diy makeup remover pads

over the last few months i’ve been trying to slowly move my entire skin care routine to be a more natural and diy type. i’ve been waiting for my current skin care items to run out so i can make them myself as time goes by.

the first thing that i am making is makeup remover!

with having three children and very little time i personally prefer using wipes or pads so i can quickly take it off and i don’t procrastinate and sleep in my makeup. i ordered a set of mason jars (i ordered 16oz jars instead of 4oz! oops), got my hands on some witch hazel,  castile soap and raided my cupboards for coconut oil. i had every intention to buy liquid coconut oil but i ran out of my old makeup remover before i got around to buying it so classic coconut oil it is! i also got out two different skin friendly essential oils that would be gentle on my face.


homemade makeup remover pads

you will also need a glass bowl for mixing and a funnel to make your life easier. if you don’t have a funnel like i didn’t, you can use a turkey baster like i did for when your feeling desperate and no longer feel like adding the mixture into the mason jar by the spoonful.


1) with your glass bowl add 3 tablespoons of coconut oil



2) add in 3 teaspoons of witch hazel and 3 teaspoons of castile soap.

3) add in 8 drops of lavender essential oil and 8 drops of cypress essential oil.

lavender essential oil will soothe and nourish your skin. it will also assist in treating acne, healing your skin and reduce the appearance of dark spots. cypress essential oil will also fight against acne, awaken your complexion, regulate blood flow and has an overall toning effect.



4) i poured 2.5 cups of distilled water in the bowl and mixed everything together until all of the coconut oil was dissolved.


5) once all of the ingredients were mixed together i stuffed my mason jar with cotton makeup pads. i purchased a package of 100 pads and i will guess around 70 pads fit inside the jar.


6) this is were i transferred my mixture into my mason jar. i couldn’t find my funnel so i started to scoop spoonfuls of makeup remover in the mason jar which was, obviously, taking foreveeer. once i got tired of doing that i rummaged around my kitchen and found a turkey baster. i used that to put the remainder of the makeup remover in to the mason jar (and it worked like a charm!)


here is the final product!


i am loving it so far. it is gentle on my face and the pads are so convenient at night when i just want to get to bed.

i’m running low on toner so that may be the next thing i make <3



  1. Jasmine Hewitt | 7th Mar 17

    i’ll have to try to make this. I go through a bit of makeup remover quickly!

  2. jessica | 7th Mar 17

    i’m always excited to find natural DIY projects…i’ve saved this and plan to try it soon, thanks for sharing!

  3. Kassy Randazzo | 7th Mar 17

    What an awesome idea! I will definitely be trying this one out!

  4. Michelle | 7th Mar 17

    That’s very ingenious. What would you suggest as an alternative to coconut oil? I don’t like using it on my face. Thx.

  5. kimblogs | 7th Mar 17

    That’s pretty cool. I have so many essential oils and I often have no idea what to do with them. Thanks for this!

  6. Oyinkan Ogunleye | 7th Mar 17

    Coconut oil is seriously great for everything!

  7. WhentheBraComesOff | 7th Mar 17

    Bookmarking for when I have time to make these! It’s always nice to make your own beauty products. These days we never know what harmful chemicals they put in them. Thanks!

  8. Sarah Althouse | 7th Mar 17

    Hey! I have all these ingredients. Super cool. I like using coconut oil too but this seems like a much better option

  9. Kim | 7th Mar 17

    I have to try this! I have such sensitive skin and am always looking for more natural products. I’ll let you know how it goes!

  10. Debbie Savage | 7th Mar 17

    This is amazing! Thanks for sharing this! I have to try it!

  11. Anna nuttall | 7th Mar 17

    This look to be a really useful little pad to remove makeup which doesn’t damages your skin. I have to try this. xx

  12. Melissa Chee | 8th Mar 17

    What an awesome and useful DIY project

  13. Chelsea Pearl | 8th Mar 17

    This is a great way to save money and avoid lots of the chemicals commonly found in makeup removers. Definitely going to try this out!

  14. Tine | 8th Mar 17

    I’m constantly running out of make-up wipes so I really want to try switching to your homemade ones so I don’t have to wake up looking like a panda anymore!

  15. Cait Weingartner | 8th Mar 17

    This is such a great idea! Since I was always running out of the expensive make up remover pads, and I wasn’t crazy about how small and thin they are, I’ve been buying a bottle of make up remover solution and using it to soak a stack of round cotton pads. I really like your homemade version because it’s more natural and doesn’t contain any harsh chemicals. Looking forward to mixing up a batch!

  16. Rachel | 8th Mar 17

    Love this idea! Do I need to add the essential oils? I don’t own any and really don’t plan on buying any just for this.

  17. jasmine | 8th Mar 17

    makeup remover pads are always so expensive I would love to make them at home!

  18. jasmine | 8th Mar 17

    Love that! Makeup remover pads are always so expensive I would love to make them at home!

  19. Suzanne Spiegoski | 9th Mar 17

    This is so neat! I’ll have to give it a try sometime. Thanks!

  20. Stephanie Rose | 9th Mar 17

    I have never thought of making these myself! What a genius idea!

  21. Kari | 11th Mar 17

    I came to this post wondering what you put in yours and it was about what I was thinking. I haven’t tried it yet but am excited to soon!

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