What could be better than a 100% vegan product that raises both awareness and money for an amazing cause, smells absolutely delicious and just happens to contain a load of glitter to boot? On paper, it encompasses everything that Lush claim to be about; in reality it embodies the very essence of the company and why they have created such an impressive and wide-spread empire across the last two decades.
Love Soap is a statement - a rich and warming yellow soap coated with a thin layer of sparkly golden lustre to give it the wow factor. Across the surface is the message '#gayisokay' - a statement that not only references the modern day obsession with hash-tagging everything but also plays homage to the numerous campaigns and organisations who fight against homophobia in our society.
The group All Out, who campaign for the equality of the LGBT community, is the forerunner for this campaign, and Lush have agreed to donate all of the profit made from the soap to various charities across the globe that work on educating people and stamping out the intolerance and hatred shown towards specific sexual orientations.
This particular soap not only makes a bold statement with its design but does so immediately with its scent. Made using bergamot, lemon and lemongrass oil, this soap smells like a rich, full-bodied citrus aroma - far more beautiful and withstanding than the liquid perfume that it shares its fragrance with. It smells like a freshly squeezed lemon - pith and all, with a thread of bergamot underneath to give it some depth and a subtle hint of lemongrass to give it a grassy element.
While the perfume boasts both cinnamon and jasmine alongside the citrus smell, this soap focuses more on being a thick, zesty experience that'll guarantee to wake you up on even the most difficult of mornings. Forget Bohemian, Baked Alaska and Sexy Peel, Love Soap is what you need if you're looking for something strong, uplifting and truly wonderful to perk you up and send you on your way.
As if the scent wasn't enough to win me over, this soap works amazingly well in the shower. When in contact with water, it produces a thick, creamy and slightly oily lather that glides over the skin and infuses your body with its beautiful aroma. Once the soap suds have been rinsed away, you're left with crisp, clean, smooth feeling skin. While a lot of lustre has gone into making this soap, I can assure you that none will get on your skin and or leave a mess in your tub for you to clean up afterwards.
Furthermore, while I've only been using the soap for a matter of days, it seems very resilient to water so it'll take a long time to use up a 100g block of this. At £4 per piece, this is exceptional value for money and one that would be a firm favourite if it was sold as a regular item. This is more than just a soap. I say this because not only was my body left feeling and smelling pretty amazing, but the fragrance itself left me feeling really invigorated - something that noticeably gave me a boast to see me through the day.
While I don't usually use soaps, I love this one so much that I have stocked up on a few to see me through the summer months. I also plan on converting this into a scrub in the near future and think that this will work fantastically well in this format. Although it's not my favourite citrus scent from Lush, this soap has truly blown me away with how much it offers you scent wise, and just have incredible it leaves you feeling after.
Quantitative Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Glycerine, Rapeseed Oil and Coconut Oil, Sorbitol, Perfume, Bergamot Oil, Lemongrass Oil, Sicilian Lemon Oil, Sodium Chloride, EDTA, Tetrasodium Etidronate, Sodium Hydroxide, Citral, Coumarin, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool, Radiant Gold Lustre, Gold Glimmer Lustre.
2015 Price: £4 for 100g.
Year Of Original Release: 2015.