Basingstoke mum designs exclusive Lush product for Mother's Day, named after daughter

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Published on:27 FEBRUARY 2024

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Give the gift of home this Mother's Day as local mum, Kimberley from Lush Basingstoke, has designed an exclusive product for the Lush Mother's Day 2024 collection, and is currently on sale globally.

Kimberley Franks, 34, has been passionate about creating an indulgent, moisturising body scrub, inspiring her to design Wild Violet Co-Mingle body scrub, now available to purchase from Lush, instore and online. Kimberley's daughter, Violet, who is 2-years-old, is the inspiration behind the product, capturing her personality with the product's unique name and sharing the same fragrance as Lush's Kerbside Violet perfume.

"I love to use luxurious products with proper skin care benefits, and something like a Co-Mingle is perfect for a pampering experience, even if you're short on time!

"Violet's name is really special to me, so it couldn't have been another fragrance. Kerbside Violet is such a great spring scent as it's complex enough to be interesting- sweet and powdery, but fresh and clean at the same time. My daughter is only two so she doesn't understand that the product is named after her yet, but I'll be keeping some pots for when she's older!" -Kimberley Franks, Lush Basingstoke Store Manager & Product Designer.

Kimberley and her family are from Basingstoke and have always done their part to help the local community. The 34-year-old mum found it challenging to return to work after her parental leave, inspiring her to help and support other parents in the area, and is now the Co-Chair for the UK&I Parents Community Network.

"When I returned from my second parental leave after Violet was born I found that being a working parent, especially to young children, can be challenging at best, and I struggled with 'mum guilt' and found it quite hard to get the balance between work and home.

I was keen to create a space for parents to come together for support, solidarity and to influence change within the business. One of my favourite things is the connections made through the network, between people who may not usually work together or cross paths," said Kimberley.

Wild Violet, £20, is a ylang ylang and sweet violet infusion body scrub, created for wonderful mothers across the country. Take five and slather this co-mingle scrub all over, indulge in hydrating almond oil while tagua nut powder gently buffs the skin, leaving you feel sweet and soft.

Exfoliating ground bamboo and rice form the base of this indulgent three-in-one body wash, scrub and moisturiser scented with violet – a delicate and sweet floral with calming skin benefits. Lush sources the hydrating argan oil in this co-mingle from Morocco, where it provides a source of income for local communities.

Wild Violet Co-Mingle body scrub is now available to purchase from Lush in store and online.

Lush’s 2024 Mother’s Day collection celebrates motherhood in all its forms. With 22 products to choose from, this range of entirely vegan and self-preserving goodies designed for mums and maternal figures, aims to help shift the focus of motherhood from self sacrifice to self love.

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