I have always been a morning person which means, my nightly routine has to be simple and straight forward otherwise I will skip it all together and jump right into bed. I have bought my fair share of cleansing facial towelettes from numerous brands over the years to help remove makeup at the end of the day before I wash my face. Being a simple person, the portable packages sold me as I can take them with me anywhere I need to go. I used to alternate between Burt’s Bees and Yes to Cucumber facial cleansing towelettes. They always started off great however, the last 10 or so are not always as fresh as the first several. This started me on my hunt on making my own makeup remover pads.
I was so excited when Young Living provided a recipe using their Lavender Essential Oil. The best news for me was, I had everything their recipe called for at home. I didn’t have to purchase anything! I knew if I was going to start making my own makeup remover pads I would have to have it become apart of a weekly routine. Store bought wipes typically come in packages of 30 to 40 wipes, and sometimes I would buy 2 or 3 so I would be stocked up. Knowing that the recipe is intended to make a much smaller amount of pads to keep it fresh had me start wondering if I shouldn’t be stocking up on the wipes like I have been.
I found time to get everything I need to make my own makeup remover pads out and followed the recipe provided by Young Living. I was in complete shock the first night I used them as I have been using wipes for so long switching to small pads I was concerned it wouldn’t do the job or I would have to use so much more, I was completely wrong. The round pads did their job with the mixture that was soaked into them. My skin felt great! It wasn’t harsh at all and I didn’t need to scrub like I previously had to with other wipes. For the last month I have been using the DIY makeup remover recipe during my nightly routine to wipe off my makeup. It has been a refreshing change that I have added into my nightly routine.
I can honestly say that I feel great about making these changes in my life. Knowing and controlling what I am using in and on my body is important to me and for me this is another step in the right direction. I still have many more steps to take however, with each step I learn and save by doing it on my own.
Lavender Makeup Remover Pads
- 2 tablespoons V-6 oil
- 4 drops Lavender Essential Oil
- 1 tablespoon Witch Hazel
- 2 tablespoons filtered water
- 10 or so round cotton pads
- 4 ounce air tight glass container
In the 4 ounce glass container add the V-6 oil, Lavender Essential Oil, Witch Hazel, and filtered water. Place 10 or so round cotton pads into the glass container and secure the lid tightly on the container. Now shake, making sure the liquid is being dispersed into each pad. Use Washi tape to place on the lid and label it.