Disposable face wipes are not just wasteful and expensive (and usually sold in plastic packaging), but also one of the most common causes of blocked toilets and drains. If you use them, dispose of them in the bin (never flush them down the toilet) to avoid a big plumber’s bill (blocked drains can also cause local flooding).
This reusable organic cotton cleansing cloth is the ideal alternative to disposable wipes. One side is soft and fluffy to use with your favourite natural skin cleanser, and the other side has a muslin texture to gently exfoliate skin, and can also be used to remove make-up or face masks. Machine-wash at 30 degrees. You can purchase just one, or a pack of three in a cotton drawstring bag.
Organic cotton is a little more expensive, but lasts longer, as the fibres have not been treated with chemicals. 25% of all the world’s pesticides are used for the cotton industry, so by choosing organic versions, you help to protect the land, sea, wildlife and the health of farmers who grow the cotton (often they have to wear protective clothing when handling chemicals, in very hot climates).
These organic cotton reusable facial founds (NZ) are an ideal alternative to cleanse your face or remove make-up, without using disposable ones packed in plastic. At end of use, just throw them in the washing machine and use again, then cut up, and compost.
Sold in an organic cotton wash bag (so they don’t get lost in the machine), these rounds are made ethically in India. Organic cotton is very soft on your skin, and these rounds are larger than the regular size, providing more area to cleanse and remove cosmetics. Choose from 10 white or 5 white + 5 black.