Coconut-Almond Makeup Remover Wipes

coconut almond makeup remover wipes

Ever since I started using Dr. Bronner’s Castile soap, I have tried all sorts of experiments with it. This one took me a little bit to perfect to my liking, but it was well worth it as I find it is so gentle and removes makeup so well. I have combination skin. This means my cheeks are really dry and my T-Zone (my forehead, nose and chin) are oily. Finding products that work for me is kind of a challenge.

I wear makeup most days, even if it is just some eyeliner and some eyebrow color (I have blonde eyebrows so if I don’t add a bit of color, they look non-existent). I was using store bought wipes, but as anyone knows, they are pretty expensive.

These make-up remover wipes are not only Eco-friendly, but very cheap to make. I can make 60 of them for around 50 cents. These work for anyone, but especially those of us who have combination skin types. If you have extra oily skin all over, reduce the coconut oil by 1tsp and if you have extra dry skin, add a tsp of coconut oil.


DIY Coconut-Almond Makeup Remover Wipes


To make, you will need:


1. Melt the coconut oil until it is no longer solid in the microwave. It should only take about 30 seconds- 1 minute. Remove from microwave with a pot holder as it will get pretty hot, even in that short time.

2. While the coconut oil is melting, stack the paper towels onto each other and cut into 4ths. place them into a container that has a lid.

3. Add the Dr. Bronner’s Soap to the melted coconut oil and stir in well.

4. Add the mixture to your hot water and mix well. It is very important that you mix the ingredients well so when you pour it over the wipes and it cools, you don’t have chunks of coconut oil on top.

5. Slowly pour the mixture over the paper towels. Allow to cool and add a lid. Make sure to label it so you know what they are.


How do they work? I use one each evening and I can remove eye makeup as well as foundation really well with a quick swipe. The wipes leave my skin very soft. As with any cleanser, use care when using near eyes.

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13 Replies to “Coconut-Almond Makeup Remover Wipes”

  1. Just wondering if you can use a different type of Bronners?
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    1. Hi Jennifer, You can absolutely use any kind you want. It will just not be “coconut almond” anymore, but coconut-whatever scent of Dr Bronner’s you use 🙂

  2. Coconut oil is so good for the skin and it really helps with my dryness.This looks like a really good healthy skin recipe to get off my makeup. I need to make this!!

  3. Hi only one question. How long it can stay before the expire date? Thank you

    1. They don’t really expire from what I can tell as long as you keep them in a covered container. I have had some for up to 6 months and they are not bad or moldy or anything.

  4. Could I use a little almond oil to the castile soap or won’t that work?? Would it have enough scent?

    1. You could, but I am not sure how much scent that would give. How strong the scent is, is totally up to you, though 🙂

  5. Do not use peppermint soap! I burned my eyes and had to throw out the whole batch! 🙁

    1. Yeah, I don’t imagine that would end well. Almond is pretty mild so that is my recommendation. Dr Bronner’s also makes a scent free baby formula that would work well, too. Sorry about your batch, though. I hope your second one turned out better.

  6. I’m so excited to try this recipe out! I have been making my own body scrubs and face wash recently, and was thinking about making wipes. I use them every night because I’m lazy and I don’t want to buy them any more! I have everything here to make them, and I’ll add some Essential Oils as well to help support my skin. Thank you!!

  7. Omg! I just tried my first Face Wipe I made this evening. Worked better than any other wipes I’ve purchased. Smelled amazing and my face feels soft and calm.
    I can’t wait until the next DIY suggestion you have.
    Thanks for being you!

  8. Just wanted to make sure that pouring the Castile soap & coconut oil over the top of the stack was good enough to get all the way through to the bottom? You didn’t mention layering but I wanted to ask anyway. Thanks!

    1. Hi Melody, I didn’t need to layer it. Depending on what kind of container you use, you may want to. I would give it a little squeeze to make sure it is throughout.

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