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Your beauty products are not exempt from the scrutiny of your zero waste lifestyle. There is room to make changes and it makes sense to do so, if you are doing in other areas of your life.
Luckily, there are lots of great zero-waste products on the market that can help you look good too. Next time you are looking to buy replacements, you can check out this list instead.
Here are just a few of my persona favourite that you can substitute into your beauty regimes. You’ll stay looking good and have a clear conscience.
My favourite way to deal with hair is with my wonderful safety razor. It looks great and does a far better job than any disposable.
It is not completely zero waste, but pretty close when you compate them to the plastic versions. It is only the blades that need switching out every few weeks.
Reusable makeup wipes
You can either buy yourself a set of these or make your own. Some are made from cotton and towelling fabrics, but others are knitted or crocheted.
You can keep a clean stash of these next to your makeup remover and then once you have used them pop them in the wash so that they are ready for next time.
You can team up with coconut oil if you want a simple and eco-friendly makeup removing product too.
There are so many great things that I can say about bamboo, so please just go ahead and switches a your stuff to bamboo when it wears out.
What makes a bamboo brush particularly great, is that the natural oils from your hair cling to the brush and spread along the length of your hair. These oils are important for nourishing so your hair so that bamboo brush is doing a good thing.
You are probably thinking about your makeup collection now and wondering how on earth it could ever be made zero waste.
Well, luckily you have a few options. There are some companies that are not making makeup that comes in bamboo pots that can be refilled again and again. You either order the refill online and it is sent to you, or you can send you old post back for refilling.
If you want to take it one step further, then why not consider making your own makeup. There are lots of tutorials on Pinterest and just think about all that extra waste you will prevent.
If you rely heavily on cotton buds for applying or removing your makeup, then you are going to love this product.
It looks and works in the same way as a cotton bud, but rather than throwing it away when you are done. You just rinse it off and reuse it. How simple is that?
Are your favourites missing from this list?
If they are, then drop me a message in the comments and I’ll investigate. I am always in the market for zero-waste beauty products.
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