Lush’s Winter Garden is exactly what it sounds like – a set of gorgeous floral treats in the middle of winter! This set contains Rose Jam shower gel and Saucy Snow Cake soap, which are limited edition to the holidays. There’s also a small container of Charity Pot, which is available year round. I really like that Winter Garden is full of (mostly) shower products. I love bath bombs, but to me it feels more special to receive something that I can use and enjoy more than once or twice. Does anyone else feel the same way?
Let me just preface this by saying that I realize this post is about two or three weeks too late. This set was only around for Christmas and it’s not around anymore, though Lush brings the individual products back every year. This was kindly given to me by Michael’s family (aka his younger sister, so thanks again Victoria if you’re reading this!) over the holidays. I didn’t have any props to take these photos with while I was staying with them, so it had to wait until I got home. So yeah, sorry about that – but hey, maybe take this as a post that’s 300-something days too early for this year?!
Rose Jam is an oldie but a goodie that Lush brings back every holiday season. It’s one of my favorite shower gels and scents from them, and a classic fan favorite for sure. It smells like roses (duh) with a hint of lemon and something else I can’t quite put my finger on. The scent lingers for a while after my shower, both on my skin and in the washroom – yum! If you can’t wait until the next holiday season, the Rose Jam Bubbleroon and Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner share the same scent!
This is another one that’s only around for the holidays, but (I think) also comes back every year. I haven’t used this yet; I have a few bar soaps on rotation right now and don’t want to add another one to the list. It has a base almond scent, and I usually don’t like almond scents. It’s also infused with a floral scent as well, and that ties it together for me. If you look closely, you’ll notice that the rightmost little lump on top of the soap fell off – bummer!
The good thing about this is that it’s available year-round! Charity Pot is made with a ton of butters, oils, and hydrators – in fact, the first five ingredients are water, olive oil, glycerine, jojoba oil, and moringa oil! Compared to my favorite Sympathy for the Skin (reviewed here), Charity Pot is denser in consistency, almost like a body butter. It feels pretty sticky and thick on my skin, so I would only recommend it for before bedtime or on really dry and flaky areas. It smells like a cross between almond, vanilla, and baby powder – not my favorite scent, though not something I dislike either. In any case, it does a great job at keeping my dry skin (especially my elbows) soft and hydrated.
100% of the profits are donated to small organizations that work in human rights, animal welfare, and environmental conservation. Since this small one retails for $7.95, they take out that amount out of every purchase from this gift set to donate – how cool is that!