“ Brand: Lush / Texture: Cream / Type: Shower Gel / Suitable for: Body „
Just after Christmas, Lush had a sale in which all products with a use-by date before a particular cut-off point (which I can sadly no longer remember) were on offer for half price. By the time I got to the store many of the products had gone, but there was a 100g bottle of the new Grass shower gel available at half the usual price of £4.75. The shower gel is also available in a 250g size for £9.25 and a 500g size for £16.75.
***What is Lush?***
Lush is a store that makes toiletries and cosmetics, using natural and organic ingredients where possible and minimising packaging where they can. It started out as a mail order company called Cosmetics to Go, but this failed and the new store, Lush, opened in Poole, Dorset. Later branches of the shop opened in London and beyond, and there are now Lush stores all over the world. As well as in store, you can also buy products from the website, www.lush.co.uk. There are similar websites for many different countries including the USA, Japan and Germany.
Lush buy ingredients only from companies that do not test on animals. All of their products are suitable for vegetarians and many are suitable for vegans.
Lush say: "We believe in happy people making happy soap, putting our faces on our products and making our mums proud.
"We believe in long candlelit baths, sharing showers, massage, filling the world with perfume and in the right to make mistakes, lose everything and start again."
***Don't Keep Off the Grass***
This shower gel is made with Lush's new Ninja fragrance and contains antioxidant, nutritious wheatgrass and bergamot and neroli to uplift. The bottle states that the shower gel provides "the scent of freshly mown grass in the morning". It also contains chlorophyllin water (which I suspect contributes to the scent), and sandalwood oil. Some of the less lovely ingredients include sodium laureth sulphate and methylparaben. However the shower gel is completely suitable for vegans.
In colour, the shower gel is a rich dark green - the colour of grass, in fact. Scent-wise, the shower gel really does smell of grass, but there is an uplifting aspect to it. The scent is fresh and summery and really evokes the outdoors while promoting a sense of calm.
Using the shower gel is straightforward and I only need a very small amount on my shower puff to create a good lather. It washes well and I always feel properly clean after use. The shower gel seems to be good for my skin: it doesn't irritate me in any way, and doesn't dry my skin out either.
The scent makes me feel refreshed and awake but it doesn't last on the skin - this might be a shame for some but not a problem for me as I always apply a scented body lotion.
I really like this shower gel. It is certainly expensive, but a little goes a long way and I end up using less than I do of cheaper shower gels. It has a lovely authentic grass scent which is fairly unique as far as I know, and it doesn't irritate my skin. I don't know if it's a favourite, but I would consider repurchasing. Four stars from me.
First impression you have the same Lush bottle that you find across the entire range which I personally really like it has the black label with white writing and the logo across the top again in the same way that all the bottled products are labelled.
One thing you find on the lush bottles which I really like are the small round stickers which has a drawing of whoever it was which created the product you're buying and also there name written underneath. I just think this adds a nice personal touch to the product and knowing they made it rather than it being massed produce by machine is also reassuring.
I got the smaller bottle as I had it put in as a free gift from a friend who works there but it comes in 3 different sizes with varying prices.
100g - £4.75
250g - £9.25
500g - £16.75
Obviously you'll notice looking at the price that it's quite pricey especially if you're comparing to cheaper options you may pick up in the supermarket. But for me there's a number of different reasons I will always pay the extra for Lush products =
Knowing exactly what's in your products as everything they use has a natural source and using the website you can see what's in and even more in-depth information about the individual ingredients.
All the packaging is recycled and is fully recyclable you can also take in your empty Lush pots and bottle tops and for 5 black pots they will reward you with a face mask which would usually come at a cost of £5.75 (they're amazing as well).
Absolutely no animal testing and all the products are sourced in the most ethical way and Lush employees are actually sent to inspect that everything is living up to the high standards (and rightfully so) that they have set. Also could be included in here as it is a big plus for me is that a lot of the products including this one are made from completely Vegan ingredients which cannot be said for a huge amount of the other alternatives on the market.
Great quality products everything has been made using fresh ingredients and also natural ingredients meaning it's very good for your skin especially if you can sometimes suffer from irritation with the chemicals in other products.
Finally on to the actual product it's self.
The shower gel is a green colour obviously matching the given name of grass.
If you smell it straight out the bottle you get a very nice summery smell and the first obvious comparison is to that of freshly cut grass this will be coming from the fresh wheatgrass which makes up a good portion of the ingredients.
The smell when you have actually used it begins to fade and you get much more of a woody smell coming from the Sandalwood Oil.
