I’m guilty as charged for exclusively drinking bottled water. My parents have a paranoia about tap water, which I seem to have inherited. I always have a re-usable water bottle with me, but I never hesitate to purchase one. In fact, I just did this morning when I left for work. It is inherent and I never realized how wasteful it actually is. I always knew that plastic is well, bad and the less you consume, the better person you are. Not only that, only 20% of those bottles are recycled, rest fill up the landfills. I don’t know, I think we are bred in a culture which is so heavy on marketing something totally unnecessary, making it seem like a complete necessity. I probably won’t stop drinking “manufactured” water, it is all we drink in our house, after all. But I would never purchase bottled water until unless I have no other way out. That brings me to the topic of the day, LUSH’s charitable doings, which include the Charity Pot Lotion (100% goes to the charity) & Take Back The Tap Bottle ($5 go to charity). To read more about how extraneous bottled water is, go here.
Next, up we’ll focus on the amazing body lotion, LUSH Charity Pot ($22.5 CAN) which is feel good, inside and out. It smells of chocolate and sunflowers – very decadent. It is really moisturizing and feels good, but the only qualm is that it does not immediately get absorbed into the skin. But I still recommend that every picks one up because hello, 100% goes to charity. That reason in itself should be adequate for anyone to purchase it.
Overall, I’d say that I wish more brands would follow LUSH and MAC’s charitable footsteps and offer at least one product which benefits a good cause. Good karma never hurts anyone.