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Lush Winter Garden Set: Rose Jam, Saucy Snowcake, and Charity Pot

lush winter garden set review, rose jam, charity pot, saucy snow cake soap

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 Shower Gel

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!

Saucy Snowcake Soap

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!

Charity Pot

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!

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What are some of your favorite holiday products from Lush?

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  • Oh man! I didn’t see this set when I popped in for their BOGO sale but I totally would have picked it up even for the Charity Pot and/or Rose Jam! Lush can be such a dangerous place! Ro’s Argan is my go to when Rose Jam isn’t available too!

    Stephanie | theFantasia.com

    • I’m always too lazy to go in person to the stores for their bogo sales, haha — we only have stores in the city (it’s about an hour away by public transportation) and the only time I was able to do it was when I accompanied a friend to work since he works in the city :p

  • I love these Lush holiday sets and Rose Jam is literally my jam! I often wash my brushes with it, they smell so good after – the scent is my absolute favourite. Will have to try out the rest now too! xx

    • I didn’t know you could do that! I’m so used to using cold process soap cause it gets a lot of the gunk out of my brushes – I’ll have to give it a try with rose jam since rose jam is my jam, too!

  • Kim

    I love how tasty Lush products always look! Rose jam sounds divine and it’s always fun to have holiday editions that get you into the holiday spirit 😀

    • haha, right?! I love that their face masks are made with actual fruits and veg, it makes those seem super tasty too!

  • Sam

    I feel like I’m the only one who hasn’t smelled/tried rose jam! I was debating about trying it out during the holidays but then forgot, and then by the time I saw they had a bogo sale it was obviously sold out 🙁 2018 is gonna be my year though, lol I definitely got to try it out!

    Sam / My Beauty Cloud

    • rose jam seems to be coming back in the valentine’s collection, so you still have a chance 😉 though I *think* it only seems to be available in a gift set from what I’m seeing in the catalog, though…

  • The Rose Jam shower gel smells so so good!

    xx Sofia | SOFIAADOT

  • These sound so good. I’d love to try these x

    franklyflawless.com

  • I’ll have to look for rose jam next time around the holiday season!! I would definitely like the scent and I love their body washes. The soap sounds nice too! And I miss using charity pot, I had it once before and really enjoyed it!

  • Totally agree about bath bombs! I love using them but they’re super expensive when you think about the fact that you only get to use it once. Typically at Lush I’ll go for their bubble bars as you can get 3ish uses out of one of them and they usually only cost a couple of dollars more than a bath bomb, so it’s a bit more worth it to me. I went to my local Lush store on Boxing Day because I knew they’d have a bunch of stuff on sale, and I picked up two of the small Rose Jam shower gels because I’d used it in the past and I LOVE the scent of it! I got a couple of mini body lotions too (I forget the exact name) but like you said they can be a bit sticky so I tend to use it before bed if I’ve had a bath in the evenings. Aside from that I got two bath bombs as treats and then a few bubble bars and a couple of other bits and I’ve been slowing making my way through them all. I don’t buy from Lush all that often so it’s really nice to have some of it in my stash

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