One of the values that I admire about Lush Cosmetics is their ability to give back to organizations locally and around the world.
In 2007, Lush invented a delicately floral-perfumed hand and body lotion called Charity Pot – where every penny (minus the VAT) goes to carefully selected small grassroots organizations working in the areas of environmental conservation, animal welfare and human rights.
In 2013, Charity Pot raised over £2.5 million globally, and since launching in 2007 over £7 million has been given away around the world, to good causes such as: Frack Off London, Sea Shepherd, Climate Rush, Humane Society International, Beagle Freedom Project (BFP); and Reprieve. Locally, Lush is supporting PETA Asia Pacific and Cara Welfare Philippines.
Now in a self-serving formula, the Charity Pot contains seven ingredients from SLush Fund (Sustainable Lush) projects around the world. Some of the fresh ingredients included are Rosewood Oil from Peru, Geranium Oil from Kenya and Fair Trade Shea Butter from Ghana.
Established in 2010, the SLush Fund develops supportive partnerships with communities that produce fairly traded ingredients. The SLush mandate donates 2% of the amount spent on raw materials and packaging to invest in sustainable farming and community projects. Although a completely separate initiative, using ingredients (mentioned above) from the SLush Fund in Charity Pot allows customers to support sustainable farming initiatives, at the same time as raising funds for grassroots campaigning around the world.
Hence, purchasing a Charity Pot not only gives you velvety-smooth and beautifully-scented skin but you’re also doing a world of good. How awesome is that?
For more information, check out www.facebook.com/charitypot.