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So, removing makeup is sometimes hectic and you want to get it done without much ado. Right? That’s where makeup pads come in. They’re simple to use – wipe off and voila!

I don’t use a lot of makeup, but I like removing whatever is left in my face, before I hit the bed. With a hectic schedule, I don’t have the strength sometimes and just want to get it over with – in a snap. That’s how I decided makeup removal pads could come in handy during such nights.

So, I tried a few recipes but found this effective for all types of makeup, including oil-based ones or long stay makeup. It is quite easy and you hardly need a few ingredients for this recipe. But it works like a charm, every time. I liked it so much, that I wanted to share it with you ☺


Distilled Water – 30 Ml
Liquid Castile Soap – 10 Ml
Olive Oil – 25 – 30 Ml
Cotton Pads


In a mason jar, line up cotton pads one over the other.

In a mixing bowl, combine the Olive Oil, Liquid Castile Soap and Distilled Water.

Whisk to combine the ingredients – I know, they don’t combine fully, but whisk them for a few seconds.

Now, pour this mixture over the pads. The mixture should not be a lot, just enough to soak all the pads. Add more cotton pads if the mixture is more.

Close the jar and use the pads as needed.

Tips to Tweak the Recipe

You can use Lavender or Chamomile Essential Oil to this recipe. They’re good for your skin and mild. They also add a mild aroma to these pads. Though I am OK with Essential Oils, I don’t usually add them in this recipe.

You can use Coconut Oil instead of Olive Oil, or even Jojoba Oil, if you prefer them better.

You can tweak the ratio for Liquid Castile Soap – reduce or increase according to your preference.

If you don’t want to use pads, use wipes. I prefer soft cotton pads to wipes, but I know many who vote for wipes. If that’s your preference, buy soft rolls (if the pad is larger, cut into half so it fits in the jar you choose) or line up soft tissues instead these pads.

How to Use It?

Use a pad to wipe off your face and dispose the used pad right after. Make sure you keep the jar closed at all times, so the pads don’t dry out.

Why Use These Pads?

They’re natural – you know what you use for these pads and there are no chemicals added.

Besides, these don’t dry out your skin. I always liked how this manages to clean my face well, yet it feels soft – thanks to the oil in this recipe.

They’re affordable than makeup removal pads got off the shelf. Don’t you think so?

There are different variations of makeup removal recipes that you can prepare and use them as pads or wipes, so choose what ingredients work best for you. I chose these based on my experience with these ingredients and their ability to remove even stubborn makeup.

Don’t have time for DIY Makeup Remover? Try Gaya Cosmetics Makeup Remover to get rid of any makeup, at nights!