We’ve always been lifelong makeup lovers, cosmetic enthusiasts, and beauty product users, but we’ve recently been shifting the kinds of products we use and purchase. After deciding we much prefer all-natural and organic products, we also decided to venture into the world of making our own cosmetic products here and there and we’re pleased to report that it was wildly successful.
In fact, we were so pleased with the makeup we made ourselves that it only seemed like a logical next step to try our hands at making DIY makeup removers and wipes as well. If we’re going to make the switch to homemade and all-natural wherever possible, we might as well do so all round, right?
The Best DIY Makeup Remover and Wipes You Could Use
Just in case you’re feeling as intrigued as we were, if not more, by the idea of making your very own makeup removes and wipes, here are 15 of the very best ideas, recipes, and tutorials that we’ve come across so far in our search for guidance.
1. Homemade makeup wipes with coconut oil, witch hazel, and lavender essential oil
Are you intent on making things that are quite natural indeed and will be gentle on your skin but, when it comes to makeup remover, you really do find that wipes are the only thing that really helps you get everything off? Maybe you like carrying biodegradable wipes because you travel a lot but you’re sensitive to the brands with the best removal coatings. In either case, we’d suggest taking a look at how Homemade for Elle made these homemade makeup wipes coated in an effective mixture of coconut oil, witch hazel, and lavender essential oil.
2. Almond and tea tree oil makeup remover
Are you much more of a simple cotton pads person than you are a soaked wipes enthusiast? Then perhaps you just need to make the actual remover itself and not the packaged deal. We’d suggest taking a look at this tutorial from Hello Glow that teaches you how to make an effective remover using almond and tea tree oil! Just in case you do want an eco-friendly alternative to the regular cotton pads, they actually also teach you how to make a washable and reusable version of those as well.
3. DIY reusable makeup remover wipes from old face cloths
Have you already decided on an effective and all-natural DIY remover that you’ve made before and loved but now you’re looking for a reusable cloth to go with it that can be used specifically for makeup removal, rather than wrecking all of the facecloths in your house? In that case, we think you might like the look of this project from Hello Homestead that shows you how to make removable face wipes from old cloths you don’t need anymore!
4. DIY coconut and lavender oil cotton makeup remover pads
We’ve talked about removers that involve coconut and lavender oil and we’ve talked about the effectiveness of cotton makeup removal pads, but you haven’t seen those two things in one place yet on our list. Just in case those are actually the two ideas you like most, here’s a tutorial that helps you combine them in one place! Get the full detail for making these coconut and lavender oil soaked cotton remover pads that are easily stored in a mason jar courtesy of Simple Pure Beauty.
5. Disposable, travel friendly makeup remover wipes
Did we really catch your attention when we started talking about options that might be best for travel but you just haven’t quite seen the idea that works the best for you or seems the most convenient yet? Then we’re pleased to report that there’s another homemade alternative out there that’s already tried and true by other DIY savvy travellers and then highly recommended. Take a better look at this guide from Live Simply to see how they made these disposable, travel friendly homemade makeup remover wipes.
6. Gentle coconut oil makeup remover
Maybe you’re scrolling through our list and hesitating over some of the options because your skin tends to be very sensitive indeed, so you’re looking for the gentlest option possible? In that case, we think you just might be the perfect person to give this next idea and recipe from Frugal Farm Wife a try. The show you how to make a coconut oil based makeup removal mixture that’s even gentler than the other coconut oil based options we’ve already shown you.
7. Paper towels turned makeup remover wipes with tear free baby shampoo
Are you a little hesitant to use essential oils based makeup removers because your skin is unpredictable, but you’re still intent on making yourself some kind of wipe, and preferably one that will break down easily for environmental friendliness? Then we think this idea from Beautylish might be precisely the kind of thing you’re looking for! Their guide teaches you how to turn paper towel sheets into makeup wipes using organic, tear free baby shampoo.
8. DIY makeup remover pads from scrap fabric
Are you still thinking about how much you like using small cotton pads and how that might be the most difficult shift for you in your goals to move towards waste-free living as much as possible? Then we think you’ll get a real kick out of this next tutorial outlined by Kukaru Designs! Their instructions walk you step by step through the process of making little, square shaped DIY makeup remover pads from scrap fabric, making them the perfect upcycling project for the beauty lover who is also a sewing enthusiast.
9. Full pack DIY makeup wipes in a cleaned and repurposed facial towel container
Did you actually really like the idea of using tear free baby shampoo and simple paper towels to make your own makeup wipes but you’re still on the lookout for a good idea of where to put them once you’ve got them mixed and soaked? Well, lucky for all of us, Beauty 2 Face actually had a great upcyling based idea for how to solve that issue! Rather than throwing out the tub from their last batch of store bought makeup wipes, they cleaned out the plastic dispenser and re-used it, folding their DIY wipes in there to be pulled out just like the original kind.
10. Upcycled bedsheet and cloth “cotton” rounds
Just in case you’re still intrigued by the idea of using scrap fabric to replace your beloved cotton pads but you’ve always liked the smaller rounded kind over the thicker rectangular pads, here’s a tutorial that might feel slightly more catered to what you’re really looking for. Break n Remake shows you how to make these little remover rounds from old face cloths and a bedsheet that you don’t use anymore!
11. Cut strip washable, reusable wipes
If you’re going to start making your own washable and reusable makeup wipes, would you actually prefer to make a whole large batch of them so that you always have some on hand? Well, especially if you like the idea of getting elements of upcycling and durability involved, then we think these tutorial from Live Simply that teaches you how to make washable and reusable wipes from cut and stripped fabric might be right up your alley!
12. All-natural sunflower oil makeup remover pads
Are you feeling pretty on board with the idea of making a mason jar full of your own DIY removable wipes but you’d rather not get into mixtures with all kinds of ingredients, since your aim is to keep things natural and more simplified? Then we’d absolutely suggest checking out how Pins and Procrastination did just that using only sunflower oil and cotton pads!
13. DIY remover for waterproof mascara and lash conditioner
Have you actually been on the lookout for a homemade makeup remover that’s particularly good at removing stubborn eye makeup because you find that you have trouble getting all the mascara out from under your eyes whenever you wear a waterproof formula? Then we think you’re going to love this next recipe from Soap Deli News not only for that quality, but also because it’s a great (and very gentle) lash conditioner that helps your lashes stay long, full, and healthy! Take a better look at their tutorial to see how it’s done using rosehip seed oil, grapeseed oil, apricot kernel oil, stearic acid, aloe vera gel, beeswax, and shea butter.
14. Natural jojoba oil makeup remover
In the interested of covering all of our bases, giving you as many ideas as we possibly can, and helping you find all kinds of options that might be the gentlest for your particular needs or work best with your skin type, here’s an awesome tutorial from Whole New Mom that teaches you how to make an eye makeup remover specifically, this time using natural jojoba oil, just in case none of the other oils you’ve seen in the previous recipes are the best choice for you.
15. Aloe vera oil makeup remover
Just in case you’re still looking for a much gentler option that the things you’ve seen so far, here’s another natural makeup remover option that’s friendly for use with any kind of wipes or cloth and all over your face. We’d suggest checking out how Wellness Mama made this oil based aloe vera makeup remover in just a few simple steps!
Have you made other kinds of fantastic DIY all-natural makeup removers and remover wipes before that you were very fond of indeed and still use all the time but that you don’t see here on our list? Tell us all about what you created and how you did it or link us to the mixing instructions on the comments section so we can try it out too!