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DIY Reusable Makeup Remover Pads

If you’re someone who goes through a lot of makeup you know all too well the joy of removing it (not). Sometimes, removing makeup can be such a pain that you don’t even want to put it on in the first place! Especially if you are a sensitive skin type, you can find this process can severely irritate your skin (but hey, the sacrifices we make for beauty!). You also know how many cotton rounds you go through. 

And if you’re a tree-loving hippie (shouldn’t we all be!?), it can be painstaking to go through so much waste. Luckily, you’re not alone – quite a few makeup lovers share your sentiments which is why there are ways to make your own reusable makeup remover pads.

Makeup Remover Pads: What You’ll need:

  • Flannel fabric
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine
  • Thread

Here’s What To Do:

  1. Grab some flannel fabric. An old shirt or a pillowcase will work like a charm. Flannel is ever-so-soft but also absorbs well. You’ll want to cut about 24 squares of the flannel fabric. If you have a sewing cutter tool, it might be a bit easier, but scissors will certainly do the trick.
  2. Collect your squares and head to the sewing machine! You’ll want to match two squares together (to make 12 total). Sew the squares together on all sides but leave one side open.
  3. Next just turn your squares inside out (seams should be on the inside). You can trim the corners prior to doing this but it’s not necessary.
  4. Now just fold the edges over on the final side and sew it up!
  5. To wash, you can easily throw this in with the rest of your laundry, but if you have a zippered bag, it will keep them together better.

What goes best with DIY reusable makeup remover pads? DIY makeup remover!

DIY Makeup Remover: What You’ll Need

  • 1 cup distilled water
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp baby shampoo
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1-3 drops lavender essential oil (optional, but it sure does smell nice!)
  • Mason Jar

Here’s What To Do:

  1. Warm-up your coconut oil in the microwave, but don’t liquefy it completely.
  2. Combine the coconut oil with all the other ingredients into a mason jar.
  3. Twist the lid on and give it a good shake!
  4. Pour the concoction into whichever container is easiest for you to use. We recommend some type of squeeze bottle.

You’re Done!

And there you have it! You don’t need to hit the drugstore or Sephora. You are now a sustainable human (who’s also quite glamorous)! You may like this combination DIY reusable makeup remover pad and makeup remover approach much more than your traditional method, and you’ll feel better knowing that you are creating less waste. 

And, I don’t know about you, but many people will skimp on the cotton rounds in order to not go through them as fast which can lead to not getting all your makeup off. We know what that leads to – clogged pores, blemishes, irritated skin, etc.


Hopefully, you found this tutorial helpful and begin enjoying the makeup removal process a bit more.

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