DIY Lavender Makeup Remover Pads

60 March 30, 2016 - DIY, Essential Oils, How to Use Essential Oils, Skin care, Videos, Young Living Beauty Products, Young Living Lifestyle, Young Living Personal Care

When it’s time to recover from a long day, it’s best to climb into bed with a fresh face. Scrubbing with ineffective or harsh removers can do more damage than good though, especially near the sensitive eye area where the skin is thinner and more prone to fine lines and irritation.

Instead of harsh makeup removers, opt for gentle DIY makeup remover pads infused with Lavender essential oil. You’ll know exactly what goes into this formula, plus you’ll get the benefits of Lavender’s relaxing aroma. Use the instructions below to add them to your nighttime routine.

DIY Lavender Makeup Remover Pads        
  • 2 tablespoons V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex
  • 4 drops Lavender essential oil
  • 1 tablespoon witch hazel (preferably alcohol free)
  • 2 tablespoons filtered water
  • Round cotton pads
  • 4-ounce airtight glass container
  • Label (save and download label by right clicking the image below)

Young Living Essential Oils Lavender Makeup Remover Lid Label

To Make
  1. Pour V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex, Lavender oil, witch hazel, and water into jar. Tighten lid and shake thoroughly.
  2. Place 10 or so cotton rounds in the glass container, tighten lid, and rotate until solution soaks into cotton pads.
  3. Print labels on a sticker sheet or on paper and affix with glue. Place label on container lid.
To Use

Remove one wipe and squeeze out excess liquid. Gently blot or wipe over closed eyelids until makeup is removed.

What beauty products have you replaced with homemade alternatives? Share in the comments below!



  • Anna L Morey January 24, 2017 - 1:19 pm Reply

    Can I use grape seed oil or sesame seed oil for this recipe for a mature skin type?

  • Bethany S. November 15, 2016 - 2:38 pm Reply

    Can I use coconut oil in place of V-6?

    • Young Living November 16, 2016 - 9:53 am Reply

      Hi Bethany, You can use coconut oil in place of V-6 if you would like. Thanks for stopping by with your question!

  • Lourdes September 28, 2016 - 9:50 am Reply

    is this only to remove eye make up or all over the face?

  • Jenny September 27, 2016 - 2:15 pm Reply

    Just made these and I love them! I also added tea tree oil to mine. Thank you for the recipe YL.

  • Patricia August 24, 2016 - 9:34 pm Reply

    Where do you find alcohol free witch hazel? I have asked two different pharmacy’s and neither had heard of it.

    • Young Living August 25, 2016 - 9:38 am Reply

      Hey Patricia,

      You can find alcohol-free witch hazel at many major retail stores (e.g. Target, Walmart, etc.) You can also find it online. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Amber August 2, 2016 - 2:30 pm Reply

    This recipe really stings my eyes when using to get rid of eye make-up. Is it the witch hazel in it? Can I just leave it out?

    • Young Living August 3, 2016 - 10:36 am Reply

      Try using alcohol-free witch hazel, or reducing the amount.

  • Simone July 23, 2016 - 9:45 am Reply

    Could you use also other hydrolates like Lavender, Helichrysum, Clary Sage, etc… instead of Witch Hazel? Just wondering, because here Witch Hazel isn’t very common… And I would love to recommend also the Hydrolates from YL 🙂


    • Young Living July 28, 2016 - 9:49 am Reply

      Hi Simone, Great question. You are welcome to try a hydrosol in place of witch hazel if you choose. However, we are unable to guarantee results as we have not tested this recipe with various substitutions. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Samantha Sykora April 23, 2016 - 6:10 am Reply

    I have always been told to avoid the area around the eye with essential oils. Any danger in using oils this close to your eyes? Also, the fumes of the oils have made my eyes water and hard to see if I want to say read a book. Has anyone tried this to know if this is the case with the make up remover? Great DIY.

    • Young Living April 25, 2016 - 2:22 pm Reply

      Hi Samantha, Great question! It is not advised to put essential oils directly on the eye. However, as the DIY Lavender Makeup Remover is diluted and Lavender is a gentle oil it has been approved for this use. Please be sure to squeeze out excess liquid prior to use. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Terri April 21, 2016 - 8:45 pm Reply

    I am out of V6. What could I use instead? Fractionated coconut oil?

