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Lush to reveal secrets of the bath bomb in BBC2's Inside The Factory

Sophie Smith
25 January 2024

Lush is the focal point of this week's episode of BBC2's Inside The Factory, which explores the handmade production processes at its bath bomb factory in Poole, Dorset.

The episode will offer an in-depth look at the production processes of the brand's bath bombs, from the raw materials used, to inventing fragrances, producing product moulds and pressing the bath bombs before sending them out to stores.

As part of this, host Gregg Wallace visits several of Lush’s manufacturing departments, following the journey of the brand’s bestselling Intergalactic bath bomb.


During the episode, Wallace meets the people at the heart of the operations, discovering the techniques and skills they need to create the bath bombs - and the benefits of using them.

While Intergalactic is the star of the show, the episode also explores the story of how Lush has been creating unique bath bombs since they were invented in 1989.

The factory in Poole produces over 14 million bath bombs, by hand, each year. This includes 532,000 Intergalactic bath bombs, with 120 of Lush’s 669 manufacturing staff working in its bath bomb department.

Mo Constantine, Lush Co-founder and Manufacturing Director said: "At Lush, we are incredibly proud to be the inventors of the bath bomb, and proud of how we still produce our bath bombs fresh, by hand, every day in our own factories.

"Every bath bomb Lush sells has been given a huge level of care and attention by our manufacturing team, and we’re looking forward to letting viewers see just how much goes on behind the scenes to create their bathing experiences."

Lush’s episode of Inside The Factory airs at 8pm on BBC2 on Sunday 28 January. It will also be available on BBC iPlayer after the show has aired.

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