Lush The Rising Sun Soap to Support Japan

Asian culture is very near and dear to my heart.

When the quake and tsunami hit Japan I felt so incredibly worried since I consider the friends I have there extended family. I was grief stricken and heartbroken when images started appearing on the news and Internet.

I’ve since donated funds to Japan but I wish I could more do so much more.

In my heart, I know that the people of Japan display true gaman in situations like this unlike any other culture I know. They are strong, patience souls who will rebuild and endure.

Another thing near and dear to my heart is Lush Cosmetics who have stepped in to support local organizations in Japan. These groups are working to rebuild affected areas and support Japanese citizens, some of whom are members of the Lush family.

To aid in the relief effort, Lush Cosmetics are selling limited edition products with 100% of the proceeds going to various Japanese charities.

The Rising Sun Soap ($5.95) resembles the Japanese flag and softens the skin with a sweet cherry fragrance. All proceeds from the soap will go directly to Peace Boat, a Japan-based non-profit organization. Since the earthquake, Peace Boat has been organizing volunteers, transporting aid and providing hot meals to those affected by the disaster.

Lush Rising Sun Soap will be available starting April 18th at your local Lush store and is available now as

From the bottom of my heart I hope you’ll display some support to the people and country of Japan by indulging in a slice or donating to another worthy cause.

  • 4/15/11 12:33 jenna:

    i saw these on the UK website yesterday and i want them some so badly. do you know if they will be available from LUSH Canada?
    *hugs and prayers for Japan <3*


    • 4/15/11 12:36 the Muse:

      jenna yup! ;-D order online from Lush or in store ;D


  • 4/15/11 12:42 jenna:

    thanks muse!! theres a LUSH in the city two hours away and they’re doing a special sale in my city this weekend for Easter. Just called to pre-order and the SA said they only have 25 left in stock so i have my haul locked in and paid for. what would i do without you?!


    • 4/15/11 13:13 the Muse:

      aw hugs jenna xoxo! you’re a sweetheart!


  • 4/15/11 13:07 M:

    I was supposed to go to Japan. By the grace of God, something came up and I ended up not going to Japan. I would have been there around the same time the earthquake happened.

    I am still heartbroken, though, by the damage. Japan is a place I am in love with, and like you said, gaman will take them through the toughest time of their lives. I can’t imagine any other country going through it with dignity, grace and patience the way they are.


    • 4/15/11 13:10 the Muse:

      gosh M thank god is right. It’s so devastating and heartbreaking! Agreed, it’s just the spirit of gaman that keeps the Japanese people strong, I agree, we all have levels of strength during times of great need but the Japanese display it more than any other nation. I wish them well.


  • 4/15/11 14:31 Christian:

    Hey Muse just wanted to let you and everyone know that I saw these at my LUSH in Los Angeles yesterday! I took a quick whiff and if anyone’s curious, the scent is kinda similar to Snowcake (has that almondy-coconut base) with a hint of citrus on top. Hope that helps anyone who’s ordering online and was curious how it smelled. Take care!


    • 4/15/11 14:40 the Muse:

      thank you Christian!!!!!! that’s super helpful to the folks in the LA area ;-D did you get one?


  • 4/15/11 16:24 Felicia:

    I feel bad but I was excited at first because I thought these were soaps that were supposed to look like eggs!


    • 4/15/11 16:26 the Muse:

      there’s a bath bomb that looks like an egg Felicia.


  • 4/15/11 23:15 Melissa:

    Lush for a good cause I’m in.


  • 4/16/11 12:25 Donna:

    When you get this, can you do a review? I ordered the one from UK, which is supposed to be liek I Should Coco (but without the bits). But this is supposed to smell like cherries and cinnamon? Or oranges and cinnamon?


    • 4/18/11 11:17 the Muse:

      cherries and cinnamon from what I heard donna. def will review :)


  • 4/16/11 15:51 donna:

    muse! totally bought this today and thought of you!


    • 4/18/11 11:16 the Muse:

      aw shucks donna ;-D flattered you thought of me ;D!


  • 4/17/11 14:56 Debbie:

    I have bought one of these and they are lovely, I was in Tokyo when the quake hit and although we were far from the tsunami we witnessed some of the sacrifice and devastation first hand. Hurrah for Lush for doing this I hope to stock up on a few more and I hope they keep making it for a long time to come as it is going to be a long road for the Japanese people affected.


    • 4/18/11 10:36 the Muse:

      wow Debbie that must have been heartbreaking :( I’m really glad Lush did this particularly with 100% of the proceeds going to charity!


  • 4/17/11 21:14 Mary the Muse Militant:

    The internet is great for getting people together for a good cause.
    It makes it easy for everyone to contribute.
    Hope Japan recovers quickly.


  • 4/18/11 13:05 Amanda:

    I bought one yesterday at the LUSH in Santa Barbara. They had about 10 left on display. I was expecting it to smell like coconut, but realized that the US made it in a different scent! It supposedly smells like Black Stockings according to my SA. I’ve never used that item though, so the scent is new to me, but it’s wonderful…and such a good cause!


  • 4/26/11 6:44 Lorelei:

    I bought about 3 of these from the U.K site theirs smells like the discontinued “I should coco” soap. That was my all time favorite lush soap next to figs and leaves.
    The U.K site sells it for about 5.00 pounds which translated to about 8.25 USD. Well worth the price seeing as how all proceeds go to help japan.


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