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Support Refugees with Lush’s Hand of Friendship Soap


Lush products carry many messages; they value people, planet and animals. One of Lush’s latest handmade inventions extends a warm welcome to Syrian refugees arriving in North America.

For every Hand of Friendship Soap bar sold, the ethically minded company will donate 100 percent of the sales cost (that’s everything but the tax) to support the most urgent needs of refugees resettling in North America.


The limited edition soap ($5.95) has a springy cherry blossom scent and is made with skin-softening coconut and almond essential oils. Lush is also encouraging its in-store customers to write welcoming messages to incoming refugees on postcards, which read:

“Dear friend,

Ahlan wa Sahlan. I welcome you with open arms and a warm heart. One thing I would like to share with you is… (Fill in your personal message here).

I hope you find safety, comfort and community in your new home.

In friendship,



Just beautiful.

Click here to view photos of our 10th anniversary wellness event in collaboration with Lush.


Lindsay has spent her career at the intersection of media and social change. In her role at Eco-Chick, Lindsay has established partnerships and campaigns with some of the world’s most-recognized companies committed to sustainability and CSR. She co-created the popular interview series “Heroines for the Planet” that features groundbreaking women who share courage and a deep passion for protecting people and the Earth. Lindsay is the Marketing and Sustainability Manager at Health-Ade Kombucha and previously served as Director of Communications at the social enterprise CBS EcoMedia. There she directed corporate advertising dollars to the nation’s most effective non-profits tackling urgent social issues in local communities and was awarded CBS Corporation’s prestigious Share-the-Vision award. She has written for Whole Living Magazine, Edible, Cottages & Gardens, From The Grapevine,,, and for environmentalists Laura Turner Seydel and Susan Rockefeller. Lindsay holds a BS in Global Business Studies and Marketing from Manhattan College, and received the 2012 Honors Award at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.