Cosmetic minimalism and low waste

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Remember my “low waste bathroom“ from some time ago? I was very proud of that picture, since it took me months of getting rid of old products and testing new formulations before I could get there.

However, in the months that followed I encountered a more or less unexpected problem: time. As you have seen from my disappearance from every channel – including this blog – after I started my new job my free time became almost zero and with it, also my will to spend entire afternoons making cosmetics. On the top of that, I became a bit suspicious concerning the microbiological stability of self made cosmetics containing water. All this brought me to the need for a more minimalistic cosmetic routine, which would allow me to spend only little time making stuff and at the same time having less and less packaging around.

So, here is how my (and my husband’s) bathroom closets look like today.

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Low Waste and DIY in the kitchen

Going zero- or low-waste seems rather easy when it’s just about cosmetics. In the end, you just have to get a set of washable make-up remover pads and some solid cosmetics, like shampoos and conditioners.

Doing the same thing in the kitchen and in every day life sounds instead incredibly complicated and time-consuming. I’ve heard many people saying “If I could, I would do it, but then with my job, my partner, my kid, my dog…”

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