  • Jeanine April 20, 2016 - 12:18 pm Reply

    Has anyone else had trouble with the pads separating when they are wet? I bought premium cotton rounds to avoid this issue but it’s still happening. I’m doing this for a make and take this weekend and would love suggestions for a better brand.

    • Linda May 5, 2016 - 11:41 am Reply

      Just mix it in a small bottle instead and then apply it to the pad. I use aloe vera to remove my eye makeup so maybe try adding oil to aloe too.

  • Terese April 14, 2016 - 11:38 am Reply

    I found my eyes stung a little bit from the DIY eye makeup remover. I made sure to squeeze out any liquid from the cotton pad first and that helped.

  • Michelle Perkins April 10, 2016 - 8:49 am Reply

    I love the many optional uses that each oil provides. Please keep the suggested using coming.

  • Becky Kingston April 8, 2016 - 12:09 pm Reply

    I can’t get the labels to print? It doesn’t open “printable”?

    • Young Living April 8, 2016 - 12:12 pm Reply

      Hi Becky, Thanks for stopping by! First right-click on the label image and Save the image to your computer. Then open the file from your computer and you should be able to print it. I hope this helps!

  • Jamie Miles April 8, 2016 - 1:58 am Reply

    Made my own foaming facial cleanser with Geranium and Frank. But I sure love this idea of a pad to wipe my face clean at the end of the day! Can’t wait to make this

    • Deb Houston April 15, 2016 - 1:30 pm Reply

      Will you share your recipe, Jamie?

    • Christine July 30, 2016 - 12:13 am Reply

      Hi Jaime would love to have your recipe for the foaming facial cleanser please 🙂 I often mix Geranium & Frankincense with organic coconut oil to cleanse off my makeup but I would love a foaming face wash to use in the shower as I prefer to wash my face after removing makeup so I can be sure my makeup has been thoroughly removed. Much prefer to make my own skincare whenever possible. Look forward to hearing back from you… cheers 🙂

    • Lauren Boyd February 12, 2017 - 4:27 am Reply

      Hi Jamie! I just made these pads and loved them. I would definitely love the recipe to your geranium and frank foaming facial cleanser if you are open to sharing! I am loving being able to make things that are good support for my skin! Take care. 🙂

  • Jan Schaller April 5, 2016 - 6:27 pm Reply

    I now make my own hand soap, face wash, and deodorant with essential oils! Loving all my homemade products!

  • Vivien Dockerty April 5, 2016 - 5:45 pm Reply

    I suggest using organic cotton pads. I get organic cotton pads from my local health food store.

  • Dawn April 3, 2016 - 8:59 pm Reply

    Made these and they work great!! I love them!

  • Melissa April 3, 2016 - 3:04 pm Reply

    Can’t wait to try this recipe.

  • Frances Harrison April 1, 2016 - 6:13 am Reply

    i have been using this formula now about 6 months and can already see a difference in my skin, thank you for the info

  • Dottie March 31, 2016 - 6:43 pm Reply

    Lavender slams my lungs shut and I can’t breathe. Is there another good EO to use? I really need an Eyelid wipe that won’t burn my eyes.

    • Young Living April 14, 2016 - 2:32 pm Reply

      Hello Dottie, Some milder oils you may try in place of Lavender are Copaiba, Elemi, Carrot Seed, Ylang Ylang, Royal Hawaiian™ Sandalwood or Myrrh. Thanks for stopping by with your question!

  • Kelly March 31, 2016 - 5:14 pm Reply

    Not seeing the link to print labels. Thanks for such a great diy!

    • Sheila April 8, 2016 - 12:10 pm Reply

      Did you figure it out, Kelly? I can’t get it either?

    • cathy turman April 17, 2016 - 2:45 am Reply

      there are instructions higher up in the comments….

  • Janelle Chandler March 30, 2016 - 10:47 pm Reply

    Made these, and LOVE them!

  • Nancy March 30, 2016 - 7:05 pm Reply

    I use the same ingredients for eye makeup removal and add tea tree oil in the mix. It works great and no added chemicals to worry about. Love DIY with Young Living Essential Oils!

    • Sue April 20, 2016 - 7:43 pm Reply

      What type of glass air tight bottles are to be used? Any pictures of bottles for example?

      • Beth Jennings May 6, 2016 - 6:41 am Reply

        Sue, use the Ball glass containers. They are the best!

      • mimi July 22, 2016 - 6:14 pm Reply

        For some reason some eye makeup removers burn my skin so i have to use natural oils to remove my makeup.

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