Almond; Sesame Seed and Oatmeal Decoction

Prunus dulcis; Sesamum indicum; Avena sativa



Just hearing about this decoction may make a few people hungry, but it’s the soothing and hydrating properties we’re after.

Almond; Sesame Seed and Oatmeal Decoction

Where do we get it?

Lush UK purchases sesame seeds from a supplier, who finds the best source depending on availability. Almonds and oats, on the other hand, come from long-standing trading partners. The almonds, already ground, come from a cooperative in Mallorca, about which you can learn more here. The oats come from a mill in Cheshire, UK, which has been grinding this grain for over four hundred years.

With seven manufacturing sites across the globe, this information may vary depending on where your Lush products were made.

What are the benefits of this ingredient?

  • Soothing 
  • Hydrating 
  • Softening

What is a decoction?

Decoctions are made in-house at Lush by boiling raw materials in water until one-third or half of the water evaporates. This is often used to extract as much ‘essence’ as possible from a plant, especially if it’s a sturdy part like a bark or a root. In the case of this decoction, the process helps to get as much hydrating milk, moisturising oils and soothing mucilage as possible from the nuts, seeds and grain.