Lush and You Can Help Japan
100 percent of the proceeds from these products will go to various Japanese charities.
The earthquake and tsunami that affected Japan are over. The country is slowly recuperating, getting their lives back and dealing with the aftermath. Many non-government agencies and companies, like Lush, are helping them move forward. Lush is intimately aware of what has befallen Japan — they have 1600 staff members, 54 shops and a factory there.
Right now, Lush is selling limited edition products and 100 percent of the proceeds will go to charities. Not only are you getting a delicious smelling product that’s good for you, you’re helping someone else.
The Rising Sun soap ($5.95, lushusa.com). Scented with sweet cherries, it resembles the Japanese flag. Proceeds from this soap will go to Peace Boat. It’s a Japan-based non-profit. Since the earthquake, this organization has organized volunteers, provided hot meals to survivors and has been transporting aid since the catastrophe.
Charity Pots ($5 each, lushusa.com). A luscious body lotion made with Fair Trade organic cocoa butter, mixed with a hint of ylang ylang and geranium. 100 percent of each sale will be donated to three Japanese humanitarian and animal welfare organizations:
Rescue Stock Yard – a domestic disaster non-profit for emergency relief and long term support for the survivors.
NGO Collaboration Centre for HANSHIN QUAKE Rehabilitation – This center in the Miyagi Prefecture has been providing support for the victims.
Animal Peace – They’ve been providing medical care, food and blankets for displaced animals.
PJ Gach is Senior Editor: Style + Beauty at BettyConfidential.