8+ Insider Lush Beauty Hacks

If you've never stepped inside Lush, I feel like a have a responsibility to warn you that Lush addiction is a real thing. Their products are made from all-natural ingredients and are never tested on animals. Plus, everything in the store smells amazing. I often pop in just to smell the bath bombs.

If you need to shop at Lush regularly, these hacks will help you save money, get some freebies, and find alternative uses to their products. Let's go, Lushies!

1. Go for the bubble bars, not the bath bombs.

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The bubble bars give you more bang, and bubbles, for your buck. In my experience, most bubble bars can be broken up for at least two baths, but some of the bigger ones can even make it to four.

A bath bomb will only last you one bath, and they don't make as nearly many bubbles.

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2. Buy a wrapped gift for yourself.

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The wrapped gifts are a great value for a few reasons. The often contain small sizes of the store's pricier products so you can try them without shelling out major cash.

Treat yo'self with a wrapped gift.

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3. Return it if you don't love it.

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Lush has a very forgiving return policy. If a product isn't working for your skin, you can return it for an exchange or full refund even if you've opened and used the product.

Just another reason to love this store!

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4. Pick the products that are at the bottom of the pile.

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The freshest and newest products are always on the bottom of a display. Try not to topple a bubble bar pyramid in the process of picking one.

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5. Shop in-store for freebies!

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Lush employees love to demonstrate products and are known to give away free samples if you seem interested but on the fence about something.

Is there anything better than free samples from Lush?

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6. You can even score a free facial.

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Check out the skincare section and ask if you can try some of their face masks.

Lush employees will be happy to give you a free skin treatment with their signature face masks and scrubs.

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7. The Greeench deodorant doubles as dry shampoo.

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The Greeench contains talc, which is often used in cosmetics to absorb oil and moisture.

If your hair needs a bit of a boost, try sprinkling a bit of this natural deodorant on your strands.

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8. Use an exfoliating glove or loofah with the shower jellies.

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I love the Lush shower jellies, but they can be a little tricky to use. I find wearing exfoliating gloves or using a loofah helps break up the jelly and create a nice lather.

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9. Use lotions sparingly.

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Lush's lotions are actually concentrated so a little will go a long way. Use small amounts or else you'll be rubbing that lotion in for ages.

The good news? A pot of lotion can last you for months, making them a great deal.

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10. Shop on Thursdays.

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Most stores get their fresh face masks delivered on Thursdays, so pop in to grab one before they sell out.

The fresh face masks are one of the most popular products and are regularly scooped up by customers.

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11. Save your empties!

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It says this on the packaging, but if you return five empty pots, you get a free face mask!

More free stuff! I love Lush.

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12. Mark Boxing Day on your calendar.

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Lush products only go on sale once a year and that's on Boxing Day. If you don't want to brave the crowds, this popular buy-one-get-one sale is available online, too.

I would suggest shopping the sale early to get your faves before they sell out.

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13. If you love a product, buy the bigger size.

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The smaller sizes seem like the cheaper option, but if you have products you use on the daily, it's a better value to buy the larger sizes in the long-run.

Then, you can use that money you saved to buy more things from Lush.

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14. Store your products properly.

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Lush is an eco-friendly store, and many of their products aren't sold with any packaging. You'll want to invest in a few jars or containers to keep your Lush soaps and bath bombs in so they don't dry out.

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15.Try sticking the shower jellies in your fridge.

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Pop your shower jellies in your fridge in warmer months for an invigorating shower experience.

I've tried it and you will have the most refreshing shower, especially after a sweaty workout!

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16. Use the massage bars after a shave.

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Moisturizing your skin with a massage bar after a shave can help prevent irritated skin and in-grown hairs.

Add one to your shaving routine ASAP!

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17. There are probably a hundred ways to tie a knot wrap.

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Besides using these to wrap up your Lush gifts, you can also use them in your hair or as scarves. I currently have two and have to stop myself from buying a hundred.

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18. Slice your soap into thin pieces.

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Slice up your soap into smaller pieces. It'll be easier to use and you'll extend the life of your soap. Store the larger piece you aren't using in a waterproof, sealed container.

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19. Shop holiday products online.

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The holiday products for Christmas, Halloween, Easter, and Mother's Day are a huge hit every year and tend to sell out.

These products are usually available online before they hit stores, so stock up early there.

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20. Use baby wipes to clean your tub after a Lush bath.

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We love Lush bath bombs because of how colorful they are, but sometimes that color lingers after our bath is over.

Use a baby wipe to clean up any Lush residue from your tub in a snap.

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21. Check out the Last Chance section on their website.

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Lush regularly discontinues products based on customer feedback and seasonality. The items that are on their way out are featured on their site under the Last Chance section.

Scoop them up before they're gone!

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22. Use a strainer with Fun to make extra bubbles.

Girl Loves Glam

Fun, Lush's bath playdough, isn't just for kids. This is an affordable and versatile product that adults should take advantage of.

If you want to add some Fun to your bath, Girl Loves Glam suggests placing it in a pasta strainer and running it under water to make extra bubbles.

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23. Crumble up small pieces of bath bombs for DIY scent satchels.

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The cupboard where I keep my Lush products smells amazing, and now you can make any room in your house smell like a Lush store.

Just crumble up a small amount of a bath bomb and place it in a satchel. Pop them in a drawer or cupboard for an amazing scent.

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24. Grate a massage bar into your bath.

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Becca Rose uses a cheese grater to add some massage bar heaven to her bath. Grating a massage bar into your bath will create a moisturizing experience like no other.

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