15 Years of Charity Pot

Celebrating 15 Years of Giving

After 15 years, Lush’s Charity Pot hand and body lotion has raised £61 Million for grassroots charities across the globe.

Created in 2007, Charity Pot hand and body lotion (from £5) raises money for small charities, campaigning groups and other good causes. 100% of the retail price paid by customers buying Charity Pot products (minus the sales tax) is granted to grassroots organisations working for animal protection, human rights and environmental protection around the world. 

In 2020 Lush released a packaging-free version, named Charity Pot Coin (£1.00), along with a fragrance named Grassroots (£50.00)  – 100% of the retail price paid by customers for both these products also goes into the charity ‘pot’, to which grassroots organisations and groups can apply. 

In the last financial year alone, despite the challenges around the pandemic, including many shop closures, around the world over £3million was donated through more than 600 grants. Internationally, Lush’s shops organised 152 Charity Pot shop events to support local grassroots causes. In the UK and Ireland over £625,000 was donated through 153 grants and 48 local Charity Pot shop events.


Over the last 15 years, Charity Pot has been sold in 42 countries raising more than £61million with over 13,300 grants being given.

I love everything about this product, from the ingredients that support farmers, to the funds that enable grassroots charities to make a difference and the effectiveness of this product when applied to the skin. Win, win, win.

Rowena Bird, Lush Co-founder

Charity Pot grants provide targeted funding to small, grassroots groups. Almost all the groups funded by Charity Pot have an annual income of less than £250,000 (most are substantially less) and are run entirely or predominantly by volunteers. 

These grants prioritise projects that aim to create long-term change – because we feel it’s crucially important to fund projects that aim to prevent and address the root cause of the problem.  For example, priority would be given to a project that aims to stop deforestation over one that aims to plant trees to restore an area that’s already deforested.

Notes for Editors

Charity Pot has sold over 7 million pots, and 1.5 million coins sold so far. With a skin-soothing blend of fresh Aloe gel and nourishing Moringa oil, Charity Pot has an abundance of positive benefits for the skin, as well as for the groups it supports.  

This self-preserving hand and body lotion is made with materials sourced from a variety of projects, including Fair Trade, organic Colombian cocoa butter; geranium oil from Mountain Organic Farming (MOOF), Kenya; and Fair Trade shea butter from the Women’s Ojoba Collective, Ghana.

Charity Pot can be bought in Lush stores and online at lush.com  To find out more about how to apply for Charity Pot funding see here


About Lush

Lush invent, manufacture and retails fresh handmade cosmetics.  A beauty company with a campaigning heart, Lush is passionate about direct action and uses its stores around the world as a platform to shed light on little known social and environmental issues. 


Lush Press Office contact details: [email protected]  / 020 7434 3948

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