DIY Lavender Makeup Remover Pads

72 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!
  • Sara Watts

    Do I need to wash my face after using the makeup remover wipes or are they good enough and oils don’t need to be washed off?

    • Hello Sara. It honestly depends on your personal preference. You can wash your face after using the remover wipes if you want to have a less-oily feel to your face, or you can choose to not wash it off. It if totally up to you! Hope that helps!

  • Wendy Smith

    I’ve never been much of a diy kinda gal but once again my obsession with YLEO has changed yet another thing about me. It all started with these gentle Lavender makeup remover pads, so easy to make. Then it was Tea Tree toner which made my skin feel great. Of course I had to do a Manuka night cream. Then came the Lavender-Lemon eye serum, Panaway muscle rub, Lemongrass body cream. My favorite perfume with all the right notes which I labeled “Satisfy” and the list goes on and on. Thank you so much for all the DIY ideas the possibilities are endless.

  • Diane Dornberger

    Not exactly a beauty product, but I’ve been making my family deodorant since the day I got my kit in 2013. I knew the dangers of aluminum & harmful products in OTC deodorants and antiperspirant!

    • Diane

      Hi Diane! Does your deodorant work well? Do you have a recipe?

  • DarrenandJan Rowe

    it looked like a mason jar (jam jar)

  • Carole Heidema

    Thank you for the recipe, wondering how long can pads stay in jar. Is there a life span?

    • Hello Carole. It depends on how frequently you use the makeup remover pads, but they should last you the amount of time it takes you to use all the pads. Just use them consistently and be sure to seal the lid after use. Thanks for your questions and let us know how you like them!

  • Bri

    What is a substitute for witch hazel?

    • Hello Bri. We have not tried using anything other than witch hazel for this recipe. However, you can look for a replacement online. I have heard that using vodka can work instead of witch hazel. Hope that helps and let us know what you find and come up with! Thanks!

  • Chelsea Lynn

    I just want to say thank you to the team or person who responds to all the questions on Young Livings DIYs. Wow! I read all the comments to learn new ideas, and info. Through the comments. I see a lot of repeat questions through each thread, and love that Young Living will answer the questions over and over. You guys are great!! Hopefully more people will read through the comments first so you dont have to repeat your self so much. I haven’t had an issue where I needed to contact customer support, but I already know through these posts my issues would be handled with exceptional care. Thank you so much Young Living!

    • Chelsea, that made us feel so appreciated! Thanks for your thoughtful comment. Interacting with people like you inspire us to work that much harder to provide good ideas and content. Have a great day. I know that I will now.

  • your posting is very nice and useful matter. thank u

  • I love this recipe except wondering if you can use vegetable glycerine instead of v6

  • Alice

    Can i use aloe vera instead of witch hazel?

    • Hey Alice! Good question, you could try it, but the witch hazel helps keep the solution mixed together, and aloe vera wouldn’t have quite the same function. Hope that helps!

      • Brandy Franklin

        I replace filtered water with Aloe Vera liquid seems to work very well!

  • Anna L Morey

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

  • Bethany S.

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

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

  • Lourdes

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

  • Jenny

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

  • Patricia

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

    • 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

    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?

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

  • Simone

    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

      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

    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

      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

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

  • Jeanine

    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

      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

    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

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

  • Becky Kingston

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

    • Young Living

      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

    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

      Will you share your recipe, Jamie?

    • Christine

      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

      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

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

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

  • Dawn

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

  • Melissa

    Can’t wait to try this recipe.

  • Frances Harrison

    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

    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

      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

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

    • Sheila

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

    • cathy turman

      there are instructions higher up in the comments….

  • Made these, and LOVE them!

  • Nancy

    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

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

      • Beth Jennings

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

      • 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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