Well here we are at week 4 – olive oil week. I kept pouring into a bowl as my olive oil comes in a 5 litre tin but that worked well. The oil is quite dense so it sat on top of the pads, long enough that it worked just as well as the coconut oil. I wonder whether using thinner pads (flannel or muslin) for the sunflower oil would help. My eyes felt fine, no excessive rubbing.
The pads washed perfectly fine…as did the sunflower oil ones from last week.
Price per bottle of 500 ml, £2.35 from Tesco. Again, I would normally shop in Aldi so this would be cheaper. (My 5 litre came from Suma – £32 per 5 litre – was actually out of date so I’ll be getting more from Aldi 😉 )
Next up is the only cosmetic oil – sweet almond. This is a light oil so I’ll definitely be grabbing some thinner, flannel pads.
Well, this week has been the sunflower oil week. After using the coconut oil last week I must admit to being a little apprehensive about this as the coconut oil was so fab.
I’ve just being using the bottle straight out of my oils rack, rather than decanting as it was quite low. The first thing I noticed was how it soaked straight through the pad, just like a conventional makeup remover, meaning I would be using more over the week. It felt messy. On first look it seemed to work as well as the coconut oil, but when I checked there were still tiny bits of mascara round the eye. I think, because it soaks straight into the pad, rather than sitting on the top like the coconut oil, then more of the oil is needed. The extra rubbing made my eye tender at the time, but OK later on. The skin was not as ‘baby soft’ as the previous week.
I haven’t washed the pads yet, as I stupidly put the whites in without the pads, so I’m not sure how it will clean. I shall keep you posted though.
This bottle was £1.10 for 1 litre from Tesco, although I would usually shop in Aldi so it would be cheaper still.
I make fab baby burp cloths with cotton fabric on one side and organic terry towelling on the other, but when a friend asked if I could make some custom ones I jumped at the chance. She brought round some off-cuts of these vintage Star Wars quilts as they are huge Star Wars fans, and those gorgeous woodland creatures fabrics. I think I might have to try and find some of those fabrics for the shop as they are lovely, and they are organic which is a big bonus.