How We Make Our Gifts Eco-friendly

Keeping products safe and planets happy
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From the box and the ribbon to the peanuts, tags and even the products themselves, we’re committed to making your gifts as eco-friendly, recycled and recyclable as possible. Curious to know exactly what goes into your gift?

Recycled tags and inserts

We know that giving someone a box filled with naked bath bombs, packaging-free bubble bars and solid shower gels will make anyone’s day, but first they need to know how to use them. So we include lists of products and their uses in our packages. That way, even your less familiar friends and family can share in the joy of Lush without, say, accidentally dropping a bubble bar into a full tub. What we’re less excited about is a load of waste going straight in the trash. That’s why all our gift tags and inserts are made from 100 percent recycled paper. And when your recipient has the hang of things, they can toss their paper instructions right in the recycling bin

Our gifts are more than meets the eye. They're good from the inside out.

Lush gifts and Golden Wonder

Plant-based packing peanuts

Open almost any Lush gift and you’ll be greeted by your lovely products nestled in a sea of what looks like typical packing peanuts. But unlike wasteful polystyrene, our peanuts are made from something natural. At first, we used regular old popcorn, but then we found something even better. Our new peanuts are made from a starch-based material that’s more efficient than popcorn in two ways: it takes 23 percent less energy to produce, one ton of starch will produce 7.5 times more packing material than one ton of kernels, and it can be made with just a bit of starch and water—making these pillowy nuggets 100 percent biodegradable and perfect for compost.

Reusable boxes, bags and bows

We want all our gift packaging to feel like gifts themselves—which is why many of our presents are packed up in beautiful hatboxes, cute collectable tins or reusable knot-wraps. These multipurpose containers let your recipients enjoy their gifts long after the last bubble has popped. And what would a gift box be without a bow? Our thoughts exactly, which is why we source our ribbons ethically from suppliers like Berwick Offray—one of the United States’ oldest manufacturers. Their unique design puts the perfect finishing touch on our Golden Wonder Gift, and it’s easy to reuse as a cute hair ribbon or a sweet sash.

These are just some of the ways that we work to minimize our impact on the environment. To learn more about our sustainability efforts, visit a Lush store or call our customer care team at 1-888-733-5874.

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