Lush is the Poor Man’s Basin


So I took Tracy’s advice and stopped by Lush at the Anaheim GardenWalk. My reaction? Meh. It’s a nice enough environment but it’s nothing you can’t find in Basin over at Downtown Disney.

Oh and Basin is cheaper too. A little price comparison: Lush’s Big Blue Bath Bomb = $5.80 whereas Basin’s comparable Pacific Ocean Bath Bomb comes in at just $3.99. The ingredients aren’t identical but neither is tested on animals and both are vegetarian.

Also of note, some of Lush’s soaps seem to be a bit heavy on the Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and Propylene Glycol. Nothing like a little airplane de-icer to make you feel tingly all over!

For my money (and a discount for Cast Members as well), I’ll stick with Basin thankyouverymuch. Anyone know of a different (or even better) place in OC to pick some all natural handmade bath items? If so share with the rest of the class.

3 Comments so far

  1. evan on February 24th, 2009 @ 10:18 am

    Not sure about Basin, but Lush is pretty well-established–it started in the UK, and is slowly expanding in the US. When my wife and I went to London in 2003, one of the things she had to do was to go to a Lush and bring some stuff back (this was before they were around here).

  2. pittrollie on February 24th, 2009 @ 4:19 pm

    Sorry you’re not feelin’ it Jon. I’ll give Basin a try at some point … I’m a sucker for all things yummy smelling. Howevr, Lush is still the one to beat in my book.

  3. Jon (oc_jon) on February 24th, 2009 @ 7:17 pm

    Well it’s not all bad. This may sound funny, but I really like their logo. Ha!

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