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      03.06.2013 08:20
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      Lovely soap from Lush

      I am a huge fan of the store Lush and am trying to sample all of their products. This includes their huge range of soaps - Lush are famous for their soaps and have often been known as the 'smelly soap shop'. One of their more unusual soaps is called 13 (Unlucky for Dirt). This soap is a rich burnt orange colour, and can often be overlooked in favour of some of the more brightly coloured soaps. However, this would be a shame as it really is lovely. The soap is made with a base of rapeseed and coconut oil (not palm oil, which is bad for the environment). It does contain sodium lauryl sulfate to help it lather, which is worth keeping in mind if you prefer to avoid this ingredient. The soap is made with oregano and rose petal infusion, along with oregano oil and rose absolute. These soothe and comfort sore hands and the scent helps to mask unpleasant smells, so it's an ideal soap to keep in the kitchen. The soap contains honey and manuka honey, which also help moisturise and condition the skin. Apparently the soap was originally created for nurses, as oil of oregano contains active key compounds, carvacrol and thymol, which can be effective against harmful micro-organisms. Hence the name 'unlucky for dirt'! However, it's my understanding that nurses and other healthcare workers have to use liquid soap, not solid, so I'm not sure that this product is any good for them! That's no reason to stop the rest of us using it, though. I love the smell of this soap - it has the herbal, natural scent of oregano. After chopping onions and garlic, or any other kind of cooking, I wash my hands with this and they smell of oregano instead of what I was originally using. It's completely different from any other Lush soap, but that's why I like it! My hands feel soft after using this soap, too, not dried out like a lot of soaps can (and like washing up liquid, which I often used to wash my hands after cooking in the past!). My small piece is lasting for ages, too, so it's good value. Unfortunately the soap is no longer available from Lush, but it will hopefully reappear in Retro at some point in the future. If you can get hold of some, I definitely recommend it.

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      15.11.2012 21:26
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      A really great cleansing soap that smells herby and gets rid of dirt

