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The Blue & Gray Press | April 24, 2018

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Pinterest Files: D.I.Y. makeup wipes

Pinterest Files: D.I.Y. makeup wipes


This week on the Pinterest Files, we have decided to try out a new D.I.Y. for makeup removing wipes. Makeup is something almost every college girl indulges in whether they have the money to do so or not.  But at the end of the day we need to take off our makeup, and that means scrubbing off all of that foundation and mascara. With that duty also comes the cost of buying name-brand makeup remover. Browsing on Pinterest, I found directions for a D.I.Y. make-up removing pads, and it only required a few steps and some items from the store, which were all relatively cheap:

1 quart wide-mouth jar

2 tablespoons of coconut oil

2 quarts of tear-free baby wash

2 cups of purified water

2 packages of cotton pads

Microwavable bowl


1. Mix two tablespoons of coconut oil, two squirts of tear-free baby wash and two cups of purified water.

2. Microwave in 10 to 20 second increments until melted and well blended.

3. Place about five cotton pads in the quart jar.

4. Pour your liquid mixture over the pads in the jar. Press pads down to help soak up the liquid. Add more pads to fit, pressing down.

All of the steps were so simple that I thought it would be too simple. The mixing of all the ingredients took about five increments of 20 seconds. When I took it out of the microwave it was very hot – hotter than I expected. Even while pouring the mixture over the cotton pads, it made the jar piping hot. Pushing down the cotton was painful, and it took a while for the pads to soak up all of the mixture. One of my worries throughout this whole process was that I would have too much water, and I was right. I ended up having to pour a lot of the water out as I was going, realizing that it would overflow as I added pads.

The result, however, was more successful than I expected. It took off as much makeup as the name-brand wipes and also left my skin moisturized, but not too moisturized, which was something else that I was worried about as a person with oily skin. To make sure I wasn’t being too biased as the maker of this batch, I had a friend test the pads on her mascara, and she was also pleasantly surprised. Overall, this D.I.Y. project was a success, and I look forward to exploring more D.I.Y. projects through Pinterest.