How to: Makeup Remover Lotion

Jul 28, 2020 | Reducing Waste, Tutorial

Makeup can be a plastic intensive product but makeup remover doesn’t have to be. A while ago I posted a how-to for making reusable makeup remover pads. At the same time, I made some makeup remover lotion and said I would report back. I’m reporting back. It is great so I’ll share the recipe here. As always, take care to test that the lotion is suitable for your skin before use.

Makeup Remover Lotion

Equipment and Materials

  • small bottle (I used a repurposed 150mL facial cleanser bottle)
  • small funnel
  • measuring spoons
  • 10mL (1/2 Tbsp) Castile liquid soap
  • 60mL (3 Tbsp) alcohol free witch hazel
  • About 10 drops (~1/2 ml) Tea tree oil
  • 3 drops Vitamin E oil


Pour ingredients into the bottle with the aid of the funnel. Top up with water. Shake well.

To Use

Shake before use. Dampen a reusable makeup remover wipe with the lotion and gently wipe away makeup.


Although these ingredients are all natural, they may not be suitable for your skin. Test the lotion’s suitability first. Family Footprint Project provides this recipe for your information only and takes no responsibility for an adverse reaction. Use at your own risk.

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