8 things to do with your muslin cloth

Sarah Brown is the founder of Pai Skincare. Entrepreneur, mum and sensitive-skinned soul.

I have amassed so many old muslins over the years and can never bear to throw them away – I’m a terrible hoarder!

If your cloths are starting to pile up, here are my pointers for reusing and recycling them.

1. Everyday Gentle Exfoliation

Using your muslin cloth to remove your Camellia & Rose Gentle Hydrating Cleanser,  helps to lift away dead skin cells and impurities that have built up throughout the day.

Great for brightening skin on the dry side and stops blackheads forming on oilier complexions.

2. Pout Perfector

Chapped lips are a common problem in the Winter months and can look especially unattractive if you layer lipstick on top.

Before applying your lippy, use a damp muslin to gently buff lips in a circular motion. Follow with lip balm for a perfect pout.

3. Eczema-busting Body Exfoliator

This tip came from a customer  who started using a cloth to gently exfoliate her body in the shower.

It’s especially good for Eczema or Keratosis Pilaris sufferers that find typical body brushes too rough.

Smoothing away patches of rough skin will really improve the absorption of your Body Cream or Oil.

4. Facial Steaming

Soak your muslin cloth in warm (not too hot) water, wring out, then lay over your face for 1-2 minutes.

You can apply over a Face Mask to help skin absorb all the nourishing actives, or apply to freshly cleansed skin for a home-spa experience!

5. Ingrown Hair Remover

Exfoliating areas prone to ingrown hairs with a muslin cloth really helps to prevent them, and gently buffing existing bumps can encourage the hairs underneath to come to the surface.

This really works – no more having to tweezer!

If your cloths are on the older side and have lost their exfoliating edge, you can also use them around the house…

6. Goodbye Stains

This is something I discovered when mopping up after my baby son!

Muslin cloths have just the right amount of weave to remove the bulk of a stain before it goes in the wash – just rub the affected area with a little water. Who needs Vanish?!

7. Nut milk strainer

I love making my own almond milk when I have time and old muslins are just brilliant for straining out the nut grains!

Just cut off one seam so you have a pocket and voila.

8. Shoe shiner

Old cloths are great for buffing shoes, particularly if they’re made from delicate fabrics like suede that you wouldn’t want to use a traditional shoe brush on.

How do you use yours?