LUSH Cosmetics works to erase bullying

Cosmetic line encourages public to sign online pledge

By Tarik Minor - Anchor, I-TEAM reporter

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Going back to school for many students can be a stressful time of year due to bullying. The harsh words and actions of others affect millions of students each year. In light of this, LUSH Cosmetics is working to "erase bullying" with an interactive art installation displayed in the windows of select shops.

"LUSH is encouraging the public to sign an online pledge to treat others with dignity and respect by way of campaign partner Charter for Compassion," said Michelle Griffith who works with LUSH.

As part of the campaign, LUSH has launched a limited edition Charity Pot hand and body lotion with 100 percent of the sales going to LUSH's Charity Pot Fund, to help further the good work of grassroots organizations like Charter For Compassion.

"We offer so many different types hand and body lotions made with fair-trade cocoa butter and fragranced with ylang ylang, geranium and tagettes essential oils—and feel especially good knowing that each dollop does a world of good," said Griffith.

The Charter for Compassion inspires people around the world to live by the Golden Rule. It's a cooperative effort to restore not only compassionate thinking, but more importantly, to restore compassionate action to the center of religious, moral and political life.

To learn more about LUSH'S Erace Bullying campaign, visit

You can also follow the campaign on social media: Twitter and Instagram @lushcosmetics #erasebullying and LUSH Cosmetics on Facebook

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