Hibiscus sabdariffa; Olea europaea
With a pretty orange-pink tint brought by the colourful hibiscus, olive oil hydrates and softens the hair and the skin.
Where do we get it?
Lush UK purchases an extra virgin grade of olive oil because its extraction process preserves the most flavour and nutrients from the fruits. Depending on the availability, the oil can come from four different organic sources in Turkey, Lebanon, Sicily and Spain, all with regenerative practices.
The dried hibiscus flowers come from suppliers who source them from different countries around the world depending on season and availability. They must comply with Lush's buying policy which encourages growers to move away from the use of hazardous pesticides. Periodic, case-by-case spot checks are also performed to detect pesticide residues on the ingredients entering our factories.
With seven manufacturing sites across the globe, this information may vary depending on where your Lush products were made.
What are the benefits for the skin and hair?
Why add hibiscus flowers?
Hibiscus sabdariffa is native to tropical zones and is sometimes called roselle. Full of red-pink pigments, its flowers can be used in food and drinks and, with the right concentration and mordant, can even dye hair and fabrics.