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Zero waste beauty routine for travel: 5 simple tips Tips

You are packing your bag for your next trip and annoyed with all the plastic, and small bottles and don’t really know what to take with you?

I actually don’t use a lot of make up anymore. I did though when I was younger.
I always used single use cotton pads, nail polish, I had heaps of different eye shadows (most of the colors maybe used once a year). 

Since I now feel more comfortable in my own skin I don’t need to hide behind a lot makeup anymore. Yes, I did when I was younger…. But now I don’t use makeup anymore.

Simple beauty routine for traveling 

I do use some mascara or eye liner or some face powder (always buying organic vegan brands) once in a while and the only things I need to remove them is water, soap, coconut oil for mascara and my cotton cloth.

I wash my face with water and a little bit of soap in the evening and use coconut oil, that I can find in bulk or in glass jars in every supermarket, or other natural oils like almond, olive as lotion for my body and face. Simple.

I have dry and sensitive skin, and coconut oil has been the best for me so far. 

So my beauty routine is simple whether I am at home or traveling: my solid soap bar to clean my face, coconut oil as body and face lotion, sometimes a bit mascara and my reusable cloth and warm water or a little oil to remove the mascara. If I have any pimples I use some powder or tea-tree oil. 

5 tips for a greener beauty routine when traveling:

  1. keep it simple
  2. use reusables (wash cloth, wipes, make up removal pads, …)
  3. use plastic free products (q-tips with paper shaft, micro plastic free toothpaste and peelings…)
  4. switch to natural-organic beauty products
  5. solid soap, shampoo, toothpaste, deodorant is easier to carry with you. No more tiny plastic bottles and no chance for spills in your backpack. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites. We are also affiliate partner for other programs/stores like shareasale,, etc. 

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