Personally this way works best for me because I think the smell of the freshly cut grass is a really nice summery smell which cheers you up especially in the winter when you're wishing for those sunny days but it's not a smell I would really want to be following me around all day so the woody undertone when the wheatgrass sent is more washed out seems much better suited.
Focusing on the price again the next point is something to take into consideration in regards to value for money. Out of all the shower gels I have owned (and I've had many of varying prices) this is by far the best in terms of how much you need to use to get a good lather. I find two small squeezes of shower gel about the size of a 50p is enough to cover the entirety of your body and if you have one using a sponge will get even more out of it as it really bubbles up quite well. I shower daily and a large bottle will last me anywhere from 5-6 weeks if I am just using it on my body but sometimes I will use it on my hair which uses a little more just because of the nice scent it leaves.
When the product is washed off and you are dry you will notice your skin feels very nice and soft. Because of the natural gradients used by Lush they pack everything in according to how it will be used so the wheatgrass provides lots of vitamins and minerals that help your skin stay healthy.
Overall I will always recommend Lush to anyone and everyone as it really is worth that little extra you pay to get a great product that you can also feel good about in knowing how everything was prepared and sourced.
Grass shower gel
I LOVE this shower gel. It's one of the most unique and interesting scents that I have ever experienced in a shower gel and I'm now a lifelong fan.
I will admit that before I did try the Grass shower gel I had looked at it in the shop many times, then one afternoon I eventually caved in and bought some. And since then I have never looked back. It's one of my all time favourite Lush products.
Lush say: "The Grass shower gel is packed with fresh wheatgrass to condition your hair and body - so you can go all the way with Grass from head to toe.
"Wheatgrass is chock full of enzymes, vitamins and minerals for maintaining healthy skin. With its scent of freshly-mown lawns, this back-to-nature gel leaves you meadow-fresh, uplifted and leads you out of the woods and into the sunshine."
Now before you ask, it does in fact smell like grass. Well that's just weird, isn't it? No, no, no.
Somehow Lush have managed to take a smell that is common and add a whole range of other subtle tones to create something that smells amazing. It does have a strong grass scent but it's more like a perfumed idea of grass with a sweet base that just makes you want to use it again and again.
The smell although lovely and sweet does work well as a more gender neutral fragrance, especially considering a lot of Lush products are firmly aimed at us girls. It's nice to have a shower gel that my husband likes to use. However, because he suffers from hay fever he was a little dubious about giving this a try, now after he's tried it he does like it. Just not as much as me. I can imagine that this scent might be a bit like marmite, some will love it while others may hate it.
If the scent isn't enough to convince you to try this then let me tempt you more. I always use a shower puff and with a puff you only need a tiny amount of the Grass shower gel to create a huge amount of fragrant lather. The lather has a really nice rich texture and the scent shines through. Even with the smallest 100g bottle I found mine lasted for nearly a whole month of daily usage.
Granted, this is one of the more expensive Lush shower gels and it may not be for everyone's taste. But I love it and I will certainly be buying more after mine has run out. The smell has a knack of cheering me up in the morning, even when I get up before the sun.
I definitely recommend trying the Grass shower gel. If you can visit one of the stores go in and have a sniff for yourself I doubt you will be disappointed.
100g - £4.75
250g - £9.25
500g - £16.75
(Prices are correct as of date of review)
Five out of five stars.
This shower gel was released last year as a replacement of my beloved Tramp shower gel which was Patchouli based. Grass shower gel is a dark green gel which is a combination of Wheatgrass, Neroli and Bergamot and to be honest I really prefer it to my old Tramp. I always find it difficult to focus on the scent of a lush product when in the store as there are so many overpowering aromas so when I got the product home I was pleased that the scent was still to my liking.
Packaging: No frills clear bottle made of recycleable plastic with a recycleable black flip-top lid. I have never had any problems with opening/closing the bottle and have never had excess product gathering on the exterior of the bottle.
Use: I find that about a 10p sized blob is more than sufficient to wash my body, face and hair and the 250g bottle that I usually get lasts me about 3-4 months as the gel is very concentrated. The scent lasts quite well and actually compliments my fragrances which is a bonus as Tramp would clash with pretty much everything scentwise. One thing that I've started doing recently is washing my hair with it and I must admit I'm impressed as it doesn't strip the hair or overload it and leaves my locks shiny and flowing.
Conclusion: My skin is quite sensitive and I used to get dry skin and blocked pores on my face but since using this along with Dream cream I have had no problems and my skin has improved dramatically.
