Monday, September 9, 2013

Operation Blankets of Love animal rescuer becomes a new LUSH Cosmetics Charity Pot

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LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics unveiled over the weekend (Sat., Sept. 07, 2013), at the LUSH's comestics store, Wesfield Topanga shopping mall, Woodland Hills a new addition to its widely popular fresh hand and body lotions.
 “We are celebrating our newest member label placed on our hand and body crème, Operation Blankets of Love, which provides shelter, comfort and pet supplies to scores of shelters and organizations,” said Assistant Manager, Brittany Baima. “100 percent of the proceeds from the Lush Charity Pot lotion are actually donated to charity.”
LUSH store manager Hilary Pickles (left) with
OBOL founder Eileen Smulson (3rd from L),
Brittany Baima, LUSH and Aida Mayo (R). 

Charity is a huge part of what Lush does, too. According to Manager Hilary Pickles, “so far LUSH has helped 350 charities around the globe donating. $2.8 million to pay for fresh drinking water supplies, saving the environment and supporting animal welfare charities such as Operation Blankets of Love.”

The LUSH Westfield Topanga mall store donated $13,000 alone during Nov. and Dec., 2012.

“We're so happy that LUSH selected Operation Blankets of Love as their new Charity Pot products label,” said OBOL Founder Eileen Smulson, who was at the store with her dog,“Ginger" dressed in pink bows.

“OBOL is very proud to be supported by this wonderful organic, cosmetics industry leader, which has supported animal rights and rescue organizations like ours for more than 30 years," said Smulson.

OBOL Founder Eileen Smulson with a new
LUSH Charity Pot and OBOL Label.
"I’m humble to receive this donation to help continue our animal safety education for children ages three through high school,” she said. Smulson often brings her dog to school classrooms to illustrate how to humanely, treat and care for all animals.

LUSH'S contributions are accomplished with employee volunteers and through it sales of “fresh handmade natural cosmetics." The have a complete range of natural bath and body products, including natural soaps, bath bombs, hand and body lotions.

Because the products are so naturally rich and colorful, a quick stroll through a LUSH store looks more like a fresh bakery or deli with food shelves, than soaps carved into artistic and smooth designs. LUSH’s Charity Pot is 100 percent fair trade, organic cocoa butter from the Dominican Republic. It also has moisturizing almond oil and a sweet, soft ylang ylang fragrant.

“Charity Pot is so much more than a donation to charities,” said Hilary Pickles,
LUSH soap looks more like food to eat.
manager, LUSH, Woodland Hills. “The Charity Pot is made with the finest possible ingredients, so your skin will feel as soft as your heart.”
LUSH has been fighting against animal cruelty and lab animal testing for three decades. They buy ingredients only from companies that don’t allow tests on animals or humans.

The LUSH website says, “Fighting animal testing should be more than a slogan; it needs to be a genuine practice. Unfortunately, it’s become commonplace in the North American cosmetics industry to test products and their ingredients on animals in labs.”

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