How to Make Your Own Makeup Remover Wipes


By now, we all know what a lifesaver makeup wipes can be. You get in from a long night out, fall into bed, and then realize you’ve forgotten to wash your face. Skipping the Clarisonic and grabbing a wipe feels like cheating, but it isn’t! Wipes are a lifesaver. And we haven’t even mentioned the benefits of having a spare set in your gym bag.

The one drawback: wipes are so easy-to-use, they can run out quickly—and they can get a little pricey. Luckily, we’ve discovered a no-brainer DIY makeup wipe that’ll save you time and money. The best part is that the formula is easily customizable. You can use your favorite pre-made makeup remover or check out our DIY remover recipes. Or go for the remover we’re currently loving so much: coconut oil! Here’s how to concoct your own makeup wipe magic.

You will need

Microwaveable bowl
Purified water
Coconut oil (we used RMS Beauty Raw Coconut Cream)
Tear-free baby wash
Container with a lid that snaps into place (a clean sour cream or yogurt container works well)
Roll of paper towels (select-a-size works best)
Utility knife


1: In a microwaveable bowl, mix 2 cups of purified water, 2 tablespoons of coconut oil, and 2 squirts of baby wash.

Warm the mixture in the microwave for a few seconds and stir. Now you’re ready for the “wipe” part of the project!

2: Measure the paper towels to fit into the container and cut them width-wise with a sharp knife to fit.

3: Place the roll into the container and pour your makeup remover mixture over it.

Replace the lid and turn the container over to soak. Leave for five minutes, then turn it over and remove the cardboard center.

4: Cut a small “X” in the lid to pull the wipes through.

That’s it! Store according to your laziness level (we’re putting ours next to the bed).

On-the-go tip: Want wipes in your suitcase or gym bag? Pull some sheets out and store in an airtight tupperware container. They’ll keep for a few days.