Some wise guy said a century ago that freedom is necessarily understood, and more sympathetic I cannot be. 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 don’t sound as fair and are particularly frustrating.
The moment I understood that complaining about this really 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.
- 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
- Roll of paper towels
- Utility knife
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.
① In a microwaveable bowl, mix 2 cups of purified water, 2 tablespoons of coconut oil, and 2 squirts of baby wash.
② Warm the mixture in the microwave for a few seconds and stir. Now you’re ready for the “wipe” part of the project!
③ Measure the paper towels to fit into the container and cut them width-wise with a sharp knife to fit.
④ Place the roll into the container and pour your makeup remover mixture over it.
⑤ Replace the lid and turn the container over to soak. Leave for five minutes, then turn it over and remove the cardboard center.
⑥ Cut a small “X” in the lid to pull the wipes through.
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.