So it’s the end of week 1 – organic coconut oil week. I’ve not had makeup on everyday, and the above picture was taken on the day where I had the most makeup on, so still not a lot, but plenty for me 😉. I reckon I used less than a third of a teaspoon’s worth of the coconut oil on my pad to remove that days makeup. Not much at all!
My eyes haven’t felt dry, but I’ve not used it everyday so that’s helped. The skin underneath them actually feels quite soft. I love the fact that the oil is solid, then there’s no excessive soaking of the oil into the pad first. I’d always seem to use too much of the Boots one as it soaks through so much. The pads washed perfectly fine, although I do wash as 60 degrees when I do all my whites. I don’t mind the smell either…not sure I’ll be saying that every week 😉
The jar, from Aldi, was £2.29 for 300 ml.
In short, I’ve loved using the coconut oil. Not sure I want to switch 😉 but next up is the sunflower oil.
I love making these bath salts! It feels like when you were a child (in the 70s/80s for me) and you had a bag of sherbet that you used to stir with your fingers. I don’t use my fingers for these but it is great fun all the same!
I make them in 6 different scents – Citrus Zing (definitely smells like sherbet), Sensual, Lavender (with chamomile and calendula), Frankincense & Myrrh, Patchouli & Orange, and Hint of Vanilla. Each has a base of Himalayan salt and Epsom salt, then I add essential oils and botanicals. Nothing nasty goes in ☺️
I usually shower, and if I have a bath I use the bath fizzes, so I usually use the salts as a foot soak instead. I have this fab enamel bowl, then just place a towel underneath and I have a towel to the side ready. Heaven…
Do you like bath salts? I’d love to know how you use them.
I’ve seen a few posts about this amazing business but I wanted to share my own experience. At the beginning of the year I saw a friend on Facebook had shared that she’d tried these loo rolls that were made from recycled paper rather than trees. I thought this was awesome so I went to investigate. Turns out that not only do they use recycled paper, they also give 50% of their profits to charities that help build toilets and improve sanitation across the world. A-m-a-zing!
Did you know that more people in the world have mobile phones than toilets?! I didn’t either. Two children a minute die from diseases caused by poor sanitation. Comparing those two facts is beyond shocking. I didn’t hesitate in signing up. We have a 12 week rolling subscription, where a box of 48 rolls (wrapped in paper, not plastic) are delivered to the house. It’s great. Someone said to my Hubby that ‘you can get cheaper loo rolls you know’. Hmm…it’s not about the money though.
If you’d like to give them a try, pop over to their website and have a browse yourself.
(I’m not gaining anything from Who Gives A Crap for this post, I’m sharing their ‘profit-for-purpose’ values as I believe in what they do)