. Wow indeed. They certainly have all grounds covered, rainforest and all.

Lush Factory Poole Lush Charity Pot
Finally (in fear of literally writing an essay about the brand) we also paid a visit to the Lush Kitchen- a corner in one of the factories, where talented team members create one off products on a weekly basis, available exclusively online and handmade fresh to order (plus, once they're gone, they're gone- so get there fast)! With shelves filled bursting with dried petals, sweet scented natural oils and ingredients not out of place in your very own kitchen- this little place is a real haven of what truly makes Lush special- handmade, delicious and completely fun (have you seen their product names?) and I blooming love it- thank you Lush!

Lush Kitchen

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You know when you've really enjoyed something, you'll come home and tell everyone about it who will listen? Well that's pretty much how I felt after getting back from a press visit to the Lush factory last month with Carrie and Adrienne- yup, I was really that impressed, and trust me I'm already a big Lushie.

Ever since growing up as a high-street loving teenager, Lush seems to have been a part of my life. From when the first shop opened in my local shopping centre, to making endless baths as colourful as humanly possible when I first discovered the bath ballistic- to envying the cool knowledgable people they always seem to have in store and the fact they get to play with these goodies ALL. DAY. LONG. Anyway, it wasn't until I visited their factories a couple of weeks ago in Poole, that it really struck me how much love, care and passion goes in to each and every single product.

Lush Factory Poole Lush Factory Poole Lush Factory Poole

Now, I know I'm probably getting a little soppy, but it truly blew me away to learn that every time you walk in to a store, those products are actually fresh (everything is delivered to stores as soon as possible after production to keep things the best they can be- with everything from the fruit in products being hand juiced), the bows on the gift boxes are hand tied individually (it's a little like Santa's workshop in parts of their HQ) and each drop of scent has been carefully measured and poured to bring you the sweet smelling goodies we all know and love.

Lush Factory Poole Lush Factory Poole

It also meant a lot to know that they're super careful about the environment, animals and how things are created. With their SLush fund (Sustainable Lush fund) being a key focus, the brand are keen to develop partnerships with the communities that they work closely with- from buying (and protecting) 6000 hectares of Amazonian rainforest to later be used for sustainable rosewood in their products, as well as partnering with communities who bring us the Aloe and Shea Butter used in their charity pots. Wow indeed. They certainly have all grounds covered, rainforest and all.

Lush Factory Poole Lush Charity Pot
Finally (in fear of literally writing an essay about the brand) we also paid a visit to the Lush Kitchen- a corner in one of the factories, where talented team members create one off products on a weekly basis, available exclusively online and handmade fresh to order (plus, once they're gone, they're gone- so get there fast)! With shelves filled bursting with dried petals, sweet scented natural oils and ingredients not out of place in your very own kitchen- this little place is a real haven of what truly makes Lush special- handmade, delicious and completely fun (have you seen their product names?) and I blooming love it- thank you Lush!

Lush Kitchen

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44 comments:

  1. I smell of that factory, wawawiwa. Lovely post chick. Immy X

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  2. This sounds and looks amazing, I'm soooo jealous you had the opportunity to go, I love Lush!

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  3. wow this looks like such an amazing trip! I love lush

    Tilly Enn // A Beauty and Fashion Blog

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  4. It must have been really nice to get a behind the scenes look at the production process.

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  5. adorableee!
    xx
    daniella
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  6. Ahh so jealous, I am a massive Lush fan and can't wait to get a total haul from my local branch this weekend. Great to see you had such a good time <3

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  7. That must be a really awesome experience!!

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  8. Omg this is such an amazing opportunity :O So cool! X
    thefashion-junkie

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  9. I love LUSH. Their face masks are really great for miserable days!

    The factory looks even better than I imagined - bet it was a pretty awesome experience :)

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  10. Lovely and yummy post!
    XO
    Jeanne
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  11. Wow what a fun day - what a cool place to visit :)

    Josie xoxo | Fashion Mumblr

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  12. This looks like a fasintating visit, i'm a fan of their sign writing too.

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  13. Sounds like you had the most incredible time Liv x

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  14. Such an interesting post, I'm so jealous that you got to go to the factory to see it all. I love lush products, especially there face masks they're amazing :) x

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  15. That looks AMAZING!!! Wowsa!! JEL

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  16. What an wonderful place to get the chance to visit! All of the colours and smells in the Lush shop blow me away every time I go in, going to the factory must be a million times better:D Lovely post!

    Alannah Kissing Winter

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  17. Wow I would have felt like Charlie in the chocolate factory!!
    Becky x
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  18. Lush really do some amazing work, and their kitchen and factory looks awesome :)
    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Fashion Lifestyle + Photography - www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

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  19. What a nice post you have made, I love Lush and is so cool the way they make all their beautiful products :3

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    Lovely Seventy One


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  20. The Lush factory looks amazing, sounds like you had a great time! Xx

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  21. Aah lucky you!

    And oh, I love you and your blog and just everything.

    x Lola

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  22. great post, it's really interesting to see how it all happens! Lovely photos too x

    Ciara | Ciara Pocket

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  23. Gorgeous photos, Lush is such a great company so it must have been so interesting finding out more about how they work! x
    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

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  24. it all looks so pretty! I would love to visit Lush factory! Such a lovely post!

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  25. Oh so cool!!! I bet it smells amazing in there!

    - Keyta

    www.TheWayfarer.co

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  26. Lush makes amazing products, I'm glad to hear that the way they make their products is equally amazing :).

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  27. they look soooo yummyyyyyyyy! xoxo

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  28. It looks amazing, I'm SO jealous!!
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  29. This looks so cool! must be such a fun experience.

    X Malena
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  30. such a lovely experience you had ! I'm a Lush addict as well :)love from France ! x

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  31. how fantastic. I'd love to visit that factory too. I have loads of lush products at home, and they make a great gift
    x

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  32. WOW that is soo cool! Even tho i would faint probably as i can`t even come in to the store without headrush XD
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  33. Wow. This looked like an amazing day!
    L x
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  34. Looks like you had so much fun! Interesting to see how it all happens :-)

    Hmm maybe...

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  35. This looks so fun! I just started working at LUSH!

    x Magee | MAGEESKI blog 

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  36. Great to see the factory behind the product. I think it makes such a difference when you know how a product comes to market. x

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  37. this looks amazing! x
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  38. Sounds like an absolute dream come true! I really love to use natural products on my hair and skin so Lush is heaven for me, especially since I recently discovered I've got psoriasis and the cheap soaps and moisturisers I was buying weren't helping!

    Lulu http://candyappledarling.blogspot.com

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  39. What an amazing experience! Every bbloggers dream!x

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