Time to ditch the makeup wipes

Here's how to make reusable ones at home instead...

Most baby and makeup wipes can take up to 100 years to break down in landfill, and even those which are compostable have carbon pollution embedded in their ongoing production and distribution. Not mention the plastic packing they come in!

Here's a great and easy (tried and tested by yours truly) way to make and use reusable makeup removing pads at home.

You will need:

  • 2 tablespoons of your favourite face wash (I use coconut oil but regular foaming face wash works well too)
  • 1.5 cups of warmed water
  • Little wash cloths (A cut up flannel pillowcase with edges sewn together works well)
  • 2x Large up-cycled jar with lid, one for new and one for used pads.


  1. Pour your water into a mixing bowl with your desired face wash.
  2. Coat your little face cloths in the mixture and let them soak until completely drenched.
  3. Next ring the liquid out of the cloths (as much as possible).
  4. Place the damp cloths inside your jar and your done! Ready to use makeup-wipes.

Simply throw them in the wash once a week and start the process again. I re-do mine every Sunday night so I can have quick and easy access for the week.

What do you think? Do you have any tried and tested methods which you swear by? Let us know in the comments below.

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