This year, I’ve been experimenting with some homemade, more natural household items. This face wash has been one of my favorite successes so far!

I love makeup remover face wipes. They’re quick, simple, and travel well, and are so much easier than washing your face with soap and water! But they’re also expensive! And as we all know, these wipes have lots of strange ingredients in them. I don’t know about you, but I’m a little concerned about what I’m using on my face every day!

So I perused Pinterest for a bit, and decided to try making my own reusable face wipes. I’ve been using these all summer and am very happy with it! Want to give it a try? Here’s what I do:

Reusable Makeup Remover Face Wipes

  1. You’ll need water, coconut oil, and any kind of facial soap you like. This Clean & Clear is what I used for years and it’s what I had on hand. Next time, I’ll probably use something more organic or natural.


2. Decide what you want to use for your wipes / cloths. I chose to use baby washcloths because they are small and soft. You can use any type of washcloth or even sew your own.


3. Heat 2 cups of water, 1 tablespoon of face wash, and 2 Tablespoons of coconut oil until everything is melted. You can do this on the stove or in the microwave. Once all the ingredients are melted and mixed together, pour the mixture into your desired container to let cool. I use a mason jar because I think it looks nice!


That’s it! I keep my jar of face wash and neat little stack of washcloths in my bathroom cupboard, and use it before bed each night. Gently wipe your face clean; no need to rinse with water afterward. When you’re done, just toss your washcloth into the laundry — no more buying a new pack of face wipes every few months! This stuff works GREAT as a makeup remover, and the coconut oil keeps my face nice and moisturized, too. I don’t even use a store-bought moisturizer anymore!

When traveling, you can moisten some washcloths with the face wash, then slip them into a Ziploc bag for packing.


Do you think you’ll try this? Do you have any other favorite DIY beauty tips?

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