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DIY: Make Your Own Face Cleaning Wipes

Posted: 03/05/13 5:00 AM (Modified: 03/05/13 5:00 AM)


I love taking makeup remover face wipes in my purse or when I travel because they barely take up space.  But they can be so expensive - 20 cents a wipe adds up.  So, I make my own!

It only cost three cents per wipe which means major savings compared to the name brand.

Here's what you will need: 

Paper Towels

2 TBS Face Wash

2 TBS Coconut Oil

2-3 Cups Water


Measure 2 tablespoons of coconut oil into a microwave-safe dish and zap for a few seconds until it is liquid.  Mix with two cups of water and a couple squirts of face wash. You can add more water if you feel the need to, personally, I add 2 cups then if they dry out, I add a little more.


Soak the paper towels in the solution.  I chose Viva because they're absorbent. DO NOT use a cheap paper towel or they will completely fall apart. You can also cut the paper towels in half with a knife if you'd like to or buy the towels that are perforated into smaller sheets.

Store in a sealed container or separate into zipper baggies.

So let's compare prices . . . 400 store-bought makeup remover wipes would cost $80. The same number of the D-I-Y version cost $12. That’s a savings of $68!

Honestly, it works and they're easy to make with products you probably already have on hand. While we're talking about makeup, let me share with you an easy way to clean your brushes too! 

Simply, dip your makeup brushes in water, then brush them over a WHITE bar of soap (unscented) and back into the water. You can dab them clean and you're good to go! Skip the high price wipes and the high price brush cleaner! 

Watch this "how to" video that aired on  News on 6, News 9 , KMOVKens5,  WGEM and KTXD::  


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Mar 5, 2013 09:51 am
 Posted by  Anonymous

What container is big enough to hold a roll of paper towel? So you tear them apart first? Do you remove the roll? I am a little co.fused on this part.

Mar 5, 2013 10:27 am
 Posted by  Anonymous

I was thinking the same thing. Surely not an entire roll of paper towels?

Mar 5, 2013 12:23 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

You would cut the roll of paper towels in half first but what I do is make my own by using old bath towels and serge or zig zag with sewing machine around the raw edges and use that then wash them after use and reuse again.

Mar 5, 2013 01:02 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

Yes, you cut it in half. Any plastic container that you'd like to use. We have seen them in Gladware and Ziploc.

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