I Only Used Lush Products For My Entire Body — & Things Got Interesting

Photographed by Rachel Cabitt.
I own so many Lush bath bombs that I even have a drawer in my apartment dedicated to my collection. But I'm not the only one obsessed. There are entire Instagram accounts solely dedicated to the cult product. But don't forget: The brand makes a lot more than just fizzing rainbow balls. There's also shampoo, body creams, massaging oils, even toothpaste. If bath bombs bring me so much joy, couldn't everything else Lush made? Maybe, maybe not. Either way, I wanted to find out.
"You're going to smell like a hippie," my co-worker told me after announcing I'd be wiping my beauty regimen clean and replacing every bit of it with Lush. But I didn't care. Some of my favorite celebrities (Gwyneth Paltrow, Shailene Woodley, and Emma Watson) ascribe by the natural beauty life. If they regularly forego the traditional route, then why couldn't I? Did I end up smelling like a flower child? Yes. Did I hate it? Not even a little bit.
Out of the 50+ products I tried, here are the 12 that really made an impression. Click ahead to see my Lush beauty routine and let us know in the comments if you'd be willing to give up your current routine for all Lush everything.
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Fun fact about me: I soaked myself in this bath bomb before my first time. How cute, right? I really thought the "Sex Bomb" scent would linger on my body and smell alluring and mature. To this day, I still love it the most — so using it twice this week was a pleasure I certainly missed. Not sure what jasmine, clary sage, and ylang ylang smell like? Imagine log cabin sex with Johnny Castle in Dirty Dancing after a grueling practice — or maybe that's just me.

Lush Sex Bomb Bath Bomb, $7.95, available at Lush.
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Shower gels are better than bar soaps and I'll argue that to the death. This plum-and-mandarin mix was warm and sweet all at once without making it hard to breathe. Plus, how could I deny a good Prince reference?

Lush Shower Gel Plum Rain, $22.95, available at Lush.
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This shower jelly smells like a fresh pack of Big Red and soothes minor aches and pains better than Icy Hot. And when you pull it out of its tub, it looks kind of like Flubber.

Lush Shower Jelly 93,000 Miles, $11.95, available at Lush.
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I grew up eating Kosher salt on everything and even then, the giant chunks of sea salt in this shampoo were alarming. But my hair can fall flat with too much product, so the refreshing scrub was well worth it, albeit a bit drying. Plus, my hair smelled like I had just left the beach and that's a hard scent to hate.

Lush Big Sea Salt Shampoo, $27.95, available at Lush.
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Even if you swear by the $50 sea salt spray that everyone on Instagram uses, we can all agree the styling product is a bit overrated. Sure, I want grit, I want bends — but most options simply don't get the job done (at least not without turning our hair into seaweed texture).

But this little guy is like someone bottled up real sea water just for me. I accidentally got it in my mouth one day and it tastes legit, like getting toppled by a wave when you're learning to boogie board. (Ed note: Do not spray this in your mouth.) My hair was cool and piecey, not tacky.

Lush Sea Spray Hair Mist, $14.95, available at Lush.
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The last time I put a detangler in my hair, it was shaped like a fish, reeked of sugary popsicles, and came from the drugstore. This version not only reduced my frizz, upped my shine, and kept knots at bay, but it also didn't smell like anything at all. All things considered, finding a treatment product that you can douse your hair with (without stinking up the room) is refreshing.

Lush Sunny Day Anti-Static Hair Detangler, $19.95, available at Lush.
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I've recently broken up with my birth control which means I'm dealing with annoying breakouts. Smoothing this over my jawline every morning and night really prevented new pimples, and kept the existing ones from getting worse. Not one spot turned into a flaming monster (that's thanks to the aloe vera in the formula).

Lush Grease Lightning Tea Tree and Aloe Gel, $14.95, available at Lush.
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I crave makeup that makes me look like I'm healthy and naturally radiant even though I drink too much and stay up too late. And while there are plenty of great highlighters and base illuminators on the market, this is one of the only options I found that actually helps my skin. (The oatmeal is calming while the jojoba oil softens dry patches.)

I mixed it with Vanishing Cream every morning and spread it from my forehead to my décolletage for a subtle, yet brightening glow. Think: RMS Beauty Living Luminizer, but cheaper and not as greasy.

Lush Feeling Younger Skin Tint, $19.95, available at Lush.
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After a week of using this nourishing shaving cream all over my body, I realized its original purpose is not for my overgrown leg hair, but for beards. But if the rose water- and-cocoa butter mix is good enough for a man's face, shouldn't it be good enough for everything from my waist down?

Lush Prince Shaving Cream, $13.95, available at Lush.
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Jumping straight from using traditional deodorant to a natural powder formula isn't the best idea. Armpits need to be trained — the same way your hair needs to adjust to a no-poo routine. And to be clear, this isn't an antiperspirant, so the sweat was flowing all week. Moist armpits aside, it was the fleeting deodorizing power that affected me the most. Needless to say, I got very comfortable with my natural musk — but I didn't dislike it.

Lush The Greeench Deodorant, $7.95, available at Lush.
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IMHO, solid perfume is not very practical — the fragrance is short-lived and takes a lot longer to rub on my pulse points than just spritzing my whole body. Regardless, this scent was enticing. I was even kind of turned on by its unusual concoction of orange, lavender, and patchouli.

Lush Karma Perfume, $12.95, available at Lush.
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If Lysol were perfume, it would be this. And I know that sounds entirely off-putting, but it was actually delightful. The pure lemon scent was fresh and energizing, but here's why I loved it most: It blended with my natural scent like a dream. I don't know what it was about my body's chemistry last week — possibly the tinge of underarm sweat — but something made this lemony fragrance really clean and sexy to me.

Lush Dad's Garden Lemon Tree, $27.95, available at Lush.
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