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Plants are growing in people's showers thanks to Lush massage bars

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Lush says plants growing from massage bar seeds are due to fresh ingredients

Chances are pretty good that you've clogged your shower drain with your hair at least once. Or, if you're me, you put bottles of Drano in your budget every month because you shed so much.

But what if your drain was clogged because a plant was sprouting out of it? It's happening to some women who use Lush's Wiccy Magic Muscles bar.

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The bar — made with "a warming blend of cinnamon and peppermint essential oils" — also contains aduki beans. The beans work to soothe aching muscles, but they won't sprout unless they're in the proper environment. In this case, the proper environment seems to be the warm, dark crevices of a shower drain.

"In order for the beans to germinate, they must have been left in the shower for a few days," Lush co-founder Helen Ambrosen told BuzzFeed. "The results you get just go to show how fresh the ingredients really are."

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Fresh or not, there's something pretty gross about a plant growing out of the drain — especially because aduki beans can grow to a height of 18 to 25 centimeters.

At least these beans won't leave you with pink skin for days, like another (commonly misused) Lush product is blamed for doing.

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