Yes, you can buy make-up remover wipes pretty inexpensively. However, I have discovered several brands irritate my skin. So, I started making my own make-up remover wipes.
You will need:
- Something to use as the wipes. I mainly use these wipes to remove eye make-up so I purchase cotton rounds from Dollar Tree. You can also use paper towels or make or purchase fabric cloths if you wish these to be re-usable.
- Witch Hazel – This is pretty inexpensive and can be found at most grocery or drug stores in the medical supply aisle. (Think band-aid aisle.)
- Oil– I made this batch using coconut oil but have made wipes before using a light olive or almond oil.
- A container to store them
- Essential Oils (OPTIONAL) For this batch, I used rosehip seed and carrot oils because both contain vitamin A and C. NOTE: Both oils do have a heavy scent. You may want to test them before you use them. I have also made wipes using essential oils such as lavender or orange.
1. Mix oil, water, and essential oils together. (It was 5 degrees this morning, so I did need to melt my coconut oil first. I just put the jar in a bowl with warm water until it had reached desired consistancy.)
*I used 1 tbsp. coconut oil, 1 tbsp. witch hazel, 3/4 cup water, and about 20 drops each of carrot and rose hip oils. Adjust as needed. You do want your liquid to saturate your wipes.
2. Place your wipes in a glass jar or other storage container. Pour liquid over wipes.
3. That’s it! During the summer I like to store them in the fridge but the rest of the year I just keep them at room temperature. I usually make a new batch once or twice a month.