Hi! I used my last cotton ball over the weekend. I don't really want to replace them. Can you give me replacement ideas, please????
I'm trying to recall what I use them for at the moment....
1. Removing nail polish
2. Applying homemade face toner (only once in awhile, I typically spritz my face with rosewater or hydrosols instead)
3. Applying homemade "washes" to scrapes and bruises (after washing with soap and water)
and I'm not sure what else...
I use a fresh washcloth to wash my face in the shower and let it air-dry over the shower rod, then collect them elsewhere until I am ready to wash towels. Today, I used that damp washcloth I had just used in the shower on my face only to apply my homemade toner...extra exfoliation and the toner was diluted quite a bit. Not ideal, but it worked.
One bag of cotton balls lasts me a year or more, but I am trying to reduce the amount of STUFF.
I cut up soft old t-shirts. They don't fray at the edges so they hold up well. I collect the used ones in a delicates bag, zip it closed, and throw it in the wash when full. And I am saving a shirt from the landfill!
I grossly underestimated how long that bag of cotton balls lasted us. DH informed me we have had it for several YEARS.
Anyway, I have not had the need to use a cotton ball at all. DD & I were digging out some items from under the cabinet sink and discovered a small sleeve of cotton rounds. So, I guess we'll use these up while I decide if I / we really need to replace them with something reusable at all. (Haven't had a need to use the cotton rounds, either.)
The nail polish is once in a blue moon for me, but my daughter enjoys it a little more often. I'd rather her experiment and learn now at home than go crazy wild as soon as she leaves home (or behind our backs). We currently have a plethora of really old, ratty t-shirt rags, so that can be the back-up for nail polish remover.
I understand that ordering from online creates trash but I LOVE this product. In the interest of long-term health and waste reduction I ordered these organic terry alternative rounds and haven't wanted cotton balls since. If you find something similar at a local health food store or farmers market, it would also work well! I designate one cloth for nail polish removal and use it over and over and over. The rest are for mascara and makeup removal (I use coconut oil for that).