The only negative I can think of is the price as the shower gel is expensive especially when compared to regular brands but then again a bottle of Dove shower gel costs me £2 and only lasts for a month the bottles are priced by weight so 100g=£4.55; 250g=£8.95 and 500g=£16.25. I would recommend it to anyone with eczema like myself and hope that Lush never ever ever discontinue it.
I should also add that the product is not tested on animals and is suitable for Vegans.
Information regarding ingredients copied from the Lush website
We buy our ingredients from suppliers who do not test on animals
Water (Aqua), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Fresh Wheatgrass Juice (Triticum vulgare), Lauryl Betaine, Chlorophyllin Water (CI 75810, Aqua), Perfume, Propylene Glycol, Sandalwood Oil (Santalum austro-caledonicum vieill and Fusanus spicatus), Bergamot Oil (Citrus Aurantium bergamia), Neroli Oil (Citrus Aurantium amara), Fine Sea Salt, *Coumarin, *Geraniol, *Limonene, *Linalool, Methyl Ionone, Methylparaben * Occurs naturally in essential oils Vegan
Don't you just love that smell of freshly mowed grass in the summer? This shower gel from Lush smells just like that and can trigger all your happy memories from past summers to come back to you while you wash.
Vegan - Yes
The fragrance - When you're relaxing in the garden or your local park in the beautiful summer sunshine and what can you smell? The unique and invigorating smell that is freshly cut grass.
Some may find this shower gel expensive compared to Lush's other shower gel happy hippy, however this is the type of shower gel that if you only use it occasionally it'll keep it's special scent amazing each time you use it. It's a great shower gel to treat yourself with and indulge in what memories you can recollect when using this unique scented shower gel.
The ingredient that gives this such a fresh smell is the fresh wheatgerm juice that they use. As you may know wheatgerm juice is full antibodies and has become popular within recent years for it's health benefits. Citrus oils in the shower gel also help brighten your day.
The experience - I had so much fun using this shower gel. It was a cloudy and gloomy day and decided some 'grass' was in order to make things right again. In the shower it let me forget it was the middle of winter and for the few minutes i'm in the shower I felt like I was having a glorious wash on a summer morning with the birds singing and the sun shining while also the distinct smell brining back happy memories of last summer. It's a great start to the day or to just cheer you up from the gloomy weather we've been having recently. It's definitely worth a try and if you're not sure then try ask for a sample at you're local lush. You'll definitely not be disappointed.
I'm not to sure why but every so often I get a copy of the Lush Times sent to my house for me to have a look through and hopefully order some products from. A few months back this particular product was on the front page so I noticed it straight away and immediately knew I wanted to buy it when it was released. The main reason I wanted to buy this is because I LOVE the smell of freshly cut grass and it really reminds me of Summer however I have recently started to suffer with hay fever quite badly so a few whiffs of said grass will send me into a sneezing fit so a product like this is a brilliant idea for me anyway - just because the grass makes you sneeze you can still enjoy it now!
Price: Around £5 - 100g bottle.
Stockists: Lush & lush.co.uk
100% suitable for vegan's.
It does seem a little expensive for a shower gel I know but you only use a really tiny amount per time so you get loads of use out the gel and it lasts a really long time so in the long run it is worth the money and a 100g bottle is bigger than it sounds! This comes in the usual transparent squeeze bottle that is coloured in a deep green due to the gel inside. Easy to squeeze out of the bottle despite its thickness and even when you have wet hands which I really liked as its simple. Nothing out of the ordinary bottle wise but it does the job.
The shower gel itself is very thick and bright green so means its not the most feminine shower gel Lush offer but that means this is great for the guys as well so everyone in the family can use it. I expected this to be very hard to lather up due to it thickness but when put on a shower puff this produces loads of lather and a very small amount (say a 10p piece worth) is more than enough to wash your whole body and leave it feeling really clean. Ive had my 100g bottle for about a month now and I'm not the only one that's being using it and there is still at least half a bottle left so it does last a very long time as long as you don't waste any by using way too much.
The smell of this again makes it perfect for both sexes because it isn't feminine at all but at the same time isn't too masculine so again that makes this perfect for everyone to use. This does smell exactly like freshly cut grass which really is an amazing smell and it lasts for ages on your skin. This is the perfect scent for use in the morning because it wakes you up straight away and gets you ready for the rest of the day so this is definitely one for use in the morning because it wakes you up right away.
It also lathers up brilliantly and makes your skin feel and look really great and best of all squeaky clean which is everything you need from a shower gel really - Oh and it smells amazing so Lush have made a right winner here in my opinion and Ill be buying it again when my bottle eventually runs out and it comes highly recommended from me. A brilliant "green" shower gel.
