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Homemade face wash pads are easy to make and can be used as a natural makeup remover as well. This recipe uses liquid castile soap, witch hazel, aloe vera gel, and jojoba oil to nourish your skin while also cleansing it.

These homemade face wash pads are great for washing your face quickly or removing makeup. Made with natural ingredients, this simple DIY is effective and budget-friendly. #naturalbeauty #greenbeauty #diybeauty #essentialoils

I don’t know about you, but I have the hardest time motivating myself to wash my face before bed.  I generally prefer to wash my face in the shower.  Seeing as I don’t shower right before bed each night, I needed a quick, natural way to remove makeup before bed.  I also make small batches of this recipe to put in my diaper bag or gym bag so I can wash my face on the go.

These DIY Natural Face Wash Pads make it quick and easy to take off your makeup, and they are full of nourishing ingredients for healthy skin.  This recipe is perfect for everyone–including those with sensitive skin.

The only equipment you need for this recipe is a wide-mouthed, pint-sized mason jar or other glass container and organic cotton rounds.

Why You Should Make Your Own Face Wash Pads

This is a budget-friendly DIY that you can easily swap out for your store-bought face cleansing pads. Here’s a breakdown of the cost:

  • Alcohol-Free Witch Hazel- I got mine for $7.99 for 12 ounces, but I only used 4 ounces = $2.63
  • Pure Aloe Vera- I got mine for $5.69 for 4 ounces, but I only used 1 ounce = $1.42
  • Unscented Liquid Castile Soap- I got mine for $12.99 for 32 ounces, but I only used 2 ounces = $0.81
  • Jojoba Oil- I got mine for $23.99 for 16 ounces, but I only used 0.17 ounces = $0.26
  • Vegetable Glycerin- I got mine for $6.45 for 16 ounces, but I only used 0.17 ounces = $0.07
  • Organic Cotton Pads- I got mine for $2.79 for 80 rounds, but I only used about 20 = $0.70

APPROX. TOTAL COST = $5.89 per small glass mason jar of cotton rounds

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If you’re more of a DI-Buyer than DIY-er, I like washing my face with Beautycounter’s Countertcountrol Clear Pore Cleanser. It removes facial oils and makeup without stripping your skin of it’s moisture. It’s a daily exfoliating cleanser that’s really gentle and effective.

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DIY Face Wash Pads

Yield: 20-30 cotton rounds
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Homemade face wash pads are easy to make and can be used as a natural makeup remover as well. This recipe uses Castile soap, witch hazel, Aloe Vera gel, and jojoba oil to nourish your skin while also cleansing it.


  • Organic Cotton Rounds
  • Pint-sized Mason Jar
  • 1/2 cup alcohol free witch hazel
  • 2 Tablespoons pure aloe vera
  • 1 Tablespoon unscented liquid Castile soap
  • 1 teaspoon jojoba oil (or other nourishing carrier oil)
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable glycerine or vitamin E (optional
  • 10-12 drops essential oils- I like Lavender and Frankincense (optional)


1. Pour all of your liquid ingredients in the mason jar and gently stir.

2. Add your cotton rounds leaving a small amount of room at the top of the jar.

3. Close the lid and shake the mixture to coat the cotton rounds.

4. Use cotton rounds to cleanse your face and remove makeup.

Resources I Love

Thrive Market: I order most of my pantry staples from Thrive Market. Think Costco meets Whole Foods with thousands of healthy food and personal care items. Get 1 month free PLUS 25% off your first order when you go through my link. 

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Sarah Nichols

Sarah Nichols, founder and content creator for Let's Talk Mom Business, has a background in business, marketing, research, and advocacy. combines her Masters in Business Administration (MBA) and experience as a Marketing Expert for B2B tech companies to help moms start and scale an online business or shake up their career after a career gap.

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