      Lush Soap 13 Unlucky for Dirt Just recently I had a tip off about a number of Lush products that were going to be discontinued and this was one so of course I just had to go and get a chunk before it disappeared for ever. It was quite an expensive visit as a few of my favourites are going to be gone after Christmas so I am gradually stocking up before then. LUSH SOAPS These are not sold wrapped in paper or plastic but are presented in huge truckles a bit like cheese but in all sorts of great scents and colours. The staff cut you off a chunk, then weigh it and wrap it in recyclable paper with a sticky label to remind you of what you have bought. They do look rather splendid in the shop and very tempting as you can pick up chunks to sniff and you can even try them in the shop if you would like. WHAT IS 13? The soap is of a dark red colour and seems to glow a little. At Lush they have really big pieces of soap and cut off a usually square-shaped chunk for you. Some a pre-cut and wrapped so you just have to pick them up. The soap is supposed to be anti-bacterial and so is a good one to have in the kitchen or downstairs loo as this is the place I wash my hands when coming in from the garden. HOW MUCH? A 100g piece of this soap costs £3.79, which I think is okay but nor the cheapest soap around I know. This is however a soap that smells good and is naturally antiseptic. USING THIS The smell is really quite special, not as sweet as some Lush products although it does contain Manuka honey from New Zealand which is naturally antibiotic and antiseptic, it also has oregano a great herb and then the wonderful scent of roses. This unusual combination creates a clean smelling yet slightly floral soap.It sort of reminds me of cough sweets as they are fruity yet have the herby sort of smell. It isn't as soft and creamy feeling as some of Lush's soaps. This is a little more like the glycerin soaps you can buy elsewhere like Bomb Cosmetics but Lush don't do a glycerine transparent soap. After using this I do feel really clean but also rather dry so it isn't a soap I really like for my whole body. I tend to use this a a hand washing soap. That is not to say that it isn't a body soap as my husband likes using this and it is quite a manly fresh uplifting scent. It will certainly remove any dirt and that includes muddy hands after being in the garden, it also leaves them smelling fresh and really clean smelling which I like as sometimes when I wash my hands after being in the garden my hands look clean but still smell of garden. I think this would also be a good soap to use for someone with greasy skin. So if you suffer from a greasy back then get someone to give you a back scrub using this and I am convinced the ingredients will work to help that problem. I also find it is great soap for a shower when you are hot if we ever get really hot weather as it leaves you smelling fresh and free from any residual sweaty smells. I also love using this on my feet when they are hot and sweaty and tired after a long day on my feet. This refreshes them and leaves them clean and fresh smelling and the oregano seems to make them feel cooler too as well as leaving a fresh slightly herbal scent I really love the unusual scent in the soap and find it great for the purposes I have outlined about but I would say if you have very sensitive skin or very dry skin then it might not be a good one to buy. I would certainly avoid using it on your body if you have dry skin. For hands and feet it is really great though so don't discount it altogether. The soap doesn't lather very much and certainly doesn't have that lovely soft luxurious feel that some of Lush's soaps have but it does clean well and leaves my hands smelling fresh and free of any lingering nasty cooking or gardening smells. I find this is quite a solid soap and not one that dissolves when left and so it does last pretty well for me. My husband uses this and I also use it for my hands and feet and 100g will give us a month to six weeks of use and we bath twice daily and wash our hands many more times but not always at the sink where this is of course. INGREDIENTS The ingredients Oregano and Rose Petal Infusion ,Propylene Glycol, Rapeseed Oil, Sunflower Oil, Coconut Oil ,Water ,Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Honey ,Perfume, Sodium Hydroxide, Manuka Honey, Sodium Stearate, Oregano Oil, Rose Absolute, Geranium Oil, Sodium Chloride, Geraniol, Limonene, D&C Red No. 33, FD&C Red No. 4. The two types of honey provide the natural anti bacterial properties, the coconut and other oils give the moisturizing elements of this soap. The scent comes from the rose and oregano, rose absolute and of course honey also provides its scent too. It dies however have the less nice ingredient of Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and heaven knows what the colouring is, it is probably fine but I would suggest a check if you have any allergies. IN SUMMARY I love the smell of this soap it is ne of those unisex smells that suits both sexes and it is also great for it natural anti bacterial properties and it not only is ant bacterial but also smells really clean. It kills all those nasty kitchen smells like onion and raw meat when you have been cooking. It is also great for washing hands after working in the garden or even doing house cleaning as it really gets rid of nasty odours and leaves your skin smelling fresh and clean. I do really recommend this as a thorough cleansing soap but you may need a hand cream or body lotion after using it as I find it a touch drying. I am really sad that Lush are going to discontinue selling this in their shops as it does a great job of cleaning as I have described in my review with those limitations I mentioned. Thanks for reading. This review may be posted on other sites under my same user name. ©Catsholiday

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        27.04.2011 22:38
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        Cleanses thoroughly with a great scent!

