Ever use those disposable face wipes? The ones that don’t require water, or rinsing…I hate to admit it, but I love them. Washing my face at the end of the day is one thing I dread, but it is so very important, and those wipes makes life so much easier! But, they aren’t cheap. And they can be full of some pretty harsh chemicals and scents (even the “sensitive” ones!), so why not make your own!
If you search on Pinterest you will find tons of different ways to make these, but this seems to be the easiest way to do it, and uses pretty easily found ingredients.
Here are the very simply steps:
What you will need:
Good quality select a size paper towels (I used Bounty Basic)
Tea tree oil (if you have some acne like I do)
Large jar or food storage container (two containers a little shorter than half a roll of paper towels, or one that is a little shorter than a full roll of paper towels)
Large glass measuring cup
A large knife
– Using the knife, carefully cut your roll of paper towels in half (this is assuming you are using a shorter container. If you have on that is tall enough for the full length of the roll, by all means use it and skip this step! I find that I need two wipes most days that I wear a full face of makeup, so keeping the roll whole will give you the bigger wipes you might need.)
– Meanwhile, in a kettle, boil 4 cups of water.
– In your large glass measuring cup, measure out 4 cups of boiled water. Add in 1 tablespoon of coconut oil, and several drops of tea tree oil. Stir until oil is melted.
– Pour the mixture evenly into the containers.
– Place the paper towels in the container (cut side down if you cut the roll)
– Squish the roll down, snap on the lid, and turn it upside down and leave them for a few minutes.
– After a few minutes, the paper towels will have absorbed the liquid. You can now easily pull out the cardboard roll from the middle. You will then pull the wipes out from the middle whenever you need one.
I have been using mine for weeks, and I love them so much! I love that they help the little bit of acne I get, from the tea tree oil and the coconut oil too. The coconut oil is also very moisturizing without leaving my skin greasy. If you wanted to make these even more frugal and environmentally friendly, you could cut up a clean old t-shirt, and make reusable wipes! I wanted to give these a try first, but think once I finish my roll, I will ask hubby for a shirt he doesn’t wear any more.