My night time routine has been evolving over the past few months as I transition to cleaner, more natural and as frequently as I can DIY products. This is just the latest in my night time routine – my DIY Cleansing Wipes. They take minutes to make and super inexpensive to make.
Nightly DIY Cleansing Wipes
- 2 Tablespoons cleansing oil (optional)
- 2 Tablespoons fractionated coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon Witch Hazel
- 5 drops grapefruit essential oil*
- 5 drops melaleuca essential oil*
Combine all the ingredients in a 4oz glass jar or bottle, top with filtered water and shake to combine. Soak your cotton pad (cloth or not) in the cleansing solution and wipe. However avoid your eyes. So what about eye makeup? Use fractionated coconut oil or an all natural cleansing oil to first remove your eye makeup and then cleanse your face with one of your DIY wipes.
This cleansing oil really works! It removes all the dirt and residue off my face and leaves it feeling soft. It also helps with any blemishes. The fractionated coconut oil is moisturizing, the witch hazel is toning, the melaleuca essential oil has cleansing and rejuvenating effect on the skin and the grapefruit helps to improve the appearance of blemishes. Due to the use of grapefruit it is advisable to avoid sun exposure for at least 12 hours so this cleanser is best used at night.
What steps are part of your nightly routine? On a night when I am not feeling lazy I use a gel facial cleanser, toner, eye cream and moisturizer. On a lazy night I simple use a few pumps of the above cleanser and wipe my face #lazygirl.
*When I am speaking of essential oils I am ONLY speaking of those CTPG (certified therapeutic grade oils) – specifically doTERRA. Please note that not all essential oils are created equal.