I’ve been wanting to try making my own DIY makeup remover wipes for a while now. Meagan has used DIY baby wipes for little J since he was a baby and I always thought that DIY Makeup remover wipes would be a great idea. Not only are they beneficial for the environment, but they also save a lot of money.
Plastic-free July finally got me motivated to make the switch to these wipes. The other day I was pulling out a makeup wipe from its packaging, and I realized I’d cut down on a lot of plastic use if I eliminated that package from my life (not to mention the wipes themselves, of course).
I came up with this easy to make DIY makeup remover wipe because, if you’ve read any of my other posts, you know I’m all about simple and easy.
- 2 C. Water
- 3 Tbsp. of your favorite face wash
- Optional: several drops of lavender essential oil (about 10)
- Mixing Bowl
- Storage container for wipes (glass jar or repurposed plastic container from previously purchased wipes)
- Container to put used wipes in
- Cloth of your choice
ASSEMBLE PIECES OF CLOTH
Cut up rectangular pieces of old clothing like t-shirts. I like using ribbed tank tops because the texture has a light exfoliation feel to it. I also like using my kids’ old baby clothes because I get to enjoy a pleasant memory for a moment while using them. You could always use small baby wash clothes, but using old clothing is the most eco-friendly option.
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- Mix water, face wash, and essential oil in the mixing bowl.
- Soak pieces of cloth in the mixture until they are completely saturated.
- Squeeze out excess water from clothes.
- Put the damp clothes in the container of your choice.
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Make about enough wipes to last a week. When they’re used up, just wash them and reuse! You can also experiment with different face wash or essential oils.
Have you ever tried this sort of thing? Do you use DIY Makeup removal wipes? Do you use a similar method or have any tips? I’d love to hear from you in the comments section.
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Lisa is a mother of three lovely young women and is a new grandmother to a baby boy! She has been married to her high school sweetheart for more than thirty years. Lisa is originally from Dearborn Heights, Michigan, but has lived in the Tampa Bay area since 1984. Running a small business for over 25 years and raising a family has made for a busy, busy life with many ups and downs; it’s definitely been an adventure.
Lisa’s always involved in one project or another whether it’s work related or serving her community. She also recently went back to school to finish her bachelor’s degree in American Studies. Lisa tries to make every day a good day—that means learning something new, practicing kindness, and enjoying the present moment.
I love that these are so easy and reusable! Definitely an economical and eco-friendly alternative!
This is SUCH a good idea! I’ve been using cotton pads for toners, etc. and it is so wasteful. I think I might try this trick at home – it makes travelling with them all the easier too!
This is a genius idea! I love reusable anything and these look super simple! I would be making a batch…if I ever had the time/motivation to wear makeup…or if it wasn’t so hot it melted off!
Corey | The Nostalgia Diaries says
This is so smart, and cuts down on so much waste!
Mandy Allen says
Not having make up remover is one of the most irritating things. Being able to make your own up is a great idea!
Enjoy the journey!
Vicki @ Babies to Bookworms says
Love these! The store bought wipes can get so expensive. I love that these would smell like lavender too! Nice and soothing for bedtime!
Sharon Chen says
This is awesome and it saves us money from all those wipes. Thanks for sharing!
sonali jain says
This is so easy and awesome, generally store wipes are really expensive 🙂 Thanks for sharing.
What a cool idea! I end up using a lot of the disposable kind so I love that this is better for the environment and your pocketbook!
Love how you can reuse over and over after washing! Thanks for sharing!
Such a cool idea! Thanks for sharing!