We are happy to have a guest post from Emily Folk, a conservation blogger who will be sharing with us tips and how-to on reducing waste in our daily beauty routine. Definitely a must-read for the ladies

When you toss a plastic bottle or let the water run while you’re brushing your teeth, you probably realize pretty immediately that you’re wasting natural resources. But some other major sources of waste could escape your notice — like your daily beauty routine. Have you ever thought about the impact that your mascara has on the environment or how your favorite shampoo increases your carbon footprint? If the answer is “no,” it’s time to start. Here are some eco-friendly ways to update your beauty routine.

Oust the Cotton Balls

When it comes time to take off your makeup or remove nail polish, you probably turn to cotton balls, like most people