Zero Waste Shopping: Reusable Makeup Removal Pads and Why You Should Switch To Them
Early on my Zero-Waste journey, I bought some reusable pads to stop using the one sold in main store. I wanted to shift because I use one to two every night and it just doesn’t comply with Zero-Waste spirit. I hear that some voices will argue that cotton is natural so we shouldn’t worry too much: Yes… and no. If the cotton is not organic, it’s likely it has been processed and sprayed with highly toxic chemicals. More often than none, whitener and chemicals are put in our cotton to have that extra white color… I don’t know about you but knowing this makes it nearly impossible to use now.
More often than none, whitener and chemicals are put in our disposable cotton pads.
Besides, handmade pads are actually pretty nice! The first one I used where a little too thick. Be careful and avoid my mistakes, don’t take too large pads! They require a little more product to poor on the pad that the disposable ones which solves a problem to create another one. Go for thin pads!
Make them or buy them
If you are on a budget or simply like to reduce your purchase (thumbs up!) there are great solutions out there like this one: