Essential oils, floral waters and vegetable oils are already part of your bathroom. The natural secrets of beauty are also found in various beauty accessories.
Natural cosmetics are increasingly used by men and women who want to avoid endocrine disruptors, irritating compounds and present in industrial cosmetics. Using organic and eco-friendly cosmetics or making one's own products helps to avoid harmful products for the skin and protect the planet. But do you know the composition of your beauty accessories? The accessories of the trade are not always spared in terms of harmfulness, therefore, adopt natural and ecological products that preserve the skin and pose little risk of allergy. Durable, reusable, and made from ecological and organic materials, they also reduce your waste and, therefore, your impact on the planet.
1. The organic makeup remover squares
Cotton comes from one of the crops produced from a large quantity of pesticides. Choosing organic is, therefore, essential. According to Julien Kaibeck, an expert in slow cosmetics, the best way is to buy them in fabric because 20 eucalyptus fiber remover squares represent the equivalent of about 6,000 disposable cotton squares! Figures that say a lot about this product used daily and that unnecessarily fills the trash of your bathroom.
Organic make-up remover squares are used in the same way as disposable cottons. They are made of cotton fibers, bamboo or organic eucalyptus. They remove make-up gently. They are easily washed by hand and machine and can be reused between 300 and 500 times. An excellent ecological and economical alternative!
2. The Konjac sponge
Discovered in Japan, konjac is a fiber that comes from an Asian plant. Traditionally used as a food, it is also in the form of a sponge. Made by hand, it is 100% vegetable and biodegradable. It is used for cleaning the skin with or without soap. These fibers are delicate and tighten the pores of any type of skin.
Some precautions must be taken in order not to damage it. The sponge should be dried in the open air and replaced every two months.
3. The sea sponge
The sea sponge is an algae that is handled like a washcloth. Extremely soft and hypoallergenic, it is used to clean the skin. Used by some women as an intimate protection for menstruation, it respects the vaginal flora and guarantees an alternative to towels and tampons containing pesticides.
4. The loofah
This vegetable sponge comes from a dried exotic fruit that resembles cucumber. It allows exfoliating of all parts of the body even the roughest. Cleaning your skin with a loofah will give it flexibility as it improves blood circulation.
There are two types of loofah, the Asian loofah and the Egyptian loofah. The first dissolves when moistened. This mixture is applied directly to the skin. The second is hard and keeps longer. It is also much more used in sauna and massage parlors than the Asian loofa.
5. The pumice
This volcanic rock is very popular in aesthetic centers. When the feet are covered with callouses and rough skin, it is used to remove dead skin and soften the skin. It is to be used on wet skin, with light friction, on all the dry parts of the body (feet, elbows).
6. The Emeri file
In two-sided cardboard, the Emeri file is used to file and eliminate nail filaments that remain in the nail section. It is used as a classic glass file and makes nails smooth and clean. Ideal for a perfect manicure!