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If I ask the Lush fans amongst you, if you have tried washing with Grass, you will know what I mean. The Lush newbies amongst you may just exclaim... 'Wash myself in grass you say?'.....Or......'Mmm not sure if that'll do my hay fever any good'. Or worst case scenario be sat there wondering what damage a slab of tuff would do to a shower..........
Well present and future Lush Fans this is not grass as we know it. So we can all relax. This is GRASS the highly acclaimed Lush shower gel. It may seem a little off the wall to some, however as every Lush fan knows, natural ingredients are a must in Lush products. Lush in their wisdom, have decided that you can't get much more natural than a shower product based around natural wheat grass.
The product is packed into the standard plain dark plastic looking bottles, with a black Lush label, telling us that Lush make fresh handmade cosmetics. The word Grass is written in large bold letters on the label and the product can be bought in 100g, 250g or 500g sizes to suit both budget and requirements.
A new and madly named fragrance called Ninja has been formulated for Grass. Ninja is a mix of violet leaf, neroli and sandalwood, which have been blended to refine and compliment each other. Wheatgrass juice which is high in antioxidants is the main focus of the product, hence its name and this is mixed with zingy citrus oils to bring out freshness.
Lush say the wash can add 'sunshine to your days', in other words a quick spin in the shower with this will have you thinking of warm summer days and freshly mown lawns! Well I can say it smells very green even when in the bottle but the proof of the pudding is in the tasting or in this case testing!
So once in the shower does grass do its claims justice? Well, once you have loaded some Grass onto a shower puff, the aroma is very green and fresh. Not in a bright way, but in a softer cooler manner. Think cool forest walks and deep green swathes of wheat grass or freshly mown summer meadows and you are half way towards understanding what Grass is all about.
The wash gives off a deep scent that dances quite closely towards being similar to some of the medicated hair wash products of old. Yet just when you think thats what you can smell, the soft summer meadow aroma kicks in and saves the day.
Whilst I did find the wash to be of good quality and also rather quirky in its scent, I can think of other shower products I have preferred more. Grass is great for use every now and then, but it wouldn't be first choice as an every day body wash product.
It seems to me to be a love it or hate it mix of scents and as its so very near the point of smelling medicated, I can't see it suiting days when you are about to spritz on your favorite girly fragrance over the top. So its best kept for days when you want to layer on a light chypre or green based scent which will compliment it.
If you are tempted by the product at all, then prices are as follows. 100g is £4.75, 250g is £8.75 and the larger 500ml which is the best value for money will set you back £15.95. For much less than that sort of money there are plenty of green smelling shower products that you could buy. But in this case you are paying for the freshly mixed ingredients as much as a the Lush brand name on the bottle.
Grass is a great quirky product and seems to hold only 3/ 3.5 stars worth of value, but as a body wash concept, with its unusual Ninja scent, its going to get a 4 star rating over all. Mmm Grass, love or hate it, you need to try it!
You haven't heard of Lush?
I cannot imagine that anyone reading this has not heard of the lovely cosmetic/toiletry company called 'Lush' that started way back in the 80s as 'Cosmetics to go'. They make the most wonderful smelling and exciting things for pampering and they are very keen to support Fair Trade and eco ingredients. All their products are free from nasty additives and not tested on animals.
Lush state :
"We believe in making effective products out of fresh fruit and vegetables, the finest essential oils and safe synthetics, without animal ingredients, and in writing the quantitative ingredient list on the outside.
We also believe in buying only from companies that test for safety without the involvement of animals and in testing our products on humans"
We are lucky enough to have a lovely Lush shop in the new Westfield centre in Derby and I get pulled in by the tempting smell every time I walk past. One time I was given a fresh face mask as a freebie and last week one of the lovely friendly and not at all pushy staff members gave me a small plastic pot of their new shower gel 'GRASS' to try. I love having freebies and so was looking forward to trying this in my evening bath.
Grass, ganja or the stuff cows eat?
This is the product description on the website for "Grass" Shower gel:
"Now that the weather is improving, it's time to start indulging. This new shower gel is made with our new Ninja fragrance, antioxidant wheatgrass juice, and citrus oils to bring sunshine to your days again. Lather up and inhale the deep scent of freshly mown lawns. Keep firmly on the Grass"
Grass shower gel seems to be the only product from Lush with the Grass fragrance. It obviously gets its name from the main ingredient which is not cannabis but wheat grass. When they launched the shower gel in this range they had a table of wheat grass with the shower gels so you could see what they used to make it.
