Thursday, September 20, 2012

Makeup Removing Cloths

The "babies" in our families are growing up fast around here - too fast! The days of us needing a vast supply of our Homemade Baby Wipes are now behind us. We can now put a little more attention on ourselves ( you know, in between packing lunches, helping with homework, fixing meals, running errands, going to work, etc...). So I decided to tweak the baby wipes recipe to make Homemade Makeup Removing Cloths! These suckers get off even the most stubborn of beauty products - and with only two ingredients!  Thanks to One Good Thing By Jillee for this great idea!

 What You Need:
  • a round plastic container with a tight-fitting lid
  • thick, strong roll of white paper towels
  • Sharp, serrated knife to cut paper towel roll in half
  • 2 cups water that has been boiled and cooled to room temperature
  • 1-2 Tbs. coconut oil

The process for making these is identical to making the baby wipes. With your knife, cut your roll of paper towels in half.

In your container, mix your water and coconut oil. We left our water fairly warm for this part. Our oil has been kept in the fridge and the warm water helped to return it to it's liquid state.

Take the inner cardboard tube out of your roll. Now place your roll cut side down in your container and let it absorb the water. Don't worry if it looks like your roll is too tall - as it gets wet you can just push it down!

Once the water is absorbed, put on the lid, flip it over, and let your roll get fully saturated with the solution.

 You are now ready to remove your makeup with ease! The added bonus of the coconut oil is that it's moisturizing and anti-oxidant properties will make it perfect for the upcoming dry winter months! Your skin will thank you!
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  1. In the first picture of the paper towels cut in half, there appears to be a cardboard piece in the middle (as normal).....but in the next picture where you put the cut side down, it appears cardboard-less! Is it just my eyes this early in the morning? :D

    And your container doesn't look large enough to hold 2 cups on water. I understand that the towels will squish down, but wondered about the container size.

    THANKS. GREAT idea.

    1. Thanks Alison! It seems your early morning eyes are better than my late-night typing! :) Thanks for noticing the missing cardboard tube step - totally forgot! Just made the update!

      As for the container size, it may just be the way the picture looks. The container I used was a cheap-o Rubbermaid one that says it actually holds 5.2 cups!

      Glad you like the post - hopefully it works as well for you as it does for me! :)

  2. Actually just went over and read the baby wipes (which I have never 'baby' is 25) and see you do say to take out the middle cardboard. Sorry I didn't go the extra mile.

  3. Glad to see you posted the size of the container. Would this container size work also for the baby wipes? I'm due any day and I'm VERY INTERESTED in trying this out:)

  4. can't wait to try it, thx for the tips. this is awesome!

  5. I'm looking forward to trying this, too. Thanks!!

  6. I've been meaning to get makeup remover pads, but didn't want to spend the money, or put any weird chemicals on my face.

    THIS is perfect. Good thing I just bought some Coconut Oil :)

    Thank you

  7. So the wipes left my skin a little oily...will that go away?
    (PS: They removed all my make-up...AND IT WAS STAGE MAKE-UP!)

  8. Terrible tip...coconut oil becomes a solid at 75degrees, making for a tug & pull session when removing makeup. A much better alternative is olive oil which is even better for your eyes not to mention makeup removal. Been using olive oil and sweet almond oil for over 35 years and I have 20/20 vision!

  9. Love these! It even removed the waterproof mascara which is extremly tough to take off! Make sure you purchase high quality paper towels though otherwise they will rip.

  10. Won't these leave a sorta soap resadue?

  11. Love these wipes! The problem is they started to mold after a few weeks. Anyone else gave this issue?

  12. Well I loved these wipes until I opened them last night and they were covered in mold! I've used them almost every night for about 2 wks. So now Im wondering how many nights I've been rubbing mold onto my eyes and face! Yikes! you think my lid just wasn't as tight as I thought it was? Suggestions please!

  13. I really want to do these but from above comments I am concerned about molding! What should I do?

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  16. Ive been reading that using a tea tree essential oil would help with the molding.