It wasn’t just the rate change that saved Madeleine and her grandmother money. In fact, the 22-year-old and her mother Deborah made their own natural skin care products, cutting expenses by several hundred pounds.
After spending £ 600 a year on skin care, she now spends just £ 250 which means she saves a total of £ 350 each year.
“Even ethical companies that sell really pure skin products can cost a lot of money,” Madeleine said. “I used to spend a fortune on various creams, face masks, and toners from all the big brands, but when you read the ingredients, there is often a lot of stuff you can buy for a lot less everything. by reusing the same containers.
“My mother and I use natural ingredients like avocado oil and wheat germ oil to make our own lotions, French clay to make face masks and Himalayan salt to make our own lotions. do body scrubs. “
She also ditched shopping for new clothes online, where she spent £ 115, opting instead for pre-loved options on eBay and depop as well as charity shops, Madeleine managed to save around £ 70 per month.
“I bought a lot of fast fashion when I was 17, until one day I was trying to put all the non-recyclable plastic in the trash and I realized how much there was. I was a little appalled with myself.