        I've been to Lush again - this time I bought the ,,13 Unlucky For Dirt" soap which I will review now. :) Shopper's appeal I really like Lush! I remeber how I bought a Lush product for the first time. That was when I lived in London and was really sad and tired after my horrible telesales job. I walked through Victoria Station and wanted to buy myself a treat. I had seen lush from the escalators all the time but never went in - but that one time I did and fell in love with thescent of a blueish stone-shaped thing you were supposed to crumble into your bathtub. Since then I've become a devotee to the brand and have been trying out new products all the time. I noticed the 13 Unlucky for Dirt soap because I thought the name sounded cool. When I smelt it in the shop, I feel in love with it and just had to buy it! What does it looks like and what will it do? The soap is of a dark red colour and seems to glow a little. At Lush they have really big pieces of soap and cut off a usually square-shaped chunk for you. Some a pre-cut and wrapped so you just have to pick them up. The soap is supposed to be anti-bacterial and give your skin an intensive cleaning so dirt will really be unlucky! The mix of scent and ingredients promoted on the website sound promising, but I will mention them in the next bit. ;) My experiences The scent The scent is really something special and not as sweet as most other Lush products. According to the website, the soap contains Manuka honey from New Zealand, oregano and the scent of roses. All this comes out really well and creates an interesting mix of very different scents. The scent reminded me of a German cough candy I really like, which contains cherries and menthol. The scent really soothes you, especially when you have a cold or are just feeling a little lousy. ;) The effect on my skin My skin really did feel squirky clean after using the soap. It will remove any dirt and is also good if you have greasy skin. Despite the somewhat spicy scent it is also great for summer when you're sweaty and want to feel fresh again! My skin coped well with the soap, but I wouldn't recommend the soap to people with really dry and sensitive skin as it might be a bit too strong and de-mosturizing. The soap doesn't foam much, but it still feel really nice and leaves your skin clean and smooth. If you are allergic or have really sensitive skin, check the ingredients before buying the product. How long will it last? This soap as, as most other Lush soaps, a nice endurance and I washed myself with it almost daily for over a month! So a 100g piece really gets you a long way and works out compared to my needs of shower gel I'd use otherwise. The ingredients Oregano and Rose Petal Infusion (Origanum vulgare and Rosa centifolia), Propylene Glycol, Rapeseed Oil,Sunflower Oil, Coconut Oil (Brassica napus; Helianthus annuus; Cocos nucifera), Water (Aqua), Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Honey (Mel), Perfume, Sodium Hydroxide, Manuka Honey (Mel), Sodium Stearate, Oregano Oil (Origanum vulgare), Rose Absolute (Rosa damascena), Geranium Oil (Pelargonium graveolens), Sodium Chloride, Geraniol, Limonene, D&C Red No. 33, FD&C Red No. 4. The Price A 100g piece of this soap costs £3.79, which I think is alright. Conclusion Another Lush product I really enjoyed! This defenitely was a change from the sweet soaps I usually get and I will defenitely buy it again. The scent was comforting and refreshing at the same time. I would defenitely recommend it, but if you have very dry skin you'd better pick a more moisturizing soap (or put on body lotion after showering ;)). A fab soap!

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          15.09.2010 21:23
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          Germs Are Afraid Of 13 Soap - But You Shouldnt Be!

          When it comes to soap I never thought Id consider paying more than a couple of quid for a bar because before I started using Lush soaps I thought well they all smell okay and do the same job so whats the point? Well my views on that changed somewhat when I tried my first Lush soap and Ive been going back to buy more and more ever since. My latest soapy purchase was this "Lush 13 Soap - Unlucky For Dirt" but I didnt actually buy this one for using in the shower. In my house we always have a bottle of handwash in place of the soap as everyone thinks its actually more hygenic that way (a bar of soap gets kind of washed after every use though in my opinion) so when our latest bottle ran out I urged my mom to try something different for a change from her nightmare shop (she is not a Lush fan :O!) and for once she took my advice. But was she pleased with the purchase? Useful Information: Price: 3.60 - 100g Bar Stockists: Lush & lush.co.uk The whole reason we bought this soap instead of a handwash is because it is antibacterial. Now when I think of the antibacterial products Ive used in the past I think of the hideous chemical smell they all seem to have but I was sure Lush had added some ingredients to combat that so thats really the reason I wanted this - to see if Lush could do something different with a kind of product I dont normally like. The bar we have actually looks nothing like the image alongside this review. Ours is a deep red and actually looks a lot like the Godmother soap that Lush make and personally I think mine is nicer than the picture. Everyones bar will be slightly different in colour and shape though as it is cut of a giant block in the store but hopefully it should smell the same and have the same effects. Now Im not going to say this is the nicest smelling soap Ive ever used from Lush because it simply isnt however for an antibacterial soap this does smell great. You dont get much of a scent when it is in bar form but as soon as it comes into contact with the water the fragrance of roses hits you right away and for a non-floral person I loved it. I thought this would smell very "herby" as that is how it was described but the oregano scent is in the background and just compliments the rose rather than overpower it or offend the nose! As I mentioned at the start I only use this on my hands so I cant comment on what its like for the rest of your body but it does a wonder on my hands. A lot of soaps tend to be really drying on my skin but this lathers up really well, very quickly and leaves me hands feeling squeeky clean without drying them out. I have to say since we started using this there has been little or no colds going round in our house so it actually must work for killing those pesky germs! And best of all my mom seems to be coming round to the idea that Lush might be alright after all. Highly recommended as it makes a change for handwash. Thanks for reading. x0 Salz 0x

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            26.09.2009 22:04
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            Smells fantastic - Can be used for all skin types and day to day use.