Grass Shower Gel comes in three sizes with prices of 100ml = £4.45, 250ml = £8.75, 500ml = £15.95. Not a cheap gel but you really do only need a tiny amount to get a good lather. When I was in the shop the bottles had the usual 'packed by' sticker on it and a use by date but I don't get too worried by these days as I am not eating it after all. It comes in the standard Lush bottle with a flip top lid - at present these are not recyclable through Lush which their tubs are but hopefully they will do this in future. Mine of course was in a small plastic tub and had no identifying labels on it but I was there when they poured it from the bottle into my pot. At these prices I must have at least £1 s worth in my pot!
Okay enough of the story behind what is it like?
The gel is a wonderful grassy green colour and mine is quite thin - a bit like washing up liquid consistency. I dipped my finger in to the pot and the amount that came out was enough for one half of my upper body so you really need only the smallest amount to get a really good smooth lather. I like to let it soak in for a while before rinsing so that I can enjoy the lovely fresh mown grass smell.
What do they put in the green gel?
Water (Aqua), Sodium Laureth Sulphate, Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Fresh Wheatgrass Juice (Triticum vulgare), Lauryl Betaine, Chlorophyllin Water (CI 75810, Aqua), Perfume, Propylene Glycol, Sandalwood Oil (Santalum austro-caledonicum vieill and Fusanus spicatus), Bergamot Oil (Citrus aurantium bergamia), Neroli Oil (Citrus aurantium amara), Fine Sea Salt, *Coumarin, *Geraniol, *Limonene, *Linalool,Methylparaben
*Occurs naturally in essential oils
The main ingredients providing the special properties in this gorgeous green goo are:
Wheat grass - contains natural chlorophyll which is renowned for its restorative, rejuvenating and skin repairing properties.
Sandalwood - lovely woody base note scent that always reminds me of India. It contains a compound called beta-santalol which has antimicrobial properties so it helps to clear skin from blackheads and spots.
Bergamot Oil - which gives Earl Grey tea its unique flavor is a lemony scented oil and is uplifting, mood enhancing , reduces anxiety and helps with travel sickness ( not so useful in the bath though ) .
Neroli Oil - adds to the Bergamot as it has an orange scent to make that fresh lighter citrusy note. Its benefits include reducing scars and stretch marks helps with frigidity and acts as a sedative antiseptic and also with depression.
Does it feel good and work well?
I am not one for showers as I love to lie and linger in a warm bath so I use this in my bath. I love the smell I lie and close my eyes and I can imagine I'm in a swimming in a warm pool beside a freshly mown lawn but without the pain of hayfever - runny nose, sneezing and itchy eyes.
The initial smell of grass moves on to the more citrus elements and what lingers on your skin are the flowery citrus notes rather than the grassy smell which I personally I pleased about as I didn't really want to smell like I rolled around on the lawn.
The other thing I like about Lush products is that when you use them in your bath or shower then the whole bathroom and our adjoining bedroom gets an air freshen as well. This 'Grass' gel does not have the same strong smell so it doesn't seem to linger in the same way as other stronger Lush smells. One point marked down for that as I like the air freshening quality in the other smells.
Who is this product for?
As Lush products are not full of unpleasant chemicals it should be okay for sensitive skin but it is always advisable to check if something you are going to use contains anything that you are allergic to.
This is a Lush unisex product meaning it is suitable for males and females and I would agree that it doesn't have a flowery feminine scent and I can't imagine a man being embarrassed to smell of this but I really like it too .It probably wouldn't be the one I would choose to give to anyone as it is a very special smell - I can imagine you'd either love or hate it.
Is it just a shower gel then?
Lush shower gels can all be used as bath gels and shampoos as well. I tend not to use them as shampoos as I always have shampoo for dry hair and like my conditioner to match. I tend to use the Lush bar shampoos when travelling to save weight and spillage accidents. I do also use the solid conditioner for travelling for the same reason. However if you were going on short holiday you could take this small bottle ( 100ml is allowed in hand baggage) and it would serve as a shower gel and shampoo and that way you need not take lots of bottles and can still travel light with only carryon luggage. I was told that you can even wash your clothes with this but it is an expensive option for this purpose in my view and I'm not sure I'd want my clothes smelling of grass.
I did quite like this very different bath and shower gel, it isn't often you get a bath/beauty product that smells of grass after all. It is so soothing and gentle on my skin which is quite sensitive and sometimes reacts badly to shower gels. It smells very fresh but it is not a smell that I would rush back for, different but not what I am really looking for in my bath. It is very expensive but as you only need a small amount it does last quite a long time so probably works out as economical as some others in the long term. I'm not sure that I would bother with this Lush product again, it is lovely and works well but for that money I want something that I really like the smell of and I like smelling of and grass is not really in that category.
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