How to make your own makeup remover wipes that costs almost nothing

We've got a lot of makeup removers to choose from, but for days when we just want to plop down in bed, makeup wipes are the quickest option to take off our face. They’re easy to use and carry around in our purse but the cost of using a sheet (or more) can easily add up if we wear full makeup everyday. In search of a cheaper alternative, we decided to make our own makeup removing wipes! It's pretty easy to do and should be good for our skin, too!

What you'll need:

  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon of baby wash
  • 1 cup purified water
  • 1 pack of cotton pads
  • Mixing bowl
  • Air-tight container with a wide opening (for storage)

Step 1: Combine the coconut oil, baby wash, and water in the mixing bowl. Stir thoroughly.

Step 2: Place a few cotton pads inside the airtight container and pour the mixture over it. Press down to help absorb the liquid. Add more pads and repeat the process until the container is full.

Step 3: Close the container and store in a cool, dry place - preferably in the fridge, so as to preserve the product longer. Keep the lid tightly sealed when not in use.

Some reminders: It is advisable to make only a week's worth of makeup pads as the mixture has no preservatives to keep it fresh and usable over a longer period of time. You can also add essential beauty oils like lavender oil or tea tree oil (adding the latter means you can't use it near the eyes, btw) to give it a skincare boost.

I tried using the DIY makeup remover pads to remove a full makeup face consisting of base, eyeshadows, eyeliner, waterproof mascara, brows, blush, contour, and lipstick. While it did remove my dependable Tony Moly eyeliner, the pads didn’t hold up to the strength of my MUFE waterproof mascara. To be fair, only my trusty Shu Uemura cleansing oil works on that stuff.

The pads did remove the rest of my makeup quite easily though and I used around four pads for the whole face. I’m loving the coconut oil as it makes my skin feel so soft after! I did have to rinse my face afterwards though because of the soap component of the pads. Overall, it’s a great economical solution for removing everyday makeup!

Do you use makeup remover wipes or pads? Would you consider making your own instead of spending on pre-made ones?