Basin: A Cheap Alternative to Lush

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As much as the Muse loves Lush she admits that each year the price raise on bath goodies is a bit extreme. She recalls a time when she could find a bath bomb from Lush for a small chunk of change. Sadly, that’s no longer the case. I only order my Lush from the UK and it’s quite cheaper compared to the US site but prices do lean towards a bit much at times.

Good news ahead!

The Muse has found an interesting little shop entitled Basin! Basin offers an array of cheaper imitation Lush products for a fraction of the cost.

The Muse must admit that many of the products are a bit too close to the names and ideas of Lush however these are interesting to sneak a little peek at!

I’ve only purchased soap from the company so far and must say I’m quite pleased. The soaps are too cute for mere words!

Take a look for yourself:

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From looking at the site it appears that the actual store has a wider selection of soaps than they do online!

They also carry a huge array of Bath Bombs, Shampoo Bars, and other bath and body goodies for the masses!

Many of the items, as I mentioned previously, are a bit to close for comfort in design, scent, and idea to Lush items!

Comparing Basin to Lush:

Basin’s Butter
Sensuous, Invigorating, Exotic–This moisturizing Bubbler has a velvety vanilla and coco-butter fragrance that’s sure to make you swoon. Reminiscent of a tropical breeze off an island paradise.
Drop a Bubbler into a filled tub and watch the magic begin. The Bubbler releases a host of all-natural essential oils and fragrances, transforming your bath from ordinary to extraordinary.

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Lush’s Butterball
Our all-time, best selling bath bomb is easily taken as straight forward and simple. Au contraire! This vanilla, cocoa butter bomb is a powerful skin moisturizing agent of the fiercest variety. 20 minutes in the bath is all it takes.
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This is just one comparison but several other items are quite similar. I’m not entirely sure how comfortable I am with all the knock offs here but they are a cheap alternatives to Lush that’s for sure! Bombs run from $3.45-3.95 or less in comparison to a Lush Bomb which runs from $5.45-$8 and upwards. Shampoo Bars are $6.99 ($24.99 for 4 Shampoo Bars) in comparison to Lush Solid Shampoos at $8.95-$14.50.

The fun news about this shop is they do carry several items that you won’t find at Lush such as Bath Salts, various kids items, and a few other interesting tidbits!

With my soap lot I also happened to purchase something called Dr. Spot which promises to remove oil, dirt, and many other happy stain mistakes! This is basically a bar of soap that you rub on stains and it’s supposed to remove all of the mentioned stains and MORE! Wahoooo the Muse loves the idea of a spot remover that erases stains!

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Overall, Basin has some very cute products with some very, very nice prices! Do check it out and let me know what you think!

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  • 1/19/10 13:29 Ash:

    Some of the soaps at Basin look awesome, I especially want the goldfish in a bag because it is so damn cute. But I wouldn’t call these prices a fraction of Lush’s. Sure, the bath bombs are uniformly priced at $5 but they don’t look as exciting as Lush’s, and Lush still has some for $5 and under. Plus, the massage bars and soap and shampoo are all comparably priced with Lush. Did their prices go up since this post, maybe?

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    • 1/20/10 14:36 the Muse:

      hi ash the prices were way cheaper when I had originally posted this in 2007 I believe but now about the same as Lush. I prefer Lush over Basin anyway :)

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