16 March 2013

Happy Hippy Shower Gel

When I first got into Lush, this shower gel was absolutely everywhere. I remember receiving a total of four different gift sets across the year, and there was a bottle of this in each one. This is the ultimate gel for waking you up in the morning or for keeping you up all night. 

What is probably their biggest selling shower gel, Happy Hippy is a sweet, citrus grapefruit-scented shower companion that offers wafts of fruity goodness throughout the day. Once you've applied this in the shower or bath, the wonderful aroma will linger on your skin - giving off bursts of natural goodness that'll cheer you up to no end. 

Happy Hippy is an uplifting and refreshing grapefruit shower gel. This is due to the fact that Lush use not only the juice from the fruit, but the peel and added grapefruit oil as well. Not only this, but they have chosen to use the pink grapefruit variety which is sweeter than it's red and white counterparts - so offers a slightly stronger fragrance. 

This shower gel is probably one of Lush's zestiest offerings, although it is not as bitter as I was expecting it to be given that it contains so much grapefruit. It has a mild sweetness that permeates your skin, leaving it feeling refreshed and rehydrated, which is a god-send after a day out in the scorching sun (not that we British get the chance to experience that very often).

It's fruitiness lifts your mood and is great for those early mornings when you're tired, grumpy and in need of a little boost. It lathers up really well so you don't need to use a lot each time, and a small bottle, which will only set you back £3.75, lasts a good 1-2 months.                                                                              Like most of their shower gels, Lush claim that you can use this in your hair as well. I'm unsure whether it has any merits as a shampoo, but I can imagine it would leave your locks smelling delicious.
This is not a product I would necessarily choose to buy, as I tend to stock up on the smaller bottles when my relatives buy me gift sets, but it definitely has a natural scent that beats any of the synthetic ones you get in supermarkets.  

Quantitative Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Fresh Pink Grapefruit Juice, Grapefruit Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Lauryl Betaine, Propylene Glycol, Grapefruit Oil, Bergamot Oil, Frankincense Oil, Lactic Acid, Limonene, Perfume, Methylparaben.

Vegan?: Yes.

Price: £3.75 for 100g, £7.50 for 250g, £11.95 for 500g.

Scent Family:
Happy Hippy Naked Shower Gel


  1. I just purchased this today but the idea of using this in my hair, to be quite honest, doesn't appeal to me. I do love the scent though!

    1. It it a gorgeous scent - but it just doesn't do much for me in this format!

  2. Do you know if their shower gels are safe for color treated hair?

  3. It's such a shame that this as went up to £4.25...x

  4. Happy hippy just came back into my life, and I'd forgotten how lovely it is! It's absolutely perfect as a morning shower gel and it cheers me up to no end. I just bought a small bottle to add to my best friend's LUSH birthday gift as well. I love it! I would LOVE a perfume version of this :)