From waterproof mascara to heavily pigmented shadows and liners, makeup is now formulated to withstand the elements—blistering heat, torrential rain, ugly crying. And while that’s great for hours upon hours of looking glam, removing stubborn cosmetics can be challenging. Sometimes it feels like no amount of tissues or tap water are going to get you back to your fresh-faced self.
That’s why we put together an all-in-one, DIY solution that’s gentle, chemical-free, and tough on makeup. Watch this video and save a few dollars on makeup remover—you probably already own everything you need to make these homemade remover pads.
DIY Makeup Remover Pads
What You Need
1 cup distilled water
¼ teaspoon Dr. Bronner’s Baby Mild Unscented Pure-Castile Soap
1 teaspoon olive oil
Organic cotton rounds
Mason jar or round container with lid
Step 1: Combine distilled water, castile soap, and olive oil.
Step 2: Add mixture to bottom of jar.
Step 3: Stack about 10 cotton rounds inside and let them soak through.
Step 4: Continue adding pads and pouring more as you go.
Store sealed, and use pads daily to wipe away eye and face makeup (remove any excess moisture gently with a tissue).