This might be one of my favorite DIY hacks so far, and boy, was it a much needed one!
It’s hard to believe that something meant to cleanse your skin can be so toxic, but yup, store bought makeup wipes are full of toxins that can cause many skin issues and beyond! Traditional makeup wipes can contain:
- propylene and dipropylene glycol: can cause skin and allergic reactions, respiratory and neurological issues, and potential kidney and liver toxicity.
- parabens: these preservatives in a variety of personal care products have been said to cause endocrine and reproductive disruption, and have been tied to skin cancer.
- phenoxyethanol: another preservative meant to inhibit bacteria growth, however has been linked to allergic reactions.
- 2-Bromo-2-Nitropropane-1 and 3-Dio: these are classified as formaldehyde-releasing agents, and known carcinogens.
And while the idea of grabbing pre-made makeup wipes seems quick and simple, this recipe could not be easier. And the best part? You know they’re and safe to use, plus only require a few ingredients that I always recommend having on hand for so many other DIY solutions!
This recipe calls for the perfect mix of cleansing and soothing. It uses the idea of a cleansing agent combined with “oil cleansing”, which may sound counterintuitive, but leaves your skin clean and soft with so many benefits.
I can’t wait for you to give this a try! Here’s to clean and healthy skin, friends!
DIY Makeup Remover Wipes
1/3 cup filtered water
2 tbsp fractionated coconut oil
1 tsp unscented Dr. Bronner’s castile soap
5-10 drops organic jojoba oil
small container, such as a small mason jar or cosmetic container
Mix all ingredients into a bowl and gently whisk together. Start by placing 10 cotton rounds at a time into the container and pour liquid over them until saturated. Add 10 more rounds and add a bit more liquid until absorbed. Continue alternating until all liquid is absorbed and cotton rounds are damp, not soaking wet. Put the lid on the container and keep sealed until needed. You can also add a few drops of your favorite skin essential oils, such as lavender for soothing or tea tree for problem skin.