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This trendy, all-natural massage bar will grow a plant in your shower drain

Nature, do you mind?


April Siese

Internet Culture

Posted on Mar 22, 2016   Updated on May 27, 2021, 1:38 am CDT

Natural beauty products and shower supplies are all the rage these days. One brand that’s stayed consistently committed to the fresh cause is LUSH, whose playful bath bombs can turn your tub psychedelic colors without the aid of illicit drugs suspect chemicals. It seems the company’s branching out even further. LUSH inadvertently joined the gardening industry thanks to their bar that can turn your shower into a garden.

A $12 massage bar known as the Wiccy Magic Muscles is to blame for causing sprouts to take to tubs like a Peeping Tom at a rec center. Meant for massaging muscle aches, the all-natural beaded bar contains peppermint and cinnamon oils for a nifty tingling sensation. It’s made up of adzuki beans embedded in shea butter for texture, which they misspell as “aduki.” The bar is meant to melt, presumably so you consumers can keep forking over $12 for a massage bar. Once those organic beans start separating and slipping down the drain, all hell breaks loose.

Fans of Asian cuisine may recognize adzuki as those red beans typically turned into paste and injected into pastries. The beans have taken many shapes over the years, from beloved ice cream flavor to legendary anime character. Thanks to LUSH, adzuki can now add “pipe destroyer” to its impressive resume. It’s just as nature intended.

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*First Published: Mar 22, 2016, 9:07 am CDT