I first blogged about these little make up cloths I made on my old Typepad blog in 2011, and am still using them! Thought I would share the idea for you again:
A couple of years ago I decided to stop buying cotton wool to clean my make up off or cleanse and tone my face. I wasn't going to save much money, but I would take a small step in a green direction! I understand that cotton is a very intensive crop, requiring lots of water whilst growing, and heavy machinery or lots of low paid workers to pick the final product. Of course, once used as cotton wool it just gets thrown away, so it can be landfill as well, depending on what your council does with your waste. I don't need cotton wool to clean my face, there are alternatives!
I soon found an alternative, in the form of a surfeit of face cloths collecting in the bathroom cupboard. I cut each of them into four, and hemmed the raw edges . Voila, I had little make up cloths! When used they are just thrown into a bin and once a week they get put in a little laundry bag and washed with the towels. Here are the ones I made;
I have found that making this one small change has been easy, helped along by me treating myself to some Liz Earle cleanse and polish a few years ago. With that, you get a muslin cloth to clean your face. After using the cleanse and polish (which I no longer buy, there are cheaper alternatives now!) I got into a routine of using a reusable cloth, and haven't looked back.
Now, going back to cloth hankies would be a different matter!!!