So, I’ve been trying to become more eco-friendly with the things I use/do daily. For example, I’ve stopped using disposable disinfectant wipes and switched to using old towels when cleaning. This was a big deal for me because I was obsessed with the wipes. They were so easy to use when it came to cleaning and all I had to do was throw them out. Looking back, however, I added a lot of junk into the environment that just didn’t need to be there. Not to mention, I exposed my body to a lot of unnecessary chemicals, and guess what? Now I’m helping the environment, reducing my exposure to more chemicals, and saving money to boot.
Anyhow, after I finished my last container of makeup removal pads, I took a look at the ingredients on the bottle and felt a little disappointed. I’ve been using this product for years, and not once did I think to look at what I was wiping onto my eyelids. It was all a bunch of foreign chemicals. The product I was using before was recommended by Allure magazine as one of the best OTC makeup removers.
I went online to look for natural ways to remove my eye makeup, and many people swore that this mix was foolproof. I tried it out.
Equal parts witch hazel and olive oil in a travel bottle. Give it a good shake, put it on a cotton ball or tissue, and wipe off the makeup.
This actually works better than the product I was using before! I’ve been using this for about 2 months now, and I haven’t had any issues with my skin either. I’m definitely converted. This is supposed to have a shelf life of one year which is more than sufficient. It’s also so ridiculously affordable, it’s almost a joke.
Read more about Witch Hazel and Olive Oil if you’re still curious about what you’re putting on your skin.
Definitely on the road to being more eco-friendly. Slowly, but surely. If you have any eco-friendly suggestions for daily life, let me know! 🙂