DIY makeup remover wipes

DIY Makeup Remover WipesMakeup remover wipes are fabulous, there is no question of that. Lovely scented light towelettes that cleanse our made up skin – hard not to be addicted to them. The cost for this wonderful product is what is not so lovely. And lets not forget that some brands leave the skin dry which in turn causes for the overuse of your expensive moisturizing product, not cool. Well we are about to show those packaged wipes who’s boss by making our own at home. Not only will these cost much less but you may already have everything you need already at your fingertips.

DIY Makeup Remover WipesDIY Make Remover Wipes (via The Luxury Spot)

What you’ll need:

  • 1 container with an airtight lid (one that will fit a paper towel roll cut in half)
  • 1 roll of select-a-size paper towels
  • 2 cups distilled or purified water
  • 1 T of coconut oil (found in a health foods or vitamin store)
  • 1 squirt of all natural face wash or cleansing wash

DIY Makeup Remover Wipes


  1. Use a large, sharp, non-serrated knife and cut your paper towel roll in half, brushing off the fuzz at the end.
  2. Pour 2 cups water in small bowl.
  3. Warm a tablespoon of coconut oil (just 6 to 8 seconds in microwave). Once melted, pour the oil into your water and stir.
  4. Add 1 pump all natural face wash or cleanser and stir.
  5. Pour your mixture in container.
  6. Place the paper towel rolls (cut side down) into the container with the solution (be sure to place towel underneath for overflow).
  7. Seal the lid (it may be a tight fit), turn container upside down, and let sit for 5 minutes.
  8. Remove lid, and take out the cardboard center (if there is an excess of solution not absorb by paper towel simply drain). This is where you will grab your very first homemade wipe!

DIY Makeup Remover WipesThe cleanser mixed with the coconut oil makes a fantastic scent. Better yet that same coconut oil hydrates your face leaving a silky feeling skin. I have yet to use these on my hardcore makeup days (you know, the days where the black eyeliner and you become real friendly) but they did a fabulous job removing the lighter makeup I was wearing today. Also, I came across the same technique using baby shampoo and olive oil in replace of the cleanser and coconut oil. I think you could mix and match the oil and wash, it all depends on what you have on hand.

Ok ladies, grab those knives and paper towel rolls and start making some wipes!







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6 Responses to DIY makeup remover wipes

  1. Cindy Amweg says:

    I love this idea! Will definitely be trying this, thanks for all your great tips 🙂

  2. Genius! I freakin’ love this! Thank you ladies!

  3. Fantastic article! Really a helping idea.

  4. Carolinda Badenhorst says:

    Love it, love it, love it!!! But my question is….. doesn’t the paper towel tear easily while using? I know this is a really old post, but if anybody is still out there, I’d love some feedback before I try 🙂

    • prettyplainjanes says:

      Hi Carolinda! Thank you for your kind message! It did not easily – just be sure to use a quality brand. xo, brandy j

  5. Carolinda Badenhorst says:

    Yaaaay!!! Good to know – thanks so much Brandy. I simply looooove saving money…. 🙂