A greener version of me

In recent years, the topic of ecology has become really loud. Other cosmetic brands are trying to outdo each other in the production of ecological products. On the packaging you will find the words "eco, bio, healthy" and other similar slogans. Unfortunately, very often there is only a seemingly ecological product. Okay inside, it might be super eco, but nobody looks at the packaging that closely anymore. And it is often made of plastic that will break down over the next several dozen years.

Consequently, for several years I have been trying to make small changes to my life that allow me to live in harmony with nature. I started with seemingly simple changes. I stopped buying low-quality clothes that looked like 10 years after washing them. Currently, power cables do not exist for me, although I know that some of them try to introduce more ecological solutions. Unfortunately, there is still a long way to go to eliminate Fast Fashion. However, I have the impression that the coronavirus epidemic has slightly changed our approach and perception of mass buying. Supposedly, shopping centers are empty and bags of clothes are no longer taken out of shops. I will not say that I am silently smiling to myself.

ecological reusable flakes

An ecological revolution in the wardrobe and home

After the revolution in clothing, it is time for the next steps. And so, for over 5 years I have been using only ecological and vegan cosmetics for care. I have my favorite products and brands that I have not parted with for a long time. I also rarely test products (especially face care) and I know that you also appreciate it. However, there are still a lot of Influencers who are able to test brand X cream on Tuesday and brand Y cream on Friday. I avoid this type of person, because I know that only money speaks for them. I do not trust them and do not follow such profiles.

The next step in changing habits was to switch to ecological cleaning products. For years, only those that are not harmful to the environment have been added to my basket. I've even convinced a few family members to switch from chemical products to organic ones. I am very glad that many of you also pay attention to this. I am happy when you consciously choose cosmetics, home products and food products. Today, a few words about reusable cosmetic pads that I don't know why I started using it so late. Ps. This post is not sponsored by the Hello Body brand. I bought two packages of reusable cosmetic pads with my own money.

Why is it worth using reusable cosmetic pads?

I answered this question when the idea of ​​switching to reusable cosmetic pads was born in my head. As you know, I try to live in harmony with nature. For many years, my care has been 100% natural, I use ecological cleaning products, I also try not to waste food (which is really good for me!), and to look for other solutions to harm the Earth as little as possible (remember that we are its inhabitants and we must take care of it).

Reusable cosmetic pads are a great discovery for me. The first advantage that speaks to them is, of course, ecology and the fact that I do not generate so much waste (usually I used 2-3 cosmetic pads a day, because in the morning I wash my face with colloidal silver, I use pads for makeup removal, I also wash my face before going to sleep).

Another plus is savings. It is true that such disposable flakes are not expensive, but when we calculate the annual consumption in relation to reusable flakes (which we can put in the washing machine together with washing), the costs of their use are really much more favorable.

Which petals to choose?

Moje Followers on Instagram (who is not watching us yet, let him do it now!) eagerly shared with me their observations on reusable cosmetic pads, thanks to which I chose bamboo (they are said to be more durable than cotton pads). I decided to use Hello Bamboo reusable cotton pads from Hello Body. These petals are made of 80% bamboo and 20% cotton. In addition, they have a laundry bag made of 100% cotton (I do not recommend using it, however, which I will say more about in the next paragraph).

Hello Body pads are very gentle so they don't irritate my combination, blemish-prone skin. I was worried that these types of cotton pads could transmit germs, but nothing really happens.

How to wash reusable cotton pads?

I wash the cotton pads together with the white washing in the washing machine. I put them in a Tchibo zipped laundry bag. Thanks to this, they do not fall out, which happened to me when I washed them in the bag attached to the petals. I use an ecological liquid for washing (in 40 degrees) and rinsing fabrics.

I have a trick for you when it comes to drying. Before hanging the petals on the dryer, I shake them off vigorously, holding the hanging handle. Thanks to this, the cotton pads regain their original shape after washing (of course they do not look like new, but it definitely improves their appearance).

