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Accidentally Grow A Plant In Your Shower Drain With This Lush Product

a bean massage bar has a tendency to start sprouting

Everyone loves Lush for their use of natural and ethical ingredients in their range of homemade bath and body products. This new discovery proves just how fresh and natural their ingredients really are. 

A couple of users have been surprised when using the Wiccy Magic Muscles Massage Bar. They’ve found it sprouting before their very eyes, with tiny little plants growing from their shower and sink drains. The massage bar, comprised of a blend of cinnamon and peppermint essential oils, cocoa and shea butter, and coconut and jojoba oil, also contains aduki beans (not coffee beans, as some users have thought), with the intention of the texture helping to work out the toughest of muscle knots. However, if the bar is left in your shower for a few days or a stray bean happens to fall into your perfectly moist drain, the product may start to germinate and sprout an actual mini plant.

This isn’t the first time a Lush product has greatly surprised its user. We mustn’t forget the girl that turned herself bright pink after (mis)using a solid bath oil, although drain plants seem like a much easier fix than fluorescent skin. 

Helen Ambrosen, Lush cofounder, told Buzzfeed, “We use organic aduki beans to create a texture in the massage bar, so that you’ve got small bead-like shapes to massage the muscles. In order for the beans to germinate, they must have been left in the shower for a few days. The results you get just go to show how fresh the ingredients really are."

Truly defining green beauty.