DIY Make Up Remover Wipes

diy make up remover wipes

I have been hanging out on Pinterest a lot more lately. So addicting but it’s a good addiction! πŸ˜‰ I have been finding so many fun things that I want to try. This is my first ‘project.’

I love love love these! DIY Make Up Remover Wipes. Can also use for hand wipes or baby wipes too. I first found the idea on Bargain Hound’s Pinterest page. Love finding things like these that are frugal but also a better solution for my sensitive skin. I’ve been buying the Walmart brand of make up remover wipes and while they do work and they’re cheaper than brand name, they still bother my eyes. Whatever else is in them, tends to make my eyes burn a bit.

These DIY wipes are perfect because I just used water and Baby Wash (the Walmart brand so it saved me even more money).

Here’s what I used to make these:

1 Roll of Viva paper towel (cut to size of container)
2 T Baby Wash
2 C Water
1 Air tight container

First cut the paper towel roll so that it’s about the size of your container. I cut about 1/3. (I used Viva because I love how soft and strong it is but you could use your favorite brand). Mix baby wash and water in the container. I didn’t add anything else to it so that I could keep it very gentle but you can add 2 T coconut oil for moisturization benefits. Add the paper towel section to the container and seal. Turn the container upside down until all liquid is absorbed. After about 5 minutes or so the liquid will be absorbed and you’ll be able to pull out the cardboard from the roll. Pull the first sheet up from the middle and they’re ready to use. Keep lip on when not in use so they don’t dry up.

That’s it. You have made perfect make up remover, baby or hand wipes.

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  1. This looks so simple to do and what a money saver! Thanks for sharing!

  2. I should do this for wet wipes for my kids. They’ve both got really sensitive skin.

  3. Wow – what an easy item to do and I’m sure a great cost saver. Who knew- I’m guessing it works best with plain white towels, no designs

  4. This DOES look really easy to make! I’m definitely going to try this myself as I need to remove makeup every night:)

  5. oh wow I didn’t know you could make your own make up removal wipes. Thanks for showing us how.

  6. Jenni E. says:

    This is really cool. I think you’re right too about using Viva. The cheaper brands probably would fall apart when wet, but Viva is really strong. I have to add those to my shopping list so I can make some for myself. I really love the smell of the Johnson’s nighttime babywash…the kind in the purple bottle! I’m in <3 with that scent. Thanks for this awesome tip!

  7. this is really awesome and such a great idea. I am so tagging this post to try this

  8. Bonnie Caselman says:

    While I was reading this, I was making it harder than it needed to be. I was trying to figure out what to use for a “pop up” container till I saw your pix & realized I’d been trained to think they needed to be dispensed like that. KISS: Keep It Simple Stupid!!

    • That’s ok, Bonnie! I was searching and searching for the right tupperware container for these…I wanted a tall one, perfect size. Could only find a big one that would work for the size when they are dry… but actually, once the paper towels are wet, they fit in a smaller size too. I haven’t tried a smaller size but my next batch, I’m going to try it. I’m OCD like that. πŸ˜‰

  9. Great tips and will save money for sure! Going to share it with my mom and friends! Thanks once again πŸ™‚

  10. Marthalynn says:

    I love this! I was just thinking the other day that I needed to buy some of these. I have a new baby due in a few weeks and these wipes make life so much easier. Now I don’t have to buy them, I’ll just make them! Thanks for sharing this.

  11. I love this! I totally need to do this. I can’t keep buying the real face cleanser cloths…the convenience is not worth the cost after a while. These sound so much better — and cheaper!

  12. Gina Brickell says:

    I love these types of things where you can make these yourself. I have seen some bloggers who have made their own laundry soap and stuff. If you have time to do these it would save you so much money! Unfortunately I really don’t have the patience to sit down and do it.. Not only could it save you money though, you also know exactly what is in your stuff..

  13. Sharon Siqueiros says:

    What a fantastic idea!! Thanks so much for this money saving tip. YAY for DIY

  14. Colleen Boudreau says:

    I need to try this.. it looks so easy!

  15. I am doing this for sure what a way to save money …

  16. What a great idea! Do you think they would fit in a baby wipe container? Then you would still have your pop-up convenience. I”m not much of a makeup wipe person, I have friends & family that are so I definitely will share this with them. I”m just a face washer & if I have mascara on I take it off with face lotion & a q-tip or a cotton ball. Helpful hint if you have a smudge or waterproof mascara. That way you don’t have to buy eye makeup remover!

  17. this is one DIY tip i will try…i don’t have the time to do as many DIY tricks & tips as i would like, but this is just so easy and i have most everything here. thanks much.

  18. I have all this stuff in my house – great tip!

  19. This is such a clever idea! I can’t wait to try it out.

  20. What a great idea! I never would have guessed that baby shampoo would take off eye makeup! ‘m definitely going to try this!

  21. I guess if you were to keep these on top of a radiator, you could use coconut oil, but from what I am familiar with coconut oil poperties, in my chilly house there would be hard pieces of white hardened coconut oil chunks in mine. What about some glycerin?

  22. I just ran out of my wipes, I think I’ll try this today! Thanks for the idea.

  23. Holly Trudeau says:

    Great idea! I’ve used plain old baby wipes for makeup remover before but it left my face too slimy feeling, this is the perfect concoction! I’m constantly running out of makeup wipes so this is perfect, all items I have readily available! (Usually πŸ˜‰

  24. This is a very thrity idea! What a practical idea to save some money!

  25. Brooklyn says:

    I made these a couple weeks ago and I LOVED them! I added 2 tbsp unrefined coconut oil and I swapped the Johnson & Johnson for Shea Moisture brand baby wash (cuts the chemicals out). It was perfect! I wear a lot of makeup and two sheets got the job done, no mess!
    I went to start my nightly routine yesterday and to my dismay, mold had grown on the wipes and on the inside of my container πŸ™ It is an airtight tupperware from Ikea (the plastic ones with the green lid). Any advice?
    I’m assuming Johnson & Johnson baby wash has some sort of preservative in it, so maybe cutting those chemicals shortened the shelf life? If so, I think I will use my same recipe but swap the paper towels for baby washcloths and store several of them in a glass jar, just wash and reuse when I run out.


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