Conscious influence on our planet is something that I want to cultivate in myself and that I want to infect others with. Of course, to generate a jar of garbage in a month (I really respect people who can live like this) in my case it is still a long way, but today I can have a real impact. It is worth starting with minor changes that motivate you to continue acting and looking for new solutions. I would love to know if you use reusable cosmetic pads and how do they work for you?

Eco house, i.e. ecological cleaning

ecological home cleaning products

For several years, I no longer use traditional liquids, washing powders and products from the so-called 'Acute chemistry'. Green cleaning is a better and healthier option. Chemicals that we use for cleaning are not indifferent to our health. They can cause dizziness, migraines and even hormonal disorders. After reading these types of articles, I gradually switched to organic products, and finally eliminated harmful chemistry from our home.

STEAM MOP INSTEAD OF THE ORDINARY MOP

I've written about the steam mop several times on the blog. I still use the steam mop and I wouldn't exchange it for anything else. Generally, I'm from this type of people who prefer to invest in something decent and enjoy it longer. I bought our steam mop thanks to the program 'Mrs Gadget' (okay, I also bought pots thanks to this program. Apropo pots, I will soon write a new post about them, because we had a very interesting thing related to them. More on that, however).

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Steam mop is a brilliant invention. It kills 99% of germs, is ecological (we use only water for cleaning) and economical (again I will refer to the fact that we only use water for cleaning). Thanks to this device I have thrown away a regular mop and, above all, liquids for cleaning floors. With the help of a mop I not only clean the tiles, I cleaned the parquet floor in the previous house (we have panels in our new apartment), but also the carpet, with the help of the carpet cleaning attachment. Thanks to this device I am not afraid of the health of our ear, because it spends most of the time on the floor. The mop is a safe device not only for animals, but also for children.

DOMESTOS? NEVER AGAIN!

I used Domestos and similar products to clean the toilet. Never again. This type of chemistry is very harmful to health and I became convinced of it when I took a contract with Domestos, and then I could not breathe freely for 15 minutes. Then I said enough. I currently use Sodasan or Frosch fluid interchangeably. Initially, I thought that organic products are not as effective as traditional ones. However, I did not notice that my toilet was dirty?

FROSCH AND SODASAN

I usually use products from these two companies for cleaning. Both are very good, but Frosch is distinguished by its fragrances. Their cabin cleaner not only removes stone very well (it really is one of the best stone removal agents I've used before!), But it also smells great. The liquid I mentioned smells like grape juice. Anyway, most of their products smell crazy. However, it is not such an artificial fragrance, but as if you had fresh fruit in front of you. Only for washing dishes I use unscented bottle cleaning liquid recommended mainly for washing children's dishes. Why this one? Well, because in 100% is flushed. I have terrible schizy on this point and I can smell badly rinsed liquid even in a restaurant. Besides, what a pleasure to eat a dish with dishwashing liquid ?! Okay, okay maybe most of them don't feel it, but I do.

ECOLOGICAL CLEANING AGENTS ARE SO EXPENSIVE!

This is a myth. Okay, it may seem that organic products are more expensive, but they are also more efficient and above all they are not harmful to you and the rest of the household, including animals. In addition, you can save on organic products, because a lot of them you can do yourself.

I often made vinegar-based cabin cleaner, or I cook washing nuts and make hand soap or hair shampoo with them. A few nut shells are also enough to wash the dishes in the dishwasher (although I definitely prefer Frosch dishwasher tablets, because the dishes do not smell at all. After washing nuts they have a specific smell that I do not like).

ORGANIC PRODUCT THAT WILL BE TESTING SOON

Soon I will also test another ecological product - washing balls. I am very curious about their actions, because here also the washing nuts did not work. Apparently, you can add essential oils to washing, but finding oils that are not greasy is a feat, and I haven't found them yet. I will let you know how the washing balls have worked. Let me know in the comments if you have used them and whether you are satisfied with them.