03 March 2014

31 Days of MOO No. 3 Re-usable Face Wipes


Make-up wipes, just like baby wipes, are expensive. And just like baby wipes they often contain ingredients we really don't want to use, let alone on our faces.

Make-up removing face wipes have been around for ages, but all the instructions use paper towel as the wipe. Paper towel isn't soft on your face, in fact it's quite harsh. It's also expensive (the cheap paper towel just does not work for these wipes). Lastly, it's not at all environmentally friendly or really a sustainable product.

But these wipes are re-usable. They're cheap to make. They're easy to make. And best of all they cost just a few cents a batch to make.

How much do you spend on face wipes each month? I bet it's more than 45 cents.

You will need:

A 1 litre square or rectangular container with a lid
Hankies or soft face washers to use as wipes
4 pumps of your favourite face wash
2 tablespoons coconut oil
4 cups warm water

Step 1.

Add four cups of warm water to a mixing bowl.  Add four pumps of face wash.

Step 2.

Stir in two tablespoons of coconut oil. Stir until the coconut oil is dissolved.

Step 3.

Fold the wipes to fit the container.

Step 4.

Pour the face wash liquid into the container, soaking the wipes.

Press down on the wipes so they are all under the face wash liquid and can soak it up.

Put the cover on the container.

Use these wipes to remove make-up, including eye make-up, or to just gently clean your face.  Once you've used a wipe toss it in the wash, then when it's clean, add it to the container to keep your supply up.

Want wipes on the go? Add a few to a clean ziplock bag, they'll stay fresh for at least a week.

Warning: Never put a used wipe back into the container!

1 comment:

  1. I love this tip, Cath. It had never occurred to me to MOO these - I don't use that many but these would certainly save me a lot of money!


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