LUSH excuses continue

We know LUSH have confirmed that their Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS), Stearic Acid and Sodium Stearate are the only ingredients they cannot fully trace the sources for and so could be palm oil derivatives.

I asked:

I appreciate you say you’re working on getting information from your suppliers, but you said that in 2009 when you released the palm oil free soap base. If after 6 years they still can’t tell you what’s in their products, why don’t you find a supplier who will? Otherwise, without knowing what’s in it, and where it’s from, there’s more than a small risk it’s from conflict palm oil. Why not just find a supplier who fits with your ethical stance and will guarantee source? Continue reading LUSH excuses continue

The official LUSH statements

After fighting to get some honest answers on just how palm oil free LUSH really is, I was read this prepared statement over the phone, and then emailed it from the store too.

“Palm oil is a tricky one, it’s a very complicated subject and palm has roots in the most ‘innocent’ seeming of places. It can be listed and sold legally as ‘vegetable’ oil. It’s present as ‘vegetable oil’ in many foods, and the general public can be seemingly unaware that they’re eating it. Continue reading The official LUSH statements

Lush Lies – Trick or Treat

Saying I’m disappointed is not enough. Such an enormous corporation should not be making PR errors like this. Should not be misleading thousands of customers every day. Should not be failing to educate their staff. LUSH is not palm oil free, and need to stop telling people they are! Continue reading Lush Lies – Trick or Treat