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Dirty soap that gets you clean
Member Name: AbsintheFairy
Advantages: Minty scent, lovely colour, cleans well
Disadvantages: Not keen on scent, used up quickly
Just over a year ago, Lush launched their new Dirty range. This included a shower gel, toothy tabs (solid toothpaste), soap, body spray, hair cream and shaving cream. Originally aimed at men, I've actually tried the whole range because I really like it!
The Dirty soap is deep blue, like the rest of the range. Suitable for vegans, it cost £4.10 for 100g. The soap is designed to be used with the rest of the range to layer up, and smells of spearmint, sandalwood, pine and oakmoss. At least, that's the idea: all I could smell was a sweet spearmint scent that was a little too sickly for me.
Lush make this soap, and all of their other soaps, without palm oil as production of this oil endangers the rainforests and may be contributing to global warming. Instead, the base of the soap is made up of rapeseed oil and coconut oil.
The blue soap looks pretty on the side of the sink and lathers up well when I go to wash my hands. My hands always feel thoroughly clean after use - the soap works well and is pleasant to use.
Unfortunately, the soap seems to wear out quickly. It isn't exactly cheap to begin with, and it doesn't last very long. I'm not particularly keen on the scent either, though this is a matter of personal preference. I really like most of the Dirty range, but the spearmint scent of the soap is a bit much for me and I feel as though it will give me a headache if I smell it too much. I prefer Lush's previous mint-scented soap, Ice Blue.
Overall, I'm not marvellously keen on this soap, mainly because of the scent and the speed at which it wears out. However, that's no reason to avoid it yourself if you like the sound of it.
Summary: Dirty soap from Lush