Gentle Homemade Makeup Remover Wipes
5 from 1 vote

Gentle Homemade Makeup Remover Wipes

A gentle witch hazel and aloe vera based makeup remover. Add facial pads/wipes to the solution to create a ready-to-use makeup remover option. 

Course DIY
Cuisine Beauty
Keyword Makeup Remover Wipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 14 cotton pads
Author Kristin Marr


Special Equipment:

  • 14 cotton facial pads
  • 1 4-ounce jar with a lid***


  1. Add the ingredients to a 4-ounce jar. Gently shake the jar to combine the ingredients.  

  2. Add the cotton facial pads to the jar, pressing the pads down in the liquid. The pads will absorb most (or all) of the liquid. Place the lid on the jar. Store the jar at room temperature. 

To Use:

  1. Remove a moistened facial pad from the jar and wipe the face with the pad to remove makeup. I use both sides of the pad. This recipe makes 14 wipes, so the wipes will need to be replaced, and a new solution made, every two weeks. Wash your face with a facial cleanser after using the wipes. 

Recipe Notes

*Look for aloe vera gel with minimal ingredients (just aloe and natural preservatives). Fresh aloe would be lovely, but it would greatly reduce the shelf-life of this product. I like Real Aloe (linked above) and Majestic Pure Aloe Vera

**Use your favorite nourishing/carrier oil, such as: grapeseed, jojoba, olive oil, etc. I like sweet almond oil. 

***The jar pictured is a 4-ounce Weck Jar. Small mason jars also work well.