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Zero Waste Beauty Alternatives

Thursday, February 25, 2016 Kali

Let’s talk beauty alternatives. Go to your bathroom and pick up a beauty product you use every day. Do you know all the ingredients? Most likely not. Plus, most of our beauty products come in plastic packaging or non-recyclable packaging. I’ve found some easy, zero waste beauty alternatives for you to try:

Make-Up Remover: Coconut oil has been working wonders for my skin! It works so well to take off stubborn make-up, including waterproof mascara. I also have been only using this to wash my face and my acne inflammation has gone down significantly. Apply a small amount to your hands, rub onto a dry face, take a wash cloth under hot water, and gently press the washcloth onto your face for 30 seconds. Rinse as usual after that.
Toothpaste: Mix some baking soda, water, and an essential oil of your choice together. When adding water, start with a little bit at a time so you can get the texture you want. I used 15 drops of spearmint essential oil because it’s a little gentler than peppermint for me. This is going to be saltier than you’re used to. At first, I honestly wasn’t a fan, but it grew on me.
Scented bath: I’ve loved how I can use my products for multiple things! Instead of bubble bath, mix 5-10 drops each of lavender and spearmint essential oil. Lavender has a relaxing quality which is great before sleep. Spearmint is beneficial for soothing sore muscles (including period cramps). It’s also nice for when you have a fever because it’ll cool down your body.
Moisturizer: Olive oil works as a great moisturizer. It contains Vitamin A and E antioxidants, which are the best vitamins for your skin. Make sure to use the olive oil while your skin is still damp to avoid feeling greasy.
Dry Shampoo: Use cornstarch as an alternative to dry shampoo. You can easily store this in a mason jar with an old paint brush to dab it on your scalp in between showers.
Shampoo: If you don’t want to do a DIY project for this, you can buy package-free shampoo at Lush. They have options for different hair types.
Tampons: Commercial tampons contain synthetic fibers, such as rayon or polyester, and perfumes. Neither of these are good to put down there. I see a lot of women using a menstrual cup. If you’re opposed to that, use an all-natural, biodegradable tampon like these.
*Learn more about zero waste alternatives from Kali at Style Conscious 

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