A Lush Review: Honey I Washed The Kids

by Bionic Beauty on 08.Jan.2008 · 12 comments

Lush is a company known for it’s all natural body and skin care products in an almost overwhelming array of varieties, scents and flavors. For the holidays, I received the Honey I Washed the Kids soap.

LUSH -- Bath & Shower Products: Honey I Washed The Kids Handmade Soap (hand-cut soap, bar soap, bath soap, solid soap)

The scent was a bit strong at first, and very sweet. But it was nice to walk into the bathroom and have the whole place smell fresh and herbal. The soap was incredibly sudsy and it left my skin soft, lightly scented and smooth. However, after only a week, the bar had dwindled to nothing. And at the prices charged (a 3.5 oz bar retails for $7.95 USD at Lush’s website) that would translate to roughly $32 per month, not even including shipping if you ordered online. Huh. Ugh.

The Lush soap bar was not as amazing as Herbaria’s Soaps, but it’s worth a second look if you like “somewhat” natural products (see the ingredients list below for what I mean). Neither Lush nor Herbaria test their products on animals.

Ingredients Listing: Honey Water (Mel Aqua), Propylene Glycol, Sodium Palm Kernelate, Sodium Stearate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Perfume, Beeswax (Cera alba), Sweet Orange Oil (Citrus dulcis), Bergamot Oil (Citrus bergamia), Aloe Vera Extract (Aloe barbadensis), Aloe cupensis), Sodium Chloride, Glycerine, EDTA, Tetrasodium Editronate, Gardenia Extract (Gardenia jasminoides), Titanium Dioxide.

Product photo is copyright Lush Cosmetics.


1 Natalie January 8, 2008 at 5:19 pm

I always wondered about Lush’s soaps and other products. I was suspicious because of the prices too. I have bought their Bath Bombs. I treat myself every once in a while to them but don’t buy them regularly. Yes my skin is left soft but then again I always moisturize after my bath so big deal! Has anyone ever tried their shampoo soaps?

2 Denise January 8, 2008 at 6:30 pm

Lush drives me nuts with their soap prices. You have to buy bars starting at $6. But the ZUM soap at Whole food stores let you slice off as much or as little as you want. That’s what Lush should do.

I do like the bath bombs but you have to be careful with them. They can create quite a mess in the tub.

3 eye4style January 8, 2008 at 6:47 pm

I love HIWTK but the bar melts too fast!!

4 BionicBeauty January 8, 2008 at 7:07 pm

Natalie- I haven’t tried Lush’s shampoo bars, but Herbaria makes a really nice Jojoba one. My hair is fine, dyed, and usually a little dry and it worked grand. Loved it! And their prices are much better (plus the bars last around a month).

Denise- The prices are crazy, I was wondering if I was the only one. I have a review upcoming about the bath bombs as well. And yeah, it was a bit messy. 🙂

5 BionicBeauty January 8, 2008 at 7:08 pm

eye4style- agreed! A bar a week. There’s no way I could keep up that pace. I’d have no money to spend on fun stuff!

6 Jen January 8, 2008 at 10:55 pm

I second BB’s recommendation of the Herbaria Jojoba Shampoo Bar. My naturally curly hair really loves it!

7 Joanna Schmidt January 9, 2008 at 6:57 am

This does not even sound like soap. The ingredients are more of a molded cleanser, not soap….

Joanna of thesoapbar.blogspot.com.

8 voipBlogger January 9, 2008 at 7:06 pm

Is this soap available locally at any stores anywhere?

9 BionicBeauty January 9, 2008 at 7:58 pm

Joanna- Agreed. Sounds pretty darn harsh when you look at the ingredients.

VoipBlogger- I’m not sure where you are located, but you can check Lush’s website for their store locations. I know they have US and UK stores. Go here and select your country: http://lush.com/

Hope this helps!

10 Pure Essential Oils February 19, 2008 at 3:48 am

Does anyone know if this soaps can be delivered in other European countries (except UK)? I live in Greece and I would like to test it.

11 BionicBeauty February 19, 2008 at 1:36 pm

I’m not sure which countries Lush delivers too, but it looks like quite a few judging from their entrance page being offered to quite a few countries. http://lush.com/ try their site, and you can email their customer service. They usually answer back really quickly.
Hope this helps!

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