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DIY Eco-Friendly Makeup Remover Wipes: A Sustainable Beauty Hack

DIY make-up remover wipes

Makeup remover wipes are undeniably convenient, but did you know they can take up to 100 years to degrade? The packaging, ingredients, and the wipes themselves leave a significant environmental footprint. Fortunately, there's a simple and sustainable alternative that offers the same convenience: DIY makeup remover wipes. With just a few ingredients and five minutes of your time, you can create a customisable solution perfect for your skin year-round.

 

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KEY INGREDIENTS AND THEIR BENEFITS



GLYCERINE

glycerin

Glycerine might not sound glamorous, but it's a powerhouse for moisturising your skin. Here's why it should be a staple in your skincare routine:


  • Hydration: Keeps skin moist by slowing down water evaporation.

  • Protection: Forms a moisture barrier against environmental pollutants.

  • Skin Health: Strengthens the skin’s natural moisture retention ability.

  • Anti-aging: Softens skin, helps it look younger, and improves resiliency.

  • Versatility: Non-allergenic, suitable for all skin types, and helps heal eczema, psoriasis, and acne scars.

  • Types: Choose plant-derived glycerine over animal-derived or synthetic options.

 


 

VITAMIN E OIL

vitamin e oil

Vitamin E oil is renowned for its anti-aging properties, but its benefits don't stop there:


  • Skin Imp rovement: Reduces fine lines and wrinkles, blocks free radicals, replenishes lipids, and provides anti-inflammatory and hydrating effects.

  • Protective: It helps to protect the skin from environmental damage.

  • Healthier Skin: Can reduce effects of psoriasis, dermatitis and eczema

  • Dietary Sources: Boost your internal Vitamin E intake (which benefits the skin) with foods like olive oil, sweet potatoes, avocados, and almonds.

 

 

 

CASTILE SOAP


castile soap

Castile soap, derived from vegetables, is natural, non-toxic, and incredibly versatile:

  • Historical Roots: Traditionally made from olive oil in Spain’s Castile region.

  • Modern Ingredients: Now includes oils like coconut, hemp, castor, almond, walnut, and avocado for lathering.

  • Skin Benefits: Naturally hydrating, helps ease eczema and psoriasis, doesn’t clog pores, balances pH levels, removes dirt, and has antibacterial properties.

  • Form: It's available in either a hard bar or liquid. You need the liquid version for this DIY.

 


 

COCONUT OIL


coconut oil

Coconut oil is a beauty favourite for its nourishing properties:

  • Key Features: Look for unrefined, cold-pressed, and certified organic coconut oil. It is available as fractionated, meaning it would solidify in cooler temperatures. This is the best option for this recipe.

  • Uses: Effective as a makeup remover, hair oil, face and body moisturiser and oil pulling.

  • Skin Benefits: Moisturising, antibacterial (contains lauric acid), anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, helps retain moisture, increases collagen production, and can lighten dark patches.




 

THE RECIPE

 

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 teaspoon glycerine

  • 1/2 teaspoon natural vitamin E oil (omit if you have oily or acne-prone skin)

  • 1 tablespoon organic Castile liquid soap

  • 3 tablespoons fractionated coconut oil

  • 2 cups distilled water (important for extending shelf life)

  • 10 drops of lavender essential oil (or substitute with your preferred essential oil)

  • Reusable/disposable cotton pads


natural make up remover

Method:

  1. Combine Ingredients: In a glass mixing bowl, combine glycerine, Castile liquid soap, fractionated coconut oil, distilled water, and vitamin E oil. Stir well.

  2. Add Essential Oil: Mix in lavender essential oil or your chosen alternative.

  3. Prepare Jar: Stack half a wide glass jar with cotton pads.

  4. Pour Mixture: Pour the mixture over the cotton pads until excess liquid pools at the bottom.

  5. Add More Pads: Add more cotton pads and repeat the pouring process.

  6. Seal and Store: Seal the jar tightly and store it in a dark, cool place. The mixture should last for a few weeks.

 


 

THE FINAL WORD


Happy DIY-ing! Enjoy your eco-friendly, customisable makeup remover wipes and feel good about your sustainable skincare choice.


Watch the following YouTube video (yes, it's from a while ago!) to see me make this xx



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Hi, I'm Mandi. A former primary teacher, Lifestyle Medicine graduate and current Diploma in Natural Skincare student with a passion for natural living.

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