Review: LUSH Sikkim Girls {not as natural as we’d like it to be}


Let me preface my review with this disclaimer- I have used and liked many products from LUSH over the years. I was excited to check out the Sikkim Girls perfume which I thought would be all natural. LUSH, while not tested on animals, is not completely toxin free. This fragrance for example, contains some questionable ingredients along with some good ones. Handmade and fresh do not equal “natural” and “nontoxic” just like Gluten Free doesn’t mean “healthy.”

 I began poking around the internet to find the truth about LUSH and found mixed thoughts and some facts that lead me to believe this is not a natural brand. Keep in mind that even trace amounts of toxins over the years have a cumulative effect… so be aware. I wish that LUSH and other brands that are teetering on the cusp of being truly toxin free (Josie Maran and Tarte come to mind) would clean up their acts and find other natural ingredients to replace synthetics/chemicals.


I guess it all boils down to what’s important to you. I want to be as chemical free as I can be. With that said, I did really like this fragrance. Its a blend of frangipani, jasmine, vanilla and tuberose however I wouldn’t call this a floral scent. The blend is more…earthy? hippie? exotic? I dabbed a  bit on my pulse points after generously applying the Skin & Bones Luxurious Moisturizer that I love so much. The scent of both is delicious.

Yes, I liked this Sikkim Girls fragrance and yes, I’m thrilled that LUSH is cruelty free but why can’t they be all natural too? LUSH, please find a way to swap out your synthetics with truly toxin free ingredients!



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