Chemical Free Homemade Facial Wipes


Homemade Facial Wipes Recipe! Chemical free and economical!

I love taking my makeup off at night and freshening up my skin. I don’t like washing my face with water at night. I prefer to wash my face with water in the shower each morning. At night I like to use cleansing facial wipes to clean my skin. They are luxurious and convenient but they come with a hefty price tag that adds up when using them everyday. I knew I could probably make my own at a fraction of the price I was paying for the store bought facial wipes. I came up with a homemade facial wipes recipe that is designed to combat breakouts and leave skin feeling clean.

DIY Facial Wipes ingredients

It only takes a few minutes to whip up the recipe needed to make homemade face wipes. It’s quick and easy and will save you money! You’ll need a roll of paper towels, cut in half. Use an electric knife (<– that’s the one I have) or a sharp bread knife to cut them in half. You’ll also need water, fractionated coconut oil, scent free, organic soap (I use organic baby soap since it’s so gentle on skin) and essential oils.

Essential oils work differently for everyone and what works for me won’t necessarily work the same for you. Experiment with what works best for your skin type. I highly recommend using pure essential oils and nothing with chemicals or pesticides added. I personally use Young Living essential oils and love them. You can read more about why I chose Young living here.

For my facial wipes I used Cinnamon bark (for it’s antibacterial properties), Purification (a blend that contains tea tree oil and works well on my break outs) and Citrus Fresh (smells amazing and also works great on my break outs). You could also try adding melrose or tea tree.

Homemade Face Wipes Ingredients

First measure 1 1/2 cups of water and in a separate bowl mix together 1 Tbsp unscented, organic liquid soap, 1 Tbsp fractionated coconut oil, 3 drops of Cinnamon Bark essential oil, 3 drops Purification essential oil, and 3 drops of Citrus Fresh essential oil. Mix well. Then mix with the water and stir well.

How to make your own face wipes

Remove the cardboard roll from your paper towels after you have cut them in half. To do this just wiggle your finger between the cardboard and the paper towels on each end of the roll. Push the cardboard together like you are pressing it in half and then in half again, making the cardboard tube skinny. Now you can slide it out easily. Then place your half roll of paper towels in an airtight container. Pour the liquid mixture over the top of the wipes saturating them all over.

DIY Face Wipes Recipe

I used a pretty container that I got from Target. I can display it on the counter in my bathroom and it is handy and looks pretty too! To use your wipes just begin by pulling one from the center. They will dispense nicely this way! Since the roll was cut in half they make nice square wipes. I used the paper towels that have the half sheet size instead of the full size paper towels so they are a nice square.

These will keep in an airtight container. The pure essential oils act to nourish your skin and help keep breakouts at bay. The wipes will also help remove your makeup. Avoid contact with your eyes!

You can easily print out the recipe below so you have it on hand! Pin this post for easy finding later too!

Chemical Free Homemade Facial Wipes

Easy DIY chemical free facial wipes.

10 minPrep Time

10 minTotal Time

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  • 1 roll of paper towels, cut in half. *I use the half sheet size rolls
  • 1 Tbsp unscented, organic liquid soap. *I use an organic baby soap
  • 1 Tbsp fractionated coconut oil
  • 3 drops Cinnamon Bark pure essential oil
  • 3 drops Purification pure essential oil
  • 3 drops Citrus Fresh pure essential oil
  • 1 1/2 Cups water


  1. Measure water in one bowl and set aside.
  2. Mix together unscented soap, fractionated coconut oil and essential oils in a small bowl and mix well.
  3. Now stir it into the water and mix well.
  4. Remove cardboard tube from the paper towels that you cut in half. To do this just press the roll in half from each end of the roll to make it skinny and then pull it out.
  5. Place the paper towel roll in an airtight container and pour the liquid mixture over the paper towels saturating them well.
  6. Keep in an airtight container and use the wipes to cleanse your face. Avoid contact with your eyes.
Recipe Type: Beauty

 You can experiment with different oils in this recipe so feel free to mix up the mixture to one that works for your skin type!

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  1. I love this idea! I too like the facial wipes for the evenings, I currently switch between Burts Bees and Yes to Cucumbers. As I have dryer skin vs breakout prone skin, I'm going to try it with lavender oil, frankincense and melalueca quinquenervia. And I love the container!
    • That sounds like a great combination! They are so much less expensive than store bought too. I used to use the Yes to Cucumbers as well. Can you believe I only paid like $1 for the container on Easter clearance at Target?! :)
  2. Mary Jewitt says:
    Great idea I would love to make these for myself. I'd like to know where or what the name of the storage box is you're using? Thank you.

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