I mean, they do say everything is completely natural…
We know Lush likes to boast about all its products being totally natural and fresh, but it seems that’s been taken very literally when it comes to one massage bar in particular.
Because the Wiccy Magic Muscles massage bar, designed to loosen up and ease achy muscles, has been causing PLANTS to grow in people’s bathrooms. Seriously, look at this photo.
The bars are made from organic Aduki Beans, as well as other ingredients including Shea butter, cinnamon leaf oil, peppermint oil and coconut oil.
The beans, which are dark red and often used as ingredients in Asian cooking, create a massaging texture in the bars, but they can germinate if they’ve been around water for a few days.
I’ve not got a clue what aduki beans are for, but a number of people now appear to be growing crops of them without even wanting to. It’s bizarre.
It seems that the combination of warm temperatures, water and the aduki beans are the perfect conditions for the beans to sprout. And it’s quite sweet, really, if not also hugely annoying.
And Rachel isn’t the only one. This girl Hannah also reported the same thing happening. It’s crazy.
Helen Ambrosen, co-founder of Lush, spoke to Buzzfeed about the continuing mishap. She said: “We use organic aduki beans to create a texture in the massage bar, so that you’ve got small bead like shapes to massage the muscles.
“In order for the beans to germinate they must of been left in the shower for a few days. The results you get just go to show how fresh the ingredients really are.”
Instead of using the massage bars in the shower, it is recommended to use them either before or after.
Helen Ambrosen, Lush Co-Founder and Product Inventor, told MailOnline: ‘We use organic Aduki beans to create a texture in the massage bar, so that you’ve got small bead-like shapes to massage the muscles.
‘The results you get just go to show how fresh the ingredients really are.’
Well, yeah, that’s one way to look at it.
Ironically, on Lush’s website the Wiccy Magic Muscles bar comes with a warning, but it’s got nothing to do with the fact that you might inadvertently start growing an allotment in your bathroom. Instead, the warning simply states that the bar is made with ingredients that might melt in hot weather.