LUSH Packing Methods

It is no secret that I love, love days where I get a LUSH package in the mail! It makes me so happy! Even my cat loves to rub against the box all day. LUSH packs their boxes with packing peanuts which are supposedly edible, water soluble, and biodegradable! So they are safe to eat… I guess? Well, I hope so because I tested this theory out! The packing peanuts actually are not to bad. I wouldn’t grab a handful and eat them for a snack but they taste like kettle corn and smell like popcorn! These peanuts are used to protect the products throughout shipment and are biofoam/envirofill packing peanuts that are 100% biodegradable.

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LUSH also has a few other enviornmentaly-friendly features from their packing:

  • Recyclable packing tape: this tape is tamper proof and stronger than most other package tapes. Plus, who doesn’t love all of the LUSH symbols and messages on the tape?:

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  • Cardboard box made from recyclable materials and wood excelsior. Wood excelsior is 100% biodegradable. I also love all of the messages LUSH puts on the inside of their box to promote a different ways to recycle product containers:

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  • TPDA biodegradable plastic bags: LUSH uses these bags to protect bath products during shipping. In fact, I have to say that they do protect the products well by keeping all of the fallouts in the same bag. These bags degrade in 18 months rather than 25 years like normal bags.
  • LUSH gifts are wrapped with recycled paper.

Overall, I believe LUSH is doing a great job ensuring that their packing materials are as environmentally friendly as possible. What do y’all think?

LUSH DIY: Mod-Podge Box

Is the rainy Spring weather getting you down? Are you tired of sitting around watching Netflix and eating ice cream? Well… here is a great solution for LUSHies out there: a LUSH craft! Over the past few months I have been working onĀ an awesome LUSH mod-podge box that I want to share!

First, I needed to cut out a ton of LUSH pictures for my mod-podge. I decided to go with the Christmas LUSH Times and the Fall 2013 LUSH Times. After a few days of cutting up the newspaper catalogs, I was left with all of these pictures:

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That is a lot of LUSH pictures right…I wanted to cut out everything from the LUSH catalogs that was either a product I have used or pictures that made me smile (aka – everything in the LUSH catalog)! After I had everything cut out, I searched my room for a box that I was not to crazy about! P.S. – you can use basically any box.. like a shoe box, packaging box, etc. Here is the box I picked:

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So from there I mod-podged the box! I did not do the insides because that would be impractical if I wanted to store stuff in the box (which I do). So I started with the white bottom and did the edges and bottom. I then let that piece dry and moved to the top lid where I covered the top and the edges. It took a long time to dry… and since I am not a mod-podge pro, I was left with a few bumps. But overall, I think the box turned out great! Here is the top and bottom with all of the edges:

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Oh wow… that was a lot of pictures! Sorry y’all for all of the scrolling! So that box turned out pretty well! What do you think?! Share in the comments! Also, what do you think I store in this box? To find out, you will have to be on the lookout for my second phase of the LUSH DIY box!