The other day I found a wonderful pin on Pinterest about how to make your own baby wipes/make-up remover wipes – you could even use this method to make disinfecting wipes! (Which I plan to do as soon as I run out of the store-bought ones!)
The original blogger wrote such a great tutorial, that I’m just going to link to her tutorial at White House Black Shutters. Plus, I was sort of rushing when I put these together so I didn’t stop to take pictures along the way.
Homemade Make-Up Remover Wipes
– 2 cups filtered water
– 2 tablespoons coconut oil
– 10 drops tea tree oil (optional)
– ½ roll of Bounty select-a-size towels
– Medium-sized plastic container (about the circumference of the roll of towels or larger)
Mix the water, oil, and tea tree oil together. It’s best to do this at room temperature or slightly warmed as coconut oil has a melting point of 75 degrees. Cut the roll of paper towels in half with a knife (this was easier than it sounded) and place in the container full of the water/oil mixture. Let the towels soak for 5-10 minutes before squishing down into the container and putting on the lid. It looks like it won’t fit – but it does!
Turn the container upside down and allow to soak for at least 30 minutes. Then turn back over and open and remove the cardboard paper towel center. Tada! Pop-up wipes!
Coconut oil makes a great make-up remover so these wipes work really well! I also use coconut oil as my “face wash” (using the oil cleansing method) so I’m using these as face wash wipes as well. My favorite part is that you can pull out a few and place them in a ziplock bag for travel purposes. I’m definitely using them on my trip next week!