            I was recently in the Swansea lush store shopping for a different soap that I could use everyday in the home and not such a girly smell for guests. Walking around the store I discovered that they have released a new soap called "13 Soap (Unlucky for dirt)" - and with a name so good like that I was more than happy to try out. When I picked it up in the store the smell was not so apparent next to some other soaps but I thought that this would be best for what I needed it for and for day to day use. Once I had taken my purchase home and out of the wrapper the smell was then fantatsic - it is qute flowery and a herb smell (imagine a fresh garden and cuttings of flowers and herbs and that is the intense smell that you have from this soap) It is also a quite refreshing smell since I normally purchase mostly sweet soaps for myself and more masculine for my other half - but this can be used by males aswell as females. After I had used the soap in the bathroom and over an hour later went back into the bathroom and even though the sent was not overpowering you could still smell it faintly - it was lovely. When you use the soap it lathers up very well and the moisture that it created for the skin is amazing and it does not make your skin dry after use at all. I have very sensitive skin and this did not irritate my skin at all - and my other half has normal/oily skin and it was the same for him - it did not irritate or dry out the skin. The sales assistant also mentioned that it has anti-bacterial qualities so it is very good for washing hands after using the bathroom but also good for spots etc. So what I done was to cut the soap in half and used the one half for washing hands etc - and the second half I put in a closed soap dish for use for the face etc. This has worked great for our family and would not hesitate to buy this soap again. I paid £3.50 for the Soap which although to be honest a little pricey I was willing to pay as the soap does last a very long time and this is the normal price for lush soaps at this moment (they all seem to be creeping up in price) I would highly recommend this soap to anyone that wants a lovely smell for every day use.

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            15.06.2009 15:29
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            A lovely hand soap.

            I use Lush soaps all the time as they're so kind to my sensitive skin, so I'm always intrigued when a new one comes out. This one sounded so unusual I had to give it a try. According to the Lush Times paper, this one gets its name from a 1931 Hollywood film about a soap company. In the film the son advertised a soap that didn't exist but demand was so high his dad had to make it! Lush developed this soap after been asked by nurses for soap made with oregano because, according the University of the West of England, oregano kills MRSA bacteria. It contains the following ingredients: Oregano and Rose Petal Infusion (Origanum vulgare and Rosa centifolia), Propylene Glycol, Rapeseed Oil; Sunflower Oil; Coconut Oil (Brassica napus; Helianthus annuus; Cocos nucifera), Water (Aqua), Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Honey, Perfume, Sodium Hydroxide, Manuka Honey, Sodium Stearate, Oregano Oil (Origanum vulgare), Rose Absolute (Rosa damascena), Geranium Oil (Pelargonium graveolens), Sodium Chloride, Geraniol, *Limonene, Colour 18050 * Occurs naturally in Essential Oils The colour is a lovely translucent burnt orange and looks quite attractive and tempting to use, always a good thing when trying to get my granddaughters to wash their hands properly! They are very taken with some of the Lush soaps I use and will spend ages washing their hands with some of the more colourful, deliciously scented ones. This one doesn't foam up a lot when used, but does form enough of a froth to shower with. It's also quite gentle on sensitive skin, although it's not one of the really rich and moisturizing Lush soaps. For that reason I wouldn't want to use it frequently in the shower, as I do like a moisturizing soap. Another thing that puts me off using it as a shower soap is the smell. Although I can detect the rose notes coming through, and the sweetness of the honey, the oregano smell is the dominant one. Now I do like the smell of oregano but I'm not sure I want to go around smelling of it all day. It's a lovely, complex scent, but not exactly feminine. However, as a hand soap it's excellent, especially knowing that the oregano could help kill MRSA. If I had to go in hospital I would certainly take this with me. This soap currently sells at £3.50 per 100g. There is no use by date on the packaging but it does say 'best used fresh', which applies to all Lush products, as they are made from fresh ingredients. However, being a solid soap it does seem to last quite well, and I've still got some left after two weeks, smelling just as lovely as the day I bought it.

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