Most of you women know what I am talking about when, during mid-makeup removal, my inner voice starts yelling, “I hate washing my makeup off with soap and water.” About halfway through, my eyes start stinging and I unintentionally grab for the nearest towel. Too bad it happens to be my brand new white one; another one bites the dust!

After rubbing my eyes enough to stop the stinging, I look up to see a scary, gray-faced lady staring back at me in the mirror. Looks like I managed to smear the makeup off my eyes and onto the rest of my face. Even better, I’ve made a mess of the bathroom; the sink is stained with leftover mascara and the counter is a puddled mess of water.  There has to be a better way!

The answer: disposable makeup remover cleansing cloths. I absolutely love them. The downfall: the cost, especially the brand name ones like Neutrogena. The store brand ones are a little cheaper. But like they say, “you get what you pay for.” The cheap cloths are rough and dry, not much better than soap, water and my new white towel. It seems like I practically rub my skin off along with the makeup. Either way, I can’t justify spending the money when I could keep muscling my way through the pain of soap and water.

However, one day I set out to find a better way to get this makeup off my face, without recreating a battlefield at the sink. That’s when I came across a recipe for homemade makeup remover wipes. They are all natural and made with ingredients that you most likely have in your house. These can also double as baby wipes, which come in handy for me.


What You Need:

  • Warm water
  • Coconut Oil
  • Baby Wash (or your favorite face wash)
  • Paper Towels



 What You Do:

  • Mix 4 cups of warm water, 1-2 tablespoons Coconut Oil, and 1-2 squirts of baby wash or your favorite face wash.
  • Cut a roll of paper towels in half and soak in the mixture.

There you have it: your very own make-up remover cloths that work great and leave your skin clean and moisturized. The added perk: it saves a lot of money! Store these in a tight container with the lid on and reuse! Note: I suggest making small batches to avoid any bacterial growth!

This is a guest post by Madi from Ennis, TX
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