"The Great Pacific Garbage patch is a part of the ocean that is completely covered in plastic waste brought together by different currents. Just the shampoo bars sold by Lush since 2005 (as far back as our counting goes) have saved the equivalent of 4% of the garbage patch. Imagine if everyone made that easy swap?" says Ruth Andrade, Lush Regenerative Impact and Earth Care
With that in mind, why not strip off the excess packaging this July with these easy swaps to your daily routine...
Honey I Washed My Hair shampoo bar (£8.00 each)
Currently Lush's global best selling shampoo bar with over 223,000 sold so far this year.
Solid shampoo bars are a great alternative to liquid shampoos. They are economical to use because they last for up to 80 washes, which is roughly three times longer than an average 200ml bottle of shampoo. This means that every naked, unpackaged bar you use saves up to three plastic bottles from landfill.
Aromaco solid deodorant (£6.50 for 100g)
Currently Lush's global best selling Naked deodorant with over 98,000 sold so far this year
Solid, natural deodorant bars offer an eco-friendly, gentle way to keep you smelling fresh. Aromaco solid deodorant is a packaging-free alternative to roll on deodorant. Simply rub under clean, dry armpits and you're ready to go.
Scrubee body butter (£9.00 each)
Currently Lush's global best selling Naked body butter with over 207,000 sold so far this year.
With all that hydrating honey and cocoa butter Scrubee may seem like a real softy, but don't underestimate its polishing power - it's packed full of ground coconut shells and ground almonds to give you a gentle, effective exfoliation.
Slap Stick solid foundation (£17.00 for 30g
Currently Lush's global best selling plastic packaging-free makeup produc.
Solid foundations with buildable coverage and a natural undertone - that look incredible, feel invisible and do amazing things for your skin as well as the community projects Lush source the ingredients from. Available in 40 shades (also with warm, cool and neutral undertones) to cater for every complexion.
Full of Grace Naked facial oil (£10.00 each)
Currently Lush's global best selling Naked facial oil with over 57,000 sold so far this year.
If you're looking for a product containing rose oil for the face, this naked facial oil is the one for you. Feel fair of face with this deeply moisturising facial serum that glides on to leave skin feeling renewed without heaviness.
Discover Lush's complete Naked range at https://uk.lush.com/plastic-free
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