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DIY Makeup Wipes Made With Essential Oils


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DIY Makeup Wipes are an easy way to save money on beauty and hygiene. Even better, when you make your face cleaning wipes yourself, you can avoid harmful ingredients.

a glass jar full of makeup wipes with more wipes on a glass tray in front of it, all on a wood table next to a green sprig with title text reading DIY Makeup Wipes

My beauty routine was one of the first casualties after I became a mom. It’s incredible how long it can take to get a small child ready to leave the house, particularly since they are usually working against the goal the whole time.

My makeup routine had to be quick and easy. Eventually, I limited myself to eyeliner, mascara, and a little blush.

Using Baby Wipes as Face Wipes

Given my unwillingness to extend myself when it comes to putting ON makeup, it should come as no surprise that I was pretty lazy about taking it OFF. For years I’ve simply been using baby wipes to remove my makeup at night.

After all, I always had a large supply! And if they were safe enough to use on my baby’s delicate parts, they were probably safe for my face. This was the perfect solution for me and one I’ve used for years.

When it comes to inexpensive, easy makeup removers, you really can’t beat baby wipes. So, why make your own?

I still keep a pack of travel baby wipes in my makeup bag for when I travel. However, for everyday use I made the switch to DIY Makeup Wipes for these reasons:

  • I got tired of smelling like a baby
  • Baby wipes don’t always remove all of my waterproof mascara
  • I wanted more moisturizing properties in my wipes
  • I don’t have babies anymore and the hand sanitizing wipes we use are too harsh as face wipes

Of course, after years of using baby wipes as makeup removers, there was no way I was willing to shell out three to four times more for store-bought makeup wipes. That’s why I decided to make my own.

three makeup wipes on a glass tray with a green sprig on it, on a brown table

Supplies Needed for DIY Makeup Wipes

I consider myself a semi-crunchy mom. In other words, I’m not super organic, green, or non-GMO, but I do try to lean towards healthy, natural solutions when I can. Usually, this means when those options are almost as convenient as their less natural counterparts.

That’s how I got into essential oils. I don’t use them for everything, but I have a nice supply that I use in many ways to reduce the number of harmful chemicals in our home.

This project is exactly the type of project I like to have them on hand for. For my DIY Makeup Wipes, I used:

  • lavender essential oil
  • orange essential oil
  • clary sage essential oil
  • juniper berry essential oil

If you don’t already have these essential oils, I recommend purchasing from Rocky Mountain Oils since there’s no membership fee or monthly minimums. Plus, they always offer free shipping in the United States and stand behind their products with an amazing 90-day no hassle money-back guarantee.

In addition to essential oils, you’ll need:

an overhead view of a glass jar full of makeup wipes with more wipes on a glass tray in front of it, all on a wood table next to a green sprig

How to Make DIY Makeup Wipes

Once you have all the supplies listed above, making the wipes is easy. I’ll break it down to make each step as clear as possible though.

Step 1: Add distilled water to a small bowl.

Step 2:  Add soap to the bowl.

adding soap from a bowl to a bowl of distilled water on a brown table with more bowls and bottles in the background

Step 3: Add witch hazel.

adding witch hazel from a bowl to a bowl of distilled water and soap on a brown table with bottles in the background

Step 4: Add raspberry oil to bowl. Raspberry oil is known for its antioxidant and anti-aging properties. It also helps keep the skin moisturized and may help protect against ultraviolet damage.

using a dropper to add raspberry oil to a white bowl of soap, water and witch hazel on a wood table

Step 5: Add lavender essential oil. Lavender calms the skin, reduces skin irritations and can help with acne and eczema.

 a hand pouring lavender oil to a white bowl of soap, water and witch hazel on a wood table

Step 6: Add orange essential oil. This oil has great anti-aging benefits as it helps the skin to absorb Vitamin C and increase collagen production. It is also known for helping diminish acne.

 a hand pouring orange oil to a white bowl of soap, water and witch hazel on a wood table

Step 7: Add clary sage essential oil. This oil has been known to reduce oil in the skin, work as an astringent, and can limit skin irritation and inflammation.

 a hand pouring clary sage oil to a white bowl of soap, water and witch hazel on a wood table

Step 8: Add juniper berry essential oil. This oil can act as a toner and can diminish blemishes and fight rashes. It is also known to work as an astringent.

 a hand pouring juniper berry oil to a white bowl of soap, water and witch hazel on a wood table

Step 9: Whisk ingredients together.

using a whisk to blend the ingredients for a diy makeup remover in a white bowl on a brown table

Step 10: Add cosmetic pads to an airtight container.

a hand putting cosmetic pads in a glass jar on a brown table

Step 11: Pour mixture over pads. They will absorb the excess liquid.

a hand pouring the diy makeup remover liquid into the jar of cosmetic pads on a wood table with a red whisk in the background

That’s it! Your DIY Makeup Wipes are ready to use.

DIY makeup wipes in a glass jar with a white string tied on it in a bow next to a green sprig on a red and white polka dotted cloth on a brown table

Keep pads stored in the container in between uses. To use, simply remove one moist, cotton pad from the container and gently wipe over your eyes and face to remove your makeup.

Not only will these DIY Makeup Wipes remove all of your makeup, they’ll cleanse and moisturize your skin at the same time! Plus, you’ll smell amazing.

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DIY Makeup Wipes

Prep Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup distilled water
  • 1/2 cup witch hazel
  • 1 tablespoon castile soap
  • 1 tablespoon raspberry seed oil
  • 2-3 drops each lavender, orange, clary sage, and juniper berry essential oil
  • quilted cosmetic pads

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a small bowl and whisk together.
  • Add cosmetic pads to small container.
  • Pour mixture over pads in container and secure lid.

makeup wipes in a glass jar and on a glass tray on a red and white polka dotted linen with text in the jar reading DIY Makeup Wipes

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