DIY Homemade Makeup Remover Pads

I know that nobody forces me to apply makeup every day, but then again the very thought of leaving the house without it gives me shivers down my spine. I don’t particularly dislike makeup, but what I don’t really enjoy is taking it off time after time. Still, I don’t complain too much about the process itself.

Spending a lot of money on makeup remover wipes that do nothing more than to undo all my efforts doesn’t sound as fair and is particularly frustrating. The moment I understood that complaining about this reality won’t help, I began searching for alternatives to expensive commercial products. I’m proud to announce that a do-it-yourself makeup wipes will save you money and even time because you can make a lot of them in one short session.


You’ll Need:

  • Microwaveable bowl
  • Purified water or distilled water (to inhibit the growth of mold)
  • Coconut oil
  • any Tear-free baby wash
  • Container with a lid that snaps into place
  • Cotton pads
  • Tea Tree Essential Oil (optional) – this can help with your acne issues
    or you can use Frankincense Essential Oil (this will help decrease the appearance of fine lines or wrinkles)

Tip: I added some Tea Tree Oil on this batch because of its anti-fungal/anti-bacterial properties and so far, no mold as of yet and its almost two weeks!

Also, if you have some issue with the coconut oil becoming slightly solid in spots when the container has been in a room that is cooler than its melting point, I usually try to rub the oil back into the wipes and the warmth of my fingers melts it up again.


In a microwaveable bowl, mix 1 cup of purified water, 1.5 tablespoons of coconut oil, and 2 squirts of baby wash.


Warm the mixture in the microwave for a few seconds and stir until melted. Now you’re ready for the “wipe” part of the project!

Place cotton pads into a container and pour the makeup remover mixture over it. Cover with the lid and turn the container over to soak until the pads are totally saturated.

That’s it! Store according to your laziness level.

Voila! You just created your very own make-up remover wipes that remove waterproof makeup while leaving your skin clean and moisturize. The extra bonus: it saves a lot of money! Note: Just create small batches of wipes to avoid any bacterial growth or you can add tea tree essential oil to inhibits the growth of mold.

About the Author Calleigh

Calleigh is passionate about inspiring others to a healthy living and encourages to re-discover their lifestyle. Her keen interest in health shines through in her written work on DIY skin care, beauty tips, healthy and active lifestyles.

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