Makeup remover wipes are a great way to clean your face at the end of the day, but most are expensive or full of harmful ingredients. Give this DIY recipe a try to nourish and clean your skin tonight!
I don’t know about you, but at the end of a long day chasing the kids and running errands, I’m tired. I get super lazy, and honestly, the last thing I want to do is a full face routine.
When I was in my teens and early twenties, those makeup remover wipes you could buy at the store were my absolute favorite. Honestly, there are many nights I would have gone to bed with my makeup still on if it weren’t for those.
Of course, that’s horrible for your skin, so having a simple solution is vital.
As I’ve grown and become more aware of what’s in our skincare products, I’ve stopped buying a lot of my old favorites. Unfortunately, that meant the makeup wipes had to go as well.
Luckily, I’ve grown a pretty good DIY recipe arsenal over the years, and one of my favorites is this one for DIY makeup remover wipes!
Give these a try if you want something safe, effective, and affordable for your own skincare routine!
The Importance of Natural Skincare
Don’t even get me started on the toxic junk that’s in most skincare products at the store. The first time I realized what was being allowed, I was mad. I’ve actually written a bit about why we’re detoxing our home, but if you want more, here’s a great article on the subject.
Luckily, I was never a big fan of most skincare products and always kept it pretty simple, but for the last few years, I’ve been swapping over to more natural products and couldn’t be happier.
Honestly, I feel like my skin looks better now than it ever has before. Between eating better, drinking plenty of water, and watching what I put on my skin, I’ve gotten rid of lots of chronic skin problems. Hellooooo, clear complexion!
Finally, in my mid-thirties, I’m starting to love my skin and I couldn’t be happier. Of course, everyone’s genes are different, but I truly believe that all of those conventional products are actually making our complexions worse, not better.
Plus, this way is so much more affordable! Even if you don’t care a single bit about using natural skincare, you’ll have to admit you can’t beat this price. And truthfully, this recipe couldn’t be simpler. You’ll see!
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DIY Makeup Remover Wipes Recipe
- 4 tbs almond oil
- 2 tbs witch hazel (alcohol free is best)
- 2 tbs Castille soap
- 10 drops EO (This is a great essential oil brand)
- Fill with distilled water
- cotton rounds
- 8 oz jelly jar
In your jar, combine almond oil, witch hazel, Castile soap, and essential oils (see below for recommendations). Fill your jar the remainder of the way with distilled water, leaving about 1″ of room at the top. Mix well.
Slowly add cotton rounds, pushing them all the way to the bottom of the jar to soak up the liquid. Keep adding cotton rounds until you reach the top and there is no standing liquid left.
Ideally, all of your solution will be soaked up by the cotton rounds. If not, keep adding them until nothing is left.
That’s it! That’s all there is to it!
And the best part is, since these are stored in a glass jelly jar, it’s pretty enough that you can leave it out on your vanity so you won’t forget to use them before bed!
Note: Some people like using different oils in their skincare. Coconut oil, jojoba oil, and grapeseed oil are all really popular. I personally get the best results lately with almond oil, so that’s what I use. If you prefer a different one, add that instead! The whole idea is to nourish your skin and get it clean without irritation, so make this recipe your own.
Best Essential Oils for Skincare
Everyone has an opinion on essential oil brands, and I’m not going to tell you which ones you should use. I will say that my family has been using Young Living for years, but we’ve recently discovered Plant Therapy and have been really pleased with them as well. I used to think the quality of Young Living couldn’t be matched. Clearly, I was wrong about that. I have a lot more comparisons I could make, but that’s a topic for another post.
For now, regardless of what brand you choose, I’ve developed a great list of different essential oils depending on your skincare needs. Of course, a good go-to is always Lavender, since it’s so gentle and soothing on it’s own.
But let’s look at some other essential oils for skincare and see what might be best for you:
- Frankincense: Can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and imperfections. It also stimilates healthy cell growth.
- Manuka: Can help soothe irritation and inflammation. It’s also a member of the tea tree family, so it can be used similarly.
- Geranium: Can be very beneficial during a breakout
- Tea Tree: Can promote smoothe, clear skin. It’s great to use during a breakout
- Copaiba: One of the safest oils to use on your skin, it has strong anti-inflammatory properties and can soothe irritated skin.
- Cypress: Can improve the appearance of oily skin, and is considered a non-irritant, making it a more gentle option for those with sensitive skin.
- Clary Sage: Can fight signs of aging and reduce puffiness
- Ylang Ylang: Can improve oily or acne prone skin, and also promotes healthy cell growth.
- Sandalwood: Contains astringent properties that can soothe acne, improve signs of aging, and soothe dry skin.
- Rose: Can hydrate dry skin, reduce signs of aging and scaring, and help reduce redness.
- Patchouli: Can hydrate and soothe dry, cracked skin. It’s also considered to have antibacterial properties, which is great for keeping a clear complexion.
- Cedarwood: Can be beneficial for acne prone skin or other irritations and redness.
- Helichrysm: Can help treat acne and skin irritations caused by inflammation.
- Roman Chamomile: Can smooth skin’s overall appearance, clear up acne, lighten discoloration, and promote a more youthful appearance.
Making your own makeup wipes is great, because not only does it help you save money, you get to control what goes in them! You can customize the ingredients to fit your skin type by changing out the carrier oil or essential oils used. If you’re in need of a simple natural skincare routine for tired nights, give these DIY makeup remover wipes a try.
Find more natural skincare recipes here:
- Deep Cleansing Bentonite Clay Face Mask Recipe
- DIY Maca and Collagen Face Mask Recipe
- A Peak at my Daily Natural Beauty Routine
- DIY Fountain of Youth Face Serum