Visiting the Lush headquarters in Vancouver, Canada was like everything and nothing I had expected at the same time. Was the massive factory an olfactory heaven? Yes. Did I know I was going to be conducting Breaking Bad-esque experiments (minus the meth, of course) to make each product? Um…no. What I also wasn’t expecting was how enormous everything was—from the warehouse to the gigantic mixers and blenders used to make each product—and, not to mention, how everyone (seriously…everyone) who works there is attractive.
But I didn’t fly 3,000-plus miles just to gawk at the cute employees and take a tour of the place—my main mission was to create three amazing products signed and sealed with my very own Lush sticker! The first items I made were two limited-edition offerings for my favorite holiday, Halloween (duh): Nightwing Shower Jelly and Lord of Misrule Shower Cream. The former is a fruity jelly in the shape of a bat that’s packed with aloe vera and lime juice and delivers some serious nourishment to the body; the latter is made with a blend of spicy black pepper and patchouli, which leaves skin silky soft and smelling like an actual angel. The last product, and definitely the most fun to make, was the Lord of Misrule Bath Bomb, which, after it’s submerged in water, produces a hypnotic, swirling green hue that then turns into a rich, wine color in the bath. After a few hours at this magical place, I left with a bag full of the products I made and a gigantic smile on my face, infected with the cheery and positive attitude that oozes from each employee who works there. Needless to say, I am a certified Lushie!
Check out the video of me touring the factory and making the Lord of Misrule Bath Bomb, Nightwing Shower Jelly, and Lord of Misrule Shower Cream—and to make the trip even sweeter, I'm giving away the treats that I made (yes, with my very own Lush sticker on them!) to a few lucky readers, so comment below and tell me why you love Lush for a chance to win!