Quick & Easy DIY: Makeup Remover Pads Using Only 4 Natural Ingredients
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I’m going to be totally honest here... I find washing my face to be highly inconvenient! I always end up with water dripping down my arms and all over the counter... maybe I’m just not good at it but I just can’t seem to do it mess free! Because of this I typically wash my face in the shower and when I don’t need a shower I use makeup remover wipes. Most of these types of wipes contain unnecessary chemicals and therefore no longer fit into my nontoxic beauty routine so I decided to create my own recipe! It’s super easy and all natural, you can switch out the fragrance options but I enjoy the combination of lavender and chamomile as it is very soothing at night time. And if you have sensitive skin you can leave out the essential oils all together to have a natural fragrance free option! I believe that the key ingredient is the aloe vera gel which not only helps with removing makeup but doesn't wonders moisturizing the skin and creating a nice barrier to seal in the moisture! Now I get to enjoy no mess along with no chemicals... problem solved! To try these out for yourself follow the full recipe below!
Ingredients & Supplies Needed
1/8 cup Aloe Vera
1/8 Cup Fractionated Coconut Oil
1/2 Tsp Vitamin E Oil
1/3 Cup Distilled Water
16 oz Wide Mouth Lidded Glass Jar (like THIS one)
Approximately 20-30 Cotton Rounds per 16 ounce jar
20 Reusable Cotton Fabric Rounds/ Nursing Pads (like THESE)
4 Drops Lavender Essential Oil
4 Drops Roman Chamomile Essential Oil
Natural Makeup Remover Pads Recipe
Mix all ingredients together well in a bowl and set bowl aside. Spoon a little of the mixture at the bottom of your jar and then place 2-3 cotton rounds on top of the mixture, press down to soak up the liquid and saturate the pads. Continue this pattern of first spooning liquid then placing cotton rounds until all the pads have been placed in the jar. Pour any remaining liquid mixture into the jar and shake well to combine evenly. That's It!!
A few thoughts to share with you here... When you go to use the pads I always lightly squeeze out any excess liquid so that it is not too much, not dropping or getting into my eyes etc. I will typically use 1-2 pads at a time depending on how much makeup I wore that day. The best thing about these wipes for me is that the wipes are so moisturizing that I don’t need to use any additional nighttime moisturizer unless my skin is feeling extra dry that day.
Also, as noted above, you can use fabric cotton rounds as opposed to disposable cotton to make them washable and thus reusable. I should also mention that the disposable cotton rounds do tend to get a little thinned out in the liquid... they do not disintegrate but they are just not quite as fluffy once they have been soaking in the liquid. I would imagine that the fabric rounds will hold their texture better than the disposable rounds. You can also make adjustments to this recipe if you prefer wipes over pads, you would just want to double or even triple the recipe as the wipes are bigger in size than the pads so they will require more liquid ingredients. If you choose to do this variation you could keep the wipes in a glass Tupperware container.
And now, think of all the money you will save on makeup remover solution and wipes! Plus you will be avoiding all those excess chemicals on your face! Go ahead and try it out for yourself, then make some gifts for friends and loved ones!!
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