A while ago I posted a blog on how to make your own reusable facial wipes. They worked great but something was bothering me. The use of baby shampoo as an ingredient didn’t seems very natural to me and when I actually checked the ingredients of the shampoo, I realized this wasn’t the way to go for me. So I put my research-hat back on and started looking for a better recipe. It took me much longer than I had hoped, since every recipe I found used either baby shampoo, face wash or an other readymade cleanser.
I came to realize I was going to have to give up the luxury of grabbing a pre-soaked remover pad, and look into make-up removers which I would have to put on the wipes before each use. Once I started doing this, my luck quickly changed, and I soon found a natural recipe, tried it out, and now I’m sharing it with you!
-Empty shampoo bottle or soap dispenser (make sure it’s completely rinsed out)
-Oil of your liking, I used half coconut oil, half olive oil
-Blossom water, I used rosewater because I still had some
-Cloth wipes and a container, or you could use disposable cotton pads. (not in the picture)
Mixing it up:
This part is really easy. Add 1 part oil to 1 part blossom water. Since I used two types of oil I added 1 part coconut oil and 1 part olive oil to 2 parts blossom water. As you probably already know, water and oil do not mix. The oil will sit on top of the water and this is not a problem. When you’re ready to take off your make-up, simply shake the container until the mixture is blended. Then squirt some on to your wipe or pad and use it to clean off your make-up!
As you can see in the picture, I had no trouble removing my eye make-up (left removed, right make-up).
Because the wipe isn’t completely soaked, it leaves behind less oily residue than the method I used before. It does get a bit more messy using the dispenser on the wipe, but I think this might just be a matter of getting the hang of it.
Over all I’m very satisfied with how well it works, how easy it is to make and how well it cleans my face.
I hope you found this tutorial useful. After all that’s the reason I’m sharing it with you. If you have any comments or a recipe of your own, please do share them in the comment section below or on our Facebookpage.