Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Heaven In a Little Green Bag

Have I mentioned I have the most awesome friends on the planet?

"Only about 5000 times..."

Well, in case you missed the other 5,000 times, I thought I'd mention it again.  I really, really do, and I'm very grateful for that.

Last night, I received a birthday gift from one of them.  Not just any birthday gift, though...

This was a piece of pure heaven.  

See, she gave me something that she not only thought long and hard about, ensuring that the gift would resonate with me, but she gave me something that taught me something new at the same time.

Talk about awesome!!!

I opened the box to discover a little green and white bag, a truly recyclable catalog, and a free sample of jasmine and vanilla soap.

little green bag, recyclable catalog, and soap sample

I stared at it with happy, googly-eyes.  I had absolutely no idea what was in the little green bag, but the scent alone was enough to transport me to seventh heaven.  I took off the (minimal) packaging, and opened the furoshiki scarf that is used as a bag.

It was filled with bath products.

green bath products

Coincidentally, furoshiki means 'cloth for the bath'.  Ok, maybe that's not coincidental at all, but it's still pretty nifty!

The Canada based company of Lush is huge on recycling and reusing.  The Little Green Bag is a good example of this.  There are tons of ways to reuse a scarf, and if you enjoy the idea of continuing to use it as a way to carry bath products the minimal packaging I mentioned is put to good use  by giving you a tutorial of four different scarf knotting methods.

How cool is that?!

So, what's in my gift (as the paper in the photo above asks)?  

At the top of the photo you see a sugar scrub that was protected within an aluminum tin.  In the middle (from left to right) we have a massage bar, a shampoo bar (or should I say disk?), and a citrus soap. On the bottom is a tiny booklet that talks about product offers.  Not important for this post, but I really liked the design, so it got to have its picture taken!

I mentioned that I learned something through this gift.

Aside from learning about a green company that I had never known about before now, I learned about something I probably should have already known:

They make shampoo in bar form!!!

Ok, ok... probably not the most exciting thing for most people, but for me it's huge!  Everybody knows it comes in liquid form, and I've also used it in powder form.  I'm a pretty big proponent of products that reduce oils in your hair in order to let you "cheat" and not wash your hair every day: it saves water and time.

But I've never seen shampoo in bar form!

Absolumazingly Sweet! 

(If nobody has coined the term absolumazing yet, I'm totally claiming it... I like the way it rolls off my tongue!)

The shampoo is green, it smells great, and it has totally opened a new world to me.  Not only that, but the aluminum tin that came in the little green bag is actually meant to hold the shampoo bar so that you can travel with it.


Since receiving this gift last night, I've been spending a lot of time on  I think I just may need to grab some more shampoo bars from them when mine runs out!  I also noticed that they have Halloween items out right now, so that's definitely worth a look, as well.

Now, please excuse me while I run off to play with my heavenly green bath products...


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